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Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume
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Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume

Vice-Chancellors of some federal and state universities in Nigeria have expressed readiness to reopen schools. Though the Academic Staff Union of Universities had said that varsities were not ready for reopening, the VCs said they had planned to reopen their institutions as directed by the Federal Government. One of the VCs of a federal university in the South-West told our correspondent that it was wrong for ASUU to claim that there were no guidelines for reopening varsities. Apart from the scare arising from the second wave of COVID-19, another VC said some of them (VCs) had planned to stagger resumption. “I think ASUU should begin to speak to facts. Inasmuch as we do not want the COVID-19 outbreak on our campuses, we had our plans. Some academic activities can resume for c...
JAMB Announces New Date For 2020 Post-UTME Screening
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JAMB Announces New Date For 2020 Post-UTME Screening

The 2020/2021 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination screening will commence in Nigeria’s higher institutions on September 7. The agreement was reached at a meeting between the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and Vice-Chancellors, Rectors, and Provosts of tertiary institutions on Monday. Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, who made the announcement, said the screening would now hold between September 7 and November 18. Earlier, the board had issued a guideline for all tertiary institutions to begin their admission with effect from August 20. Oloyede said the adjustment in the date would allow students taking the 2020 O’ level examinations to be able to participate in the screening. He said, “Presently as you are aware, WAEC starts the Senior School...
FG Warns Vice-Chancellors Against Reopening Universities
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FG Warns Vice-Chancellors Against Reopening Universities

The Federal Ministry of Education has ordered vice chancellors to maintain the closure of federal, state and private universities in order to keep students and university communities safe from coronavirus. The National Universities Commission gave the directive through a circular by the Director, Directorate of the Executive Secretary’s Office, Chris Maiyaki. The circular read, “Vice chancellors will please recall that following the ministerial directive of March 19, 2020, the NUC issued two circulars on Friday, March 20, to convey approval for the closure of institutions for a period of one month effective from Monday, March 23. “The Federal Ministry of Education has subsequently directed on Friday, March 8, that all schools remain closed as the Federal Government is closely ...
Universities That Pull Out Of Strike Will Regret Their Actions – ASUU
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Universities That Pull Out Of Strike Will Regret Their Actions – ASUU

The President of the Association of Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi has on Monday evening said that institutions that pulled out of the ongoing strike and opened their doors to students will regret their action in future. Ogunyemi made this known while speaking to The Punch correspondent, who asked on his view on the perceived disunity in the union’s ranks. The Punch reports that since the commencement of the industrial action no fewer than 6 institutions who are members of the union had pulled out of the industrial action. The President hinted that members that pulled out of the campaign were pressured to abandon the fight by their vice-chancellors, or governing councils. Ogunyemi said, “Those universities perceived as pulling out are certainly not against ...
Get Ready For Prolong Strike, Says ASUU
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Get Ready For Prolong Strike, Says ASUU

The tragedy befalling the education sector went messier yesterday (Wednesday), as the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) said, it would begin indefinite strike December 12. This is just as President of the Academic Union of Universities, ASUU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi yesterday told striking lecturers to get ready for a prolong industrial action that started November 4. ASUP National President, Usman Dutse who disclosed this yesterday decried that the Federal Government has failed to meet their demands. ”We shall commence an indefinite strike December 12. He said: “Government has failed to implement and fulfil agreements it reached with the union as contained in the memorandum of understanding signed. ”The issue of the funding of the institutions has always been a...
ASUU Finally Reacts To FG’s “No work, No Pay” Policy
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ASUU Finally Reacts To FG’s “No work, No Pay” Policy

