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ASUU Strike Latest: Federal Government to meet with Asuu today, 26th July, 2013

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We recently published a post that the Minister of Education, Mr. Fagge in an interview on tuesday said they are still waiting for the Federal Government to arrange for another meeting, to determine if the Academic Staff Union of Universities (Asuu) Strike will be called of or not. Well, the good news just reaching desk is that the F.G has call for another meeting today 26th July, 2013 and we will let all the Students to know the outcome of the meeting.

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Read below how ngtrend is reporting it…

The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will meet today on the ongoing strike embarked upon by university lecturers over the non- implementation of the 2009 FG/ASUU agreement. This came against the backdrop of Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu’s denial of a newspaper report that the Federal Government agreement with ASUU could not work. The minister said he never made such a statement and that he only appealed to the union to return to the classrooms while negotiations continued. Last week, the two opposing sides had met with the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee on Education to find a solution to the crisis, so students could go back to school, but the meeting ended in deadlock and the two groups were told to go back and review their positions to come back on a latter date.

But the Minister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Rufa’I, while fielding questions from newsmen, yesterday, disclosed that the Federal Government had no other option than to meet with the union to resolve the crisis, so students can return to school. Prof. Rufa’I said: “Government has no option but to make efforts to resolve ASUU crisis. Mr. President is concerned, everybody is concerned, definitely, efforts will have to be made to have students back in classrooms. “So we are pleading with our colleagues in ASUU to call off the strike but we are meeting with them, we are meeting tomorrow (today).

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