Senate Appeals To Striking Lecturers To Return To Work

The Senate has appealed to striking lecturers in the country to return to work to prevent further devaluation of the country’s educational fortunes.

Classrooms of public universities have remained deserted since Monday, July 1st, 2013 following industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Disturbed by the lingering situation, the senate considered a motion on the crisis, the senate president, Senator David Mark was also mandated to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan and the academic staff union of universities so as to bring an end to the strike.

Senator President however made a personal plea to the union to suspend their action in the interest of Nigerian youths, as they have been out of school wasting away for four months as negotiations have not yielded any positive result.

The Senate mandated its committee on education to continue its involvement in the negotiations for the resolution of the crisis.

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