Educational

Nigerian dad reacts after he went to his child’s PTA meeting and found 4% of those in attendance were men

A father who went for his child’s PTA meeting and noticed that only 4% of parents in attendance were fathers has said it is “unacceptable” and he shared a thread suggesting how fathers can be more involved in parenting.   Ayo Bankole tweeted: “So I attended my first Parents’ meeting at my son’s school. Only 4% of attendees were Fathers. Even ...

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Entrepreneur Mark Essien advises his followers on what they can do to make their wildest dreams come true

Mark Essien, the CEO of Hotels.ng, shared a thread advising his followers on how they can achieve their wildest dreams.   He began by tweeting: “Too many people do not believe in themselves. Say to yourself: I will buy a house in Eko Atlantic City. Because if you don’t believe that, it will surely never happen.”   When followers argued ...

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”Delay is not denial” Nigerian lady who failed JAMB on her first attempt, rejoices as she bags first class and graduates top in her department

Toun Banjo, a Nigerian lady has taken to her Twitter handle to express her joy at becoming a first class graduate and best graduating student of her department despite failing the Joint Admission and Matriculation JAMB examination on her first attempt.   Posting photos from her graduation online, Toun wrote Delay is not denial! I failed my First JAMB, scored a ...

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Futo student builds an airplane for final year project, successfully test runs it (video)

A Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) final year student of mechanical engineering was spotted in a viral video test running an aeroplane prototype he built for his final year project defence.   The aeroplane prototype flew to the amazement of his friends who turned up to support him. His name was however not immediately available.   Here is the ...

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Finance professor, Dr. Tayo Oyedeji shocks followers as he says, “Renting is wiser for most. Home ownership is mostly a bad business”

Dr. Tayo Oyedeji, a former professor at the University of Gerogia in the US, has said that, contrary to popular belief, “home ownership is mostly a bad business.”   The Oxford-educated entrepreneur, who authored the book ‘How I Retired at 40’ shocked his followers when he made the revelation on Twitter and gave reasons.   He wrote:   Renting is ...

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12-year-old Nigerian boy wins Special Recognition award for discovering a new Mathematics formula

A 12-year-old Nigerian boy, Chika Ofili has been awarded the TruLittle Hero award for discovering a new way to divide in mathematics.   Chika’s mathematic’s teacher, Miss Mary Ellis who is also the head of the mathematics department at Westminster Under School said he (Chika) discovered the new formula while solving a holiday assignment.     She revealed that she gave Chika a ...

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Little groundnut seller who pleaded to sign on a graduate’s shirt because she wants to be like him one day, awarded scholarship

The little groundnut seller who pleaded to sign on the shirt of a Federal University of Technology (FUTMinna) graduate because she wants to be like him one day, has been awarded scholarship.   Facebook user, Dio Peter Omotolani disclosed that the girl who was invited to University radio station for an interactive session few days ago is now a student ...

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Ado Poly shut, SUG disbanded over students’ protest

The Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, has been shut on the orders of the authorities of the institution and the Students’ Union Government (SUG) has also been banned by management, with immediate effect.   The actions followed the violent protest staged on Friday, November 1st by the students over alleged meddling of management in the affairs of the SUG, including alleged ...

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FUNAAB student expelled over his post on insecurity and police harassment in the school

A Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, student identified as Ifemosu Michael has reportedly been expelled over his post on insecurity and police harassment in the school.   In a letter which conveyed message of his expulsion, Ifemosu was accused of raising allegations and misrepresenting facts about the institution.   The student who however denied the allegation, stated that he was expelled for calling ...

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Best graduating medical student from ABU Zaria scoops 13 awards after emerging best in all the medical school subjects

  A young man has become a sensation both online and offline after he emerged best graduating student from Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, in Zaria.   Sale Muhammed Dandashire, is the best graduating medical student 2019, ABU Medical School, Zaria. Not only that, he also emerged the Best in physiology, best in Surgery, best in Haematology, best in Anatomy, best ...

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Rapper Chinko Ekun concludes his NYSC

Chinko Ekun has completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme he started off in 2018.   The rapper who was deployed to Lagos for his service year, shared a photo from his Passing Out Parade with the caption “Every finish line is the beginning of a new race .#MAFO . #NYSC done”.  

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Joro Olumofin pens open letter to Nigerian men about spending money or projecting cash to the women they are interested in

Relationship expert, Joro Olumofin, has taken to Instagram to pen an open letter to men about spending money or projecting cash or gifts to the women they are interested in. Read his full post below.  Letter to Nigerian men. “Don’t start with spending money or projecting cash or gifts to a lady you are interested in” Based on Psychological principles such ...

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Yobe state adopts Hausa as medium of instruction in public schools

Yobe State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), chairman, Goni Ibrahim has announced the adoption of Hausa language as the medium of instruction for public primary schools in the state.   The SUBEB Chairman who was represented at the Master Trainers workshop for teachers in Bauchi by Sama’ila Machina the Director Social Mobilization of the board, said they adopted Hausa as the medium of ...

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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Obi of Onitsha, and Sultan of Sokoto conferred with honorary doctorate degree at Afe Babalola University

  Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Obi of Onitsha and the Sultan of Sokoto were conferred with honorary Doctorate degrees at the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti. The University had its graduation ceremony on Monday, October 21, 2019 and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the Obi of Onitsha, and the Sultan of Sokoto were three of the four conferred with honorary Doctorate ...

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Exam Malpractice: UI’s Vice-Chancellor hands over six officials to DSS over aiding studnets to cheat

Prof Idowu Olayinka, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, has handed over six officials of its Distance Learning Center to the Department of the State Security over examination malpractice.   The officials were arrested on Friday, October 18th and were remanded in the custody of the DSS before they were released on Monday, October 21st on administrative bail.   Investigation ...

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Governor Ben Ayade who is now a student of UNICAL, seen leaving school in a 20-SUV convoy (video)

The Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade who enrolled for a Masters Degree in Law at the University of Calabar (UNICAL) has been spotted leaving school in a 20-Jeep convoy.   The Cross River State Govenor said to have already started doing his assignments and also presenting seminars like a regular student, obtained his B.Sc. (Honours) in Microbiology at ...

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Nigerian educational system is in serious trouble – Soyinka

  Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka on Sunday October 13, raised an alarm over the Nigerian educational system which he said is in serious trouble.   In his speech at the presentation of a play entitled ‘Folly of Men’ (an adaptation of three plays from Soyinka’s ‘Trial of Brother Jero’, Femi Osofisan’s ‘No More the Wasted Breed’, and Bode Sowande’s ‘Mamiwater’s Wedding’) to mark the 90th ...

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We recorded 40,630 cases of malpractice in 2019 June/July exam – NECO

The National Examinations Council says a total of 40,630 candidates were involved in various forms of malpractice during its recent June and July 2019 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.   The acting NECO Registrar, Abubakar Gana, disclosed these in Abuja in a brief submitted to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on the mandate and achievements of the council between May ...

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ABU Zaria sack 15 staff for sexual harassment and other offenses

15 staff of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria were on Thursday August 26 sacked by the management of the institution over offences which centered on sexual harassment, negligence of duty and corruption.   The sacked ABU staff are reportedly from different departments and faculties in the institution and they were handed their dismissal lettter after its approval by the university’s Governing Council ...

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