Time to call ASUU’s bluff

After all, it’s the fashion these days to be a desk general!” — the last quip of Jero’s Metamorphosis (published 1973) — was Prof. Wole Soyinka’s wry but devastating dig, at power-grabbing, opportunistic soldiers. The late Chuba Okadigbo, inimitable Oyi of Oyi, and former president of the Senate, would further explore this dismissive motif.  He gored them as […]

Open University resumes academic activities Monday

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is scheduled to resume normal academic activities tomorrow after six months of break following the COVID-19 lockdown. The Director, Media and Publicity, NOUN, Mr. Ibrahim Sheme, said the decision to resume normal academic activities followed the recent decision of the Federal Government on the re-opening of all academic […]

UNILAG: Another council member resigns

A member of the Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Mr. Bayo Adaralegbe, has joined former Council Chairman, Dr. Wale Babalakin, to resign from his position. Adaralegbe, who works at Babalakin’s chambers , tendered his resignation to the Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, on Friday, stating that his continued stay would dishonour his late […]

Osun Set to Commence Massive Water Project

As part of efforts to address impediment in critical water supply services to households in Osun State, the state government has finalised arrangements for the commencement of a 250 million litre-capacity water project in the state. At the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding MoU between the state government and Efficacy Construction Company in Osogbo, […]

ASUU warns against school reopening without adherence to COVID-19 protocols

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, has warned against the reopening of schools without provisions for schools to meet COVID-19 precautionary guidelines. Its chairman, Prof. Ayo Akinwole, stated this in a release he made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Sunday. Akinwole stated that the negative impacts of the COVID-19 […]

UPDATED: Osun schools to reopen on September 21

Schools in Osun will resume on September 21, the State Government has announced. Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation commissioner, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, disclosed this on Monday evening. She said the decision was reached after the State Executive Council meeting. She said stakeholders are expected to continue to put protocols in place towards  reopening of […]

Osun warns private schools against illegal reopening

Osun State Government on Wednesday warned private school owners in the state against illegal reopening of schools. A statement by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, said the government had been informed that some private schools were planning to reopen under the cover of the partial reopening of schools to students in […]

WAEC starts August 17, says FG

The 2020 West African Examination Council (WAEC) will commence on August 17, the Federal Government has declared. To this end, it asked secondary schools to reopen on August 4, 2020 for students in exit classes to sit for the exams. The government said students will have two weeks to prepare for WAEC. These were parts […]

Nigeria reopens secondary schools for exit classes August 4

The Nigerian Government on Monday announced that secondary schools will reopen for students in exit classes from Tuesday, August 4. “Students will have two weeks within which to prepare for the West African Examination (WAEC) due to start on the 17th of August 2020,” spokesman to the education ministry Ben Ben Goog said in a […]