ASUU Strike Continues As Lecturers’ Meeting With Government Officials End In Deadlock

The meeting between striking university lecturers, under the auspices of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and the Federal Government (FG) ended in a deadlock on Monday, as both parties failed to reach a compromise.

At the meeting, which held at the National Assembly complex, on the instance of the Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Mr. Uche Chukwumerije, the union was urged to reduce its demands and call off the strike action.

ASUU President, Dr. Nasir Fagge, who led the team of the university teachers, insisted that, the FG should embark on a 100 percent implementation of the nine point agreement reached in 2009, before the strike can be called off. He further added that only two of the nine point agreement had been met.

However, Chukwumerije advised both the FG and ASUU to shift grounds and create room for friendly resolution of the crisis in the overall interests of students and the nation.


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