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18th convocation: Gov. Ugwuanyi charges ESUT on reinvention of its founding objective

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…Congratulates graduands, Hon. Justice Nweze, Obi Cubana, other recipients of varsity’s honorary degrees

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has harped on the need for Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) to re-invent and re-commit to its founding objective to engender development and transform the financial standing of the institution as a citadel of knowledge founded to drive global science and technology projects.

Governor Ugwuanyi pointed out that the founding objective of ESUT which appeared realisable at the early stages of the University’s existence, when it earned accolades for fabrication of motor pistons, mace, computer panels and solar panels, seemed relegated subsequently.

Speaking at the 18th convocation ceremony of the University, on Saturday, Governor Ugwuanyi stated that in view of the alarming disparity in the cost of university education between public and private universities, inadequacy of government funding of public universities, and other challenges, the public universities that would survive and remain competitive are those that strategically explore and leverage alternative funding opportunities through research grants and earnings as well as economically rewarding projects and partnerships.

The governor, therefore, advised that “ESUT, being a science and technology university should deploy her intellectual resources to fuel research and creativity and ultimately drive innovation of products and services,” stating that “this would attract huge income through patents and royalties to the University and complement government funding.”

Stressing that the power of technology and its propensity for revenue earning are phenomenal, Governor Ugwuanyi maintained that for ESUT to achieve the founding objective, the University curriculum must be functional and tailored to the true societal needs, assuring the institution of the support of the state government in this paradigm shift through enabling policy and legal frameworks.

According to him “This event is also an occasion to remind the leadership of ESUT that the world, including Nigeria, is going through one of the most difficult economic eras. This, in concomitance with the rising cost of education, has put the funding of universities in jeopardy.

“Furthermore, the capacity of parents/guardians to respond to the ever-increasing need for fees’ hike in public universities as well as the ability of government to continue to increase grants and subventions to public universities have also become inelastic.”

The governor hailed the new management of ESUT under the leadership of Prof. Aloysius-Michaels Okolie for rekindling hope, and for breaking the five-year jinx of convocation in the institution “by today’s event, the last ESUT convocation being in the year 2016.”

He expressed hope that the University would henceforth conduct annual and timeous convocation ceremonies.

Governor Ugwuanyi congratulated all the graduands of ESUT on their deserving degrees and rejoiced with parents/guardians who toiled and sacrificed to afford their children/wards the priceless gift of education and the most veritable equipment for life journey.

The governor also congratulated and appreciated the recipients of honorary degrees “for impacting the world on a scale and scope that earned you this outstanding recognition.”

He said that their individual track record speaks to their superlative performance in their different fields of endeavour, adding that “today’s award of honorary degree is not an end but a tonic to do more and an impetus to be part of making the world a better place.”

The awardees were Hon. Justice Chima Centus Nweze of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, who received Doctor of Law (Honoris Causa), the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Cubana Group, Chief Obinna Iyiegbu (Obi Cubana) who was awarded Doctor of Business Administration (Honoris Causa), and Mr. Michael Ikebudu of Human Resources Directorate, Brunei Shell Petroleum, who was also awarded Doctor of Business Administration (Honoris Causa).

Others were the Isagba of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom, Chief Dr. Jude Ndudi Ozah, Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa), Sir Ike Nwokolo, Doctor of Public Finance (Honoris Causa) and Mrs. Agatha Obiekwugo, Doctor of Business Administration (Honoris Causa).

In his address, the Pro-Chancellor of ESUT and Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah expressed gratitude to Governor Ugwuanyi who is the Visitor to the University, for “his commitment to funding and improving the condition of service of the staff of ESUT”, revealing that “through the Governing Council the governor has been faithful to his promises and the promises of the government.”

Delivering his address, the Vice Chancellor of ESUT, Prof. Okolie, welcomed and appreciated the presence of the governor at the event, pointing out that his fatherly role and wisdom have continued to direct and impact meaningfully on the growth and development of “the first University of Science and Technology in the country.”

The ESUT VC further appreciated Governor Ugwuanyi “for all his support and encouragement to keep ESUT in the global race for academic excellence”, revealing that “his (Ugwuanyi) non-interference in the administration of the university is a sufficient proof that he wants to enthrone objectivity, and level playing ground devoid of bias and nepotism in the University.”

