Educational

JAMB bans parents from UTME venues

The Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, has ordered all CBT Centres across the country not to allow parents/guardians into the registration hall again.   A statement signed by JAMB Spokesman in Ilorin Office, Hassan Lawal, quoted Oloyede as saying that the decision was made after inspecting some of the registration centres in Kwara, which ...

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Bayelsa varsity student shot dead at lecture hall

Suspected cult members have killed a 200-level student of the Bayelsa State-owned Niger Delta University, Amassoma. The deceased, James Okunmakpeye, a student of Marketing at the Faculty of Management Science, was allegedly shot in the head at close range yesterday by 11am. He was standing by the door of his lectures hall. The incident caused pandemonium in the school as ...

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Osun Government suspends three school principals for allowing Pro-Oduduwa group to address their students

Osun State Government on Wednesday suspended three public school principals for allowing a pro-Oodua nation group to address their students. The government also dissociated itself from the group preaching disunity and secession to students in some schools in the state. The Punch investigation revealed that some people had early in the week visited the three secondary schools in Iresi, a ...

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Plateau Varsity students protest alleged rape of four female student

There is protest ongoing at the Plateau State University, Bokkos, following the raping of four female students of the University, on Monday night. The students who are residing off campus were said to have been abducted by unknown gunmen, r.a.p.e.d and dumped in the bush, late Monday night. The peaceful protest is said to have stalled academic activities in the ...

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10 Kwara colleges shut over Hijab reopen today

Kwara Government has announced that the 10 colleges involved in a recent hijab controversy should resume for the third term session on Monday, 12 April. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Kemi Adeosun, said on Sunday, said the decision was to bring students in the schools to meet up for the period when their schools were shut. ...

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Bad Boy Timz graduates from Bells University

Nigerian singer Olorunyemi Oloruntimilehin popularly known as Bad Boy Timz has obtained a first degree in computer engineering from Bells University of Technology, Ota in Ogun State. The 24-year-old fast-rising star posted his graduation pictures on social media on Saturday. “Engr. BadBoyTimz (Computer Engineering). Your dreams are valid #shockabsorbers,” he wrote.

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May/June 2021 exams unlikely to hold: WAEC

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says its 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates, earlier scheduled for May/June, may not hold. The Council’s Head of National Office (HNO), Patrick Areghan, gave the hint while announcing the release of results of the 2021 first series of the WASSCE for private candidates on Tuesday in Lagos. According ...

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Akeredolu instructs principals to refund WAEC fees to parents

The Ondo state government has ordered a refund of monies paid by parents whose children are to write the 2021 West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). According to NAN, Lola Amuda, permanent secretary, ministry of education, science and technology, gave the directive to principals and heads of public secondary schools in the state on Wednesday in Akure. She spoke ...

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Teacher disappears with N2m WAEC enrollment fee in Edo

A yet-to-be-named private school teacher in Edo State has allegedly bolted with N2 million meant for enrollment of students for the West African Examination Senior Secondary School Examinations (WASSCE). The the incident allegedly occurred at Gilgal Private School, Iguobazuwa, Ovia South-west local government area of the state. It was gathered that due to the lack of presence of commercial bank ...

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Kwara orders reopening of 10 mission schools shut over hijab controversy

The Kwara State Government has ordered reopening of 10 mission schools shut in February for refusing Muslim students to wear hijab. But late Tuesday night, the state government announced the reopening of the schools from Wednesday March 17, 2021. The schools are C&S College, ST. Anthony College, ECWA School, Surulere Baptist Secondary School, Bishop Smith Secondary School, CAC Secondary School, ...

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Auchi Polytechnic bans students from driving cars on campus

Students of Auchi Polytechnic in Edo state have been prohibited from driving private cars within the school. This is according to a circular dated 9 March, issued by the registrar, Dr. G. E. Ihiokhan. He cited intelligence reports as reason for the ban. “Following intelligence reports received by management, it has become expedient to put the following measures in place ...

