Educational

University of Ibadan cancels 2019/2020 academic session

The management of the University of Ibadan, UI, has fixed Monday, January 18 for resumption and cancelled the 2019/2020 academic session. The announcement came as the Senate of the apex institution approved a new calendar on Thursday. The school will be resuming on Monday to complete the 2018/19 session which did not end before the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ...

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UNILAG fixes January 25 for school resumption

University of Lagos, Wednesday announced its resumption date. Mrs Olufadeke Akinleye, Head of the Media Unit of the university said the institution would commence online classes on January 25 due to the second wave of COVID-19. University of Jos, on the other hand would resume on Friday 22nd January 2021. Disclosing this in a statement signed by it’s Deputy Registrar, ...

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Schools may not resume Jan. 18: FG set to review date

The Federal Government is set to review the January 18 resumption date for schools in the country following rising COVID-19 cases. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this in Abuja at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing. Adamu said the government was reviewing the resumption date for schools in the country. “On the January 18 resumption date, we are ...

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FG might extend January 18 resumption date for schools

The Nigerian government through its Ministry of Education has said the January 18 date for schools to resume is not sacrosanct. The government said a new date might be announced depending on the nation’s Covid-19 indicators. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, gave the hint on Monday in Abuja, at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) ...

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It’s unsafe to reopen varsities now, Covid-19 guidelines absent – ASUU

Branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday assessed COVID-19 protocols in the universities and said the institutions were not ready for safe reopening.   The chapters of the union, in separate interviews with The Punch, commented on the directive of the  National Universities Commission that universities could resume on January 18, but must adhere to COVID-19 protocols in ...

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Covid-19: NUC directs varsities to reopen January 18

Academic activities in the nation’s ivory towers would soon kick off with the National Universities Commission directing Vice-Chancellors of Universities to commence academic activities on January 18.   The announcement was in compliance with the directive of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Academic Staff Union of Universities had been on strike for about 10 months which was suspended on ...

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JAMB loses 3rd ex-chairman in 2020 as Prof Mohammed dies

Oga oh! JAMB has lost its third ex-chairman in 2020 ALONE as Professor Isa Baba Mohammed, Chairman of the 5th and 6th Governing Board of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) kicks the bucket. The 1st to die, Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe passed away earlier in the year, and so also the 8th, Professor Samson Ukpabi. He passed away this ...

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BREAKING: ASUU suspends strike after nine months

The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) on Wednesday “conditionally” suspended its strike, ending a protracted industrial action that started since March 2020.   ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja, explaining that the development followed with its National Executive Council (NEC). While warning that the union would return to strike ...

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MC Oluomo’s daughter, Nofisat bags a degree in nursing

  MC Oluomo is celebrating his daughter, Nofisat Akinsanya who just bagged a degree in Nursing from Georgia Southern University in the United States. Mc took to social media to say how proud of her he is and to wish her best of luck in life. The Chairman of Lagos state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers ...

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Lagos orders public, private schools to vacate Friday

The Lagos States Government has directed public and private schools in the state to vacate on Friday. Director-general Lagos State Office of Education Quality Assurance, Ministry of Education, Abiola Seriki-Ayeni announced the directive in a statement. “The 2020/2021 First (1st) term academic session for public and private schools comes to an end on Friday 18th December, 2020,” Seriki-Ayeni said. “Therefore, ...

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16-year-old pupil becomes Lagos one-day governor

A 16-year-old pupil of Angus Memorial Senior High School, Jemimah Marcus, who won the Lagos State Spelling Bee competition, will become a one-day governor. Marcus emerged winner on Tuesday after a fierce battle with other students. She was presented with a cash sum of N250,000 at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa secretariat, Ikeja, where the grand finale took place. Ajose ...