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BREAKING: 14 Kogi Poly students expelled for alleged Exam misconduct, 185 withdrawn for poor academic performance (Full List)

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The academic board of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja has approved the withdrawal of 185 students from various schools and departments for poor academic performance in the second semester of the 2021/2022 academic session.

This was part of far reaching decisions at the 13th emergency meeting of the Board held on Tuesday in Lokoja.

The Board led by its chairman, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman approved the reports of the Results Verification Committee led by the Deputy Rector, Dr. Kehinde Felix Lamidi.

The board frowned at students performing below academic standard despite providing conducive atmosphere for learning and charged them to redouble their efforts and be more focused in their academic pursuit.

Meanwhile, fourteen students have been expelled from the Polytechnic on account of examination misconduct and related offences.

The Board approved the expulsion having been satisfied with the reports of the Central Examination Misconduct Committee led by Mrs. Grace Ehimony.

Other decisions reached by the Board on Examination Misconduct cases include the exoneration of two, written warning to 2 students, three students to be rusticated for one semester and seventeen students asked to carry over courses they were charged with in an offence.

Dr. Usman, who commended the Board’s Central Examination Misconduct committee and those of schools and departments for a thorough job, called for synergy among the committees so as to make decisive resolutions capable of raising the quality of teaching and learning at the Polytechnic.

He equally reassured the Polytechnic community of the Board and Management’s continued resolve to make reforms that would be beneficial to all stakeholders identified with the institution.

LIST OF STUDENTS WITHDRAWN ON POOR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

