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Strike: FG, ASUU meeting ends in a deadlock

The meeting between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve the ongoing strike action by university lecturers ended in a deadlock.
The meeting, which was presided over by Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, lasted for more than three hours at the Federal Ministry of Education, but parties to the meeting could not reach a compromise on the way forward.

ASUU’s National President Biodun Ogunyemi disclosed that the meeting will continue at a yet-to-be disclosed date.
The strike action began on November 4, 2018 over agreements allegedly reached in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

Part of the contending issues are better welfare packages for the lecturers, including boosting infrastructural needs of most of the “ivory towers”.
A statement by the Deputy Director, Press of the Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, said the government is desirous of ending strikes in the education sector despite challenges of funding.

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