As preparations for the reopening of tertiary institutions is ongoing, the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) has called on both federal and state governments to properly secure colleges in the country.
COEASU President, Nuhu Ogirima lamented unsafe conditions of most of the colleges of education, which he said has made them vulnerable to attacks. He said the union had consistently reminded the government to do the needful to review the 2006 outsource policy to cater for the security needs of the colleges.
Ogitrima called on the National Assembly to review the Establishment Act of Federal Colleges of Education, noting that the institutions were being run on obsolete laws.
According to him, “The refusal of the Federal Government to provide funds to adequately remunerate the outsourced security staff and others on sundry jobs, and the inability of the colleges to afford the high cost of sourcing and funding good security outfits has made colleges of education much more vulnerable to attack.”