Aisha Buhari proposal for the establishment of Muhammadu Buhari University was criticized by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday.
Making this known in Yola, Adamawa state during a town hall meeting. Aisha said the university would be in partnership with partners from Qatar and Sudan, although not revealing where the varsity will be sited and when it will commence.
In reaction, ASUU said that the declaration sadly reminds us of continual reduction of budgets allocated to the education sector since 2015 by the president.
ASUU Chairman was quoted by Daily Trust, University of Ibadan chapter, as calling the proposed university a joke.
Omole said: “When I heard about the proposed private university to be named after Mr President, I just looked at it as a joke taken too far.
“If we have a president in a country that has simply refused to fund public education and all we get from the first family is to establish a private university in collaboration with some foreigners, it is a disaster for this country and for a sitting president.
“The implication is that Nigerians should know that this leadership does not believe in public funded education”.