The meeting between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday at the Ministry of Education headquarters, Abuja has ended without both parties reaching an agreement whether ASUU should return to work or not.
ASUU embarked on the strike three weeks ago over the funding of Nigerian universities and an alleged plan by the Federal Government to increase students’ fees and introduce an education bank.
The union is also demanding the implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) agreement by both parties in 2017.
It was reported exclusively on Monday that the two parties would meet over the strike action in the public universities which has now entered the fourth week.
The ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, in a brief session with journalists after the three-hour talks, said the negotiations with the government would continue.
According to Vanguard Ogunyemi said:
”The meeting will continue at a later date. We will continue from where we stopped. We will continue at a later date. “
When asked whether there was any progress made at the meeting,he said:
”We have started the discussion, we are continuing and the discussion will continue at a later date. That is what I can say for now.”
When further asked how soon they will reconvene the meeting,he said:
”You will get to know about it.”