Thursday, 30 June 2016

Breaking News: ASUU Suspends Over 1 Week Old Strike. *Academics activities to commence full after Sallah break.




Breaking News:
ASUU Suspends Over 1 Week Old Strike.
*Academics activities to commence full after Sallah break.
By NSUK Guide | 30 June 2016 |

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The Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, Nasarawa State University on Thursday, 30th June, 2016 suspended its over 1 week old strike which it embarked upon after supending its 3months old total and indefinite strike over unpaid salaries.
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Following a meeting held by the Government of Nasarawa State, with Management of Nasarawa State University and ASUU leadership on Saturday 25th June 2016, where an understanding between the two parties was met and an agreement was reached, it was confirm that government had agreed to pay the outstanding salaries of the March and April 2016 to the striking lecturers.
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The ASUU chairman, Theophilus Lagi, said the union resolved to suspend the strike with immediate effect after a congress meeting held today by the ASUU. This is coming after striking lecturers received their two months salaries as promised by the state government.
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It can be recalled that the Union after its congress meeting held on Monday 27th June 2016, resolved that they will only suspend the strike on the condition that they receive payment alert of their March & April salaries as promised by the state government.
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However, with Sallah around the coroner, there are indications that academic activities will commence fully after the Sallah break, therefore if you are outside keffi already, we advice you relax till after Sallah break before fully resuming.
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NSUK Strike Update: Strike likely to be suspended today

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Strike likely to be suspended today, as more lecturers receive second month salary.
ASUU members are about now converging at the Assembly Hall to hold their congress, aimed at suspending the ongoing strike by the Union in NSUK.

We can authoritatively report that majority of the lecturers have received their two months salaries, and the end of the strike may just be in sight.

Whatever ASUU decides, we will inform you here in about two hours time.

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Breaking News: Lecturers receive one month salary, waiting for the second month "alert".


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NSUK Strike: Lecturers receive one month salary, waiting for the second month "alert".

•Management blame delay on the striking non-academic staff

By Ofim, Kelechi Ofim
| 29 June 2016 |

The chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, in Nasarawa State University, Dr. Theophilous Lagi, has confirmed that his members have received just one month of their salaries, just as he absolved government of any reneging but blamed the delay on the management of NSUK.

He said they are still waiting for the remaining month, as promised at the tripartite management, ASUU and government meeting last Saturday, where government said it will bear full responsibility for the lecturers' March and April salaries.

Dr. Lagi said that government had given Wednesday (today) as deadline to complete the payment, saying they will be patient till today expires before taking the next action.

The Registrar of NSUK, Alhaji Dalhatu Mamman, in a press release on Monday had acknowledged the receipt of N216 million from government, and further directed the academic staff to resume work the following day.

The lecturers however, insisted that until they received their complete two months salaries, they won't be anywhere near the classrooms.

A reliable source in the Registrar's office, who preferred anonymity, said the delay in completing the payment was because of the ongoing strike by the non-academic staff of the university.

The source revealed that management has been battling to bring up payment template, originally the responsibility of the striking non teaching staff.

He said that despite the challenges, all effort is being put in place to transfer the remaining one month salary into the lecturers various accounts before the end of today, and assured that normal academic activities will resume before the end of the week

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Strike Update: We are yet to receive payment alerts: NSUK Lecturers




We are yet to receive payment alerts: NSUK Lecturers

NSUK Guide | 29:6:2016 |

Report reaching us is that as at yesterday, Tuesday 28th June 2016, no lecturer had received payment of their March & April Salaries as promised.

This is coming after the Registrar of the Institution made a press release through the Information & Protocol Officer of the univeristy on their official Facebook page comfirming that government had credited the University's account with the sum of N210 million being the amount required to settle the backlog of lecturer's March & April Salaries.

It can be recalled that the government promised to pay the lecturers latest on wednesday 29th june, (which is today). Eventually, after a congress meeting held on Monday 27th June, we reported that the chairman of ASUU Dr. Theopilus Lagi disclosed that the union has agreed to suspend in principle, the ongoing strike as soon as its members receive their salaries as promised by the government.

Today, Wednesday 29th June marks the last day government promised to pay and yet no lecturer has reported to have been paid.

Even though the day is still young, as usuall, NSUK Guide/Campus Watch reporters will bring you up to speed on any latest development in reagards to this thread.

Stay with us.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

FINALLY: NSUK Guide Releases 1st Version Android App

FINALLY: NSUK Guide Releases 1st Version Android App

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Government To Sanction Any Varsity that Conducts Post-UTME. :Orders Refund of Money to Students




Government To Sanction Any Varsity that Conducts Post-UTME:
Orders Refund of Money to Students

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, yesterday, reiterated the Federal Government’s ban on Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Post-UTME, conducted by tertiary institutions for admission into universities and other higher schools of learning in the country.

Adamu told journalists in Abuja that any institution that violates the directive will be punished by the Federal Government.

He said: “The ban is with immediate effect and under no circumstance should any institution violate the directive. Those who have already advertised for the conduct of the Post-UTME under any guise should stop the exercise immediately.

“If any tertiary institution has already conducted Post-UTME, such an exercise stands annulled and money taken from candidates must be refunded immediately.”
He said the emphasis had become necessary to ensure that no stakeholder was left in doubt about government’s position on the matter.

He said: “For the avoidance of doubt, any educational institution, after secondary education, is regarded as a tertiary institution. Therefore, all tertiary institutions, by whatever name it is called, after secondary education, must be subjected to admission through JAMB.”

