#ASUU : U.S wades into ASUU strike, offers advice

As the ASUU strike enters its 13th week, U.S educational experts have called on Nigerian universities to look outside the government for the funding of their institutions. The call was made during a two-day conference organised by the Public Affairs Section of the US Consulate-General as part of efforts to strengthen the education system in Nigeria. One of the U.S. higher education experts, Dr. Patrick Bennett, vice-president of Academic Quality and Planning at Franklin University, Ohio, shared the U.S perspective on higher education partnerships and funding. Dr. Bennett discussed best…

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LAUTECH pulls out of ASUU strike,announces resumption of academic activities

The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, has announced the continuation of academic activities for the 2021/2022 academic session. In a circular signed by the Registrar of the University, Dr. Kayode Ogunleye, on Thursday, titled, “Release to Staff and Students: Continuation of the First Semester of the 2021/2022 Academic Session”, the management said that academic activities would resume on May 26, 2022.   Read Also : No Agreement With FG, Strike Not Ending Soon – ASUU, SSANU, NASU   The statement, copied to major principal officials…

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No Agreement With FG, Strike Not Ending Soon – ASUU, SSANU, NASU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Joint Action Committee of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities have said the Federal Government did not reach a strong agreement with them that can lead to calling off the industrial actions. All the university unions in the country are presently on strike. ASUU started its strike on February 14, 2022 and JAC commenced its own on April 14, 2022. The unions embarked on industrial actions while demanding improved welfare packages, better…

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Buhari appeals to ASUU to end strike, confers awards

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to consider the plight of students and call off the ongoing strike. He made the appeal at the 19th National productivity day and conferment of the National Productivity Order of Merit award held on Thursday. The President equally urged students in public tertiary institutions to exercise patience as the Federal Government strives to address the nagging issues in the nation’s university system within the ambit of available resources. During the event, President Buhari conferred the 2019/2020 awards…

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ASUU extends strike by 12 weeks

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has extended its strike for another 12 weeks. ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, disclosed this in a statement issued earlier this Monday morning, May 9, 2022. He said this was to give the government enough time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues that led to the strike that has lasted 12 weeks. ASUU in the statement announced that the roll-over strike became effective from 12.01 am, May 8, 2021. It said it took this decision after its National Executive Council meeting which…

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Nigeria as a Nation at the brink of shutting down

By Echezonam Ibezim Nigeria is actually looking so frail and bleak at the moment with all hopes of her getting better looking increasingly dicey. First, “what do you make of a family whose kids are dying of hunger, some sent out of school, some kidnapped etc and the father abandons them to travel out to England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 for a medical tourism”?….. Barbaric! Anyways, that’s not the major aim of this wake up update. Nigeria is glaringly looking set for a major shut down if nothing is done so fast. Every…

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BREAKING: ASUU extends strike for 2 months

ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has extended its warning strike for another two months. The decision to extend the strike was taken at the union’s National Executive Council, NEC meeting held in Abuja last night. Although the union has not made any public statement regarding the outcome of the meeting, a source told Vanguard that members resolved at the meeting held in an undisclosed location that the industrial action be extended for two more months. The outcome of the meeting, the source said, was being drafted to be released…

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#ASUU: TUC Threatens To Embark On Nationwide Strike

The Trade Union Congress says it will embark on a solidarity strike with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) if the Federal Government does not resolve the lingering issues with the academics within two weeks. ASUU is currently on a one-month warning strike as it negotiates with the government. “Everything must be done to dispense with this impasse within two weeks, to avoid a situation where the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria will embark on a solidarity strike with the University Teachers and their Students,” a statement signed by…

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STRIKE: ASUU wants N1trn from FG

Ongoing industrial action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, is seen by some as one of the reasons people patronise private universities, as lecturers there are not members of the union and would not go on strike. Meanwhile, another set of people not participating in the strike are lecturers in some state universities and those in universities not yet unionised. On their part, newly-established public universities are given observer status for some years before being admitted into ASUU. Nigeria has 49 federal universities, 54 owned by…

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To Avert Strike, FG Pays ASUU N52.5bn Revitalisation Fund, Earned Allowance

The federal government has stated that it has paid lecturers N30 billion Revitalisation Fund and N22.5 billion Earned Academic Allowance, stressing that it has made lot of progress in the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding reached with the university workers. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who spoke to THISDAY at the weekend on the update of government’s engagement with ASUU, said that he had received confirmation from the Federal Ministry of Finance that funds had been released to the universities for the revitalisation of infrastructure…

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