On Wednesday, the National Executive Council of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union will convene to discuss whether to continue the current strike or call it off altogether.
According to The PUNCH, COEASU went on strike as the government refused to grant some of the union’s outstanding demands.
The union had bemoaned that neither the federal government, which preferred the University Transparency Accountability System, nor the state governments, had taken appropriate action to solve the difficulties specific to state-owned institutes of education.
In an interview with The PUNCH on Monday, the union’s Secretary General, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, said that the union had spoken with the government’s renegotiation team and that it will hold its NEC meeting to decide how to proceed.
Lawan stated: “We started meeting with the government’s team on August 2, 2022. There were some agreements made and there are some other demands that we are still hoping will be met.
“Our NEC will be held on Wednesday. We need to brief our members and let them know what is going on. This will also help them decide whether to extend the strike to give the government more time to meet all demands.”
Calls and texts left for the education minister, Adamu Adamu, went unanswered on Monday, making it impossible to immediately get in touch with him for remarks regarding the steps being taken to terminate the strike.