1. PAUL DORCAS OJOCHEGBE – 2021/ND/OTM/004.

2. DANJUMA KERIMU – 2021/ND/OTM/007

3. CHIJIUBA MARY MELANIN – 2021/ND/OTM/018

4. MUSA ALI – 2021/ND/OTM/025

5. ATTAH ADAH GODWIN – 2021/ND/OTM/038

6. EGWUEKWE BENITA KELECHI – 2021/ND/OTM/074

7. JOSHUA DAVID ENEMONA – 2021/ND/OTM/098.

8. ONUH SEDIQ – 2021/ND/OTM/099

9. ALIH FAITH – 2021/ND/OTM/110

10. ISAAC ZEKERI – 2021/ND/OTM/127

11. JAMES OJOMACHEWNU – 2021/ND/OTM/141

12. SEIDU SHEKUR – 2021/ND/OTM/145

13. BALA MUHAMMED – 2021/ND/OTM/161

14. KASHIM MUHAMMED – 2021/ND/OTM/162

15. SANI MUSA OMACHOKO – 2021/ND/OTM/163

16. TIJANI MUNIRAT – 2021/ND/OTM/166

17. EDOGBO UNEKWOJO BLESSING – 2021/ND/OTM/170

18. OGEGE AMOS – 2021/ND/OTM/172

19. USMAN NEFISETU – 2021/ND/OTM/221

20. APEH MONDAY – 2021/ND/OTM/223

21. ABUH AYUBA – 2021/ND/OTM/240

22. LAWAL AISHAT 2021/ND/OTM/259

23. MAJI HOPE – 2021/ND/OTM/264

24. YAKUBU JOY WASILAT – 2021/ND/OTM/301

25. SIMON EMMANUEL KENYA – 2021/ND/OTM/306

26. ABU JEMILETU – 2021/ND/OTM/328

27. ABDULLAHI NANAHAWA OVAYI – 2021/ND/OTM/353

28. JULIUS BOLUWATIFE – 2021/ND/OTM/356

29. USMAN SAADAT – 2021/ND/OTM/358

30. YUNUSA CHARITY OJOCHEGBE – 2021/ND/OTM/360

31. KUTEYI OMOTAYO ADETOMI – 2021/ND/OTM/365

32. ILIYASU IDRIS – 2021/ND/OTM/379

33. MUKAILA KAFAYAT – 2021/ND/OTM/391

34. ABIODUN RUTH OPEYEMI – 2021/ND/OTM/395

35. AINA IYANU – 2021/ND/OTM/401

36. MUHAMMED HABIBU – 2021/ND/OTM/404

37. MUHAMMED HAMZA – 2021/ND/OTM/405

38. ARIYO SEGUN SAMUEL – 2021/ND/OTM/406

39. JOHN ONUCHE – 2021/ND/OTM/418

40. ADEKUNLE JOY TEMITOPE – 2021/ND/OTM/423

41. EMMANUEL EBUNLOMO HAPPINESS – 2021/ND/OTM/429

42. ABDULKAREEM ABDULWOLI OGIRIMA – 2021/ND/OTM/439

43. AMINU ABDULRAHMAN – 2021/ND/OTM/240

44. MONDAY ISRAEL OJODALE – 2021/ND/EEE/001

45. JAMES SAMUEL OMEIZA – 2021/ND/EEE/008

46. ISMAIL ABDULRASHEED ADAVIZE – 2021/ND/EEE/010

47. MACKLINS ISRAEL OLUWADAJARE – 2021/ND/EEE/017

48. ROTIMI SAMUEL TEMITOPE – 2021/ND/EEE/020

49. SANNI ATIKU – 2021/ND/EEE/032

50. SALIU ABDULATEEF JAMIU – 2021/ND/EEE/035

51. OJI HEART OJONUKPE – 2021/ND/EEE/047

52. OCHIMANA NICODEMUS PATRICK 2021/ND/EEE/049

53. OJO OLUWATOBI – 2021/ND/EEE/052

54. IBIDUN PROSPER TOBI – 2021/ND/EEE/057

55. APEH ADEJOH SUNDAY – 2021/ND/EEE/073

56. IBRAHIM MUSTAPHA ITOPA – 2021/HND/EEE/005

57. JOHN NELSON ONECOJO – 2021/HND/EEE/074

58. NEGEDU PRECIOUS ELE-OJO – 2021/ND/SLT/308

59. JAJA TOBI SEUN – 2021/ND/FA/085

60. BENJAMIN JOSHUA OTEDOLA – 2021/ND/FA/134

61. OGUNGBOHUN OPEYEMI LYDIA – 2021/ND/ACCT/035

62. RABIU ABUBAKAR – 2021/ND/ACCT/069

63. HASSAN HAMZA DANJUMA – 2021/ND/ACCT/115

64. ALIYU RIDWAN TEMITOPE – 2021/ND/ACCT/136

65. SUNDAY PHILIP OJOAJOGWU – 2021/ND/ACCT/147

66. ISAH PATIENCE – 2021/ND/ACCT/169

67. ATAGUBA ABDUL – 2021/ND/ACCT/177

68. SIAKA USMAN – 2021/ND/ACCT/179

69. UMARU MAKWU ABUBAKAR – 2021/ND/ACCT/200

70. GABRIEL SUNDAY OJODALE – 2021/ND/ACCT/205

71. ZEKERI KEBIRU – 2021/ND/ACCT/221

72. ABDULRAHEEM LAWAL AMOTO – 2021/ND/ACCT/242

73. GARBA YAHAYA – 2021/ND/ACCT/257

74. JERE WISDOM – 2021/ND/ACCT/259

75. OLADUNJOY FADEKEMI MODUPE – 2021/ND/ACCT/260

76. KAZEEM AISHAT OLAMIDE – 2021/ND/ACCT/268

77. ABDULKAREEM JEMILU – 2021/ND/ACCT/275

78. DANIEL SUNDAY EJEH – 2021/ND/ACCT/287

79. KAMORUDEEN MARIAM OLAMIDE – 2021/ND/ACCT/289

