The federal government has been advised to send its delegation to Delta State to study the education system in order to avoid strikes.

According to the governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, it was necessary for federal authorities to apply the Delta State Government formula, even to end the ongoing strike of teachers at national universities.

Lecturers under the auspices of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have been on strike for over half a year.

However, the four state universities in Delta did not strike.

Speaking to reporters in Asaba through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olise Ifeajika,
Okowa sympathized with students at federal universities for the protracted strike.

He insisted that academic sessions in the state’s four universities have not been disrupted due to industrial action, and insisted that the students graduate by the agreed time.

The governor praised the speed with which the federal government followed up on its earlier advice to take local content into account when monitoring oil installations with the award of a monitoring contract to government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, adding that the federal government should similarly apply wisdom when dealing with the education sector to resolve the crisis in the country’s university system.

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Mr Ifeajika stated: “Our governor has told the FG that in Delta, which has four state universities, our students go to school. They should come and see what we’re doing in Delta to get our teachers out of the strike.

“We ask them to apply the speed in the supervision contract, by coming to Delta to see the industrial harmony in our universities.

“We thank the DPO for following our governor’s advice by awarding the oil surveillance contract to one of our sons, government Ekpemupolo. But they have to move on to the education sector,” he said.

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