The resolution taken at the emergency meeting of the Committee of Vice Chancellors (CVC) of Nigerian Federal Universities on ways to amicably resolve the protracted industrial action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has surfaced.
A document released by the committee listed the issues of contention discussed at the meeting, and elaborated the position of ASUU and that of the Federal Government vis-a-vis the recommendations of the CVC.
The CVC sympathized with students, parents and stakeholders over the prolonged strike, which is the second longest strike in history, while regretted its consequences in the Nigerian public universities.
The release also advised and cautioned principals of public institutions against forceful reopening of universities, as they believe it will be counterproductive.
While listing the unintended consequences the strike has brought on the system, the CVC also called on the government to support the universities with special grants for reopening.
The committee however, urged all parties to adopt a give-and-take option in the negotiations and employ decorum and decency in their language of communication.
“All hands must be on deck as we seek to make the required sacrifices for the sake of university education in Nigeria”, the committee stated.
See Release Below.