The Federal Government through the National Universities Commission has convened a meeting with the vice-chancellors, pro-chancellors and management of Federal universities over the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
It was learnt that the meeting has been scheduled for September 6, 2022, at the NUC secretariat in Abuja.
NUC Deputy Executive Secretary, Administration, Chris Maiyaki, conveyed this in a letter addressed to all pro-chancellors, chairmen of councils, and vice-chancellors of Federal universities.
According to the letter, “As the Pro-Chancellors and Chairmen of Councils and the Vice-Chancellors are quite aware the industrial action by university-based unions has led to the closure of the institutions since February 2022.
“You are also aware that the non-teaching unions have suspended their industrial actions with effect from August 24, 2022, while a final decision is being awaited from ASUU.
“It has become necessary for the Governing Councils and the managements of the universities to be briefed on the decisions and actions taken by the Federal Government so far to allow a for a well-coordinated review of the situation including building consensus around succeeding actions.
“Consequently, I am to invite the Pro-Chancellors & Chairmen of Councils as well as Vice-Chancellors of Federal Universities to a special interactive meeting with the Honourable Minister of Education on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.”
Recall that ASUU had on Monday, again extended its ongoing six-month old strike indefinitely.