This is the best news on Asuu 2013 Strike, we are informed that the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has finally reached an agreement to end the 5-months-old strike. You can read the full news below and don’t forget to like us on Facebook as we will inform you the moment the Asuu strike is call off.
Asuu 2013 Strike to be call off as FG, ASUU Reach Agreement Over Strike!
The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities have reached an agreement to end the over five month old strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Asuu.
The lecturer’s association has however said that its members may return to work next week. The Supervising Minister of Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike told journalists at a meeting with the leadership of ASUU, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Universities Commission and five vice- chancellors of universities that all contending issues between the parties have been resolved.
The parties signed a document to seal the agreement which spells great hope that the over five-month old strike may be called off within one week, although the president of ASUU, Professor Nasir Faggae declined to say what was contained in the document.
ASUU’s demands include the upward review of the retirement age for professors from 65 to 70; adequate funding to revitalise the university system; progressive increase of budgetary allocations to the education sector by 26 per cent; transfer of federal government property to universities; setting up of research and development units by companies; payment of earned allowances; and renegotiation of the signed agreement.
The agreement between the two is reached barely 24 hours after the Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe presented a proof of payment of N200 billion into an account with the Central Bank of Nigeria.
So Nigerian University students, it is time to say goodbye to the lingering Asuu Strike and prepare to return to your various schools.
However, i wonder if all the students will be willing to return to school since it is almost x-mas and the christmas break is barely a week or two.
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See you all in School!
The strike began on July 1st 2013 and lasted for over five months before this resolution was reached.