Tag: Education

<strong>Protesters Storm UI Gate, Soldiers Deployed To Scene</strong>
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Protesters Storm UI Gate, Soldiers Deployed To Scene

Protesters converged at the gate of the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday morning to express their disaffection over the present economic challenges in the country. Members of the community barricaded the varsity’s gate, thereby causing traffic jam and putting a stop to other activities. According to a student who chose to be anonymous, soldiers and Operation Burst officers had been deployed to the scene, at the time of filing this report, Punch reports. However, the institution’s Communication Officer, Mrs Adejoke Akinpelu, said the protesters had been dispersed by the security personnel. See Also: 2023 Election: Suspend Academic Activities In All Tertiary Institutions – Reps Tells FG She said, “The U.I Chief Security Officer told me that it was some miscreant...
<strong>UNICAL Investigates Student’s Death At Health Centre</strong>
Education, News, Nigeria

UNICAL Investigates Student’s Death At Health Centre

Prof Florence Obi, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, has asked the Medical Board of the varsity to urgently carry out a careful investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of a student. The deceased, identified as Miss Precious Agini, was a third-year student of the Department of Library and Information Science, who died on Saturday, January 28 at the varsity’s Medical Centre. The directive was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the institution’s registrar, Mr Gabriel Egbe. Egbe Stated that the VC and the entire university community value the lives of students and are saddened by the painful loss recorded at the Medical Centre of the institution. See Also: BREAKING: Nasarawa Gov’s Son, Hassan Is Dead He said, “The Medical Board is...
<strong>2023 Election: Suspend Academic Activities In All Tertiary Institutions – Reps Tells FG</strong>
Education, Elections, Legislature, News, Nigeria

2023 Election: Suspend Academic Activities In All Tertiary Institutions – Reps Tells FG

The house of representatives has asked for the suspension of academic activities ahead of the elections. The lower legislative chamber asked the regulatory bodies of tertiary institutions, the National Universities Commission, NUC, National Board for Technical Education, NABTEB, National Commission for Colleges of Education, NNCE, and the ministry of education to shutdown tertiary institutions to allow students travel to the areas where their polling units are located. The National Electoral Commission, INEC, was also asked to make special arrangements for students to collect their PVCs. It followed a motion which was sponsored by Kabir Ibrahim, a lawmaker representing Zuru/Fakai/Danko-Wasagu/Sakaba federal constituency of Kebbi. Ibrahim’s motion of urgent public importance w...
<strong>FUTA Student Commits Suicide Over Fraud Allegation</strong>
Education, News, Nigeria

FUTA Student Commits Suicide Over Fraud Allegation

Olona Oluwapelumi, a 300-level student of the Federal University of Technology, has taken his life at his residence in the Aule Area of Akure, Ondo State. The deceased who was widely known as Black, was reported to be a student of the Department of Industrial Design at the university. He committed suicide by hanging himself in his room. At the time of filing this report, the reason behind his action was unknown. According to a source in the school, the deceased’s friends on Saturday went to his room and discovered it was locked, after several calls without response, the door was broken and he was found hanged. The development was confirmed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, noting that the incident was reported to the police. Odunlami ...
Ngige, CONUA Blast ASUU Over Highhandedness, Lack of Transparency
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Ngige, CONUA Blast ASUU Over Highhandedness, Lack of Transparency

Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, has blamed lack of transparency by the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, for the decision of the Federal Government to register rival trade unions in the university system. Ngige disclosed this while speaking in his office in Abuja during the presentation of certificates of registration to the Congress of University Academics, CONUA, and the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics, NAMDA. The Minister stated that the unions have been officially gazette and are therefore entitled to all labour rights as contained in the International Trade Unions’ constitution. He said, “Before 2020, CONUA had approached the ministry complaining of a lack of democracy and transparency ...
<strong>Kwara Poly Denies Student Who Scammed US Lady</strong>
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Kwara Poly Denies Student Who Scammed US Lady

The management of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, has distanced itself from Awoleye Joshua, a student of the institution suspected to have defrauded a United States of America lady, Volapolonius Moss, after he tricked her to come to Nigeria. Joshua, aged 23, alleged that he was a Higher National Diploma student of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the institution. Reacting, Kwarapoly in a statement issued on Saturday signed by Halimat Garba, the Public Relations Officer for the institution on behalf of the Registrar said, “the Management wishes to disclaim this malicious news about the polytechnic with the fact that Awoleye Joshua Oluwatofunmi is not a student of the institution. “Please, note that the said Awoleye was once a student of the institution, and had gradua...
<strong>Why Gbajabiamila Should Apologise To ASUU, Nigerians – Falana</strong>
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Why Gbajabiamila Should Apologise To ASUU, Nigerians – Falana

Femi Falana, the lead counsel of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, has asked the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to apologise to the members of the union. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and human rights lawyer also criticized the speaker for denying the agreement reaches with ASUU. Falana in a text to a Punch correspondent said that a member of the Federal Executive Council worked against the efforts aimed at resolving the issues related to the strike between the government and the university teachers. Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, the President of ASUU, had accused the speaker of deceiving the union into suspending its strike. But several lawmakers on Wednesday defended the speaker. Falana in his reaction said, “It is public knowledg...
<strong>Dismiss Randy Lecturers, Buhari Tells Universities</strong>
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Dismiss Randy Lecturers, Buhari Tells Universities

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked tertiary institutions to emulate Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife in the way they deal with lecturers that are involved in the sexual harassment of students. Buhari stated this on Saturday in Ile-Ife at the 46th convocation of the university. The President said that the destiny of promising young girls in tertiary institutions across the country could not be left in the hands of randy people who camouflage themselves as lecturers. He lauded the management of OAU for their handling of sexual and other related offences decisively without minding the individuals involved. Buhari who was represented by Dr. Abiodun Saliu, the Director of Academic Planning, National Universities Commission, NUC, stated that the Federal Government had made ...
<strong>FG Pays ASUU Full Salaries For November, Withholds Arrears</strong>
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FG Pays ASUU Full Salaries For November, Withholds Arrears

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, have been paid their full salaries for the month of November 2022. It was also confirmed that the eight-month arrears owed to the university teachers were not paid. This was disclosed by a senior member of the union at Bayero University in an interview with Punch in Abuja on Wednesday. The source said, “Some of our members have started receiving salaries and I can confirm to you that we received our full salaries for the month of November. However, the arrears are still withheld.” Recall that the Federal Government had withheld the salaries of the lecturers during their strike that lasted for eight months. See Also: ASUU Warns of Fresh Crisis Over ‘No Work No Pay’, Seeks Intervention The members of the union ...
<strong>ASUU Warns of Fresh Crisis Over ‘No Work No Pay’, Seeks Intervention</strong>
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ASUU Warns of Fresh Crisis Over ‘No Work No Pay’, Seeks Intervention

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday alerted Nigerians that if the Federal Government does not pay their withheld salaries, a fresh crisis will break out in the nation’s universities. The union asked parties of interest and well-meaning Nigerians to pressure the Federal Government into paying the withheld eight-month salaries of its members across the country. The alarm was raised by Prof. Moyosore Ajao, the University of Ilorin ASUU Chairman at a special congress of the branch that took place at the university’s main auditorium on Monday. Dr. AbdulGaniyu Olatunji, ASUU Secretary read Ajao’s speech while addressing the media after their solidarity rally within the varsity’s campus. Speaking on ‘Casualisation of Intellectual Workers in Nigeria: Preclude...