JAMB Delists Management Courses In Seven Universities

JAMB Delists Management Courses In Seven Universities

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has delisted management courses of some universities in its current admission brochure. They are Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Modibbo Adamawa Federal University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY), Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) and University of Agriculture, Makurdi (UAW). This is sequel to an order by the federal…

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Former President Obasanjo Blames Late Umaru Yar’Adua For ASUU Strike

Former President Obasanjo Blames Late Umaru Yar’Adua For ASUU Strike

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday bared his mind on the ongoing indefinite strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). He blamed the then government of late president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua for agreeing to certain demands made by ASUU. Speaking at a book launch in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Obasanjo noted that the administration should not have allowed itself to be stampeded into signing agreements without full consultations. “Government allows itself to…

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ASUU: Hope Dashed As ASUU And FG Meeting Ended In A Deadlock

ASUU: Hope Dashed As ASUU And FG Meeting Ended In A Deadlock

The latest meeting between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, ended in a deadlock on Thursday. In his opening remark, Labour Minister, Chris Ngige, accused ASUU of not following the proper procedure before starting the strike. “There must be a mandatory letter of 15 days to labour, to education before going on strike,” he said, referring to the ministries of labour and education. “All agreements are supposed to be domiciled…

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ASUU Will Call-Off Its Strike Next Week – Mallam Adamu Adamu

ASUU Will Call-Off Its Strike Next Week – Mallam Adamu Adamu

Nigeria’s Minister of Education,Mallam Adamu Adamu has stated that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will call off its strike next week. He said this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND on Thursday. He said executive arm of government has commenced plans to ensure that it honours the agreement between the federal government and ASUU. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Jibrin Barau, commended the Minister for efforts made…

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Universities Are Now Free To Organise Post-UTME Examination

Universities Are Now Free To Organise Post-UTME Examination

The Federal Government has lifted the ban on the controversial post-UTME examinations usually organised by universities in Nigeria for admission seekers after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). Speaking with The Guardian in Abuja, Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said universities could now organise post-UTME as a pre-condition to gaining admission into universities in the country. He however urged the universities to make the screenings affordable so as not to place financial burdens on…

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Ayo Fayose Wants FG To Increase NYSC Allowance To N50,000

Ayo Fayose Wants FG To Increase NYSC Allowance To N50,000

The governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has asked the Federal Government to increase the monthly allowance of Corps members in the country from N19, 800 to N50, 000. He made the appeal in Ise Ekiti during the closing ceremony of the orientation course of the 2017 batch “A” stream 2. Represented by Lanre Ogunsuyi, his Commissioner for Information, Youths and Sports; Fayose said: “Nigerians must collectively join me to mandate the federal government to…

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Strike Looms In Polytechnics Nationwide As Union Prepares To Join Their University Counterparts

Strike Looms In Polytechnics Nationwide As Union Prepares To Join Their University Counterparts

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has thrown its weight behind Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. In a statement by ASUP Secretary General, Anderson Ezeibe, the union stated the strike was targeted at bringing sanity to Nigerian universities The union also called on the Federal Government to commence the implementation of agreements entered into with ASUP to forestall an impending crisis in polytechnics. ASUP added that it was concerned about the consequences of…

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ASUU Didn’t Follow Due Process Before Embarking On Nationwide Strike – Chris Ngige

ASUU Didn’t Follow Due Process Before Embarking On Nationwide Strike – Chris Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employement, Senator Chris Ngige has called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to shelve its nationwide strike. In a statement issued on Tuesday, he said the federal government is already meeting the demands of the educational body, who, according to him, didn’t follow the proper channels before declaring a strike action. “The Federal Government has set up the Babalakin Committee on 13th Feb. 2017, which is already addressing the…

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ASUU Strike: List Of Schools That Are Yet To Comply With ASUU Directives And Reasons

ASUU Strike: List Of Schools That Are Yet To Comply With ASUU Directives And Reasons

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday declared a nationwide indefinite strike. Some schools have complied with the order while some are yet to. Here are the schools who aren’t on strike: Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU says it will not join the strike. University of Ilorin, UNILORIN says it will not join the strike. UNILAG. Authorities at the University of Lagos to comply from Wednesday. LASU. The Lagos State University is currently on…

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Nigerian Labour Congress Declares Support For ASUU’s Ongoing Nationwide Strike

Nigerian Labour Congress Declares Support For ASUU’s Ongoing Nationwide Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress has declared support for ASUU’s nationwide indefinite strike. According to the General Secretary of the NLC, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, government has a responsibility to honor agreements reached with workers. Ozo-Eson is a former Chief Economist of the NLC. He was part of the team that negotiated the 2009 agreement on the side of ASUU. According to him, government refused to implement the agreement because children of the political class school abroad….

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