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Rustification for one semester – Adekunle Ajasin University announce penalty for indecent dressing
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Rustification for one semester – Adekunle Ajasin University announce penalty for indecent dressing

The Senate of the Adekunle Ajasin University in Ondo state has announced a one-semester rustification as the penalty for any student caught dressing indecently. In a memo released earlier this month, the school authorities listed acts of indecent dressing to include wearing of skimpy skirts and blouses, leaving the cleavages open by female students, and wearing of braids or dreadlocks, earrings, nose rings, tattered jeans and sagging by some male students. According to the memo, the decision to penalize indecent dressing was taken during the school's senate meeting on August 25. See a copy of the memo below
JAMB cancels cut-off marks for 2021 admissions
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JAMB cancels cut-off marks for 2021 admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that it is cancelling the national cut-off mark. The body on Tuesday, explained that tertiary institutions in Nigeria, will now determine its admission benchmark. This decision was reached at the 2021 policy meeting presided over by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu. The Registrar of JAMB Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, who spoke during the forum said some universities such as the University of Maiduguri proposed 150, Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto proposed 140, Pan Atlantic University proposed 210, University of Lagos 200, Lagos State University190, Covenant University 190, and Bayero University Kano, 180. According to the stakeholders, the 2021 admissions will be conducted only through JAMB CAPS and no inst...
ASUU Threatens Fresh strike action
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ASUU Threatens Fresh strike action

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has threatened to embark on yet another strike action following what it called the failure of the Federal Government to implement an agreement signed with the union. Recall that in March 2020, ASUU embarked on a strike following its disagreement with the FG over the funding of the universities and the ineffectiveness and discrepancies around the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System and others. ASUU, however, developed the University Transparency and Accountability Solution to replace IPPIS and had several meetings with the Ministries of Finance, Education, Labour and Employment, and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation before it was approved but yet to be implemented. Likewise, the FG and ASUU signed an agr...
President Buhari reappoints JAMB, NUC bosses
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President Buhari reappoints JAMB, NUC bosses

President Buhari has approved the reappointment of the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Olanrewaju Oloyede, and the executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, for another tenure of five years. A statement released by the director, press and public affairs in the Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, says the reappointment takes effect from 1st August, 2021. Also reappointed is Dr. Hamid Bobboyi as Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for a second and final tenure of four years with effect from August 1, 2021. Recall that President Buhari had earlier approved the reappointment of Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe as Registrar/CEO of the National Business and T...
Nigerian girl gets A*A*A* in her A-levels, earning her admission to study Medicine at Univeristy of Manchester
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Nigerian girl gets A*A*A* in her A-levels, earning her admission to study Medicine at Univeristy of Manchester

Brampton Manor Academy, London, is celebrating a Nigerian student who graduated from the institution with the highest grades in her A-Level exams Oluwagbemileke Moyosoreoluwa Oduwole has been admitted to study Medicine at Univeristy of Manchester United Kingdom after scoring the highest grade A* in all the courses she sat for. Gbemi sat for Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics exams and had A* in all three.
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Examine CompTIA A+ Certification with a Magnifying Glass to Reap All the Benefits in Full

The applicants pursuing the CompTIA A+ certificate need to clear two tests. Each exam (220-1001 and 220-1002) contains a maximum of 90 questions (available types: performance-based, drag and drop, and multiple choice). The specialists have 1.5 hours to complete one test. This means that you have around one minute to tackle each question in the exam. To qualify for the certification, you should achieve the passing score of 675 points for CompTIA 220-1001 and 700 points for CompTIA Certifications . To begin your preparation process, you need to get familiar with the topics of each test. In this post, we will look at their highlights. What Subject Areas Should You Learn to Succeed? The CompTIA A+ certificate validates the individuals’ knowledge of various IT concepts and best practices....
Students of the Greatest University of Ife, Meet with Nigeria’s Luxury King – Sujimoto
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Students of the Greatest University of Ife, Meet with Nigeria’s Luxury King – Sujimoto

