Education

Not Even Campaign Will Stop My School Visits — Obi

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has said that not even electioneering in preparation for the February election would stop him from his routine visit to schools. Obi said this on Wednesday during his visit to St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Ugwuagba, Obosi. Obi, who encouraged students to remain focused in their academic pursuits, ...

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ASUU Conducts Referendum On Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday conducted a referendum to decide whether to suspend its three-month  strike or not. The national leaders of the union on Monday directed its zonal coordinators  to meet and  conduct the referendum. Over 200 members of the University of Ibadan chapter,  who attended the  congress allegedly voted for the continuation of the strike ...

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FG, ASUU Inch Closer To Final Agreement

The dispute between the Federal Government and lecturers of tertiary institutions may end this week. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, told journalists at a briefing in Abuja on Sunday that issues which led to the industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities and their counterparts in polytechnics had been resolved. Adamu said, “I should comment now on ...

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School Feeding Programme: 9.3 Million Children Now Take One Nutritious Meal A Day, Says Osinbajo

‘Buhari administration’s Next level plan would make young Nigerians competitive in the global economy’ The Muhammadu Buhari administration would expand the Social Investment Programmes to improve the welfare of more Nigerians, according to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo stated this on Thursday in Benin, Edo State during the official flag-off of the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHSFP) ...

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Strike: We Are Still Consulting – ASUU President

Three months after going on strike, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it is still consulting with its members over offers made by the Federal Government. The union’s National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos that they would meet with officials of the government within the week. According to ...

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‘ASUU Strike Not Politically Motivated’

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has debunked an insinuation that it is “a strike-loving organisation.” The Chairman of ASUU, Benin Zone, Prof. Anthony Monye-Emina, said this on Wednesday in Benin at a meeting held with market women and pressure groups to justify the union’s ongoing strike. He said the interactive session was to discuss how to rescue the Nigerian ...

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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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