UNIBEN, ATBU pick holes in FG’s sharing formula of earned allowance

By Opeyemi Babalola Members of staff of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), under the aegis of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), have rejected the proposed sharing formula of N21 billion earned allowances for teaching and non-teaching staff of Universities. The workers, at an emergency Congress of the Unions in the institution, vowed to embark on a three-day protest if the federal government fails to change its decision before the funds allocated for the earned allowances of the workers are disbursed.Addressing the meeting, Chairman…

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6 universities selected for standards enhancement program

By Opeyemi Babalola Six universities in Nigeria have been selected by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards Enhancement (SPESSE) Project.SPESSE is a multi-sectoral project, with support from the World Bank, which seeks to address training, professionalisation and research in procurement, environmental and social standards, through certification, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies.Dr Joshua Atah, Project Coordinator, SPESSE Project Implementation Unit, National Universities Commission (NUC), who made the disclosure in a statement obtained by University Times International (UTI), said that  the project is scheduled to be…

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Coronavirus: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Invents Disinfection Machine

PMNews/UTI The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi has invented a disinfection machine to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country. Prof. Muhammad Abdulazeez, Vice-Chancellor of the University disclosed this while speaking at the unveiling of the machine in Bauchi on Tuesday. He explained that the invention of the machine was in line with the mandate of the university as a centre of research and invention. Abdulazeez said the university was making efforts to make ventilators needed for the treatment of patients with stage II of coronavirus infection.…

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