The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has urged the President to probe the funding of the education sector at all levels, stating that corruption, misappropriation and embezzlement of funds have been the major issue militating against the growth of the sector.
Speaking at an event organized by the Nekede Polytechnic Chapter of ASUP in Owerri, Imo State Capital, the National President of the Union, Comrade Chibuzor Asomuga, said the union totally supports the present crusade of federal government’s war against corruption.
Comrade Asomuga urged President Buhari to pay more attention to the education sector.
He added that the government needs to do a reappraisal of funding of institutions at every level and track how the funds have been utilized.
Also speaking on the agreement between ASUP and the Federal Government, Mr Asomuga said the former administration failed in achieving any of their agreement, after many promises that made them call off the over 12 months strike in all the polytechnics last year.
He however urged the present government of President Buhari to be more sensitive to the agitations and plights of the union.
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