He added that universities were at liberty to expel any student who failed to meet up with the requirements for any degree enrolled for. He said there was no empirical evidence to show that since the inception of Post-UTME, universities had been having better students, adding that students were still being expelled annually for low performance, even as they gained admission through Post-UTME.

He said parents and guardians spend fortunes on transportation, hotel accommodation, examination fees and sundry costs, just for their wards to gain admission into universities; while in some cases, parents die in the process of travelling to secure admission for their wards, a situation he described as painful and avoidable.

Adamu directed the National Universities Commission, NUC, and the appropriate departments in the ministry to communicate this directive to relevant agencies and institutions to ensure strict compliance.

Source: vanguard Nigeria .
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Monday, 27 June 2016

NSUK Strike Udate: Govt releases N216M to settle March & April Salaries


Govt releases N216M to settle March & April Salaries

Arising from its Congress meeting today Monday 27th June, 2016 called after a breakthrough it reached with Nasarawa State Government and University Management Saturday, ASUU has accepted to return to work in principle as soon as its members received payment alerts of their two months outstanding salaries for March and April, 2016.

Government on its part has fulfilled its commitment by crediting the University's account with N216 million being the amount required to settle the backlog. A Press Release made available this afternoon and signed by the Registrar, Alh. Dalhatu O. Mamman has confirmed.

He said, with this gesture by government, "all staff in the University Community including members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ( ASUU) have been paid their outstanding salaries for March and April, 2016".

He further expressed hope that the Union will suspend its strike action and that all its members are expected to resume work on Tuesday 28th June, 2016. It will be recalled that ASUU embarked on the strike action on Tuesday 21st June to press home their demand for the payment of the two months backlog which has now put them at par with their colleagues in the University.

NSUK Page had authoritatively predicted Friday that ongoing efforts to resolved the impasse was in sight. This was followed through by a tripartite meeting held among Government, Management and ASUU on Saturday 25th June, 2016 where the above decisions were unanimously reached.

Below is the full text of the PRESS RELEASE made available today by the University Authorities:

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ASUU Accepts Government's Offer *To Resume Work as Soon as they Receive their Salaries Wednesday




ASUU Accepts Government's Offer

*To Resume Work as Soon as they Receive their Salaries Wednesday

By Clement, Philip Shimnom and Simon, Markus Yila

/June 27, 2016/

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), Nasarawa State University Chapter, has agreed to suspend in principle, the ongoing strike action it embarked upon last Monday if members of the Union receive their salary by Wednesday, as  promised by government.

The chairman of the Union, Dr. Theophilus Lagi disclosed this while speaking to NSUK Guide/Campus Watch on the outcome of their congress meeting today; confirmed that the Union had a meeting with state government over the weekend which government agreed to pay March and April Salaries to her members, latest Wednesday of which congress has accepted but will return to work if they receive alerts on Wednesday.

"ASUU is a pressure group and needs salaries but in a situation where you deny staff salary, they can't cope"

"Therefore, we have accepted government's proposal in principle, immediately after Wednesday if memebers receive their salaries, an emergency congress meeting will be convened on Thursday to suspend the strike.

When asked if the strike will be called off or suspended if their Salaries are paid, Lagi clarified that for now, it can only be suspended because other demands of the Union like funding of the University, implementation of the the white paper of the visitation panel, excess tax regime among others must be duely met before the strike can be called off.

It would be recalled that ASUU over the weekend were offered to be paid two months salary (March and April) to it's members  starting from today to Wednesday.

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Saturday, 25 June 2016

NSUK Strike: government agrees to pay salaries •ASUU to hold congress on Monday




NSUK Strike: government agrees to pay salaries
•ASUU to hold congress on Monday

By Ofim Kelechi Ofim, Clement Philip Shimnom & Marcel Calista

| 25 June, 2016 |

Finally, the standoff between ASUU and the management of Nasarawa State University over the unpaid salary arrears of lecturers seems to have come to an end, as government has agreed to pay the March and April salaries of the striking lecturers, starting this coming Monday, we can authoritatively report.

This agreement was reached moments ago at an expanded meeting held in Lafia, involving ASUU officials, NSUK Management and state government officials, with the Deputy Governor, Silas Agara chairing.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth and NGOs, Joseph Akala, who confirmed this to NSUK Guide/CampusWatch said "by the Grace of God the lecturers will start getting their salaries by Monday".

"Government has agreed to take up payment for the March and April salaries of the lecturers who are yet to receive their pay.

"This is to bring them at par with other workers in the state, who have already been paid March and April salaries.

"Nobody has been paid May salary yet", he clarified.

He further added if not because it is already weekend, that payment would have commenced immediately.

In a related tone, ASUU chairman, Dr. Theophilous Lagi, confirmed the agreement but said congress meeting of the Union will be held on Monday, 27 June, 2016 for members to deliberate on the offer.

"We met with government and they've made their proposal which we will take back to the congress, and you know our procedure", the ASUU boss said.

"They've agree to pay those who are being owed, but the decision to accept the offer rests on the congress and we have scheduled congress meeting this coming Monday", he confirmed.

On the striking non-academic staff, the governor's SSA said, government wants to take one step at a time, considering the economic situation in the country.

"Government has to prioritise. Government is aware of the hardship students are facing and the main goal now is to see the lecturers back in classrooms".

"The non-academic staff are not asking for salaries; theirs is the Earned Allowance.

"Their two months salaries have been paid and by Monday the lecturers will get their own, then we will begin to look into that.

