Monday, 8 July 2013

Education Minister Pleads With Lecturers To Suspend Strike

The Minister of Education, Professor Ruquayyatu Rufai has appealed to members of the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) to call off its industrial action in the interest of Nigerian student

Speaking at a meeting with Vice-Chancellors of Universities in Abuja on Monday, Professor Rufai expressed optimism that issues of non-implementation of policies between the federal government and members of the union will be resolved amicably when both parties meet with members of the Senate committee on education on Tuesday.

The lecturers embarked on an indefinite strike a week ago over the failure of the federal government’s agreement reached years ago.

The Minister also warned Vice-Chancellors to desist from awarding honorary degrees to people who do not deserve it noting that the situation has become embarrassing.