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Three Unions Join The On-going ASUU Strike

8 months ago /

Three university non-teaching staff unions in Nigeria are set to join the on-going strike by the academic staff union of universities, ASUU. The unions’ basic grouse is government’s inability to implement the 2009 agreement it reached with all the unions in the universities, among others. The unions are the senior staff association...

V.P. Osinbajo To Drive FG’s Negotiations With ASUU

8 months ago /

Nigeria's vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stepped in to drive the ongoing negotiations between the federal government and the academic staff union of universities, ASUU.  Minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige who briefed journalists at the end of Wednesday’s federal executive council meeting said the vice president's move will ensure...

University Of Ilorin Gets New V.C

8 months ago /

Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem has emerged as the new vice chancellor of the university of Ilorin. The pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council, Abdullahi  Oyekan announced this while briefing journalists in the university's auditorium. Oyekan said the appointment was made in accordance with the university act and provisions of the university's miscellaneous...

Kwara College Of Education Staff Protest Non Payment Of Salaries

8 months ago /

Over three hundred staff of the Kwara state college of education, Ilorin, Kwara state have called on the state government and the school management to pay them their three months salaries. Led by the leadership of the staff union colleges of education in Nigeria, Olomu Olaitan and the chairman, non-academic staff...

Unity Schools: FG Releases List Of Successful Candidates For 2017/2018 Academic Year

8 months ago /

The minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has approved the release of list of successful candidates into the federal unity schools for the 2017/2018 academic year. In a statement on Thursday, the minister said the admission list for junior secondary school, JSS one, was on notice boards in the individual colleges and...

Michael Okpara University Joins ASUU Strike

9 months ago /

As the indefinite strike of the Academic Staff Union Of Universities, ASUU continues, Michael Okpara university of agriculture, Umudike, branch of the association has restated its position to be part of the ongoing strike as resolved by the national body Briefing newsmen in Awka the Anambra state capital, the chairperson of...

SSANU Threatens Strike

9 months ago /

The Senior Staff Association Of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has threatened to join the Academic Staff Union Of Universities, ASUU to go on strike SSANU President Samson Ugwoke in a telephone interview with ait said the federal government has failed to comply with the judgement of the national industrial court on staff...

Nigeria Re-introduces Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination

9 months ago /

Nigeria has re-introduced the Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination as a university admission pre-condition a year after it was scrapped. Education Minister Adamu Adamu made the decision public at the JAMB policy meeting on the 2017 admission which has peged cut-off marks at 120 for universities and 100 for polytechnics and...

Colleges Of Education Threaten Strike

9 months ago /

Colleges Of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU, has issued a 48-hour notice to embark on strike. In a statement by the union’s president, Nuhu Ogirima, the teachers called for an immediate intervention of the education minister in an attempt to impose provosts on federal college of education Okene, and federal colleges of education technical...

Senate Wade’s Into ASUU Strike

9 months ago /

The Nigerian senate committee on tertiary institutions wants the academic staff union of universities, ASUU to reconsider its position and call off the ongoing strike to allow proper negotiation between the federal government and the union. The committee chairman Jibrin Barau, says the action by the union shows a vote of...

FG Offers Scholarship To Students For Their Exemplary Performance

9 months ago /

The Nigerian government has offered scholarship to some students for their exemplary performance at the just concluded 2017 Olympiad held at morocco, Indonesia and Brazil at various categories. The students are Okeke Williams Okechukwu Mmesomachi, Akpabioedikan Idongesit of Graceland international Schools, Port-Harcourt and Okoli Mitchel Chukwuebuka and Amaechi Ikechukwu Abuah of trinity...

ASUU Ends Crucial Meeting With Government

9 months ago /

The meeting between the leadership of the Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) and the minister of labour and employment Senator Chris Ngige ended a Tuesday night without a call off of the on going strike. The meeting held at the minister’s conference room, ministry of labour and employment, federal secretariat,...

NANS Campaigns Against Female Victimization

9 months ago /

The National Association Of Nigerian Students, female wing university of Abuja chapter is calling on the  government and other relevant bodies to strengthen their resolve to  document the prevalent cases of sexual harassment in tertiary institutions across the country. The call was made during the official launch of the campaign against...

Government Appeal To University Teachers To Suspend Ongoing Indefinite Strike

9 months ago /

The Nigerian government has appealed to university teachers to suspend the ongoing indefinite strike, in the interest of students writing promotion examinations. The appeal is contained in statements from the ministries of education and, labour and employment even as the national association of Nigerian students issued a 21-day ultimatum for the...

Nigeria's University Curriculum And Programmes Under Review

9 months ago /

The Nigerian government says it has begun the review of the curriculum and programmes of universities. Executive secretary of the national universities commission, professor Abubakar Rasheed gave the hint at a meeting with directors of academic planning of Nigerian universities in Abuja. Rasheed says the move for curriculum and programme review is...

Old Boys Of Loyola College Ibadan, Call For The Return Of Schools To The Missionaries

9 months ago /

In the wave of the poor standard of education in Nigeria, the old boys of the Loyola College Ibadan, south west Niger, are calling for the return of schools to the missionaries in order to restore the past glory of the education sector. This was the talking point during the Loyola...

Senate President, Saraki On “Almajiri” Education

9 months ago /

The president of the Nigerian senate, Bukola Saraki says the eight senate is working to reposition the “Almajiri” Islamic education system for destitute in the northern part of the country. Saraki told a delegation from the centre for crisis communication and conveners’ of a proposed national conference on Almajiri that the...

FG Says It Has No Plans To Shut The University Of Maiduguri

9 months ago /

Nigeria's federal government says it has no plans to shut the university of Maiduguri. The minister for education, Adamu Adamu said this when he was visiting to console the university community over the death of some geology staff on petroleum exploration mission in the lake chad basin, killed by boko haram...

Kogi Governor Disband The Academic Staff Union Of Universities In KSU

10 months ago /

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has disbanded the academic staff union of universities, ASUU, in the Kogi state university, Ayingba over the lingering seven-month strike. He has also ordered the immediate recruitment of fresh lecturers to replace members who fail to return to their lecture halls. Governor Bello gave the directive during...

WAEC Releases The Results Of The May/June 2017 Certificate Examinations

10 months ago /

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has released the results of the may/June 2017 certificate examinations with over nine hundred thousand candidates representing fifty-nine point two-two percent (59.22%) obtaining a minimum of five credits in five subjects and above including English language and mathematics. The results were announced Monday by the...


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