Goodnews: ASUU signs agreement with FG. Strike may be call off next week.

Filed in EDUCATION NEWS by on December 11, 2013 0 Comments

A palatable news reaching news desk has it that, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has signed an agreement with the Federal Government about the government’s commitment to implementation of the 2009 agreement it had with the striking university lecturers.

Following the withdrawal of the ultimatum given to the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and the confirmation of payment of N200bn by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, the federal government has showed sense of seriousness by signing a memorandum of understanding, MoU, with the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU). gathered that the memorandum of understanding was sign on wenesday in Abuja.
ASUU president who signed on behalf of the lecturers’ union said although the agreement had been made for four years without implementation, the blue print still has a chance of helping Nigeria if implemented fully.

He said that it is only ASUU’s highest decision making body that has the power to call off the strike adding that the body will meet within a week.

He said copies of the resolution will be tabled before the highest decision making body of ASUU assuring that they will do the right thing.

Supervising minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, said since all the issues raised by ASUU have been addressed the union will soon call off its strike.

To this end, the strike may be called off next week when ASUU will present the MoU to its National Executive meeting, NEC.

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