The Vice-Chancellor of University of Jos, Prof. Hayard Mafuyai, yesterday, said the Federal Government has done enough and even shown commitment for the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to call-off the strike.
Speaking while answering questions from journalists at the end of the year dinner and award night of UNIJOS 80-85 Alumni Group in Abuja, Mafuyai said the challenges facing the education sector in the country over the decades cannot be corrected overnight, so ASUU should call-off the strike.
“We just met with the Supervising Minister of Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike, and we have been appealing to our colleagues and ASUU to do what we believe should be done, that is to call off the strike,” Mafuyai said.
“I think the Federal Government has done enough to move the education sector forward as the ills of many decades cannot be corrected overnight and we should listen to the mood of the nation to call-off the strike in the overall public interest”.
Asked about the security situation in Jos and how it has affected University of Jos, Mufuyai blamed the media for poor reportage and how it is adversely affecting socio-economic development of the university and Plateau State.