The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT has advised federal government to halt the ongoing privatisation and commercialisation of education in the country, noting that the development was not healthy for the nation’s educational sector.
It also urged governments at all levels to make better investment in education in order to make public schools lucrative, regretting that private schools may cause loss of some educational values.
NUT National President, Audu Titus Amba made the called in Port Harcourt, Rivers state at a one-day workshop on privatisation and commercialisation of education.
He noted that there was need for the government to end the era of private schools, adding that education has been turned into commodity only for profit-making.
In his speech, African Director of Education International, African Regional Office, Ghana, Dennis Sinyolo, said public schools are sustainable because they cater for the needs of everybody irrespective of gender, social class of ethnicity. He stressed that in many countries public schools are free, adding that private school are there for profit-making from parents and Communities.