Information reaching us from a reliable source as it that the Supervising Minister of Education Ezenwo Nyesom Wike yesterday met with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of polytechnics (ASUP) to get the lecturers to end their strike.
The meeting, which lasted about one-hour, according to a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, special assistant (Media) to Wike, was productive, as the grey areas that led to the strike were discussed and agreements reached.
Wike said with the progress made at the meeting, he was confident that that polytechnic lecturers would soon return to the classrooms.
He said the Jonathan administration remains committed to the welfare of workers of educational institutions at the basic and tertiary levels.
ASUP President Chibuzor Asumogha thanked Wike for the proactive measures taken to resolve contending labour issues in the education sector.
He described the meeting as productive, saying Nigerians would hear from ASUP soon.