The minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has expressed optimism that the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP will end its ongoing strike soon following the agreement reached with the union.
“Disbursement is ongoing through the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation,” he said.
In the case of state-owned polytechnics, the National Board for Technical Education has been directed to strengthen its regulatory mechanism including developing a new template for accreditation to address observed weaknesses and to ensure that proprietors of polytechnics including states and private owners meet their obligations to their staff, he said.
For the striking university lecturers, he said, “Government team has reached agreement with ASUU. It is my hope that academic activities will also resume in universities campuses across the country without further delay.”