The Minister of Education, stated on Thursday that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), not the Federal Government, should be held accountable in compensating students for the time lost during the six-month strike.
Adamu advised the impacted students to “take ASUU to court” to seek compensation for losses experienced during the strike.
The Minister of Education made this statement at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja at the 47th State House Ministerial Briefing, which was organized by the Presidential Communications Team.
He maintains that the federal government is not responsible for paying millions of students who were suspended for six months for wasted time.
He added that the students should sue ASUU if they are determined to receive compensation.
ASUU has been on strike in Nigeria since February, 2022. The striking lecturers have been advocating for better conditions of service and learning in Nigeria’s public Universities.