It's no longer news that the federal government have ordered all Vice Chancellor to enforce "No Work no pay" policy In a reaction to the memo, the Chairman of University of Ibadan chapter of ASUU, Deji Omole, described the federal government as shameless for owing lecturers seven years of unpaid, earned academic allowances. He said despite the debt, the government still wants lecturers to continue to work while the presidency and the National Assembly ‘feed fat’ on the wealth of the nation. Mr Omole in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES Friday evening said it is sad that a government that prides itself as having integrity has shown it lacks integrity by failing to honour agreements reached with the union. He said the government has resulted to harassment and intimidation...
ASUU Strike: Nigerian Govt Orders Universities To Implement ‘No Work, No Pay’
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ASUU Strike: Nigerian Govt Orders Universities To Implement ‘No Work, No Pay’

The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed vice-chancellors of striking public universities across the country to enforce “no-work-no-pay” rule on the striking lecturers. PREMIUM TIMES gathered on Friday that the directive to implement the “no work, no pay” policy was communicated to the universities in a memo sent by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) to university vice-chancellors. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had on November 4 declared indefinite, nationwide strike over non-implementation of previous agreements by the federal government and demand for increased university funding. At least two meetings have been held between the lecturers and the government since the strike commenced. However, both parties are yet to reach an agreement. In the ...
ASUU Is A Problem Of The Nigerian University System – Prof. Ochonnu
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ASUU Is A Problem Of The Nigerian University System – Prof. Ochonnu

Nigerians do not like the truth; they prefer self-comforting narratives. Since doing a short update on the just-declared ASUU strike yesterday, many who are suckers for ASUU’s propaganda have continued to spew the predictable ASUU talking points without much critical reflection on them. My American hosts say that the definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome. That is what ASUU has been doing in the last 15 years or thereabouts. The golden age of the ASUU struggle ended about 20 years ago. For the past fifteen years or so, the union has been struggling to redefine itself and find a new identity but has ended up simply reinventing the proverbial wheel even when the challenges of today’s university system call for a different too...
ASUU, UNILORIN 49+ Foundation, Others Hail Supreme Court Judgement On Reinstated Professor
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ASUU, UNILORIN 49+ Foundation, Others Hail Supreme Court Judgement On Reinstated Professor

ASUU, UNILORIN 49+ FOUNDATION, OTHERS HAIL SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT IN OBAYAN VS UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, CALL FOR JUDICIAL REFORM The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and other groups have hailed the recent judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Aze Obayan, a professor, versus University of Ilorin which declared the termination of appointment of Ms. Obayan by the University of Ilorin authorities illegal and reinstated her to the University with all her salaries and perquisites. According to ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, her reinstatement is also a vindication of the struggles of the union and a lesson for other university administrations. Also hailing the judgment, the Chairman of the UNILORIN 49+ Foundation for Justice, Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju, who was the Chairman o...
2017: Strikes, Corruption, Others Characterise Nigeria’s Education Sector
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2017: Strikes, Corruption, Others Characterise Nigeria’s Education Sector

In the course of 2017, all the major unions within the education sector had cause to down tools, putting students, parents and the entire country in a state of frustration. A bigger cause for distress came in August when Boko Haram terrorists extended their bloodletting to students and staff in the University of Maiduguri, killing and maiming. In the midst of the chaos, the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS lost its ex-president, Dauda Mohammed. Also, the Kaduna State Government commenced a controversial education reform meant to uplift the standard of education in the state but which involves the sacking of over 20,000 teachers. PREMIUM TIMES takes a look at the major highlights of the education sector in Nigeria in 2017. 1. ASUU’s “indefinite” strike ASUU ...
ASUU Urges EFCC To Publish Findings On Alleged N2 Billion Fraud In University Of Ilorin
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ASUU Urges EFCC To Publish Findings On Alleged N2 Billion Fraud In University Of Ilorin

