President Bola Tinubu has assured of his commitment towards ensuring that no student drops out of tertiary institution over inability to pay fees.
Tinubu said his administration would ensure educational institutions get the necessary resources to carry out their responsibilities.
He spoke during the 33rd convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) in Ondo State on Saturday.
Represented by Professor King-David Terna Yawe of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Tinubu acknowledged the difficulties facing the education sector.
He pointed to the Student Loan Bill signed into law shortly after his inauguration, as a testament to his government’s commitment to supporting students.
According to Tinubu: “My government will not shirk its responsibilities in this area.
“We will guarantee that educational institutions receive the necessary resources to effectively carry out their statutory responsibilities.
“One of my first actions as President of Nigeria was to sign the Student Loan Bill into law to put this into action.
“Under my leadership, and as I have outlined in my manifesto, no student will be forced to drop out of school due to an inability to pay tuition.”
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DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY (DELSU) RELEASES JUPEB SECOND BATCH ADMISSION LIST FOR THE 2023/2024 ACADEMIC SESSION
Prospective candidates are to check their admission status using their matriculation number by clicking https://www.delsu.edu.ng/2023/2023-JUPEB/second.aspx. Congratulations to the admitted ones.
NIGERIAN LECTURER SLUMPS, DIES AS ASUU LAMENTS HEAVY WORKLOAD
Ojediran Oyedele, a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun State, died on Tuesday.
Mr Oyedele’s death was Confirmed by the chairperson of the university’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Anthony Odiwe, and the National Coordinator of the Congress of Universities Academics (CONUA), ‘Niyi Sunmonu.
The two union leaders spoke in separate messages to our reporter.
“It is true, it is very shocking and devastating. He was full of life before his untimely death,” Mr Odiwe said.
The university spokesperson, Abiodun Olarewaju, has also confirmed the development.
The lecturer, who teaches at the faculty of education, slumped in his office on Tuesday morning and was rushed by his son and other lecturers to the university health centre, according to one of his students, Emmanuel Adedapo.
“It was in the morning around 8a.m. It was his first son, who is also a student of OAU, and some lecturers that took him to the health centre. And he died at the health centre. They could not rescue him,” he said.
He did not give details of the lecturer’s son.
‘Our members are stressed’
Meanwhile, the OAU ASUU chairperson, Mr Odiwe, said academic staff in the university are overwhelmed and overstretched.
He said some of the academics have retired while others have left the university system as a result of the harsh working conditions. Yet, he said they have not been replaced.
“This is one of the issues of the union, sincerely. We cannot continue like this,” he said.
“Our members are seriously under stress and pressure from work-related issues. Some of our members are retired, some left the system because of the conditions of service and the working environment that is not conducive. So fewer hands are now available to do the work of so many,” he added.
OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY (OAU) RESPONDS TO ONGOING VIRAL VIDEO ON LECTURER ASSAULTS ON STUDENTS
Displeased with the content in the viral video, the Vice- Chancellor of the University, Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire, has directed the setting up of a fact-finding committee to unravel the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate occurrence.
The University authorities wish to state categorically that what happened in the viral video, is not in the University’s character. The University is a decent and diligent institution, which will not tolerate any form of abuse or maltreatment from anyone. The University authorities, therefore, apologise to the generality of the people, especially our alumni, whose sensibilities might have been assaulted by that shenanigan.
The University authorities appeal to the students to remain calm and go about their normal academic activities. All stakeholders are assured that justice will be served accordingly and appropriately.
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