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It’s A Shame That Some Varsity Students Can’t Write Simple Letters, Says ASUU As Strike Lingers

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MINISTER OF EDUCATION, PROFESSOR RUQAYYAH AHMED RUFA'I

MINISTER OF EDUCATION, PROFESSOR RUQAYYAH AHMED RUFA’I

In what can only be a reflection of the falling standard of the nation’s education sector and the quality of graduates produced by government owned universities, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, chapter, yesterday said it embarked on strike action to save the university system from total collapse, as some students in some Nigerian universities according to it, “cannot write simple letters”.

In a press statement signed by the chairman of ABU-ASUU, Dr. Mohammed Kabir Aliyu of the Department of Archaeology and made available to Journalists, the union said “It is disheartening to note that some 200 and even 300 level students can’t write just simple letters. This has shown how poor our education standard is. Therefore, ASUU embarked on strike not because of salary increase but to make the Federal Government honour the agreement it reached with the union in 2009.

“After three years of serious negotiation, government signed the October 2009 agreement with our union. The agreement was aimed at addressing the rot in the Nigerian university system and enhancing its overall efficiency. The agreement focuses on funding for revitalisation of the Nigerian universities, federal government assistance to state universities, progressive increase in annual budgetary allocation to education to 26 per cent between 2009 and 2020 and amendment of the pension/retirement age of academics on the professional cadre from 65-70 years,” he said.

Dr. Aliyu added that before embarking on the latest strike action, the union had written the Secretary to Government of the Federation and copied the minister of education, but that the authorities failed to show serious commitment on its negotiation with ASUU.

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  1. gail

    July 16, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    After d will graduate with first class or 2/1. Its d fault of who? Lecturers! Most people dat has2/2 r far more better than those with 2/1 & first class.

  2. Mekee

    July 16, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Yes and its very saddening and unfortunate. It is majorly d fault of teachers, lecturers, parents, d students concerned, our government and national policy on education. Honestly as a Nation we av missed it in many fronts. We need to retrace our steps and beg God to intervane. Corruption is destroying us FAST.

  3. Mekee

    July 16, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Nigerians, everybody is to blame 4 dis shamefull educational malady. Yes, truth may be bitter.

  4. lekan khalid

    July 17, 2013 at 11:45 am

    it very sadening dat Nigeria z in a very pitiable situation, since the inception of this new era ther has nt been any reasonable achievemnt but whereas everytin z falling off…it is somtin very bad to see the education sector degradin nd yet the federal govt z adamant abt this…i wish asuu could call off d strike bt this non challant attitude of federal govt z d one bodering me…and i pray federal govt will keep to his promise nd allow we studnt go back to skul

  5. Jman06

    July 17, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    @gail, i am sure u are one of d half baked graduates we hav in nigeria 2day!Ur use of english easily gave u out.It’s most of d ppl that ‘have’ not ‘has’.Don’t be envious of those students d@ made 1st class and 2/1 bcos we knw d@ most of them worked hard 2 earn their results.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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