Category Archives: Education

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Umahi Shutdown Three Schools Of APC chieftains in Ebonyi For Exposing Him

Three secondary schools belonging to some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ebonyi state chapter have been shutdown.

ASUU Strike: Watch The Moment ASUU Suspended Its Over 1 Month (Video)

The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, ASUU, has officially suspended its one month, six days strike.

BREAKING: ASUU suspends strike

​The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced a conditional suspension of its nationwide strike.

This comes after a series of meetings between top government officials and members of the union.

ASUU has now directed its members to return to classrooms with immediate effect.

President of the Union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, addressed a news conference at about 9.30 pm Monday night, after another round of meeting with the government delegation, led by the Minister of Labour, Senator Chris Ngige.

Ogunyemi explained that they decided to conditionally suspend the strike action, in view of the timeline of October 2017 for the implementation of the signed agreement.

ASUU had declared a nationwide strike on August 14, over the failure of the federal government to implement the 2009 agreement.

Last week, Ogunyemi stated that the industrial action had not ended, because ASUU was still ironing out some grey areas in the agreement with the FG .

ASUU Strike: Lecturers Meet FG Delegation, Fix Another Meeting

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Friday held a closed-door meeting with the representatives of the federal government.

LAUTECH Resumes Tomorrow

The embattled Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, is set resume activities at the university on Friday, September 15, 2017.

WAEC set to re-introduce e-marking for its tests

The West African Examinations Council International Office in Lagos said it will soon re-introduce electronic marking for its tests.

Head of the Office, Adelowo Maliki, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Lagos.

“We started this electronic marking in 2014 through to 2015, only for us to suspend it in 2016, due to high costs as regards the high exchange rate.

“But now, we are set to bring it back as we have gotten all necessary approvals from the council’s committee meetings and the council itself.

“This led to our trying to develop our own in-house and by the grace of God, the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates would be marked electronically.

ASUU To Suspend Strike After Closed Door Meeting With FG

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it has agreed to consider the federal government’s offer and suspend their strike. The

ASUU strike: We have reached agreement with lecturers – Nigerian government

The Federal government of Nigeria has stated that it has reached an agreement with members of the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

BREAKING!! SSANU, NASU Resolve To Embark On Indefinite Strike

There appears to be more trouble for Nigeria’s education sector as all the major non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian public universities

ASUU Strike: NANS Factions Exchange Blows In Abuja

Two NANS factions had earlier clashed at the Unity Fountain , Maitama, Abuja , following the leadership tussle rocking the association.

Auchi Polytechnic Students Name Their Hostel After Hushpuppi, See His Reaction (Photo)

Malaysian-Based Nigerian Big Boy, Hushpuppi has revealed his excitement, after some Students of Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State decided to name their hostel after him.

ASUU: We Have Had A Enough Of Toying With The Future Of Students – Aruna Kadiri

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) is set to begin a mother of all “Student’s Mass Action” on September 05, 2017 in defense of nation’s posterity which is currently been toyed with.

ASUU Turns Down Invitation By FG For Talks(See Why)

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has refused to attend a meeting with the Federal Government scheduled for today.

University Of Lagos Post-UTME Screening Exercise 2017/2018

UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS2017/2018 POST-UTME SCREENING EXERCISE

How Senator Adolphus Wabara Played Ethnic Card in the Appointment of ABSU Deputy Vice Chancellor(ADMN)

Former Senate President and current Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Abia State University Senator Adolphus

ASUU Strike Update: ASUU To Announce Continuation Or Suspension Today

A crucial National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is going on to decide on offers made

ASUU reacts to new JAMB Cut-off Mark

Following the introduction of a new cut off mark by the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board JAMB, the Chairman of ASUU at the University of Ibadan, Dr. Deji Omole has spoken against it stating that the Government is looking to destroy education in Nigeria.

You will recall that JAMB reduced the minimum cut off marks for admissions into universities in Nigeria to 120, polytechnics and colleges of education pegged at 100, while that of innovative enterprising institutes was pegged at 110.

Speaking on why this is a horrible move, Omole said; “Rather than sanctioning the identified universities that admitted over 17,000 students illegally, the JAMB registrar simply regularised illegality and lowered cut-off marks to favour the interests of the friends of government who own private universities and are hell bent on destroying public education.”

Omole stated that JAMB needs to be scrapped altogether as it was no longer useful and is rather a detriment to education in Nigeria; “Where are the students that the JAMB registrar said entered universities illegally? Which universities admitted them? If 30 per cent did not take JAMB and found their way into the university system, is that not corruption and a message that JAMB is not significant anymore? What sanction did those who did the illegal thing receive other than regularisation of illegality.

“We are watching because long before now we have said that JAMB has outlived its usefulness. Let the universities set their unique standards and those who are qualified can come in. Scoring 120 out of 400 marks is 30 per cent. Even in those days, 40 per cent was graded as pass. But now JAMB said with F9 which is scoring 30 per cent you can be admitted.

“They deliberately want to destroy education. Even for polytechnic, 100 marks is 25 per cent. It is sad. And that is where we are in Nigeria. They want to destroy public education at all costs. This is not setting standard for education in Nigeria. It is purely lowering standards and digging grave for the future. This is why ASUU is currently on the struggle to influence the government to do the needful for education in Nigeria.”

Just In!! JAMB Fixes Cut Off Marks For Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges Of Education

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has fixed minimum cut off marks for Nigeria’s tertiary institutions.

ASUU Strike: Prostitution Will Increase Among Female Students – S3x Workers Tell FG

The Nigerian Sex Workers Association says the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, which has

BREAKING!!! Michael Okpara University Sacks 820 Staff (See Letter)

The management of Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture Umudike has sacked another 370 staff with effect from August 16th 2017.

 

This has brought the number of staff sacked so far to 820 in the last one month .

 

Niger Delta varsity joins ASUU strike

The Niger Delta University (NDU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has joined the ongoing nationwide strike declared by the union.

Dr Stanley Oguon, Chairman of the chapter, said on Thursday that the move followed a resolution reached after the local union emergency congress.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that ASUU had on Monday directed all its state chapters to go on an indefinite nationwide industrial action.

Oguon told NAN in Yenagoa that although the university was preparing for its end of semester examinations, the lecturers believe in the genuineness of the ASUU struggle.

Meanwhile, a student of the university, Andy Micheal, has appealed to the Federal Government to dialogue with ASUU, so as not to prolong the strike.

He said that any delay in the negotiation would be counterproductive to students and the nation’s education sector.

Strike :FG, ASUU Meeting Ends In Deadlock

ABUJA-A meeting held Thursday, in Abuja, between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to

Corpers To Embark On Two Weeks Warning Strike

The National Youth Service Corps members (NYSC) have issued out a warning strike starting from 1st September to 14th September, 2017.

ASUU, FG end crucial meeting in Abuja

 

The meeting between leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen.

7 Things Nigerian Students Can Do While ASUU Is On Strike (Must Read For Every Student)

It has been a few years since students in Nigerians had to deal with long-term strikes; and just at the moment we thought the era of

See How Ebonyi State University Students Celebrated Old School Day (Photos)

As shared by a student of Ebonyi State University who participated in celebrating the old school day at ishieke campus 

Oby Ezekwesili Reacts To ASUU Strike

Former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has appealed to Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal

FG Appeals To ASUU To Shelve Strike

The Federal Government has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its ongoing strike in the universities in the interest of the nation.

ASUU Strike 2017: See List Of Universities Yet To Comply

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday declared a nationwide indefinite strike.