There was a low turn-out at the town hall meeting called by ASUU on Thursday at the Mapo Hall in Ibadan.
Only a few residents, members of ASUU, activists and journalists were at the forum which was called to senstise people on the on-going strike.
Speaking at the forum, Dr Ademola Aremu, the National Treasurer of the union, said the education sector remains critical to the nation’s development.
“ I want the Federal Government to move fast to end the 42-day-old ASUU strike so that the students can return to their studies,” he said.
The unionist said ASUU members were at Mapo Hall to drum up support from the public on the condition of the education sector.
Also speaking, Dr Olusegun Ajiboye, ASUU Chairman, University of Ibadan branch, called on Nigerians to support the campaign for better funding of universities.
“Education is the bedrock of the nation’s development through capacity training,” he said.
He called on government to sustain the dialogue with ASUU with a view to ending the strike. (NAN)