In response to the crippling of the nation's
tertiary institutions as a result of the ongoing
strike action by the Academic Staff Union of
Universities ,ASUU, the Federal Government
on Monday, met with Vice Chancellors of all
public universities, with a plea to the lecturers
to go back to classrooms while continuing
ASUU is asking the Federal Government to
honour the 2009 agreement both parties
reached. One major component is the
Academic Earned Allowance,AEA.
Yesterday meeting held at the headquarters
of the National Universities Commission,NUC,
in Abuja, was chaired by the Minister of
Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Rufa'i.
DailyPost gathered that most of the Vice
Chancellors were in attendance.
Speaking, Rufa'i appealed to the striking
lecturers to call off the strike and resume
The Minister, who disclosed that she will lead
a delegation from the ministry to meet with
members of the Senate and House of
Representatives Committees on Education,
urged ASUU officials to be present.
The meeting was scheduled for Monday
"We would be meeting with the Senate and
House of Representatives Committees on
Education and our colleagues would be there
and after that encounter, we would take
decisions, she said.
"I believe that after tomorrow, you will know
the relationship between government and
ASUU. But the good thing is that we always
plead that they go back to classes."