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FG Orders Immediate Re-opening Of Varsities

The federal government has taken a hard stance on the protracted strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU as it ordered the immediate resumption of academic activities in all federal universities across the country.

Vice Chancellors of all federal universities across the country are given deadline to resume academic activities and also carry out staff auditing and advertise where there are vacancies.

Supervising Minister of Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike while addressing journalists in Abuja on the 5 months old strike, said it was rather unfortunate that after a 13 hour meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on the 4th of November, 2013, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU came up three week after with new conditions for them to call off the strike.

Wike who did not state the consequences should ASUU failed to comply with the directive  said it was obvious that the new conditions of ASUU was not in the interest of the nation.

According to Wike, “the conditions that were given by ASUU were, that President Jonathan should facilitate  the endorsement of resolutions reached with him and must be signed by high ranking government official preferably the Attorney-General of the Federation but not a Permanent Secretary.

ASUU could not be reached as at the time of this report.


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