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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has postponed its decision on strike, saying that consultations are still ongoing. This was contained in a press statement issued by the union after its National Executive Council meeting.

Earlier, ASUU had announced plans to embark on a strike over the Federal Government’s failure to meet its demands raised in the 2009 agreement. The Union vowed to continue fighting for the welfare of lecturers.

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Apart from the Earned Academic Allowances, ASUU said its demands included the review of the NUC Act to curb the proliferation of universities by state governments who are not funding the existing ones; adoption of the University Transparency Accountability Solutions with concurrent discontinuance of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System and distortion in salary payment.

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JAMB Announces Date for 2022 UTME, DE Registration

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JAMB Announces Date for 2022 UTME, DE Registration

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Monday announced that the registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and The Direct Entry Examination will commence by February 12, 2022.

The board made this known in its weekly bulletin released by its director of public relations, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in Abuja.

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In the timeline of events attached to the bulletin, the board announced that the UTME/DE registration starts 12th February 2022 and ends 19th March 2022.

While mock examination holds on 20th April 2022. UTME holds from 20th to 30th April 2022.

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University Don Charged for Electoral Fraud

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University Don Charged for Electoral Fraud

Author : Eunice Johnson, Abuja

The renewed trial of Professor Ignatius Uduk, a lecturer at the University of Uyo, commenced Thursday at the Akwa Ibom State High Court 9 sitting in Uyo, the state capital.

Prof. Uduk, a Collation/Returning Officer in the March 9th, 2019 governorship and house of assembly elections in Essien Udim State Constituency, faces a three-count charge for publishing and announcing false electoral results.

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The case was filed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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Minister of Education Adamu, Adamu Laments Poor Management of Funds

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Minister of Education Adamu, Adamu Laments Poor Management of Funds

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said that poor management of funds has remain a major operational constraint in the country’s Education sector.

Adamu who stated this during the inauguration of the governing council of eight federal polytechnics and six colleges of Education in Abuja, called on the Councils of the institutions to think outside the box to generate more revenues and enlist the support of philanthropic organisations.

According to him, poor management of funds remains major operational constraint in the sector adding that the limited funds allocated by government should be judiciously utilised.

Adamu further stated that it was imperative that the governing councils know the limits of their powers and how best to avoid situations of conflict in discharging their duties.

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The minister said it was however important for the Chief Executive to brief the Governing Councils regularly on all procurement, as it was done on all financial and other matters.

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