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“Suspend Your Nationwide Protest” – University Alumni Assoc. Begs NANS Over ASUU Strike

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An appeal has gone out to the National Association of Nigerian Students to suspend its proposed nationwide protest.

The Association of Nigeria Universities Alumni is urging nans to temporarily cease the planned strike until such a time the association would have resolved its crisis with the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

President of the Association of Nigeria Universities Alumni, Dr. Stephen Fasakin, along with the general secretary, Mohammed Sani Wada, had promised in a statement that his association will make positive contributions to the resolution of outstanding issues by making available the knowledge and experience of its members.

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Cross River College Of Health Technology Embarks On Strike

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Workers at the Cross River College of Health Technology have kicked off a warning strike, protesting against the state government’s suspension of the academic salary structure of the consolidated polytechnic and colleges of education.

Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Bright Ewona says the suspension of the salary structure in November last year was “unwarranted.”

Ewona further says the workers’ salary structures were approved by the national salaries, income and wages commission ten years ago and was implemented the following year for all polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of health technology in Nigeria.

ASUP says the sudden withdrawal of these structures from the college last year after the re-accreditation of the college was unfortunate and disappointing.

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NECO Announces Nov 9 For SSCE

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The National Examinations Council, NECO, has announced Monday November the ninth as the new date for resumption of the 2020 Senior Certificate Examination, SSCE, in all states and Abuja.

The examinations were suspended at the onset of the nationwide EndSARS protests.

NECO spokesperson, Azeez Sani, said on Monday the examinations will continue from Monday with a new time table.

Sani said the new schedule will be available to the public from Wednesday.

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Lagos Reopens School On Monday

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The Lagos State Government has on Thursday approved the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the state beginning from Monday, November 2nd, 2020 while boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday, November 1st.

Earlier, the state government had suspended all state activities including shutting down of schools after violence erupted during the #EndSARS protests across the state. Lagos was the epicentre of the #EndSARS protests.  The city experienced massive looting, arson and destruction of properties.

Making the announcement, the state commissioner for education, Folasade Adefisayo said 2020 has been an unprecedented year with the recent happenings that have regrettably led to frequent closure of schools with attendant learning disruptions faced by all children.

She said the State Government will always regard the safety of pupils/students, parents and all staff as a matter of priority,” adding that the state government “recommend that when schools resume on Monday, teaching and learning should continue unhindered till the end of the term.”

The Commissioner, therefore, advised pupils/students to take their studies more seriously in a bid to recover the lost period.

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