University students in Nigeria may know their future on Tuesday as the ASUU teachers’ union talks with a delegation from the Ministry of Labor to end the strike.
Labor Minister Chris Ngige said talks were 98 percent complete to end the teachers’ strike that has been going on for more than eight months.
Labor spokesman Charles Akpa said the two sides would resume talks this afternoon, the eighth of its kind.
At their previous meeting, the government agreed to pay teachers 40 billion naira and 30 billion naira to renovate university facilities.
The main reason for the delay in the talks was the issue of teachers’ salaries being denied by the government for the duration of the strike, which they said had to be paid before they could continue working.
But the government wants them to continue working before they are paid.