"I appeal to students to remain calm and should understand that government is very much concerned about their welfare.

"Government had to sacrifice everything, that is why it's going to shoulder the two months salaries 100 per cent.

"You must know that government does not pay salaries of the university staff completely; the government provides monthly subvention while the university augments it with her Internally Generated Revenue.

"You should also know that the university IGR has been affected by the three months strike, which is why government will pay 100 percent of the March and April salaries without any augmentation from the university".

Commenting on the development, the Chairman of National Association Nigerian Students Joint Campus Committee, Comrade Thaddeus Maiyanga Maiyanga, praised government's effort and urged students not to leave campus as "the strike will certainly be suspended by grace of God, latest by Wednesday".

•Marcel Calista, a 200 Level Languages and Linguistics student, assisted in editing the story.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Disclaimer: NSUK Post-UTME Screening...


NSUK Post-UTME Screening...

The Registration for Nasarawa State University, Keffi Post UTME Screening Has NOT Commenced and a date for the Screening have NOT been Fixed.

Disregard any notice that says NSUK Post-UTME screening will hold on 23rd June, 2016.

According the Information and Protocol Officer of NSUK, Jameel Zakari, this was the earlier proposed date but has been "overtaken by a number of factors: strike, fasting and others.
A new date shall be announced in due course".

You are to also take note that no any form of registration has commenced. When a new date is released, the date for registration will also be announced. Therefore, you are to be aware that no new date have been fixed and registration has NOT commenced.


Trust NSUK Guide/CampusWatch to bring you the new date when it's announced. Keep following us and we will keep you well informed about everything in Nasarawa State University, Keffi.

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NSUK Strike Udate: 45 Lecturers Have Left NSUK


45 Lecturers Have Left NSUK
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By Ogbu Patrick
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A source who is a Professor in the Faculty of Social Science of Nasarawa State University, Keffi has revealed that not less than 45 lecturers have left the institution since it began having various internal issues leading to its shutdown.
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The source who spoke to NSUK Guide/CampusWatch on the account of lingering issues which have bedevilled the institution the last few months said that these lecturers who have recently quit their jobs spread across the six faculties of the main campus, Keffi.
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He said that the reason for this sad development is not unrelated to the impasse between the NSUK ASUU and Governing Council of the university, which has made them to seek for work elsewhere.
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NSUK CampusWatch had exclusively reported about the resignation of a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication and a Professor in Natural and Applied Science faculty in the institution; a situation which has called for concern of the appropriate body in nipping in the bud the recent issue that has caused series of strike action embarked upon by the lecturers of the university.
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The lecturers of the university are currently observing a "no-work-no-pay" industrial action to press home the demand of their three months salary arrears, accumulated during the initial strike action which hit the institution on March 7the, 2016 and was ended on May 31st, 2016, with a promise which was reneged upon by the governing council of the university to pay them their salaries.
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NSUK Alumni blows hot: issues 14-day ultimatum to Nasarawa state government to pay staff salary




NSUK Alumni blows hot: issues 14-day ultimatum to Nasarawa state government to pay staff salary

By Emmanuel Daniel Adigizi
| 22 June, 2016 |

Nasarawa State University Alumni Association has issued a 14-day ultimatum, starting from today June 22, 2016, to the Nasarawa state government to pay the salaries of the striking staff of the state University, or face peaceful protest by members of the Association.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after the meeting of the body held at the University Main Campus in Keffi, today, the National President, Ayiwulu Baba Ayiwulu, said it is improper and unacceptable the practice where the university is allowed to shoulder a part of staff salaries, and called on the state government to take full responsibility and clear the three months salary arrears.

He noted that running of a university is capital intensive and government should therefore devote more resources into the institution to take care of staff welfare.

He condemned the alleged selective payment of salaries of lecturers, saying it was uncalled for.

He said if after the expiration of the ultimatum the state government fails to take action, the Association will mobilise her members to the street to protest peaceful.

However, Ayiwulu admonished the students of the University not to engage in any violent act that could complicate the situation, saying that the Alumni Association has taken it upon itself to see that the matter is resolved as soon as possible and staff of the institution return to their duty posts.

More on the communiqué issued at the end of the Alumni meeting, to be published tomorrow.

•Emmanuel Daniel Adigizi is a 300 level Banking and Finance student, NSUK.

Edited by: Ofim, Kelechi Ofim

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NSUK Strike: ASUU Chief Lambasts School Management, Blames Them of Insincerity




