Earned allowances: SSANU, NASU give FG 2 weeks to reverse sharing formula

October 28, 2021 Moses John 0

The two non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian Universities have given federal government a two-week ultimatum to reverse the sharing formula of the just approved N22.127 billion for payment of earned allowances for the university staff. Blueprint can authoritatively report that out of the approved amount, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ( ASUU) is to take a lion share of 75 Read More

ASUP faults establishment of new polytechnics in Nigeria

October 27, 2021 Moses John 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Tuesday faulted the establishment of new polytechnics in the country while the existing ones are regarded  as the last option. ASUP president, Comrade Anderson Ezeibe, who said this at a workshop tagged: “Advocacy Roundtable on the Future of Nigerian Polytechnics” organised by his union, lamented government’s neglect for technological development in Nigeria. “We Read More

Nigerians urged to shun violence, embrace peace

October 15, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The President of Catholic Women Organisation (CEO) Lady Charity Ohadiugha, has called on Nigerians to shun all forms violence and embrace peace. Ohadiugha made the call at the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre (KAICIID) fellows roundtable inter-religious and intercultural dialogue on the protection of Holy sites in Abuja. She said there was need for more enlightenment on peaceful coexistence, Read More

ASUP warns against industrial disharmony in polytechnics

October 11, 2021 Moses John 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Sunday asked the federal government to speed up in the implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed with the union to avoid industrial disharmony. The union however warned that Nigerians should hold government accountable for any industrial action as the union would not issue any ultimatum before pulling out her members from Read More

UNIZIK VC, others seek revival of Igbo language

October 8, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Vice Chancellor, Nnamd Azikiwe University Awka, Prof Charles Esimone, has urged stakeholders in the South-east to rally support to revive the dying Igbo language. Esimone decried the trend in the Igbo society where speaking English language has become a status symbol, noting that the trend was harmful to the culture and tradition of the Igbo race. Speaking at the Read More

When wreaths are laid on a wayfarer

October 1, 2021 Editorial III 0

ByIfésinàchiNwádiké It is hard, even for the most gifted psychic, to accuratelypredict how they would react to the passing of someonedear to them either physically or virtually.”—NdukaOtiono, Introduction to Wreaths (xxv) Wreaths for a Wayfarer: An Anthology of Poems in Honour of Pius Adesanmi is a literary tribute to “the poster personage of the 157 passengers, all victims, aboard Ethiopian Airline Read More

Implement MoA or risk industrial action, ASUU tells FG

September 14, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on the federal government to implement the December 2020 Memorandum of Action agreed upon with the union or risk industrial action. Zonal coordinator of ASUU, Sokoto zone, Dr Jamilu Shehu, gave this hint during a press conference with journalists in Katsina, Monday. “We are, hence, calling for all concerned parties to Read More

Nekede Poly admits 5,000 students for 2021/22 academic year

September 1, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri has admitted more than 5,000 freshers for the 2021/2022 academic session. During it’s 43rd Matriculation ceremony Tuesday, the Rector, Engr. Dr.Michael Chidiebere Arimanwa charged the freshers to concentrate on what their parents and guardians sent them to school to do within the minimum time span, starting from their very  first lectures to show serious commitment Read More

Oyo: NUC accredits Cornerstone varsity academic programmes

August 18, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted the Precious Cornerstone University (PCU), Ibadan, accreditation for all its undergraduate academic programmes. NUC made this known in a letter dated 2nd August, 2021, with reference number NUC/ES/412/ vol 13/24 from the office of the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, to the institution Vice Chancellor, Professor Kola Oloke. In the Read More

Magashi tasks AFIT on research

August 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Minister of Defence Maj-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd) has tasked Nigerian Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) to upgrade Research and Development (R&D) to meet the nation’s demands for locally produced military hardwares and equipment. A statement by the minister’s media aide, Mohammad Abdulkadri, quoted Magashi as saying this Friday when the management of AFIT led by its Commandant Air Vice Read More

Breaking: Fresh strike looms in varsities as ASUU alerts FG

July 20, 2021 Editor 0

Another round of strike is looming in the Nigeria’s University following a fresh threat by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) after its next National Executive Council (NEC) meeting. ASUU while speaking on Tuesday, said government officials have been put on alert due to non-payment of 16 months salaries owed some of it’s members. ASUU further stated that in addition Read More

