Showing posts with label nigeria universities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nigeria universities. Show all posts

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Lady rejects marriage proposal because he is a polytechnic graduate.

Naija lady turned down marriage proposal because the guy is a polytechnic graduate. I wouldn't say she has got high standards. Maybe she is just being childish with her 'must have' list or she doesn't love the guy that much. See tweets after the cut:

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Late Dr Iyayi's family disassociate themselves from N50 billion demand from Kogi State government.

The family of the late former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Festus Iyayi, yesterday, disassociated themselves from the N50 billion demand from the Kogi State government over the death of their son, saying that no amount of money can compensate for the loss.

The Onojie of Ugbegun, home town of late Prof Iyayi, had demanded the sum of N50 billion as compensation for the death of their son. However, Prof. Robert Ebewale, a cousin to the deceased, told Newsmen yesterday that it was embarrassing to try to equate the life of Prof Iyayi with money, saying that the family was embarrassed with N50 billion demand.

"No amount of money can be compared with the life of that calibre of person, so we want to disassociate our family with that. It is embarrassing to us," he stated.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Late Dr Festus Iyayi shot fire at Nigerian Government over ASUU strike in last interview before his death.

While majority of Nigerians have been blaming president Goodluck Jonathan over the death of Dr Festus Iyayi, some still defend him.  The president was not the driver of the vehicle that conveyed the deceased neither was he the driver of the other vehicle that rammed into the Late Dr Iyayi's vehicle; but the professor wouldn't have embarked on that journey that took his life if the president had complied with the demand of ASUU. The late Dr Iyayi blamed the president for ASUU strike and now, Nigerians are blaming the president for his death. 

I have some very simple but complex questions i have been asking myself. Can't ASUU engage the government meaningfully without embarking on strike and achieve better result? Is it not satanic to put students' academic targets in jeopardy in the name of strike? Is ASUU strike for the lecturers private enrichment or for the love they have for Nigeria?

The lecturers we have in Nigerian Universities cannot compete with others from the rest of the world. When most countries have economic problems they go to the Universities for solution but ours are clueless. Nigeria lecturers sell handouts as lecture notes, collect money from students for marks and grades, sleep with females students in their offices to give higher marks and they engage in dirty politics on campus to get Federal and State Government appointments. Nigerian lecturers do not teach, they bully! 

In other parts of the world, if more than half of a class fail a course, the lecturer who handled that course will be held responsible; but that is not the case in Nigerian Universities. A lecturer would boast in the class that no students would have grade "A" in his class as grade "A" belongs to God, "B" belongs to him, but students can only fight for "C" and below. Corruption that is holding down Nigeria today, started from our Universities. Now 8 million students are at home and ASUU suspends NEC meetings over the death of one man. Is that right? 

Anyway, the late Dr Iyayi had an interview with the Worker Magazine shortly before his demise. He said:

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

FESTUS IYAYI Former ASUU President Dies In Auto Accident.

Dr. Festus Iyayi, former president of the Association of Senior Staff of Universities, ASUU is dead. He died this morning in a car crash on his way to Kano to participate in tomorrow’s National Executive Council Meeting of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) expected to declare an end to the over 4-month old strike. He was a writer known for his radical and sometimes tough stance on social and political issues.
What a sad loss…may his soul rest in peace!

Friday, 12 July 2013

Late NANS Senate President Donald Onukaogu Was Buried Today. (Photos)

The late senate president of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Donald Onukaogu was laid to rest earlier today. The 28-years-old who had an accident on 13 June 2013, was buried in his hometown Itu Ezinihitte Mbaise in Imo State and a candle light procession was also held at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, in his honor.

He died along with four other students in a motor accident along Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene road on their way to the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, to intervene in the students protest against transportation fees and other anti-students policies like 'No pay, No examination' policy. 
May his soul rest in peace!
More pix after the cut:

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Edo State Pius Marcus Wins Mr. Universe Nigeria 2013. (Photos)

The winner of the 2013 Mr Universe Nigeria is here and he is no other than a 24-years-old Pius Marcus, who is from Edo State and a 300L student of Fine Arts at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria.

He won the beauty pageant after beating 33 other male contestants and went home with a brand new Honda Accord. He is set to represent Nigeria at the upcoming Mr. Universe Model Pageant in Dominican Republic.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Out of 1.7m JAMB Students,1.2m Students Will Not Gain Admission To Universities - Minister of Education.

The Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqqayatu Ahmwd Rufa'l, has said that out of 1.7 million students that sat for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), 1.2 million may not be able to gain admission to universities of their choice.

The minister added that barely 520,000 space is available for Federal, States and Private institutions in the entire nation. She made this statement yesterday during an inspection of students that sat for the examination in Abuja. 

The minister who wondered what would happen to the 1.2 million students that will not gain admission this year said, "I watch them taking the exam with all seriousness, i feel the pain that most of them will not gain admission in the long run. Only 520,000 students may be able to gain admission in all the nation's tertiary institutions. We are calling on people to understand the situation and also urging states to continue to open up access to education."

"We need to take care of everybody" She said rhetorically, "what are we going to do with 1.2 million candidates in terms of our readiness to the carrying capacity? We will not expand our carrying capacity simply to accomodate these students without expansion of the facilities. We are calling for improvement in access and private partnership. Let us have more private bodies that can come out to have private institutions."

Naija which way??????