Lagos - Online publishers of the Nigeria Online Publishers Association (NOPA) have urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to accept the offer made by the government and call off the strike it had sustained for the last few months.
NOPA in a press statement by its president, Malachy Agbo, said shutting the nation’s universities for more than four months damages Nigeria's international image.
He said one of the key areas by which a country is measured, is the level of attention it pays to its education sector.
He said the expectations of Nigerians were high before the last meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and the university teachers on Monday, adding that the leadership of ASUU had put the nation on the edge by not making its position known days after the meeting.
He added ASUU should let Nigerians know what its position is.
“But it will do the country a lot of good if the strike is called off with immediate effect to enable academic activities return to our universities and save the country from the unpalatable consequences of the strike (sic),” the statement read.