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release its findings on the petition in which allegation of N2 billion fraud was leveled against the University of Ilorin’s management. In a release entitled, “Impunity and disregard for the Rule of Law: the Cases of the University of Ilorin, Kogi State University and Lagos State University,” signed by Dr. Ade Adejumo, the Coordinator of Ibadan Zone, ASUU lamented that it was unfortunate that the EFCC has not submitted its findings on the petition submitted to it over a year ago. Dr. Adejumo also called for the recall of all sacked and victimised ASUU members at the Kogi State University, Lagos State University and University of Ilorin. ASUU said it would continue to ex...
JAMB Replies Critics Of Cut-Off Marks
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JAMB Replies Critics Of Cut-Off Marks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has described as unnecessary the controversies over the reduction of cut-off marks for 2017 admission exercise into tertiary institutions by stakeholders at its policy meeting. Rather than criticisms, JAMB said, Nigerians should be concerned about how to address the flight of citizens in glorified secondary schools called foreign Universities in places like country Ghana, Uganda, Gambia and others. “It is expedient to state here that the worst admitted cut-off mark in a Nigerian institution is far better than allowing them to fly out to some of the institution they are attending out there which we all know are nothing to be proud of”, JAMB said. The organisation had repeatedly emphasised that despite the reduction of cut-off poin...
FG Suspends FUTA, FUNAAB Vice Chancellors Over N957m Fraud
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FG Suspends FUTA, FUNAAB Vice Chancellors Over N957m Fraud

The Federal Government has suspended Vice Chancellors of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) over alleged N956 million fraud. FUNAAB vice chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole, is currently facing a criminal charge in court. The May 5, 2017 suspension letters was signed by the acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Hussaini Adamu, on behalf of the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu. The letter directed Oyewole to hand over the affairs of the institution to the most senior staff. The EFCC charged Oyewole, alongside former Pro Chancellor of the school, Adeseye Ogunewe, the Bursar, Moses Ilesanmi to court for alleged abuse of office and misappropriation of funds. They were investigated ...
Throwback Photo Of OAU Vice Chancellors
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Throwback Photo Of OAU Vice Chancellors

The irony of life. Former VC of OAU, Prof Rogers Makanjuola, visits the then Ooni of Ife, Okunade Sijuade. He's accompanied by 3 people who would later become Vice chancellors of OAU. From left Prof Faborode, Prof Roger Makanjuola, Prof Bamitale Omole and Prof Ogunbodede. If I was in that picture it means I would have been preparing to be the next VC of OAU
Jamb 2017: Top 10 States According To The Number Of Applicants
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Jamb 2017: Top 10 States According To The Number Of Applicants

Jamb 2017 Statistics - See the Top 10 States with Highest Number of Jamb Applicants 2017 Jamb 2017 Statistics - Following the just concluded Jamb 2017 Registration below is the statistics of the top 10 state with the highest number of applicants, We believe this may inspire you and also help you to seat up for your exam knowing that you have lots of people to compete with. These numbers were released by The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, at a news briefing with newsmen in Bwari, in preparations for the conduct of this year's UTME. 1,736,571 - Total Number of Registered Candidates (Highest Number in the History of JAMB) Jamb 2017 Statistics: Top 10 States with Highest Number of Jamb Applicants 101,868 - Imo State (Highest Number) 88,655 - Osun State 87,811 - Oyo Sta...
Recession: Nigerian Government May Scrap Foreign Scholarships
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Recession: Nigerian Government May Scrap Foreign Scholarships

Dr Bello Gusau, Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund, PTDF, on Wednesday in Abuja said granting scholarships to students to study overseas may​​ no longer continue. ”​The present scholarship arrangement, which is disproportionately focused on the Overseas Scholarship Scheme, is no longer sustainable and therefore needs to be reversed​”, Gusau said at an interactive session with​ Vice-Chancellors of Federal Universities in Nigeria. A statement by Mr Kalu Otisi, PTDF Head, Press and External Relations Unit, quoted Gusau as saying that there would be a new strategic agenda that would govern the training and capacity building programmes of the Fund. “At the centre of the agenda is the domestication of all PTDF training and capacity building programmes, with...

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