SIX-MONTH STRIKE: PTA DEMANDS FG, ASUU, PARENTS’ CONFAB

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The National Association of Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria has advised the Federal Government to convey a tripartite meeting of parents, Academic Staff Union of Universities, and government so as to resolve the ongoing strike by the university teachers.

This was against the backdrop of the request from the Federal Government that parents’ associations should appeal to ASUU to call off its strike, while the government insisted that it did not have funds to meet the union’s demands.

Speaking in an interview with The PUNCH on Sunday, NAPTAN President, Mr Haruna Danjuma, explained that it was improper to ask the association to beg ASUU, adding that the government should meet ASUU’s demands.

He said, “If the government is saying parents should meet with ASUU, over what? ASUU didn’t direct their requests to PTA; they directed their demands to the government, their employer. FG has been meeting with ASUU they know what ASUU wants; we also know what ASUU wants through what we read

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