Strike: HURIWA knocks state education minister over buying of 100m presidential ticket 

By Opeyemi Babalola  The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has, yesterday, purchased the N100 million Presidential bid form amidst the strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). However, his decision to take over the leadership baton from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 has elicited reactions from the civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, who in a statement by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, strongly condemned the action of the minister and described it as ‘ill-advised decision.’ HURIWA said the junior education…

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SSANU cautions governors against establishing varsities they can’t fund

By Opeyemi Babalola  The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has cautioned governors against politicising education by establishing universities they cannot fund.    The union, in a communique issued by its National Vice President, North East, Abdulkadir Isa, after its zonal meeting in Maiduguri, advised state governors  to adequately fund existing institutions, noting that “The neglect and poor funding of universities by some governors to the detriment of teaching and research is a matter that requires urgent attention.”    The union also faulted the formula used in sharing the…

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Buhari reappoints Oloyede as JAMB Registrar, Rasheed, Bobboyi also reappointed

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The President also approved the reappointment of Prof Abubakar Rasheed as Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission(NUC) for another five years and Hamid Bobboyi as Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission(UBEC) for a second term of four years.

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Penn submits amicus brief to Supreme Court in support of DACA

U. Penn Website/News The University of Pennsylvania joined with 18 other colleges and universities on Oct. 4 to file an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in support of an ongoing lawsuit over the Trump administration’s attempt to rescind the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The brief was filed in support of the respondents in the 2017 case, Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, arguing that ending DACA violates the Administrative Procedure Act and the Fifth Amendment. The amici jointly…

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Delaware State University urges congressional action for HBCU funding

Editor/Source: Delaware Public Media Delaware State University officials are enlisting the assistance of the state’s Congressional Delegation to get funding for historically black colleges and universities. Congress missed last month’s deadline to approve the FUTURES Act. It would give $255 million to minority institutions for the next two years – with $85 million going to HBCUs. DSU could lose nearly $900,000 dollars in Fiscal Year 2021 without the bill. The funds would go to improve library services, support its teacher education program, subsidize assistantships in Math and science and campus technology…

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The Young Demand Action On Global Warming

 Elisabeth Trzyzewski On September 20th, the youth of America filled the streets and joined together in protest about climate change. Climate change has been a very important topic in science and politics. For years there has been the ongoing debate about wether or not climate change is really a thing and what can be done to stop it and the young finally had enough. According to the Associated Press, more than 800 climate protests were planned across the nation. Hundreds of thousands of young people gathered together in cities stretching…

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