FG, ASUU Meeting Deadlocked
Huhuonline.co http://Huhuonline.co/ can reveal that despite the total and indefinite strike action embarked upon by the Academy Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over neglect of its demands, the meeting between the Federal Government and ASUU has ended in a deadlock.
Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa'i, Minister of Education, while urging students to be patient and understand the situation in the country, revealed at the end of the meeting, chaired by the Secretary of the Federal Government (SGF), Sen. Pius Ayinm, that government had pleaded with ASUU to call off the strike.
According to the Minister, 'I will still insist that and plead again that ASUU has to call off the strike, we have already agreed that we will continue to negotiate in terms of ensuring that all the issues at stake will have to be address.
'Our students who are at home should be patient; they should understand the reality of what is happening because we are not happy that they are at home.'
Rufa'i , who claimed that the Federal Government is determined to transform the education sector and was not pleased with the shortfalls in the universities' system explained that the Federal Government could not implement the 2009 agreement with ASUU, due to the dissolution of governing council of some universities.
She said, 'We have already agreed that we will continue to negotiate in terms of ensuring that all the issue at stake will have to be addressed.'