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ASUP Updates Conditions For Ending Strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has said the ongoing indefinite strike will continue until the Federal Government meets its demands.

The ASUP National President, Mr Anderson Ezeibe, made the union’s position known on Friday at an emergency congress held at the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo, NAN reports.

Ezeibe commended members of the union for complying with the strike directive, saying it would continue until the achievement of its aims.

“Our members should continue to believe in the union the way they have been doing, we have very supportive members as you can see; the strike is in full swing.

“Every polytechnic is observing the strike and compliance level is very high, we will continue to persevere, victory is around the corner.

“It is true that the government has started doing something.

“The one that has been done is the issue of governing councils that have been reconstituted and the visitation panels that have been set up.

“Offers have been made for the payment of arrears of minimum wage and the N15 billion infrastructure revitalisation fund; they are still at the level of offer because the funds have not been released.

“We want to see the funds released for the sector and we want to see some other items that require processes to be put in motion.

“If we are able to get to that point, I am sure our national executive committee will take a second look at the strike,’’ he said.

Recall that ASUP had on April 6 embarked on a nationwide strike.

Among the demands of the union is the implementation of the 2010 agreement between the union and the Federal government on the payment of salaries and arrears of the new minimum wage in some state-owned polytechnics.

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JAMB Releases UTME Mock Results

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination conducted on June 3 across the country.

Spokesperson of the Board, Dr Fabian Benjamin in a statement, on Wednesday in Abuja, advised the candidates who sat for the examination to visit the JAMB website to check their results.

He said: “A total of 160,718 candidates indicated interest to sit the examination but only 62,780 turned out for the mock exercise whose results are now released,” he said.

The mock examination is designed by the Board to prepare candidates for the actual UTME scheduled to take place between June 19 and July 3, 2021, was administered by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in all centres nationwide.

Speaking during the conduct of the exercise, Dr Fabian Benjamin, told journalists at the end of the exercise in Abuja that the essence of the mock examination was to test the capacity and suitability of the centres.

He noted that the exercise conducted nationwide was hitch-free, except in Dominion International School, Jabi, Abuja where the centre was gutted by fired and candidates were redirected to other centres.

“We have over 160,617 candidates sitting for this mock examination in all our CBT centres. We received a report of complaint about capacity and stability of one or two centres.

“ Like in Abuja, there is a centre- Dominion International School, Jabi that caught fire during the examinations but everything has been put under control,” he said.

Benjamin said JAMB is adequately prepared for the main UTME which is due to take place between June 19 and July 3, 2021, proven by the success of the mock examination.

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JAMB Extends UTME Registration

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Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has extended UTME registration to June 15 for candidates whose registration is incomplete to visit special centres to finish the process.

JAMB’s spokesman Fabian Benjamin stated this in a statement on Monday.

Mr Benjamin explained that the advice affected only those who could not complete their registration during the earlier scheduled registration period.

He pointed out that only candidates whose names were compiled after giving reasons for the incomplete registration process and had been contacted “are expected to visit the centres.”

JAMB further explained, “At the end of the period originally scheduled for the 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration on May 15, the registration period was extended.

“Another two weeks that elapsed on May 29 was given to accommodate candidates who, largely due to issues related with newly introduced pre-requisite of National Identification Number (NIN), could not register.”

It noted that an “additional extension of two weeks” was made to compile the list of all prospective candidates who, for any reason, were unable to register.

“The candidates who have not registered but have secured the profile codes and initiated the registration process are expected to visit the specially designated registration centres to complete the registration on Tuesday, June 15,” said JAMB.

Further commenting on the latest development, the exam body said, “Designated registration centre for each candidate is being forwarded to them through the GSM text (SMS) messages and also available on the website of the board (www.jamb.gov.ng) from 12 noon on Monday, June 14.

“The identification number on each form given to the candidates has been used to assign the candidates to their registration centres.

“Only candidates who have secured their profile codes are expected to visit the centres. Also, the names of the few who have not yet obtained their NIN or profile codes have been forwarded to NIMC and would be contacted as soon as they are cleared by NIMC.”

Each candidate posted to any non-JAMB-owned CBT centre, according to JMAB, will pay the registration fee of N1,000.

The 2021 UTME is scheduled to commence from June 19 to July 3.

However, the JMAB Registrar Ishaq Oloyede disclosed the possibility of conducting a second UTME for candidates with genuine registration challenges.

Mr Oloyede disclosed this on Wednesday in Lagos while monitoring the profiling of candidates with 2021 UTME registration challenges.

(NAN)

 

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JUST IN: We Will Not Extend Registration For 2021 SSCE Internal Candidates – NECO

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The National Examinations Council (NECO) has said it will not extend the registration period for the 2021 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school-based candidates

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JUST IN: KASU’s Academic Activities Suspended Indefinitely

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The Kaduna State University (KASU) suspended undergraduate students’ academic activities indefinitely on Tuesday.

Mr Samuel Manshop, the Registrar of the Kaduna State University, made the announcement in a statement in Kaduna.

