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Kaduna Budgets N3.5bn For Education

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Gov. Muktar Yero of Kaduna State  on Saturday said the state government had earmarked N3.5 billion to develop the education sector in 2014.

Yero said this at the 2013 Annual General Meeting of Barewa Old Boys Association (BOBA) at Barewa College in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Represented by Alhaji Ibrahim Ali, the Commissioner for Education, Yero said the money would be used for new schools, rehabilitation of the existing ones and supply of facilities.

He advised members of BOBA and other schools old boys’ associations in the state to redouble efforts at complementing government stride toward rescuing dwindling educational standard.

“I want to restate that education had remained one of the topmost priorities of our administration. We will do everything within our power to revive it.

“However, we require the support and assistance from private individuals, associations and corporate organisations, to further safe the system,’’ he said.

In his speech, the BOBA National President, Dr Umaru Abdulmutallab, urged politicians to borrow a leaf from late Waziri Ibrahim, who advocated the slogan “Politics without bitterness’’.

“Remember, the constitution of Nigeria guarantees freedom of association.

“Our members, and indeed, other Nigerians should not look at politics, especially elections into political offices as a do or die affair, but be mindful of culture of humility, competence and accountability.’’

He thanked the state government for the support and sustained interest in the well-being of Barewa College.
Earlier, the Acting Principal of the college, Malam Tanimu Musa, said BOBA had assisted the college to facilitate payment of 10 English and Mathematics part-time teachers since 2009.

The other areas of BOBA assistance, according to him, include building of one VIP toilet and renovation of many others, rehabilitation of Muhammad Dikko Assembly Hall and the school main gate.

Musa assured that the college in collaboration with the state government and the college’s Parents Teachers Association were doing everything possible to make the college better. [NAN]

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Appoints Olaleye As LASPOTECH Rector

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Appoints Olaleye As LASPOTECH Rector

Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Dr. Oluremi Nurudeen Olaleye as the new Rector of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH).

The appointment was announced in a statement from the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education and signed by Omolase Yejide, Head Public Affairs on Monday.

Also Read: Sanwo-Olu Moves To Scrap Pension For Ex-Lagos Governors, Deputies

Mr. Olaleye was earlier interviewed by the Institution’s Governing Council and subsequently recommended.

He is to serve five years single tenure will take effect from 1st December 2020 at the expiration of the tenure of the Acting Rector, Mr. Olumide Olusola Metilelu.

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Exemption Of ASUU From IPPIS Temporary — Ngige

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Exemption Of ASUU From IPPIS Temporary —Ngige

Chris Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said that the Federal Government’s proposal to exempt members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) is a temporary measure.

He explained on Saturday that this measure was pending the conclusion of the integrity test on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

Ngige who clarified the position of the government team during Friday’s negotiation with ASUU said that it was not true that the government had abandoned IPPIS or that ASUU should not be on IPPIS.

Also Read: “Negotiation with FG yielded good result” – ASUU raises hope of resumption after recent meeting

“I think it is better because a lot of people are quoting us out of context saying that we abandoned the IPPIS and that we said they should not be on IPPIS, it is not true.

“What we said in the meeting and what we agreed was that in the interim for the transition period that UTAS is being tested by NITDA and the Office of National Security Adviser for cybersecurity. For those transition period, ASUU members that are not yet on IPPIS will be paid through the platform with which they were paid the President’s compassionate COVID-19 payment done to them between the months of February and June.

“That platform is a hybrid platform between IPPIS and MINPSI platform for the transition period. That was what was used, it’s a hybrid.”

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Osun Assures Indigenes Of Job Security After LAUTECH Transfer

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Osun Assures Indigenes Of Job Security After LAUTECH Transfer

Gboyega Oyetola

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has assured indigenes of the State that the ceding of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, to Oyo State.

This was confirmed in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode.

The state government assured that there will be no intimidation or discrimination against them in the discharge of their duties.

Also Read: “Negotiation with FG yielded good result” – ASUU raises hope of resumption after recent meeting

“All workers of Osun extraction either in the College of Health Sciences and LAUTECH ceded to Osun or those in Ogbomoso are assured of job security. There will be no intimidation or discrimination against them in the discharge of their duties,” the statement partly read.

“The agreement states that indigenes of Oyo and Osun State working in either of the two entities will retain all their rights and obligations stipulated in their letters of engagements, therefore the State Government of Osun wishes to inform citizens that there is no need to fret about the dissolution, as all workers of Osun extraction are assured of the security of their jobs.”

 

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