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FG replaces the Minister of Education in the ASUU negotiations.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has taken over the negotiation between the Federal government and the striking university teachers. This is to avoid unnecessary meddlesomeness and ensure speedy resolution of all issues. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had been leading the negotiation with ASUU, but Ngige, said

Ezekwesili says she will grant universities autonomy.

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, has promised to convert the budgetary allocations to universities to grants. According to her, such measures would check the frequent shutdown of tertiary institutions due to poor funding of the education sector. She also pledged to grant full autonomy

FG slashes fees for JAMB and SSCE.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved a reduction in the cost of obtaining Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) application forms from N5,000 to N3,500, starting from January 2019. The FEC meeting, presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also announced a cut in the cost of Senior Secondary Certificate

JAMB announces the date for the 2019 registration exercise.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Thursday announced that registration for 2019/ 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will commence in December. The Head of Media of the Board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, announced this while addressing newsmen during the conduct of promotion exercise for the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS),

Once again the FG fails to come to an agreement with ASUU.

The Federal Government has again failed to reach an agreement with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over its ongoing nationwide strike. This comes as the meeting between the government and union held on Monday behind closed doors at the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja ended

ASUU gives conditions for the suspension of its strike.

The Academic Staff Union of Universitis (ASUU) has given conditions upon which the current industrial action will be suspended. The president of the union, Abiodun Ogunyemi, stated the conditions in an interview on Sunday night with a news outlet. Mr Ogunyemi said it was unfortunate that Nigerian leaders “like to move in

President Buhari says that ASUU’s demands are valid.

Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said in Ibadan, Oyo State that the agitation by the Academic Staff Union of Universities for improved welfare, infrastructure, funding and other contentious issues affecting the nation’s universities were genuine. Buhari, who was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the 70th Foundation Day ceremony and

ASUU, FG meeting to continue next week.

The conciliation meeting between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government will continue next week, despite the resumption of negotiations. The striking university lecturers on Thursday resumed discussions with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, almost two weeks after several efforts to resolve the issues

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