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Polytechnic expels student jailed for fraud

The authorities of the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State, have expelled Oladipo Juwon, a student of its Business Administration Department who was recently convicted for his involvement in cybercrime. The 23-year-old student was sentenced to nine months imprisonment or an option of N250,000 fine by a High Court in Ilorin, Kwara State on Thursday. Mr Oladipo was arraigned by the ...

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Katsina orders indefinite closure of schools over abduction

All schools in Katsina State have been directed to end their third term for the 2019/2020 academic session. The schools, which were supposed to end the session next week, have been directed to remain closed until further notice. Although no reason was given for the decision, the development is being linked to the Friday night bandits’ abduction of unknown numbers ...

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ASUU strike: UNIABUJA moves to virtual classroom

The University of Abuja UNIABUJA, has moved to virtual classroom. The VC said the university had developed an effective and trustworthy virtual teaching system for its students to ensure the process of teaching and learning was not disrupted currently and in future. It said more than 5,000 students are receiving lectures from adjunct staff following the strike embarked on by ...

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UNIBEN Post-UTME candidates’ to write another test as school’s server collapses with no hope

The fate of hundreds of post-UTME candidates who sat for the examination in the University of Benin, UNIBEN, on Tuesday, December 8 is uncertain as it was gathered on Wednesday that the servers of the school collapsed.   A Short Messaging Service, SMS, sent out on Wednesday afternoon directed the affected candidates, who came from all parts of the country ...

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ASUU Strike: We will shut down all private universities — NANS President

The new President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon, has vowed to shut down all private universities in the country should the nine-month strike embarked on by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities continue. The NANS president said this while speaking with The PUNCH. He lamented that the ongoing strike is the longest industrial action ...

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Bayelsa orders private schools to waive first term fees

Private schools in Bayelsa State will not charge first term school fees for the 2020/2021 academic session, but will only collect third term fees for the just-concluded session. This decision was reached during a meeting at the Education House in Yenagoa between the state Ministry of Education and the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Nigeria Union of Teachers, ...

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University of Ibadan Senate appoints Ekanola as Acting VC

The Senate of the University of Ibadan on Monday elected an Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Adebola Babatunde Ekanola.   Ekanola until his appointment was the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics. Five Professors had indicated interest in succeeding the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka whose tenure expired on the 30th of November, 2020. Ekanola scored 275 votes to defeat four other rivals ...

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Don Jazzy says he’s happy even without marriage, children

Mavin Records boss, Michael Ajereh, aka Don Jazzy in a new interview revealed he is very happy even without marriage and children.   Don Jazzy turned 38 on Thursday, November 26, 2020. A party was held for him and his father, who shares the date with him, and he tells Chijekwu Michael about the highlights of his career and life ...

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ASUU agrees to call off strike as FG offers N70bn

Striking lecturers under the umbrella of The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have agreed to resume academic activities.   They accepted to call off the eight-month strike after the Federal Government increased its offer to the union to N70bn. The decision followed a meeting with the government team led by Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in Abuja, ...

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No agreement yet to suspend strike ― ASUU

  President of ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, who reacted to claims that the ASUU strike might be suspended soon, stated that no agreement has been reached with the federal government. Prof Biodun Ogunyemi who spoke with Tribune, disclosed that the team that represented the union at the meeting with representatives of government had no final say over calling off the ASUU strike action. ...

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VC race: Soldiers, DSS storm UI over selection

Security agents including soldiers, officers of the Department of State Services have stormed the University of Ibadan.   They stormed the University this afternoon. Daily Post reports that the security agents are currently at the Institution due to the selection of the new Vice-Chancellor of the University. The tenure of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka expires on November 30th. ...

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Update: Kidnapped ABU students regain freedom after N9m ransom

Nine French language students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria kidnapped last Sunday have been confirmed freed. The nine students were on the way to Lagos for an immersion programme at the Nigerian French Language Village (NFLV) in Badagry when they came under attack by kidnappers along the Kaduna-Abuja highway. Kaduna State Government confirmed two persons died during the incident ...

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