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ASUU Strike: FG Summons Vice-Chancellors, University Councils

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Updated August 31, 2022
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The Federal Government has summoned vice-chancellors, pro-chancellors, and chairmen of governing councils of federal varsities to a meeting following the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The September 6th, 2022 meeting was convened in a letter by the National Universities Commission (NUC) as part of efforts to resolve the industrial dispute.

“As the pro-chancellors and chairmen of councils and the vice-chancellors are quite aware the industrial action by University-based unions has led to the closure of the institutions since February 2022.

“You are also aware that the non-teaching unions have suspended their industrial actions with effect from 24th August 2022, while a final decision is being awaited from the Academic Staff Union of Universities,” NUC’s letter read.

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It added: “It has become necessary for the governing councils and the management of the universities to be briefed on the decisions and actions taken by the Federal Government so far to allow for a well-coordinated review of the situation including building consensus around succeeding actions.

“Consequently, I am to invite the pro-chancellors and chairmen of councils as well as vice-chancellors of federal universities to a special interactive meeting with the Honourable Minister of Education on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.”

“Vice-Chancellors are requested to bring this notice to the attention of their respective Pro Chancellors and facilitate their attendance, accordingly,” the letter issued by the NUC Deputy Executive Secretary (Administration), Chris J. Maiyaki, read.

“Please accept the assurances of the Executive Secretary’s highest regards always.”

Read the full statement below: 

NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES COMMISSION

PROF. ABUBAKAR A. RASHEED, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

AJA NWACHUKWU HOUSE, NO 26, AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA DISTRICT, P.M.B 237, GARKI G.PO, ABUJA-NIGERIA
OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

All Pro-Chancellors & Chairmen of Council

NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/125
26th August, 2022

All Vice-Chancellors Federal Universities

INDUSTRIAL ACTION BY UNIVERSITY-BASED UNIONS: INVITATION TO A SPECIAL INTERACTIVE MEETING WITH THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF
EDUCATION

As the Pro-Chancellors and Chairmen of Councils and the Vice-Chancellors are quite aware, the industrial action by University-based Unions has led to the closure of the institutions since February 2022. You are also aware that the non-teaching Unions have suspended their industrial actions with effect from 24th August 2022, while a final decision is being awaited from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

It has become necessary for the Governing Councils and the Managements of the Universities to be briefed on the decisions and actions taken by the Federal Government so far, to allow for a well-coordinated review of the situation, including building concensus around succeeding actions.

Consequently, I am to invite the Pro-Chancellors & Chairmen of Councils as well as Vice Chancellors of Federal Universities to a special interactive meeting with the Honourable Minister of Education (HME), as detailed below:

Date:

Tuesday, 6th,
11.00am September, 2022

Prof. Idris Abdulkadir Auditorium, NUC Secretariat, Abuja

Vice-Chancellors are requested to bring this notice to attention of their respective Pro Chancellors and facilitate their attendance, accordingly.

Please accept the assurances of the Executive Secretary’s highest regards always.

Chris J. Maiyaki

Deputy Executive Secretary (Administration)

For: Executive Secretary

Cc: Honourable Minister of Education Honourable Minister of State for Education

Permanent Secretary, FME Executive Secretary, NUC