Manshop, who did not specify a reason for the suspension, did say that postgraduate programs, college of medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, and part-time programs would continue, according to NAN.

“The management of KASU wishes to notify staff, students and the public that academic activities for undergraduate students have been suspended indefinitely.

“Postgraduate programmes, college of medicine, faculty of pharmaceutical sciences and part-time programmes are to continue with their activities.

“Staff is also expected to report to work as usual, while management will communicate further developments,” he said.

Undergraduate students opposed the increase in school fees from N24,0000 to N36,000 to N100,000 to N400,000.

The children sought a reversal of the new school fees, which they have been protesting since the increase was announced in April.

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Edo University To Use Auchi Central As Teaching Hospital

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Edo State University, Uzairue, has moved its medical students from Edo Specialist Hospital, in Benin City, to Auchi Central Hospital, Auchi, to bridge the deficiency in medical services in the Hospital.

The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor, discussed this last Monday, at the flag-off of 2nd free medical outreach, organized by the College of Medical Sciences of the institution, in collaboration with the Central Hospital Auchi, for 12 communities in the locality.

No fewer than 20 specialist doctors from different fields were deployed for the exercise, as part of the University’s corporate social responsibility, to give back to the society and communities in the state.

It also served to create awareness for the Central Hospital Auchi, as a teaching facility for the University’s Medical College.

Aluyor disclosed that the College of Medical Sciences in its four years of existence has achieved great feats in many areas.

He explained that the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria during the visit for accreditation has approved the Medical students who are in their 500 level to sit for the MBBS part 2 exams in the fields of Pharmacology and Pathology.

“Having observed the deficiencies, the Council advised that the University moved her medical students from Edo Special Hospital, Benin City, to Central Hospital Auchi, on the ground that patients load at the Central Hospital Auchi can be improved and that investment could be made to improve the facilities at the Hospital,” he stated.

According to the VC, with the approval by the Council, the University decided to embark on renovation of the Histopathology Laboratory Complex and extension of the mortuary, as part of the requirements for the final accreditation and effective teaching, learning of the students for their final exams; at the same time make available the doctors to attend to people in Edo North, thereby making the central a specialist hospital.

He disclosed that the Council would be visiting the University for final accreditation, hence, the upgrade of the Central Hospital is to overcome these two deficiencies; an emergency which will benefit the University in several dimension.

He however noted that the University has a Teaching Hospital project that is nearing completion, but that due to the immediate needs to meet up with the training of medical students, the University entered into an agreement to use the Stella Obasanjo Hospital and Central Hospital as Teaching facilities, pending the completion of the project.

“Before this decision to use the Hospital, there were two specialist doctors, but today, Edo University has provided 22 additional specialist doctors. This is a need, not only for the University but to ensure that medical access is closer to the people in Edo north.

“As we have noted, UBTH serves as a specialist for the people in Edo South while Irrua Specialist Hospital serves Edo Central and Edo north doesn’t have any.

Hence, there is a great need for the Central Hospital, Auchi, to be upgraded to also serve the people of the area, thereby reducing the risk of travelling to Irrua for treatment,” he said.

The Vice-Chancellor while thanking the state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki for the continuous support to the university, used the opportunity to solicit the government’s speedy completion of the ongoing Teaching Hospital project in the university.

In his speech, the Provost of College of Medical Sciences, Prof. Sylvester Idogun, emphasized the importance of education, adding: “if you educate a nation or community, you have set the community on the part of progress. Edo state university is educating the people and also delivering healthcare services to the people.”

In his remark, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. (Mrs) Imoisili Udoka, expressed gratitude regarding the partnership with the Edo State University, Uzairue.

She described it as a golden opportunity that would not be missed.

She, however, expressed optimism that some of the challenges facing the Hospital that need to be upgraded will be attended to in no distant time.

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NECO Appoints New Boss

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The Governing Board of the National Examinations Council (NECO), has approved the appointment of Ebikibina Ogborodi as the Acting Registrar/Chief Executive of the council.

The approval is contained in a statement signed by Azeez Sani, the council’s Head of Information and Public Relations Division on Thursday in Abuja.

Mr Ogborodi’s appointment followed the death of Professor Godswill Obioma, NECO’s Registrar on Monday after a brief illness.

Until his appointment, Mr Ogborodi was the Director, Special Duties in the council.

Mr Sani said that the governing board endorsed the appointment of the acting registrar at its emergency meeting on Wednesday.

He added that Mr Ogborodi was appointed as he was the most senior director in the council, adding that all activities of the council would continue as earlier planned.

Mr Ogborodi hails from Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa.

He obtained his first degree from University of Jos in 1986 and a master’s degree in Learning Disability from the same university in 1999.

The acting registrar joined the service of NECO in 1999 and had served in different capacities.

He was also a former Acting Director, Examination Development Department, Acting Director, Office of the Registrar, Director, General Services and Director, Human Resource Management among others.

