Fractional president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Umar Faruk Lawal, Thursday urged the federal government to resolve the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities within the next few days.
He warned that failure to do so would attract mobilisation of students to occupy the Federal Ministry of Education.
Addressing reporters in Abuja, he said students’ patience had been overstretched.
He also asked the government to set up visitation panels to address issues of all politically expelled and rusticated students.
He said: “There should be increment of budgetary allocation to Ministry of Education in order to meet up with UNESCO recommendation.”
Recall that ASUU had commenced nationwide strike on February 14th 2022, citing different demands which the FG had failed to meet as its reasons.
Some of the demands include, payments of salary arrears, better working conditions, renegotiation of the 2009 FG-ASUU agreement, payment of earned academic allowances, funds for the revitalization of public universities, promotion arrears, and poor funding of state universities.