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UI is best University in Nigeria again, ranks among best 500 universities in the world

The University of Ibadan (UI) has been ranked among the best 500 universities in the world and first in Nigeria. The ranking was carried out by  The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, which ranked more than 1,500 universities across 93 countries and regions. The ranking is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance ...

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DJ Cuppy gets into Oxford university for master’s degree

Popular disc jockey, Florence Otedola fondly known as DJ Cuppy, has been accepted into the prestigious Oxford University, England, for a master’s degree in African Studies.The star took to her verified Instagram page to share the news with her fans where she posted a video informing her parents about the development. In the video, the Gelato singer said, “Mama and ...

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2020/21 admissions: JAMB, institutions set June 15 deadline

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and heads of various tertiary institutions in the country have agreed to conclude all 2020/2021 admissions by June 15. The board made the disclosure in a statement signed on Sunday by its Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in Abuja. It said that public universities would conclude admissions a month before ...

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NUT, NANS threaten to shut down schools over abductions

The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have threatened to shut down schools over the abductions of students by terrorists. According to the two groups the recent spate of kidnap means that students are no longer safe. In an interview with Vanguard, the national secretary of the NUT, Dr Mike Ene and Southwest coordinator ...

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Rotimi Amaechi returns to school, enrolls as law student

Years after completion of his tertiary education as a graduate of English studies and literature, transportation minister Rotimi Amaechi has enrolled at Baze University, Abuja, as a law student. Mr. Amaechi received a bachelor of arts degree (honours) from the University of Port Harcourt in 1987. It is not clear the exact year the former Rivers governor enrolled in the ...

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NASU, SSANU suspend 3-week old nationwide strike

The leadership of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of non-teaching staff unions of universities has announced the suspension of its three-week old strike with effect from midnight February 26. JAC non-teaching staff comprises the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of the Universities (NASU). The NASU General Secretary, Mr Peters Adeyemi, said this while addressing ...

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UNN lecturer suspended over sex, pregnancy and threat to life

Authorities of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, have finally taken action against the lecturer accused of impregnating one of his students. Daily Post had reported that a senior lecturer at the Archeology Department of the UNN was arrested by the police for allegedly impregnating a student and going ahead to threaten her life. The lecturer, Dr. Chigozie Odum, was ...

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Picture of Nengi’s original Uniport certificate surfaces

The picture of the original certificate issued by University of Port Harcourt, Uniport to Nengi has surfaced on the internet.  Nengi earlier revealed that she was one of only 20 students to graduate with a 2nd class upper in a class of over 500 students. A lot of people however did not believe her as there had  been a lot ...

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Three students reportedly died due to suspected overcrowding while writing exams at Ebonyi State University

  Three students of the Ebonyi State University (EBSU) have allegedly died after they suffocated while attempting to write a GST exam in a crowded hall on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.   Footage shared online show hundreds of students struggling to get a space in the hall for the exam.   During the struggle, eight students reportedly fainted, some got ...

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JAMB to prosecute 200 exams cheats, budgets N100m

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Tuesday alerted Nigerians to the merchants of malpractices in the centres of its 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in some Northern parts of the country. According to the organisation, examination scam syndicates in the Computer-Based Test centres, which used to be in the Southern part of Nigeria, has now crept into the North. ...

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50-year-old woman enrolls at Ilorin Grammar School (Photos)

Aww, a 50-year-old woman has enrolled at Ilorin Grammar School Ilorin.   Mrs. Ajayi Folashade started her adult education at JJS2 [Junior Secondary 2]. She attends classes with children much younger than her own kids, but says she doesn’t mind as she is determined to make her life more meaningful. She also says she hopes to become a teacher someday. ...

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LASU postpones exam indefinitely as workers shut campus

The management of the Lagos State University has postponed the 2019/2020 first semester examinations indefinitely after non-academic staff shut the entrance of the university. The Punch gathered that workers under the aegis of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions have declared a nationwide strike. It was learnt that members of ...

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