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The Nobel Laurate Prof Wole Soyinka has called for the closure of Nigerian universities for one year.
He said that within that period the university lecturers, parents and critical stakeholders should fashion out ways of funding them and ending the incessant strikes by university workers.
Soyinka canvassed these views today in an interview published by a national newspaper.
He lamented the ongoing strike by ASUU, saying that the current negotiation between the Federal Government and ASUU might not achieve anything.
The famous wordsmith said it was high time all stakeholders agreed on what university autonomy should be.
Said Soyinka:’I proposed that universities close yourself down, come together for a massive congregation. Close yourself down for a year and have a congregation made up of faculty, student representatives, workers and others in which we define what we understand by university. We define our vision of what university should be given the present circumstances.’


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