Tinubu Dissolves Governing Boards of Federal Universities, ASUU Reacts

Tinubu Dissolves Governing Boards of Federal Universities, ASUU Reacts

  • The leadership of ASUU has faulted President Bola Tinubu's move in the nation's education sector
  • The University of Jos ASUU chairman described the dissolved governing councils of all federal universities as a major setback to the growth of university education in Nigeria
  • Chris Yilgwan added that if Tinubu's directive is not addressed properly, it can cripple the entire country's university system

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has stated that the dissolution of the governing councils of all federal universities in the country by the federal government will affect Nigeria's education sector.

ASUU, while condemning FG's move, said such a directive could cripple the country’s university system if not addressed.

In June, the National Universities Commission (NUC) dissolved the governing councils of all federal universities following President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s directive.

Bola Tinubu, National Universities Commission (NUC), FG
ASUU has said that the dissolution of university governing councils by Tinubu will bring about a major setback in the nation's education sector. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Speaking on the development, Chris Yilgwan, University of Jos (UNIJOS) ASUU chairman, described the move as “a major setback” for the growth and development of university education in Nigeria, The Cable reported.

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According to Yilgwan, the dissolution contravened the Act establishing federal universities, adding that it will stagnate the progress of the institutions, Premium Times report added.

ASUU reacts to newly signed student loan act by President Tinubu

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Academic Staff Union of Universities reacted to the newly signed Student Loan Act by President Tinubu, stating that many students will withdraw from school.

Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, June 14, ASUU president, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, said the Student Loan Act has the potential of sending many students out of school.

UNILAG announces dates for 2023/24 Post-UTME screening exercise

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Meanwhile, the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has announced dates for its 2023/2024 Post-UTME screening exercise.

According to a tweet shared on Monday, July 3, on its Twitter handle @UnilagNigeria, the Post-UTME screening exercise will hold for three weeks.

The screening will commence on Monday, July 10 and run till Friday, July 28, 2023.

The Post-UTME candidates who must have made the university their first choice in the 2023/2024 UTME and scored 200 and above were urged to visit the school's website for more information.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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