The Federal Government, yesterday, condemned the new conditions which Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, insists must be met before it could call off its five-month-old strike.
Members of the union had on Friday met in Kano for the National Executive Council, NEC, which they made as secretive as possible before communicating their resolution to the federal government whose response have now dashed the hopes of university students who were expecting the strike to be called off this week.
The three conditions the union gave the FG were payment of four months salaries, which accumulated during the period of the strike; immediate implementation of the N1.2 trillion offered by the government to public universities, starting with the release of N100 billion this year and the balance of N1.1 trillion to be spread over five years from 2014.
The union also demanded that the salary arrears must not be paid in piecemeal.
Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, condemned the new conditions but assured that he would present them before President Goodluck Jonathan.