For 2 days, students of government owned universities are at home. Lecturers have downed tools.

The need to get them back to the classroom has led to a meeting on Tuesday between the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige.

That meeting ended with some notable agreements.

It was held at the Minister’s Conference Room, Ministry of Labour, Abuja both parties took significant steps toward the resolution of the issues raised by ASUU.

According to a spokesman for the Ministry of Labour, Mr Samuel Olowookere, the meeting agreed on the forensic audit of the sum of 30 billion Naira earlier given to ASUU in 2010.

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An agreement was reached on a monthly remittances to ASUU, while the audit lasts.

The minister assured members of ASUU and Nigerians that the government was already at work to resolve all outstanding issues in line with the present administration’s commitment to preventing disruption of academic calendar in universities.

ASUU had on Monday declared indefinite strike to protest non implementation of agreement between the union and the Federal Government.