The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Thursday, said it is the responsibility of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to compensate students for the time wasted during the 6 months strike and not the Federal Government.
The minister also stated that the government will not concede to the union’s demand to pay lecturers their payments for the six months of no academic activities.
The Education minister said this at the 47th Session of the State House Ministerial Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
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 the academic union to court. Adamu suggested that the affected students should “take ASUU to court” to claim damages incurred over the strike period.