Prior to the recent increase in electricity and fuel price by the Federal Government, students and workers have taken to the street in Ibadan and Osogbo to protest.
Recall that the Federal Government recently increased the pump price of petroleum from N145 to N161 per litre while suddenly light bill AKA electricity tariff increased from 30.23 Naira for one kWh (kilowatt unit of energy per hour) to as much as 62.33 Naira per kWh.
President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier blamed COVID-19 pandemic for the increase in petrol pump price and electricity tariff across the country.
Students in Osun capital, Osogbo were seen moving across some parts of the city, while their counterparts in Ibadan, including workers and civil society groups, did same to kick against the government’s decision to increase electricity and fuel prices.
“We say no to fuel price hike and electricity tariff increment at this period when many people have lost their jobs, many have not even been paid salaries for the past six months.
“Prices of food, other goods and services have continued to increase while salaries are either being slashed into half for so many while others don’t even get at all.
“But despite these hardships, the government has continued to increase prices of commodities. The consistent show of ineptitude and cluelessness on the part of the President and his cabinet is worrisome,” says the Chairman, Joint Campus Committee of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Mayowa Opakunle.
Prof. Odunayo Adebooye appoints as UNIOSUN fourth substantive VC
The Governing Council of Osun State University has announced the appointment of the university’s fourth substantive vice-chancellor (VC), Professor Odunayo Clement Adebooye following the approval of the Visitor to the University, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
The Council Chairman, Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali, SAN while making the announcement thanked the Visitor for his consistent support which he said has made the university one of the fastest growing universities in the country.
“I am happy that despite the controversies surrounding the appointment process, the Council was able to exert rigorous efforts and sacrifice in the appointment procedures, which culminated in the appointment of Professor Odunayo Clement Adebooye.
“We believe that he possesses the attributes to move the university forward and write a fresh chapter in the journey to achieve the dreams of the founding fathers of the university.”
While thanking the Senate, management and the entire staff of the university for their sacrifice and selflessness, Ali urged them to maintain peace and cooperate with the new VC, the statement stressed.
Born on December 18, 1966 Prof Odunayo Clement Adebooye is a professor of Plant Physiology with an academic career spanning 26 years during which he served the UNIOSUN at various times as member of the Governing Council, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Provost/Dean, Director and Head of Department among others.
At the international level, he had served as Ambassador Scientist for the German Government Humboldt Foundation, Secretary General of the African-German Network Excellence in Science (AGNES) and Regional Project Coordinator for the Government of Canada Projects in West Africa.
AAU sacked four lectures due to gross misconduct
Four lecturers with the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State have been relieved of their jobs over alleged misconduct, Naija News 247 gathered.
Though there were not much details on the lecturer’s offences, the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Edward Aihevba, however, noted in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday that the lecturers were dismissed for gross misconduct.
Naija News 247 understands the university management had acted upon the recommendation of a Special Intervention Team which considered a report of the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee.
The team at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, concluded that the lecturers be sacked.
The names of the lectures were not made public yet, Naija News 247 reports.
Source: Education News in Nigeria Today
Kaduna Announces Plan To Dismiss 233 Teachers Due To Fake Certificate
Kaduna State has announced the plan to dismiss 233 teachers who presented fake certificates.
Alhaji Tijjahi Abdullahi, Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (KADSUBEB), stated this at a news briefing on Thursday.
The Chairman said as part of its responsibility to ensure that all teachers actually have the qualifications they presented, the Board launched a certificate verification exercise in April 2021.
He said the major objective of the exercise was to ensure that teachers have the requisite credentials that constitute the basic qualifications for their employment.
He said the Board verified 451 certificates by contacting the institutions that awarded the certificates in which nine of the 13 institutions contacted responded.
“The responses from the institutions show that 233 teachers presented fake certificates. This represents 51% of the 451 certificates on which responses have been received from the awarding institutions. One institution disowned 212 of these 233 fake certificates.”
“The Board will dismiss the 233 teachers who presented these fake certificates, while their files will be forwarded to the Ministry of Justice to initiate prosecution for forgery,” he said.
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