“Nigerian youths don’t need Mathematics to succeed, what they need is Motomatics”, these were the words of Mr. Sijibomi Ogundele, the Managing Director of Nigeria’s foremost luxury real estate firm, while addressing the prestigious students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on an eye opening tour of Sujimoto projects. Speaking on the meaning of Motomatics, Mr. Ogundele explained while some may be comfortable with the norm, Motomatics is a concept that means going beyond and above expectations, to deliver excellence. For him, Motomatics is being born in Agege but never allowing Agege to define his destiny. He admonished the students not to be content with the ordinary but to always dig deeper and push for excellence in order to achieve the extraordinary. The students, who wer...
Nigerian undergraduate with no money for tuition awarded scholarship for returning wallet containing lots of cash and valuables
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Nigerian undergraduate with no money for tuition awarded scholarship for returning wallet containing lots of cash and valuables

An undergraduate of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, has been awarded a scholarship by the management of the school for his integrity. Philip Okafor, a 200 level student of Microbiology in the Faculty of Life Sciences in the institution, was facing hard times about two months ago when he found a wallet with a substantial amount of money and other valuables. Despite owing an outstanding school fee of N 45,600, he returned the wallet and its content to the owner. The wallet belonged to another 200 level student of Environmental Management and Toxicology Department in the same faculty. The grateful owner informed the Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences, Professor Jerry Orhue, about what Okafor had done, For his exemplary behaviour, Okafor was given a special prize, which w...
1,326 fail bar exam as Nigerian Law School releases 2021 results
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1,326 fail bar exam as Nigerian Law School releases 2021 results

The Nigerian Law School has released the results of its 2021 final bar examinations and, of the 5,770 students who sat for the exams, 1,326 candidates failed. The results of the exams, which are a prerequisite for being called to the Nigerian bar, were released on Tuesday, July 6. The Council of Legal Education statistics showed that a total of 5,770 students sat for the exams and 20 students (0.07%) made first-class while 432 (7.49%) students made Second Class (Upper Division). A total number of 2,172 (37.64%) students made Second Class (Lower Division) while 1,725 (29.90%) made pass 35 (0.61%) Students have conditional pass while 1,326 (22.98%) failed. 60 (1.04%) students were absent. The results were also approved at the Council’s meeting and the 27th and 28th July...
11-year-old boy earns physics degree at Antwerp University while taking master’s courses on the side
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11-year-old boy earns physics degree at Antwerp University while taking master’s courses on the side

An 11-year-old boy has obtained a bachelor’s degree in physics at the University of Antwerp. Young graduate, Laurent Simons, from Oostende on the Flemish coast, Belgium, successfully completed a three-year course in one year, whilst also taking master’s courses on the side. He outperformed other students by getting the highest distinction possible. “Simons has been studying for his bachelor’s degree in physics since March 2020, and he now graduated with 85%, which is the highest distinction," said an Antwerp University spokesperson. "This year, he also took some courses from the master’s programme. After the summer, he will officially start his master’s degree," the spokesperson added. Simons, 11, said he put all other work on hold to take courses on classical mechanics ...
JAMB Candidates Arrested for Vandalizing CBT Centre In Jonathan’s Hometown
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JAMB Candidates Arrested for Vandalizing CBT Centre In Jonathan’s Hometown

Four candidates writing the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations have been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for vandalising a Computer Based Test Centre (CBT) at Otuoke, hometown of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Bayelsa state. The four male suspects who were arrested at a Computer-Based Test Centre in Federal University, Otuoke, were accused of disrupting the smooth exercise at the centre and destroying some properties on Tuesday June 22. The State Commandant of the Corps, Mrs Christiana Abiakam-Omanu said the suspects were allowed to participate in the examination before they were arrested. Reiterating that NSCDC will not tolerate vandalism of government infrastructure, Omanu added that investigation is ongoing to unravel o...
JAMB Delists 25 CBT centres for failing to conduct exams
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JAMB Delists 25 CBT centres for failing to conduct exams

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has delisted 25 Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Centres that failed to conduct examinations on Saturday which was the first day of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Six of those centres are located in Lagos. According to the examination body, The decision followed the centres’ non-compliance to the laid-down procedures and the difficulties encountered by candidates posted to the centres to sit the examination on Saturday. A statement by JAMB’s head of media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin directed the candidates posted to any of the affected centres would be rescheduled. “The following centres which failed during the conduct of the 2021 UTME on Saturday, June 19, 2021, are hereby delisted. Candidates posted to ...
Rivers College of Health shuts down college, orders students to go home
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Rivers College of Health shuts down college, orders students to go home

