TRADE Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, weekend warned that Nigeria’s educational system was facing imminent collapse and called on the three tiers of governments to urgently address problems confronting the sector before it became too late.

Speaking at a national summit/dialogue on Education, Good Governance and National Unity organised by the Unity Schools Old Students’ Association, USOSA, in Abuja, TUC chairman, Bobboi Kaigama, said: As I speak to you today, the educational system in Nigeria from primary to secondary and to tertiary levels has virtually collapsed and left at the whims of private entrepreneurs.

“You are also aware that the Federal Government has been reluctant to implement the agreement reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, since 2009 to improve facilities in the Ivory Towers leading to the current strike by university teachers which has lingered on for more than four months.”