ASUU Strike: Public Universities To Be Reopened Soon as Minister of Education Drops Fresh Update [Find Out]

 


As the industrial action embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) since February 14 clocked over 200 days, the Federal Government, on Wednesday, September 7, revealed that some actions, which would lead to the public universities getting reopened have not been agreed upon by the two parties. 

The minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this when he featured on Channels TV last night, said one of the bones of contention was the issue of the proposed payment platform, which is yet to be approved.

He, however, noted that the decision to approve is left with President Muhammadu Buhari once the technical committee on the payment platform concludes their report. 

The minister of education said that the federal government has done its best to end the lingering strike action by ASUU Adamu Adamu added that the government has met the demands of the union according to its capacity which ASUU rejected As it stands, the government is not sure when the affected Nigerian students will return back to the classroom. The industrial action embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) since February 14 clocked over 200 days, the Federal Government, on Wednesday, September 7, revealed that some actions, which would lead to the public universities getting reopened have not been agreed upon by the two parties. 

The minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this when he featured on Channels TV last night, said one of the bones of contention was the issue of the proposed payment platform, which is yet to be approved, “We’ve tabled our best offer, Nigerians can’t blame us”, says education minister The federal government is not sure of school reopening as the ASUU strike lingers after 200 days. 

He, however, noted that the decision to approve is left with President Muhammadu Buhari once the technical committee on the payment platform concludes their report. He said:  

“The President is actually waiting for the report of the technical committee on the three payment platforms. "I have seen one of the reports but I have not seen the final one. From what I have seen, the U3PS, is probably the best followed by UTAS and IPPIS.” FG uncertain of school reopening The minister added that the federal government has tried its best in ensuring that does not last longer than this. While noting that the government had made an offer to the varsity teachers, he said. 

“The agreement we reached or the position that I offered of government that I offered to is something government can pay if they say they will agree".

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