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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Minister of education says ASUU strike will soon be called-off


Minister of Edication, Mallam Adamu Adamu

he Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has reportedly assured Nigerian students that the ongoing ASUU strike would soon be suspended.

Adamu while speaking at the 10th convocation ceremony of the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State on Thursday, January 17, 2018, appealed to the striking lecturers to be patient with the Federal Government saying the ''strike will soon be called off.''
Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked the Federal Government to release N50b to show its commitment to the agreement on revitalization of public universities.
The union’s president, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi according to Premium Times said on Wednesday, January 17, 2019 as a condition for suspending the strike which started on Sunday, November 4, 2018.ASUU president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi
The N50 billion will form the first tranche of the N220 billion government agreed for the project this year and add to the N20 billion earlier released for the year, Premium Times reports.
Ogunyemi reportedly said ASUU is not asking the government to release the whole N220 billion at once.

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