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Buhari Government Offers University Placement To Ukraine-based Nigerian Students Amid Five-month Strike By Lecturers, ASUU

July 5, 2022

This was contained in a circular released by the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Francisca K. Omayuli on Monday.

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has offered to get Nigerian students whose studies have been halted by the ongoing war in Ukraine an admission into Nigerian universities for them to complete their studies.
This was contained in a circular released by the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Francisca K. Omayuli on Monday.

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This is coming amid the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities which has affected academic activities in universities across the country since February.
The circular reads: “The federal government of Nigeria wishes to inform Nigerian students who returned from Ukraine following the conflict in that country, that efforts are being made to facilitate their placement into various Nigerian tertiary institutions, to enable them continue their studies,” said an advertorial by Nigeria’s foreign affairs ministry.
The advertorial, dated July 4 and signed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ spokesperson Francisca K. Omayuli, called on interested Nigerian students in Ukraine to visit the ministry’s website for further details.
Federal and state universities across the nation have been shut down amid ASUU’s five-month-old strike.
The union has accused successive Nigerian governments of refusing to implement the agreements they reached in 2009.
"ASUU is demanding Buhari adopt the Universities Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) for paying universities’ staff salaries instead of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System and the payment of academic earned allowance (EAA), among others," the union had said in one of its statements.

 
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