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FG releases N1.3bn earned allowances for UNN lecturers

Dr Ifeanyichukwu Abada, Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Nigeria Nsukka(UNN) chapter, says the Federal Government has released N1.3 billion as earned allowances of members of the union. Abada spoke to newsmen on Friday in Nsukka, at the end of an emergency congress of the union. He …

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School principals urge FG to prioritise teacher recruitment

The All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools has called on the Federal Government to take the future of pupils of secondary schools in the country seriously by providing better education through employment of quality teachers. The body also lamented the rate of insecurity in secondary schools across the …

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270,000 Ogun pupils benefit from school feeding programme

The Commissioner for Special Duties in Ogun State, Adeleke Adewolu, has said more than 270,000 pupils in 1,510 public primary schools in the state are currently benefitting from the Federal Government’s HomeGrown School feeding programme. He disclosed this on Wednesday in Abeokuta during the flag-off of a monitoring programme in …

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Current population of teachers not enough for schools – Minister

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has described the population of teachers currently engaged in the education sector as grossly inadequate. Adamu stated this during a recent teaching and learning conference organised by the African Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities and the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria in Abuja. The …

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Universities risk shutdown as workers threaten fresh strike

Non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities, under the umbrella of SSANU, NASU and NAAT, on Thursday warned that they may be resuming their strike eight weeks after the industrial action was suspended. The workers, who are angry over the failure of government to implement the agreement it reached with them during …

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2018 Graduate Trainee Recruitment at United Bank for Africa (UBA)

United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) is one of Africa’s leading financial institutions, with operations in 19 African countries and 3 global financial centres: London, Paris and New York. From a single country organisation founded in 1949 in Nigeria, UBA has grown to become a Pan-African provider of financial services …

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2018 Technical Trainee Recruitment at UAC of Nigeria Plc

UAC of Nigeria Plc. is a leading private sector enterprise with active participation in the development of the country since 1879. A diversified, food-focused company, UAC’s operations span the animal feeds, packaged foods, real estate, paints and logistics sectors of the economy. We are committed to building and developing our people …

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FG urged to reduce number of Universities from 152

Rivers state Head of Service, Rufus Godwins, has urged Federal Government to reduce the number of universities in the country to enhance quality and performance. Godwins made the call at a public lecture organised by the `Claude Ake Chair of Political Economy’, in collaboration with the University of Port Harcourt …

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How Sokoto govt. spent N500m to enroll girls in schools

Sokoto State Government says it spent N500 million in 2017 to improve girls’ enrollment in school. Gov. Aminu Tambuwal disclosed this at the opening ceremony of a media dialogue on Educate-A-Child (EAC) Cash Transfer Programme (CTP) funded by DFID on Wednesday in Sokoto. The dialogue was organised by the United …

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Truck crushes 300-Level TASUED student to death in Ogun

A 300-Level Human Kinetics student of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijebu-Ode, Kofoworola Kuku, was on Wednesday crushed to death by a truck. The NAN reports that the victim was knocked down on the Sagamu-Benin expressway while going to school. The development sparked wild protests by her fellow students, …

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Governor renames College of Education in Kangere

Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has approved the renaming of College of Education Kangere to Adamu Tafawa Balewa College Of Ed‎ucation, Kangere. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Bala Baban Kawu. The statement quoted Hajiya Hadiza Usman, the Acting Registrar of the College saying …

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ASUP wants monitoring body for finances in tertiary institutions

The Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa Branch of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has called for the establishment of a special body to monitor finances in higher institutions in the country. The Chairman of the branch, Dr Yusuf Hussaini, made the call in an interview with newsmen in Nasarawa, Nasarawa State …

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Road safety education to be introduced in schools – FRSC

The Plateau Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it would soon introduce road safety education in public primary and secondary schools in the state. Mrs Pat Emeordi, the corps Sector Commander in the state, made this known in an interview with NAN on Monday in Jos. According …

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OAU wins best S’West varsity award

