Monday , 27 March 2017

Education

Court declares Free Basic Education An Enforceable Right

A Federal High Court in Abuja has declared that every Nigerian child has the constitutional right to free and compulsory primary education, and free junior secondary education. In a suit filed by a non-governmental organisation, Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), against the Federal Ministry of Education and the Attorney …

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University of Ilorin matriculates 10,886 students for the 2016/17 academic session

It was all round smiles and cheers at the University of Ilorin, Ilorin State as the institution martriculated 10,886 students. The management of the University of Ilorin on Wednesday congratulated the newly admitted students and also warned the admitted students against watching P0*nographic materials as it was against one of the …

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8 things you can do to get a job despite graduating with a 2.2

Many Nigerian students spend the first two years of their stay in the university playing. Teenagers who have been caged for long use the opportunity to unleash the demons in them and know what it feels like to be free; afterwards, they settle down to the school business and find …

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FUT Minna Orders 44 Students To Withdraw From University

The management of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State on Friday ordered 44 students from different faculties to withdraw from the school over poor academic performance and examination malpractice. Lydian Ledgu, the School’s Public Relations Officer, made this known in a statement released to newsmen in Minna. According to …

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WAEC Releases Timetable For May/June 2017 Examinations… See Details

The timetable for all West African students sitting for the West African Examination Council examination has been revealed. The timetable for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) examinations for May/June 2017 has been released. According to the timetable, the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is scheduled to start …

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Lagos To Employ More Yoruba Teachers – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode on Tuesday announced his administration’s plan to recruit more Yoruba teachers into all public schools in the state, to promote the language. Mr. Ambode, represented by Anike Adekanye, the state Tutor-General, made this known at the celebration of International Mother Language Day, organised by the …

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NECO Releases Nov/Dec 2016 Results

The National Examinations Council, NECO, on Tuesday, said it has released the results of the November/December 2016 Senior School Certificate Examinations, SSCE. Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, made this known while speaking with newsmen in Minna, Niger State. He said candidates can access their results by login …

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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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