The Federal Government delegation led by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and the Permanent Secretary, Sonny Echono, met with the leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday in Abuja, and reviewed further the Memorandum of Action signed in September 2017.
Our correspondent learnt that ASUU’s strike however continues as the union leaders have to go back to consult with its National Executive Council members before reaching any final decision.
The Deputy Director of Press at the education ministry, Mr Ben Goong, confirmed that the two sides were meeting as of 8.30pm press time on Tuesday when he was contacted.
“Yes, the meeting is ongoing,” he simply said.
A reliable source in the union said the meeting was significant and took the deliberations forward.
“We are on course. Things are looking brighter and there will soon be light at the end of the tunnel. We are addressing the real issues now,” the source said.
ASUU and government delegation first met on November 15, when the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, led the negotiations.
The second meeting was on November 26 chaired by the education minister.