Hopes dashed for quick re-opening of universities


Hopes for a quick end to the ongoing ASUU strike were dashed on Thursday when the university lecturers and the government failed to agree on the contentious issues. The Federal government had constituted a committee chaired by the Benue State Governor, Hon. Gabriel Suswan.

The national president of ASUU had before the meeting declared that calling off the strike  would depend  on  what the Federal government would place on the table in respect of the implementation of the 2009 agreement during the meeting.

On whether the strike will be called off following the Thursday’s meeting, the ASUU chairman said:

“There is no change any way because the meeting today is just considering one aspect of the agreement, which is funding.“So what we did today was to have an inaugural meeting on funding and our members nationwide said nothing short of implementation of all aspects of the agreement will make them call off the strike, so like I said whatever meeting we are invited, we will go and give our members information.”


  1. Our youths are wasting at home with the prolonged ASUU strike. Please the gov’t should do something cos it is no longer funny.

  2. it is so frustrating staying at home and not achieving anything while the strike last. The gov’t and ASUU should reach a consensus and come to our aid.

  3. While the delay in intervening for students? Or is it because it affects the poor masses and not the Have’s in the society?

  4. ASUU Vs Government… pls, tell us when the agreement will be reached. We re tired of staying at home, our final year project is on hold. its so frustrating!

  5. Nigeria and strike action, when are we anticipating a new Nigeria where there will be favourable working conditions between the gov’t and its employees?


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