The Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, has urged the Federal Government to reopen negotiation with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
The former Governor of Abia State made the call in a statement on Thursday, lamenting the disruption of caused by strikes.
According to Kalu, the Federal Government should also endeavour to implement the signed agreements with the lecturers in the interest of students, their parents, the education sector and the country at large.
The Abia North Senatorial District representative also described as worrisome the continued brain-drain he stated has contributed to poor quality of graduates in the country.
He said: “Incessant strikes disrupt the academic calendar, encourage brain drain and contribute significantly to the poor quality of graduates in the Country, with far-reaching implications for national development.
“The Federal Government should urgently take all necessary measures to open a realistic negotiation with ASUU to stop the strike and implement the signed agreements in the interest of our students, their parents, the education sector and the country.
“We must stop playing with the future of our youths.”