The Federal Government has fixed a meeting with Pro-Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors of federal universities slated for Sept. 6, 2022.

They are to meet with the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu to deliberate on issues concerning the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.

The meeting is scheduled to hold at the National Universities Commission (NUC), Abuja.

The letter inviting the vice Chancellors marked NUC/ES/138/VOL. 64/125 was signed by the Deputy Executive Secretary, Administration,Mr Chris Maiyaki, on behalf of the Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.

The letter was titled “Industrial actions by university-based unions: Invitation to a special interactive meeting with the Honourable Minister of Education”.

” As the pro-chancellors and the chairmen of councils and the vice-chancellors are quite aware, the industrial action by university-based unions has led to the closure of the institutions since February 14, 2022.

“You are also aware that the non-teaching unions have suspended their industrial actions with effect from 24th August, 2022, while a final decision is being awaited from the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

“It has become necessary for the Governing Councils and the managements of the universities to be briefed on the decisions and actions taken by the Federal Government so far.

” This is to allow for a well-coordinated review of the situation, including building consensus around succeeding actions,” the statement said.

It would be recall that ASUU on Aug. 29 embarked on indefinite strike at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja.

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