The Management of Rivers State College of Health Science and Management Technology Port Harcourt has directed all the students of the institution to vacate the college premises until further notice. According to the management, the students have until 4pm on Saturday to comply with the directive. The order follows the refusal of the students who have been protesting over lack of basic amenities in the college, to open the gate of the institution since they started their protest on Tuesday. DAILYPOST gathered that the students have also threatened to continue their protest on Monday. The Provost of the College, Professor Franklin Nlerum who confirmed the development said directive is to forestall the breakdown of law and order in the case of any further protest. According...
Nigeria misses out as 31 African institutions make QS rankings of best varsities globally
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Nigeria misses out as 31 African institutions make QS rankings of best varsities globally

The universities in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, have failed to make the 1300 tertiary institutions listed in the 2022 QS world university rankings. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a global higher education analyst, on Tuesday released the eighteenth edition of the QS world university rankings, considered the world’s most-consulted global university rankings. The 2022 edition of the database sees a record number of African universities (31) enter the published tables. The continental leader remained the University of Cape Town, which ranked 226th, having fallen for a second consecutive year. Its closest competitor is the University of the Witwatersrand, which was placed 424th spot (down by 21 places year-on-year). Placing in the top 500 are the University of Johannesburg...
Nigerian makes history as first African student rep in 438-year Scottish Varsity
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Nigerian makes history as first African student rep in 438-year Scottish Varsity

Sokoto-born Aisha Akinola has achieved a big feat after becoming the first African sabbatical officer and the first African to hold the role of the Vice President Welfare in a Scotland University’s 438 years history. Sabbatical officers are usually trustees of their students’ union, in its capacity as a charity, and may also sit on or form the board of directors of the union. Akinola currently serves as the Vice President, Welfare in the Scottish University’s Students Association. Speaking on her new feat, she revealed that she became aware of the sabbatical officer role when she was getting her visa to travel to Edinburgh. “When I was preparing my visa at the airport, they asked me if I wanted to go on sabbatical. So, I was intrigued and checked out the meaning of the word. Fr...
Senate Passes Bill Scrapping HND/Bsc Dichotomy
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Senate Passes Bill Scrapping HND/Bsc Dichotomy

The Senate, on Wednesday, passed a bill seeking to abolish the dichotomy between the Higher National Diploma certificate and the university degree holders in the country. The piece of legislation, sponsored by Senator Ayo Akinyelure, passed the third reading on the floor of the Senate at plenary. The Chairman, Senate Committee on tertiary institutions and TETFUND, Ahmad Kaita, presented his report and all the amended six clauses were approved by the Senate. Details later…
20-year-old Nigerian emerges U.S varsity’s 2021 overall best student
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20-year-old Nigerian emerges U.S varsity’s 2021 overall best student

A 20-year-old Ijaw student from Rivers State, Miss Alaba Ann Tam Danagogo, is the 2021 overall best scholar at the Syracuse University in New York, the United States of America (U.S.A). Graduating with distinctions in Biology Major and Minor in English and Textual Studies, among other academic accomplishments, Alaba was also awarded the prestigious 1870 scholarship by the university for another four-year Medical Studies. The university’s Dean of the School of Arts and Science, Prof. Karin Ruhlandt, said among Alaba’s academic accomplishments are the Deans List Honors, Distinction in Biology and the highest recognised 1870 Syracuse University scholarship offered by the Office of Admission of the university. Alaba was Students’ Speaker (valedictorian) for 2021 and she was select...
NECO Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma is Dead
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NECO Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma is Dead

The registrar of the National Examination Council NECO, Professor Godswill Obioma, is dead. Unconfirmed reports claim he was murdered in his Minna home by some unidentified gunmen who invaded his apartment and strangled him last night, May 31. The killers allegedly left without taking any of his properties. Another source however claims he was ill and was rushed to a hospital in Abuja where he died naturally. The family nor NECO are yet to release a statement about his death. An indigene of Abia state, Obioma, 67, was appointed head of NECO barely a year ago on May 14, 2020. LIB reached out to the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, to comment on the development and he asked that we wait for NECO to release a statement.
NECO Reschedules 2021 Common Entrance Examinations
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NECO Reschedules 2021 Common Entrance Examinations

