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Why we agreed to suspend strike, and what we will do if betrayed — ASUU

Why we agreed to suspend strike, and what we will do if betrayed — ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities on Monday suspended its one month, six days strike. The union has however said its battle with government is far from over. ASUU said it was suspending the strike till end of October for government to fulfill its pledges. The union directed university lecturers to resume duty from

FG, University ASUU begin meeting

The meeting on resolving issues involved in the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is ongoing in Abuja with representatives of the government and the Union attending. At the third meeting in the series, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said several meetings had been held by the

JAMB defends decision on cut-off marks for admission, says controversy needless

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has described as unnecessary the controversies over the reduction of cut-off marks for 2017 admission exercise into tertiary institutions by stakeholders at its policy meeting. Rather than criticisms, JAMB said Nigerians should be concerned about how to address the flight of citizens in glorified secondary schools called foreign

Afe Babalola faults JAMB pegging of 120 cut-off mark for varsity admission

The founder of Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), on Wednesday slammed the Federal Government for reducing the cut-off mark for admission into universities, polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of education for the 2017/2018 academic session. The legal luminary described the reduction as violence to the university system and a major setback to

Bello bans ASUU in Kogi State University over six months strike

The Kogi state government on Wednesday proscribed activities of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Kogi State University (KSU), Ayangba. Yahaya Bello, who announced the proscription in Lokoja shortly after the weekly executive council meeting, said that the decision was with immediate effect. He told journalists that the state government was forced to

American soccer coaches, Odegbami, Rufai, Adepoju others for Cowbell/Multisports summer football camp

. Top five participants to receive American university scholarship The 2017 edition of the Cowbell Football Academy Summer Camp for youngsters organized by Multisports Services and Entertainment Limited, will be taken a notch higher than previous editions, organizers have disclosed. Godwin Dudu-Orumen, CEO of Multisports, says the 2017 will feature the participation of leading soccer

Senegal leads global innovation in higher education

After a highly selective and intensive 4-months preparation the first 20 talents of FAST (Fast-track Acquisition of Skills Training — in Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship) are now ready to be immersed at leading enterprises in Senegal. On the eve of entering immersion, talents describe EDACY as, “the place to fulfill their dreams” (M. Amar) and “a

FG begins probe of ex-Queen College’s principal over students’ deaths

Adamu Adamu, minister of education, says his ministry has launched a fresh investigation into the deaths of students of Queen’s College, Lagos, in order to identify “those responsible” for the tragedy. Lami Amodu, the principal of the school at the time of the deaths, will now come under investigation. Speaking with TheCable on Thursday, Adamu

Religious Studies Curriculum: Educational Minister economical with truth, says CAN; challenges education ministry to publish full details

The Christian Association Nigeria (CAN) has accused the Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu and the Federal Ministry of Education of misleading Nigerians on the highly emotive issue of tinkering with secondary education curriculum and placing Christian students at a disadvantage. CAN, in a statement issued on its behalf by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji Special Assistant,

INVESTIGATION: The story of Lami Amodu, the QC principal who bought N17m SUV while students drank polluted water

In the first part of the CRY FOR JUSTICE series, TheCable unearthed the remote and immediate causes of the deaths of three students of Queen’s College, Lagos, highlighting how years of corruption, negligence and regulatory failure sent the girls to their untimely graves. In this second part, O’FEMI KOLAWOLE digs deeper into the life and