The management of Ladoke Akintola University has issued a statement announcing the re-opening of the school after it was closed down for 8 months.
This is coming after the students staged a major protest some days ago calling on the Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi to intervene on the matter.
Sequel to that, the Vice-Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Prof. Suleiman Gbadegesin on Monday said the institution had received N500 million from Osun and Oyo State Governments to pay the salary arrears owed workers.
Following the incident, the university management issued the statement below:
All staff and students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology are hereby informed that the University will reopen for normal activities on Friday, January 27, 2017.
Students are to note the following for compliance:
Friday, January 27: Resumption
Friday. February 3: Revision week ends
Friday. February 10: Lecture free week ends
Monday. February 13: 2015/2016 Harmattan Semester Examinations begin
All students who are yet to complete their registration are to ensure that they do so and pay their tuition fee during the revision week.
On behalf of the Governing Council, Senate and Management, headed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. A. S. Gbadegesin, we wish you all the best.
J. A. Agboola
Monday, January 23, 2017
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has directed its members nationwide to boycott all academic and allied activities at the University of Ilorin.
This was part of the resolutions reached at the end of its Awka National Executive Council meeting, a copy of the sanctions which was made available to newsmen in Ibadan by the Chairman University of Ibadan Chapter of the union, Dr Deji Omole.
ASUU wielded the big stick following what it called University of Ilorin administration persistent acts of lawless, arbitrariness, violation of human and trade union rights and persecution of loyal members.
Also, University of Ilorin academic staff will also not be allowed to carry out any academic activity on any public universities in Nigeria.
ASUU noted that despite efforts at resolving the crisis in the institution, the university management and its sponsored groups were fuelling the crisis while alleging that it forcefully deduct check-off dues without remitting it to the national body.
ASUU NEC resolved to impose sanctions on the groups and university administration, noting that for the duration of the sanctions, academic Staff of the University of Ilorin would no longer enjoy the cooperation, collaboration or participation of academics of other Nigerian public Universities, in the following areas of academic and related activities at all levels.
These included teaching, research and supervision of students; setting, moderation or assessment of examinations; external assessment for professorial for professorial cadre appointments or promotions; sabbatical, visiting, part-time and adjunct appointments, accreditation of institutions, colleges and programmes and courses, collaborative research, peer review of journal articles and patronage of journals; attendance of conferences, workshops, seminars and other related activities;
Omole further hinted that the union had also directed members to boycott all UniIlorin based journals, quarterly and newsletters, while articles from academic staff of the University of Ilorin shall not be accepted by journals for peer review and or publication in other Nigerian Universities.
“Despite all intervention efforts by the Academic Staff Union of Universities since 2001, the University of Ilorin administration has persisted in acts of lawlessness, arbitrariness, violation of human and trade union rights, and persecution of loyal members.
“Contrary to the law and despite the ruling of the National Industrial Court, the University has continued to prevent the Union from functioning on its campus.
“The University has also continued to forcefully collect check-off money from academics of the university in the name of the Union without remitting it to the Union. The Union is therefore bound to protect the principles of democracy and the exercise of freedom in the academia, and also insist on the right to function through its own accredited representatives on Nigerian University campuses,” he added.
According to him, NEC at its meeting at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, recognized distinct groups that have emerged in creating and prolonging the crisis at the University of Ilorin.
He said these include the following: principal officers of University of Ilorin, administration members of previous University of Ilorin, administration who were and are still active in generating and sustaining the crisis and members of the illegal “excos” from 2001 to 2014; Others were members of the current illegal “exco”; and other academics of the University of Ilorin who are aiding and abetting the crisis and illegality.
“For the avoidance of doubt, academic staff of the University of Ilorin should not participate in any of the above listed academic activities in other Nigerian public Universities.
“Similarly, academic staff of other Nigerian public Universities shall not participate in any of the listed activities in the University of Ilorin.
“These sanctions shall be complied with by all members of the Union, including those who may be serving in private Universities during the period of the sanctions,” Omole said.
The vice-chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUT Minna), Prof Musbau Akanji on Thursday disclosed that the higher institution had expelled up to 700 students.
Akanji cited the poor academic performance of the over 700 students during the recently concluded 2015/2016 academic session as the major reason for their expulsion.
He added that some of them were also advised to leave the school on the grounds of alleged bad behaviour.
The FUT Minna vice-chancellor made the remarks during the 30th matriculation ceremony of the university in Minna at which it matriculated 5,141 students for the 2016/ 2017 academic session.
According to Premium Times, Akanji stated that the institution had ceased to award the ‘pass’ mark for first degree courses, hinting at tougher academic standards.
“The score has been raised, most of those expelled cannot score above 1.5,″ he said.
Concerning what other steps FUT Minna, under his leadership, was considering to address the reportedly high rate of failure, Akanji said tutorial lecturers from the university’s Postgraduate School would be engaged to assist undergraduate students.
“We have investigated high number of failures and have put in place structures to address such,” he said.
The dismissal of such a large number of students over their academic performance is a cause for concern and one may wonder if there were no alternatives, especially considering that the vice-chancellor admitted that the school management only recently raised the benchmarks.
Forcing supposedly academically challenged students out in the cold, over 700 of them, leaves much to be desired and may rather inspire negative consequences such as a rise in crime rate.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has introduced new rules and guidelines that may eliminate fraudulent practices in the examination system ahead of 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The new rules and guidelines, includes the adoption of CCTV cameras for all the CBT centres; adoption of a single hall containing 250 functional desktop or laptop computer systems with extra 25 as backups; that the computers must be minimum 15 inch screens and must be connected to robust computer server with capacity to carry a minimum of 250 systems concurrently; adoption of cabled Local Area Network (LAN) and not wireless connectivity.
Other guidelines are the adoption of cubicles with minimum length of 26 by 18 inches; adequate security with minimum of five technical personnel and a network engineer on site; availability of back-up power supply (power generating set of minimum of 40KVA for a centre with 250 systems) and UPS/inverters that can carry all systems for a minimum of two hours; centres to have minimum of 250-capacity reception facility such as canopy with chairs; centres’ premises must be enclosed and must have adequate and functional air-conditioners, lighting, up-to-date antivirus and minimum of Windows 7, among others.
FuOtuoke Admission List
The Management Of Federal University Otuoke has added more names to the recently released UTME Supplementary Admission list of candidates for the 2016/2017 session.
Candidates shortlisted are hereby informed to commence registration and clearance on Monday 19th December 2016.
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Kano State University of Technology Admission List
This is to inform all applicants of the Kano State University of Technology, Wudil that the Management has released the undergraduate admission list of UTME and Direct Entry Students for the 2016/2017 session.
STEPS TO CHECK
Note: Candidates admitted into programmes other than what they registered on the JAMB website (portal) should check the JAMB website (portal) to effect the change of programme (course).
This is to inform all the candidates that applied for the Kaduna State University (KASU) postgraduate programmes admission for the 2016/2017 academic session that they can now check their admission status. CLICK HERE
Visit the KASU postgraduate admission status checking portal at and search for your NAME/APPLICATION NUMBER.
Federal University of Lafia Admission List
This is to inform the general public that the Federal University of Lafia has released the Pre-Degree And Remedial Studies Admission List for 2016/2017 Session
The under-listed are the successful candidates admitted into the Pre-degree Science/French and Remedial Science/French programmes for the 2016/17 session.
By this information, candidates are expected to come along with them original copies of their credentials to Room 14 at the Permanent Site, Makurdi Road, Lafia, from December 19, 2016…….Click here to check you admission status