ASUU Strike: The Students’ Existing Condition
By: Aliyu Idris, student at BUK
“A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies”.
-Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900).
“The politicians are making some of us (students) hating our lecturers which unknowingly some of us does not know what ASUU are struggling for universities and their antecedents.
To truly digest the scenario of the excessive strikes one may reason well that why the government are not responding and fulfilling the demands of ASUU currently and in the latter years.
The students in this country testified that the government does not have them in mind, a serious government will not allow universities to be closed indefinitely for more than one hundred days.
Students receive the plight of the subjugation on several occasions, a student lost its academic year through strike and when he or she graduate after clocking thirty years on earth will not be considered for NYSC and is sidelined for some jobs due to the age barrier imposed by the oppressed government which he or she is not the cause for that misfortune but the government.
The strike is always unfavourable to the students, and because of this incessant strikes the upcoming generation are emerging to detest education which by doing it will kill the nation entirely despite the prestige it holds in the eyes of world.
Students continue to receive comeuppance at the end of each meeting between the government and ASUU principal body because the government undervalued education and sees it as a liability not an asset or human development.
The hope and motivation for the education in students is cleaved for now, university students are jest as a result of this situation but remains equanimity despite being worrisome in heart.
The students are entangled in this imbroglio, I believe and I know almost all Nigerian politicians have no children studying in public universities of Nigeria, had it been they have, the strike will be averted in a blink of an eye, their children are abroad studying with our country’s money and always graduate at their younger age, we are here bamboozled with shattered and crippled education system.
Public universities students should handle the 2023 electioneering activities painstakingly not to lose their lives and relationship with anyone because the politicians in Nigeria are birds of the same feather.
May Allah guide our leaders to understand the importance of education, may he continue to strengthen ASUU struggle for better public universities in Nigeria, Amin”
©Aliyu Idris can be reached via email at email@example.com, he goes to Bayero University Kano.
Adamawa Govt Commends GESOL For Taking Tree Planting Campaign To Schools
The Adamawa state government through the state universal basic education has commended the GREEN Environmental Solutions, GESOL, for taking tree planting to the primary schools in Adamawa state.
Flagging off the tree planting campaign at Musdafa primary school in the Yola ancient city Wednesday, the executive secretary, Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board, ADSUBEB, Dr Salihi Ibrahim Ateequ commended GESOL for the social responsibility that would not only go for the spirit of aforestation, provide green environments across the entire schools in the state but also for economic benefits.
The seedlings GESOL provided are economic trees that would eventually benefit the schools and the pupils who nurtured them.
Ateequ has called on the school authorities, the parents and the pupils to support the free tree planting initiative.
[FULL LIST]: NUC names 67 illegal Universities in Nigeria
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has published a list of 67 illegal universities in Nigeria.
The Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed signed a public notice on the NUC website.
The names include those who claim to be affiliates of foreign universities in the country.
In the list below, institutions that have ‘other campuses’ are indicated with “others”; those ‘operating anywhere in Nigeria’ have “anywhere” as suffix.
1. University of Accountancy and Management Studies
2. Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra (& others)
3. University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos (& others)
4. University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin (& others)
5. Blacksmith University, Awka (& others)
6. Volta University College, Volta Region, Ghana (& others)
7. Royal University, Izhia in Abakaliki, Ebonyi (& others)
8. Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi (& others)
9. United Christian University, Macotis campus, Imo (& others)
10. United Nigeria University College, Okija Anambra (& others)
11. Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue (& others)
12. UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers (& others)
13. Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau (& others)
14. The International University, Missouri USA, Kano and Lagos (& others)
15. Collumbus University, UK (anywhere)
16. Tiu International University, UK (anywhere)
17. Pebbles University, UK (anywhere)
18. London External Studies, UK (anywhere)
19. Pilgrims University (anywhere)
20. Lobi Business School, Makurdi, Benue (& others)
21. West African Christian University (anywhere)
22. Bolta University College, Aba (& others)
23. JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) – Kaduna illegal campus
24. Western University, Esie, Kwara (& others)
25. St. Andrews University College, Abuja (& others)
26. EC-Council USA, Ikeja, Lagos Study Centre
27. Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko in Uyo, Akwa Ibom (& others)
28. Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin (& others)
29. Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja (& others)
30. Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja (& others)
31. Acada University, Akinlalu, Oyo (& others)
32. Filfom University, Mbaise, Imo (& others)
33. Houdegbe North American University campuses in Nigeria
34. Atlantic Intercontinental University, Okija, Anambra
35. Open International University, Akure
36. Middle Belt University (North Central University) Otukpo
37. Lead Way University, Ugheli, Delta
38. Metro University, Dutse/Bwari Abuja
39. Southend University, Ngwuro Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers
40. Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu
41. Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja
42. Temple University, Abuja
43. Irish University Business School, London (anywhere)
44. National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa
45. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe
46. University of Education, Wenneba, Ghana (anywhere)
47. Cape Coast University, Ghana (anywhere)
48. African University Cooperative Development (AUCD) Cotonou, Benin Republic
49. Pacific Western University, Denver – Colorado, Owerri
50. Evangel University of America and Chudick Management Academic, Lagos
51. Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko campus)
