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Teachers’ strike could force suspension of WASSCE

The Nigeria Union of Teachers has said it is participating fully in the Nigeria Labour Congress strike and as such, the ongoing West African Secondary School Certificate Examination should be suspended. But the Secretary General of NUT, Dr Mike Ike-Ene, said NUT was the worst hit in earning ridiculous salaries in Nigeria. The Organised Labour […]

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UNILORIN expels student for demanding ransom from parents of missing colleague

The authorities of the University of Ilorin in Kwara State have expelled a 100-level student, Olanrewaju AbdulKadir, for allegedly demanding ransom from the parents of his missing colleague. AbdulKadir’s expulsion was confirmed in the university’s weekly bulletin, signed by the director of Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun. The expelled student, with matriculation number 22/52HL004 is of

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Strike: Labour cuts water supply to Senate, House of Reps

Electricity and water supply to the two buildings housing the Senate and the House of Representatives have been shut down by Nigerian workers. Edugist reports that other facilities in the National Assembly complex are also affected. The development came after members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), an affiliate of the Nigeria Labour

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Photos: Labour shuts down National Assembly Secretariat

The Parliamentary Staff Union of Nigeria joined the indefinite strike action called by Organised Labour, shutting down the National Assembly. The two gates of the Assembly complex were shut by the union with workers and other visitors unable to gain access. The electricity and water supply to the two buildings housing the Senate and the

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Financial independence empowers teachers to pursue passions rigorously

The visions we have for our lives as teachers often clash with the harsh reality we face. Constant work, limited time for family and friends, financial struggles… It all can be disheartening. You’re not alone if you find yourself working tirelessly, living paycheck to paycheck, and feeling trapped in your career. Many teachers find themselves

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12 Historical review of Nigeria’s national minimum wage

1. Initiation of Wage Reviews: – Under President Shagari’s administration in 1981, Nigeria saw its first national minimum wage law, prompted by advocacy from the Nigerian Labour Congress. 2. Divergent Views Between Federal and State Governments: – In 2019, while the federal government approved a national minimum wage of N30,000, some states, like Zamfara, expressed

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Safeguarding every students’ mental health

According to the World Health Organization, nearly one in four students worldwide is affected by mental health issues. Studies also believe that these students tend to get worse grades. Mental health is an important aspect of overall well-being, particularly for students who face numerous academic, social, and personal pressures. Overcoming mental health challenges is not

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UTME 2024: 24,535 candidates to retake UTME June 22 — JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on has announced the release of 3,921 outstanding 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination results. In a statement by its spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, the board also announced a rescheduled examination for 24,535 candidates after it analysed the process and conduct of the previous examination in some centres where there were

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More abducted Kogi varsity students rescued in Kwara forest

The Kogi State Government has announced the rescue of the remaining eight kidnapped students of Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara. Our correspondent gathered on Sunday that the students were rescued in a Kwara State forest in an operation carried out in collaboration with the government of the state. Suspected bandits had swooped on

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Reps hold public hearing on new agric varsities today

The House of Representatives Committee on Agricultural Colleges and Institutions will today (Monday) hold a public hearing on bills seeking the establishment of federal universities and colleges of agriculture in some states of the country. The committee will deliberate on “A Bill for an Act to establish Federal University of Agriculture, Ute-Okpu, Delta State; A

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African history Professor Falola calls for overhaul in public university governance

In a stirring address at the Tenth Distinguished Leadership Series hosted by the Abuja Leadership Centre, Professor Toyin Falola, a luminary in African history, delivered a sobering critique of the state of public university governance in Nigeria. With eloquence and insight, Professor Falola highlighted the pervasive influence of political interference as a hindrance to the

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NIEPA flags poor teacher development as root cause of Northern Nigeria’s education crisis

The Director General of the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), David Shofoyeke, has pinpointed a critical issue plaguing the educational landscape of Northern Nigeria: the glaring inadequacies in teachers’ professional development. Speaking at the inauguration of a transformative training workshop in Kano, Shofoyeke emphasised the pivotal role of robust professional development programs

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