The Federal Government on Thursday directed all lecturers in the nation’s federal Universities to return to classrooms within a week or risk losing their jobs.
Specifically, any lecturer who fails to resume work by December 4 seizes to be a staff of the institution where he works.
This directive was handed over by the supervising minister for Education, Nyesom Wike while addressing newsmen in Abuja.
Since July 1, members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have been on strike, demanding full implementation of the 2009 agreements reached with the federal government.
Wike, also directed the Vice Chancellors of all Federal Universities to ensure that lecturers on resumption are provided with enabling environment to enable them discharge their duties without molestation.
However, he told the Vice Chancellors to go ahead and advertise the positions of those who fail to resume work as directed.
The last meeting ASUU team held with government was presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan at the First Lady wing of the State House.
The meeting which lasted for about 13 hours was however, deadlocked as agreement could not be reached.
The President of ASUU, Nasir Isa Fagge, told State House correspondents then that the union would get back to its members to present government’s fresh offer.