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Tution Fees for Wigwe University 2024/2025 Session Raise Public Concerns

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Tution Fees for Wigwe University 2024/2025 Session Raise Public Concerns

-College of Arts: N9.6M
-College of Engineering: N11.9M
-College of Management & Social Sciences: N11.9M
-College of Science and Computing: N11.9M

-Accomodation: 1M per month, 3.5 – 3.8M per session

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Nigerian Lecturers’ Union, ASUU Prepares For Possible Strike, Mobilises Members Nationwide

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ASUU Prepares for Possible Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is preparing for a possible strike, mobilizing its members nationwide

The union is dissatisfied with the government’s failure to sign an agreement or fulfill the terms of previous agreements

The National Executive Council will meet soon to determine the next course of action

Reasons for the Possible Strike
Some of the reasons for the possible strike include

Non-implementation of the 2009 ASUU/FG agreement

Disbanding of some Governing Council Boards of Federal Universities

Refusal to recall the boards

Non-payment of three and a half months’ salary owed to members

Continued use of the IPPIS to pay members

Implementation of the Federal Government directive mandating public universities to remit 40% of their Internally Generated Funds (IGF) to the government’s coffers

ASUU’s Previous Strike
The previous strike, which lasted eight months, was suspended in October 2022

The union decided to suspend the strike after a series of appeals from Nigerians, including the then-President Muhammadu Buhari and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila

ASUU’s Demands

ASUU has demanded

Adequate funding for the universities
University autonomy
Payment of lecturers’ salaries in a transparent and accountable way
A living wage for lecturers
Improvement in students’ welfare
Provision of infrastructural facilities for research, learning and training
Implementation of the agreement with the union

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BREAKING: ASUU rejects new university governing councils approved by President Tinubu, says most people on the list are “retired politicians” and not technocrats

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ASUU’s national president, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke in an interview with Nigerian Tribune, said it is obvious that the composition in the new list is worse than the previous one.

“Go and look at the list again, you will see that most of them are retired politicians. They are honorable this and honorable that. What does that tell us?

“That is how terrible the thing has become. And we can’t run our universities like this if we truly want genuine development to take place,” he said.

He contended that Nigeria cannot manage the universities as it is doing, appointing politicians to governing councils of educational institutions and expecting real development to happen.

ASUU had earlier argued that it was totally illegal for the FG to constitute new councils when the old ones it dissolved over 10 months ago were yet to complete their tenures in line with the University Act upon which they were constituted for the first instance.

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Nigerians Abroad On TETFund Scholarship In Distress As Tinubu Government Omits Them In N3.8billion Disbursements

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TETFund Scholars Appeal to President Tinubu

Omitted from Bailout: Nigerian scholars abroad under the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) sponsorship have been omitted from the recent N3.8 billion disbursement

Appeal for Inclusion:  The scholars are appealing to President Tinubu for intervention, citing harsh conditions and financial crises

TETFund’s Response: TETFund cited program status as the reason for omitting some scholars, but the affected scholars claim there was no segregation of scholars during the agreement of conditions for bailout

Scholars’ Plight: The omitted scholars are facing financial difficulties, with some in debt or battling depression

President Tinubu’s Intervention: The scholars are hoping for President Tinubu’s express intervention and the disbursement of the bailout to all categories of scholars within the specified timeframe

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