The Association of Vice Chancellors of Federal State Universities in Nigeria have called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off their indefinite strike.
Secretary-General of the VC’s association, Professor Michael Faborode, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists yesterday.
He said: “At the 59th meeting of the Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Federal, State and Private Universities held on Thursday, 18th July, 2013, at the Nigerian Turkish Nile University (NTNU), Abuja, the ongoing national strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) was extensively deliberated upon.
“The association noted that the strike action was crippling the education system in Nigeria, and portraying the system and the country in bad light to the global community.
“The association therefore appealed to the Federal Government and ASUU to expeditiously reach an amicable solution on the 2009 FGN-ASUU Agreement, so as to restore normal academic activities in Nigerian university system,” he added.