Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education has blamed the recurrent strike rocking the country’s educational system on the ₦1.3trn agreement signed by past governments with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Adamu said this at a town hall meeting in Bauchi on Monday while responding to a question asked by a corp member.
He said, “I do believe that while they were signing that agreement, they knew that it is not possible to implement it. There is just no place N1.3trn will come out from.
“I think the basic problem between the ASUU side and the government side has been deciding on what to do about this N1.3tnn. If a government appends its signature to an agreement, it is an agreement.”
He said the government is unhappy about the strike but assured that efforts are being made to arrest the situation.
“We are not happy that the calendars of our schools has been disrupted. But the fault is the government that signed to do what it knew it could not do.
“But I assure you that we are on verge of reaching an agreement and very, very soon we will reach an agreement with them,” he said.