The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) had involved the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteurs in the agreement between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
SERAP urged the International body to prevail upon the agreement between the government and the union adding that failure to end the ongoing strike is also a fundamental breach of the right to higher education.
“The failure to end the ongoing strike action by ASUU is also a fundamental breach of the right to higher education without discrimination or exclusion, as strike actions continue to penalize economically disadvantaged parents who have no means or lack the capacity to pay or send their children to private schools.
“The obligations of the Nigerian Government to create the conditions necessary for the enjoyment of the right to education include to take preventive measures to address the root causes of strike action by ASUU and to take steps to end any strike action in a timely manner when it occurs.” SERAP stated.
It is recalled that the Federal Government and ASUU had a meeting to resolve their agreement in order to end the ongoing strike but however, the meeting and the previous ones ended in deadlocks.
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