An OPEN LETTER TO :
DR. CHRIS NGIGE (MINISTER of LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT, Federal republic of Nigeria)
Comr. ALADEDAHUNSI TEMITOPE EMMANUEL (TEMMYTEE), 400L Business Administration & Mgt, EKSU Ado Ekiti
COVID 19, an Hurdle but WE (NIGERIA STUDENTS) HOPE FOR A BETTER EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
With a high sense of Respect, honor and chivalry and on behalf of over 600,000 students of the federal republic of Nigeria, I (ALADEDAHUNSI TEMITOPE EMMANUEL) hereby wishes to express our appreciation to you sir in respect to your immense contribution and commitment towards discharging your duty as the Minister of Labour and employment, on that note we say Thank you sir
Your amiable self sir the former Governor of Anambra State, who was appointed as the Minister for Labour on the 11th, November 2015, met a crumbling and struggling Educational system in the country, which I believe and recall that you vehemently promised to revive it over the years. However your unrelenting effort towards fulfilling your promises have been sighted and spotted, although not enough but commendable, once again, we say THANK YOU
Before the outbreak of of covid 19, from the year 2000 down to 2015 when you assumed office the Academic staff union of universities ( ASUU) have gone on different types of strike on yearly basis, which we hope would stop on your appointment to head the ministry but it is disappointing and dissatisfying that our expectations haven’t been met, when then will we enjoy the dividend of democracy in the aspect and area of education in the federal republic of Nigeria.
Listing the top 10 countries in Africa with the best educational system, it’s so surprising, insulting, shameful, appalling, hideous and terrifying that NIGERIA, the giant of Africa isn’t on the list, When then do we have the educational system we hoped for?
Satisfying and serving as a government spokesmen and intermediary between staff union and the government can be very tasking and painstaking but we believe that prior audience, proper forecasting and timely adherent to these unions will save we the students from wasting precious time and years.
Over the years Nigeria educational systems I believe should have surpassed the stage of all forms of threats it experience on yearly basis, considering the level of urge and interest our youths have for education and the passion the staffs have in discharging their duties, but the unreadiness on the side of the government have engineered a lot of issues and unwanted breach in high academic voltage sir
DR CHRIS NGIGE sir, before the total shut down of the country as a result of the global spread of Corona virus, the ears of the students have not been deaf to the instability of agreements between the federal government and ASUU, which we hope it would be resolved considering your hard work and commitment but unfortunately the national Lockdown aggravated it as the meetings were suspended until recently.
Covid 19 had come as an Hurdle, Yes, but I believe the space of a month should be enough to settle scores, reach agreement and strike a balance between the union and the Government or we the students will conclude on our part that the government had always paid no attention to us and our future, how then do we become the leaders of tomorrow?.
Education is right and not a privilege so it benefits shouldn’t be traded for whatsoever thing at all
Honorable minister for Labour, with a great sense of expectation, and a high level of trust we hope that your reputable office build and strengthen the trust that the students have in you by putting all effort in place and making sure NIGERIA STUDENTS RESUME IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TOTAL LOCKDOWN IS Lifted and if possible, no break in academic flow or any form of industrial action should be welcomed till a space of another 10year because by so doing, our calendars would be swiftly covered, our activities will be fast making Nigeria educational system gradually regaining it lost glory
We would also appreciate if your honorable office can be used in conjunction with the office of Mr ADAMU ADAMU( the Minister for education) to battle and look into pending issues and setbacks Nigeria students witness in the education system
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU
Comr. ALADEDAHUNSI TEMITOPE EMMANUEL (TEMMYTEE), 400L Business Administration & Mgt, EKSU Ado Ekiti, GCFR EGBE OMOLUABI, former EKSU SUG WELFARE DIR., EKSU SUG PRESIDENT hopefully
¶ federal government of Nigeria
¶ Minister of Labour and employment
¶ Ministry of Labour and employment
¶ National house of assembly
¶ Nigeria Governors forum
¶ Commissioners for education
¶ NAUS ¶ _NAPS
other federal, student, and educational agencies