NSUK Strike: ASUU Chief Lambasts School Management, Blames Them of Insincerity
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By Ogbu Patrick
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 The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Nasarawa State University Chapter, Dr. Theophilus Lagi has blamed the University Management on the recent academic downturn in the institution, accusing them of showing no sincerity in resolving the current salary arrears which has made the lecturers resolve on recommencing the suspended-two-weeks Industrial Action.
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Speaking to student-journalists who thronged the Assembly hall immediately after ASUU emergency meeting with its members, Lagi said that the agreement the union had with the University Council before suspending the initial "total, indefinite and comprehensive" strike action was to offload the backlog of Earned Academic Allowances together with the three-months salary arrears that accumulated during the strike period.
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"But when we returned to class and even drafted a new academic calendar, and started attending to lectures; we were surprised when a selected few of my members started receiving two months of their salaries while others were abandoned; a move which was targeted at dividing the union", he stated.
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He said that the Heads of departments, Deans of faculties, Directors and some other high-ranking staff in the academia whom he described as the "friends" of the school management were among those who received bank alerts of having been paid.
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The ASUU Chief who was visibly angered by the whole development lamented that the school management did not show enough maturity at handling the payment issue, wondering whom their advisers were that suggested to bring segregation among member of school academic staff by that manner of payment.
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"If this people had paid us one month salary, telling us to exercise patience before receiving the rest due to economic issues in Nigeria, we are humans too, we would have reasoned with them; but to go and pay some whom they think wielded certain influence on some other staff is geared towards bringing disunity among the academic staff", he said.
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Lagi, in the meeting he had with his member, had given the school management up until 12 midnight Monday 20th, 2016 to pay all its member their salaries or have them go back on strike.
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The Secretary of the Union, Mr. Onoja who also spoke to NSUK CampusWatch regretted the manner the school management has been dealing with the union, saying that the Union has always been treated like a child who knew not his left and right by the management.
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He told journalists not to believe the lie when they (school management) say there is no money, adding that government can not say there is no money when there are various avenues of making money for the state.
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"What did they do with the bail-out fund gotten from the Federal government? Haven't you thought about it that when it comes to paying of salaries, government usually say there is no money, but when it comes to financing anything that has direct effect on them, money magically materializes", he observed.
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NSUK strike: Deputy Governor meets student leaders




NSUK strike: Deputy Governor meets  student leaders

•appeals for calm
•to meet ASUU, NSUK Management

By Ofim, Kelechi Ofim
| 21June, 2016 |

Troubled by the renewed strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and the chaotic atmosphere that followed the announcement, the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa state, Silas Agara, today invited student leaders in Nasarawa State University to Lafia where he appealed for calm as the government tries to find solution to the problem.

The Deputy Governor who sympathised with the students, appealed to them not to engage in any act that will worsen the current situation, as any act of protest may be hijacked by hoodlums resulting in break down of law and order.

"The purpose of this interaction is not to join issues with anyone--ASUU nor management of the University-- but to get to the root of the problem and address the pending issue.

"We do not want a repeat of what happened last time”, referring to the 2013 incident that led to the loss of lives of some students.

"Nothing is worth the life of any human being", he emphasised

He assured the students that as a responsible government, the persistent ASUU strike in the institution is a major concern of the present administration and promised that everything is being done to restore normal activities in NSUK.

He stressed: "whatever we are doing is in the best interest of the university".

He called on all stakeholders to show understanding in the face of the present economic situation, as Nasarawa state is not immuned to the financial misfortune bedevilling the country which has affected the operations of government.

Agara said he "feels sad and disturbed" about the condition of the students, while assuring that the state government will do everything within its powers to bring the current problem to an end.

"I remembered during our time, we had to stay at home for 13 months and I don't want you to go through similar experience", he said.

The Deputy Governor said the state government has been faithful to its obligation to the workforce of the state, even in the face of challenging economic situation, but the university had suffered from months of closure within which it was unable to generate enough fund to complement the monthly subvention from the state government.

He stated that closing the school is not the best option, as this will continue to affect the institution negatively.

"With the closure of the university for three months, there is already a revenue generation loophole.

"It is important that stakeholders should sit and find solution to the impasse", he said.

He encouraged the students to be responsive and commit themselves to the resolution of the crisis, by staying calm and peaceful, and engaging critical stakeholders in dialogue that will lead to the end of the strike.

Earlier, the leader of the student delegation and chairman, National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS Joint Campus Committee, Ibrahim Maiyanga, told the Deputy governor that urgent steps should be taken to end the strike to relieve the students of their current sufferings, having just survived similar scenario few weeks ago.

Others who spoke, including Presidents of Faculty of Arts, Education, Administration, MACOSA and a prominent NANS leader, Joseph Agada, expressed their displeasure on the current problem facing the University and called on government to intervene quickly.

It is also learnt that similar meeting will be held between the government and ASUU, and with NSUK management, between today and tomorrow.

The high powered government officials at the meeting included the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Balarabe Abdullahi; the Secretary to the State Government, Amb. Suleiman Azores; the Commissioner for Education, Rammatu Ajuji; SA to the Governor on ICT and Command Centre, Hamza Elayo; SA to the Governor on Youth, Students and NGO, Joseph Akala, among others.

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

NSUK Strike Udate: VC assures of quick resolution of ASUU crisis




NSUK VC assures of quick resolution of ASUU crisis
•wants students to remain on campus, appeals for calm.

By Ofim, Kelechi Ofim
| 20 June, 2016 |

The "no pay no work" action declared today by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Nasarawa State University Chapter will not last long, as to disrupt the current academic calendar, the Vice Chancellor Professor Muhammad Mainoma has assured.

He gave the assurance when presidents of Faculties and Departments met with him in his office to register their protest against the inability of management to resolve the crisis that has seen lecturers embark on another industrial action, few weeks after the suspension of the earlier one.

Mainoma pleaded with the students not to travel out of campus as management is in touch with the state government in respect of the salary arrears, and that the lecturers will be paid before the end of the month.

He said the March salary was ready and government has assured of providing the remaining ones, so that the arrears will be cleared.

The Vice Chancellor appealed to the students not engage in any unlawful activity that could worsen the matter, saying that the plight of the students are uppermost as management seek for solution to the present challenge.

"We were able to secure March salary which would have been paid today, but now we have to look for another money for the remaining months.

"We have been appealing to ASUU to give us till the end of the month", the Vice Chancellor said.

Mainoma insisted that the strike won't be allowed to last as the former, appealing to the students not to despair.

