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ASUU strike: Hope rises as lecturers reach agreement with FG

ASUU strike: Hope rises as lecturers reach agreement with FG

For the first time since the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) began its indefinite strike on November 4, 2018, there came a gleam of hope on Monday when Labour minister, Chris Ngige, announced that the two parties (ASUU and Federal Government) reached reasonable agreements on the contentious issues in their last meeting. Previous meetings […]

Don condemns ‘abduction’ of God by religionists, scholars

Don condemns ‘abduction’ of God by religionists, scholars

By Jide Jegede A religious peace and conflict studies expert, Kehinde Ayantola, has berated efforts by adherents across religious groups and scholars to appropriate God to themselves and their respective religious beliefs, describing the act as abduction of God. Ayantola, a professor of religious ethics, sociology of religion and religious peace and conflict studies at […]

408 students withdrawn from UI

408 students withdrawn from UI

The management of the University of Ibadan has announced the withdrawal of a total of 408 students over poor academic performance. The decision was ratified by the Senate of the university during a recent consideration and approval of results of graduating and non-graduating students. Sources within the system hinted that about three-quarter of the affected […]

University of Ibadan demands special funding status

University of Ibadan demands special funding status University of Ibadan

Top echelons in the management of the University of Ibadan took turns to demand a special funding status from the Federal Government on Friday, arguing that such is necessary for the university to maintain its place in the nation’s educational sector. Led by the University’s Chancellor and Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’ad, the canvassers included […]

How curricula review can better Nigeria’s democracy, by Varsity don

How curricula review can better Nigeria’s democracy, by Varsity don Curricula

A professor of religious studies, Simeon Ilesanmi, has recommended a complete overhaul of curricula in the Nigerian university education as the only way products of the ivory tower would make better and informed citizens. The don gave the charge while delivering the 2017 Convocation Lecture of the University of Ibadan at its Trenchard Hall on […]