ASUU members are now on strike, so new information has come to light regarding why the Federal Government rapidly revoked its directive to the individual university administrations to reopen public universities.
Remember that the Federal Government previously gave vice chancellors the order to reopen schools.
It had urged vice chancellors to “guarantee that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) striking members restart and commence lectures immediately.”
It eventually retracted its prior circular in a new directive, nevertheless.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, pressure was put on the government to retract the circular that had been sent earlier to require the reopening of the universities by opinion leaders and other parties interested in resolving the dispute between the ASUU and the government.
In response to the ongoing invention by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, a top official in the Ministry of Education who did not want his identity published revealed that “the circular was withdrawn to allow for more dialogue between government and the ASUU.”
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