ASUU + FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAGA (A change is needed) A Letter from Badiru Kehinde to the Fed. Govt. & the Ministry of Education

Article Topic: ASUU + FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAGA (A change is needed)


It is very tragic that there is a downtool in the higher educational system of Nigeria due to the federal government’s inability to fulfill the 2009 agreement it had with the Academic staff union of universities(ASUU).The union embarked on a nationwide strike on July 2nd due to the federal government’s defiance to honour the agreement it entered with the union in 2009.

Lecturers and teachers unarguably are supposed to be honoured negating the
controversial statement that goes thus;’The reward of teachers are in heaven”.It is so absurd that the intellectual icons,that is,the academics who necessitate the continuity of the chain of knowledge earn lesser when compared to the mere sit tight patriotic rebels who call themselves senators who earn over #106,000,000 as emolument every month,not to mention but a few,the other allowances attached.Education is supposed
to be given much priority but here in this nation called Nigeria,it is not spoken well of.I wonder if it is all about 2015 elections
as every electoral candidate are printing and pasting posters all over the places handbills,as well as causing fractions and factions in the assembly while the
educaional system is in a detriment.The federal government is sleeping,the ministry of education is busy playing dice while university undergraduates are at home redundant with our ladies turning into sex hawkers all over the street just as a means of livelyhood and the guys indulging in all sorts of illicit acts.         
Based on research findings,I found out that in Poland,there is free education from primary to the doctorate level,however,in Nigeria,it is not.Studets pay their fees with their parents hard earned money and some others with their own personal profits,but still yet,they cannot get value for what they are paying for.It’s a thing of shame,a big oneindeed when a four years university course spans up to a period of seven to eight years due to a ‘culture’ called ASUU strike.Hovever,after NYSC,fresh graduates strole about the streets,sleeping for days at the gate of industries all in the name of getting a job,some companies still require four years to eight years experience in their advert for job qualification and specification.Just this one question I ask you the employer;’where do you want them to get the experience from? Is it from their primary or secondary education’.Nigeria is so blessed with resources that even our animals are supposed to wear gold Rolex necklaces but here we find a family of seven being dealt with by hunger,but it is tagged ‘fasting’.We find the children of thefederal government officals studying abroad,exporting the people’s taxes through capital flight while our own universities are being locked up for months due to strike action.The federal government cannot pay the Union’s debt but they can sponsor their summer trip abroad…A tragedy indeed this is.

     To this end,as George Bernard Shaw said thus;”Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their
minds cannot change anything…This one statement the federal government must reflect upon before the nation’s educational system finally gets submerged in a mire of utmost extinction.We cannot sit down and watch things go wrong,a change is needed,we want a better education.

‘A Letter from Badiru Kehinde to the federal government and the Ministry of Education.

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Written:2nd Sept,2013.


  1. wisdom · October 23, 2013

    Nice one.

    • Iam_BadiruKehinde · October 23, 2013

      Thanks sir…I really.appreciate

  2. Atoyebi Oluwafemi Akinlawon · September 9, 2013

    Amen oo. Dear bro! I went to a national convention oratory competition of the baptist student fellowship and represent uniosun. Thanks 2 God i came 8th. But i meet young Nigerians who are more sweeter than word can describe. And i belive the council of young potential Nigerians will pose a very great wind of revolution if we collaborate and just shear and publicise the strong will of change tru our potential both orally and writen. So i will be linking you up with them one after the other on facebook… From different university across Nigeria. Thanks. Everlasting ink of our pen in the mind of posterity. Kudos! Am proud to meet you my co ambitious penner!

    • iambadirukehinde · September 20, 2013

      Proud to meet you sir…God bless our ink

  3. Atoyebi Oluwafemi Akinlawon · September 7, 2013

    Co penner pls help me on this web page too cus i need 1. I shall send you ur course outline 2day. Am sorry 4 delay av been very busy ni ooo.

    • iambadirukehinde · September 8, 2013

      Ee ya…no problem about that…Wud put u tru wen next we have a chat
      ..tnks for ur view,comment and review…more ink to our pen

  4. Atoyebi Oluwafemi Akinlawon · September 7, 2013

    The change is the product of our heart in sacrifice and labour. Let the orators speak 2 wake sleeping hears, let the writers write 2 open closed eyes and heart, let the student study in mind of change and nt following the selfish dreams which are inimical 2 the freedom of our power and strenght in progress. Spirit of (we) is wat can do it. Remember spirit of Nationalism result into our independence which the uncurb and irrational fellow have being denying us. Thnks.

  5. Okwumezie Oluchi · September 4, 2013

    Gud write up,nice article,but who will bring that change? Is it the FG,ASUU or the students?This is another topic to discuss

    • iambadirukehinde · September 4, 2013

      Mmmmm….u’v really spoken wel oluchi…A change is just dat tin dat one person cannot achieve needs concesus…tnks for ur comment,wel apreciated

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