The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said it is the duty of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to compensate students for the time wasted during the six-month strike.
He also said the government will not concede to the union’s demand to pay lecturers their emoluments for the six months of no academic activities.
Adumu said this at the 47th session of the state house ministerial briefing organised by the presidential communications team at the villa, Abuja.
He suggested that the affected students should “take ASUU to court” to claim damages incurred over the strike period.
According to him, the federal government bears no liability to compensate millions of students grounded for six months over lost time.