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Three Unions Suspend Strike

1 year ago /

Three non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian universities have suspended a three-week old strike. The 3 unions are the Senior Staff Union Of Universities, SSANU, the national technologies, NAAT and the national association of educational and associated institutions, NASU. Briefing journalists in Abuja say the suspension is for one month pending Government’s fulfillment...

FUNAAB Gets New Vice Chancellor

1 year ago /

The Governing Council of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has approved the appointment of Prof. Felix Salako as the Vice-Chancellor. The council also approved the appointments the Registrar and Bursar, Dr Hakeem Adekola and Mr Chukwunwike Ezekpeazu, respectively. The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr Aboki Zawha, in a statement...

ASUU suspends strike

1 year ago /

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its five-week old strike following a  meeting with the Federal Government’s delegation. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President announced this at a news conference after the  meeting with the Federal Government  on Monday in Abuja. He said the union  decided to conditionally suspend the...

NECO Releases Result

1 year ago /

The National Examination Council NECO on  Thursday released the June/July 2017 senior secondary school certificate examination (SSCE) results. Releasing the results at the council’s headquarters in Minna, Niger state the registrar, Charles Uwakwa said the performance of the candidates in the 2017 examination represents about one point, eleven percent improvement when compared...

FG reschedules meeting with non-academic staff unions of universities

1 year ago /

The Nigerian government has rescheduled a meeting with striking non-teaching staff of universities for Thursday, following the failure of unions to Honour Monday's appointment. The deputy director press in the ministry of Labour Samuel Olowokere said it's the desire of the Minister Of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, to have all...

ASUU Reaches Agreement With Federal Government

1 year ago /

Striking university lecturers have reached a truce with the federal government and will suspend their industrial action anytime from now. The lecturers were represented by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at a marathon meeting with the representatives of the Federal Government. ASUU is expected to convene its National Executive Council (NEC) where...

Three Unions Join The On-going ASUU Strike

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

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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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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...


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