How Buhari’s govt fighting corruption through policies – APC group

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has deployed several policies in waging war against corruption in the country. The group said contrary to the assumptions that the administration’s anti-corruption strategy is limited to arrests and prosecutions of offenders, it has Read More

Ogun Assembly passes bill to rename Tai Solarin College of Education

July 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Ogun State House of Assembly on Thursday passed a bill seeking to rename the Tai Solarin College of Education to Sikiru Adetona College of Education, Science and Technology. The passage of the bill, titled H.B. NO 066/OG/2021- The Sikiru Adetona College of Education, Science and Technology, Omu-Ajose, Law, 2021 and H.B. No. 065/OG/2021, came barely 48 hours after it Read More

Umahi sets up 21 man committee to evaluate EBSUS crises

June 10, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Wednesday constituted a twenty one man committee to evaluate the problems bedeviling Ebonyi state university. Management of the institution had been on a loggerhead with trade union and students in the school for several months. Governor Umahi on Wednesday convened a closed door meeting of stakeholders of the state, management of the institution and the trade Read More

Breaking: 65 days after, ASUP suspends strike

June 9, 2021 Editor 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Wednesday suspended her nationwide strike for a period of three months. A statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of ASUP,  Comrade Abdullahi Yalwa said, “Following an appraisal of the report indicating the gradual implementation of the items contained in the Memorandum of Action signed between our Union and the federal government, the Union has resolved Read More

UI announces June 7 for physical resumption to complete 2020/2021 academic session

June 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

The management of University of Ibadan on Wednesday announced Monday, June 7 as the date for physical resumption for its students to complete 2020/2021 academic session. This was contained in a statement entitled “Notice of Physical Resumption for the rest of First Semester 2020/2021 Academic session” signed by the Institution’s Registrar, Mrs Olubunmi Faluyi According to the statement, “other details Read More

Keystone Bank, Nasarawa govt vaccinate over 1000 students, teachers against typhoid

May 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Keystone Bank Limited in partnership with the Nasarawa state government on May 21, 2021 vaccinated over 1000 students and teachers of Government Secondary School Garaku, Nasarawa, against typhoid bacterial disease. A statement by the lender said the gesture which is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is in line with its never-ending efforts to create sustainable impact within the Read More

Abuja schools remain safe, FCTA assures residents

May 6, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Acting Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Education Secretary, Leramoh Abdulrazak, has again reiterated the safety of its teeming school age students in the various schools in the Federal Capital Territory. The secretary, who gave this assurance during a press conference by the management of the Education Secretariat, said it is imperative to again allay the fears of parents, guardians Read More

Abuja schools remains safe, FCTA assures residents

May 6, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Acting secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration(FCTA) Education Secretary Leramoh Abdulrazak has again reiterated the safety of it’s teeming school age students in the various schools in the Federal Capital Territory. The secretary who gave this assurance during a Press conference by the management of the Education Secretariat, said, it is imperative to again allayed the fears of Parents, Guardians Read More

Challenges of girl-child education in Nigeria

May 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

Girl-child education in Nigeria has many challenges. They include gender discrimination, cultural and religious limitations, poverty, illiteracy, among others. Education is a basic human right and has been recognised as such since the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A positive correlation exists between the enrolment of girls in primary school and the gross national product and Read More

May Day: Prioritise security, workers welfare, NAAT tells FG

May 1, 2021 Moses John 0

The National President of National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has urged the federal government to give priority to welfare of workers as well as the rising security situation in the country. President of NAAT, Comrade Ibeji Nwokoma, in his May Day message to the workers said this year’s celebration was very important to Nigeria workers as it reflect on Read More

U.S announces priority appointments for student visa applicants

May 1, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

The U.S. Mission will prioritise student visa applicants and ensure Nigerian students resuming get visa interview appointments well in advance of their program start date. U.S. Mission Country Consular Coordinator Susan Tuller announced on Friday that the Embassy in Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos will make every effort to assist student visa applicants in a timely fashion while keeping Read More