Sunday , 28 August 2016


NOUN Set To Award Scholarship To 1,000 Under-Privileged Students


The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) says it has finalized arrangements with the World Bank to grant scholarships to 1,000 less privileged students selected from every state in the country. The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Abdallah Adamu, said in a statement on Friday in Lagos that the move was …

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Abia State Approves School Fee Reduction In State University


In an effort to make education affordable for all and sundry, the Abia State government has approved the reduction of school fees in the state-owned university. This was made known by the Commissioner for Information, Comrade Bonnie Iwuoha,  who said that the executive council has given approval for a reduction …

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GSM Operators Resume Services In The North-East


Telecommunications operators said that due to the containment of insurgency by military forces, they have started restoring base transceiver stations (BTS) that were destroyed by Boko Haram terrorists in the northeastern states of Nigeria. The national chairman, Association of Licenced Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Mr Gbenga Adebayo, said telecom services …

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Lagos State Gov Approves N15.5m Seed Funding For University Entrepreneurs

akinwumi ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has approved the disbursement of N15.5million as seed funding and grants for final year students enrolled in the Ready.Set.Work (RSW) program— an entrepreneurship employability training program organized for the final year students of tertiary institutions in Lagos State. The aim of the program is …

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Jigawa State Speaker Donates N1m For Candidates To Buy NECO Scratch Cards

Idris Garba

The Speaker, Jigawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Idris Garba, in his humanitarian gesture has donated N1 million to 105 candidates to purchase scratch cards for registration of the 2016 November/December NECO examination. In an interview with journalists on Monday, the local education committee chairman in his constituency, Alhaji Sani …

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DELSU Sacks 6 Lecturers Over s*xual Harassment

Delsu Delta state university

Six lecturers of the Delta State University, Abraka, have been relieved of their duties by the management of the institution for their alleged involvement in s*xual harassment of female students. In a sitting at the 97th regular meeting of which took place on Friday, the institution’s Governing Council approved their …

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China Grants 24 Nigerian Students Scholarship


The Chinese government has offered 24 Nigerian students scholarship awards to pursue various degree programs in China, it has been reported. The students were awarded the scholarships as both countries seek to enhance educational exchanges and cooperation. The scholarship is part of the China-Nigeria Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA). Qin Jian, charge …

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FG Sets Aside N3b For Research In Universities


The Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Funds (TETFUND), Dr. Abdullahi Baffa, has announced that the Federal government has earmarked N3bn for high impact researches in federal and state public tertiary institutions across the country. Dr Baffa made this disclosure to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday as he added that TETFUND …

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Enugu Approves School Feeding For primary 1-3 Pupils

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In its effort to education affordable to all and sundry, the government of Enugu State have approved the provision of one free meal per day for pupils in primary one to three. The state is committed to making education a priority starting from the grassroots and take it to the …

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Ogun Model Schools To Commence Academic Sessions In September


The Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun has launched the Summer Camp for 250 students and said the model schools constructed by his administration will begin operation in September. Gov Amosun who was represented by his deputy, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga, revealed this on Monday in Ewekoro area during the camping …

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University Lecturer Killed By Unknown Gunmen In Benue

University of Mkar

A lecturer of the University of Mkar in Gboko town Benue State, Mr. Aondosoo Winifred Tondo have been reportedly sent to his early grave by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Thursday. Confirming the incident, Mr. Suemo Shagba, the Information and Communication Officer of the Christian Institute said about …

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Lagos Registers Over 6,000 Private Schools, Warns Defaulters


About 6,083 private schools have been reportedly captured in the ongoing Private School registration in Lagos State. The state government had began a fresh registration exercise for private schools across the six education districts on July 28 to create a central database of Private schools’ operators. Statistics from the exercise …

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FG Launches Handbook On Education Quality Assurance

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu

As part of ongoing efforts to improve the standard of basic education in Nigeria, the Federal Government has launched a National Education Quality Assurance Handbook. The handbook is necessary for teaching standards to be harmonised at all levels of education below the tertiary level, the Minister of Education, Mr Adamu …

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Students Block Road As Tanker Crushes Woman To Death In Minna

Niger State college of education

Angry students of the Niger State College of Education on Monday blocked the Minna – Suleja road after a tanker driver crushed a pregnant woman who happened to also be a student of the school to death. The victim who was said to be in the department of Languages in …

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New JAMB Registrar, Prof. Oloyede Resumes Office


Newly appointed Registrar, Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, on Monday assumed office amid cheers and wave of hands from staff. He arrived JAMB Headquarters in Bwari Area Council of Abuja at about 8:04am and was warmly received and ushered into office by the …

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Chibok School To Re-Open For Academic Activities September – Army


The Nigerian Army has expressed optimism that the Government Secondary School (GSS), Chibok, in Borno State will re-open for academic activities in September. The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu, who made this assumption on Saturday while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri, said this …

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Kaduna To Expend N2.2bn On Salaries Of Newly Recruited Staffs


The Kaduna State Government announced on Friday that it would spend the sum of N2.2bn for the salaries of the newly recruited 1,200 staffs of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The Commissioner for Education, Prof. Andrew Nok, made this disclosure in the state capital while addressing newsmen, He …

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WAEC Releases 2016 May/June Examination Results


The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), on Friday released the 2016 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) on their website as it withheld the results of 137,295 candidates, representing 8.89% candidates. A total of eight hundred and seventy eight thousand and forty (878,040) candidates, representing 52.97%, obtained credits …

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WAEC Release May/June 2016 WASSCE Results On Friday


Results of the May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) taken by over 1,555, 000million candidates nationwide would be released on Friday (tomorrow). The Head of National Office (HNO) of WAC, Mr. Olutise I. Adenipekun, according to the acting Head Public Affairs, Mr. D. G. Ojijeogu would announce the …

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FG Sacks Jamb Registrar, 16 Others


The Federal Government on Monday relieved 16 heads of key agencies in the Ministry of Education their appointments including the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde. This is contained in a statement released in Abuja by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations in the …

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