Strikes: Female students vow to end trend

February 25, 2022 Paul okah 0

The Association of Nigeria Female Students (ANFS) has expressed the frustration of Nigerian students occasioned by incessant strikes by lecturers in tertiary institutions. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is currently on a month-long warning strike to press the federal government to address its demands. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, had on Tuesday scheduled a Read More

Strike: NAWOJ calls for FG/ASUU dialogue

February 23, 2022 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, (NAWOJ) FCT Chapter has called for dialogue between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on the interest of students. According to a communiqué issued at the end of her congress, the association expressed dismay at the high rate of insecurity, corruption, decadence in education and the economy. The communiqué Read More

Why ASUU is always on strike

February 22, 2022 Admin III 0

Before going straight to the point of discussion, let me briefly explain what I experienced as a public servant for the sake of clarification on further reference in the future. Ideally, a non teaching staff is not expected to be undergoing a research, because mostly their schedule of duties didn’t require such and besides HND and BSc are the highest Read More

Students drop threat as ASUU begins one-month warning strike

February 15, 2022 Admin III 0

University teachers in Nigeria are to commence a four-week strike starting on Monday, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said. The union announced this as part of its resolutions at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Lagos Monday morning. “… NEC resolved to embark on a four-week roll-over total and comprehensive strike action beginning from Monday 14th Read More

Breaking: ASUU declares ‘total’ strike

February 14, 2022 Admin III 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared a “comprehensive and total” one month strike. Making the announcement after their National Executive Council meeting in Lagos, ASUU National President Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, said the strike will take effect from February 14, 2022. The Union had few days ago embarked on a lecture free day as a warning ahead of Read More

Strike inevitable, ASUU tells FG

February 9, 2022 Moh Bello Habib 0

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria chapter has raised alarmed over failure of the government to redeem it’s pledges on the ongoing struggle to implement the 2020 ASUU/FGN Memorandum of Action (MOU) aimed at improving Nigerian public university system. ASUU chapter Chairman, Professor Rabiu Nasiru, said while addressing Journalists at the Union’s secretariat in Zaria. Read More

Falling standard amidst ASUU’s threat

November 18, 2021 Admin III 0

None of Nigeria’s public universities was able to be in the top ten among the universities in Africa in the recently released webometrics ranking of universities in the world in August 2021, by the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.  The nascent of a university Read More

Earned allowances: 24 hrs after ASUU’s strike notice, NASU threatens same

November 17, 2021 Moses John 0

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions (NASU), has threatened to resume its suspended strike following biasness of federal government towards non teaching staff in the universities on the payment of earned allowances. National President of NASU, Comrade Makolo Hassan, who dropped the hint at the end of the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) in Abuja Tuesday, stated Read More

Gbajabiamila wades into ASUU, FG dispute

November 16, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has invited Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, her education counterpart, Mallam Adamu Adamu, and leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for a meeting over the lingering dispute between the union and the federal government.Gbajabiamila arrived at the decision Tuesday, after listening to his colleagues debate a motion brought up Read More

Pantami: The return of professorship debate

November 11, 2021 Admin III 0

The Federal University of Technology, Owerri chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) inaugurated a  five-man probe panel on September 22, 2021, to assess the procedures used to appoint the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, as a Professor of Cybersecurity. The panel has concluded that due process was followed by the governing council and Read More

Earned allowances: SSANU, NASU give FG 2 weeks to reverse sharing formula

October 28, 2021 Moses John 0

The two non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian Universities have given federal government a two-week ultimatum to reverse the sharing formula of the just approved N22.127 billion for payment of earned allowances for the university staff. Blueprint can authoritatively report that out of the approved amount, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ( ASUU) is to take a lion share of 75 Read More

Varsities’ll get N30bn revitalisation fund soon – FG

October 15, 2021 Admin III 0

The federal government has disclosed that it would begin the disbursement of the N30 billion revitalisation fund to public universities soon. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, made the disclosure at the end of a closed door conciliation meeting between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Friday in Abuja. The meeting was Read More

How JUSUN encourages executive tyranny

September 16, 2021 Ikenga Odogwu 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) embarked on a strike action on the first of April, 2021. The industrial action was called off after about two months on June 10 without any tangible commitment extracted from the 36 state governors in Nigeria. However, the leadership of JUSUN and the leadership of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) signed an agreement Read More

Implement MoA or risk industrial action, ASUU tells FG

September 14, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on the federal government to implement the December 2020 Memorandum of Action agreed upon with the union or risk industrial action. Zonal coordinator of ASUU, Sokoto zone, Dr Jamilu Shehu, gave this hint during a press conference with journalists in Katsina, Monday. “We are, hence, calling for all concerned parties to Read More

VC cautions against another ASUU strike

September 2, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

The Vice Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, (NSUK) Prof. Suleiman Bala Mohammed has called for urgent remedial actions to avert the looming nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). He said that it will be disastrous and unfortunate to ignore the recent complaints by ASUU leadership over government’s reluctance to implement the agreement that prompted the Read More

Of BSc and HND dichotomy

August 26, 2021 Admin III 0

The days of picayune arguments between BSc and HND certificates still linger. We hope it would have waned, especially in an era where a secondary school certificate holder controls 200 million people, and primary school leavers control businesses with millions breathing in their accounts. It, however, seems extrinsic debate is a core meal Nigerians can’t take off their table. BSc Read More

FG should settle ASUU

August 23, 2021 Admin III 0

Students of universities are worried over the recent outburst between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities ( ASUU). The state of neglect and nonchalance to the students’ problem would leave their educational future bleak with no hope. How can we bring education to the reach of the people with this poor attitude of both the federal Read More