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SAD Tale Of Undergraduate Who Had To Ride Okada To Raise His School Fees Yet He Got Dismissed For Late Payment


Just found this sad story on Daily Sun… Contending with poverty, Adegboye Oluwadare Adebare, 24, an indigene of Modakeke, Ife-East Local Government Area of Osun State, rides an Okada (commercial motorbike) to make a living. He also hopes to pay his way through the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Ekiti ... Read More »

ASUP To Embark On Indefinite Strike


Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), weekend, threatened to embark on an indefinite strike as from Wednesday, if the Federal Government failed to attend to all pending issues it raised in a two-week strike notice it served the Federal Government on February 11. The notice was a call on the ... Read More »

ASUU Urges Aregbesola To Reverse Suspension Of VC, Registrar And Bursar


The national leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, to immediately reverse the suspension of the Vice Chancellor of Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Professor Bashir Okesina, registrar and the bursar of the institution. The demand came against the backdrop of ... Read More »

NECO Records Improved Performance As It Releases Nov/Dec 2014 Results


National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the Nov/Dec 2014 SSCE results. The results showed improved performance of students, when compared with last year. According to the Registrar/ Chief Executive of the Council, Professor Promise Okpala, who announced the result in Minna yesterday, 52.94 percent of the candidates had Credit in ... Read More »

Yabatech Gives Students 22 Days Holiday For The Election


The Yaba College of Technology, Yabatech Lagos, has directed its full-time and part-time students to proceed on a 22-day holidays to enable them exercise their civic rights during next month’s general elections. This is contained in a bulletin signed by Mr Charles Oni, Head, Public Relations Unit of the college. ... Read More »

Model School Admission: Why We Asked Pupils To Pay N10,000 Each – Lagos Govt.


The Lagos State Government, Thursday said that the payment of N10,000 by primary six pupils seeking admission into model colleges/upgraded junior secondary schools was administrative charges. According to Jide Lawal, the Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Ministry of Education, the money was not for the pilot Computer-Based Testing (CBT) as ... Read More »

JAMB – 1.4m Candidates To Write Computer-based UTME In March


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday said that at least 1.4 million candidates nationwide would write the 2015 All Computer Base Test (CBT) on March 4. According to Fabian Benjamin, JAMB Public Relations Officer, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, the board ... Read More »

Burnt Govt Bus: Edo Students Tender Unreserved Apology, Present Award Of Excellence To Oshiomhole


A Coalition of Students of Tertiary Institutions in Edo State have tendered an unreserved apology to Governor Adams Oshiomhole over the destruction and burning of a luxury bus belonging to the State Government by some students of the University of Benin. The UNIBEN students were purportedly protesting the repossession of ... Read More »

Lagos Pupils To Write CBT Screening Test For Admission Into Model Schools


The Lagos State Ministry of Education said it would introduce the Computer-Based Testing (CBT) mode for some primary six pupils seeking admission into its 15 model colleges in the 2015/2016 academic session. According to the state Commissioner for Education, Olayinka Oladunjoye, the ministry had commenced the sale of admission forms ... Read More »

Lagos Takes Education To Students On Facebook, Twitter


The Lagos State government and the Lagos State University has partnered to launch an electronic-learning and social media project in Lagos State, as part of efforts to aid secondary school students’ performance in school leaving examinations. The project called “LASG-LASU E-learning and Social Media Project,” is expected to leverage on ... Read More »

Southern Kaduna To Get New University Of Technology – Yero

Mukhtar Ramalan Yero

Governor of The Kaduna State, Ramalan Yero, has announced the establishment of a state-owned University of Technology in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area of the state. The governor made this announcement as the guest of honour at the annual Kagoro Cultural Day also known as Afan Day Festival, in Kaura ... Read More »

Genevieve Nnaji Flies Out To New York Right After Receiving Chieftancy Title In Imo State – PHOTO


  Genevieve Nnaji is an international actress and she barely lives in Nigeria alone these days. The beautiful actress who received the chieftancy title of Ada Eze of Mbaise in her state, Imo some days ago has moved on to fly out of the country. She shared a photo of ... Read More »

Our Innovative Biometrics Platform Helped To Eradicate Exam Malpractices – JAMB


The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Professor Dibu Ojerinde has said that the agency had successfully stamped out examination malpractices using its innovative biometrics platform. The JAMB registrar, who spoke at the 11th ICPC Good Governance Forum with the theme; “Good Governance, Accountability and Transformation: The ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Best Performers In NECO Examinations Get LearnAfrica Rewards


Master Nder Sesugh Samuel from Vaatia College, Makurdi , Benue State has emerged overall best candidate in the 2014 NECO examination in Nigeria, as prizes were given out at the LearnAfrica – NECO Excellence Awards. Samuel was given N100,000 cash, a certificate, a trophy, a laptop computer, a plaque and ... Read More »

Boko Haram: FG To Beef Up Security In Tertiary Institutions


The Federal Government Wednesday, said urgent steps have been taken to boost security in all tertiary institutions in Nigeria to protect students and staff of the schools against Boko Haram attacks. Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau made this known at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State ... Read More »

Sacking Of 49 UNILORIN Lecturers Regrettable – Ex-VC


Immediate past chairman of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), Prof Shuaib AbdulRaheem, has regretted some of his actions during his tenure as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), particularly the widely publicized issue of the sacked 49 lecturers of the institution. The Supreme Court reinstated the sacked lecturers in ... Read More »

JAMB Approves 30 CBT Centres In Lagos For 2015 UTME


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it had approved 30 computer-based centres for the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Lagos State. Lagos Coordinator of the Board, Dr Beatrice Okorie said that the development was a great improvement over the previous years when there were only five ... Read More »

15 TASUED Graduates Get Automatic Employment In Ogun


Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has offered automatic employment to 15 graduates of the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun. Amosun made this known at the combined Third, Fourth and Fifth Convocation Ceremonies of the institution. Over 10, 000 students graduated at the ceremony on Friday. The 2012/2013 ... Read More »

UNIJOS Shut Down Indefinitely As Students Protest Over Imposition Of Levy


The University of Jos have been shut down indefinitely, following prolonged protest by students of the institution over imposition of N10,000 development levy. The students had on Monday filed out and barricaded all roads leading to the two campuses of the university, chanting anti-authorities slogans while others carried placards with ... Read More »

Never Again Will Schools Go On Strike In Nigeria – Shekarau


Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau has promised Nigerians that the era of strike in the country’s education sector was over. Speaking yesterday during his official visit to Federal Government-owned institutions in Lagos State, Shekarau said that the government had released N500 billion to the education sector for the settlement ... Read More »