FG Orders VCs To Reopen Universities, Commence Lectures
The federal government has asked vice-chancellors to reopen universities and allow students to resume lectures.
This was made known in a letter signed by the Director, Finance and Accounts of the National Universities Commission NUC, Sam Onazi, on behalf of the Executive Secretary of the commission, Professor Abubakar Rasheed.
The letter was said to have been addressed to all vice-chancellors; pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities.
“Ensure that ASUU members immediately resume/commence lectures; Restore the daily activities and routines of the various University campuses”, the letter partly reads.
TalkGlitz Media reported that the national industrial court of Nigeria ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to call off its ongoing nationwide strike.
ASUU had been on strike since February 14 to press home the demand for improved funding for universities, and a review of salaries for lecturers, among other issues.
Several meetings between ASUU and the Federal Government have ended in a deadlock.
Consequently, the Federal Government went to court to challenge the strike.
ASUU had since filed 14 grounds of appeal to challenge the order.