The ASUU strike 2013 continues, but the latest update is good newsâ€“the unionâ€™s postponed meeting is expected to be held on November 22.
The union is still expected to end the strike at the meeting, which was postponed after the sudden death of former union president Festus Iyayi.
Fridayâ€™s meeting may or may not be held at Bayero University in Kano, where the meeting was slated to be originally held, an officialÂ told the Daily IndependentÂ on condition of anonymity.
Union leadership said that it was never planning on canceling the meeting for good, only to hold a 7-day mourning period for Iyayi.
Once the meeting is held, and provided the strike is called off, the strike would likely officially end on Monday, culminating with another meeting between union leadership and President Goodluck Jonathan.
Supervisory Minister of Education Nyesom Wike over the weekend led a group of government officials to the former residence of Iyayi in Benin City on a condolence visit.
Wike said that the federal government would implement all agreements it reached with the ASUU.
â€œPresident Goodluck Jonathan and the entire administration are deeply pained by the sudden death of the former ASUU National President who played a key part in the negotiations between ASUU and the Federal Government,â€ WikeÂ said in a statement.
â€œWe recall the significant contributions of Professor Iyayi during the 13-hour negotiations between President Jonathan and ASUU, which led to a headway in the discussions.
â€œI want to assure the family that the ideals that the late scholar fought and died for will never be forgotten. The Federal Government will diligently implement the decisions reached in the course of negotiations with ASUU.â€