Education Minister Tells Students To Take ASUU To Court For Damages


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), not the Federal Government, is in charge of compensating students for the time lost during the six-month strike, according to Minister of Education Adamu Adamu.

Adamu made this statement on Thursday at the 47th State House Ministerial Briefing, which was held at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja and was sponsored by the Presidential Communications Team.

He also said the government will not concede to the union’s demand to pay lecturers their emoluments for the six months of no academic activities.

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Adamu suggested that the affected students should “take ASUU to court” to claim damages incurred over the strike period.

According to him, the Federal Government bears no liability to compensate millions of students grounded for six months over lost time.

He also said if the students are determined to get compensated, they should take ASUU to court.

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