azeezat

Azeezat Adedigba , an education reporter at Premium Times Newspaper. She received a B.SC degree in Mass communication from university of Jos in 2014. She has a penchant for music, art and rights of the masses.

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ASUU backs off meeting with Nigerian govt

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has withdrawn from a meeting with the federal government scheduled for Tuesday. The union refused to attend the highly anticipated meeting, aimed at resolving its two-week strike, saying there is no need for the meeting since its position had already been sent to the…

ASUU Strike: Nigerian govt holds crucial meeting with lecturers today

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and the federal government will again meet today, Tuesday, to negotiate ways of resolving the ongoing national strike by the lecturers, PREMIUM TIMES can report. The meeting was confirmed in a statement issued by the Deputy Director, Press, Ministry of Labour and Employment,…

Is’haq Oloyede

Group tackles JAMB over new cut off marks

A group, the Education Rights Campaign, ERC, has demanded for a reversal of the new cut-off marks set by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB. The board had with the approval of vice chancellors, provosts and rectors of all Nigerian institutions on Tuesday set the cut-off marks as 120…

JAMB’s cut off marks too low, NANS says during protest

The National Association of Nigerian Students has rejected the downward review of cut-off marks for admission into Nigerian tertiary institutions. The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, had on Tuesday stated the cut off marks as 120 for degree awarding institutions, 100 for monotechnics and polytechnics and 110 for innovative…

Boko Haram: Nigerian government approves N3 billion for North-east schools

The Nigerian government has given an approval of N3 billion through the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC to be used to rehabilitate schools directly affected by insurgency in the North-east. The funds would also provide support to women and adolescents in the areas of vocational and skills acquisition. The Executive Secretary…

JAMB fixes cut off marks for universities, polytechnics, colleges of education

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has fixed minimum cut off marks for Nigeria’s tertiary institutions. The minimum cut off marks for admissions into universities in Nigeria was set for 120, polytechnics and colleges of education pegged at 100, while that of innovative enterprising institutes was pegged at 110.…

JAMB to announce new admission policies Tuesday

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, which began a meeting on Monday, is expected to formally announce a new holistic policy on Tuesday when the body is expected to conclude its ongoing deliberation. The meeting, which involves admission officers of Nigerian tertiary institutions, is taking place at the National…

LAUTECH

LAUTECH Crisis: Governing Council holds crucial meeting Monday

Students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, are hopeful of a resolution to the crisis in the institution after the Governing Council of the institution meets today. The student union president of the institution, Bakare Olatunde, told PREMIUM TIMES Sunday night that there may be good news for the…

NANS speaks on Buhari’s return, wants cabinet reshuffle

The National Association of Nigerian Students has expressed delight over the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to the country after a medical vacation in London. Mr. Buhari returned to Nigeria on Saturday after 103 days in London for medical treatment of an undisclosed ailment. A statement by NANS’ President, Chinonso…

ASUU strike may be called off in one week – Education Minister

On the day a meeting between striking university lecturers, ASUU, and the federal government deadlocked, the education minister said the strike may be called off within one week. The minister, Adamu Adamu, stated this at a meeting with the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund in Abuja. He said…

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige

Another meeting between Nigerian govt, ASUU deadlocked

A meeting between the Nigerian government and university lecturers has ended without a resolution of the nationwide strike called by the union on Monday. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, began a nationwide strike this week, over demands for improved funding of universities and welfare of lecturers. An earlier…

Nigerian govt awards scholarships to five Olympiad winners

The Nigerian government has offered scholarships to five Nigerian students for making the country proud at the just concluded 2017 Olympiad competitions held at Morocco, Indonesia and Brazil. This was made known in a press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday. The students participated in Mathematics and Physics…

‎Nigerian govt moves to avert strike by polytechnic, college lecturers

The federal government has inaugurated two committees to renegotiate agreements reached with staff unions of colleges of education and polytechnics in 2010. The education minister, Adamu Adamu, who inaugurated the teams in Abuja, according to a statement by the Director of Press, Chinyere Ihuoma, on Wednesday said the agreements were…

ASUU Strike: Lecturers didn’t give us ‘good notice’ – Education Minister

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Wednesday condemned the indefinite strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, calling for restraint. He said most of their grievances were already being addressed by the government. Mr. Adamu who stated this while speaking with journalists after the Federal Executive Council,…

NANS criticises economic recovery plan

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has criticised the recently launched National Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP, saying it does not have provision for addressing challenges faced by universities and students. Speaking with journalists on the indefinite strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the…

Support mounts for ASUU strike as split emerges in ranks

The senator representing Kaduna Central District, Shehu Sani, has expressed support for the strike announced by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday. Mr. Sani, who was once a unionist before he became a lawmaker, expressed his support in a Facebook post. Members of ASUU had publicly announced…

Why we are going on an indefinite strike — ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities in Nigeria, ASUU, says it has commenced a "total and comprehensive indefinite" strike due to the federal government's failure to fulfill the 2009 agreement made with the union. Briefing journalists on Monday after an emergency meeting of its National Executive Council held at the…

Biodun Ogunyemi

It’s Official: ASUU declares total, indefinite strike

Lecturers in Nigerian public universities have declared a total, indefinite strike from Sunday, August 13. The lecturers, members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, announced their decision on Monday morning. At a press conference in Abuja, the ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, explained reasons for the lecturer’s decision. PREMIUM…

NYSC SWEARING-IN CEREMONY IN ZAMFARA

NYSC ‘not paying N75,000 to former corps members’

The National Youth Service Corps has debunked reports that the agency has launched a portal for payment of N75, 000 to former NYSC corps members. This was made known by the NYSC in a press statement on Saturday. "The attention of the NYSC Management has been drawn to publications with…

Lagos Polytechnic workers deny suspension of strike

Teachers of Lagos State Polytechnics, LASPOTECH, have debunked a claim by the state government that a court has ordered them to return to work. The state government had asked the National Industrial Court to restrain the workers from embarking on an indefinite strike they called on August 1, after which…

ASUU backs disengagement of 400 university workers

The Academic Staff Union of Universities of the Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike in Abia State, has endorsed the decision by the university last month to disengage over 400 workers. The university teachers said the affected workers were engaged on temporary basis, which under the laws of the university…

JAMB to determine cut off mark for admission August 22

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, will hold the policy committee meeting on August 21 and 22 that will determine cut of points for admission this year into various courses in Nigerian tertiary institutions. A press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES by JAMB on Sunday said the Minister…

National University Commission, NUC

Nigeria missing out on educational grants due to poor database – NUC

The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Abubakar Rasheed, has said the Nigerian educational system is ‘losing a lot’ of foreign grants, incentives and scholarships due to lack of credible data. He expressed his dissatisfaction during a meeting with directors of academic planning of Nigerian universities in Abuja…

National University Commission, NUC

Number of Nigerian universities may double as NUC considers 200 new private university applications

Should regulatory authorities in Nigeria approve all the applications they received, the number of universities in the West African country would more than double. The National Universities Commission, NUC, said it is currently processing over 200 applications for new private universities in the country. Currently, the total number of universities…

NYSC Corps members

Shun get-rich-quick syndrome, DG tells NYSC members

The National Youth Service Corps members have been advised to shun the get-rich-quick syndrome and seek lawful means of livelihood. The Director-General of the corps, Sulaiman Kazaure, a brigadier general, gave the advice on Monday while addressing Corps members at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Ebonyi State and the…