Saturday , February 23 2019

WAEC sued over seizure of students’ results

Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Tuesday adjourned till April 6 further hearing in the case of seizure of the May/June 2015 SSCE results of Christ National Model College, Ido, Ibadan. The judge adjourned the case in order to allow the West African Examination Council (WAEC) …

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VC decries insufficient facilities as Federal University, Oye Ekiti matriculates 3,000 students

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Prof Kayode Soremekun on Friday lamented increased number of students seeking admission into the university without commensurate facilities to cope with the surge. The reports that the VC who spoke in Oye Ekiti while presiding over the 6th matriculation ceremony of …

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Court orders FG, States to provide free, compulsory education

A Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice John Tsoho has declared that the every Nigerian child has the constitutional right to free and compulsory primary education, and free junior secondary education. The court further declared that the federal and state governments have constitutional duties to provide adequate …

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ASUU threatens strike over payment reduction

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Ibadan chapter, on Friday threatened to embark on strike if the shortfall in the payment of salaries and allowances of its members continued. The union said it would stop any attempt by the Federal Government to increase the suffering of its members …

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UNIOSUN unpaid fees: NANS cautions against expulsion of 4000 students

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in collaboration with Joint Campus Committee(JCC) Osun axis on Wednesday cautioned the Management of UNIOSUN over its recent threat to expel over four thousands students who are yet to pay their tuition fees. The associations, through a press statement jointly signed by Afolabi …

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JAMB clarifies new law on candidates awaiting results

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has sought to clarify their new law on prospective candidates awaiting results. Initial reports seem to suggest that the examination body had barred candidates without their Ordinary Level results from sitting for the UTME exams.  However, JAMB stated on its Twitter page on …

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ASUU threatens strike over payment shortfall

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Ibadan chapter, on Friday said it would embark on an industrial action if the shortfall in the payment of salaries and allowances of its members continued. The UI chapter of the union said it would resist any attempt by …

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NANS rejects UNIOSUN threat to rusticate over 4,000 over school fees.

The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has rejected the threat by the management of Osun State University to rusticate four thousand, four hundred and ten (4,410) students for not paying their school fees at the appropriate time. The National Vice President of NANS, Mr Afolabi Aguda while addressing newsmen …

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US, Bauchi sign pact to boost basic education.

The United States government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) and Bauchi state government have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding to support primary education in the state. The USAID Country Director Michael Harvey signed on behalf of US government while Governor Mohammed Abubakar signed for Bauchi state at …

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Queen’s College Principal Makes Case for Sports

Queen’s College The Principal of Queen’s College, Yaba Lagos, Mrs. Lami Amodu has encouraged students to participate in sporting activities, as it helps to sharpen their cognitive domain and helps them think sharply and assimilate well. Amodu, who made this known during the 55th annual inter-house athletics competition of the …

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UNIOSUN threatens to expel 4,410 students over N2bn debt

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The management of the Osun State University has said 4,410 students of the institution may lose their studentship for owing the fees running to over N2bn. The university, in a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Monday by its Corporate Affairs Unit, said it …

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Unions seek review of 6-3-3-4 education system, teachers’ salary

Two organised groups in the education sector on Monday in Lagos called for a review of the old 6-3-3-4 system of education as a step towards removing the dichotomy among tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The group, the Nigeria Union of Teachers and All Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, said …

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1967 Class of Ughelli College marks golden jubilee

Ughelli Government College Ughelli Government College, (GCU) Delta State class of 1967 has marked its Golden Jubilee and donated some items to the school. Members of the Class of 1967 gathered their alma mater in good numbers to re-live their nostalgic past and give something back to the school that …

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FUT Minna orders withdrawal of 44 students

A total of 44 students from various faculties were on Friday asked to withdraw from the Federal University of Technology, Minna over poor academic performance and examination malpractice. The university’s spokesperson, Mrs Lydian Ledgu, said in a statement in Minna that the affected students have been ordered to vacate the …

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U-15 not ripe to leave secondary school – Expert

Under 15 secondary school leavers are ill-equipped to cope with social and psychological pressures associated with after school life, an educationist, Mrs Anastasia Okobi, said on Friday. “Under-15 young people still need to be tutored, guided and cultivated in many aspects of adult life. “They are still not mature enough …

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