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ASUU strike: Students Protest against FG

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The National Association of Nigerian

Understudies (NANS) Abia State Chapter on

Monday walked through the lanes of

Umuahia challenging the continuous

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)

across the nation strike.

The dissidents, who conveyed bulletins with

distinctive engravings, spoke to the

National Government to consult with the

striking instructors with the end goal to earnestly end

the activity.

A portion of the bulletins perused: “Government

try not to popularize instruction”, “Spare

training, spare the future”, “Seven percent

budgetary designation is a lost need,”

among others.

The NANS Representative in the South East

Zone, Cokey Nwachukwu, said that the

understudies were sick of lingering without end at home

what’s more, were on edge to come back to class.

“A few of us should complete four

or on the other hand five-year courses however as it is currently, the

a long time are probably going to be expanded in light of

the strike.

“A large portion of us that should be

prepared for the National Youth Service

Corps are presently sitting at home.

“Soon, they will reveal to us they are going

for general decisions and will adjust our

scholarly logbook,” he said.

The understudies likewise encouraged the Federal

Government to critically address the security

challenges in the nation, particularly in the

North-East.

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ASUU Strike To Continue As Lecturers Reject Offers From FG

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has made fresh demands from the Federal Government, dashing the hopes of many students that academic activities will resume soon.

When ASUU’s leadership met with Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment on Tuesday, he said the labour dispute with the university teachers was on the verge of being resolved.

According to Ngige, the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Ministry of Finance presented evidence that N15.4billion had been released to public universities.

On earned academic allowances, he said President Muhammadu Buhari approved N20billion to offset arrears of the 2009 to 2012 verified earnings by university teachers.

However, speaking with Premium Times on Saturday, ASUU president Biodun Ogunyemi, said upon reviewing the offers made by the government, members of the union across various campuses and zones rejected it.

“Our members have rejected tokenism with respect to outstanding revitalization fund of N1.1 trillion. They are insisting that government should release at least one tranche of N220 billion spread over four quarters of 2019.

“On earned academic allowances, our members said government’s proposed amount out of the verified balance should not be less than the total amount released last time, while evidence of mainstreaming the allowances into the 2019 budget should be shown. Also, timeline should be attached to payment of the balance of the arrears.

“The revitalization fund and earned academic allowances are the two critical areas on which our members feel strongly about. They expect necessary adjustments on the part of government before they can reconsider their decision on the ongoing strike action,” Ogunyemi said.

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JAMB 2019 Is Now On!!! See How To Register For 2019 UTME

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation
Board (JAMB) has commenced sale of registration
forms for the 2019 Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination, UTME, yesterday
the 10th of January 2019.
The sale of forms will last for six weeks.
Below are few of the documents required.
Personal e-mail address and mobile
phone number
Create your JAMB profile.
JAMB ePIN registration payment
Visit any accredited CBT centers with
your personal details, the profile and
evidence of payment.
The CBT centers or JAMB State Office,
supplies, at no extra cost, the prescribed
reading text and the CD containing:

a) e-brochure showing guidelines on
admission detailing list of tertiary
institutions and available programmes of
study.
b) Syllabus (e-syllabus) for the
examination.
c) Step by step guide on completion of the
application form.
d) A video messages from the Registrar of
JAMB and a demo on how to use eight (8)
keys for UTME examination without mouse.
(For candidates with little familiarity with
Computers).
vii. Each Candidate is to complete the
online application form by supplying the
required details such as name, e-mail
address, L.G.A., academic qualification, etc.
viii. At the CBT centers, Candidate’s ten
fingers biometric and image will be
captured and uploaded.
ix. O/L and/or A/L grades are to be
provided by candidates. Candidates who
are awaiting result should supply the result
online as soon as the results are available
on JAMB’s portal.
x. Each Candidate is to collect his e-slip at
the end of registration as evidence of
registration.
There will be no offline registration, as all
the accredited CBT centers have been
empowered for real life online registration.
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Government Reaches an Agreement with Asuu Lecturers

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The Federal Government, on Monday achieved an Agreement with individuals from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).The Federal Government, on Monday achieved a concurrence with individuals from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, made this known after the gathering with the association in Abuja.

Ngige said the dominant part of their requests have been met, including the arrival of N15.4 billion for installment of compensation shortages.

The Federal Government, on Monday achieved a concurrence with individuals from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, made this known after the gathering with the association in Abuja.

Ngige said the lion’s share of their requests have been met, including the arrival of N15.4 billion for installment of compensation deficiencies.

He stated, “On the issue of compensations in tertiary establishments, particularly in colleges, the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Accountant-General gave proof that as at December 31, 2018 the Federal Government had transmitted N15.4 billon.

“Additionally on the issue of Earned Allowances in the colleges framework, they likewise indicated us proof that Mr President has endorsed the N20 billion to be utilized to counterbalance the remarkable unpaid debts of the 2009 and 2012, review checked income, in the college framework.

“This cash is being taken a shot at, and will be discharged to ASUU when the procedure is finished.

The Federal Government, on Monday achieved a concurrence with individuals from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, made this known after the gathering with the association in Abuja.

Ngige said the greater part of their requests have been met, including the arrival of N15.4 billion for installment of compensation setbacks.

He stated, “On the issue of pay rates in tertiary foundations, particularly in colleges, the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Accountant-General gave proof that as at December 31, 2018 the Federal Government had dispatched N15.4 billon.

“Likewise on the issue of Earned Allowances in the colleges framework, they additionally indicated us proof that Mr President has affirmed the N20 billion to be utilized to balance the remarkable unfulfilled obligations of the 2009 and 2012, review confirmed income, in the college framework.

“This cash is being taken a shot at, and will be discharged to ASUU when the procedure is finished.

“ASUU has satisfied its very own side of the deal as far as NUPECO, which is the Pension Fund Administration organization that ASUU has coasted to deal with benefits for individuals in the college framework.

“The Pension controller, the PENCOM, has requested that specific positions be satisfied and they gave ASUU an impermanent permit, which has terminated.

“ASUU has presented every one of the archives and satisfied all conditions expected to get their permit,” he said.

Ngige noticed that the gathering had set out to order the Ministry of Education to connect with PENCOM to ensure that the perpetual permit was issued to ASUU as quickly as time permits.

The priest likewise said on the issue of college revitalisation, the President Goodluck Administration went into a concurrence with the ASUU for revitalisation of 220 colleges every year for the following 6 years.

“This is beginning from 2009, this Government will search for assets for the financing.

“We have likewise offered ASUU some token to indicate great confidence and that sum is known to them. Issue of appearance board is likewise dealt with.

“These were real issues examined and ASUU should reclaim the goals of these gatherings to their individuals, while we expect that they will hit us up by Thursday,” he said.

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