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Jonathan urges end to varsity teachers’ strike

By Tony Edike

ENUGU—ACTING   President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed concern over the intermittent disruption of academic activities in the nation’s tertiary institutions through worker’s strikes and other forms of unrest,  saying that the development had continued to rob the country of the chance of achieving its objectives in the education sector as well as the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs.

The Acting President spoke through the Minister of Education, Dr Sam Egwu at the Convocation of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO, last weekend during which Governor Sullivan Chime, National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Vincent Ogbulafor and three other  Nigerians were awarded Honourary Doctorate Degrees for their efforts at bringing about rapid development in their areas of operation.

He disclosed that the Federal Government had started implementing measures to ensure lasting peace and ensure sustainability of the nation’s tertiary institutions. He urged all the industrial unions in the sector to make complimentary efforts towards that end.


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