The Federal Government has urged students to institute an industrial action against the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU over wasted time occasioned by the Strike.
The Minister of Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu, who made the call at a press briefing on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, stated that students and the economy has been affected by the strike.
Adamu, who also disclosed that the government would not pay six months salaries of lecturers over their absent from work, maintaining that it will serve as penalty for bad behaviour.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) while reacting to the Minister of Education over no work, no pay policy, said it would not call off its strike until the salary arrears of its members were paid.
The President of ASUU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, said that they would not teach students to make up for the lost six months they had been on strike as they will start from the 2022/2023 academic session if the Federal Government failed to pay their arrears.
The Strike was announced on February 14, 2022 and has lasted for over six months.
Other associations in the Universities such as the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Educational Institutions and National Association of Academic Technologists are also on strike.