Education: ASUU Pledges To Recover Semester, Session Lost To Strike

The Federal Government has ordered Vice-Chancellors in universities to re-open schools and to allow students resume lectures.

This is contained in a letter signed by the Director, Finance and Accounts of National Universities Commission, NUC Sam Onazi, on behalf of the Executive Secretary of the commission, Abubakar Rasheed in Abuja.

The letter which was addressed to all vice-chancellors; Pro-Chancellors and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities, called on them to re-open the universities.

It will be recall that ASUU had embarked on strike since February 14 to press home the demand for improved funding for universities, a review of salaries for lecturers, among other issues.

Several meetings between ASUU and the Federal Government have ended in deadlock due to non- agreement in the demands

The federal government went to court to challenge the strike but the union insisted it would not resume but however appeal the court’s ruling.