The federal government, through the National Universities Commission, has convened a meeting with the vice chancellors, pro-cancellors and management of federal universities in accordance with the ongoing strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, The PUNCH has learned.

The meeting is expected to take place on September 6, 2022 at the NUC Secretariat in Abuja.

This was convened in a letter written by NUC Deputy Executive Secretary, Administration, Chris Maiyaki, and addressed to all pro-chancellors, chairmen of councils and vice chancellors of federal universities.

“As the pro-chancellors and chairmen of councils and the vice-chancellors are well aware, the industrial action of university unions has led to the closure of the institutions since February 2022.

“You are also aware that the non-teaching unions have suspended their union actions with effect from August 24, 2022, while a final decision from ASUU is awaited.

“It has become necessary for the boards of directors and management of the universities to be informed about the decisions and actions taken so far by the federal government to allow for a well-coordinated assessment of the situation, including building consensus on next actions.

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“I therefore invite the pro-chancellors and chairmen of councils and vice-chancellors of federal universities to a special interactive meeting with the Honorable Minister of Education on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.”

The PUNCH reports that ASUU had declared an indefinite strike on Monday, August 29, 2022 after an ongoing six-month strike.

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