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University education is not for employment – ASUU Chairman

Mr Dele Ashiru, Chairman of the Univeristy of Lagos, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)  has  revealed that university  university education is not tailored for employability, maintaining that graduates from the institutions are supposed to be employers of labour.

“There is a fundamental assumption that is wrong: university education is not for employability. That one is basic,” he said during the show. “If you have a good university education, you should be an employer of labour.”

The Chairman revealed this during a television show, sunrise daily on Channels TV

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According to him, access to university education is not for everybody, explaining that in developed nations; only a few people get to that level.

“If you look at systems all over the world, only a certain percentage of citizens in the country should be able to go to a university. The rest should go to what they call a polytechnic, a monotechnic, a technical college etc. such that by the time they finish from those institutions of learning, as it was in Nigeria in the past, they can move into the industry as artisans and all that,” the lecturer said.

For the ASUU UNILAG leader, the love for university education in the country is unnecessary; a situation he said does not bode well for Nigeria.

“And that’s why the pressure is on university education. Check any developed country in the world,” Mr Ashiru explained.  “Those who populate their universities are not from their citizens.”

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