As part of effort to stop the indefinite strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the National Universities Commission (NUC) has arranged a meeting involving the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, Pro-Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors of federal universities for September 6
NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said the commission has invited the pro-chancellors and their vice-chancellors to a meeting with the minister to seek solution to the crisis. The meeting will hold at the commission’s headquarters, Abuja.
The invitation letter is entitled: “Industrial actions by university-based unions: Invitation to a special interactive meeting with the Honourable Minister of Education.”
It reads: “As the pro-chancellors and the chairmen of councils and the vice-chancellors are quite aware, the industrial action by university-based unions has led to the closure of the institutions since February 14.
“You are also aware that the non-teaching unions have suspended their industrial actions with effect from August 24, while a final decision is being awaited from ASUU.
“It has become necessary for the governing councils and the managements of the universities to be briefed on the decisions and actions taken by the Federal Government so far.
“This is to allow for a well-coordinated review of the situation, including building consensus around succeeding actions.”