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has rescheduled the 2021 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into Federal Unity Colleges from May 29 to June 5. The body announced the change in date in a statement released by Mr Azeez Sani, NECO Head of Information and Public Relations Division in Abuja today Wednesday, May 19. In the statement, Sani enjoined candidates, parents, guardians and relevant stakeholders to take note of the new date for the examination. He said that registration of candidates would continue until the new date of the examination while advising candidates, parents and guardians to download the new Examination Time Table from the Council’s website: www.neco.gov.ng. He however did not mention the reason for the change in date.
JAMB Shifts 2021 UTME Dates as it Extends Registration Dates by two weeks
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JAMB Shifts 2021 UTME Dates as it Extends Registration Dates by two weeks

The 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) has extended registration for its annual Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination by two weeks. The UTME is also now expected to hold from June 19 to July 3. It was initially to hold between June 5 and 19. The UTME is a computer-based standardized examination for prospective undergraduates in Nigeria. The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB), Prof Is-haq Oloyede announced this at an ongoing press conference in Abuja today May 15. The registrar also announced an extension registration for the examination by two weeks. The registration exercise will now end on May 29. Professor Oloyede on Friday, May 14, gave a hint that the examination would be postponed. The registrar hinged the decision ...
May 9 resumption: UNILAG bans heavily-tinted vehicles, lists rules
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May 9 resumption: UNILAG bans heavily-tinted vehicles, lists rules

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has banned heavily-tinted vehicles ahead of the restart of physical classes. The institution said the resolution was reached after a review of the security challenges in Nigeria, including attacks on schools. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Academics, Prof. Oluwole Familoni, announced the decision on Friday. Familoni addressed the media on UNILAG’s May 9 resumption for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic session. The VC assured that UNILAG was taking necessary steps to protect students and members of staff. “We are in collaboration with security agencies for increased presence on campus. We also have our own intelligence that is unknown to anyone,” he said. Familoni disclosed that more vehicles would be provided for secur...
Freed Kaduna forestry students reunite with families, colleagues
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Freed Kaduna forestry students reunite with families, colleagues

The 29 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Kaduna who regained their freedom on Wednesday, May 5, reunited with their family members and colleagues today May 5.   The students were abducted in March and were released 56 days after being in captivity. The family members and friends couldn't contain their joy as they reunited with the released students.   See more photos below
NECO releases 2020 SSCE results
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NECO releases 2020 SSCE results

National Examinations Council (NECO) has released results of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination for External Candidates. Announcing the results at the Council Headquarters in Minna on Thursday May 6, NECO's Registrar/Chief Executive, Godswill Obioma disclosed that a total of 41,459 candidates registered for the examination, while 39,503 sat for it. In a statement issued by Head, Information and Public Relations Division of NECO, Azeez Sani in Abuja, the registrar explained that a total of 26,277 candidates obtained five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics while 34,014 candidates also obtained five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics. The Registrar who reiterated the Council’s zero tolerance for examination mal...
Ekiti University Lifts Ban On ASUU, Others
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Ekiti University Lifts Ban On ASUU, Others

The Governing Council of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (EKSU) has lifted the ban placed on four labour unions in the institution. The workers’ bodies include the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Union of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), National Association of Academic (NAAT) Technologist and Non-academic Staff Union(NASU). The Governing Council last Friday proscribed the labour unions until further notice and suspended academic activities following continuous strike action embarked upon which disrupted activities on campus. The university came under heavy attacks for proscribing the unions as its decision generated array of condemnation from parents of students, the general public and the national secretariat of the four proscribed labour unions....
ASUU Faults Netherlands For Rejecting Nigeria Degrees & Accepting Ghana Degrees
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ASUU Faults Netherlands For Rejecting Nigeria Degrees & Accepting Ghana Degrees