"The good thing is that the present strike is not like the previous one, where there were many issues.

"Now we have only one issue to contend with and as soon as their salaries are paid, they will return to work and we are already doing something about it.

"There is no reason for students to leave campus for now", he insisted.

He noted that the University has no major source of revenue generation except from school fees, which he feared has been exhausted in the payment of allowances of staff, utility bills, cleaners, etc.

He said the strike by the non-academic staff is unfortunate, as management had paid two months of their salary saying that their present agitation is for salaries of the remaining months and their Earned Allowance.

"We had already agreed with the non-academic staff that we will be paying them 5 percent every month but it seems ASUU has inspired them to resume their own strike", he said.

Mainoma acknowledged that the University is losing so much in finances as a result of strike, because, even when the school is not in session it incurs huge expenses without a way of generating any money in return.

The Vice Chancellor had told members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, who were on a facility tour of the university last week,  that the institution loses 260 million naira every month, in time of strike.

He said the state government is aware of the situation and is doing everything possible to remedy it.

He appealed to students not to give government any reason to close down the university, as any unlawful skirmishes may result in total closure of the university, a situation he said, will complicate the current problem.

Earlier the President of Forum of Faculty Presidents, Aliyu Abdullahi Yakubu, who led the student leaders to the Vice Chancellor, said the atmosphere in the university is tensed due the ASUU and NASU strike.

He told management to do something urgently so that the students don't become unruly.

Other student leaders at the venue, threw questions at the Vice Chancellor seeking to know his solution to the problem.

They told the Vice Chancellor that the situation is getting out of hand, that he should put on his thinking cap and proffer a lasting solution to the lingering problem to avert unfortunate consequences.

Both ASUU and non teaching staff had on Monday embarked on an indefinite strike much to the anger of many students who had just resumed, three months after the previous strike by ASUU.

The non-academic staff barely resumed duties days ago after returning from their "sit at home" only to down tool again on Monday.

ASUU chairman, Dr. Theophilous Lagi while addressing the media on Monday after their congress meeting said: "this present action has nothing to do with our previous demands which necessitated us to embark on a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike, this present action is on salary arrears, therefore if we should receive our salary today, tomorrow we will return work".

On the other hand NASU is demanding the payment of salary and allowances of members before returning to their duty posts.

Editors note:
the present situation is understandably provocative but students should not be tempted to lead any protest, that is likely to become violent, as this may aggravate the current problem. Any little misunderstanding of your intents may be judged dangerous and may land you in trouble or indefinite closure of the school. You are advised to comport yourself and allow negotiation to take place. Do not allow yourself to be ruled by emotions. Do not engage in any violent activity. We were patient for three months; don't let a matter that can be resolved with dialogue in a few days end us in more trouble. Remember, miscreants, thugs and criminals may be waiting in the wings to hijack your good intentions. Don't put lives and property of students and fellow citizens at risk. Be wise!

Additional reports by:

•Ogbu Patrick- Mass Communication 400 level
•Clement Philip Shimnom- Mass Communication 400 level
•Emmanuel Adigizi Daniel- Banking and Finance 300 level
•Attah Adgidzi- Mass Communication 100 level

©2016 NSUK Guide/CampusWatch
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Monday, 20 June 2016

NSUK ASUU Set for Another Strike



ASUU Set to Return On Strike

* Gives School Management 12 Midnight Today to Pay 3months Salary Arrears
* We are doing our best to Pay ASUU in the Coming Week- VC

By Clement, Philip Shimnom

(20 June, 2016)

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Nasarawa State University Keffi Chapter has resolved to return to it's strike action which it suspended barely 3 weeks ago.

Speaking to NsukGuide/Campus Watch after their meeting at the Assembly hall of the University, the chairman of ASUU, Dr. Theophilus Lagi disclosed that they have given management up to 12 midnight today to pay their three months salary arrears or they will resort to 'No Pay, No Work' as lecturers can go to their respective offices but should not have any contact with students in any form either through lecture, conducting examination or supervision of final year projects.

"This present action has nothing to do with our previous demands which necessitated us to embark on a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike, this present action is on
salary arrears, therefore if we should receive our salary today, tommorow we will return to work" , Lagi assured.

The ASUU Chairman lamented the descrimination on the part of the management where they paid some lecturers and ignored majority without any explanation, adding that if they should embark on the proposed strike action by midnight today, they will not return to work until their 4 months Salaries are paid.

He explained that if management had paid even one month to their members and explained to them the rationale behind that, congress would have understood, but for management to select some ASUU members and pay them and allow others to suffer, it is
unacceptable.

In another development, the members of Non- Academic Staff Union of Universities, (NASU), Nasarawa State University Chapter has just returned to another strike action which they just suspended last week, demanding for the 2months salary owed them and the payment of their Earned Allowance (EA).

In a swift reaction, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Muhammad Akaro Mainoma who paid host to Faculty and departmental presidents in his office after the declaration
by ASUU urged students to stay calm as the school management are hoping that in the coming week, the management are doing their best to settle both ASUU and NASU demands.

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Friday, 17 June 2016

NSUK holds 14th Matriculation Ceremony



NSUK holds 14th Matriculation Ceremony
By Clement, Philip Shimnom
| 17 June, 2016 |


A total of 5,310 students were matriculated today, at the 14th matriculation ceremony of Nasarawa State University, Keffi.


The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Muhammad Akaro Mainoma who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, Dr. (Mrs) Sa'adatu Liman congratulated the new students and urged them to be of good conduct during their stay in the University.

