University students would have to wait a little further before they can go back to school.

This is because their lecturers have shunned a meeting scheduled with the Federal Government on Tuesday .

The meeting was called to address the concerns raised in an earlier agreement between the government and the lecturers for which the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU has been on strike.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige had called the meeting and those expected were the Ministers of Education and Finance, Adamu Adamu and Kemi Adeosun respectively, Chairman, National Income Salaries and Wages Commission, Executive Secretary National Universities Commission and the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba.

ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, confirmed  that the union will not attend the meeting.

According to him, ASUU has met, discussed the new offer from the FG and submitted a proposal to the government.

He said consequently, the union will only honour another meeting after receiving a reply to their proposal from the government.

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The Union declared an indefinite strike two weeks ago, citing the failure of the government to implement agreements reached with the union in 2009.

Ogunyemi, while calling for the strike said during the strike, there shall be no teaching, no examination and no attendance of statutory meetings of any kind in any of the union’s branches across the country.