A University in Amsterdam is in trouble for rejecting degrees from Nigeria, whiles accepting degrees from Ghana and South Africa The Academic State Union of Universities of Nigeria has said Nigerian graduates have what it takes to compete favourably with their peers from any part of the world. This was in reaction to recent information on the website of The School of Business in Amsterdam University, Netherlands, which said, “An African bachelor’s degree is generally the equivalent of 2 years of academic education in the Netherlands.” “For eligibility, applicants with an African bachelor’s degree (except for South-Africa and Ghana) will need a bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in the field of Economics and Business, in order to be eligible for one of our M.Sc programmes.” ...
UNICAL Responds To Report Of “Final Year Students To Return To 200 Level”
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UNICAL Responds To Report Of “Final Year Students To Return To 200 Level”

Facts about the unapproved programmes and the downgrading of affected students to 200 level The attention of the University of Calabar has been drawn to some online publication titled, “Anger, Frustration as University of Calabar Vice-Chancellor asks Final year Students to Return to 200Level” published on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, alleging that the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Florence Banku Obi, Fnaec, mnae, JP, unilaterally ordered the downgrading of 400 Level students in some programmes to 200 Level. To say that, the University is taken aback by the misleading publication by some of its most admired and respected online newspapers which has always relied on investigative journalism before publishing any article is to say the least. The disposition of the foremost online platforms...
Prince Kaybee is the cover star of GQ magazine’s latest issue
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Prince Kaybee is the cover star of GQ magazine’s latest issue

South African musician cum DJ Prince Kaybee has taken to his Instagram account to reveal he is the cover star of GQ magazine’s latest issue. The star hyped his cover photo this morning when he wrote: “Guys WAKE UP‼️😍 There’s a Brown Man that made the GQ Cover this morning.” The DJ made history with the publication, as he is the first SA artist to be on front of the dual cover. It’s so nice we had to give you two covers. Introducing @PrinceKaybee_SA for GQ’s May/June issue. @PrinceKaybee_SA is the first-ever South African artist to front the DUAL cover of #GQSouthAfrica. Prince Kaybee has been very vocal about issues concerning Gender-based violence, relationships and social media bullying. Recently the star sent a strong warning to men who are unsecure in their respective r...
EKSU Governing Council Proscribes Union Activities, Shuts Down School
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EKSU Governing Council Proscribes Union Activities, Shuts Down School

The Governing Council of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti has directed the immediate closure of the University. The Council has also proscribed all the Staff Unions in the Institution that make up the Joint Action Committee (ASUU, NASU, SSANU & NAAT). A statement by the University Spokesman, Bode Olofinmuagun predicated the moves on alleged disruption of lawful activities on campus which have endangered lives and property in the last one week. Consequently, all students have been advised to vacate the campus immediately . Earlier, The meeting between Joint Action Committee comprising all Staff of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti & Ekiti State Government on Friday Evening ended in a deadlock with Representatives of the workers walking out of the meeting after t...
Abiodun Gives Best 2020 LASU Graduating Student Bungalow, ₦2 Million
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Abiodun Gives Best 2020 LASU Graduating Student Bungalow, ₦2 Million

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has donated a two-bedroom bungalow and N2 million to the 2020 overall best graduating student of Lagos State University (LASU)  an indigene of the state. The governor made the announcement during a celebration of Ogun academic laureates 2021, held at the Obas Complex, Abeokuta, on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor also gifted Mr Ademola Adeeko, of Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta, winner of 2020 African Union Continental Teacher’s Award, a two-bedroom bungalow. The governor announced that the state government would also set up an education endowment fund for Miss Faith Odunsi of the Ambassadors College, Ota, in Ogun, winner of Global Open Mathematics Tournament. He noted that the event was another symbolic confirm...
Professor Mojeed Liasu Appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor Of LAUTECH
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Professor Mojeed Liasu Appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor Of LAUTECH

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Prof. Mojeed Liasu, has been appointed acting VC of the institution. He is a Professor of Plant Physiology, Department of Pure and Applied Biology. The Nation had reported the former vice-chancellor Prof Michael Ologunde was ordered to step down from his position by Governor Seyi Makinde.
Reps To Probe Payment Of ‘High Acceptance Fees’ In Public Varsities
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Reps To Probe Payment Of ‘High Acceptance Fees’ In Public Varsities

