The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, on Sunday decried the recruitment system in the nation’s universities, regretting that many people who not qualified to teach had found their way into the system.
Ogunyemi stated this at a Forum in Abuja.
“Some lecturers have no business in the classrooms, but they found their way in due to political interference.
“You find that some lecturers probably have no business being in the universities but you know politics has done so much damage to us that sometimes merit is sacrificed on the altar of mediocrity and political connections.
“We hope that we shall restore the credibility of the system as we have been trying to argue over the years. A key step to achieving that is for the government to create an enabling environment for us to go back to the renegotiation table.