• ASUU ends one-week warning strike, asks lecturers to go back to work

    ASUU ends one-week warning strike, asks lecturers to go back to work

    According to reports, the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday confirmed that it had ended its one-week nationwide warning strike over the non-implementation of a 2009 agreement with the Federal Government.

    The President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who said this in Abuja, urged lecturers to return to work.

     

    “We are making progress, especially with the intervention of the Senate. In the next one or two meetings, if we are able to get a clear path to the matter, we will […]

  • UNILAG lecturers join ASUU one-week warning strike

    UNILAG lecturers join ASUU one-week warning strike

    Lecturers of the University of Lagos on Wednesday complied with the directive of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to its members nationwide to begin a one-week warning strike.

    A News Agency of Nigeria correspondent who visited the university campus reports that students were found milling around and idling away, as lecturers stayed away from classes.

    A 400 level Civil Engineering student, who simply identified himself as Biodun, pleaded with the Federal Government to intervene and accede to the lecturers’ demands.

    Biodun said: […]

  • SSANU urges Buhari to reinstate sacked FUNAAB lecturers

    SSANU urges Buhari to reinstate sacked FUNAAB lecturers

    Following the sack of 23 lecturers of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, (FUNAAB), the national leadership of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, to reverse the sack of the university teachers.

    It will be recalled that the sacked staff were members of the association whose appointments were terminated last week by the university vice-chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole, and the Governing Council.

    This was contained in a communique issued at the end […]

  • Akeredolu promises to reinstate varsity lecturers sacked for supporting him in 2012

    Akeredolu promises to reinstate varsity lecturers sacked for supporting him in 2012

    It was gathered that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has vowed to reinstate the 60 lecturers of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, whose appointment were terminated by the management of the institution in 2012.

    Akeredolu said this on Saturday when his campaign train stormed Akungba Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area of the state.

    Akeredolu, fondly called Aketi by his admirers, also promised to establish the […]

  • Only 60% varsity lecturers are qualified – NUC

    Only 60% varsity lecturers are qualified – NUC

    Less than 60 per cent of academic staff in the nation’s 143 universities possessed doctorate degrees – a minimum qualification requirement to teach, the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) has said.

    The Commission expressed concern that the perennial problem had direct bearing on the quality and accreditation status of academic programmes in the Nigerian University System (NUS).

    Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, disclosed this as guest lecturer at an academic interactive colloquium in honour of the University of Benin staff […]

  • Governor Umahi recalls suspended Ebonyi varsity lecturers

    Governor Umahi recalls suspended Ebonyi varsity lecturers

    It was gathered that the Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, has recalled two suspended members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ebonyi state chapter.

    It came as the union called off its strike, embarked upon on Monday.

    The suspension of the strike and lifting of the suspension followed the intervention of ASUU South East regional leadership which brokered peace between the government and the union.

    Idenyi Ndubuisi, who is the chairman of the Union and his predecessor, Emeka Nwakpa, had on Monday […]

  • Ebonyi varsity lecturers embark on indefinite strike

    Ebonyi varsity lecturers embark on indefinite strike

    Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, Ebonyi State chapter, Monday embarked on indefinite strike to press home their demand from the state government to release the 2014 professorial promotion and none gazetting of academic staff for the last 15 years.

    Chairman of the union, Professor Ndubuisi Idenyi, who made this known while briefing journalists in Abakaliki, said that apart from the release of the promotion, the union is also protesting the slashing of their monthly salaries by the state government and […]

  • Bayelsa varsity lecturers call off four months strike

    Bayelsa varsity lecturers call off four months strike

    Lecturers at the Bayelsa state-owned University, Niger Delta University (NDU), Ammassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the State has called off its four months old strike action.

    The decision to call off the strike action followed the meeting and the formal signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, between the Bayelsa state government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Niger Delta University chapter.

    Confirming the development after a joint meeting of ASUU and officials of the State government […]

  • Delta Varsity sacks 6 lecturers for gross misconduct

    Delta Varsity sacks 6 lecturers for gross misconduct

    Six lecturers of the Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, have been sacked by the institution’s Governing Council for various offences ranging from extortion, sexual harassment, leaking of examination questions, to bribery and corruption.

    The sack of the lecturers is coming on the heels of the recommendation by the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee of the university who indicted the lecturers for the offences.

    According to a bulletin issued by the management of the institution, six of the lecturers were dismissed while four others […]

  • Kwara college lecturers end 3-month strike

    Kwara college lecturers end 3-month strike

    Lecturers of the Kwara State College of Education, Oro, have ended a three-month-old strike which paralysed academic activities at the institution.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that normal academic activities have resumed at the college after the suspension of the strike which began on May 24.

    Mr Musbau Abdulkareem, Head, Department Political Science, told NAN on Monday in Ilorin that the strike was called off out of concern over the plight of the students who had been away from classes […]

  • Nigerian varsities require additional 100,000 lecturers

    Nigerian varsities require additional 100,000 lecturers

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities says no fewer than 100,000 lecturers are needed to beef-up academic activities in the nation’s public universities.

    Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the union’s President, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos.

    Ogunyemi made the revelation against the backdrop of worries being expressed by education stakeholders on the dearth of academic staff in the country’s tertiary institutions.

    According to him, going by the report of the 2012 NEEDS assessment survey sponsored by the Federal […]