The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has expressed its readiness to call off its strike only if a concrete agreement is reached with the federal government.
It made its position known at a National Town Hall Meeting on Tertiary Education tagged: ‘ The Locked Gates of our Citadels -A National Emergency’
The Union’s president warned that forcing the union to return to school through a court order would cause more harm than good to the students.
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For seven months, the classrooms of some Nigerian universities have remained under lock and key.
Several efforts to resolve the crisis between the federal government and the Union has proven abortive.
The federal government’s latest move is to take the union to industrial court, requesting that they call off the strike.
But the union is adamant and insists this decision is a wrong step as it will only worsen the situation.
The union is firm about its decision not to return to the classrooms unless the federal government gives the union concrete evidence to hold on to.
The Save-public education campaign Nigeria organised a national town hall meeting on tertiary education to assess the current strike.
Despite extending an invitation to government representatives none of them were present at the event.