Aggrieved lecturers of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State, have called off their one-week-old strike action, SaharaReporters has learnt.
The strike was called off after an expansive meeting between the protesting lecturers and the college’s management.
At the meeting held on Tuesday, the lecturers agreed to resume back to work after some of their demands were met by the management.
A source at the meeting, told SaharaReporters that members of the governing council of the college were able to intervene over the lingering demands.
The source said, “We (lecturers) have decided to call off our strike action shortly after a meeting with the institution’s management and members of the Governing Council Board.
“The management, through the board, was able to show some willingness and understanding to our plight and demands.
“So, we have agreed to work things out and resume back to work in the interest of students.”
As at the time of this report, it was not clear which of the demands of the protesting lecturers were met by the management.
Meanwhile, students of the college have been instructed to resume for academic activities.
Provost of the institution, Samuel Akintunde, gave the instruction in a circular issued shortly after the meeting with the lecturers.
Reps order Nigerian government to stop admission fees in tertiary institutions
In a resolution passed by the lower chamber at Wednesday’s plenary, it also mandated its Committee on Tertiary Education and Services to investigate the admission policies and practices, saying that a lot of Nigerians have been stressed while accessing admission into various institutions of higher learning.
The House resolution followed a motion sponsored by Hon. Chinedu Emeka Martins representing Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Federal Constituency of Imo State.
The lawmaker decried undergraduate admission acceptance fees being charged by Universities, saying that it further put financial burden on the prospective students and should be stopped.
“Having passed through the rigours of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), and the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), it was inappropriate to charge admission acceptance fees. ”
“Even the federally operated Universities charges admission fees highly.
“University of Ibadan – N35,000, University of Lagos – N20,000, Ahmadu Bello University – N30,000, Imo State University – N70,000 and Lagos State University – N20,000.
After various contributions in favour of the motion, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila insisted that the Committee should turn in their investigative report in four weeks.
ASUU attacks Buhari’s govt over move to forcefully enrol lecturers on IPPIS
ASUU made the remark while condemning the alleged directive by the Federal Government that her officials would move to campuses to begin enrollment of university workers on the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System, IPPIS.
The Chairman of ASUU in UI, Professor Deji Omole said the union cannot be harassed or intimidated by Buhari’s government which has a penchant for breaking the law.
Daily Trust reported that Omole wondered why a government under democracy was afraid of negotiation and dialogue but prefers to use force.
Omole said: “The government pronouncements to forcefully enrol university workers is an act of violence against the university system. It is worrisome for a government under democratic dispensation to resort to force rather than dialogue. If not why is the government afraid of negotiations. We are not perturbed by the directive. A government claiming to be fighting corruption should not break the law.
“The university Autonomy Act is very clear on university administrators. There is no greater corruption than those breaking the law of the land. Breaking of existing laws with impunity is the greatest corruption anywhere in the world. We refuse to be harassed or intimidated. We are not strangers in this country. We are veritable stakeholders. We cannot be harassed. We have told them what to do.”
“Let the government come back to the negotiation’s table and let us discuss the grey areas. Forceful enlistment will not solve the problem. We are not disturbed but we are worried, the government is getting dictatorial. A supposedly democratic government is getting dictatorial.”
UI grants automatic employment to 3Masters students with over 7.0 CGPA
Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka announced this at the grand finale of 2019 convocation ceremonies of the university held at the International Conference Centre, Ibadan on Monday.
The three lucky students, two females and a male are Osanyinlusi Titilayo Mary, Owolabi Abibat Olayinka and Adekunle Yemi Adekola.
The trio are first, second and third best graduating Masters students in the institution.
Osanyinlusi of the Department of Animal Science graduated with CGPA of 7.0 (76.9).
Owolabi of the Department of Botany graduated with 7.0 (75.1).
Adekunle of the Faculty of Pharmacy graduated with CGPA 6.9.
Olayinka while speaking maintained that the employment of the trio is with immediate effect.
According to him, the employment commences with immediate effect from Monday 18th November 2019 at their various departments.
It was gathered that the institution, prior to this announcement had on Wednesday 14th, November 2019 announced Owolabi of the Department of Botany, Faculty of Science to have graduated with a perfect CGPA of 7.0.
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