The federal government on Monday, August 24 released a new update on the resumption of all tertiary institutions across Nigeria. This report was made through Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the minister of state for education while responding to questions at the Presidential Task Force briefing in Abuja where he said that universities will resume soon.
As the pressure on the federal government to reopen tertiary institutions continues to grow, the minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has assured students that universities across the nation will resume very soon urging Nigerian students to bear with the government a bit more and stop protesting
He explained that the rioting needs to stop as talks are in full negotiation with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The minister, speaking further, said the ministry is working to articulate the situation report of tertiary institutions from the National Universities Commission (NUC) and other regulatory bodies for evaluation. This is coming a few days after the minister said that the federal government is making moves to end the ongoing ASUU strike before schools reopen. Nwajiuba during a program that aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Saturday, August 22, noted that many people want the federal government to resolve the strike before reopening schools. These people believe some public schools which are not ASUU-prone want to take advantage of the strike to move ahead. The education minister said if this is allowed, it would destroy public schools.