University Education Is Not For Employment – Dele Ashiru

Dele Ashiru

In a bid to calm the pressure of citizens to acquire higher education, the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Lagos State (UNILAG) chapter, Dele Ashiru in an interview on Channels Television stated that university education shouldn’t be for employment.

Ashiru maintained that graduates are supposed to be employers of labour.

Ashiru further said that access to university education is not for everybody as he explained that in advance nations; only a few people get to that level.

“There is a fundamental assumption that is wrong: university education is not for employability. That one is basic.

“If you have a good university education, you should be an employer of labour.

“If you look at systems all over the world, only a certain percentage of citizens in the country should be able to go to a university. The rest should go to what they call a polytechnic, a monotechnic, a technical college etc. such that by the time they finish from those institutions of learning, as it was in Nigeria in the past, they can move into the industry as artisans and all that.”

“The pressure is on university education. Check any developed country in the world, those who populate their universities are not their citizens.”


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