Tuesday , 21 February 2017

Education

Usman Danfodio University Matriculates 7,290 Students

The Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, on Friday matriculated 7,290 students admitted for the 2016/2017 academic session. Speaking at the event, its Vice Chancellor, Abdullahi Zuru, said that the new students were admitted out of over 22,000 candidates who applied for admission into the institution. Mr. Zuru explained that the figure …

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Plateau State University Suspends Union Leaders

The Plateau State University, Bokkos has suspended the Chairman and Secretary of the varsity’s chapter of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Messrs Timnan Rimdap and Dusu Sambo Yaro. The suspension letters, dated Jan. 27 and signed by Mr Amos Mallo, the university’s Registrar, indicated that the suspension …

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60% Of Teachers In Niger Uses Fake Certificate – Gov Bello

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger State has said that 60 per cent of primary and secondary school teachers in public schools in the state used fake and invalid certificates to obtain teaching jobs. Bello made the statement when he received members of the Board of Directors of Bida Emirate Education …

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Emir Sanusi urges use of mosques for primary education

Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, has urged governors of northern states to use mosques for primary education, especially in the villages. The call was made in the Emir’s remarks at an event in the Kano Educational Week programme. “I was in Morocco sometimes ago and I asked to see their universities. …

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NANS Condemns Expulsion Of 29 FCE Gombe Students

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has rejected the expulsion of 29 students of the Federal College of Education, FCE, Gombe over their alleged roles in a protest in June 2016. The association also rejected the institution’s withdrawal of the admission of 34 students and a directive for yet …

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FG Begs ASUP To Suspend Warning Strike

  The Federal Government on Tuesday in Abuja appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), to suspend it 5-day warning strike. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment made the appeal in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria. The minister noted that it …

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Ogun Assembly Passes Bill Upgrading MAPOLY To University

The Ogun State House of Assembly  on Tuesday passed a bill upgrading Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY, to a University of Science and Technology. Adeyinka Mafe, the Majority Leader, moved the motion for the third reading of the bill during plenary in Abeokuta and was seconded by the Minority Leader, Olawale Alausa. …

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Farming Now A Criteria For University Admission – FG

  The Federal Government says it has henceforth banned the admission of students who do not have farming interests into its Universities of Agriculture. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said this at a stakeholders meeting with registrars and pro-Chancellors of the universities in Abuja on …

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Kaduna Poly Withdraw From Ongoing ASUP Nationwide Strike

The Kaduna Polytechnic Chapter of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, said on Monday that it would not participate in the warning strike ordered by the national executive council of the union. Aliyu Ibrahim, the ASUP Chairman, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna that the chapter was not …

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94 UNN Graduates Bag First Class

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, on Friday announced that 94 out of 10,425 graduands bagged first class honours. Mr. Ozumba made this known in Nsukka during 46th convocation ceremony of the university. He urged the new graduates to use knowledge acquired from the university to make …

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Southern Kaduna: College Faults Media Reports On Killings

The Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya, has faulted media reports alleging that five students of the college were ambushed and killed by Fulani herdsmen in Southern Kaduna. The college made the rebuttal in a statement signed by its Acting Registrar, Samuel Tukurah, and made available to journalists on Thursday. …

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Nigerian Schools Begin Fight Against Kidnapping

The All-Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) says it has embarked on sensitisation of its members on handling security challenges in view the rising spate of school-targeted kidnappings. Mrs Omotunde Lawson, President, Lagos State Chapter of ANCOPSS, told reporters in Lagos that the sensitisation focused on how schools could …

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Police Arrests 2 UNILAG Students For Allegedly Attacking Vice Chancellor

The Police in Lagos state have arrested two students of the University of Lagos for allegedly attacking the Vice Chancellor with a view to disrupting the convocation week. The Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who confirmed the arrest to journalists on Tuesday, said the leader of the group, who planned …

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UNIOSUN Students Protest Shooting Of Colleagues By Police

Students of the Osun State University, Osogbo, on Saturday protested the shooting of two of their colleagues by some policemen. The protesting students lit bon fires on major streets and impeded human and vehicular traffic within Osogbo metropolis. According to reports that the shot students, Kazeem Adesola and Ibrahim Ajao, …

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Oyo, Osun Disburses N250m Each To End LAUTECH Crisis

The Oyo and Osun state governments have paid N250 million each to the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) to end the crisis rocking the institution. The Nation confirmed the development from a very top source in the university yesterday. The source said: “Yes, both states have paid the amount …

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458 Schools In Osun Risks Closure Over Registration

The Osun Government on Thursday gave two weeks ultimatum to owners of unregistered schools in the state to register them with the state Ministry of Education or stand the risk of closure. The warning is contained in a statement signed by Festus Olajide, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and …

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Niger Gov Urge Politicians To Send Their Kids To Public School

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has advised all political office holders to enroll their children in public schools to ensure the revival and sustenance of the sector. He gave the advise when he received the President of Children’s Government of Nigeria, Miss Hauwa Musa and other delegations on Wednesday in …

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Enugu Recruits 1,000 Teachers

Chief Ikeje Asogwa, the Chairman, Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB), says the state government has recruited no fewer than 1,000 teachers. He spoke in Enugu on Tuesday at a prayer rally organised by workers in the state. Asogwa said that the recruited teachers would work in primary schools …

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Abia Teachers Begin Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

Teachers in public primary and secondary schools in Abia have embarked on strike to protest alleged government’s failure to pay their salaries. According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, schools in the state were supposed to reopen on January 9 after the Christmas and New Year holidays …

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NASU, SSANU To Begin 5-Day Warning Strike On Monday

Non-academic unions in the Nigerian universities say they will on Monday embark on a five-day warning strike over the inability of the Federal Government to implement the 2009 Agreements with the unions. The unions are the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National …

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