The Minister of State for Education, Rt Hon Goodluck Nanah Opiah, has said that the no work, no pay stance is a universal policy and one not peculiar to Nigeria.
He said that the Federal Government has granted the demands of ASUU, and that they expect the lecturers to return to academic activities unconditionally.
According to Daily Post, Opiah restated the universality of the no work, no pay policy, establishing that the Federal Government had done its part to get the students back to school.
Opiah regretted the drawbacks the strike had caused while on a working visit to Federal University, Lokoja.
He stated that the government, the students, parents are the losers while charging the pro-chancellors’ and chairmen of governing councils of universities to come into the matter and convince ASUU to reconsider its position.
It will be recalled that ASUU has since February 14 embarked on a strike that has kept students across the country at home.
After several deliberations with the Federal Government, their demands over the strike have been met, but they now demand to be paid their salaries for the month they were on strike.
Recently, they declared the strike indefinite following the Federal Government’s refusal to pay the salaries of the month they were on strike.