Competence test: Workers’ revolt

Kaduna State Government and teachers of public primary and secondary schools in the state are on warpath, following the decision of Governor Nasir el-Rufai to sack over 22,000 teachers, who failed the competency test. BABA NEGEDU examines the crisis. These are not the best of the times for teachers in public primary and secondary schools in Kaduna State, as there seems to be no end in sight in the ranging controversy between the state government and the teachers. The teachers are at war with the state government, led by Governor…

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Senior staff workers’ union tasks leaders to be above board

Leaders of workers’ unions in institutions of learning and other government establishments in the country have been called not only to seek after personal gains and favour, but to also pursue and strive to achieve the collective interests of their members and institutions or organisations. The Chairman of the Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education in Nigeria (SSUCOEN), Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Oto/Ijanikin, Lagos State chapter, Comrade Wunmi Ombugadu, made the call during the 28th Zonal Delegates’ Conference of the union and award ceremony, which took place…

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VC raises the alarm over intrusion of herdsmen on campus

Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, has raised the alarm over the illegal activities of Fulani herdsmen, who in the last few months have been invading the university farm sites to graze the cattle. This was even as the university management called on security agencies to assist the institution in checking the illegal activities of the herdsmen, which it claimed has continued to deprive the ivory tower of its development drive. The Vice-Chancellor made the call during a security forum, organised by the Ondo State Police Command…

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ABUAD Teaching Hospital, a vision for excellence

As part of its vision to midwife an excellent university that will take the country to the next level with the state-of-the-art facilities, the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) has commissioned a 400-bed technology-compliant Teaching Hospital, tagged: “ABUADTH,” as part of its fifth convocation. SULAIMAN SALAWUDEEN, who was at the event, reports. An ultra-modern technology- compliant teaching hospital, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including a self-manufacturing oxygen unit that will care for oxygen needs of other hospitals; a 1.5 Tesler Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) CT Scan, the latest hospital equipment; 3D…

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Ondo education summit: Who shares my thoughts?

I have recently been thinking aloud, thinking about our children, about their education, about the future we are preparing for them, how effective our plans have been so far and the impact on the current crop of youths. I was at the 2017 Ondo Education Summit held between October 26th and 27th where I was privileged to chair one of the technical sessions. The experience was a refreshing one and the discourse has kept me wide awake with racing thoughts. Professor Michael Omolewa in a 2007 presentation said “educational reforms…

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Old students lift alma-mater with facility

The shortage of boarding facilities confronting the Federal Government College, Ogbomoso, Oyo State and its students, has become a thing of the past. Thanks to the Class of ’85 which donated a multimillion naira ultra-modern kitchen to the school as part of contribution to enhance facilities in their alma mater and to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the school. The weekend-long activities, which attracted several old students within the country and from the Diaspora, kicked off with inter-schools debate, quiz competition, a Jumat service, anniversary luncheon, football match, awards and…

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ADOPOLY students to pay N20,000 reparation fee

Following the closure of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado- Ekiti (Ado Poly) on the heels of the protracted students’ rampage of October 7, which left several property of the institutions destroyed, the polytechnic will reopen for academic activities on November 20. As a condition for the reopening of the institution, the students are to pay N20,000 each as reparation for the damage done to the school property. The decision was taking at the emergency meeting of the Academic Board, held on November 7, at the Conference Hall of the institution. TheBoard,…

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