Saturday , 3 December 2016


Universities Charged On Relevance To National Goals, As NUC Begins Process Of Ranking


Universities in Nigeria have been charged to undertake research activities that are relevant to, and support national goals as well as which promote the uptake of life changing research outcomes, for the country to realise its potentials. A two-term former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Emeritus Professor Ladipo …

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FG Sacks 12 Auchi Poly Randy Lecturers After Punch Report


Five senior lecturers and seven other workers at the Auchi Polytechnic have been sacked for offences bordering on sexual harassment and extortion of female students in the school.   Fifteen other lecturers and one instructor were also demoted in relation to the same offences. The disciplinary actions were announced on …

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12 Auchi Polytechnic Lecturers Dismissed Over Sexual Misconduct


The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) on Thursday announced the dismissal of 12 lecturers of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in connection with sexual-related offences. The Executive Secretary of the board, Masa’udu Kazaure, who made this known at a news conference in Kaduna, said 16 other lecturers were demoted, while four …

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ABU Begins Construction Of N4bn 10MW Solar Plant


The minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, yesterday performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a 10MW solar power plant estimated to cost N4 billion naira at Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria. The project, located at Biye Village, Sabongari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, is expected to be completed in …

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8 Yobe State College Of Education Staff Die In A Ghastly Road Accident


Eight staff of Yobe College of Education, Gashua, died on Saturday in a motor accident along Bayamari-Dapchi federal highway, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. NAN gathered that the eight non-academic staff, including the driver, were travelling from Gashua to Damaturu in the college bus to attend a promotion …

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16 Injured In Yabatech Hostel Fire


Sixteen students were injured yesterday  when fire swept through the Bakassi Female Hostel at the Yaba College of Technology, Yabatech, Lagos State. Twenty rooms and six kitchens were razed; three female student fell into coma. The inferno, some students said, started around 5am from a wing of the top floor …

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UNILAG Commences Registration Of New Students


The University of Lagos has begun registration of new students whose names appeared on the 2016/2017 merit admission list. The Deputy Registrar (Information) of the university, Mr. Toyin Adebule, made this known on Tuesday, adding that the registration is holding at the institution’s multipurpose hall. Adebule said that the registration, …

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Dangote Donates N250m To University Of Ibadan


Africa’s richest entrepreneur, Alhaji Aliko Dangote yesterday gave the University of Ibadan (UI) N250 million. He made the donation after receiving a honorary doctoral degree at the convocation and 68th Founder’s Day ceremony yesterday. Businessman and native of Ibadan Bode Amoo and Prof. Niyi Osundare were also honoured with doctoral …

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NYSC Confirms 2016 Batch B Stream II Will Commence Orientation In January 2017


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has assured university graduates and members of the public, that it has made necessary arrangements to ensure eligible prospective corps members, are mobilized in the next service year. Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier-General Sule Kazaure, made this known in Abuja on Wednesday, during …

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ASUU To Embark On One-Week Warning Strike


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has stated that it would embark on a week warning strike over a failure by the Federal Government to implement the 2009 Agreement and 2013 MoU. The National President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made this known on Monday during a press conference …

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Committee Discovers Locked Furniture In School Where Students Sit On Bare Floor


The Sokoto State Committee on the Implementation of State of Emergency in Education, has discovered 200 sets of furniture locked up at a school where students sit on bare floor for lessons. A statement issued by Imam Imam, spokesman to Governor Aminu Tambuwal, said the discovery was made during an …

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Funaab Sacks 3 Staff For Reporting VC To EFCC


Three staff of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta has been dismissed by the school’s management for spearheading the petition against the Vice Chancellor, Olusola Oyewole, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The petitioners accused Mr. Oyewole of misappropriation of funds and abuse of office. The council also dismissed …

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Illegal Dismissal: Court Orders ABU To Pay Buffeted 1996 Staff


The National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja on Monday ordered the management of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria to pay N2.6bn to 110 staff whose appointments were illegally terminated in 1996. The court has also ordered the the university to immediately reinstate all the 110 staff. Justice Peter Lifu gave the …

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Court Orders ABU To Pay N2.6bn To 110 Disengaged Staff


The National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday ordered the management of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria to pay N2.6 billion to 110 staff whose appointments were illegally terminated in 1996. The court has also ordered the university to immediately reinstate all the 110 staff. Justice Peter Lifu, gave the order …

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Uniosun Sacks Randy Lecturer Involved In Sex Video


Dr. Olabode Ojoniyi, a lecturer of the Department of Languages and Linguistics, Ikire Campus of the Osun State University, Osogbo, who was caught on tape having sexual relationship with one Mercy Ikwue, a student of the school has had his appointment terminated by the governing council of the institution. The school authorities …

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Ugandan Court Bans Schools Funded By Zuckerberg And Gates


Uganda’s High Court on Friday ordered the closure of a chain of low-cost private schools backed by Microsoft and Facebook founders Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. A judge ruled that the 63 Bridge International Academies provided unsanitary learning conditions and had not been properly licensed. The ruling is a blow …

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Parents In Spain Threaten ‘Strike’ Over Weekend Homework

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Parents in Spain are ready to go on strike for their kids to be given free time from homework during weekends. The Spanish Confederation of Associations of Mothers and Fathers of Students (CEAPA) has called on parents whose children attend state schools to boycott weekend homework for the whole month of November. …

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JAMB To 2017 UTME Candidates: Familiarize Yourselves With Pin Vending Policy


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will adopt “pin vending” for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), advising intending candidates to get familiar with the new approach. The Head of Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Lagos that …

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See The 8 New Private Universities Approved By FG

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The Nigerian government has granted approval to eight new private universities in the country recommended by the National Universities Commission (NUC). This was done during a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, which held at the council chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Minister of State …

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FG To Sanction Principals For Students’ Poor Performance


The Federal Ministry of Education has directed principals of the 104 unity colleges to intensify efforts toward standing out as flagships in the nation’s education sector. Ben Goong, the Deputy Director (Media), disclosed the ministry’s directive in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos. Mr. Goong …

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