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CPC Flays FG Over Varsity Strike

Congress for Progressive Change has accused the Federal Government of lacking “needed direction and patriotism” to bring about dramatic change in the country’s educational sector.

The CPC also wondered why the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, which voted N4bn for the First Lady’s pet-project and increased budget for Vice President’s new home from N9bn to N16bn, could not give in to the lecturers’ demand of increase in salaries.

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics are currently on strike as a result of the refusal of the Federal Government to honour agreements reached with their unions on improving their conditions of service.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Rotimi Fashakin, on Sunday, the party said it was “horrified by the ongoing strike”.

It added that the demand by the ASUU “should be a no-brainer for any administration that seeks to radically improve the national educational standard. But we have seen that, over the years, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party has shown a consistency in exacerbating the falling standard of education in the country.”

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