The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) might be taking to court as the Federal Government has advised students to take legal action for compensation over the time lost since the varsity teachers began their latest round of strike.
Adamu Adamu, Education Minister, said this on Thursday while fielding questions from reporters at the 47th Session of the State House Ministerial Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
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“You should take the leaders of the striking unions to court to pay them,” the minister said when asked if the government plans to compensate students over lost time due to the lingering university teachers’ industrial action.
“Probable the court will award damages and we will see how they would pay.”
He insisted that he will not succumb to the union’s demand for their members to be paid the backlog of salaries withheld within the period of six months that they were on strike, he said such is the penalty for their action.
During the meeting, Adamu equally said five of the university-based unions may call off their strike within the next one week but admitted that ASUU’s case remains uncertain.