Between an Undergraduate Student who took up teaching to pass time during ASUU strike and a sassy female student

An Undergraduate student of Abia State University, identified as Chris Ifeanyi has narrated the unique way he handled a sassy student who tried to be sarcastic with him during his class. According to Him, He took up teaching to pass time as the ASUU strike continues, said he asked a question in class and one of his students gave a sarcastic reply. Other students expected him to punish the girl and waited with trepidation but he had other thoughts. He narrated the incident, writing: I volunteered to teach some secondary…

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Here’s How To Register For 2019 UTME | See All JAMB Accredited Centres

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has begun the sale of this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) form to candidates. The board also took to its verified Twitter page (@JAMBHQ) to reveal how candidates should register for the exam. In a series of tweets, the exam body wrote: 1. No candidate should proceed to any CBT centre without first creating a profile. 2. Candidates are advised to create a profile by sending their name (Surname, First-name, and Middle-name) via SMS to 55019. 3. After which a 10 digit profile code would…

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STRIKE: End in Sight as FG reaches agreement with ASUU, releases N15.4bn for salary shortfalls

The Federal Government (FG) yesterday reached an agreement with ASUU, and according to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, majority of their demands have been met including the release of N15.4 billion for payment of salary shortfalls. Chris Ngige further revealed that the Federal Government, is also in the process of releasing another N20 billion for payment of earned allowances for university lecturers. However  ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, maintained that the National Executive Committee of the union will review their decisions based on the new commitment by…

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ASUU Strike: Details Of NANS Meeting With Buhari Emerges

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Labour Unions to allow his administration concentrate on fixing infrastructure in the country rather than distracting it, jeossyjs reports. The President made the call on Thursday (today) during a meeting with the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) at the State House, Abuja. He urged the student leaders to continue to plead with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, while assuring them that he will speak with the lecturers’ body (ASUU) “so that they don’t encroach on your efforts to…

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ASUU Refuses to Bend Ahead Of Friday Meeting With INEC

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ahead of its Friday’s meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission, has said that its ongoing seven-week strike is in the national interest. The National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who stated this in an interview in response to the call on the union to call off the strike, said nobody had the monopoly of national interest. He added that the strike would not be called off until the Federal Government acceded to the lecturers’ demands. There have been calls on ASUU to…

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NANS Blasts ASUU: Refusing Further Negotiations With FG Is Devilish

The National Association of Nigerian Students on Saturday urged the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to go back to negotiations with the Federal Government. NANS was reacting to a statement reportedly issued by the ASUU where it threatened not to honour any further invitation for a meeting with the Federal Government. “There is a need for ASUU to continue its negotiations with the Federal Government to find a common ground to resolve issues that led to the union’s ongoing strike,’’ NANS National Public Relations Officer, Mr Bestman…

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Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) to Begin Nationwide Strike Today

The Nigerian Tribune reports that SSANU made the resolution at its 35th regular National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the Enugu state University of Science and Technology. The report said the resolution was signed by its national president, Comrade Samson Ugwoke, and the national public relations officer, Comrade Abdussobur Salaam. The report said SSANU accused the federal government of not obeying the judgment of National Industrial Court, Abuja, which ruled that the teachers in university staff schools who were sacked by government should be reinstated. The union further alleged…

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AGAIN! Yesterday’s Meeting of ASSU and FG ends in deadlock

Another meeting between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended on Monday night without an immediate resolution of the dispute, jeossyjs gathered. The meeting which held at the Federal Ministry of Labour was to find a lasting solution to the ongoing strike by the university lecturers. At least four other meetings have been held between both parties before Monday’s since the strike commenced on November 4. While addressing journalists, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, said the meeting has been adjourned to December…

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ASUU strike continues as meeting with FG ends in deadlock

The lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU will continue as the meeting between the leadership of the academic union and the Federal government ended in a deadlock today December 4th. The meeting which held at the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu‘s office, failed to see both parties reach an agreement. The Union began their strike action on November 5th to demand better funding for universities and alleged plans by the Federal government to increase student fees. Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, ASUU president Biodun Ogunyemi,…

