By Aminu Kutama
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said that it is the responsibility of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to compensate students for the time wasted during the six-month strike, not the Federal Government.
The Education minister stated this at the 47th Session of the State House Ministerial Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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.
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.
ASUU has been on strike since February 14, 2022, and a meeting the union had with the Federal Government ended in a deadlock on Tuesday.