She disclosed that 24,606 candidates applied for admission of which 5,310 scaled through.

Also, the Registrar of the University, Alhaji Dalhatu Mamman who administered the matriculation oath to the new students, directed them to sign the oath and submit to their respective Faculty Officers.

The occasion which took place at the university's convocation square, had principal officers of the university as well as all the Deans of Faculties in attendance.


©2016 NSUK Guide/CampusWatch
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Thursday, 16 June 2016

We can't meet ASUU's deadline_ Mainoma


We can't meet ASUU's deadline_ Mainoma
•pleads for more time

By Ofim, Kelechi Ofim
| June 16 2016 |

The Vice Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Professor Muhammad Mainoma, has pleaded with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities in the institution, to give management more time to enable it generate enough money to offset their salary arrears.

The Vice Chancellor made the plea yesterday in his office in Keffi while playing host to members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Nasarawa state Council led by its chairman, Dan Yakubu, who were on tour of facilities in the University.

Professor Mainoma disclosed that the University needs about 257 million naira to pay the outstanding salaries of the lecturers, saying it is not possible to get such an amount of money within the one week period given by the Union. "We are going to get the money but not in one week", he said while responding to question about the threat of another strike by ASUU.

"We are making every effort to ensure that the lecturers do not embark on another strike-- we are talking to ASUU and to government. "I've written to ASUU this morning (yesterday) requesting for an extension of the deadline and the Registrar is presently in Lafia to present our case before the Visitor.

"I also spoke with the Visitor immediately I got notice of the deadline given by ASUU.
"But we won't be able to meet the Monday deadline given by ASUU", the Vice Chancellor said.

He explained that there is presently no money in the state and no hope of getting such money from anywhere within the period, but believes that if the lecturers give management a little more time, their salaries will be paid.

"The Federal Allocation Committee will be meeting on Tuesday next week and if the money is allocated to us, it will still take not less than 2 days for it to get us and by that time their deadline must have elapsed", he noted.

The Vice Chancellor disclosed that the effect of the strike has been very dire to institution, costing the University more than 260 million naira, in monetary losses, every month. He took time to explain other negative consequences of strike to the University, and pleaded with the state government to quickly intervene to avoid losing some of the academic staff, of which he said will be difficult to replace, and also considering the damage that it will do to the system. "We cannot afford to lose our Professors because some of them are very rare in their fields and replacing them will be very difficult.

"It will also affect the system and all the progress that has been made, so far, will take a nosedive and that is not good for the University", he said. Mainoma pleaded with students to return to school as normal academic activities have resumed and expressed optimism that the lecturers salaries will be paid as soon as possible to avert another strike.He admonished students who are already in school not to go back to their homes, thinking that another strike is imminent.

He assured that the institution will not be closed down again, God willing.

Earlier the chairman of NUJ in the state, Dan Yakubu, thanked the Vice Chancellor for granting their request to visit the University, explaining that the tour of higher institutions in the state, by the Union, was not for the purpose of rating the institutions but to understand the state of facilities in them.

He however praised the Vice Chancellor for his numerous achievements despite the obstacles that have been slowing him down since he assumed office. The team later visited some facilities, including Mass Comm Complex, the ongoing and completed Tetfund projects, state government sponsored hostel projects, among others.

The Head of Information and Protocol Unit/Deputy Registrar NSUK, Alhaji Jameel Zakari, led the team to the project sites.

©2016 NSUK Guide/CampusWatch
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Mass Communication Commences Postgraduate Programme in Nasarawa State University,Keffi


Mass Communication Commences Postgraduate Programme in Nasarawa State University, Keffi

The Department of Mass Communication has joined the league of departments in Nasarawa State University,Keffi offering Post- Graduate degree programmes.

Professor Mainoma broke the cheering news to members of the visiting Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ while listing some of the successes recorded under his administration. 

He urged the journalists and the general public to take advantage of the opportunity to enrol for their Master's Degree programme in Mass Communication, of which the forms are currently on sale for the 2016/2017 academic session.

This latest achievement followed the successful full accreditation of the department by the National Universities Commission, NUC, last September.

Professor Mainoma said of the 17 programmes that were due for NUC's accreditation during the period, 16 got full accreditation while one had interim accreditation.

He revealed that effort is being made to invite NUC for the reinspection of that one department, which unfortunately lost accreditation having scored interim grades back to back.
©2016 NSUK Guide/CampusWatch
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

MATRICULATION EXERCISE FOR 2015/2016 REGISTERED STUDENTS IN NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI




MATRICULATION EXERCISE FOR 2015/2016 REGISTERED STUDENTS IN NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI


The Matriculation Exercise for the above titled students has been slated to hold as follows:

DATE: Friday, 17th June, 2016
TIME: 10:00am VENUE: Convocation Square

The Matriculating Students are to collect gowns from their respective Faculty Officers upon presentation of their school fees receipt.
They are also expected to line up outside the Convocation Square according to their Faculties by 9:00am for procession on that day.

Meanwhile, students matriculating into the Faculty of Agriculture are to observe their Matriculation at the Campus in Lafia.

Signed:
Alh. Dalhatu O. Mamman
FICEN Registrar
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Monday, 13 June 2016

NSUK ASUU Strike Update. Strike threat: Lecturers salaries will be paid


Strike threat: Lecturers salaries will be paid
•they won't be allowed to go on strike again
•classes will hold uninterrupted--sources

By Ofim, Kelechi Ofim
| 12 June 2016 |


A highly placed source in the management of Nasarawa State University has assured that the lecturers of the University will not be allowed to go on another strike, saying management and the state government will do something before the threat becomes real.

