ASUU: Nigerians React As FG Doles Out N208b To Varsities, Polytechnics

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Nigerians have commended the federal government over the release of N208billion for the funding of public universities and tertiary institutions in the country.

Concise News had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari announced this on Saturday at the University of Abuja.

According to him, the money is part of the N1.1 trillion the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is asking for to fund the university system.

It will also be administered by the Tertiary Education Fund (TETFUND) and will be given to polytechnics and other public higher institutions of learning.

While reacting to the news, several Nigerians took to Twitter to laud the Buhari government for such effort.

They noted that this will go a long way in repositioning the country’s education.

However, they were others who went comical with their responses as they expressed surprise that ASUU was not planning on going for another industrial action.

Below are some of the reactions to the development:

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Egobiambu Emmanuel is a Mass Communication graduate from the University of Benin. He is a media enthusiast, loves reading and writing, and has a special interest in personal development. Emmanuel is a reporter with Concise News.

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