The house of representatives has asked its committee on tertiary institution and services to investigate “high acceptance fees” charged by some government-owned tertiary institutions in the country. Acceptance fees are usually paid by students offered admission in universities. The resolution of the house to order an investigation into the payment of “high acceptance fees”, followed a motion moved by Julius Ihonvbere, lawmaker from Edo, during plenary session on Wednesday. Leading the debate, Ihonvbere said arbitrary high acceptance fees charged by some public universities for new students across the country has become a matter of great concern to many families. The lawmaker noted that acceptance fees in some institutions of learning have become “mere internal revenue-gener...
Nigerian Teen, David Odekunle Accepted Into 7 Ivy League Colleges
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Nigerian Teen, David Odekunle Accepted Into 7 Ivy League Colleges

Bloomfield High School Senior David Odekunle, Who Grew Up In Nigeria, Receives Acceptance Letters From 7 Ivy Leagues Schools: ‘It’s Like A Once-In-A-Lifetime Feeling’ He hasn't made his final choice yet. But no matter where David Odekunle chooses to attend college, the Bloomfield High School senior is looking forward to taking the next steps to becoming a doctor and "eliciting change" in his community. Odekunle, 17, and his proud mother, Florence Odekunle, recently told Patch that he has been accepted into 15 universities, including seven Ivy League schools. So far, the ambitious teen has been accepted to Princeton University, Yale University, Brown University, Columbia University, Dartmouth University, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, Johns Hopki...
Auchi Poly Dean Of Students’ Affairs, Shola Eshiobo Found Dead In His Office
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Auchi Poly Dean Of Students’ Affairs, Shola Eshiobo Found Dead In His Office

The Dean of Students’ Affairs, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo State, Dr Shola Eshiobo, has been found dead in his office. A family source who craved anonymity, said the lifeless body of Eshiobo was discovered in his office on Sunday morning. He said the wife of the deceased raised the alarm that her husband did not return home after he left for the office on Saturday. He said, “He went to the office the house on Saturday afternoon that he was going to the office to attend to some official matter. He normally goes to the office when he has so much in his hands to do. “At about 9 pm when he was not yet back home, the wife started calling his line but there was no pick-up and the call was not returned. She tried until late, still no response. “Early in Sunday morning, she ...
JAMB Bans Parents From UTME Venues
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JAMB Bans Parents From UTME Venues

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has banned parents from the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination centres. A statement quoted JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, as ordering CBT Centres across the country not to allow parents/guardians into the registration hall again. Oloyede was said to have taken the decision was made after inspecting some of the registration centres in Kwara, which were overcrowded. ”The registrar said it has been discovered that the parents/guardians are always a distraction to both candidates and the centres and at the same time, congesting the halls by not following the COVID – 19 protocols. “Oloyede also advised parents/guardians to stop pushing the education of their wards faster than necessary. “For example, a 14 or 15-year-ol...
OAU Students Express Frustration Over Transcript Application Process
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OAU Students Express Frustration Over Transcript Application Process

Some students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State have expressed displeasure over what they termed as frustrating the process of getting their academic transcripts years after graduation. Over a 100 of them, who expressed their diverse experiences on a social media platform for the institution’s alumni, said they missed international academic admissions and scholarships due to the frustrating processes put in place by the school before they could get their academic transcripts. Apart from missing out from such global opportunities due to the failure of the school and etx.ng, an online consultant it engaged for the process, to send the transcripts before the specified deadlines, many ex-students said they were also not refunded monies they paid for the service. ...
Bala Mohammed Approves Payment Of 2021 UTME, NECO Fees For Bauchi Students
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Bala Mohammed Approves Payment Of 2021 UTME, NECO Fees For Bauchi Students

The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has approved the payment of UTME registration fees for 3,810 students who got grades A and B in the recently concluded SSCE Aptitude Test in the State. The Commissioner for Education, Bauchi State, Aliyu U. Tilde, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday. The statement said the governor has also approved payment of NABTEB exams fees for all the 1,751 SS3 students of Government Technical Colleges along with the 499 students sitting for NBAIS exams from Government Arabic Colleges. “Next year, these categories will also be subjected to passing the Aptitude Test. “As usual, NECO registration fees for 11,580 successful candidates who scored A, B and C in the Aptitude Test will also be paid. “The total cost of these sponsors...
Fraudsters Take Control Of Our Site, Divert N10m Allowance Of Ad-hoc Staff – JAMB
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Fraudsters Take Control Of Our Site, Divert N10m Allowance Of Ad-hoc Staff – JAMB