(NAN)

 

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Senate Gets Buhari’s Bill To Extend Teachers’ Retirement Age By Five Years

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The Senate, on Wednesday, received President Muhammadu Buhari’s Executive Bill which seeks to increase the retirement age of Nigerian teachers from 60 to 65 years.

The Bill also proposes an increase in the years of service for teachers from 35 to 40 years.

In a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the Upper Chamber, titled: Transmission of the harmonised retirement age for Teachers in Nigeria Bill 2021 to the National Assembly for consideration, President Buhari said: “Pursuant to Section 58, subsection 2 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), I forward herewith The Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Bill, 2021, for consideration by the Senate.

“The Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Bill 2021 seeks to increase the retirement age for teachers from 60 to 65 years, and also increase the possible years of service from 35 to 40 years.

“While appreciating your usual expeditious consideration of this submission, please, accept, Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”

Also, Lawan on Wednesday referred the President’s request for the confirmation of Maj.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) to the Committees on Defense and Army for further legislative work.

The Senate Committee on Defence, chaired by Aliyu Wamakko, was named the lead committee to screen the newly appointed Army Chief.

President Buhari had, in October 2020, approved a special salary scale and new retirement age for teachers in commemoration of World Teachers’ Day.

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Senate Passes Bill Abolishing HND/BSc Dichotomy

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The Nigerian Senate today June 2 passed a bill seeking to abolish the dichotomy between higher national diploma (HND) and bachelor’s degree in the country.

The bill which was sponsored by Senator Ayo Akinyelure, passed the third reading on the floor of the Senate during the plenary today after Ahmad Kaita, chairman of the committee on tertiary institutions, presented a report and six clauses were voted on by the senators.

While presenting his report, Kaita said the legislation when assented to and passed will give polytechnic graduates confidence and impact the country’s economy positively.

Senate passes bill abolishing HND/BSc dichotomy

The Senate during its Committee of the Whole approved all the clauses of the bill. Speaking after the approval, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, said polytechnic graduates will be encouraged by this action.“Congratulations to the senate.

This particular issue has been on the front burner for a long time. I recall that in the house between 2003 and 2007, this was one bill that was so important and it is a way of encouraging our polytechnic graduates.

This should not take away the kind of training they give but should be a motivation for our polytechnic graduates.” he said

The House of Representatives passed its own version of the bill in May 2019.

A conference committee will be set up by both chambers to harmonize the proposed law after which it will be sent to the president for assent.

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EFCC Nabs 36 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Lagos

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Operatives of the Lagos zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested 36 suspected Internet fraudsters in various parts of Lagos State.

A statement by the anti-graft agency’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects were arrested in different sting operations by the operatives at Eastern Gorilla, Eko Atlantic, on May 7, 2021; Alogba Estate, Ebute, Ikorodu, on May 19, 2021; and United Estate, Sangotedo, on May 21, 2021, following credible intelligence about their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.

The statement read in part, “The suspects are Segun Abiola, Gabriel Ebube, Amoo Tunmise, Anidugbe Mofoluwatu, Victor Enuesike, Precious Godwin, Oluwaseun Afolabi, Tolulpoe Amos, Jane Egonu and Precious Anizoba.

“They include Abayomi Timileyin Olanrewaju, Adekunle Dipo Oshunsanya, Tang Jude, Ejobi Peter Prince, Kuti Adebayo, Fagbemi Michael, Salau Oluwasegun, Bello Adebayo Azeez, Lare Awoniyi David, Damilare Kahinde Sikiru, Jayesimi and Samson Ismaila.

“Others are Daniel Williams Udoh, Prince Chigozirim Emezue, Raheem Sodiq, Lucky Godday, Ismail Akintayo Abiodun, Christian Chidera, Ezekiel William Ephagba, Collens Ahunobi Ndubuisi, Peter Odiegwu, Ojo Oluwadamilare, Abayomi Ademola, Otor Isaac Junior, Temitope Aiyelabowo, Daniel Oluwafemi and Chukwuebuka Iroulo.”

Items recovered from the suspects include cars, passports, laptops and mobile computers.

The statement revealed that the suspects would be charged as soon as investigations were concluded into the respective cases.

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Emmanuel Osodeke Emerges New ASUU President

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The immediate past vice-president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Emmanuel Osodeke, has emerged as the new president of the union.

A professor of soil science at the Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Osodeke was elected president of the union during a three-day conference, which held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State today Sunday, May 30.

He took over from Biodun Ogunyemi, a professor of education at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State whose tenure ended last week.

Other members of the union, who were elected alongside Mr Osodeke, include Chris Piwuna of the University of Jos as vice president; Olusiji Sowande of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State, as treasurer while Ade Adejumo, a professor from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, was elected as financial secretary.

Also, a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, Austen Sado, was elected as investment secretary; Adamu Babayo from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, was elected the union’s internal auditor while Stella-Maris Oke from Cross Rivers State University of Science and Technology, was elected as the new welfare secretary.

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