- The federal government has said it is making efforts to resolve the ongoing strike by ASUU
- The minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwjiuba made the statement in Abuja
- In another news, the government gave a new update on the resumption of all schools across Nigeria
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The federal government has said it is making efforts to resolve the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwjiuba made the statement on Thursday, August 14, at the presidential task force COVID-19 briefing, The Tribune reported.
He expressed optimism that there would be compromise before the resumption of universities.
In a related report, the federal government on Thursday, August 13, gave an update on when all schools across the country would be fully reopened for academic activities.
Legit.ng reports that the minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said during the daily briefing on COVID-19 that once the PTF assesses all the data, it would inform Nigerians when it is safe to reopen schools.
The minister also noted that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is still on strike which was started before the lockdown in March.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said that presidents, prime ministers and other top personalities have contracted COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) screening for the 2020 admission processes will begin by Monday, September 7.
According to Channels TV, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar of JAMB made this on Monday, August 10, a virtual meeting with vice-chancellors, rectors, and provosts of tertiary institutions. R
Oloyede explained that the screening was moved from Friday, August 21, to accommodate candidates who would be writing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) this year.
In another report, in preparation for the resumption of third term, the federal government on Monday, August 3, said that owners of private schools are entitled to charge fees for exiting students.
Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the minister of state for education, disclosed this at the media briefing of the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force (PTF) in Abuja
The minister stated this in reaction to a question if it was right for private schools to charge fees for third term since the period students would spend was short.
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