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FG Pleads With COEASU To End Strike

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The Federal Government has urged the striking members of the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) to shelve their six month old strike and return to the classrooms in the interest of the nation. The Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike reiterated the government’s plea when he inaugurated ... Read More »

HND/BSc Dichotomy Committee Submits Result

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The committee set up by the Federal Government to work on the dichotomy between holders of the Higher National Diploma (HND) and university degree holders has submitted its report. The committee inaugurated in May, 2014 was tasked with reviewing the content and curriculum of the HND programmes to be equivalent ... Read More »

FG Criticises States For Not Prioritising Education

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The Federal Government has taken a swipe at some state governments for not prioritising educational development in their states despite Nigeria’s 10.5 million out of school children. It also disclosed that N53 billion funds budgeted for basic education in states lie un-accessed because of the failure of the state governments ... Read More »

FG Approves New Polytechnic For Bonny Amid ASUP’s 9-month-old Strike

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The Federal Government has approved the establishment of the Federal Polytechnic of Oil and Gas in Bonny, Rivers State as it seeks to improve access to tertiary education in Nigeria. A statement issued by the Special Assistant to the Supervising Minister of Education, Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu said the new school ... Read More »

ASUP’s Nine-month-old Strike To Continue

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has resolved to continue its nine months old strike pending the outcome its meeting with the Senate Committee on Education on 1 July. President of the union, Chibuzor Asumogha made the statement in an interview with NAN at the end of ASUP’s 77th ... Read More »

ERC Condemns Closure Of UniAbuja

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The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has condemned the recent closure of the University of Abuja following students’ protests for a resolution of the crisis between the management and the university chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU so as to allow the conduct of examinations. It would be ... Read More »

LASU: SSANU Vows To Continue Strike

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The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo chapter, yesterday, vowed to continue its month-long strike, until its demands were met. The union’s chairman, Mr. Saheed Oseni, said in Lagos that the decision to continue the strike was taken at the union’s congress Monday June ... Read More »

Fashola Succumbs, Slashes LASU Tuition

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Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has approved a reduction in the school fees being paid by students of the Lagos State University (LASU), following weeks of protests by the students. Special Adviser to the governor on Education, Otunba Fatai Olukoga, today read a 17-point resolution of the ad-hoc committee as ... Read More »

NNPC/EEPNL Postgraduate Scholarship

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Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in continuation of efforts to provide opportunities for developing careers in the petroleum industry, Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL) is offering Scholarships to outstanding Nigerian graduates wishing to pursue International post-graduate studies in the under listed disciplines: Geosciences Engineering (Petroleum, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, ... Read More »

24-year-old UNILAG Student Bags PhD Degree In Mathematics

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History was made today in Lagos as a 24-year-old man, Olaoluwa Hallowed Oluwadara, was today presented with the award of overall best graduating student in the University of Lagos postgraduate school, with a PhD in Mathematics. The young man was all smiles as he mounted the podium to collect his ... Read More »

LASU: Lagos May Reduce Tuition By 40%

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Indications have emerged that Lagos state government may reduce the controversial tuition fee of the Lagos State University (LASU) by 30 to 40 percent, with an announcement expected today. This came as the government confirmed the receipt of the report of the Executive committee set up by governor Babatunde Fashola ... Read More »

ASUP, COEASU Strike To Be Called Off In Days – Nwosike

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Chairman of Governing councils colleges of Education, Emmanuel Nosike, said the on-going strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP and Colleges of Education, COEASU will in few days be called off. Nosike said this after a meeting between the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike and Heads of ... Read More »

LASU Students Barricade Fashola’s Office

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Despite the arrest and arraignment of eight of them, protesting students of Lagos State University (LASU) yesterday barricaded the office of governor Babatunde Fashola in Alausa, with the Students’ Union, LASUSU, saying it would continue its protest over hike in fees until the state government reduced them. The students in ... Read More »

Ondo Suspends Teachers, Students For Absenteeism

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Four teachers and some students of St. Ambrose Catholic Secondary School, Ondo Town, Ondo State have been suspended by the Ondo State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM). Chairman of TESCOM, Dr Bakkita Bello, made this known during an inspection tour of the school in Ondo West Local Government Area. He said ... Read More »

LASU Students Asked To Vacate School Premises As Staff Collapses

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Following the collapse of a staff of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Monday, the management of the university had directed all its students to proceed on recess with immediate effect. According to the university’s spokesperson, Kayode Sutton, the directive became necessary as a precautionary measure to avert any unfortunate ... Read More »

LASU Tuition: State, Students To Reach Agreement Soon

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Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola yesterday said the state government and the students of Lagos state University; LASU would soon reach an agreeable tuition for the institution, saying “both parties have started holding talks to end the issue.” Following agitations by the students on the fees increase, the State Governor ... Read More »

JAMB Supervisor Allays Fear Over Missing CBT Results

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday said candidates who sat for the Computer Based Test (CBT) and were yet to receive their results should check the internet. In her reaction to complaints of missing results, Supervisor, Yaba College of Technology (YabaTech) CBT centre, Lagos, Mrs. Ebere Okeke, told ... Read More »

NUC Clamps Down On Illegal University Operators

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National Universities Commission (NUC) said on Friday that its public sensitisation on the activities of illegal universities had yielded fruit, leading to the imprisonment of an illegal operator. Professor Chiedu Mafiana, NUC Director, Quality Assurance, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that two suspected illegal university operators ... Read More »

JAMB Says No Plan To Increase UTME Fees

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said on Saturday that it had no immediate plans to increase the cost of registration forms for its Computer-Based Tests. The Public Relations Officer of JAMB, Mr Fabian Benjamin, who made the statement in an interview in Lagos, said that the board intended ... Read More »

Polytechnics, Colleges Of Education Strike To End Soon As Reps Intervene

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The leadership of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, (ASUP), the Colleges of Education and Academic Staff Union (COEASU) and Minister of Education, Mr Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, gave an indication that the current strike by the two unions would soon be over. Both ASUP and COEASU have been on eight-month ... Read More »

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