OVER N10 million meant to be paid to ad-hoc staff of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, as allowance has been hijacked into the accounts of over a dozen fraudsters who gained entry into the internet site of the board. To this end, the board has said the mobile phone would henceforth be the only major requirement for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, and Direct Entry, DE registration processes. Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, who disclosed that the use of email is no longer required for the registration exercise explained that the new system was to ensure that candidates’ information is not exposed to dubious cyber cafe operators and other criminal elements. Oloyede, who disclosed this to newsmen, Wednesday, in Abuja, said the fraudst...
UNICAL VC, Florence Obi Asks Final Year Students To Return To 200 Level
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UNICAL VC, Florence Obi Asks Final Year Students To Return To 200 Level

Some students of the University of Calabar, Cross River State have called out the institution's new Vice-Chancellor, Florence Obi, for asking final-year students in some selected departments to go back to 200-level due to non-accreditation of their courses by the National Universities Commission. The students, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told SaharaReporters that the courses have gulped millions of naira taken from their families. They, therefore, described the VC's decision as inhumane and inconsiderate. The students explained that courses affected by the accreditation issue include Fine and Applied Arts, Mass Communication, and Music. According to them, the affected courses were newly introduced during the administration of the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of t...
LAWMA, LASUBEB Move To Incorporate Waste Management In School Curriculum
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LAWMA, LASUBEB Move To Incorporate Waste Management In School Curriculum

The Lagos Waste Management Authority, (LAWMA) is collaborating with the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, (LASUBEB), to incorporate waste management in the curriculum of primary schools in the state, as a way of re-orientating the younger generations for sustainable environment. At the inaugural training of teachers, themed: Waste Education in the 21st Century, held at LASUBEB, Maryland, the Managing Director/CEO of (LAWMA), Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, noted that incorporating waste management into the academic curriculum of primary schools, was the most creative was of reshaping the environmental consciousness of the younger generation. He said the initiative became necessary, to mitigate reckless dumping of waste around Lagos, stressing that, it was not enough to keep swee...
UI, UNILAG, OAU, Others Get Governing Councils
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UI, UNILAG, OAU, Others Get Governing Councils

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dissolution and reconstitution of the Governing Councils of the University of Ibadan, University of Port Harcourt, University of Lagos, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and Maritime University in Delta. This was contained in a statement by Mr Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education on Thursday. He noted the governing councils of the five universities would be inaugurated in Abuja by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu on April 19. The statement listed members of the new council of UI as Chief Odigie Oyegun, Chairman; Mr Masud Kazaure, Abba Yaro, Alhaji Abubakar Maikafi, and Mr Emeka Nwagbo as members. “For UNIPORT, the governing council members are Sen. Andrew Uchendu as Chairman while Mr Kolo U...
Nigeria Needs More Varsities, 197 Not Enough – Adamu Adamu
Education

Nigeria Needs More Varsities, 197 Not Enough – Adamu Adamu

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has said that the number of universities in the country is too small, given the nation’s population. He made the comment, yesterday, at the presentation of provisional licences to 20 newly approved private universities by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Abuja. With the approval, Nigeria now has 99 private universities, and a total of 197 universities, private and public. The minister underscored the need to increase the number of universities in the country, taking into consideration the country’s 200 million population. Adamu, who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, noted that private universities have contributed to the opening up of admission space for the swelling population ...
FG Gives Licences To 20 New Private Universities
Education

FG Gives Licences To 20 New Private Universities

The Federal Government has presented provisional licences to the 20 new private universities recently approved by Federal Executive Council. The licences, which were presented to the universities on Thursday in Abuja, brings the total number of private universities to 99. ‘A scattered family can’t fix Nigeria’, Nigerians react as Aisha Buhari launches book The Federal Executive Council in February 2021, approved the establishment of 20 new private universities. Speaking at the occasion, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said the approval for the establishment of these universities is a testament to the continued partnership of the federal government with the private sector towards widening access and quality of university education in Nigeria. Represented by the Mi...
WAEC Releases 2021 WASSCE Results for Private candidates
Education

