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Students are still at home wondering when the face-off will end and their lives will be unpaused.

Another meeting between representatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria and those of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will hold on Monday and the union hopes it will be fruitful.

It is the continuation of attempts by the government to end the ongoing strike.

ASUU’s National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, told newsmen in Lagos that he expects contentious areas would be considered and agreed on.

“We are going into another round of meeting with representatives of the Federal government tomorrow, Sept. 18.

“We are still on strike. However, we are hoping that we will sort out all the grey areas and hope, too, that the Federal government will show sincerity and commitment on their own part.

“We have done our own part and we expect them too to do their own with all sincerity.

“Should both sides settle whatever issues that have been brought before the house, we will consider putting the crisis behind us and move forward.

“So we are indeed looking forward to a fruitful deliberation tomorrow in order to move forward, for the benefit of all the stakeholders and the nation at large,” the unionist stated.

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The lecturers are protesting against the non-implementation of 2013 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the 2009 agreement they reached with the Federal government.

In their last meeting, the government had promised to begin the payment of salaries and also begin gradual release of funds for development of infrastructure in the universities.