The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) University of Lagos chapter, Dr Laja Odukoya has said President Muhammadu Buhari showed his hatred for education in the 2017 budget.
The education sector has been allocated N398.01billion in the recurrent expenditure of the 2017 budget.
According to Odukoya, the allocation indicated that the present administration was not ready to resolve the crisis in the sector.
He said the government was in deficit to the tune of N800 billion to universities for NEED assessment revitalization funds.
He said, “Clearly this government has a pathological hatred for knowledge and education. What other evidence do we need to confirm that the government is not willing, ready nor capable of resolving the crisis in the education sector.
‘’A government in deficit to the tune of N800 billion to universities for NEED assessment revitalization funds and over N60 billion as Earned Academic Allowances to lecturers budgeting a N398.01 b for the whole education sector should not be taken serious. I am afraid, there is crisis ahead.’’