Education

Dearth of quality teachers, bane of education, Afe Babalola warns

Dearth of quality teachers, bane of education, Afe Babalola warns

Seeks proper funding for teacher training colleges The Founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has warned that the dearth of quality teachers in the country posed a great danger to functional education. Babalola, who cited the anomalies noticed in Kaduna, Kwara and Sokoto states where teachers failed examinations meant for…

Interrogating cost of education for undergraduates in federal, state varsities

Interrogating cost of education for undergraduates in federal, state varsities

When Olakunle Olomide secured admission to study medicine at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), the joy of his parents knew no bounds, but when they were handed the bill of N650, 000 as tuition and other sundry expenses, their heart skipped a beat. The bill is exclusive of accommodation, feeding and others. They wondered why the…

ASUU faults court ruling, proceeds on appeal as lawyers seek compliance

ASUU faults court ruling, proceeds on appeal as lawyers seek compliance

• Ruling is ‘black market judgment’, NANS, ERC, others react • CONUA directs VCs to open varsities • Judgment miscarriage of justice, says Aborisade • APC chieftain applauds court order, urges diversion of lecturers wages for scholarship There appears no end in sight to the lingering crisis between the Federal Government and members of the Academic…

FG debunks taking ASUU to court, hints of fresh negotiation

FG debunks taking ASUU to court, hints of fresh negotiation

• Gbajabiamila meets union over strike today The Federal Government did not take the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to court over its prolonged strike, Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has clarified. In the same breath, Ngige claimed he would have failed in his duties if he did not refer the matter…

Government has done its best to resolve ASUU strike- Minister

Government has done its best to resolve ASUU strike- Minister

Urges VC’s to appeal to sticking lecturers to return to classrooms The Federal Government says it has made every effort to resolve the concerns the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is clinging on to for the ongoing protracted strike of the union. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu disclosed this on Tuesday in…

Government, ASUU should seek alternatives to strike, say concerned Nigerians

Government, ASUU should seek alternatives to strike, say concerned Nigerians

• Urge govt to hands off varsity education, empower governing councils • Students count losses of ASUU strike, call for PPP option • ASUU monopoly responsible for incessant strikes- CONUA With the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) still on strike after six months of industrial action, concerned Nigerians have called for an alternative resolution…

UNILAG, UI, UNIBEN, others remains shut as ASUU extends strike

UNILAG, UI, UNIBEN, others remains shut as ASUU extends strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday extended its six-month-old strike in Nigeria. A source within ASUU confirmed that an extension of the strike was the resolution of a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the striking university lecturers. He did not, however, disclose how long the union extended the industrial action. ASUU…

Hamsat, Saraki, Iya Suna of Lagos Others to Be Honoured at Imam Aliagan Islamic Books Presentation at Unilag, 25th Aug.

Hamsat, Saraki, Iya Suna of Lagos Others to Be Honoured at Imam Aliagan Islamic Books Presentation at Unilag, 25th Aug.

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Kadiri Obafemi Hamsat, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, Minister of state, Powers and Steel, Iya Suna of Lagos, Alhaja Muinat Alake Shopeyin,  Sayyid Umar Akanoglu, the Director of NUSRET, South West Nigeria, Honourable Rasak Olusola Ajala and Honourable Otunba Adebayo Olasoju are to be honoured at the Islamic Books Presentation at…

ASUU strike: How we are surviving by students

ASUU strike: How we are surviving by students

It is six months now since the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) went on strike to protest Federal Government’s failure to implement the agreement it reached with the union. University campuses have been deserted, as government and aggrieved union leaders fail to agree on the vexed issues of implementation of the 2009 pact and…

State of public schools: Alumni associations to the rescue

State of public schools: Alumni associations to the rescue

Public schools, particularly, primary and secondary schools, are facing inadequate infrastructure, and poor teaching and learning environment challenge. With less financial resources committed to these educational centres, the future of education is at stake. But alumni associations in the country are coming to the rescue, writes IYABO LAWAL. The wall of the school complex is…

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