Private schools record low turnout in Lagos
January 19, 2021 5205 2692

There was low turnout of pupils in private schools in Lagos State yesterday as academic activities resumed for the second term of 2020/21 session. The Lagos State government had, last Friday, directed public and private schools below the tertiary... Read more

Lawan congratulates Waziri on becoming Yobe federal varsity VC
January 18, 2021 4441 2087

    Senate President Ahmad Lawan, yesterday, congratulated Prof. Maimuna Waziri on his emergency as the third vice-chancellor of the Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State.   In a statement he personally signed in Ab... Read more

Bandits kill livestock guard, shoot NSCDC officer in Benue
January 17, 2021 4309 2127

The Benue State Government alleged on Saturday that  bandits attacked and killed a livestock guard and shot an official of the Agro Rangers, a unit in the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Makurdi, the state capital. The Sp... Read more

WHO, Africa CDC to deliver 900m vaccine doses
January 15, 2021 4758 2410

THE World Health Organisation (WHO), through COVAX facility and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), are expected to deliver close to 900 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa by 2021. Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO R... Read more

UI Cancels 2019/20 Session, and ready to Resume Jan. 18 for 2018/19 session and 2020/21 session
January 15, 2021 4208 1936

The management of the University of Ibadan has announced January 18 as its resumption date. This was announced following the approval of a new calendar by the institution’s Senate on Thursday. According to the new calendar, the institution... Read more

Edo teachers to begin indefinite strike
January 14, 2021 4217 2222

NIGERIAN Union of Teachers (NUT) in Edo State has directed primary school teachers and school heads to embark on indefinite strike starting January 18.   The directive was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of its enlarged S... Read more

Gombe varsity ASUU threatens strike
January 14, 2021 3550 1797

THE meeting between Gombe State Governor Inuwa Yahaya and the National Visitation Team of Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) in Gombe on Wednesday ended in a stalemate as ASUU threatened to embark on total strike action if the government... Read more

894,101 candidates pass Mathematics, English in 2020 NECO
January 14, 2021 3305 1436

    The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results. The results announced by the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of NECO, Prof. Godswill Obioma, a... Read more

NASU opposes reopening of varsities, unveils next move today
January 14, 2021 2883 1155

    The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has objected to the reopening of the universities, even as it makes its next line of action known today in Abuja. Its General Secretary, ... Read more

SSANU, NASU begin warning strike, threaten to ground varsities over demands
January 13, 2021 3089 1409

    The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), yesterday, threatened to ground universities in the country should the Federal Governme... Read more

ASUU seeks safety guarantees on reopening
January 12, 2021 3413 1856

UNIVERSITY lecturers on Monday expressed their readiness to resume academic activities next Monday as directed by the National Universities Commission (NUC). The lecturers, however, asked the Federal Government to guarantee their health and safet... Read more

Workers of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, begin indefinite strike
January 11, 2021 3239 1552

    The workers’ unions of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, have started an indefinite strike to press for the implementation of the new national minimum wage introduced by the Federal Government in 2019. The unions, which... Read more

IPPIS/N40bn EAA: Varsity workers threaten nationwide protest
January 11, 2021 3079 1589

Non-teaching staff members of public universities will tomorrow begin a three-day protest over  Federal Government’s handling of the sharing of the N40 billion earned academic allowances. Mobilisation for the protest by the workers und... Read more

Why WAEC, NECO grades should not be used for admission criteria
January 10, 2021 3567 1902

    It is the usual practice in most universities to convert the grades that students obtain in WAEC/NECO to marks and add it up to their JAMB and Post UTME scores to arrive at a point that determines their admission. Thi... Read more

NUC directs universities to resume academic activities on January 18
January 9, 2021 3508 1890

UNIVERSITIES across the county are expected to resume academic activities on Monday, January 18, 2021 in line with a directive issued on Friday by the National Universities Commission (NUC). The NUC said the directive stemmed from the advice of t... Read more

UNILORIN to resume online January 11
January 7, 2021 4059 1856

Following the suspension of the nine-month industrial strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Senate of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has approved the resumption of academic activities for the Rain Semester from Monday... Read more

Unilorin ASUU declares readiness to resume academic activities
January 5, 2021 3686 1597

Prof. Saliu Ajao, Chairman, University of Ilorin Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday, assured of the Union’s readiness to return to the classroom. Ajao, who spoke with newsmen in Ilorin, said the resumptio... Read more

UNIBEN to resume 2019/2020, 2020/2021 sessions
January 5, 2021 3534 1487

THE University of Benin (UNIBEN) will resume for the 2019/2020 academic session on January 30 and the 2020/2021 session in April, it has been learnt. Spokesperson Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, in a statement yesterday, said: “At the end of the Uni... Read more

Anxiety as FG allegedly fails to honour pact with ASUU
January 4, 2021 3661 1575

    Two weeks after suspending their nine-month-old strike, university teachers have accused the Federal Government of reneging on the agreement reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The dons, in ... Read more

Education sector bogged down by COVID-19 lockdown, strikes in 2020
December 31, 2020 4291 1825

For the education sector, year 2020 has been a challenging and turbulent one. The first inkling of what the year held for Nigerians manifested in the first quarter when the world woke up to the reality of the coronavirus pandemic that threatened e... Read more

Varsities after ASUU strike
December 31, 2020 3288 1346

AFTER nine months of ditching work, lecturers on the platform of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) suspended their strike last Wednesday, 23rd December. But it was not all-clear yet for industrial temper in the tertiary sector: the u... Read more

Three professors in race for LASU VC
December 30, 2020 3377 1452

Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo is set to appoint a new vice chancellor, following the submission of three names of successful candidates to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu after an interview by the Governing Council. The current Vice Chancellor, ... Read more

PGF DG offers solution to ASUU’s strike
December 28, 2020 3377 1572

Alhaji Salihu Lukman, Director-General, Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), says a holistic approach is required to address recurring Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strikes in the country. Lukman said this in a statement in Abuja. T... Read more

On suspension of ASUU strike
December 25, 2020 3918 1727

Just while we were drowned in the ocean of melancholy and buried in the sands of uncertainty as a result of the 9-month old ASUU strike, there comes glad tidings: “……the strike is suspended.” This news is one that has ma... Read more

Varsity teachers get two-month salary arrears
December 23, 2020 3900 1712

The Federal Government has commenced part payment of the salary arrears of members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The payment is part of the carrots being offered by the government to make university teachers return to the cl... Read more

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