Due to the ongoing strike which commenced occurred yesterday December 4, 2017, by the non-academic staffs of University of Lagos, The University authorities has been compelled to postpone screening for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) till further notice.
The 2017/2018 academic section screening which was scheduled to commence yesterday, Monday December 4-15, 2017, was disrupted the non-academic staff strike.
The Senior Assistant Registrar, Taiwo Oloyede in a statement said that the indefinite strike affected the academic and administrative activities in the institution.
“The postponement is indefinite; a new date will be announced. “Candidates are enjoined to check the university’s website regularly for updates,” he said.
Eyes Of Lagos gathered that three other non-academic union had embarked on the strike, the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated Institutions (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).
Meanwhile National President of SSANU, Samson Ugwoke, has said that the union’s strike is as a result of the Federal Government’s failure to take action on the Sept. 20 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it signed with the unions.
“Most of our people were laid off unjustifiably; they are yet to be reinstated in the university’s payroll.
“We are tired of being tossed around or seen as not important in the running of the university. We are as important as any other union within the system and need to be given that recognition.
“After several negotiations with the government, we expected that it sees the need to honour whatever agreement reached, but the reverse is the case,” Mr. Ugwoke, also the Chairman of the JAC, said.
Fresh strike may be in the offing across Nigeria Universities as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) holds its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting this week.
The NEC, which is the highest decision making body of the union, is to review Federal government’s implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) it signed with the union before it suspended its strike a few months ago.
Both government and ASUU had agreed to an MoA which stipulated that the federal government would have implemented its agreed contents latest by October, 2017.
The federal government according to investigation, however, was yet to implement issuance of license for the registration of Nigerian University Pension Company (NUPEMCO) which it promised to do within two weeks of strike suspension.
The FG is also defaulting in payment of ‘Earned Academic Allowances and revatilisation funds’ for public universities.
Some lecturers at the University of Ibadan, who spoke with journalists on the condition of anormnity at the weekend noted that it was unfortunate that the government had not paid as promised by end of October.
They said they had asked their leadership not to suspend the strike until the government paid the money as promised but didn’t heed their advice.
Based on the tension generated on campuses, ASUU President Professor Biodun Ogunyemi sent a mail to all the members to douse the tension over the payment of earned academic allowances
“Dear Comrades, the leadership of the union is aware of the palpable tensions on our campuses over the delay in the payment of Earned Academic Allowances (EAA).
“It is therefore not a surprise that for the past three days, a circular dated 24 October, 2017 related to EAA is already trending on some social media network/platforms. The leadership of the union can say categorically that the gaps/Omissions in the said circular were addressed at a meeting with the Honourable Minister of Education last weekend. We have gone far on the matter and there should be results in a matter of days. Thank you”, he wrote.
View Nigeria gathered that the Federal Government audit teams have visited campuses and concluded the auditing of staff as agreed but was yet to pay the 23billion Naira promised by the end of October as payment for the 2009/2010 Earned Academic Allowances of lecturers in public universities in Nigeria.
It was also gathered that the NEC of the union will review the implementation of the Memorandum of Action and jointly take a decision on it.
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Noble who is from Anambra State, relocated to Ghana to study, and revealed to us that, she had to drop out of college, after she couldn’t afford to meet up with the Financial requirements that comes with schooling.
She then opted to start a Business, and here she is, a proud owner of an N8 million Toyota Camry.
In her chat with view.ng, she said:
“It all started on the year 2013, when I came to Ghana to further my education. But along the line, I couldn’t meet you up because of some financial issues. So I decided to look for work instead of going back to Nigeria. To be Frank after the financial issues, I lost interest in school stuffs..
So I got a job at shalom marketing company at Aburi mountain in eastern Region.. it was a petty work and very stressful. It just going around and advertising our company products.
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So many people didn’t believe in me. Today, am a proud owner of Toyota Camry 2014 model worth 8million Naira. This is the least of my God’s Blessings.. I don’t lack , I didn’t depend on any man to give me. Am a boss lady .. am forever grateful to God..
I have few words for people out there most especially the Ladies… don’t always depend on your man to give.. you can acquire more than that man you think that is your everything.. stand up pray tirelessly and find something doing no matter how little it is.. be nice to strangers. You never can tell where your help will come from… That you didn’t go to higher institutions doesn’t mean you are nobody. WHEN GOD ALMIGHTY SAYS YES, NOBODY CAN SAY NO..”