ASUU president, Osodeke under fire for calling universities ‘quacks’


The Kwara State University (KWASU) on Friday said the institution is founded on the vision of advancing the frontiers of knowledge for the good of society and not a quack university.

The KWASU Director, University Relations, Dr Saeedat Aliyu, disclosed this in a statement in Ilorin.

Aliyu was reacting to statements accredited to Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), in his recent media outing on the ongoing strike by the association.

Osodeke branded KWASU, among some other State-owned institutions in Nigeria, as “quacks” and “irrelevant” for refusing to join the industrial action.

Aliyu said, “KWASU Management considers these statements as undeserving of an academic of Prof. Osodeke’s purported status.

“One who should know better than to denigrate institutions of higher learning for one reason that is unrelated to any factor used to measure the standard of institutions anywhere in the world.

“His statements are tantamount to bullying, they are reckless, uncalled for and a denigration of the status he occupies as national head of the union of academic staff in Nigeria.”

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