Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has advised the Federal Government to send its delegation to the state to understudy its education system so as to avoid strikes.
The Governor who spoke through his Chief Press secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba stressed the need for federal authorities to apply the Delta State Government formula to end the lingering strike by lecturers in the nation’s universities.
Dr Okowa who sympathised with students of federal universities for the prolonged strike maintained that academic sessions have not been disrupted in the state’s four universities on account of industrial action, insisting that the students graduate as when due.
He commended the speed with which the Federal government acted on his earlier advice to reflect local contents in the policing of oil facilities with the award of a surveillance contract to Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo adding that in the same way, the federal government should apply wisdom in handling the education sector in order to resolve the crisis in the nation’s university system.
Lecturers in public universities in Nigeria under the umbrella of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have been on strike for over six months, whereas their colleagues in the four state-owned universities in Delta are not on strike.