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Low turnout mars ASUU’s town hall meeting

There was a low turn-out at the town hall meeting called by ASUU on Thursday at the Mapo Hall in Ibadan.

Only a few residents,  members  of ASUU, activists and  journalists were at the  forum which was called to senstise people on the on-going strike.

Speaking at the forum, Dr Ademola Aremu, the National Treasurer of the union, said  the  education sector remains critical  to the  nation’s development.

“ I want the Federal Government to move fast to end the 42-day-old  ASUU strike so that the students can return to their studies,” he said.

The unionist  said  ASUU members were at  Mapo Hall  to drum up support from the public on the condition of the  education sector.

Also speaking, Dr Olusegun Ajiboye, ASUU Chairman, University of  Ibadan branch, called on  Nigerians to support the campaign for better funding of  universities.

“Education is the bedrock of the nation’s development through capacity training,” he said.

He called on  government to sustain the dialogue with ASUU with a view to ending the strike. (NAN)


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