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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Ebola: Lagos Shifts Schools Resumption Date To October 8

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Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has approved October 8 as the new resumption date for private and government-owned schools in the state despite having cleared the last suspected case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the state. Fashola made the approval at a stakeholders’ forum held on Sunday at Lagos ... Read More »

Lawmaker Cautions Rivers On FG’s School Project

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A lawmaker in Rivers State, Mr. Evans Bipi, has cautioned the state government against stopping Federal Government from going ahead with its plan to construct a model school in Ogu community, Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area. Reacting to a call by the state on the Federal Government to stay off schools ... Read More »

Ebola: Teachers Must Be Sensitized On Before Schools Resume – LASG

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Lagos State government has stressed the need for stakeholders in the education sector to be knowledgeable on management of the risks associated with the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and apply it accordingly when schools resumes next week Monday. Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, at a sensitization meeting yesterday, with ... Read More »

Ebola: NUT Asks Teachers To Ignore Sept. 22

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Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has directed its members to ignore the 22nd of September, 2014 resumption date of primary and secondary schools in Nigeria announced by the federal government. National President of NUT, Comrade Micheal Olukoya, gave the directive while briefing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. According to him, ... Read More »

WAEC Releases Results Of Abducted Chibok Girls

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The results of the over 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from their school in Borno State where they were writing their West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on April 14 2014, are now out. Nigeria’s Education Minister, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau made this known on Monday when he appeared before ... Read More »