According to the source who preferred anonymity, nobody is going to withhold the salaries of the lecturers, blaming the delay in the payment on the current economic problem.

"No, I don't think another strike is  possible and by the way their salaries may even be paid before their meeting.

"So another strike is absolutely not necessary and won't happen", he said confidently.

He further added that strike has been over flogged to the point it has become like a child's play, and ASUU knows better than embark on another strike just a few days after suspending it.

" They won't have any reason to go on another strike because their salaries will be paid", the source assured.

Meanwhile, NSUK Guide/CampusWatch sort to know if the strike threat will affect lectures but all the departments contacted seemed to jettison the threat saying lectures will hold as planned in the timetables, and will not be interrupted except if there is any directive to the contrary.

"As far we are concerned, the strike has been suspended and academic activities have commenced.

"We can only stop activities if there is any directive to that effect", they said.

When contacted, the Chairman of ASUU, Dr. Theophilous Lagi declined to say that the Union will embark on another strike, saying that the choice belongs to the congress.

He however bared his mind on the discrimination applied in the payment of staff salaries.

"No explanation has been made on why some academic staff received their salaries while others did not", he said.

©2016 NSUK Guide/CampusWatch
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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

NSUK: One week after resumption, lectures yet to pick up •there are no students to teach, lecturers lament


NSUK: One week after resumption, lectures yet to pick up
•there are no students to teach, lecturers lament

By Ofim, Kelechi Ofim
| 07 June, 2016 |

It was thought that students would flood to school following the suspension of the industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nasarawa State University, Keffi, but one week after, classes are yet to resume in many departments.

NSUK Guide/CampusWatch correspondents who went to different Faculties to ascertain the level of compliance, report that many lecturers were seen in their offices while others discussed in groups.

Students turnout were however not impressive as only a few of them, in twos and threes, were seen loitering around.

The Deputy Dean Faculty of Arts, Professor Adewale Alagbe, told our reporter that he has been coming to school to teach his students but none of them were around.

He said that according to the school calendar lectures were supposed to have commenced yesterday, but oddly, the students who were restless and agitating for the strike to be suspended, were still at their various homes.

"I was here yesterday, I am here again today, yet, I haven't seen any student", he said.

"I am still waiting for them, hopefully they'll still come", he said optimistically.

Professor Alagbe refuted the claim that the reason for the absence of students was non provision of lecture timetables by various Faculties, saying they needed no timetable to teach students.

"If I see any of my students from any level, I will take the class", he affirmed.

However, reports from Faculty of Administration have it that it was a busy day for both 100 and 400 level students.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Mainoma, was said to have taken his 400 level class in the Accounting Department.

A 100 level student who identified herself as Fidelsy, said she missed her class this morning having come late for the Public Administration lecture.

At Faculty of Social Sciences, many lecturers were on hand to teach but complained that the students were no were to be found.

Departments of Political Science, Psychology, Economics, Mass Communication were all open.

We could not confirm if the scheduled lecture for 400 level Sociology later held.

Dr Tonnie Iredia OON, Head of Department of Mass Communication, yesterday, said efforts are in top gear to resume classes immediately the timetable is out, possibly within the week.

Dr. Iredia was seen in a meeting with the Faculty Exam Officer, Mal. Tafida, discussing what we can confirm is related to lecture timetable.

Sizeable number of Mass Communication students were seen around the MassComm Complex exchanging pleasantries among themselves.

There was no major activities in Faculties of Law and Natural & Applied Sciences, but some lecturers were busy in their offices.

They repeatedly said that the students were absent, hence they could not teach.

When our reporters sort to know what is still keeping the students from returning to school, many said the economic situation in the country and the unpaid salary in many states is the reason.

Others said they will resume within the week or next, while some said they're on their way back to school.

Meanwhile, economic activities are gradually picking up.

Okada and Tricycle (Keke) riders are back to business, and restaurants are opening up while other businesses are beginning to reap from the just suspended strike.

On a sad note, the owner of the restaurant beside Faculty of Law library, known by many as "Madam God First" or "Mama Bridget" is dead.

One of her daughters who confirmed to NSUK Guide/ CampusWatch that the woman famous for her "white soup" delicacy, passed on sometime in March.

She however insisted that the restaurant business will continue as their late matriarch had wished.

©2016 NSUK Guide/CampusWatch
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Friday, 3 June 2016

NSUK May Conduct “ 2016 Post UTME Screening” This June




NSUK May Conduct “ 2016 Post UTME Screening” This June

By Ofim, Kelechi Ofim & Simon, Markus Yila

| 3 June, 2016 |
Nasarawa State University, Keffi maybe planning to conduct its “2016 Post UTME screening exercise” anytime soon, a source revealed.
***
The source who is in the know, pleaded anonymity because the process has not been finalized, he said this June, 2016 had been stipulated and approved by senate for the exercise.
***
As soon as a date is agreed on and fixed, NSUK Guide/CampusWatch will notify you and keep you informed.
***
But with developing reports about cancellation of the exercise, the date maybe delayed a little further to enable management re-strategize.
***
NSUK Guide/CampusWatch findings revealed that NSUK was represented at the 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria where the Minister was said to have made the statement, yesterday.
***
“The DVCs and the Registrar were at the meeting. They will brief the VC and then a position will be arrived at. Most probably through the Senate considering that Senate had even approved a date for the test”, our source confirmed.