52. Career Light Resources Centre, Jos.
53. University of West Africa, Kwali, Abuja
54. Coastal University, Iba Oku, Akwa Ibom
55. Kaduna Business School, Kaduna
56. Royal University of Theology, Minna, Niger
57. West African Union University, in collaboration with International Professional College of Administration, Science and Technology (anywhere)
58. Gospel Missionary Foundation (GMF), Theological University, Egbe Ikotun, Lagos
The NUC confirmed that others are undergoing further investigations/court actions in a bid to prosecute the proprietors and recover illegal fees/charges
1. National University of Nigeria, Keffi, Nasarawa
2. North Central University, Otukpo, Benue
3. Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, Enugu
4. Richmond Open University, Arochukwu, Abia
5. West Coast University, Umuahia
6. Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti
7. Volta University College, Aba, Abia
8. Illegal Satellite Campuses of Ambrose Alli University
9. L.I.F.E. Leadership University, Benin, Edo
Out of school children: 960 girls enrolled into schools in Adamawa –LSD Director
No fewer than 960 out-of-school girls have been enrolled back into schools in Adamawa State, Executive Director, African Center for Leadership, Strategy and Development, (Center LSD), Monday Osasah has disclosed.
Osasah who made the revelation during a one day town hall meeting on community led Collective Action for girls education in Adamawa State which took place in Numan, Monday noted that the center needs only forty more enrolments to attain its target of 1000 girl child enrollment in the state.
The one day town hall meeting was organized by Center LSD with support from Malala fund.
The executive director noted that the programme which is coming to an end in February 2022 is a two year project in the state organized by the Center LSD and supported by Malala Fund.
He said the project was implemented in the three senatorial zones of the state. He noted that Numan LG was selected in Adamawa South, while Song LG was selected in Adamawa Central just as Maiha was selected in Adamawa north senatorial zone respectively.
Osasah added that the rationale behind the priority given to the girl child was in consideration to their vulnerabilities in getting access to education compared to the male child adding that the society is skewed against the girl child interns of opportunities to get education.
He added that Numan local government benefitted from 320 new enrollments out of the total number of girls that were returned back into schools.
Osasah said the rationale behind the attention being given to the north is due to the fact that out of the number of out-of-school girls, 60 percent are in the north calling for serious action to address the challenge.
Far reaching measures to ensure enrollment of more girls were taken including house to house campaign, opening of register of out-of-school children by traditional rulers and incorporating the wives of the paramount traditional rulers in the drive to enrol more girls into schools.
In their separate goodwill messages, the chairman of Numan local government, Innocent Koto, Wakili Numan Godwin Philemon and chairman education committee Numan, Pwanedo Jediel all reemphasized the need to get out-of-school girls into schools in order to secure the future generation.
The chairman of Numan Local government who was represented by the secretary of the council, Nagapiya Foreda thanked Center LSD and Malala fund for the excellent work they are doing in promoting the well being of the girl child.
He promised to communicate the far reaching measures taken to the council chairman expressing confidence that the chairman will act accordingly because of the importance he attached to education.
One of the beneficiary of the Malala fund’s gesture Jael Yoila enrolled in safe space, Imburu, while appreciating the Fund noted that it availed her with a second opportunity to run a fulfilled life after nearly losing hope on life.
She said apart from being enrolled back into school, the fund has provided her with training on various vocations including how to make cake, Vaseline, Shampoo and other products, noting that with such support, she can now pick all her bills.
In the same vein, other beneficiaries took turns to laud the gesture of Malala Fund for charting a new course of life and better future for them.
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