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Osun State University, under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Labode Popoola, recently renewed its partnership with the University of the Gambia.

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As part of the efforts to enrich the quality of teaching and learning of students of Osun State University, The Management of Osun State University, under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Labode Popoola, recently renewed its partnership with the University of the Gambia.

The UNIOSUN management received the Principal Officers of the University of the Gambia led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Faqir Muhammad Anjun, at the University’s main campus in Osogbo on Thursday, 10th of June to review an existing relationship and renew a memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

The MOU, which had been in place five (5) years ago, will enable staff and students to continue participating in exchange programmes and enrich the two universities’ quality of teaching and learning.

The Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, Prof. Labode Popoola, while speaking at the meeting, explained that the two universities signed the first agreement in 2017.

He adds that the principal officers of the University of the Gambia are visiting Osun State University for a review of the agreement and the extension of the agreement based on the fruitfulness of the first agreement, with so many changes and developments in the world between that time and now.

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For instance, there was no COVID in 2017, so there was nothing like Zoom or virtual meeting, teaching and learning. Also, UNIOSUN has witnessed tremendous growth and development in the last four years, which were not captured in the original MOU.

“We have also incorporated all the new developments in the new MOU, and we believe that the partnership between the two Universities will produce series of grants, scholars, physical and infrastructural developments in the two Universities,” Professor Labode Popoola added.

The University of Gambia’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Faqir Muhammad Anjun’noted that the MOU is very significant for the University of the Gambia because it will enable the University to resolve some challenges and learn from the successes and experiences of Uniosun.

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He believed that this MOU would help get the required training for faculty members and other University staff.

“UNIOSUN has made significant stride in the last four years after our visit in 2017, mostly in infrastructure and academic programmes, and we believe the University of the Gambia will benefit from the experiences of the University.

“I am very thankful to the UNIOSUN Vice-Chancellor, Professor Labode Popoola, for providing this opportunity to improve our system in both academic and administration at the University of the Gambia, and I appreciate the efforts made to make this partnership very successful. There are a lot of areas where we will enjoy collaboration and vice versa,” Professor Anjum added.

Speaking on the challenges that the University of the Gambia is facing, the Registrar of the University, Dr Momodou Lamin Tarro, stated that the university lacks high-level professors currently affecting the institution.

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According to him, “the university started about 21years ago, and it has been difficult to engage high-level professors because of low funding and through this type of collaboration involvingthe exchange of lecturers and Professors, will ease challenges facing University” Dr Tarro added.

Meanwhile, the Registrar of Osun State University, MrGafar Adebayo Shittu, said that Osun state University expects full cooperation from The University of the Gambia in different areas stressing that it will encourage the international linkage between the two Universities.

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Uzodinma begs ASUU to end strike

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Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma has pleaded with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to allow students return back to school. He said all hands must be on deck, so as to achieve this laudable objective.

The governor made this appeal during an audience with members of the Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) at Government House, Owerri.

Governor Uzodinma pleaded specifically with the FUTO branch of ASUU to allow students studying in the university to go back to school and urged all parties in the ASUU/Federal Government saga to sheathe their swords and allow normalcy return to the institutions.

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He said, “Education is the key ingredient for national development, so it is the responsibility of leaders in the country to resolve issues and controversies that tend to impede the academic progress of her youths.

“What the leaders of Nigeria owe our future generation is to ensure that they are given the opportunity to acquire knowledge and be better citizens in future.”

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The governor who acknowledged that education is an expensive project to acquire said that “when the foundation is laid and infrastructure like that of FUTO is put on ground as a platform, it is the civic responsibility of the leaders to support the institution to maximize their potentials.”

On the controversies surrounding land allocation in FUTO, the governor noted that the administration has gone extra miles to investigate the problems and related matters, noting that the problems could be resolved amicably.

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FG begs ASUU to accept IPPIS

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FG begs ASUU to accept IPPIS

The federal government has begged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to accept the Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS) with the promise of improving the payment platform to fit the needs of the lecturers.

The Accountant General of the Federation, Sylvia Okolieaboh, made the plea on Thursday during the meeting between the union and the federal government at the House of Representatives.

Recall that the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila had last week called for an extended meeting of all stakeholders in the education sector to resolve the over seven months strike.

The Accountant General said the government will accommodate the union on the issue of salaries in a bid to end the strike.

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He insisted that the government is concerned over the ripple effect of allowing ASUU to have a separate payment platform from others.

“If there are peculiarities in the university salaries system, what we need to do is to sit down with ASUU and identify them and address them in IPPIS. We are willing to accept.”

This is the third meeting brokered by the House of Representatives, like many others, the meeting did not yield any agreement.

Others at the meeting included the head of service, Folashade Esan, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, the President of ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke.

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In his closing remarks, Mr Gbajabiamila said will compile all recommendations and submit them to President Muhammadu Buhari as a single report.

He stated that “We are appealing to you, the Judiciary has spoken, the Executive has spoken, the Legislature is about to speak together with the Executive; everybody cannot be wrong and only one person is right. For me I’m happy with the solution on UTAS, no victor, no vanquished, everybody is being carried along.

“For the sake of emphasis, the House is pleading with you, let’s put all interest aside and look at the interest of our children.”

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TRCN reveals number of teachers that have been killed since North East insurgency

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The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has announced that due to the poor state of basic education in the North East, approximately 1,500 schools have been forced to close.

Professor Olusegun Ajiboye, TRCN’s Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, made these revelation while delivering a speech in Ibadan, Oyo State.

He stated that terrorism-related insecurity forced the schools to close.
He spoke during the NUT National Delegates Conference in Ibadan.

Ajiboye also disclosed that over 910 schools have either been damaged or destroyed while about 2, 295 teachers have been killed in the insurgency between 2009 and 2022.

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Ajiboye asked the Federal Government to review its security architecture, insisting there is a need to address the security situation in the region.

He said, “Over 1,500 schools have been forced to close in North eastern Nigeria due to terrorism and insurgency.

“Over 910 schools have either been damaged or destroyed while 2, 295 teachers have been killed in the northeast between 2009 and 2022.

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“Federal Government should review its security architecture to address the “deteriorating security situation because of its effect on education

“Government should implement fully the safe schools’ declaration guidelines endorsed by Nigeria in 2015 and ratified by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

“The presence of armed forces in and near schools can make it a target of retaliatory attacks increasing the risk to children and teachers as well as the likelihood that education will be disrupted”.

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