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Raise funds for education – ASUU to FG

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T he Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency in the education sector and raise funds to tackle the rot, just as it did to contain the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

The National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said the effect of poor funding of education became glaring when COVID-19 broke out in the country, adding that most of the nation’s teaching hospitals did not have ventilators to help keep patients alive.

Ogunyemi noted that China, where the disease broke out, was able to quickly tackle the scourge by resorting to public tertiary teaching hospitals because they were well funded by the state.

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