80. MUSA FATIMA – 2021/ND/ACCT/293

81. BELLO NIMATU IYABO – 2021/ND/ACCT/296

82. SAIDU ABDULKADIR – 2021/HND/PAD/038

83. OLUKOTUN KAZEEM AYODEJI – 2021/HND/PAD/073

84. OLAIYA ABAYOMI MONDAY – 2021/HND/PAD/074

85. IBRAHIM JOY – 2021/HND/PAD/088

86. YUSUF ABDULATEEF – 2021/HND/PAD/104

87. HASSAN MUSA – 2021/HND/PAD/106

88. IBRAHIM AHMED OZOVEHE – 2021/HND/PAD/123

89. IBRAHIM SALIHU – 2021/HND/PAD/131

90. HASSAN ZAINAB – 2021/HND/PAD/138

91. ABDULATEEF RUKAYAT – 2021/HND/PAD/142

92. OMOTOSHO MONDAY ADE – 2021/HND/PAD/146

93. YAKUBU MOHAMMED – 2021/HND/PAD/149

94. ABIODUN AYOMIDIMEJI – 2021/HND/PAD/150

95. OLUDARE JOSHUA TOYOSI – 2021/ND/SLT/ 259

96. SIYAKA JUWARETU – 2021/ND/LIS/014

97. AYO GOODNESS ENYO – 2021/ND/LIS/039

98. ADOFU WISDOM UNEKWU – 2021/ND/LIS/046

99. HARUNA UMAR FARUQ – 2021/ND/LIS/050

100. KOLADE VINCENT JOHN – 2021/ND/LIS/118

101. ISAH SAIDU ABDULLAHI – 2021/ND/LIS/144

102. KADIRI MARY – 2021/ND/LIS/150

103. ATOKOLO ESTHER – 2021/ND/LIS/174

104. SUMAILA LEAH – 2021/ND/LIS/180

105. OMALE BASIL ADAMA – 2021/ND/LIS/183

106. OMALE LARE – 2021/ND/LIS/186

107. AROWOSAYE SOFIAT KEMI – 2021/ND/LIS/242

108. ISAAC ABIGAIL – 2021/ND/LIS/243

109. OMOTOLU IMOLE MARY – 2021/ND/LIS/272

110. MUHAMMED HAMZA – 2021/ND/LIS/281

111. FADILE OLAMIDE FAVOUR – 2021/ND/LIS/292

112. IBRAHIM OJOCHEGBE MUNIRAT – 2021/ND/LIS/296

113. MOMOH HALIMAT – 2021/ND/LIS/321

114. OLORUNFEMI MARY BLESSING – 2021/ND/LIS/331

115. ABIMBOLA OLAMIDE RACHEAL – 2021/ND/LIS/335

116. TOKULA MATHIAS OJONIMI – 2021/ND/LIS/341

117. OGAH WISDOM ENYO-OJO – 2021/ND/LIS/353

118. SALIU BENARD JOHN – 2021/ND/LIS/356

119. OLORUNPOMI TUNDE JOSHUA – 2021/ND/LIS/419

120. ISAMAILA ZULEIHAT – 2021/ND/LIS/422

121. ISAH IBRAHIM – 2021/ND/LIS/429

122. ADENIYI LOVETH – 2021/ND/LIS/435

123. ADEYANJU MISTURAH – 2021/ND/LIS/438

124. ZHEMANE GLORIA RAGBA – 2021/ND/LIS/441

125. OBADEMOWO AYOMIDE FUNMILAYO – 2021/ND/LIS/448

126. OMOARE TOSIN JOSEPH – 2021/ND/LIS/468

127. ABDUL MUSTAPHA – 2021/ND/LIS/470

128. HASSAN ZAINAB IZE – 2021/ND/CPS/004

129. ABDULAZEEZ BASHIRU ADEIZA – 2021/ND/CPS/313

130. OLOGE VICTOR OLUSEGUN – 2021/ND/PAD/043

131. ABDULSALAM JEMIL ADAVIZE – 2021/ND/PAD/175

132. UMAR RABIU – 2021/ND/PAD/195

133. IKULAGBA MICHAEL TOBILOBA – 2021/ND/PAD/271

134. HAYATU REKIYAT – 2021/ND/PAD/300

135. ABDULRAZAK SHUAIBU KENCHI – 2021/ND/PAD/318

136. OMALE PEACE ELEOJO – 2021/ND/PAD/347

137. YUSUF MUHAMMED AWAL – 2021/ND/PAD/405

138. YAHAYA ABDULAZEEZ MUSA – 2021/ND/PAD/442

139. MUHAMMED ABDULAHI OPEYEMI – 2021/ND/PAD/552

140. OGUNBIYI TOBI – 2021/ND/PAD/553

141. SHAIBU UMMIHARI ONIZE – 2021/ND/PAD/582

142. USMAN IBRAHIM – 2021/ND/PAD/635

143. UMAR JAMILU – 2021/ND/PAD/640

144. JOHNSON RUTH MOREEN – 2021/ND/PAD/650

145. SALIFU RAMATU NULL – 2021/ND/PAD/695

146. ADESINA OJO MARUF – 2021/HND/BUS/103

147. OGUCHE SAMUEL EDOGBO – 2021/HND/BUS/124

148. OLOJO JOHN – 2021/HND/BUS/129

149. AJAYI BLESSING OLUWAFUNMILAYO – 2021/HND/BUS/163

150. SHAIBU USMAN – 2021/HND/BUS/172

151. IDRIS ZALAIYAT – 2021/HND/BUS/185

152. OLUFINRAN OSHO DAVID – 2021/ND/BUS/032

153. IBIDERO DUPE – 2021/ND/BUS/060

154. YAHAYA BULIAMEEN OLADEJI – 2021/ND/BUS/085

155. BAMIDELE EZEKIEL – 2021/ND/BUS/169

156. RABIU AHMED SALIFU – 2021/ND/BUS/196

