The federal government on Thursday October 15, reached an agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in a meeting convened to end the seven-month strike declared by the union.
The federal government agreed to release N30bn earned academic allowance to the university lecturers in tranches between May 2021 and February 2022.
It was also learnt that the FG promised to spend N20bn on the revitalisation of the education sector.
However in spite of the agreements reached, the meeting was inconclusive and adjourned. The conciliatory meeting is to reconvene by October 21 by 3.00 p.m after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
It is expected that ASUU will report back on its decision, in order to facilitate calling off their strike.
The Ministry of Education has warned all stakeholders in the sector that schools across levels should remain closed amid Covid-19 attack –
In a memo dated Friday, May 8, the education ministry dismissed fake news that schools will reopen soon –
The ministry assured that coronavirus “situation is under constant review and any decision on the resumption shall be conveyed”
Following the attack in the cases of coronavirus across the country, the federal government has announced that all schools across levels remain closed.
The government made this known through a circular dated Friday, May 8, channelled to heads of commissions and regulatory bodies in the education sector.
Ministry of Education, through the memo, warned the authorities across education levels to dismiss the trending fake news that there has been an order for the reopening of the schools,
Source: Twitter“Further to our earlier circular, FME/PSE/HE/1041/C 1/Vol.1/137 of 19th March 2020, this is to confirm that all schools shall remain closed as we monitor developments on the containment of COVID-19. “This is without prejudice to officers on essential services and other operational exigencies as may be determined by the chief executive of each institution. All chief executives and other stakeholders are to ignore ‘fake news’ on the subject matter in the social media as the situation is under constant review and any decision on the resumption shall be conveyed through the appropriate channels,” part of the memo read.
The circular was sent to the executive secretaries, National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and the director, Basic and Secondary Education (BSE).”