Tuesday, January 26, 2021

LAUTECH: Makinde approves payment of N8b to Osun Govt

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Tuesday, approved the payment of the sum of N8 billion to Osun State Government as an asset sharing agreement on the ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso. DAILY POST gathered that the approval followed the ceding of the institution to Oyo State government. Oyo and Osun...

COVID-19: No Test Required For Returning Students – FG

The Federal Ministry of Education has disclosed that returning students will not be required to test for COVID-19, before getting admitted into their schools. A statement by the Director Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben. Bem Goong, says that only temperature checks should be carried out on students and any other person...

School Reopening: FG, State Govts Confused – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central Senator, has raised an alarm over the reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 second wave. Sani said there is confusion over how government should tackle the second wave of COVID-19. The former lawmaker, in a tweet, said state governments should pay more attention in ensuring adherence to COVID-19 measures and not...

COVID-19: NANS Warns ASUU Against Stopping Resumption of Universities

Amid the resurgence of COVID-19, the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, not to stop the resumption of academic activities. President of NANS, Sunday Asefon, said a Taskforce would be setup on COVID-19 in universities across the country. Asefon, in a statement, said the government should address...

UPDATED: SSANU, NASU Members Commence Three-Day National Protest

The Joint Action Committee of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has commenced a three-day national protest. The protests follow an earlier statement by the NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, and the SSANU President, Mohammed Ibrahim calling on all members in branches of Universities and Inter-University centres across the...

Nigerian Govt To Review Resumption Date For Schools, Says Education Minister

The Nigerian government says it is currently reviewing the January 18 resumption date for schools across the country, following the rise in COVID-19 cases. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, stated this on Monday at the resumed briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital. On his part, the Minister...

Why We Are Against Re-Opening Of Universities Amid Pandemic – Asuu

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday insisted Nigerian universities are not ready to re-open in the middle of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Universities Commission (NUC) had earlier directed universities to resume academic activities on January 18. But ASUU is asking the federal government to review the decision, as more...

School Proprietors In Zamfara React To Revocation Of Licenses By State Govt

Private school proprietors in Zamfara State have said they were not aware of plans by the state government to close down their schools, saying that no official communication came from the state government. Alhaji Sama’ila Husaini Moriki, leader of the proprietors disclosed this to newsmen while reacting to allegations that some of the private schools...

NUC Directs Universities To Resume Academic Activities On January 18

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed Vice Chancellors of universities to resume academic activities on January 18, 2021. It explained that the instruction was given in line with the directive of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on the resumption of schools across the country. NUC’s directive was contained in a statement signed by...

NANS Vows To Shut Down Private Varsities If ASUU Fails To End Strike

According to him, NANS would engage the Federal Government representatives and ASUU leaders to find a lasting solution to resolve the stalemate in negotiations between the two arms. The new President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon, has vowed to shut down all private universities in the country should the nine-month strike...

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