Senator Oluremi Tinubu on Tuesday called for declaration of a state of emergency in Nigeria’s education sector.
The lawmaker spoke in Lagos while reacting to the indefinite strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) nationwide.
“We have to declare a state of emergency on education in this country”, Tinubu told newsmen at the 12th Annual Research Conference and Fair organised by the University of Lagos.
“This is what we have been going through, even during the budget process.There are lots of shortfalls in our universities.
“Even when I visit universities, when I look at their laboratories and a lot of other teaching materials, they are nothing to be cheerful about”, she added.
She urged the Federal Government to look into the agitation of the union seriously and proffer a workable solution.
“I also want to plead with ASUU to show understanding with the government, and consider the young people,” she added.