ASUU strike: Why FG reversed decision to reopen universities
New information has come to light regarding why the Federal Government hastily revoked its directive to the various university administrations to reopen public universities in the midst of the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) ongoing strike.
Recall that the Federal Government previously gave vice chancellors the order to reopen schools.
It had urged vice chancellors to “ensure that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) striking members resume and commence lectures immediately.”
It eventually retracted its prior circular in a new directive, nevertheless.
Why the Order was Retracted
Ejes Gist Newspaper gathered that pressure was applied to the government to retract the circular that had been sent earlier to require the reopening of the universities by opinion leaders and other parties interested in settling the dispute between the ASUU and the government.
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In response to the ongoing invention by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, a top official in the Ministry of Education who did not want his identity published revealed that “the circular was withdrawn to allow for more negotiation between government and the ASUU.”
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