There is a saying that goes: “Think on what you can do for your country and not what your country can do for you.” A youth corps member of Batch ‘A’ 2012, Mr. Anyanwu Obinna, who as a Nigerian youth believes so much in this nation, called ‘Nigeria’, moved by passion, selflessly contributed his quota in making Nigeria great by single handedly building a 500-capacity library at Niger (Mixed) Secondary School, Asaba, the Delta State capital as one of his community development projects.
We will not compromise on the standard in the academy. We will consistently build on what we met and what we have developed to make the academy attain a world class status of a degree awarding institution.”
The furor that followed the appointment of the vice chancellor of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, RSUT, is currently being replicated in Ebonyi State University, EBSU. The insistence of Governor Chibike Amaechi to reappoint Professor Barikeme Fakae as the vice chancellor has kept RSUST under lock and key. The scenario is playing itself out with the plan of Governor Martin Eechi of Ebonyi State to reappoint Professor Francis Idike for another tenure as the vice chancellor of the university
Crisis is brewing between the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, Kaduna State branch and the Kaduna State Private School Board, a parastatal under the state ministry of education that oversees the activities of private schools in the state. The bone of contention is the five percent renewal fees imposed on NAPSS members by the board.
We have never experienced blackout during examination period not to talk of water shortage on campus. It appears this time the school management did not consider us; they just relaxed to see us suffer.” With these words, a student of University of Uyo located in the capital city of Akwa Ibom State expressed irritation and why students of the institution displayed their anger on the streets of the city penultimate Sunday.
The Edo State government last week sacked 20 teachers form three schools, who were absent from their duty posts when the state governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole paid an unscheduled visit to the schools. The governor, who also ordered deductions from the salaries of some other teachers who got to their duty post after the 8 a.m. resumption time,
There seems to be a misunderstanding between the NUT in Enugu State and the state government over the implementation of the 27.5 percent teachers special allowance. What is the position of the union?
For primary and secondary school teachers in the country who joined their colleagues all over the world to mark this year’s Teachers’ Day, the occasion is a sad reminder of how they were treated by governments. Across the states, there have been tales of woes and neglect of teachers who incidentally are the bedrock of the society.