Education

Nigeria’s Universities Can Find Funds And Produce Job Creators: Here’s How

A group of recent university graduates in Nigeria. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images Seun Kolade, De Montfort University Industrial action by Nigeria’s university lecturers has entered its seventh month. The strike is one of the longest by academic staff in Africa’s most populous country. Strikes have plagued Nigeria’s university system for the better part of three decades, beginning in ...

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Cakasa Ebenezer Foundation Donates Back-To-School Kits To Three Lagos Public Schools

…364 kids get bags, books, writing materials Cakasa Ebenezer Foundation (CEF) has donated school bags, books and other writing materials to the pupils of three Lagos public primary schools in Mushin Local Government Area (LGA). The donation was part of Cakasa Ebenezer Foundation’s ‘Kit-a-child’ programme held every new school year. The schools – all on Ladipo Street, Papa Ajao – ...

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17 Strikes In 23 Years: A Unionist Explains Why Nigeria’s University Lecturers Won’t Back Down

A protester holds a placard as workers show solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities. Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images Dele Ashiru, University of Lagos Lecturers at Nigeria’s public universities have been on strike 16 times since 1999. On 14 February 2022 they went back on strike to make it the 17th. Only 11 of Nigeria’s ...

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Obi Vows More Robust Funding Of Education Sector If Elected President

Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 election, Mr Peter Obi, has restated his resolve to ensure that the education sector in the ‘New Nigeria’ receives the robust funding it needs to productively transform the nation. This resolution was revealed in his message to mark the International Literacy Day 2022. He maintained his unwavering belief in education as ...

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Sanwo-Olu Floats Autonomous Financing Channel For Lagos’ Tertiary Schools, Sets Up Dedicated Trust Fund

•Governor receives 322-page LASU Visitation Panel report An autonomous funding mechanism that will keep all the three Lagos State’s tertiary institutions on the path of sustainability has just been initiated by the State Government. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, announced that the Government will be setting up Lagos State Tertiary Education Trust Fund, in a move that will creatively revolutionise ...

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ASATU Begs FG, ASUU To Consider Nigerian Students, End Strike 

By Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Anambra State Association of Town Unions (ASATU) has implored the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end her six months old industrial action in the interest of millions of Nigerian students. National president of ASATU, Chief Barr Titus Nnabuike Akpudo, who made the appeal in Awka, said the strike embarked upon in February this ...

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Breaking: ASUU Extends Strike

After a series of heated discussions, the Academic Staff Union of Universities has decided to extend its ongoing strike. The Punch reported that the decision was taken after the National Executive Council meeting at the union’s headquarters at the University of Abuja on Monday morning. Details later… The Punch

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Anambra Polytechnic Gets Acting Rector 15 Years After Inception

…as government task Nwafor Orizu Provost to be innovative By Raymond Ozoji, Awka The commitment of the Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo’s administration towards the revitalization of education in Anambra state is currently yielding positive results especially as the state-owned polytechnic now has an acting Rector 15 years after inception. The present administration has equally conducted what may be described as ...

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New Universities In Nigeria? Absolutely Not

The University of Lagos is one of the institutions affected by the lecturers’ strike in Nigeria. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images Eragbai Jerome Isuku, University of Ibadan Public university lecturers in Nigeria have been on strike since 14 February 2022. One of their biggest issues is that the institutions they work for are poorly funded. Despite this, ...

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ASUU Defiant, Presses For Indefinite Strike

Different chapters of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have resolved to continue their indefinite strike pending the resolution of issues that necessitated the action. NewsProbe gathered that ASUU branches in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, University of Lagos and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, are among those that have resolved ...

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