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Rights Group Gives Auchi Poly Two Weeks Ultimatum, Threatens Legal Action Over Admission Revocation

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Civil Empowerment and Rule of Law Support Initiative (CERLSI), a rights group, has threatened to institute legal action against the  Management of Auchi Polytechnic, should they fail to rescind on their decision to revoke admission of new students of the institution.

The Management of Auchi Polytechnic had earlier revoked from the school admission portal names of students who were unable to pay their acceptance fees within a stipulated time of two weeks, while  those who paid outside the two weeks ultimatum were denied registration.

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Deputy Executive Director of the group, Mr. Bob Majirioghene Etemiku, in a statement titled: “Payment ultimatum Slapped on Hepless Admission Seekers at The Auchi Polytechnic- An Ultimatum”, expressed disappointment over the institution’s management refusal to consider the plights of students whose admissions were revoked due to their inability to meet up the two weeks ultimatum for acceptance fee payment.

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That we are constrained by your decision to offer you a two-week ultimatum to rescind that unfortunate decision of yours.

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“That we will have no other option than to institute legal action against you, at the end of the aforesaid time frame above and the Auchi Polytechnic, in furtherance of the rights of the students and their parents“, he said.

Bob said the group has decided to give the Rector and the Management of the institution a two-week periods of grace to enable him re-admit the students, threatening that failure to do so would lead to a legal action instituted against the Management of the institution.

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Some students who preferred anonymity said their names were deleted from the school’s admission list portal due to their inability to pay the acceptance fees within two weeks, while those who paid outside the two weeks ultimatum were denied registration.

A student who got admitted into the Department of Estate Management on 1st November, said he made the payment of N48, 000 and above to a designated bank on the 15th of the same month but to his surprise when he later opened the portal for his registration, his name was no more on the list.

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He said when he made complaint to the Department of Management Information System (MIS), he was told that he did not make his payment within the two weeks ultimatum.

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ASUU Strike: Govt Imposes ‘No Work-no-pay’ Policy On Lecturers

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Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Yobe State University branch, has tasked it members not to succumb to any kind threat from the state government aimed at creating division and distraction among them.

The charge was contained in a five-point resolution raised following an emergency congress meeting held by union to review the ongoing strike action and other local issues among which is the imposition of ‘No work-No pay’ strategy by government in the state.

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Dr. Mohammed Saje Jajere, YSU-ASUU branch chairperson, noted that after extensive deliberations, the congress has unanimously reiterated its position to continue with the national strike, despite the no-work-no-pay strategy without notice

“As the struggle continues, the congress has commended its members for their commitment and steadfastness in the patriotic struggle for the survival of the university system in the country.

“The congress has called on its members not to succumb to any kind threat so that it will not create division and distraction among members”, he said.

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To cushion the hardship of the salary stoppage, the Chairperson said a coping strategy is introduced via ASUU-YSU Multipurpose Cooperative Society, hence urged members to contact the EXCO of the Cooperative for more details on how to access various services.

A people united can never be defeated”, Dr. Jajere stressed.

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DAILY POST gathered that, the management of the varsity has announced resumption of academic activities on the 27th of June, 2022 after the Directorate of Academic Planning of the institution released an adjusted academic calendar for 2020/2021 academic session and urged students to take note for compliance.

Reports also indicated that, some academic staff in the university who are at managerial level have commenced lectures on the said date and vowed to continue in the line with the adjusted calendar.

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Edo Schools Where Pupils Sit On Floor To Learn Uncovered, Community Demands Govt’s Intervention

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The people of Ofunmwegbe community (known as Okada junction) in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo State have called on the state government to come to their aide and rebuild the only primary and secondary schools in the community which are in dilapidated state.

They also lamented that several appeals in the past have not been given a positive response, just as they decried situations where pupils sit on bare floors to receive lectures besides insufficient teachers in the schools.

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Lamenting the poor state of the schools, chairman of the Community Governance Council (CGC), Comrade Imuentinyan Ighodaro, said the poor state of the schools has led to parents withdrawing their wards from the school.

He said the primary school was founded in 2006 with the community donating the land and paid 10 per cent counterpart fund to build the school and thereafter donated furniture while the secondary was built in 2009 through the same process.

He said: “The school was not fenced and that has made it possible for hoodlums to also go in there and vandalise the place. As we speak, there are no windows and all the roofs have gone bad, no ceilings, no chairs and the children right now sit on the bare floor to learn, and because of that so many parents are also withdrawing their children from the school. The floors are also broken.

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“The whole of the school is in very bad shape. We have a block of six classrooms and another block of five classrooms. We have government teachers there.

“As a matter of urgency, we want the government to come to our aid and put the school in order for our children. They should renovate it and fence it to give it security and stop hoodlums from coming in, and if the government is able to do that, the community will provide security. It is the same situation in secondary school.”

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But a staff the State Universal Basic Education Board (SBEB) who does want his name in print said that the state government was “adopting a holistic approach to schools rehabilitation and not a one-off thing.”

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JAMB To Probe CBT Centres Over Extortion, Threatens Fine

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is set to commence investigations into reported cases of extortions by some operators of Computer Based Test centres, The PUNCH reports.

The CBT centres were accused of overcharging candidates during registration for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations and Direct Entry examinations.

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It was gathered that any CBT operator found guilty would be subjected to payment of N100,000 fine.

The PUNCH reports that JAMB had announced a fixed rate for the 2022 UTME/DE registration and also provided relief for CBT operators due to the hike in diesel price.

However, the examination body noted that some CBT operators still extorted candidates.

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The board, in its weekly bulletin made available to The PUNCH in Abuja, said, “The attention of the board has been drawn to some reports about some unscrupulous CBT centre owners charging above the stipulated fee for services rendered to candidates.

“In a statement made available to JAMBulletin, the board made it abundantly clear to all its service providers that it would not condone any exploitative tendency in any guise and vowed that it would investigate these reports; stating that any centre found culpable would not only be made to refund the extorted money, but would also pay a fine of N100,000.”

Explaining further, the board stated that “centre owners, are by this announcement, warned that failure to desist from this nefarious act would attract a fine of N100,000 and/or would have their licences to perform the specialised services revoked.

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“Candidates are, therefore, advised to report any CBT centre charging above the board’s stipulated fee for any of its services to the board.

“It is to be noted that that the board has recently given access to CBT centres to perform some specialised services hitherto rendered by only JAMB-owned centres with a proviso that they would not betray the confidence reposed in them.”

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