Educational

How to spot drug abuse in children, according to NDLEA

An official of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Debowale Adegbite, has urged parents to watch out for withdrawal symptoms, to know when their children are abusing drugs. In particular, parents should be mindful of changes in the temperament of their children as it is a key indicator of drug abuse. Adegbite gave the advice at the Amuwo/Odofin Constituency 2, ...

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Buhari reappoints Oloyede as JAMB Registrar, others

  Professor Ishaq Oloyede has been reappointed as the Registrar/Chief Executive of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari, on Friday reappointed Oloyede as JAMB Registrar for a second term of five years. Oloyede’s reappointment was made public by the Director, Press and Public Affairs, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong. In a statement ...

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Unijos SUG protests as hoodlums kill another student

Students Union Government (SUG), University of Jos chapter has raised the alarm over the killing of another student of the institution on Thursday.. THISDAY gathered that the victim, a 100-level student of the University was pulled out of a tricycle and stabbed to death at Bauchi road axis of Jos. The student had reportedly boarded the tricycle from the Permanent ...

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One dies as cultists take over Rivers varsity

  Cultists have been on a rampage at Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) in Port Harcourt, the state capital. Daily Post gathered that the clash led to the death of one student on Thursday morning at the school premises. The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Omoni Nnamdi, confirmed the incident. He said one suspect had ...

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ICPC Arraigns University Of Calabar Dean for N20.6m fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged a dean in the University of Calabar, Prof. Francisca Ime Bassey, to court over her alleged involvement in a contract fraud of ₦20.6 million. Prof. Bassey, who is the Dean and Director of the Pre-Degree Programme of the university, was arraigned on Wednesday at the Cross River State ...

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Delta State Polytechnic students celebrate exit of Rector by sweeping main gate (Photos)

Students of the Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro, on Tuesday, celebrated the exit of the Rector as the institution was upgraded to the University of Science and Technology. Photos posted online show the jubilant students sweeping the Main Gate to express their happiness. It would be recalled that the Delta State Government had earlier disclosed plans to convert College of Education, ...

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JUST IN: UNILAG reopens hostels six weeks after covid-19 scare

The authorities of the University of Lagos, Akoka have approved the reopening of hostels to students from Thursday, August 26. The varsity’s authorities also okayed the commencement of the second semester examinations physically on campus. This was contained in a release to the students Tuesday night. The reopening is coming six weeks after the closure of hostels and suspension of ...

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UI to resume virtual classes after 3 professors die of covid-19

Following the loss of three of the institution’s professors to the rampaging coronavirus pandemic within days, authorities at the University of Ibadan (UI) have announced the adoption of a blended mode of teaching on the campus for the rest of the ongoing second semester examination. The decision was contained in a statement issued on Monday by the university’s Registrar, Olubunmi ...

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Unijos suspends second semester exams over Plateau killing

Following a breakdown of the peace in some parts of Jos, Plateau State after the killing of over 20 people, and forcing the state government to impose a 24-hour curfew on Jos North LGA, authorities of the University of Jos have suspended ongoing second semester examinations till further notice. The university announced this on Sunday in a statement signed by ...

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JSS1 student suspended for alleged indiscipline sues Ekiti government, seeks N15m damages

After being suspended from school for alleged indiscipline and her parents’ assault on teachers, a JSS1 student of Mary Immaculate Secondary School , Ado Ekiti, Gift Agenoisa, has sued the Ekiti State Government, seeking N15 million damages for breach of fundamental rights. In suit number HAD/01/CR/2021 sworn to at the Ado Ekiti High Court, on her behalf by Mrs Odunayo ...

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Drama as Governor Zulum conducts impromptu test for teachers (Photos)

Professor Babagana Zulum, Governor of Borno State, conducted an impromptu test for school teachers at Baga on Monday. According to Isa Gusau, his spokesman, the test was meant to determine the level of their qualifications and ability to teach. Zulum reportedly told the teachers that the essence of the aptitude test was not to sack anyone, but to determine their ...

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No NIN, No 2022 WASSCE, WAEC warns candidates

The West African Examinations Council has said the National Identification Number will become a major requirement for registration for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination with effect from 2022. The Head of Nigeria Office, Mr Patrick Areghan, made this known on Tuesday at a press briefing to announce preparations for the 2021 WASSCE. “Let me also use this medium ...

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Nigerian girl shines in London as she gets A*A*A* at Brampton Manor Academy

A Nigerian girl, Oluwagbemileke Moyosoreoluwa Oduwole has shined so bright in London after surpassing many and getting A*A*A* in her A-levels at the Brampton Manor Academy, London. This automatically earns her an admission to study Medicine at University of Manchester. Brampton Manor Academy, London, took to social media to celebrate brilliant Gbemi saying they are very proud of her. Soon ...

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UNIPORT Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Andrew Efemini Dies Two Days After Appointment

The Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Professor Andrew Efemini is dead. Professor Efemini died on Saturday, 31 July, at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. His death has been confirmed in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the University of Port Harcourt, Sam Kpenu. Until his death, Efemini was a professor of ...

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Yekemi Otaru: 42-Year-old Nigerian Appointed University Chancellor In Scotland

  An inspirational entrepreneur renowned for her passionate commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion has been named University of the West of Scotland’s Chancellor-elect. The university made this known via a statement on its website. Yekemi Otaru, a tireless passionate supporter of women in business and an active mentor of business owners in the world’s poorest countries, will formally take ...

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Freed Bethel Students To Write NECO Examination

The Kaduna State Government said it will ensure that the freed students of the Bethel Baptist High School write the ongoing NECO examination. This was contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Muhammad, on Tuesday. Muhammad said that the state government was working with the council toward this and that this was to celebrate the ...

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Van Vicker finally graduates 24 years after his mates got admission

  Popular Ghanaian actor, Van Vicker has graduated with 1st class honors decades after his mates graduated from university. He took to his social media page to share the emotional story of his educational journey. Taking to his Instagram page, Van Vicker said when his mates were enrolling to go to the university in 1997, his single mother couldn’t afford ...

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Dino Melaye Bags 7th Masters Degree

Dino Melaye, a Nigerian politician, has bagged his seventh master’s degree. Melaye, a member of the 8th Nigerian National Assem bly, was awarded M.sc. in political analysis from the University of Abuja. According to the picture posted by Melaye on social media, the certificate was dated 19th May 2021. “To God alone be the Glory forevermore,” Melaye captioned the post ...

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UNILAG Orders Students To Vacate Campus Over COVID-19 Third Wave

  Following the surge in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the emerging third wave of the pandemic among students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), the institution’s management yesterday ordered the students to vacate the campus by 2pm today. The vice chancellor Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe also summoned an emergency meeting of the school’s Senate on the development. Some ...

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