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It’s All Your Fault! UNIUYO Students, VC Trade Blames Over School Closure

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Following protest that left some students of University of Uyo dead, and scores injured, while property worth millions of naira were destroyed, authorities of the school and students have been pointing accusing fingers at each other on who should be blamed for everything that happened.

Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Comfort Ekpo, has insisted that the school management cannot provide buses to transport the over 6,000 students from the town campus to the permanent site in Nwaniba, but the students alleged she has a commission and was profiteering from the transport arrangement on ground.

Professor Comfort Ekpo,

Professor Comfort Ekpo,

Fielding questions from journalists in Uyo, Ekpo said it was inability of the management to cater for the transportation needs of the students that made it engage the services of some private transport companies that charge N200 to take students to the permanent site and bring them to the main campus.

On their part, the students claimed that the transporter was yet to deliver the vehicles promised when the VC asked for the upward review of the fares.

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  1. Joshua

    June 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    When will the school resume?

  2. James

    June 21, 2013 at 10:00 am

    As the putme comes closure i urge the aspirants of delta state university not to resist for any kind of help ranging from registration/admission aids.bonne chance!

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Ondo To Reopen Schools November 2nd

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Ondo To Reopen Schools November 2nd

Rotimi Akeredolu

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has approved the reopening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the state beginning from Monday, November 2.

This was disclosed on Thursday by the state Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Pastor. Femi Agagu.

He expressed that the state has become peaceful following the unrest that trailed the #EndSARS protest.

Also Read: BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday – Lagos Govt

Recall that the state government had earlier directed schools to reopen on October 19 after seven months of closure due to COVID- 19 outbreak.

But the schools were shut days after when the #EndSARS protest broke out.

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BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday – Lagos Govt

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BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday - Lagos Govt

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government on Thursday directed all public and private schools in the state to reopen all classes for academic activities.

Recall that schools were closed following the outbreak of violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests in the State.

The government directed students and pupils in boarding houses to report to school on Sunday, 1st of November in preparation for the general resumption by Monday, 2nd November, 2020.

Also Read: BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets

The directive was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo which was signed by Kayode Abayomi, Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education.

The Commissioner advised pupils/students to take their studies more seriously in a bid to recover the lost period and thereby excel.

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FG, ASUU Disagree On Payment Platform

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Again, FG, ASUU Unable To Agree On Payment Platform

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The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended in a deadlock on Wednesday.

The union and Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige led delegation failed to agree on the payment platform to be used in disbursing the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowance of the university lecturers.

According to reports, the Federal Government offered to pay the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowances of the university lecturers through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform pending the roll-out of ASUU’s preferred platform, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

Also Read: Why We Haven’t Called Off Strike –ASUU

However, the ASUU delegation led by National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, insisted that the payment by the Federal Government should be made through the UTAS.

Following the failure to reach a consensus, the parties agreed to consult their respective principals and stakeholders.

They are to reconvene next week Wednesday.

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