ASUU Strike: FG summons Council Chairmen and VCs to crucial meeting.
The Federal Government has summoned Pro-chancellors, Chairmen of Governing Councils and Vice-chancellors to a crucial meeting next week after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) declared an indefinite strike.The invitation circular said the crucial meeting is with the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
The circular addressed to Federal University council chairmen and vice chancellors is dated August 26th and signed by the Deputy Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Chris Maiyaki. The circular titled: Industrial action by university-based unions: Invitation to a special interactive meeting with the minister of education, also copied the Minister of State for Education, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education and the Executive Secretary of NUC. The circular further stated that the special meeting will hold on Tuesday, September 6th, at NUC Auditorium. The letter reads in part: “As the Pro-Chancellors and Chairmen of Councils and the Vice-Chancellors are quite aware, the industrial action by University-based Unions has led to the closure of the institutions since February 2022. “You are also aware that the non-teaching Unions have suspended their industrial actions with effect from August 24, 2022, while a final decision is being awaited from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) “It has become necessary for the Governing Councils and the Managements of the Universities to be briefed on the decisions and actions taken by the Federal Government so far, to allow for a well-coordinated review of the situation, including building consensus around succeeding actions. “Consequently, I am to invite the Pro-Chancellors & Chairmen of Councils as well as Vice Chancellors of Federal Universities to a special interactive meeting with the Honourable Minister of Education (HME).”