WAEC Releases 2021 WASSCE Results for Private candidates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates, 2021 – First Series. Head of the Nigeria National Office, WAEC, Mr Patrick Areghan, told reporters on Tuesday the examination was primarily designed to help candidates seeking admission to tertiary institutions to reduce the waiting time for results and beat admission deadlines. He said: “The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates shows that out of the Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty-Nine (7,289) candidates that sat the examination: “Two Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-Eight (2,938) candidates representing 40.31 per cent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects (with or without English L...
“Crying is allowed but do so quietly” Lady shares the unusual instruction on her exam question paper
Education

“Crying is allowed but do so quietly” Lady shares the unusual instruction on her exam question paper

A Twitter user took to the platform to share the unusual instruction included in an exam paper. Civil Engineering students of Kyambogo University, Uganda, sat for an exam on Monday, March 29, 2021. The exam question paper had a list of instructions for candidates. The last one reads: "Crying is allowed but do so quietly." "This exam no be easy crying is allowed," the Twitter user wrote in the caption as she shared a photo of the question paper.
UNILAG’s Professor Bosede Wins ₦958 Million Grant From Bill Gates Foundation
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UNILAG’s Professor Bosede Wins ₦958 Million Grant From Bill Gates Foundation

A Nigerian professor identified as Bosede Afolabi has made the country proud by winning the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant. The University of Lagos (UNILAG) gynaecologist was awarded a research grant of $2,518,474.00 (N958,908,975.50). Her project is titled Intravenous Versus Oral Iron for Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Pregnant Nigerian Women (IVON). The disclosure was made by UNILAG, which celebrated the Nigerian professor on its LinkedIn page. According to UNILAG website, Professor Bosede Afolabi is internationally recognised for her research in sickle cell pregnancy. Her project, which is titled, ‘’Intravenous Versus Oral Iron for Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Pregnant Nigerian Women {IVON}”, is sponsored to the tune of $2, 518, 474.00 of the IVON Project. As Princ...
WAEC Elects Ato Essuman As Its New Chairman
Education

WAEC Elects Ato Essuman As Its New Chairman

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has elected a Ghanaian professor, Ato Essuman, its 20th chairman. The election took place during the 69th meeting of Council held virtually from March 22-26. A statement by the Head of Public Affairs, WAEC, Mr. Abiodun Adukoju, noted that Essuman takes over from Mr. Baboucarr Bouy from the Gambia for three years. The top three performers out of 2,122,844 in the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) West African region were also honoured. The trio, all from Ghana, included- Master Cecil Tetteh Kumah (first); Master Godfred Aseda Obeng (second); and Miss Afua Manukure Ansah.
Teaching Will Not Be A Thankless Job In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu
Education

Teaching Will Not Be A Thankless Job In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu

It was a defining moment for teachers in the Lagos State Education family on Tuesday. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu presented handsome rewards to teachers adjudged to have made quality impacts in the State’s teaching service. Thirteen teachers and school administrators got a brand new car each from the Governor at the Year 2020 Teachers’ Merit Award organised by the Ministry of Education. The awardees were part of the finalists nominated for the grand prize by the Screening Committee led by the chairperson of Association of Private Educators in Nigeria, Mrs. Lai Koiki. The merit award is an initiative of the Sanwo-Olu administration to reward teachers’ commitment and excellent service to boost delivery of quality education in the State. Over 3,700 applications were reviewed by t...
National Assembly Proposes 235 New Tertiary Institutions, Despite Cash Crunch
Education, Politics

National Assembly Proposes 235 New Tertiary Institutions, Despite Cash Crunch

Bills are at different stages of legislative activities at the National Assembly for the establishment of 235 new federal universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and specialised institutions despite poor funding of the existing federal tertiary institutions. Checks by Daily Trust show that the federal government currently has 119 universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and monotechnics. Various labour unions in the tertiary institutions and the federal government often haggle over salaries and other school running costs, hence frequent strikes by staff of the institutions. In 2020, a strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over a payroll system and condition of the universities lasted nine months. Not long after ASUU ended its strike, ano...

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