University of Nairobi and PATH Kenya partner to improve child healthcare 

By Opeyemi Babalola As part of efforts towards improving quality of services of health workers to properly diagnose sick children, the University of Nairobi (UoN) and PATH Kenya, have signed a collaborative agreement on maternal and child health. According to a statement obtained by University Times International, “In this partnership, the University of Nairobi through the Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID)  will provide research leadership in 3 counties;  Kitui, Uasin Gishu and Kakamega: to develop digitization tools of integrated management for healthcare. This programme will seek to establish…

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ASUU shuns LAUTECH’s directive to commence academic activities

 By Opeyemi Babalola Spurred by the recent directive given by the management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) to return to classroom for academic activities, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, LAUTECH branch, has stated that no lecturers will engage any students of the school on campus. In a statement on Friday, the ASUU chairman, LAUTECH branch, Dr. Biodun Olaniran, who made this known on behalf of the academic union, reminded that the ongoing industrial action was affecting all public universities in which the school is also…

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FG moves to end ASUU, ASUP strikes, begins arrears’ payment

Culled from Punch newspaper. The Federal Government has commenced the payment of minimum wage arrears which it owed lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, and Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, as part of efforts to end ongoing strikes by the unions. The National President of ASUP, Dr. Anderson Ezeibe, and the Chairman, ASUU FUTMinna, Dr. Gbolahan Bolarin, confirmed this in separate interviews with our correspondent in Abuja on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The two unions are currently on strike following the inability of…

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LAUTECH defies ASUU strike, sets to resume academic activities

By Opeyemi Babalola Despite the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, has announced the continuation of academic activities for the 2021/2022 academic session. The institution, in a circular signed by the Registrar of the University, Dr. Kayode Ogunleye, on Thursday and titled, “Release to Staff and Students: Continuation of the First Semester of the 2021/2022 Academic Session”, said that academic activities would resume on May 26, 2022. The statement read in part, “Upon the directive…

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American University of Nigeria gets NUC nod for bachelors, masters in Data Science, Analytics

By Moyosore Salami  The American University of Nigeria (AUN) has received the approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC) to introduce B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree programs in Data Science and Analytics with effect from the 2021/2022 academic session.  These new programs are in addition to Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Information Systems, which the university offers at the Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, and professional credentialing levels.  The NUC also granted approval for AUN to introduce a hybrid option for existing postgraduate professional Masters in Information and Communication Science (MCIS) and Masters…

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Soldiers clampdown on students protesting over ASUU strike in Akure

By Opeyemi Babalola There is panic in Akure as security forces identified as soldiers, on Tuesday, allegedly opened fire on students protesting against the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. The students who are from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko and Olusegun Agagu University of Technology, Okitipupa, barricaded the Ilesha/ Akure highway, Ondo state to demand an end to the incessant strikes in the public universities.  In a video of the incident obtained by University Times International, the students who had…

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Vice-Chancellors decry low capacity for medical education in universities

By Moyosore Salami THE Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) has partnered with some universities in Egypt to initiate medical mobility exchange programmes to address the problem of low carrying capacity of medical education studies in Nigerian universities. CVCNU Secretary-General, Prof. Yakubu Ochefu, disclosed this in Abuja while speaking with journalists on the partnership of the committee with the Association of African Universities and specifically with universities in Egypt. According to Prof. Ochefu, the overall carrying capacity for medical education in Nigerian universities is less than 8 per cent…

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ASUU Strike: Nwajiuba apologises to Nigerian students

•Says FG will implement new funding structure for public universities soon By Opeyemi Babalola The former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has apologized to the Nigerian students affected in the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. Speaking when he featured on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, which was monitored by University Times International, he said, “I do apologise to Nigerian students because as their minister, I will take responsibility.  But also, on behalf of the Federal Government, I would say ‘please understand what the issues…

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JAMB releases result of 2022 UTME

By Opeyemi Babalola The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Saturday released results of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). This was communicated in a statement by JAMB’s Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in Abuja, directing candidates who sat for the examination to check result by “simply send UTMERESULT to 55019 using the same phone number that he/she had used for registration and the result would be returned as a text message. “This is the only process of checking the 2022 UTME results for now…

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ASUU strike: Students barricade UI main entrance, disrupt free movement in Ibadan

By Moyosore Salami It was a grueling experience for residents of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Friday, May 13 as students of the University of Ibadan and other affiliated institutions barricaded the main entrance of the institution and a major road, Ojoo-UI Road, to show their grievances on the ongoing nationwide strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which started on February 14, this year. The barricade led to intractable logjam around the city, especially Agbowo, Ojoo, Ajibode, Orogun, Bodija, Samonda, Sango, and Agodi. The…

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