The Kulen Allah Cattle Rearer Association of Nigeria (KACRAN) has called on the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to sheath their swords and find an immediate solution to the prolonged strike by the latter in the interest of Nigeria’s development.
The association in a statement signed by its National President, Khalil Bello, said the industrial action which began February this year is no more healthy and is doing no one any good.
Mohammed said: “We members of Kulen Allah Cattle Rearer Association of Nigeria (KACRAN) wish to join many well meaning Nigerians who are persistently calling on the federal government and ASUU to settle their differences and end the ongoing strike.”
He said: “Our clarion call/passionate appeal is based on the following points: We strongly believe that education is the bedrock for nation building and our universities are the pinnacle of learning where people will advance their studies for the country’s economic development.
“The movement of thousands of medical doctors/ health professionals to England and other countries looking for better employment at this time when country is seriously facing the problem of shortage of health workers to the extent of which a doctor is expected to look after 5000 people as published in some of our national dailies is a clear example of what we are talking about.
“It will weaken the federal and state universities and give more strength to private universities.”
He lamented that: “This is happening when government is still approving the creation of many more private universities and higher institutions at the time when most of our state owned universities are lacking professional lecturers to the extent that they heavily relied on visiting lecturers for their accreditation by NUC/survival as higher institutions of learning.”
He also explained that the ongoing strike shall create more stiff competition in our universities during admission of new students as multiple numbers of students now have passed their previous years UTME exams might like to be admitted during a single session.