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    Breaking: I failed as minister of Education- Adamu

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    • Resign now, your unfit, says ASUU, ASUP, SSANU

    By Obinna Nwachukwu

    Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, on Thursday, admitted that he failed as a Minister, as he could not solve several challenges he ought to have solved despite being the longest serving minister of education.

    The Minister stated that from out-of-school children which has increased during his time in office to challenges of ASUU and other challenges bedeviling the tertiary education system, he could not provide the needed solution.

    The Minister who spoke at the 66th National Council on Education (NCE) in Abuja, on Thursday, also accused the states ministries of education of adding to the factors that aided his failure as a  Minister

    Adamu urged the next leadership of the country to ensure that the Federal Ministry of Education has three ministers, instead of two.

    Adamu also called for the establishment of two Ministries of education-ministry of basic education and ministry of higher education.

    He similarly, called for the establishment of Federal Ministry of Skill and Entrepreneurship to address the challenges facing the youths.

    Reacting to Adamu statement, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Academic Sraff Union of Polytechnics ( ASUP) as well as the Senior staff union of Universities ( SSANU) both called for his immediate resignation from office describing his tenure as a disaster to the ministry of Education

    According to them the statement attributed to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, confirmed he was a misfit to handle such sensitive position.

    Former ASUU National Treasurer, Prof. Ademola Aremu, said the people ruling the country are misfit and that is why they can’t find solutions to ordinary problems confronting the country.

    “His admittance that ASUU’s prolonged strike is a major part of his failure indicate the union was right in its struggle to better public universities.”

    In his reaction, the National President, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Anderson Ezeibe, said Adam’s claimed that he failed as minister of education is based on his assessment.

    Ezeibe said: “He knows the target he set for himself.The choice is left for him to resign. There can be improvement within the shortest time left of him in the office.

    “He still has the chance to redeem the situation before the end of this administration.His admittance of failure is purely based on his self assessment.

    In his own reaction, chairman, Senior Stuff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Prince Oriwaye Adefolalu, said the education minister admittance of failure is a self condemnation hence, he should be sacked.

    “I doubt if the minister knew the gravity of his statement. His failure in doing the needful as a Minister of Education has sent hundreds of innocent souls to their early graves. Sad to write that his offence is more than the offense of coup d’etat.

    “Those that are calling on him to resign his appointment as a minister are just unnecessarily lenient to his course, sacking is much appropriate” he said

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