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Thursday, 2 June 2016

F.G Never Cancelled Post UTME, It Only Pegs Cut-off Mark at 180


F.G Never Cancelled Post UTME, It Only Pegs Cut-off Mark at 180

Contrary to report first published by Financial Watch, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu did not cancel Post UTME Exams. He only condemned the act and said it is wrong for institutions to conducted post UTME after writing JAMB.
***
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said this on Thursday in Abuja after declaring open the 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria.
***
Therefore Ignore every news making rounds that Post UTME have been cancelled.
***
Source: African Independent Television 8pm News

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NSUK EDC Business Plan Competition 2016: Its The 1st of Its Kind in NSUK




NSUK EDC 2016: Its The 1st of Its Kind in NSUK.
1st Nasarawa State University Enterpreneurship Development Centre Business Plan Competion
(NSUK EDC 2016).

Do you think you have what it takes to become the next Business Man or Woman? Have you got the skills, the tricks and the passion? Above all, Are you a Risk Taker? If yes, then here is the opportunity you have been waiting for.

The NSUK EDC 2016 Business Plan Competition is here to help you actualize your dreams.
Learn how to start your own business from scratch. Get trained on Ideas Generation, Business Plan Design, Web Access, Investors Attraction & many more.

Prizes to be Won:
*10 Laptops for 10 Finalists.
*Low Interest Loans For 10 Finalists.
*A 1year all expense paid Entrepreneurship Program for 10 Female Finalists.

How To Apply:
Log on to www.nsukedc.net
Registration Opens From 6th June - 31st July, 2016.

For More Info:
Visit the Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC), Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK),Nigeria.
Or
Email us at: nsukedc2016@gmail.com
Or
Call Halima On: +2347085203290
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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Adjusted Academic Calender 2015/2016 Session Nasarawa State University,Keffi



Adjusted Academic Calender 2015/2016 Session
Nasarawa State University,Keffi

The Senate of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, has approved 5th June, 2016 as resumption date following the suspension of industrial action by the lecturers of the University, yesterday.

2ND SEMESTER  
1. Return of Students for 2nd Semester      -----      5th June, 2016.
2. 2nd Semester Lectures Begin      -----      6th June, 2016.
3. 2nd Semester Lectures End      -----      27th August, 2016.
4. Revision Week                         -----    29th August, 2016.
5. 2nd Semester Exams Begin    -----    5th September, 2016.
6. 2nd Semester Exams End     -----     23rd September, 2016.

©2016 NSUK Guide/CampusWatch
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NSUK Senate Approves June 5th, 2016 For Resumption


Senate Approves June 5th, 2016 For Resumption

The Senate of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, has approved 5th June, 2016 as resumption date following the suspension of industrial action by the lecturers of the University, yesterday.

The University's Spokesman and Deputy Registrar, Alhaji Jameel Zakari, confirmed this a while ago.

According to him, students are required to return to their hostels and residences on the 5th, while lectures will commence on Monday 6th June, 2016.

©2016 NSUK Guide/CampusWatch
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NSUK Students Laud Ofim, Motion, Divinelove Others For Prompt Coverage Of Strike:



NSUK Students Laud Ofim, Motion, Divinelove Others For Prompt Coverage Of Strike:


By Ogbu Patrick


Putting their journalistic skills to practice, some student journalists have proven that they are well-cooked in the field of gathering and reporting of news; the recent struggle between NSUK ASUU and Nasarawa State Government gave them the opportunity to prove their mettle to the admiration
of their readers.

Ofim K. Ofim, Mark Motion, Divinelove Udorji and others were among these students whose recent preoccupation was punching away on their keypads, keeping students who are far and near abreast with all the proceedings from day one to this afternoon when the calling-off pronouncement was
made.

They had also play a pivotal role in seeking resolutions to the impasse that has crushed educational activities in their university, making several consultations and pleads to relevant bodies for intervention.

The students who were or rather are still under the tutelage of their pen-master, a journalism "Magnus Opus" Author, Malam Muhammad Sani Rabiu, through their writings have
shown that indeed "A press is stronger than a thousand bayonets", displaying all sorts of writings with sound articulation and caution, making all who have come across their piece awash with awe.

Fellow students in other departments, staff of the institution, and even graduate of NSUK, as well as friends and well-wishers from other institutions who have read their stories have had to made general opinion about the stringing-of-wo
rds of these students and mastery in journalism profession.

Ibrahim Salihu, a graduate of NSUK in Abuja who is thrilled by various write-ups of Ofim and Co., has long professed the desire to meet him, saying if he could do this as a student
who still needs some more "drilling", practical experience in the field would shoot him up the roof of journalism
profession.

He added that Nasarawa State University, Keffi is indeed churning out a set of journalists that would match those trained in the Ivy league schools across the world.

On his part, Ofim, Mark Motion and co., are a force to reckon with in the journalism profession, says Micheal, a psychology student of Nsuk.

He said that he's been reading all their reports on the recent NSUK ASUU and Nass. Govt. Struggle, adding that their writings have made him up his game in reading more of his books during the break.

He stated that his desire is to be able to put words together like they do, while saying that having them mentor him
wouldn't be such a bad idea.

Many other students, on the comment box of their reports published on Facebook have also poured enconium on them.

Some comments extracted from the comment boxes have thanked these pen-warriors, encouraging them not to deter in their quest to reach the apex of journalism profession.
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