2023: Don’t vote politicians with no passion for education, says ASUU

Wants students to see hindered academic pursuits as sacrifice for future generations Says lecturers’ salary seizure won’t stop action The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), yesterday, asked Nigerians to ensure that all political office holders having hand in the prolonged and ongoing strike embarked upon by the union are voted out in the 2023 […]

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FG misinforming Nigerians about our demands — ASUU

The striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), yesterday, accused the Federal Government of misinforming Nigerians about their demands, just as it said that it never had it so bad with past administrations as far as negotiations are concerned. The union’s President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke disclosed this while reacting to the Minister of State for […]

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ASUU Strike: Turbulence at home, political office-holders’ children in smooth sail abroad

President Muhammadu Buhari and some of his children who graduated from foreign universities Today, Sunday, August 7, 2022, marks 174 days since the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) commenced, on February 14, 2022, a four-week “comprehensive and total” nationwide strike, which has grounded the Nigeria University System (NUS) thereby keeping university students at home […]

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Ekiti varsity proscribes ASUU, SSANU, NASU over crises

The management of Ekiti State Government-owned Bamidele Olumilua University of Science and Technology, Ikere Ekiti has proscribed all the staff unions in the institution. The acting Registrar, B.S. Momoh, said the step was necessary as the unions, through their actions, were distracting the university from its development vision and mission. Momoh, in a memo to […]

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State of public schools: Alumni associations to the rescue

A dilapidated Methodist Public Nursery and Primary School, Papa Ajao, Mushin, Lagos State Photo: Eno-Abasi Sunday Public schools, particularly, primary and secondary schools, are facing inadequate infrastructure, and poor teaching and learning environment challenge. With less financial resources committed to these educational centres, the future of education is at stake. But alumni associations in the […]

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85% of Nigerian children suffer violent discipline in schools- UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, says 85 per cent of Nigerian children between the ages of 1 and 14 experience violent discipline in schools, with nearly 1 in 3 children experiencing severe physical punishment. Its Chief of Education, Saadhna Panday-Soobrayan, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday, at a two-day National Awareness Creation Meeting on […]

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Universities, polytechnics, colleges decide UTME cut-off mark — JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has explained that it is the responsibility of tertiary institutions to decide and determine their admission cut-off mark and not JAMB as widely believed by candidates. The Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, gave the explanation in a statement on Monday in Abuja. The Board […]

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