The Save-Public-Education-Campaign, a pro-education advocacy group, Monday, warned the federal government against adopting any measure capable of putting the nation’s university education into jeopardy.
This followed the stance of the federal government that university lecturers who recently called off their eight months old strike would only be paid for the days they worked.
The group, in a release, urged the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) to intervene and bring to an end the mistreatment being meted to lecturers and workers of federal universities.
The group, in a statement by Comrade Vivien Bello and Comrade Dimeji Bankole, convener and co-convener respectively, stated that the half-salary payment was an act of intimidation upon members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
It read in part, “NLC and TUC should draw on every available capacity within its ambit to protect the nation’s university workers from these acts of intimidation and indignity by government as Nigerian lecturers and indeed public education are clearly becoming endangered particularly under this administration.”
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