BREAKING: ASUU – FG meeting fails, universities remain closed

BREAKING: ASUU – FG meeting fails, universities remain closed – 21st CENTURY CHRONICLE

Nigerian public universities are said to remain closed as the meeting between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government failed to result in an agreement on Tuesday evening.

On Monday, ASUU President Emmanuel Osodeke assured Nigerians that the union would call off its strike if the Federal Government bargaining team came up with a decent proposal.

Sources present at the meeting said the talks ended with no end in sight. “There were no new topics to discuss,” said one of the attendees at the meeting.

Federal Education Ministry spokesman Ben Goong said the minister would brief the press on Thursday.

University professors began a month-long warning strike on February 14, 2022 and extended it three times after the federal government failed to respond to their demands.

21st CENTURY CHRONICLE reports that some of ASUU’s demands include: revitalizing public universities, winning academic stipends, and rolling out university transparency and accountability.