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Nigeria: ASUU to Consolidate On 2013 Gains, Says Fagge

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Nasir Fagge, said the union will pursue a significant increase in budgetary allocation to the education sector in 2014 to achieve UNESCO's 26 per cent recommendation.

This was contained in a statement signed by Mr. Fagge on Thursday in Abuja.

The ASUU president said that the union would also follow-up on its agreement with the government concerning the welfare of lecturers to ensure implementation and industrial harmony.

Mr. Fagge said the union would consolidate on the gains of its 2013 struggles in 2014. He said that 2013 was a year of struggle to salvage the Nigerian education system from the "jugular grip of Bretton-Woods Institutions".

He said the union will convene a National Summit on Education to X-ray the problems of the sector and proffer solutions.

"There will be a general improvement in the quality and access to education at all levels for the Nigerian citizens.

"2014 is the year in which, if we all do our bit as required, a foundation to genuine national development will be laid through the production of quality manpower at all levels for our dear country," he said.

(NAN)

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