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ASUU Chairman flays sharing formula of N200 billion Nigerian universities’ fund

President Goodluck Jonathan

The Niger Delta University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has kicked against the sharing formula adopted for the N200 billion government funds to public universities. The fund was one of the agreements ASUU had with the federal government after a five-month strike. The chapter’s chairman, Beke Sese, said on Thursday that the sharing formula was skewed ... Read More »

Federal universities get Nov deadline on integrated payroll


By James Emejo President Goodluck Jonathan has directed all federal universities to adopt and implement the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) by November this year or risk stoppage of salaries. The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Jonah Otunla, dropped the hint in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, during the commencement of a sensitisation workshop on IPPIS for management staff ... Read More »

Gov Suswan condemns state universities for joining ASUU strikes, calls for prosecution of erring VCs

ASUU Strike

Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswan, speaking at the 3rd Biennial Conference of Pro-Chancellors of State Universities in Minna, criticized State universities for joining in ASUU strikes. Recalling the recently suspended ASUU strike, Suswam wondered why the Benue State University should join the industrial action, especially when the institution had no problem with the government. “Your universities should not join because ... Read More »

ASUU, FG on war path again

University of Ibadan

A few weeks after returning from a major strike that lasted over five months, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has drawn another battle line with the National University Commission, NUC, threatening the new found peace between its members and the Federal Government. The subject of disagreement this time is an Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System, IPPIS, form ... Read More »

Niger Delta University to Resume January 3: Registrar

Niger Delta University

The Bayelsa government-owned Niger Delta University (NDU), Amassoma, will resume academic activities on January 6, 2014, its Registrar, Tombra Morris-Odubo, has said. The registrar made the disclosure in a statement issued in Yenagoa on Monday. He stated that all students were expected to return to school on January 3, adding that first semester examination would commence on January 13. He noted ... Read More »

FG to spend N100bn on universities’ infrastructure

University of Nigeria

Good times appear to becoming for Federal Government-owned universities. They are to have projects estimated to cost  N100 billion provided by government  soon as part of the effort to boost education at that level and arrest the decay of infrastructure in the institutions. President Goodluck Jonathan is to flag off the projects by the end of this month or early ... Read More »

Nigerian students pay $3 bn annually as tuition fees in African Universities – ASUU

Nigerian Universities Commission

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Jos state Chapter, said Nigerian students pay about $3billion as tuition fees to study in African Universities every year. The ASUU Chairperson, Dr. David Jangkam flung by his Secretary, Dr. Noel Wannang and other members of the executive disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the ASUU secretariat in Jos, over the ongoing ASUU ... Read More »

ASUU strike meant to salvage Nigerian universities – don


The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Chapter, Uzochukwu Onyebinama, has said that industrial actions by university teachers is meant to draw attention to the decadence in the system. Mr. Onyebinama said in Umuahia that the union was not insensitive to the plight of the students. The don said the agitations ... Read More »

Nigeria: University lecturers, ASUU, begin nationwide indefinite strike


Nigerian University lecturers, under the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), began a nationwide indefinite strike. The ASUU National President, Isa Fagge, told journalists of the development at a news conference via telephone at the University of Lagos. He said that the decision to have the strike was reached at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of ASUU held at the ... Read More »

ASUU raises alarm over lawlessness in Nigerian universities


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has raised alarm over the university authorities’ penchant in gradually turning Nigerian universities into havens of lawlessness. The National President of ASUU, Dr. Nasir F. Isa while speaking to reporters on Monday at the ASUU secretariat in Bayero University Kano (BUK) called on President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently intervene in the crisis-ridden universities so ... Read More »

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