Education Minister Adamu flies away from Nigeria amid unresolved FG and ASUU strike
Amid unresolved issues between the Federal Government and members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Education Minister Adamu Adamu flew out of Nigeria, honoring Edu Tv reliably gathered.
According to reports reaching Edu Tv, Adamu will return on 2nd September. Adamu is said to have been commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari to lead negotiations to resolve the lengthy ASUU strike. But the minister’s trip further delayed the government’s mediation moves without meaningful offers to resolve the strike. Meanwhile, ASUU plans to declare an indefinite strike on August 29, with the support of affiliates at federal and state universities, to escalate industrial action starting from February 14 after all warnings were to no avail.
Earlier, ASUU President Emmanuel Osodeke rejected an appeal by the National Association of Teachers of Nigeria (NAPTAN) against parents of university students paying N10,000 per session to fund ‘Higher Education’.
Instead, Osodeke urged parents to join ASUU in campaigning for his requests to the federal government to prioritize education over funding for the field to thrive.