The Buhari-led federal government will be meeting with the Vice Chancellors, Pro Chancellors and managements of tertiary institutions in order to facilitate the suspension of the ongoing strike action started by the Academic Staff Union of Universitites (ASUU).
The meeting which was convened through NUC is expected to take place on the 6th September at the NUC Secretariat, Abuja.
In a letter addressed by the deputy Executive Secretary, Administration of the NUC, Chris Maiyaki, to them. He said:
“As the Pro-Chancellors and Chairmen of Councils and the Vice-Chancellors are quite aware the industrial action by university-based unions has led to the closure of the institutions 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 decision is being awaited from ASUU.
“It has become necessary for the Governing Councils and the managements of the universities to be briefed on the decisions and actions taken by the Federal Government so far to allow a for a well-coordinated review of the situation including building consensus around succeeding actions.
“Consequently, 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 Honourable Minister of Education on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.”
Journalists report that ASUU had on Monday, August 29, 2022 declared an indefinite strike following a six month roll-over strike.