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UNILAG: ASUU faults Ogundipe’s removal, wants Buhari to set up a visitation panelUNILAG: ASUU faults Ogundipe’s removal, wants Buhari to set up a visitation panel

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THE  leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday faulted the removal of Professor  Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the Vice-Chancellor of  University of Lagos, by the university’s Governing Council chaired by Wale Babalakin (SAN), last week.

“The national leadership of ASUU received the news of the purported removal of the vice- chancellor of the University of Lagos by the governing council chaired by Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN) with absolute shock and total disappointment,” said Biodun Ogunyemi, President of ASUU during a press conference in Abuja.

Professor Ogundipe was last week removed by the Wale Babalakin – led Governing Council of the university for alleged financial infractions among other issues.

Ogunyemi said the academic union was shocked about the VC’s removal because he was not taken through the due process.

“We are shocked not because we regard Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as a saint but for the fact that all available evidence indicates that he was not taken through the due process,” he said.

“In spite of Dr. Babalakin’s spirited efforts to defend the indefensible, it is now clear to all and sundry that there is more to the story coming from the senior member of the bar.”

According to the ASUU president, the union supports the UNILAG Senate’s rejection of Wale Babalakin-led Governing Council’s ill-informed decision to remove the Vice-Chancellor.

He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately set up a special visitation panel to look into the crisis.

“We call on Mr. President, as visitor to University of Lagos, to immediately constitute a Special Visitation Panel to look into the immediate and remote causes of the events that led to the purported removal of Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as VC of UNILAG with a view to bringing all found culpable to book,” Ogunyemi said.

He called on the National Universities Commission (NUC) to probe all fraudulent practices allegedly committed by “overzealous vice-chancellors who have compromised academic standards and subverting university ethos in the name of the so-called new normal.

“While we salute the courage and resoluteness of many vice-chancellors who have stood their ground in preserving whatever is left of the quality of Nigeria’s university education, our union will not hesitate to expose those who are prepared to sacrifice the system in the name of internally generated revenue

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TRIBUTE TO TEACHERS

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TRIBUTE TO TEACHERS

Everyday they wake up by 4:00am.
Thinking of other people’s children.
Off to school to welcome other people’s children.
Off to school to make sure other people’s children are happy.
Off to school to make sure other people’s children are learning.
Off to school to build lives.
Off to school to smile even when they don’t feel like, they must, they do because they know lives depend on that smile.
Off to school to mark the register, checking on every child to be sure all is well.
Off to school to play the role of a nanny.
Yet, the society wants to See them as poor.
We measure them by what they earn, not ready to make it better for them but just wanted to make them feel small.
We try to compare them with professions they made because they choose to be who they are ”TEACHER”.
We care less about making them the STAR that they are.
Now they understand no man can make them feel small without their permission. No one has the right to define them, they define themselves. They are not who the society calls them, they are who they call themselves.
They are
Nation BUILDER.
They are helper of destiny.
They are Star.
They are moulder.
They are full of compassion.
They care.
They teach.
They help.
They discover.
They unfold.
They bring to light.
They are TEACHER.
When next we think about them, see their job beyond what we pay them, look at the NATION they are building.
THEY ARE HAPPY TO BE IN THE HUMBLE PROFESSION.
KUDOS TO YOU ALL THE TEACHERS !.HAPPY TEACHERS DAY.

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University of Calabar gets it’s very first female Vice Chancellor.

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University of Calabar gets it’s very first female Vice Chancellor.

Prof. Florence Obi has been appointed as the 11th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar.

The one-time deputy Vice-Chancellor of the institution emerged victorious over twelve others who were eminently qualified as well.

Chairman of the University Governing Council and the Pro-Chancellor, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu who made the announcement said the governing council was guided by the guidelines for the screening of a vice-chancellor as provided by the federal ministry of education and the screening exercise was transparent, free and fair to all participants.

It was also gathered that Obi contested for the same position in 2

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Certificate for Sale or I burn them!

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Certificate for Sale or I burn them!

Mr Joseph Ochie A Nigerian graduate from University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, has taken his frustrations to the social media as he posted his certificates with this inscription “CERTIFICATE FOR SALE OR I BURN THEM. THEY DON’T WORK IN NIGERIA”.

Joseph had graduated from UNN in November 2010. since the he had been unable to secure a job.

Its been observed from his documents that, this young Nigerian, read Political Science and graduated with second class honors (Upper Division).

Mr. Ochie out of frustration does not believe that the certificate he got from the university can be used for anything because almost 10 years there is no job for it.

This young man has tried many job opportunities like Npower and the rest and nothing seems to be working.

Now be the Judge:
Is Nigeria not working or is it his background?

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