Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has said the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities may end this week.
The minister disclosed this during a briefing with reporters on the proliferation of illegal institutions in the country, at the weekend in Abuja.
The ASUU have been on strike since November 4th, 2018.
Malam Adamu said: “Perhaps by next week I hope the ASUU strike will be over.”
But when contacted, the ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, in a text message, said the union was still consulting on whether to end the strike or not.
According to him, the union wants to take stock of what government have promised.
He said: “All I can say, for now, is that we are still consulting. We need to take stock of government’s promises in terms of aspects that have been fulfilled and what is left.
“The feedback and assessment of our members will guide our response in subsequent engagements with government. We hope the expectations of our membership would be met in the new week.
The 2013 MoU stipulated that public universities needed N1.3 trillion for a modest revitalisation.
Source: The Nation