The Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufai last week told reporters that ASUU would call off its strike action on Monday after holding a meeting with university vice-chancellors.
But the ASUU President has refuted this claim saying that ASUU is not a member of the Association of Vice Chancellors, and as such, could not call off the strike action until government implemented its agreements with ASUU.
“It’s all government’s propaganda! ASUU won’t call off its strike so long as government shies away from the issue of effective funding of the universities”, the ASUU president said.
He however expressed ASUU’s appreciation to the senate in passing the bill for the extension of the retirement age of Professors from 65 to 70 years.
“The year of retirement is just one of our demands, the funding is the cardinal,” he added.
“Mr. President has scheduled a meeting with ASUU on Monday, if government accepts to implement our demand, that is when we will think of calling off the strike.
“Even at that, the National Executive Committee of ASUU will have to meet and have series of meetings to agree on when to call off the strike.
“However, with the intervention of Mr. President, I believe the solution will come faster than expected” the ASUU president stated.