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TETFUND Chief, Bogoro, Inaugurates Projects at UniJos

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TETFUND Chief, Bogoro, Inaugurates Projects at UniJos

Prof Suleiman Bogoro, the Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), has inaugurated completed projects at the University of Jos.

During the Inauguration on Thursday, Bogoro thanked the management of the university for the feat achieved and described it as a “wonderful initiative”.

He said the projects, in addition to adding value and changing the face of the university, will enhance teaching and learning, adding that the projects will address the infrastructure shortage the university has faced in the past.

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He further disclosed that with the news projects, the university stands a chance of competing with its peers anywhere in the world.

The vice chancellor, Sebastian Maimako whose tenure expires in few days commended the contractors of the projects for executing them within specifications. He also thanked members of staff of the university for their support, commitment and dedication to duty, and urged them to keep the flag flying.

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Federal Government Vows to Prosecute Attackers On Schools

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Federal Government Vows to Prosecute Attackers On Schools

The federal government says it is working with relevant stakeholders and partners to arrest and prosecute attackers on schools across the country.

Permanent secretary, ministry of education, architect sonny ECHONO disclosed this while briefing newsman on activities lined up for the forthcoming 4th international conference on safe schools declaration.

He noted that the federal government is also poised to making sure that victims of these attacks are adequately compensated.

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According to the permanent secretary, the safe schools declaration is a biennial event that gives stakeholders the opportunity to review progress and brainstorming on the way forward.

He added that the conference will build on previous conferences and galvanize support for the safe school declaration while noting that the Abuja safe schools declaration conference which is the first to be hosted in Africa will run from 25th to 27th October 2021 at the ECOWAS secretariat in Abuja,

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FG, ASUU agree on Payment of Salaries, Allowances’ Arrears

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FG, ASUU agree on Payment of Salaries, Allowances’ Arrears

The federal government and the academic staff union of universities (ASUU) have resolved that payment of the next tranche of the arrears of earned allowances would be paid on or before the end of October.

The government said it would also ensure that issues of promotion arrears and inconsistencies in the implementation of the integrated personnel and payroll information system (IPPIS) as it affects the university lecturers are sorted out and payment made on or before the end of this month.

This was disclosed by the minister of labor and employment, Senator Chris ngige on Thursday in Abuja during the meeting between the academic staff union of universities (ASUU)

Ngige earlier in his remarks, assured that the federal government would not abandon the public universities despite dwindling resources and reiterated the government’s readiness to work with ASUU and others interested in revamping the educational system.

The president of the academic staff union of universities, (ASUU) professor emmanuel osodeke speaking at the reconvened meeting with the federal government, commended the minister, Chris ngige for demonstrating an uncommon faith in the university system

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Professor osodeke asked the national assembly to enact a law that will make it mandatory for the public office holders to send their children to public schools in the country.

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FG Approves N75,000 Stipend for Education Undergraduates

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FG Approves N75,000 Stipend for Education Undergraduates

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FG approves n75,000 stipends for education undergraduates

The federal government has approved the sum of n75,000 as a stipend per semester for students undergoing degree programs in education in public universities in Nigeria.

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This announcement was made at this year’s celebration of world teacher’s day in Abuja. Ncbn’s chiamaka enendu has more in this report.

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