As the on going industrial action embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) enters its second week, the federal government has summoned the vice-chancellors of all public universities in Nigeria to discuss issues that caused the strike.
Prof. Ruqqayatu Rufa’i, the Minister of Education, met with the VCs at the National Universities Commission (NUC), Abuja, Monday where she pleaded with the striking union to return to work, while negotiations continue.
This is as she disclosed that the Education ministry, along side ASUU National Executive Council members would meet with the Senate and House Committee on Education Tuesday.
“I believe after that meeting tomorrow, you will know the relationship between government and ASUU. But the good thing is that we always plead that let them go back to the classes. The best way is to go back to the classes, let our students be in school and of course we continue to discuss. In any case we are meeting tomorrow,” the minister said.