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Kaduna varsity suspends undergraduate academic activities indefinitely

The Kaduna State University (KASU) on Tuesday suspended academic activities of its undergraduate students indefinitely. Naija News

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The Kaduna State University (KASU) on Tuesday suspended academic activities of its undergraduate students indefinitely.

KASU Registrar, Mr Samuel Manshop, disclosed this in a statement in Kaduna.

Manshop, who did not give reasons for the suspension, however, said academic activities would continue for postgraduate programmes, college of medicine, pharmaceutical sciences and part-time programmes, NAN reports.

“The management of KASU wishes to notify staff, students and the public that academic activities for undergraduate students have been suspended indefinitely.

“Postgraduate programmes, college of medicine, faculty of pharmaceutical sciences and part-time programmes are to continue with their activities.

“Staff is also expected to report to work as usual, while management will communicate further developments,” he said.

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According to Newsmen undergraduate students had protested the hike in school fees from between N24,0000 and N36,000 to between N100,000 and N400,000.

However, it is also thought that the suspension may be connected to the recommendation for dismissal of 18 employees of the institution.

In a memo sighted on social media, the institution had identified 16 academic and two non-academic staff members in the protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), which grounded activities in Kaduna some weeks ago.

The names of the employees, said to have been identified in various protest pictures circulated on the internet, have been forwarded to the Head of Service for appropriate action.

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The identified lecturers and non-teaching staff are:

Peter Adamu of the Economics department, Peter Waziri Maitala – Biochemistry, Usman Abbas – Economics, Jihad Abdullahi Ismaila – Computer Science, Hussaini Bala – Accounting, Abubakar Mustapha Jumare – Library, Abubakar Abdullahi – Economics, Kamal Dan’azumi – Chemistry, Alhassan Kabiru Usman – Chemistry, Usman Sadiq Abubakar – Biological Sciences and Daniel Gillian Lami – Library.

Others are: Nina Lami Ochigbo – Registry, Usman Balarabe Kubau – Bursary, Salome Danjuma – Computer Science, Monday Emmanuel Dangano – Geography, Ja’afar Muhammad Sani – Biochemistry, Silas Birat Garba – Economics and Abdulrasheed Sani – Political Science.

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UNILAG appoints new bursar

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UNILAG appoints new bursar

Mrs. Oluwafunmilayo Adekunle has been named the new bursar of the University of Lagos by its Governing Council.

Beginning on November 3, 2022, Adekunle will serve as the institution’s bursar for five years.

This is stated in a statement issued on Thursday by UNILAG’s communication unit.

The statement read, “The Governing Council of the University of Lagos, at its meeting on Thursday, October 6, 2022, approved the appointment of Mrs. Oluwafunmilayo Yetunde Adekunle as the new Bursar of the University.

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“Her tenure is for five (5) years with effect from Thursday, November 3, 2022.

“Mrs. Adekunle until her appointment was Deputy Bursar, Treasury. She joined the services of the University in 2005.

“She holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Lagos. She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

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“Mrs. Oluwafunmilayo Yetunde Adekunle takes over from the current Bursar, Dr. Lekan Lawal, whose tenure ends on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.”

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Unilorin disclaims Post-UTME screening form

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Unilorin disclaims Post UTME screening form

The University of Ilorin (Unilorin) has dismissed reports that it released 2022/2023 Post-UTME Screening Form to applicants.

The Director of Corporate Affairs of the university, Kunle Akogun, who disclaimed the speculation in a statement on Thursday in Ilorin, explained that Unilorin was yet to take decision.

Akogun said, “This is to inform all admission applicants to the University of Ilorin that the institution is yet to take any decision on the 2022/2023 Post-UTME screening.

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“They should, therefore, disregard a message currently flying around online platforms to the effect that the University has started the process for the sale of Post-UTME screening registration form.

“This is the handiwork of scammers and admission seekers should disregard it.”

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FG, ASUU out-of-court settlement move fails

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FG ASUU out of court settlement move fails

The federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are yet to come to a consensus on addressing the issues that led to the union’s strike.

ASUU has been on strike since February 14 to press home the demand for improved funding for universities, and a review of salaries for lecturers, among other issues.

After several meetings between ASUU and the federal government ended in stalemate, the federal government went to the national industrial court to challenge the strike.

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, had asked the parties to explore the option of an out-of-court settlement.

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Georgewill Abraham, the judge, had suggested that the federal government and ASUU take 24 hours to dialogue and come up with a resolution that would make Nigerians happy.

But at the hearing on Thursday, James Igwe, counsel to the federal government, and Femi Falana, counsel to ASUU, told the court of appeal that a resolution had not been reached.

Hamma Barka, the presiding judge, thereafter, stepped down the matter for an hour to enable ASUU file a reply to the counter affidavit deposed to by the federal government in opposition to the hearing of the union’s appeal.

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At the resumption of the hearing, Falana said they had begun consultations which would continue at the end of the day’s proceedings.

He also asked that ASUU’s application challenging the ruling of the industrial court be heard by the appeal court.

Both parties agreed that the court should hear the application, as there was no amicable resolution reached as advised.

The next hearing is scheduled for Friday.

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