ASUSS urges FG to tackle insecurity

The Academic Staff Union Of Secondary Schools (ASUSS), Lagos chapter, has urged the Federal Government to collaborate with state and local governments to tackle insecurity in the country.

Chairman, ASUSS, Lagos chapter, Mr. Kazeem Labaika, said most teachers have lost their lives and jobs due to killings and kidnappings, stressing that 20 million children are out-of-school because of security challenges facing the country.

Labaika, who noted that the transformation of education begins with teachers, said they should be supported to make quality public education a reality for Nigerians.

He also called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to change its tactics and re-strategise for future dealings with government.
The union leader said ASUU can mobilise stakeholders to occupy the National Assembly as budget proceedings are ongoing, adding that if the Senate and House of Representatives proceedings are disrupted, they will take it upon themselves to intervene in the crisis between the union and the government.

Labaika also urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to recognise ASUSS, saying things have to be done urgently to give recognition to the union.

Chairman, Basic Education Staff Union, Lagos State chapter, Oluwasegun Faribido, said transforming education means making changes necessary to ensure that it meets its mission for the future, which includes expanding access for people to take advantage of learning.
He added that it is possible for people with an internet connection to watch lectures anywhere, participate in interactive exercises, and collaborate with others worldwide in team assignments due to the growth of Massive, Open Online Courses (MOOC) and Open Educational Resources (OER), which have expanded access to learning.

Faribido stated that the union is a partner in progress with the state government to ensure that educational policies of unity, love and industrial harmony are achieved.

Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Joseph Osikomaiya, noted that teachers in recent times suffer humiliation due to a low-class style of living among other fields and interference of government policies.

SOURCE: GUARDIAN

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