Students of Nigerian universities, may continue to sit at home until the New Year, following yet another unsuccessful round of negotiations between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday.
DAILY POST reports that unlike previous meetings which ended inconclusively, ASUU National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi and other leaders of the union walked out of the meeting.
Professor Ogunyemi also refused to speak to newsmen about the outcome of the meeting and why the union leaders stormed out after about two hours.
However, in an interview with newsmen after the meeting, Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, insisted that the lecturers did not walk out.
When asked the outcome of the meeting, Ngige said negotiations were still on and that the government was poised to ensure all knotty issues were resolved before Christmas to enable students return to classes.
It is however unlikely that both parties will reconvene at the negotiating table any time soon.
Also, if any agreement is possibly reached before Christmas, students might not be able to return to class as the Yuletide holidays are almost here, meaning that it is until 2019 before academic activities fully resume.
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