Friday, January 20, 2012

ASUU will call-off strike on Monday- Minister

Prof. Rufa’i Prof. Rufa’i

The Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqquayatu Ahmed Rufa’i has assured that the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) will call off its protracted strike on Monday, following the passage of the bill on the retirement age of professors of University at 70 years.
 Prof. Rufa’I disclosed who stated this yesterday in Abuja at a crucial meeting with Vice-Chancellors of Federal Universities assured that the bill which was passed  last Wednesday will soon  be singed into law  by  President Goodluck Jonathan.
 Noting that ASUU has exhausted all issues that will disallow the resolution of the crises, Prof. Rufa’I said that the Federal Government will hold another meeting with the Union on Monday to finally resolve the lingering problems with the Academic Union to allow students resume their academic programs.
 “The Federal Government is concerned and I am sure you are aware that series of meetings have taken place even with the President Goodluck Jonathan. We have been talking and discussing with members of ASUU. Today after our meeting with the Vice Chancellors we are going to hold a meeting again with ASUU on Monday and it is our hope that after that meeting we expect that ASUU should call off that strike. Government is working and definitely we are meeting most of their demands.” She stated