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A Non-Governmental Organisation, the SchoolMe Foundation, has called for increased private sector participation in the provision of quality education for Nigerians to support government’s efforts.

The organisation made the call on Tuesday in Abuja while unveiling the SchoolMe scholarship lottery programme.

Representative of the Foundation, Mr Jacob Momoh said that the educational support programme was designed to provide financial aid to young people and also fund educational projects across the country via lottery.

According to him, the lack of fund should never be a reason for not getting quality education.

“Pooling resources from the public to make funds available to anyone who is interested in going to school is our main focus; at the same time, we are rewarding players through the lottery.

“The idea is to give everyone a chance to make a little sacrifice by playing the lottery which will help fund education for others; there is the possibility of winning some cash,” Momoh said.

He further explained that the education funding initiative will not only check the increasing financial constrains mitigating against students’ dreams, but would go a long way in addressing the dwindling access to quality education in Nigeria.

“The initiative is designed to creatively raise funds to mitigate the high cost education and support the academic dreams of the citizenry.

“The SchoolMe scholarship lottery is poised to provide a viable scholarship initiative with a two-prong approach which are instant financial reward and scholarship,” Momoh said.

In his remark, Prof. Damian Ogbonnaya of Engineering Science Department, State University, New York, urged Nigerians to participate in the programme in order to generate income to promote academic goals of young Nigerians.

According to him, the cost of education is getting astronomically high and many are finding it very difficult to access quality education.

“Some who have accessed, are finding it difficult to go through school because of financial constraints.

“Countless numbers are dropping out of school; others want to further their studies but do not have the means.

“This has led to increased number of miscreants who become a menace to the society,” Ogbonnaya said.

Similarly, a Nollywood actor, Francis Duru, while commending the initiators of the project, urged Nigerians to explore the opportunity to liberate themselves from poverty.

Duru said: “education is the most powerful tool in which you can use to change the society.

“There exists a parallel correlation between education and development.

“The school fund initiative will create a pool of enlightened and educated citizens that will form the base of human capital resources for the development of our country Nigeria”.

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) is expected to begin its indefinite nationwide strike today, Wednesday.

Usman Dutse, ASUP’s national president, on Tuesday, said the strike became necessary following the failure of the federal government to implement the 2009 and 2017 agreements reached with the union.

“We are commencing our strike tomorrow (today) as scheduled. Everything is set and there is no going back.

“There is an invitation for a meeting on December 17, but we will still commence our strike on Wednesday.

“I don’t know what will happen at the meeting or what they have decided, but until we meet with them, we cannot predict. I don’t know what they plan to present until we meet with them,” Dutse told NAN.

Dutse said the strike would be comprehensive and total, until all issues raised were adequately addressed by the government.

He listed the 10-point demands of the union to include: non-implementation of NEED ASSESSMENT reports of 2014, as agreed with the minister at the meeting of October 2017.

“They are lack of seriousness in the renegotiation in the union’s 2010 agreement; non-release of arrears of CONTISS 15 migration for the lower cadre; non-release of arrears of promotions and shortfalls in personnel releases as well as non-payment of allowances.

“Other agitations are non-payment of salaries in many state-owned polytechnics, non-payment of union check off dues, pension deductions and other statutory deductions from staff salaries to the appropriate bodies, continue victimisation of union officers,” Dutse added.

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The Abuja-branch of Immaculate Heart Girls Secondary School, (IMMAHACO) Aba, Old Girls Association, has canvassed support for government and other managers of the education sector for urgent improvement in its standards in the country.

The acting President, Mrs Stella Akawari made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, on the sideline of the association’s 2018 end of the year party,

Akawari stressed the need for all well-to-do Nigerians and organsations to support the sector.

“The government is always there doing their part but we have to do ours; the Catholic Church is doing well too but we have to add to their efforts.

“Let all old boys and girls of all the schools in the country get up to rebuild infrastructure for the sake of the next generation,” she said.

Comparing the equality of today’s education to what was obtainable in the 80s, Akawari said there was need to improve the system for the benefit of future generations.

Akawari, who graduated in 1985, urged the young generations to be focused and remain committed to hard work for a bright future.

The acting president said that IMMAHACO will in June 2019, hold it’s general convention in Abuja where old girls would deliberate on projects to be implemented in the school.

According to her, the idea is geared towards enhancing infrastructure facilities in the school.

“It is all about giving back to our school, if not for the Immaculate Heart school; our exposure, our direction in life, where we are today is all about the school.

“Now that we are grown and can afford it, we need to give back to the school to supports our sister coming behind.

“This will help have help give them a direction in life; some of us today are senators, House of Rep members, medical doctors, principals lawyers and successful business owners.

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Strike: ASUU warns of imminent anarchy in UNILAG

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, University of Lagos, UNILAG chapter has warned of imminent anarchy in the institution over an alleged autocratic handling of the school by the Pro-Chancellor.

It also decried the alleged antics of the Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Wale Babalakin to scuttle the ongoing ASUU strike through divide and rule mechanism.

Chairman, ASUU-UNILAG in a release signed by the ASUU Lagos Zone chapter chair, Professor Olusiji Sowande warned that the continuation of Dr. Babalakin as the Pro-Chancellor represents present and future danger to the existence of the University of Lagos.

The statement read: “The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the University of Lagos Governing Council, Dr. Wale Babalaki, SAN, activities since assumption of office are best described as autocratic, meddlesome and dictatorial.

“For example, he not only brooks no opposition during Council meetings because of his over bloated sense of personal importance and intellectual capability.

“He acted like an Imperial Majesty by ordering the reinstatement of the Director of Sports, contrary to the recommendations of a Senate Committee set up to investigate the various cases of malfeasance against the Director of Sports.

“In addition, the Pro-Chancellor tyrannically ordered the seal- off of an apartment allocated to the immediate past Registrar of the University, without any humane consideration for the family of that person, who has right to respect for her person and family.

“Contrary to extant laws and established traditions of the University, the Pro-Chancellor illegally called a “Town Hall Meeting” on the 26th of September 2018 with the Non Academic Staff of the University and on the same day overreached his mandate and legal limits as a political appointee by addressing the University Senate in violation of the academic autonomy of the University.

“The latest in the Pro-Chancellor’s antics is his letter to Deans and Head of Departments inviting them to a meeting on the 11th of December 2018. This represents another violation of the University norm and a rabid desire to scuttle the ongoing strike action by our Union.

“This meeting is calculated at instigating disaffection, division, discord and disharmony amongst the generality of staff in the University. This is, to say the least, undignifying of a Pro-Chancellor in the University that is often touted as the University of First Choice and the Nation’s Pride

“In view of the foregoing illegal and untoward activities of an individual whose professional calling is the defense of law and order, but who has suddenly turned a meddlesome interloper, an unrepentant law breaker, who lacks the value of intellectual humility and respect for contending views, our Union wishes to put the general public and well-meaning Nigerians on notice that the continuation of Dr. Wale Babalakin as the Pro-Chancellor represents present and future danger to the existence of the University of Lagos.

“Our union shall vehemently resist this real threat to well-being of our University. Consequently, should there be a breakdown of law and order on account of our resistance in the University of Lagos, whether now or in the foreseeable future, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council, Dr. Wale Babalakin SAN, should be held singularly and squarely responsible.”

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