The meeting between university lecturers and the Federal Government concerning the on-going strike that held on Monday is rescheduled to hold on Thursday as contending issues were not resolved.
Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, lecturers, government delegates led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, met on Monday, in Abuja.
Premium Times reports:
The lecturers demand full implementation of a 2009 agreement and a 2011 memorandum of understanding they had with the government on various issues ranging from university autonomy, to funding, and lecturers’ remuneration. The government has said it wants a renegotiation of some parts of the 2009 agreement.
Mr. Fagge said the government also presented its position on the implementation of the agreement adding that “the next meeting would be on Thursday still on the implementation of the agreement.”
ASUU has been on an indefinite strike since July 1 with hundreds of thousands of university students forced to stay away from classes.The President of ASUU, Nasir Fagge, told PREMIUM TIMES that Monday’s meeting held and the union was there to make its presentation after it had discussed with its principals.