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Govt agrees to pay varsity teachers N23b allowances

UNIVERSITY teachers won a major battle yesterday. The Federal Government granted their request that their N23billion outstanding Earned Allowances be released. The money will be released next week, Minister of Education Adamu Adamu said. The government said the Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company matter  would be resolved with the Pension Commission in the

ASUU frowns at mandatory sale of handouts by lecturers

The Academic Staff Union of Universities in Nigeria (ASUU) has expressed displeasure at the mandatory sale of handouts by some lecturers in tertiary institutions. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, President of the union, expressed this view in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. “It is not wise for

Fed Govt broke promise to ASUU, says minister

The Federal Government  yesterday admitted failing to keep some of its promises to university lecturers but said it would work hard to get them to suspend the strike declared on Sunday by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). It reiterated that ASUU did not follow due process before embarking on the strike. Minister

FUNAAB Graduate Becomes Berkman Klein Intern

A graduate of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), from the Department of Plant Physiology and Crop Production, College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT), Mr. Damola Morenikeji, has become an Intern of the Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society, Harvard University, United States of America. Damola, being

Acquire Production Skills – FUNAAB DVC (A) Admonishes Students

To boost the chances of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), ‎students scaling through post-graduation job placements, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Oluyemisi Eromosele, has ‎urged students to acquire fundamental skills and experiences that are relevant to their courses of study during their internship programmes. Professor Eromosele, who is the Chairperson,

FUNAAB Technologists Call for Safe Laboratories

Technologists and laboratory scientists in the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), have called for safe and secured laboratories, in order to prevent exposure to toxic chemicals and avoidable accidents in the course of working. This call was made during a one-day training workshop for laboratory technicians and scientists, titled

‘How social media can help students excel’

A communication expert, Mr Olalekan Ajia, says good social media behaviour can aid the performance of students in schools. Ajia, a former Communication for Development Specialist at the United Nations, said this on Saturday at the 21st Annual Lecture of Ijebu Muslim College Old Students’ Association (IMCOSA) in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun. The lecture

Wanted urgently, social scientists for Nigeria

As much as Nigeria needs engineers and doctors, it also needs properly trained social scientists. I am talking about people who can see and understand social changes going on in a country and interpret them for policy makers. They must be able to deeply analyse what is happening to people

ASUU set for strike over 2009 deal

  University teachers are set for another strike over the controversial 2009 agreement they reached with the Federal Government among other issues. A meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of ASUU will hold today in Abuja ahead of the action. Yesterday, all chapters of the union nationwide held a congress as directed