157. BELLO BILIKISU ONIZE – 2021/ND/BUS/284

158. REUBEN TAIYE EMMANUEL – 2021/ND/BUS/288

159. ADEWALE YUNUS TOYOSI – 2021/ND/BUS/322

160. ISAAC JUSTINA – 2021/ND/BUS/323

161. ALIU ABOSEDE RUKAYAT – 2021/ND/BUS/331

162. IBRAHIM MAMINETU – 2021/ND/BUS/376

163. ABDULLAHI IDI USMAN – 2021/ND/BUS/379

164. USMAN MUSLIMAT OMOLADE – 2021/ND/BUS/420

165. OCHIMANA ESTHER OJODUGBOMI – 2021/ND/BUS/422

166. IBRAHIM ALIH – 2021/ND/BUS/459

167. SALIHU KHADIJAT – 2021/ND/BUS/462

168. FEMI EMMANUEL – 2021/ND/BUS/476

169. SALISU MUNIRAT – 2021/ND/BUS/489

170. AJISAFE FUNMILAYO – 2021/ND/BUS/497

171. AMEGO MARY ADEJE – 2021/ND/BUS/514

172. MEDAIYEDU TOBI MONDAY – 2021/ND/BUS/534

173. OSASONA MARY SIMISOLA – 2021/ND/BUS/535

174. MATHEW EKELE IDOKO – 2021/ND/BUS/551

175. SHAIBU RESHIDAT – 2021/ND/BUS/563

176. MATHEW TOYIN – 2021/ND/BUS/580

177. ABEL OLAYINKA JAMES – 2021/ND/BUS/597

178. SALIHU ABDULYAKINI ONORUOIZA – 2021/ND/BUS/598

179. ONUH PHILIP – 2021/ND/BUS/621

180. MUHAMMED ALIH DASABE – 2021/ND/BUS/642

181. ISIAKA ABDUL – 2021/ND/BUS/645

182. YAHAYA UMAR – 2021/ND/BUS/464

183. JONAH TOLANI OLUWATOYOSI – 2021/ND/BUS/655

184. RAYMOND JESICA OLUSHOLA – 2021/ND/BUS/661

185. OLAREWAJU MAYOKUN ELIZABETH – 2021/ND/BUS/663

LIST OF EXPELLED STUDENTS ON ACCOUNT OF EXAMINATION MISCONDUCT OFFENSES

1. NEGEDU ISAAC ENEMONA – 2021/ND/CPS/115.

2. TAIWO ISRAEL BOLUWATIFE – 2021/ND/CPS/174.

3. IBRAHIM AWOLU – 2021/HND/MME/006.

4. ABDULLAHI FATIMAT OHUNENE – 2020/ND/FET/003.

5. OLOWOYEYE GBENGA – 2020/ND/CVE/056.

6. IBRAHIM LADIDI – 2020/ND/LIS/194.

7. DANIEL ACHENYO GOODNESS – 2020/ND/LIS/241.

8. AYENI MOSES – 2021/NDS/ACCT/03004.

9. AHMED LATIFAT KEMI – 2021/DIL/03005.

10. TAIWO TOYIN GRACE – 2020/ND/PAD/03004.

11. SALAWU GRACE EROMI – 2019/ND/BUS/01016.

12. SULEIMAN ADISHETU – 2021/ND/BUS/01003.

13. ARIYO IYABO MARY – 2021/ND/BUS/01040.

14. TANIMOLA HELEN – 2020/ND/CPS/01013.

LIST OF STUDENTS TO CARRY OVER COURSES

1. ANDREW GIFT ELEOJO – 2021/ND/PAD/415.

2. USMAN DANIEL ABDULLAHI – 2020/ND/ACCT/03001.

3. PAUL SAMUEL FRIDAY – 2020/ND/ACCT/03002.

4. MERU TEMITOPE AFOLAKE – 2020/ND/BUS/03001.

5. KPONGBO MUSA PETER – 2019/DIL/01012.

6. OLUKAYODE AYODELE – 2021/NDS/PAD/03003.

7. BAMIDELE CHRISTIANA IYABODE – 2019/ND/PAD/01126.

8. RAPHAEL OLUSAYE MONDAY – 2019/ND/PAD/01148.

9. OYE MOSES – 2020/ND/PAD/03005.

10. ADEBAYO OPEYEMI – 2020/ND/PAD/03001.

11. FAGBEMI OLUWASANMI BABALOLA – 2019/HND/PAD/01059.

12. BLESS PANJI BITRUS – 2021/ND/PAD/03003.

13. SUNDAY ABIODUN – 2019/ND/BUS/01078.

14. OLORUNPOMI ELIZABETH – 2019/ND/PAD/01035.

15. LAWAL WASIU – 2020/ND/PAD/02038.

16. OLAJIDE BUNMI – 2020/ND/ACCT/03005.

17. JOB OLAITAN OLUFUNKE – 2020/ND/PAD/03003.

LIST OF EXONERATED STUDENTS

1. SALIHU MUHAMMED NURUDEEN – 2019/ND/BLD/084.

2. BAMIDELE CHRISTIANA IYABODE – 2019/ND/PAD/01126.

LIST OF STUDENTS TO BE RUSTICATED FOR ONE SEMESTER

1. DANIEL ABRAHAM GIMBA – 2019/ND/BLD/004.

2. OLORUNLEKE ABRAHAM – 2019/ND/BLD/016.

3. IDRIS MUHAMMED DANLAMI – 2021/ND/BUS/01024.

LIST OF STUDENT TO BE ISSUED WRITTEN WARNING

1. ELIJAH VICTORIA – 2020/HSLT/ENV/001.

2. BALOGUN MERCY – 2020/HND/BUS/010.

