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Don’t come to UI, we are still on strike – ASUU warns DLC students, parents




Lecturers under the auspices of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the University of Ibadan have warned Distance Learning Centre (DLC) students of the university against coming to the institution.

The lecturers noted that this warning became necessary because the union is still on strike.

DAILY POST reports that this is coming amidst rumour that UI has pulled out of the ongoing ASUU strike.

ASUU has, however, warned students against coming to the institution for any academic activity.


The union in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Wednesday, advised parents against releasing their wards for the purported resumption at its distance learning unit.

ASUU Chairman at the University of Ibadan, Professor Ayoola Akinwole in the statement, disclosed that members of the union would not be available for both physical and virtual teaching.

He explained that members of the union are on total and comprehensive strike as directed by the National leadership of the union.

Akinwole added that the strike embarked upon by the union was aimed at getting the best resources for training, teaching, research.

“The attention of the leadership of ASUU-UI has been drawn to mischievous news in circulation with insinuation that UI has pulled out of the ongoing ASUU Strike due to the management of the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre announcing resumption of academic activities.


“This is to inform the general public that the ongoing ASUU strike is still fully in force in the University of Ibadan.

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“As such, members of ASUU, University of Ibadan branch will not be available for teaching (both physical and virtual), examination exercises, and attendance of statutory meetings of any kind until the National Executive Council (NEC) of our Union directs otherwise,” he said.


Gov. Kefas Grants 50% Tuition Cut for Final Year Nursing Students



In a move that underscores the commitment of the Taraba State Government to prioritize education and make it more accessible, the Taraba state Governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas has approved a significant reduction in tuition fees for final year students at the College of Nursing and Midwifery Jalingo.

Effective immediately, all final year students pursuing their nursing and midwifery diplomas will benefit from a 50% reduction in tuition fees. This decision aims at alleviating the financial burden on students and their families, ensuring that quality education remains affordable and accessible to all.

Dr.Agbu Kefas stated, “Education is the bedrock of our society, and we are dedicated to providing opportunities for our students to excel without the undue burden of high tuition costs. We believe that this reduction will not only support our students but also contribute to the development of the healthcare sector in our state.”

The Taraba State Government remains committed to enhancing the quality of education and healthcare services in the state. This reduction in tuition fees is a significant step towards achieving these goals.


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Why we donated N8.9m worth of books to Plateau Varsity- Brooks Consolidated



Brooks Consolidated Investments Limited, Jos, an organisation that specialises in supplying books and library essentials to universities and research institutes, has donated 252 volumes of books worth N8,988,200 million to Plateau State University, Bokkos.

The organisation said that the donation was a testament to the company’s enduring commitment to education and the pursuit of knowledge.

Managing Director of Brooks Consolidated Investments Limited, Mr Sunday Jesmiel, while making the donation said that the company was proud to be associated with Plateau State University, which has consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence in education and research.

He said, “The donation of these books to Plateau State University today, not only reflects our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and educational advancement, but also serves as a direct response to the urgent appeal made by the University’s Governing Council Chairman and former Vice Chancellor.


Jesmiel urge corporate entities and individuals with a sense of public duty to support the University.

According to him, “We are Particularly encouraged and inspired by the pronouncements of the Plateau State Governor, His Excellency, Barr. Caleb Mutfwang to not only accord priority to the development of the University, but to make it a centre for medical excellence.”

“These books, were carefully selected to cover a wide range of subjects, to serve as valuable resources for students, researchers, and faculty members alike”, he explained.

He expressed the hope that they would inspire and empower them to explore new horizons, expand their knowledge, and make groundbreaking discoveries.

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The Managing Director also expressed gratitude to the management and staff of the University for their unwavering dedication to providing a conducive learning environment for students of the institution.


He encourage the students of the institution to make the most of the books and other resources that have been entrusted to them.

Adding that education was the key to unlocking the full potential of individuals and societies and hoped that the donation would serve as a catalyst for positive change and contribute to the growth and development of the University.

The Managing Director reaffirmed the organisation’s commitment to supporting education and the academic community, saying together, they can strive for excellence, embrace lifelong learning, and create a brighter future for all.

In his remarks, Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Bernard Matur, thanked Brooks Consolidated Investments Limited for their generous donation and said that the university was grateful for their support and partnership

While acknowledging that the books would enhance the quality of teaching and learning at the University, Matur commended the organisation for its Corporate Social Responsibility and their contribution to the development of education in the State.


The Vice Chancellor assured them that the institution would make good use of the books and ensure their proper maintenance.

He used the opportunity to call on other corporate bodies and individuals to emulate Brooks Consolidated Investments Limited and support Plateau State University in its quest for academic excellence.

Brooks Consolidated Investments Limited is a reputable registered company in Nigeria that supplies books and library essentials to Schools, Universities and Research Institutes. It has its headquarters in Jos, Plateau State Capital.

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NDE commences training of 75 youths on environprenuership



National Directorate of Employment (NDE), on Monday, commenced the training of 75 youths on environprenuership development scheme to attract market principles in Taraba.

Alhaji Danjuma Shehu, Taraba state coordinator of the directorate disclosed during the training orientation in Jalingo that the idea was to bring market principles to resolve environmental problems, encourages Market-Based solutions to environmental problems by educating environmentalists on the principles of economics and marketing.

The coordinator also explained that the training orientation was to focus on environmental problems to accommodate societal needs, meet the economic objectives of NDE since it’s for doing business.

According to the coordinator, the programme was aimed at improving environmental sustainability and social contribution to society, noting that the Enviriprenuership was full of resources and could nurture a culture of life cycle-based, thinking on how to turn wastes into valuables within the rules and norms of the society.


“Environprenuership Development is about bringing market principles to resolve environmental problems. It encourages Market-Based solutions to environmental problems by educating environmentalists, principles of economics and marketing

“This programme is aimed at improving the environmental sustainability and the social contribution to the society. It will also cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the unemployed in both rural and urban areas.

“The implementation of the scheme will in no small measure, increase the socio-economic activities, generate employment opportunities, encourage wealth creation and impact poverty reduction efforts in Taraba state and the country at large

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“Our objective is to reduce unemployment among youth by providing job opportunities in Enviroprenuership development. We intend to provide entrepreneurship skills training to interested unemployed youths and persons through various workshops on recycling existing waste materials/resources which will in turn benefit present and future generations.

“The desire is to provide a means of livelihood and self-reliance to participants upon completion of (on-the-job skills training in EDS), reduce the impact of climate change on the environment, improve standard of living of the participants of the scheme, acquire skills training on the use of waste materials to develop several products and services that would bring about sustainable business and create environmental maintenance awareness amongst people living in the communities.


“The targeted participants are both university graduates, NCE holders, diploma holders and school leavers, while the training duration is (3) months,” the state coordinator explained.

Responding on behalf of participants, Mr Hajara Aliyu, commended NDE for the opportunity and assured them that, they will submit themselves for the available training to achieve the desire of the directorate

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