By Oludamisi Ojo
For his failure to settle the protracted impasse between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU),the National Association of Nigerian Students(NANS), has called for the immediate sack of the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
The students’ body said the Minister has failed to resolve the current strike embarked on by ASUU within the two weeks ultimatum issued by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The NANS National President, Sunday Asefon, in a statement, on Wednesday, said Adamu’s inability to resolve the issue has demonstrated his incompetence to handle such a sensitive Ministry.
He lamented that ASUU had gone on strike for a cummulative period of 18 months within the seven years Adamu has been in the Ministry.
According to him, the country can’t afford to entrust the Education Ministry in the hands of those he described as lacking the capacity to manage the affairs of the ministry
“It is therefore abundantly clear that the Minister of Education lacks the capacity required to manage such an important ministry as the Ministry of Education. .
“He has shown over the years his lack of capacity, know-how, and adequate understanding of the complexity of educational management. This development calls to question his qualification to be appointed as minister of education in the first place.
“Since he became minister ASUU has gone on strike for almost 18 months cumulatively and the entire educational structure of our tertiary education system is in total shamble under his watch.
“It is therefore imperative to call on the President to immediately relieve him of his duty in the ministry and bring in a more competent hand, educated, experienced, physically fit, and willing enough to begin the process of salvaging the debris of the collapse of education system in Nigeria with the hope of rebuilding it.
Asefon urged the nation and well-meaning Nigerians must prevail on the government to sack the Minister for optimal performance of the vital ministry.