It seems University students will be heading to school soon, that is if the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) agrees with what the Federal Government is offering.
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and leaders of ASUU had a marathon meeting on Monday 4th/Tuesday 5th November 2013, to discuss how best to move forward on the strike.
A source reveals to Punch Newspaper that a key component of the agreement reached by the parties was the Federal Government would give N 1.1 Trillion to public universities in the next five (5) years. The government will release N 220 Billion yearly into the sector beginning from 2014.
The strike is also rumoured to be called off next week.
The National Universities Commission and the Trade Union Congress will be joint guarantors of the agreement while the Minister of Education will be the implementation officer.
Other agreements made known by Punch include revamping the public universities.
It’s great to hear some good news concerning the ASUU strike in a long while.