Worried students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria can now heave a sigh of relief as the striking university lecturers have agreed to consider the federal government’s offer and suspend their strike.
Speaking after a meeting of the lecturers with the federal government early this morning, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, said that government and ASUU had reached an agreement on their demands with the Federal Government.
He said that ASUU would accept the proposal presented by the Federal Government on its demands.
“The concrete proposal reached during the conciliatory meeting will be taken back to our members at the National Executive Council, (NEC) for further deliberation.
“We will report back our position to the Federal Government in the next one week on whether to call off the strike or not,” he said.
He, however, called on the Federal Government to fast track the process of implementing the 2009 agreement with the union.
Ogunyemi stressed the need to finding a lasting solution to the challenges facing the country’s education sector, especially at the University level.