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UNILAG inducts nursing graduates

It was fanfare at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) when three sets of graduates of the Department of Nursing were inducted into the nursing profession. The event was held at the Old Great Hall of the College of Medicine. The inductees comprised 2015, 2016 and 2017 sets. Dignitaries from all …

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Govt must support private schools —Philips

The Executive Director of Vine Crest College, Mrs. Folasade Philips, has called on government at all levels to support private schools the way other private institutions in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors are being assisted. Philips said this at the formal opening and dedication of Vine Crest College, Iperu-Remo, Ogun …

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Plateau govt may sack 155 teachers over dual appointments

The Plateau State Government has threatened to sack 155 teachers recently found to be holding appointments in both the local and state governments. Vonjen Lar, Chairman, Plateau State Teachers Service Commission, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Jos that the teachers were among the 834 engaged …

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Group to Organise Education Convention

Meadow Hall Foundation is set to host their second edition of the Education Convention themed: ‘Addressing The Quality Question in The Education Sector: Quality Education is key to national development; the impact of quality education on students’ performance and nation building is far reaching.’ According to a statement issued to …

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JAMB reveals shocking things parents do during exam

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed its major challenge in the course of organizing the annual University Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME. The exam body said one of the greatest challenges it had was the involvement of candidates in exam malpractices and fraud. The registrar of the board, …

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On optional uniform for female youth corps members

There is great symbolism in the rejection by the Senate, of a proposed amendment to the National Youth Service Corps enabling law, such as to give female corps members the option to wear skirts instead of trousers. Although one of the reasons for dropping the proposal was the requirement of …

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Corps members pass out first time in five years in Gombe

For the first time since the outset of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east of Nigeria five years ago, corps members completed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme in Gombe State on Thursday. The 1,138 members who passed out were in the 2017 Batch ‘A’ Stream, although two …

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Edo flags off BEST programme

The Edo State Government on Thursday said that it had begun its Basic Education Sector Transformation programme across primary and secondary schools in the state. It described the programme as an integral part of the transformation plan of Governor Godwin Obaseki for the sector through the use of Information and …

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Oyo awards N5.7bn contract to renovate schools

The Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Adeniyi Olowofela, has said that ahead of pupils’ resumption in the state on April 30, 2018, the state government awarded contracts worth N5.7bn to construct new structures and renovate the existing ones. The commissioner, who spoke to our correspondent on …

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UNILORIN don is US society secretary

An Associate Professor and Acting Head of Department of Industrial Chemistry of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Dr. Baba Alafara, has been elected the secretary of Hydrometallurgy and Electrometallurgy Committee by the Minerals Metals and Materials Society (TMS) in the United States (US). It was at the 147th annual meeting …

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‘Blame poor teachers’ welfare for Osun pupils’ performance’

A former Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Mr. Adejare Bello, has blamed the unimpressive performance of pupils of Osun origin in external exterminations on the poor welfare package of teachers in the state. Bello said this in an interview with journalists on Wednesday after picking his letter …

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School owners who breach safety rules risk jail — LSSC administrator

Lagos State Safety Commission School’s Administrator, Mr. Dapo Taiwo, speaks with Yinka Badejo on the need for health and safety practices in schools What are the responsibilities of the Lagos State Safety Commission? The safety commission was established in 2011 and it is responsible for formulating policies and standards. It …

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Foundation lifts albino student with scholarship

It was an emotional moment for Victor Kalu, a 100-Level History and Strategic Studies student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), after he was presented with a four-year scholarship. Victor, a visually-impaired student also living with albinism, was presented the scholarship by Onome Akinlolu Majaro (OAM) Foundation. Victor is the …

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Students hail Ambode for employing 265 graduates

Students of the Lagos State College of Health Technology (LASCOHET) on Thursday lauded the state Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode for employing 265 graduates of the school. Mr. Boluwatife Gbenle, the President, LASCOHET Students Union Government (SUG), made the commendation during the students’ monthly congress held on Thursday. Gbenle said that Ambode …

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Students kick as UI hikes fees

•Medical students ejected from hostel after protest What started as a “mischievous speculation” in the social media has become a reality the University of Ibadan (UI) students must deal with. Its management has increased accommodation fee and faculty levies as the school prepares to resume for session next week. The …

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LG pays WAEC fees for 200 indigent students in Enugu

The Igbo Etiti Local Government Council in Enugu State has paid the West African Examination Council (WAEC) fees for 200 indigenous students in the area this year. The council Chairman, Mr Malachy Agbo, disclosed this in an interview with our reporter on Thursday in Enugu. Agbo said the council did not discriminate …

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UI, AAU under fire over hike in tuition fees

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the authorities of the University of Ibadan (UI) and Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA) to immediately reverse their increment in fees. While the UI increased fees for students’ professional training and accommodation, AAUA increased its tuition fees. The organization said the universities ought …

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OAU lecturer’s church members speak

The male voice in the leaked sex-for-mark audio which has got Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife reeling in public attention since Monday is that of Richard Akindele of the school’s Faculty of Administration, the lecturer’s church members have said. A spokesperson of the school had told newsmen the institution was investigating …

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UI Vice-Chancellor speaks on increase in fees, students’ protest

The management of the University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan, Oyo State, has said it would not reduce the hike in its fees despite protest by medical students of the institution. The university’s Senate had, on April 4, approved increase of fees for hostel accommodation, practicals and field work for appropriate …

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OSUSTECH students accuse NANS of bias, threaten massive protest in Ondo

Students of the Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) on Monday threatened to embark on a massive protest should the state government reduce the new tuition for their colleagues at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, (AAUA). The students disclosed that they will protest the over N150, …

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OAU lecturers demand probe of professor

The Chairman, Congress of University Academics at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Dr Niyi Sumonu, has spoken on the case involving a a professor at the university, Richard Akindele, accused of requesting for sex from a female student in order to raise her scores. Professor Akindele was on Monday fingered in …

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Libraries in poor state, turned to social events centres

Some libraries in the country have been turned into social event centres to generate revenue for basic maintenance following decades of neglect, a survey by our reporter has shown. Our correspondents, who visited some libraries in some states in North-Central Nigeria, observed that many of them were desolate with neither …

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Parents reject accommodation fee hike at UI

Majority of  parents at a stakeholders meeting held on Tuesday to discuss the new fee  regime introduced by the University of Ibadan ( UI ) rejected the  N30,000 hostel accommodation proposal. According to our correspondent  the management had called the  meeting over what it called “slight increment”  for halls of …

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Adamawa Assembly recommends sack of college of education provost

The Adamawa House of Assembly on Tuesday recommended the sack of the Provost of Adamawa State College of Education, Hong, Dr Jonhson Pongri, over alleged misconduct. The recommendation followed a voice vote at the plenary of the House on the deliberation of a report by the House Standing Committee on …

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Abia poly workers protest 11months unpaid salary arrears

Academic activities were on Monday grounded at the Abia State Polytechnic Aba, the commercial nerve of the party state as Staff and students of the institution held a peaceful protest against 11 months unpaid salary arrears. The demonstration which took place at the main entrance of the Polytechnic along Aba-Owerri …

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