At the maiden South-West Nigeria Education Awards event recently held at the University of Ibadan, the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, was adjudged the Most Outstanding Public University in the geo-political zone, beating UI to clinch the prize. Also, the outstanding lecturers, polytechnic, state and private universities were announced at the …

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2.ASUP demands removal of federal poly rector, bursar over alleged fraud The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, Federal Polytechnic Ukana chapter in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has petitioned the Governing Council of the polytechnic to suspend the rector, Prof. Balama Obomanu and the bursar, …

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FUOYE students protest ‘no school fees, no examination’ directive

Students of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), on Monday staged a peaceful protest against the institution’s directive preventing students who had not paid their school fees from sitting for the ongoing first semester examination. The students, who took to the Oye-Ikole highway, locked down the highway for hours before returning …

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LASPOTECH expels 202 students

The Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, on Friday said it had expelled 202 students for cultism and examination malpractices between 2015 and 2018. Mr Samuel Sogunro, the institution’s Rector in his report to the 8th Congregation of the polytechnic, said 183 students were expelled for cultism while 19 were sent …

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JAMB reveals amount realized from 2018 UTME examination

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has confirmed that it realized N8.4 billion from the sale of forms for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB records indicate that at the end of the two-month application window, it registered 1,662,763 candidates for the 2018 exam, less than the …

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WAEC begins registration for WASSCE private candidates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that it would soon conduct the second series of the West African Senior School certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates. This was made known in a statement signed by the spokesperson of the council, Demianus Ojijeogu, on Sunday. According to Ojijeogu, registration …

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NECO Registrar, Directors reportedly sacked

Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Charles Uwakwe has been reportedly sacked. He was appointed Registrar of the Council two years ago when his predecessor, Professor Abdulrasheed was removed in similar circumstance. Vanguard reports that the sack may not be unconnected with an award of a N25 billion …

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Over 100 schools for 2018 National Schools Fair

More than 100 primary and secondary schools across the country are expected to participate in the 2018 National Schools Fair, scheduled to take place in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt between May 26 and June 16. A statement released by the Coordinator of the fair, Dr. Vera Kalu, said that …

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Siemens donates N12m equipment to Edo schools

A development partner in the Azura-Edo independent power project, Siemens Nigeria Limited, has donated educational aids to three community primary schools in the Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of Edo State. The beneficiaries of the gesture include Owegie Primary School in Orior-Osemwende community. Others are Igbinakenzua Primary School and Oba Erediauwa …

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DG urges corps members to teach in secondary schools

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, has urged corps members to accept their posting to teach in secondary schools as a duty they need to perform well. Kazaure said this while addressing corps members during his visit to the NYSC Orientation Camp in Ede, Osun …

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OAU VC speaks on closure of institution by government

The Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof Eyitope Ogunnbodede, has assured the university community that the issue of tax debt will be resolved with the state government without delay. Ogunbodede said this in a statement he signed on Friday in Ile-Ife, Osun State, even as he described the claims that the …

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Kaduna Polytechnic students protest lack of water, electricity supply

Students of the Kaduna State Polytechnic on Friday staged a peaceful protest against acute water supply and electricity the students have been subjected to recently. The students in the early hours of Friday locked the entrance to the main campus located at Tudun Wada, Kaduna, affecting academic activities of the …

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JAMB increases Nasarawa University’s admission quota

The Vice-Chancellor, Nasarawa State University, Keffi,Prof. Mohammed Akaro-Mainoma, has said that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has increased the university’s admission quota from 4,000 to 5,000 students. Akaro-Mainoma made this known on Friday in Keffi when members of the state House of Assembly Committee on Education, Science and …

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Kano University shutdown over death of student, protest

The authorities of the Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST) Wudil, has ordered the closure of the tertiary institution for two weeks following students’ protest on Wednesday night over the death of their colleague. The deceased, a 300 level student, Faruk Abubakar was drowned in River Wudil on Wednesday. …

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