The Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (NASU) wants the federal government to put machinery in place to check and maintain standards in the universities.
According to the Leadership Newspaper, Mr. Chris Ani, the union’s president, made this known while speaking at their National Executive Council (NEC) meeting. He expressed concern about how the National Universities Commission issues licenses to individuals to establish universities.
“We hope that these licenses are being issued out of genuine concern that existing universities are not adequate for the number of seeking university education and not politically motivated.
“We also hope that appropriate machinery has been put in place for the regulation of these universities in order to maintain standards.
“We also call on the government to ensure that private universities operate in accordance with the constitution of the country and other extant labor laws that guarantee Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining,” he said.