Mr. Shekarau was sworn-in as minister on Wednesday.
The new Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau, on Thursday met with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP.
The meeting, Mr. Shekarau’s first after he assumed duties same day is in a bid to resolve the strike by the lecturers.
The polytechnic lecturers have been on strike since October last year, while Mr. Shekarau, a former Kano State governor, was sworn-in as minister by President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday.
The meeting, which commenced at about 3:25 p.m., is being held at the Education Ministry secretariat in Abuja.