The Federal Government, parents and students were being kept in suspense last night by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Representatives of the union were still meeting at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, to take a decision on a planned national strike over ‘some yet-to-be-met’ requests by the Federal Government.
But, in order to prevent another strike by the lecturers, the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Universities Commission have slated a meeting for today.
The government also intends to hold another meeting with ASUU leaders during the week to resume talks on the lecturers’ demands.
Conversation between the union and the Education ministry broke down, subsequent to the alleged failure of the government to give feedback on the re-negotiated FG-ASUU 2009 agreement.
Adamu Adamu, the Minister for Education could not be reached last night for remarks on efforts being made by the government to prevent another strike by ASUU.
But Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister for Labor and Employment confirmed today’s meeting at the Education ministry in Abuja.
Ngige noted that a representative of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment would be present at the meeting and give the ministry updates.
Ngige said: “The Federal Ministry of Education FMoE is calling them to a meeting this week. I have had interactions with the education minister (Adamu Adamu).