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ASUU Strike Continues as ASUU/FG Meeting Ends in Deadlock

A meeting between the Nigerian government and university lecturers has ended Thursday evening without resolution of the nationwide strike by the teachers. The teachers said the strike which began on November 4 would continue. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) called the strike over its demands for improved funding of universities and welfare of lectuJ Jeossyjs learnt that Thursday’s meeting began 3p.m and ended 8:15 p.m. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said government’s discussion with ASUU will continue next week . Mr Ngige earlier said the…

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Free Education begins in kaduna state for Girls in Public Secondary Schools

The Kaduna State government has taken a great move to promote girl child education. On Saturday, the state governor, Nasir El–Rufai shared via Twitter that the state’s free Basic Education Policy has taken a new twist with the declaration of free education for all female students in public secondary schools. He shared: “The Kaduna State Government has declared free education for all female students in Public Secondary Schools in Kaduna state. This is aimed at getting rid of the hindrances to girl-child education. The free Basic Education Policy in the…

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JAMB Cautions Cyber Cafe Operators against extorting Candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Wednesday, cautioned private cyber cafe operators against extortion of prospective candidates who want to upload their results on the board’s website. The Head of Media of the board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, gave the caution in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Benjamin said that the caution became necessary following several complaints made to the board by the victims, on fraudulent activities by some private café operators. He said the candidates complained of high amount of money they…

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ASUU warns JAMB to stop Exploiting Nigerians

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has cautioned the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to stop exploiting Nigerians in its drive to remit impressive revenues to Federal Government’s coffers. ASUU President , Professor Biodun Ogunyemi , who stated this in an interview in Abuja , accused JAMB of profiting from exploiting Nigerian students and their poor parents , adding that the board was charging more than what was required to conduct the examination . JAMB had on Sunday announced that it would remit N7 .8 billion to the…

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School Prints Debtor’s name in a Year-book

A private secondary school based in Ondo State on Saturday came under fire for allegedly printing the names of final year students, who didn’t contribute towards the purchase of a television set in the school. A Twitter user, Bhadmus Hakeem @ Bhadoosky revealed the anguish of parents of the graduating students , who discovered that the names of their children and wards, had been printed in the school ’ s send – forth magazine as debtors . Hakeem in his Twitter thread said that the students were required to contribute…

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School Principal says “FG, States Can No Longer Provide Quality Education”

The Principal of Pacific Comprehensive College, Shasha, Lagos, Mr. Andrew Mekwunye, has warned that government at all levels in Nigeria is no longer in a position to provide quality education for the nation’s children. Speaking during the valedictory service for the 2017/2018 set of graduating pupils of the school, held at the college premises last Saturday, Mekwunye noted that the Federal Government and the states were under pressure to meet the many demands of the people, including the provision of quality basic education, but they lacked the resources to do…

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WHAT! University Student Commits Suicide Because of Many Carryovers

A student of the Niger Delta University in Bayelsa state, Aduba Daniel died after reportedly drinking Sniper (an insecticide) upon discovering that he had about four carry overs According to journalist Bodmas Kemepadei, Daniel was rushed to the Tantua hospital, Amassoma, where it was realised that he had drank the whole bottle. All efforts to save him proved abortive.

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Nigeria Not feeling the Impact of Higher degrees– ASUU chairman

The Academic Staff Union of Universities said the craze for the acquisition of higher degrees in the country had not impacted enough on national growth and transformation. The chairman of the University of Lagos chapter of the union, Dr Dele Ashiru, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lagos. According to him, the craze for higher degrees such as Doctor of Philosophy and others has not had any significant impact on the needs of the society. He said rather than go after…

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The Holidays are Almost Here! This Nigerian Mum Gets Creative!!

A Nigerian mother has shared her plan to prevent her kids from getting addicted to video games and tablets this holiday and it’s absolutely brilliant. Samiah Oyekan-Ahmed wrote a binding document for her son to sign ahead of the holiday period. The document is a list of rules which regulate screen time, game time, and even the amount of snacks that can be eaten during this holiday. Included in the document are conditions that have to be met before her kids can enjoy these holiday benefits. She also listed consequences to…

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