The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Saturday released a post on its Twitter handle placing decision on when to resume school on the university students.
Recall that ASUU has been on strike since Match, 2020, and all efforts to resolve the root causes of the industrial action had been futile until Friday when FG extended some good gestures to ASUU leadership to which it promised to give government and the public feedback after consultation with other members of the union.
Reports were rife on Friday with the news that FG had acceded to releasing monies to the tune of #35 billion for lecturers’ welfares and university runcosts before the convened meeting ended on Friday.
So, based on the new shift of position on the part of the FG, perhaps, ASUU is considering possible suspension of the strike.
ASUU said from outset of the strike that it was fighting for the soul of varsity education in the country, rather than for selfishness or grandstanding.
If my projection can be taken as correct, I believe the FG’s gestures had melted the recalcitrance of ASUU to resume classes in Nigerian universities, and thus betrayed ASUU’s emotions when the post asking students whether they would want to resume this year or next year was released on Twitter.