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ASUU finally calls off three-month-old strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Thursday called off the three-month-old strike it embarked upon over revitalisation of universities, academic earned allowances, issuance of Universities Pension Management Company and other issues. The strike was called off after a two-hour meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige. Ngige said after the meeting that eight areas of disagreement were discussed and agreed on by the two parties, while expressing gratitude to ASUU leadership for their understanding. He said, “We have dealt with all the eight contending issues and some of them have been implemented. ASUU has a...

FG Reaches Agreement With ASUU, Releases N15.4bn For Salary Shortfalls

The Federal Government has reached an agreement with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve the on-going industrial action. Addressing journalists on Monday evening after the meeting with the striking lecturers in Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said the majority of their demands have been met including the release of N15.4 billion for payment of salary shortfalls. According to him, the Federal Government is also in the process of releasing another N20 billion for payment of earned allowances for university lecturers. Meanwhile, the ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, said the National Executive...

The Universities Glory of Now and Then: Averting incessant strikes

As a former active participant in the academic life of University of Ibadan for more than three decades, I cannot in good conscience fault the current Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) leadership for embarking on series of strikes to back the demand for improvement in the university system in our country. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

University of Ibadan cut off mark for JAMB – Why was it rejected?

Every university is interested in intelligent, responsible, and hardworking students. It is very difficult to teach people who do not want to study and do something on their own. For administration of the University of Ibadan cut off mark for JAMB is too low so it wasn’t accepted. The cut off mark for JAMB 2017 is 120 points for higher educational institutions and 100 for those with a lower level of accreditation. A representative of the University of Ibadan said that such a prestigious educational institution couldn’t allow a person, whose intellect is only enough to get 120 points, to...

ASUU urges EFCC, ICPC to release findings on UNILORIN alleged scam

The Ibadan Zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has raised the alert over alleged attempt by the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) management to sack the chairman and secretary of the branch for blowing whistle on corruption in the university. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

ASUU Denies Comments On Tuition Hike in Varsities

The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr Deji Omole, yesterday denied issuing any statement to any media house on increment of fees in 38 universities across the country. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email