Chairman of the board, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman while commending the members of the board for their continued support seized the opportunity to encourage students to always take advantage of the conducive atmosphere for learning and be more focused.

Meanwhile, the affected students have been charged to submit all the Polytechnic properties in their custody including their Identity cards to the Security unit before exiting the instution.

(Kogi Reports)

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UNN students protest hike in school fees

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Students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, have protested the 100 percent hike in their school fees.

The university administration had reportedly  published a memo on Thursday specifying categories of fees to be paid by its students.

The memo indicated that fresh students across the faculties in the university are to pay a consolidated fee of N114,650 – N120,650, while older students are expected to pay between N85,000 – N95,000.

It was gathered that before the new development, old students in the institution paid a fee of N40,000, and new students N83,000.

Speaking on the development, a member of the Student Union Government, SUG, who did not want his name mentioned, said the students are uncomfortable with the increase.

“The students’ reaction is simple – we are not comfortable with the increment; even though the increment is inevitable, the amount they increased it to is too high. They doubled it, like a 105 percent increment, so it’s much.

“That is what we are agitating for – there should be a reduction. And compared to other federal universities, you would see that we pay higher unless we do not go on strike again. Unless we are going to take up the responsibility of settling ASUU and all that, we won’t be going on strike like other federal universities, then the amount is ok. Students are saying that if we will not be going on strike, the amount is ok,” he said.

Meanwhile, the university PRO said he was out of town and was unable to comment on the development.

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ASUU receives full salaries for November, arrears withheld

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Lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities have received full salaries for the month of November 2022.

It was also gathered that the eight month arrears remained withheld by the Federal Government.

A senior member of the union at the Bayero University Kano made this known in an interview with The Punch in Abuja on Wednesday.

The source was quoted as saying: “Some of our members have started receiving salaries and I can confirm to you that we received our full salaries for the month of November. However, the arrears are still withheld.”

The Federal Government had refused to pay the striking lecturers for the eight months which the union embarked on strike.

The lecturers, in October 2022 were also paid pro-rata (half-pay) according to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.

Lecturers across the country have been protesting against this decision by the Federal Government.

The National Executive Council of the union is expected to hold a crucial meeting in the coming days over the withheld salaries.

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