2023: Akintola,others speak at UNIFEMGA National Reunion 

A Human Rights Activist, and Director, Muslim Rights Concern MURIC, Prof. Ishaq Lakin Akintola,will deliver the 2022 annual national reunion Lecture of the Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates’ Association (UNIFEMGA) on Saturday 28th May, at Ile-Ife, Osun state.   In a statement by the Chairman Planning Committee of the Re-union, Mohammed Buari and Samsudeen Adenopo, Public Relations Officer, stated that the three- day conference of which the lecture is a part of, would hold at Oduduwa Hall in the institution.   The reunion events will hold at various venues within…

Gov Sani Bello reiterates support for Private Sector inclined to compliment Govt efforts

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has said that his administration will continue to support private sectors willing to compliment government efforts in capacity building.   The Governor stated this when the Promoter of New Gate University, Hassan Nuhu presented the provisional licence of the institution to him at the Government House, Minna. Governor Sani Bello who noted that the university will no doubt fill the gaps and strengthen educational sector in the state, said that it will be of great benefit to youths in the state.   “I have…

Vice Chancellors’ wives: The absurdity of a Turkey trip

Wives of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian public universities, hitherto unknown to any law of the federation, suddenly shot into limelight for the wrong reasons a few days ago. As a group with parents and key stakeholders in the education sector, the reported news of the planned trip of a group of women and female academics to Istanbul, Turkey for a training programme, is nothing more than a jamboree and a show of excessive crass frivolity. According to media reports, Secretary-General of the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, Yakubu…

Only Private Varsities can rescue Nigeria educational system from total collapse – Summit VC

Prof. Abiodun Musa Aibinu, Vice-Chancellor, Summit University, Offa, Kwara state, said if the private universities can rise up to task, some of the major challenges facing the Nigeria universities would be a thing of the past.   Aibinu made this assertion while delivering a lecture on an online Professional platform: “No Dull Moment Islam” on the topic : “Private Universities in Nigeria and the Nigerian Educational system: prospects and problems.”   The new Vice-Chancellor listed many challenges facing Nigeria universities which include population and growing demand, inadequate infrastructure, obsolete teaching…

Security Implications of ASUU strikes, by Hassan Gimba

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) was founded in 1978. Its predecessor, the Nigerian Association of University Teachers (NAUT), was formed in 1965 covering academic staff at the University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, University of Ife and University of Lagos.   According to its founders, ASUU is a trade union whose objectives include regulation of relations between academic staff and employers, encouraging the participation of its members in the affairs of the university system and the nation, and protecting and advancing the socio-economic…

Education ignored as politicians focus on 2023 — Peter Obi

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2023 presidential hopeful, Mr Peter Obi, has expressed worry over the apparent neglect of Nigerian students languishing away for months now, by the leaders of this country, from the continued strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Speaking recently on Politics Today on Channels TV, Obi said that it was unfair to the students and to the nation at large that most people were fixated on 2023 elections while the most critical assets of the nation, students, are neglected. “Our universities are closed for months…

Senator Jibrin Barau lauds Buhari over Kabo Poly approval  

The Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senator Jibrin Barau, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for assenting to bill establishing Federal Polytechnic Kabo in Kano State .   In a personally signed statement Tuesday, Barau said the establishment of the Polytechnic in Kabo which is his home town, will fast track development of the place aside affording knowledge seekers, opportunities for acquisition of it.       The statement titled : “Appreciation”, reads : “I, Distinguished Senator Barau Jibrin representing the people of Kano North Senatorial District in the Senate of…

Senate passes bill to re-enact National Commission for Colleges of Education  

The Senate, on Tuesday, passed a bill to repeal and re-enact the National Commission for Colleges of Education Act of 1989.   Also passed was a bill to establish the Federal Polytechnic Orozo.   The bills were passed following the consideration of two separate reports by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETfund.   Senator Nora Ladi Daddut, in a presentation on behalf of the Committee Chairman, Ahmad Babba Kaita, said the National Commission for Colleges of Education bill, among others, seek to empower the commission to attract highly qualified…

Abia-North to get Federal College of Education ,as Kalu’s Bill scales first reading

A bill seeking to establish a Federal College of Education in Abia-North Senatorial District of Abia State has scaled first reading at the floor of the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday.   The bill sponsored by the Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu seeks the Amendment of Federal Colleges of Education Act Cap F8 Cap N143 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 , for the establishment of the proposed Tertiary institution to be sited in Arochukwu Local government area of Abia state.   Explanatory memorandum of the bill…

Prof Ganiyat Adesina-Uthman delivers NOUN 19th Inaugural Lecture April 5

A renowned Professor of Economics, Ganiyat Adesina-Uthman will on Tuesday April 5, deliver the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) 19th Inaugural lecture at the institution headquarters, Abuja.   The lecture entitled: “What Has Finance Got To Do With It?” , will hold at 11am, at the Convocation Arena, NOUN Jabi-Abuja.   A statement from the institution said that Professor Olufemi Peters, NOUN Vice Chancellor, will preside over the event.   The Lecturer, Prof. Ganiyat Adesina-Uthman, was the immediate past Dean of Faculty, Social Sciences, NOUN, Visiting Professor to Nile…