Tuesday , 27 September 2016


UBA Foundation Calls For Entries For The 2016 National Essay Competition


UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has announced call for entries for the 2016 edition of its annual National Essay Competition. The Managing Director/CEO of UBA Foundation, Ijeoma Aso,  made this announcement last weekend as he said the competition is an avenue for …

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NOUN Establishes Study Centre For Gombe Prison Inmates


The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has approved the establishment of a study centre for prison inmates in Gombe state. The University has also waved registration and other fees for inmates that will register to study at the centre. The State Comptroller of Prisons, Ahmadu Adamu made this known …

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University Of Ibadan Ranked 601 In 2016/17 World University Ranking


The University of Ibadan,UI, has been ranked among the 1,000 best universities in the world in the latest rankings by the London-based higher education weekly magazine, Times Higher Education, THE. The rankings polled UI, the only Nigerian University to feature on the list as number 601 in the list of 980 …

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LGA In Sokoto State Set To Get Its First Secondary School

Ajuwon High School, Iju Ajuwon

There exists a Local Government Area (LGA) in Nigeria which doesn’t have a secondary school. But not anymore in the coming months as it seems. Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State Governor, laid the foundation for the construction of the first secondary school in Gudu LGA, Sokoto. The Governor laid the foundation for the school in …

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700 Private Schools Set To Be Shut Down In Nasarawa


700 private schools are set to be shut down by the Nasarawa State government for being unable to meet the standard for establishment. The schools which are in the Karu Local Government Area of the state government are said to lack adequate facilities and conducive environments to teaching and learning. Mr. Salihu …

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Sokoto Govt Shuts 20 Illegal Schools


The Sokoto State Government on Friday announced the closure of 20 illegal primary and secondary schools across the state. This is contained in a statement signed by the chairman of the committee on the closure of unregistered schools in the state, Shehu Lema, and made available to journalists in Sokoto. …

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NAF Commissions Airforce Secondary School In Abuja


The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday in Abuja inaugurated an Air Force Girls Comprehensive School it established to improve girl child education in the country. Special Guest of Honour, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, cut opened the ribbon to inaugurate the school at the Air Force Base, …

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Cultism Among Nigerian Students


Speaking on the issue of cultism among Nigerian students,  President of National Association of Nigeria Students,  NANS, Comrade Taiwo Bamigbade EGALITARIAN,  listed the following reasons students join fraternities in school. According to him,  students join cult group for so many reasons which include but not limited to : Peer group …

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Kwara Shut 10 Sub-Standard Private Schools


The Kwara State Government on Friday said it had closed down 10 private schools built with wooden slabs and operating without due authorization from the state government. Hajia Zainab Bello, the Director, Quality Assurance Bureau of the Kwara Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, told the News Agency of …

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Unpaid Salaries: Bayelsa Teachers’ Strike Enters Day Three


The strike embarked upon by primary and secondary school teachers in Bayelsa State over months of unpaid salaries entered the third day on Wednesday. The  teachers sat back at home on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday despite resumption of schools following the inability of the Seriake Dickson administration to pay them …

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NECO Withholds Results Of Niger State Candidates


The National Examinations Council (NECO) has withheld results of candidates from Niger State who sat for the 2016 June/ July Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE). The council took its action on the reason of the state government failing to remit fees to the examination body. The unfortunate incident blew open …

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FG Warns Principals Of Unity Schools Against Collecting ‘Illegal Fees’


  Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has strongly warned principals of Unity Colleges to adhere strictly to the directive on the collection of only authorised school fees. The Deputy Director, Press of the Ministry, Mr Ben Goong, signed and issued the warning in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. The …

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Lagos Set To Shut 10,000 Schools


The Lagos State Government has said it will shut down over 10,000 schools operating illegally in the state beginning from the next academic session. Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, said operators failed to register their schools after the registration procedure was simplified by the ministry of education. Adebule said this …

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Federal University Lafia Sacks 35 Staff Over Inability To Pay Their Salaries


The Federal University, Lafia, has terminated the appointment of 35 of its non-teaching staff over the inability of the institution to pay their salaries. Mohammed Sanusi-Liman, Vice Chancellor of the university, told journalists on Sunday in Lafia that the council took the decision due to paucity of funds. Mr. Sanusi-Liman …

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‘Change’ Stole Our School Fees


September is here. The holidays are over. It’s time for the ‘leaders of a tomorrow that never comes’, to go back to school. Parents with one child are having nightmares while those with more than one can’t even sleep. As for those with children studying abroad, the Lord is their …

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NECO June/July 2016 Secondary School Examination Results Released


NECO Headquaters, Minna, Niger State: NECO(National Examination Council) on Friday released the 2016 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results for Secondary School Leavers. While unlike the WAEC, 88.51% (or 905,011) of the candidates got minimum five credits pass and above in English Language and Mathematics to scale the pass …

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JAMB Issues Final Deadline For Admission Process To Schools


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has insisted that all admissions to universities, polytechnics and colleges of education should be concluded by 30th November. JAMB Registrar Ishaq Oloyede reaffirmed the deadline on Friday in Abuja at the opening of an Extra-Ordinary Technical Committee Meeting on 2016 Admissions to First …

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NECO Releases June/July SSCE Results


The National Examination Council (NECO) on Friday released the 2016 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results with 88.51 per cent of the candidates obtaining five credits pass and above in English Language and Mathematics. There is a one percent increase in the general performance of candidates this year compared …

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Basic Education: Commissioner Emphasises Periodic Training of Teachers


The Enugu State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze, has stressed the need for constant and periodic training of teachers toward the development of basic education system in the state. The commissioner said this in an interview in Enugu on Wednesday. He said that the training would expose teachers to …

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34 Nigerians In ‘UK’s Biggest Graduation Of International Students’


34 Nigerians are among the thousands of students from across the world that will partake in what is believed to be the UK’s biggest graduation of international students. The event will take place in London  in which about 3,000 students will receive their awards from the London School of Marketing (LSM). The …

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