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FG Reacts To Indefinite Strike By ASUU, Summons Varsity Councils, Vice-chancellors

FG Reacts To Indefinite Strike By ASUU, Summons Varsity Councils, Vice-chancellors

The Federal Government has invited pro-chancellors, vice-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities to a meeting in Abuja on September 6 as part of efforts to resolve the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

The meeting was convened by the National Universities Commission, which stated that participants would review actions of the government on the strike.

The letter inviting the heads of the universities to the meeting was signed by the NUC’s Deputy Executive Secretary, Administration, Chris Maiyaki and obtained by one of our correspondents on Tuesday…….Continue Reading

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This came to the fore as the strike by ASUU entered the 198th day amid the decision of the university lecturers to declare a comprehensive industrial action.

Stakeholders, particularly parents, in different interviews with The PUNCH, berated ASUU and the government, lamenting that the future of their children was being toyed with.

An analysis of an academic session by one of our correspondents reveals that a session is close to nine months; divided into first semester which is popularly known as harmattan semester and the second semester which is also regarded as rain semester. Most Nigerian public universities, on the average, spend nine months per session.

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