The federal government on Friday, February 1, begins an emergency meeting with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the ongoing strike. The meeting is currently holding in Abuja.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked for 15% allocation from the national budget for education to stop the industrial action in Nigeria, saying political commitment is one of the keys to ending strikes.
Three months after going on strike, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it is still consulting with its members over offers made by the federal government. ASUU said the union would know what steps to take soon.
The federal government has said university students may soon return to their various higher institutions as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) could call of its strike in the week starting from Monday, January 28.
Dozens of illegal higher institutions, including 66 universities and 68 polytechnics are to be shut down by the federal government in a new crackdown. The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, made the disclosure in Abuja.
A Facebook user identified as Nwede Chiamaka Stella Maris has shared details of a missed opportunity to advance her education. According to her, she won a scholarship to study at a university in Cape Town, South Africa but lost.