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Editors Pick: Highlights From Last Week

This week on Myefiko,

Despite pleas from the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on a Nationwide warning strike which will last for one week.

While the Conference of Alumni Association of Nigerian Universities (CAANU) called upon the National leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to reconsider it’s ongoing nationwide strike action in the interest of University education in the country.

 

Read Up: Alunmni Association intervenes In ASUU Warning Strike

 

The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria awarded scholarship to 1000 pupils of primary and junior secondary schools across 200 schools in the Federal Capital Territory.

More than 100 teenagers from both private and public senior secondary schools in Abuja were trained in entrepreneurial skills recently. The teenagers were taught on how to write business plans, promote businesses on the social media and legal procedures in business.

 

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A website allowing complaints, observations, and suggestions to be sent directly to the Vice-chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu was launched.
Read Up: Open University Establishes Direct Complaint Website To VC

 

A recent study discovers a condition referred to by Scottish researchers as Busy Lifestyle Syndrome (BLS) which is used to refer to the type of memory loss suffered by those who live in busy and chaotic urban city, busy citis such as Lagos.

 

Read Up: Study Reveals Living In Lagos, Busy Cities Causes Memory Loss

 

The Federal Government announced the approval of the establishment of eight new private universities in the country based on the recommendation of the National Universities Commission (NUC).

 

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The Senate commenced moves to convert Kaduna Polytechnic and Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) to universities. Two bills on the conversion of the institutions scaled through first reading during last weeks plenary.

 

Read Up: Kadploy And Yabatech To Be Converted To University

 

The authorities of Osun state University UNIOSUN, revealed reasons why a former lecturer of the institution, Dr. Olabode Ojoniyi, who was involved in a sex video scandal was sacked.

 

Read Also: Why Randy Lecturer Was Sacked In UNIOSUN

 

The University Of Ibadan recently had its convocation ceremony where 117 Out of 5,598, graduating students of the emerged in the first class category.

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