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BREAKING: COEASU Lecturers Suspend Strike, Orders Students To Resume Immediately

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The College of Education Lecturers under the aegis of the College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) has suspended its two months strike.

The FidelinfoNews gathered this was contained in a communique released by the union on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the Ukeje Hall, NCCE building, in Abuja.

Recall, that the union on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, started a one-month strike and rolled it over with another three weeks on the failure of the Federal Government to reconstitute its renegotiation team for the COEASU-FGN 2010 agreement.

Also, the non-release of the N15bn revitalisation fund by the government and insistence on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS) against University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) are the demands of the union.

However, in the statement released on Wednesday, the union said its decision to suspend the strike came after the federal government has shown 95% readiness to their demands.

The statement reads; Congress Members may recall that our Chapter joined the National body in the resumption of the 2018 suspended national strike on the 14′ June 2022 in order to press home the demands of the Union.

The national strike action was informed by the failure of the Government (Federal and State) to address lingering issues between the Government and our Union.

“Union’s decision was disseminated in a communiqué that emanated from the COEASU National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held on the 10th of June 2022 at Federal College of Education Technical Asaba, Delta State.

“By this notice, Congress is hereby informed that NEC met today August 10, 2022 at the
Ukeje Hall, NCCE building, Abuja, deliberated extensively and reviewed achievements so far since the declaration of the strike.

“The review of achievements indicated that Government has showed understanding and commitment to 95% of the Union demands and hence NEC unanimously agreed to suspend the strike for the next sixty (60) days.

“Congress members are therefore called upon to resume duty beginning from Thursday.

11′ August 2022. CEC appreciate members for their support, cooperation and understanding while the strike lasted,” the statement said.

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JUST IN: NECO Releases 2022 SSCE Results

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The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2022 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted nationwide in July.

NECO Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Dantali Wushishi, while addressing newsmen in Minna, Niger State capital, on Thursday, said 1,209,703, candidates sat for the examination, with 60.74 per cent ( 727,864) having five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics.

It blacklisted 29 supervisors for allegee involvement in various malpractice offences during the just concluded examination.

He said compared to 2021 SSCE figure of 878,925 (71.64%) pass in English and Maths, there is a decrease of 10.9 per cent.

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KwaraPoly Staff Gets Approved New Minimum Wage

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The Kwara State Polytechnic (KWARAPOLY) Governing Council has approved the new minimum salary for its staffs as part of its welfare program.

The FidelinfoNews reports that following a due deliberation of the report of the Council Ad-hoc Committee on Minimum Wage, the council approved 90% CONPCASS / CONTEDISS for both Academic and Non Academic Staff of the institution, according to a statement made and signed by the Principal Assistant Registrar, Council Affairs, Mrs. Adewumi Bridget on behalf of the Registrar, Mr. Kolawole Sheye Akande.

Recall that in July the Kwara State Government signed 30,000 minimum wage agreement with tertiary institutions workers

According to the statement, the new minimum wage will be in place as of October 1, 2022.

Engr. Abdul Jimoh Muhammed, the institution’s rector, urged the staff in a chart to uphold their commitment to duty and loyalty in order to earn the pay they receive.

Abdul thanked the Governing Council’s Chairman, Hon. Yahaya Ahmed Yinusa, and his team for taking the petition into consideration and emphasized that the council’s approval of the new minimum wage is proof that it will undoubtedly leave an admirable legacy for its successors.

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JUST IN: FG Reverses Decision- Withdraws Order To Reopen Varsities

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The Federal Government, through the National Universities Commission, Monday afternoon, withdrew its circular which ordered vice-chancellors, pro-chancellors and governing councils to re-open federal universities.

The FidelinfoNews earlier reported that a circular tagged NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135 was addressed to all vice-chancellors; pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities ordering them to re-open universities.

But in another circular tagged NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/136, which was also signed by the Director, Finance and Account of the NUC, Sam Onazi, the commission withdrew the order.

Though it did not explain why. The letter tagged, “withdrawal of circular NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135 dated September 23, 2022” partly read, “I have been directed to withdraw the NUC Circular Ref: NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135, and dated September 23, 2022 on the above
subject.

“Consequently, the said circular stands withdrawn. All pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils, as well as vice-chancellors of federal universities are to please note.

Further development and information would be communicated to all relevant stakeholders.

“Please accept the assurances of the Executive Secretary’s warmest regards”

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