A new national president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has been appointed, DAILY GIST has confirmed.
Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke has emerged as the new president of the Union.
It was gathered that a Professor of Soil Science at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, was equally appointed as the immediate National Vice President of the union.
Addressing Journalists on Sunday, The new ASUU president said; “We do things collectively in ASUU, so, it is not a one-man show, but Nigerians can be rest assured that we will not stop our agitation for a better funding of the sector and a better and more humane treatment of our members.
“The sector is in bad shape. It is not attracting foreign students and foreign lecturers like we used to have in those days. Now, Nigerians are sending their children to schools in Ghana and Republic of Benin. Why should that be?
“In the 1970s to the 1980s, we had a number of foreign students and lecturers on our campuses, but now the reverse is the case. If we really want to match up with other nations who are making progress, we must give priority attention to education. No nation can develop more than its level of education.
“The struggles are continuing and we are not going to relent until our expectations are met. It is all for the development and greatness of our dear country, “he said.