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Reconsider your position on indefinite strike-FG to ASUU

Minister of state Education,Goodluck Opiah in a presentation on Tuesday  to the senate committee (Tertiary institutions and and TETFund) during a visit to the Ministry of Education in Abuja said that the federal government  has done much for education sector ,especially to the universities,which should be the reason Academic staff union of universities should reconsider their position on the industrial action they just embarked.

He also said the federal government only came up with a standard principle of “no work, no pay” which he said was a universal policy the university teachers are expected to imbibe and let go.

The Nation reported that the Minister solicited the support of the Senate on Tertiary Institutions and TETfund for financial support to the new institutions of higher learning created by the federal government towards the end of the 2021, as bail-out request had been made to the minister of finance, budget and national planning for support to the institutions.

 

in the statement ,she said ;

 

 “Government has yielded to all the demands of ASUU. The only thing is that government doesn’t support anyone who doesn’t work but wants pay”

 

Opiah, who represented the Minister of Education, also said that TETfund has done more than expected by throwing in trillions of naira into the system, more than what ASUU requested for the infrastructural development of universities in the country, adding that issues related to their welfare have also been settled.

 

Insisting that a stakeholders’ dialogue on education can’t be ruled out from having a perfect system in the sector, the Minister stated that the involvement of other stakeholders will vindicate the position of government in the matter.