Nigerian Universities Increase Tuition Fees!

Nigerian Universities Increase Tuition Fees!

Reports have surfaced that at least 38 universities across the country have increased their tuition fees due to poor funding by federal and state governments. The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr. Deji Omole, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Monday. -University of Lagos (UNILAG) N14, 500 to N63, 500 -Ahmadu Bello University N27, 000 to N41, 00  -University of Nigeria  N60, 450 to N66, 950 – Obafemi Awolowo University N19, 700 to N55,700 . – Nnamdi Azikiwe University N20,…

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FG To Establish Special Schools For Women Who Dropped Out Of School To Get Married

FG To Establish Special Schools For Women Who Dropped Out Of School To Get Married

The Minister of Women Affairs has said that The Federal Government will establish special schools for women who abandoned school to get married. “All women that married at early age will have the opportunity to continue with their education from their husbands houses. “The schools will be in two categories so as to avoid problems emanating from the establishment of the schools. “The first category is for those who started their schooling but due to one reason or the other dropped out. “The other category is for the Adult Literacy…

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University Of Ibadan Shut Over Students Protest

University Of Ibadan Shut Over Students Protest

Authorities at the University of Ibadan yesterday closed down the institution following students protest. The Vice Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka, stated that the closure followed protest by students and forestall breakdown of peace on campus. All undergraduates were ordered to vacate the campus latest by 6p.m. The institution had earlier fixed first semester examination for June but the examination will now commence on July 17. The Vice Chancellor however said postgraduate students can continue with their lectures. Students had yesterday block major highway on Mokola-UI-Ojoo causing gridlock. This was sequel…

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Donald Trump Is Ending Michelle Obama’s Girls Education Program!

Donald Trump Is Ending Michelle Obama’s Girls Education Program!

US President, Donald Trump’s administration will not continue a signature girls education initiative championed by former first lady Michelle Obama. According to an internal memo, the “Let Girls Learn” program, which she started in 2015 to facilitate educational opportunities for adolescent girls in developing countries, will cease operation immediately. While aspects of the initiative’s programming will continue, employees have been told to stop using the “Let Girls Learn” name and also that as a program unto itself, “Let Girls Learn” was ending. An email sent to Peace Corps employees this…

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Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) To Commence One Week Warning Strike Today

Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) To Commence One Week Warning Strike Today

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics ASUP, will begin a one week warning strike today January 30th to end on Sunday February 5th. The Union’s South South and South East coordinator, Dr Chika Ugonwa, made the declaration yesterday in Asaba, the Delta state capital during a press conference. He said the strike became imperative following the refusal of the Federal government to improve polytechnic education in the country. Amongst the grieves of the association includes failure of the government to review the Polytechnic Act which at present, victimization of union officials, non-release…

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NANS Gives Oyo State Governor Ajimobi Seven-Day Ultimatum To Reopen LAUTECH

NANS Gives Oyo State Governor Ajimobi Seven-Day Ultimatum To Reopen LAUTECH

The National Association of Nigerian Students has issued a one week ultimatum within which the Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, should reopen Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in Ogbomosho or face a mass protest. The association also gave the Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Prof. Francis Otunta, seven days ultimatum to resign from office for alleged gross incompetence and maladministration. The President of NANS, Chinonso Obasi, who issued the threats during a press briefing on the state of the nation held in Abuja on Friday,…

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ASUU Ends Warning Strike And Says Lecturers To Resume Today

ASUU Ends Warning Strike And Says Lecturers To Resume Today

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday announced that it had ended its one week nationwide warning strike over the non-implementation of a 2009 agreement with the Federal Government. The President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, told newsmen in Abuja, that lecturers should immediately return to work. “We are making progress, especially with the intervention of the Senate. In the next one or two meetings, if we are able to get a clear path to the matter, we will avoid elongation of the strike action,” Punch quoted him as…

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NYSC denies plans to slash corps members allowance from N19,800 to N14,800

NYSC denies plans to slash corps members allowance from N19,800 to N14,800

The Management of the NYSC has debunked reports on Social media that it was planning to slash corps members’ allowance by 25%. The scheme debunked the reports in a statement released via its Facebook wall this morning. The Management of the NYSC hereby refutes the content of a mischievous information circulating in the social media to the effect that corps members’ allowance has been slashed by 25%. In the first instance, the document quoted a “Brigadier General Bamidele Oluwami” the purported NYSC Director General as the source of its information….

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Novelist Elechi Amadi dies at 82

Novelist Elechi Amadi dies at 82

Educationist, novelist, and dramatist, and author of the ever green novel ‘The Concubine’ Elechi Amadi has died. He passed away this afternoon at a hospital in Port Harcourt. He was 82. He was born on 12 May, 1934 in Aluu community, Ikwerre local government area of River state. The River state government have released a statement mourning his passing. The late literary icon was  among the first generation of African writers and novelists. Some of his works include The Concubine (1966), The Great Ponds (1969), and The Slave (1978). May…

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NUT KNOCKS STATES OVER PRIMARY SCHOOLS’ ‘POOR FUNDING’

NUT KNOCKS STATES OVER PRIMARY SCHOOLS’ ‘POOR FUNDING’

THE NIGERIA UNION OF TEACHERS HAS KNOCKED STATE GOVERNMENTS OVER THE POOR FUNDING OF PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATION IN THE COUNTRY,ADDING THAT THIS EXPLAINS WHY NIGERIA COULD NOT MEET THE EXPECTED TARGET OF ‘EDUCATION FOR ALL BY 2015.’ THE UNION SAID IT WAS ALARMED BY REVELATIONS FROM THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION COMMISSION, DR. SULEIMAN DIKKO, THAT STATES COULD NOT MATCH THE 40 PER CENT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GRANT ALLOCATED FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAMMES IN STATES. THE NUT SECRETARY-GENERAL, OBONG OBONG, IN A STATEMENT IN ABUJA, SAID…

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WAEC TO RELEASE WITHHELD RESULTS OF INDEBTED STATES IN 24 HOURS

WAEC TO RELEASE WITHHELD RESULTS OF INDEBTED STATES IN 24 HOURS

THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL, WAEC, WEDNESDAY EXPLAINED WHY IT WOULD RELEASE THE RESULTS OF THE , MAY/JUNE 2015 WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE, WASSCE, THAT WAS EARLIER WITHHOLD DUE TO INDEBTEDNESS BY THE STATES, SAID IT WAS BECAUSE OF THE PREVAILING ECONOMIC CHALLENGES FACING THE COUNTRY. HEAD OF THE NIGERIA NATIONAL OFFICE OF WAEC, MR. CHARLES EGURIDU, STATED THIS WHILE BRIEFING JOURNALISTS IN ABUJA OF THE OUTCOME OF THE MEETING BETWEEN WAEC AND THE GOVERNORS FORUM. HE SAID THE COUNCIL HAS DECIDED TO HEARKEN TO APPEALS AND BECAUSE OF…

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LASU SUG DEMANDS HALF OF STUDENTS’ PROSECUTION

LASU SUG DEMANDS HALF OF STUDENTS’ PROSECUTION

The executives of Lagos state university student’s union has called on the Lagos state government to stop further prosecution of eight students at the Ikeja magistrate court. The call was made during a press briefing organised by the student union to welcome the new executive of Lasu. According to the president of the union, Mr Adeyemi Wasiu Onikoro, the students were involved in the protest for the agitation to revert student fees from two hundred and fifty thousand naira to twenty five thousand naira. Correspondent, Oyenike Bolanta Agaji, reports that…

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