Education

FG Releases N163b To Universities, ASUU Yet To Call Off Strike

The Federal Government said it has released N163 billion to the universities from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), but striking academics are stalling in calling off their strike. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said this while addressing newsmen after a closed door reconciliatory meeting with leaders of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday in ...

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ASUU Still Consulting On Strike, Says Ogunyemi

The Academic Staff Union of Universities says it is yet to conclude consultations with its members on the possible agreement presented by the Federal Government. ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja, said the union was still consulting. NAN recalled that the Minister of Labour and Employment, ...

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Tansian Varsity VC In EFCC Net Over Unpaid Bank Loan, Ezeonwuka Alleges 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, the property owner of Ranet industries and proprietor of Rojeny Games Village Oba Idemili-south local government area of Anambra state, has said that despite relinquishing his property upon whichTansian University took off, he remains the owner of the university because he has the highest equity contribution in the university. Ezeonwuka who spoke with journalists ...

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SERAP Drags FG To UN Over Failure To End ASUU Strike

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has sent an urgent appeal to two UN special rapporteurs urging them to “prevail upon the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to reach an agreement to end the ongoing strike by ASUU, which continues to have real and dire consequences on the right to higher education, specifically university ...

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Tansian Varsity VC Debunks Alleged N23m Debt To Rojeny Boss

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Vice Chancellor Tansian University Umunya, Oyi local government area of Anambra state, Rev. Prof. Jonhbosco Akam, has debunked allegations of a certain N23 million debt purportedly owed one Rommy Ezeonwuka over the premises upon which the Oba campus of the university operated in Idemili-south council area. Akam who spoke with our correspondent at Central School Amesi in ...

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ASUU Strike Continues As Union Leaders Walk Out Of Meeting With FG

The Federal Government’s effort to end the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suffered another setback as it failed to reach an agreement with the leaders of the union again. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, presided over a resumed negotiation with the striking university lecturers on Monday at the ministry in ...

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Amid ASUU Strike, Senate Approves Six New Tertiary Institutions

The Senate on Wednesday passed six bills seeking to establish federal tertiary institutions in different parts of the country. The bills were passed following the consideration of the reports by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, presented by its Chairman, Senator Barau Jibrin. The proposed institutions include four polytechnics, one college of education and one university of technology. If ...

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Obiano Met Non-Functional Technical Schools — Commissioner

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Commissioner for Basic Education in Anambra state Prof. Kate Azuka Omenugha has said that Governor Willie Obiano met non-functional technical schools when he came on board in 2014. She also said that none of the technical colleges in the state had accreditation from the National Board for Technical Education. The commissioner stated this on Monday at ...

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Buhari Reduces Cost Of UTME, SSCE Forms

President Muhammadu Buhari has reduced the cost of forms for some terminal examinations like the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, organised by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Examination Council, as well as the Basic Education Certificate Examination. This was revealed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, after the Federal Executive Council meeting ...

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Again, FG, ASUU Meeting Deadlocked As Strike Continues

The Federal Government and leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities met on Monday at the Ministry of Education headquarters, Abuja, to review the grey areas in the 2017 Memorandum of Action, trying to reach a middle ground. The strike by the lecturers, however, continues as the meeting could not conclude on whether ASUU should return to work or ...

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