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ASUU Talks On When To Call Off Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universitis (ASUU) has given conditions upon which will end it's strike. 
The president of ASSU, Abiodun Ogunyemi, stated the conditions in an interview on Sunday night with PREMIUM TIMES.

Mr Ogunyemi said it was unfortunate that Nigerian leaders “like to move in circles without resolving the challenges rocking the education system”.

“Some of these conditions, ASUU said, include the full implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) which the two parties heart fully signed in October 2017,” he said.

So the MoA must be implemented fully before we can even talk of suspension of the strike. 
If they implement the outstanding issues in the MoA fully and change the leadership of the negotiating team, then we can go back to the negotiation..

After last week’s meeting by ASUU and the federal government of Nigeria which yielded no satisfactory results, the two parties still met on Monday (yesterday) at the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja.

The purpose of the meeting slated for 5 p.m. is to find a lasting solution to the ongoing strike here on calling off the strike.

The Academic Union embarked on strike four weeks ago as it complained about the poor funding of Nigerian universities, an alleged plan by the federal government to increase students tuition fees and introduce an education bank, as well as non-implementation of previous agreements.

According to Mr Ogunyemi, the union’s position is aimed at repositioning the nation’s universities for global relevance.

“As they (schools) currently stand, they can neither attract competent foreign lecturers or foreign students who could add to their global rating he said. 

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