Are you a student currently affected by the lingering crisis between the Federal Government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)? Then this news is for you,: Go and learn a trade.
This is because the last hope for an agreement between the two elephants have again been dashed.
On Monday, Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU president, said the federal government had agreed to adopt the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) as the payment platform for lecturers.
He said the government has invited the union for a meeting on Tuesday for renegotiation, adding that the strike will be suspended if the federal government agrees to its demands at the meeting.
But at the union’s meeting with the Nimi Briggs Committee on Tuesday at the National University Commission in Abuja, the negotiation hit a stalemate.
According to insiders, the committee appealed to the lecturers to cut off the strike as their demands would be accommodated in the 2023 budget.
As of today, the strike by ASUU entered 184 days – a development that has led to frustration for students, parents and other stakeholders.
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