In order to discuss the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike, the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has scheduled a meeting with the Vice-Chancellors, Pro-Chancellors, and management of Federal Universities.
Chris Maiyaki, the National Universities Commission’s (NUC) deputy executive secretary of administration, announced this in a letter on Tuesday.
The discussion with the honorable Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, would take hosted at the NUC Secretariat in Abuja on September 6, 2023, according to Maiyaki.
According to him, the purpose of the conference is to update the Governing Councils and the administration of the organizations on the decisions and steps the federal government has made regarding the strike, as well as to discuss the present position.
The letter says:
“As the Vice-Chancellors, Pro-Chancellors, and Chairmen of Councils are well aware, university-based unions’ strike action has resulted in the closure of the universities since February 2022.
“You are also aware that the non-teaching unions have suspended their industrial actions with effect from August 24, 2022, while a final resolution is being awaited from ASUU.
“It has become necessary for the Governing Councils and the management of the universities to be briefed on the decisions and actions taken by the Federal Government so far to allow for a well-coordinated review of the situation including building consensus around succeeding actions.
“therefore, I am to invite the Pro-Chancellors & Chairmen of Councils as well as Vice-Chancellors of Federal Universities to a special interactive meeting with the respectableMinister of Education on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.”
According to Six9ja News, ASUU declared its intention to turn the roll-over strike it has been on since February into an indefinite strike.
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