The Academic Staff Union of Universities has decided to extend its ongoing strike, After a series of heated discussions
The decision was taken after the National Executive Council meeting at the union’s headquarters at the University of Abuja on Monday morning.
ASUU declared the commencement of a strike on Monday, February 14, 2022, at the University of Lagos.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, in an interview with journalists, explained that the government had taken all possible steps to end the strike.
He said, “As regards the next steps, the government has already inaugurated a committee to harmonize the IPPIS, UTAS, and UP3. This will ensure that the government will pay with only one payment platform that will harmonize all the technical peculiarities.
“If you bring some demands and almost 80% have been attended to, there is no need to drag the strike anymore.
“It is unreasonable for the strike to be lingering seeing as the government has worked towards fulfilling most of the demands.”
Meanwhile, a lecturer with the University of Calabar, UNICAL, who disclosed this to our correspondent, said: “ASUU has extended the strike again. This government has refused to pay us, so we can’t go back to classes.
“I currently have over one thousand scripts in my house, both marked and unmarked, I can’t attend to them because this government is owing me six months.”