EKSU-MOCPED Students Protest to APC Campaign Rally at Epe


The students of Ekiti State University in affiliation with Michael Otedola College of Primary Education are obviously not ready to rest until the world hears them and their problems solved. They all marched to All Progressive Party (APC)’s campaign rally at Epe yesterday, which had the likes of the Governor of Lagos State and other…

Protest turn sour as students protests at Eksu-Mocped Epe, Lagos


The drama started when the students of Ekiti State University in affiliation with Michael Otedola College of Primary education staged a peaceful protest to agitate against the unfair treatment of d management of the institution. A press release by the mother institution (Ekiti State University) on the 23rd of January 2015 prompted this protest. In…

ASUP suspends 10-month-old strike


Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its 10- month-old strike. This was disclosed by the President of the union, Dr Chibuzor Asomugha, yesterday, after their National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Abuja. Students Of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, in a peaceful protest over the nationwide strike embarked upon by Academic Staff Union…

Ondo varsity vs ASUU: VC warns students against being used


The Vice Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, AAUA, Ondo State, Professor Femi Mimiko, has advised students of the institution not to allow themselves to be used to disrupt academic activities. He was apparently referring to the face-off between the school’s branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the university authorities last week. He…

ASUU accuses FG of reneging on release of N20bn


Universities, ASSU,  has accused  the Federal government of reneging on some of the agreements that led to the suspension of a six-month strike that grounded the university system last year. Specifically, the academic union, through its National Treasurer, Dr. Ademola Aremu, lamented that the Federal Government was yet to honour the agreement that N20 billion…

WAEC tackles failures, trains teachers nationwide


Bothered by the yearly failures of our secondary school students in their Senior School Certificate Examinations, SSCE, the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has swung into action to tackle the downward trends by organising national trainings for secondary school teachers, beginning with Lagos State. Speaking at the opening ceremony of a three-day teachers’ training, Head…

WAEC’s 39 new subjects lack teachers — Students


Secondary school students have decried the introduction of the 39 new subjects in this year’s May/ June examinations, saying most of the subjects still lack teachers. Speaking with Vanguard, the students said not having qualified teachers to handle the subjects would defeat the aim of introducing these subjects. According to the students, “The initiative is…

ASUU: Beyond the strike


The year 2013 was quite eventful with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, making a mark with a strike that lasted six months. That was perhaps the longest strike in the history of the labour movement in Nigeria. This edition of Labour Vanguard is  a review of the strike, lessons from it and the…

Why ASUU’s education summit is necessary —Educationists


Two good heads are better than one. This popular adage buttresses the fact that a conglomeration of truly intellectual minds is sure to bring about more results than the idea of one single individual. With the challenges the education sector has faced in recent times, it is no wonder  that many stakeholders are supporting the…

ASUU Strike: FG extends deadline of resumption to December 9th


As a mark of respect to the late Prof Festus Iyayi, past president of ASUU, whose funeral rites begins tomorrow to Sat December 7th, the Federal Govt has decided to shift its deadline for resumption of lecturers to Monday December 9. This was made known by the Executive Secreatry of the Nigerian University Commision, Prof…

ASUU Gives President Jonathan Conditions to Call Off Strike


Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) have met and doled out conditions to be met by President Goodluck Jonathan if the strike is to be called off. Part of this condition, is that all federal parastatals in charge of fund, labour, and education must sign the agreement purportedly reached between its leadership and…