The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has said the implementation of the federal government ‘no-work-no-pay’ policy is the only condition delaying the truce with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
He said this Thursday while featuring at the 47th Session of the State House Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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The minister said ASUU had not called off the strike because of their demand that all salaries during the industrial action be paid, a request the minister said the government turned down.
He said other issues had been sorted out with the union.
Adamu, however, said that four of five unions in the tertiary institutions across the country had agreed to call off strike within the next one week, stressing that such decision can only be announced after meeting with their executives.
On the question of compensating students for time wasted from the six-month strike, he said it was the responsibility of ASUU to do that and not the Federal Government.
The minister said the affected students should “take ASUU to court” to get compensated for the time wasted.
According to him, the federal government bears no liability to compensate millions of students grounded for six months over lost time.