Educational

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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NUC transfers ownership of LAUTECH to Oyo state government

Osun State Government has lost its joint ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Science and Technology LAUTECH with Oyo State Government as the National Universities Commission, NUC,has given the latter full ownership while it stopped the former   The commission on Friday, said henceforth, Oyo State would have full ownership of the institution which the two states have been maintaining ...

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FG offers ASUU N65bn to end strike

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been offered N65 billion for Earned Academic Allowance and revitalisation by the Federal Government in a bid to end ASUU strike. Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari  offered the lecturers N65 billion for Earned Academic Allowance and revitalisation on Friday, November 20. This online news platform understands that apart from ...

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NYSC issues warning to filmmakers using ‘corps members’ uniform in movies

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged filmmakers to always seek proper approval before using corps members’ uniforms while shooting their movies.   Mr Christian Oru, NYSC Assistant Director of Legal Services, said this in Lagos during a meeting between the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and creative industry stakeholders. Oru said the illegal use of its ...

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ASUU’s proposed payment platform has no hardware backing — Ngige

  The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has expressed that the payment platform proposed by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) does not have hardware backing. Recall that the union has been on strike for over eight months in protest against the Federal Government’s preferred Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). In a bid to solve the problem, the ...

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Wike approves reopening of nursery and primary schools

The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has approved the reopening of Nursery and Primary Schools in the state from the 23rd of November.   This was disclosed in a statement signed by Sir Chidi Adiele on behalf of the Commissioner of Education, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku. The statement noted that the resumption was for commencement of first term, 2020/2021 academic ...

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46,164 out of 70,580 pupils fail 2020 Common Entrance Exam

National Examinations Council (NECO) has said that 46,164 candidates failed the 2020 National Common Entrance Examination as only 24,416 candidates passed out of a total of 70,580 at for the examination nationwide The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, the Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Godswill Obioma, made this known Monday while presenting the 2020 entrance examination results. He said ...

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FG to engage 1st class and 2nd Class Graduates as Teachers

  The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, said teachers without requisite qualifications, competencies and practicing license are presently migrating out of the Nigerian Teaching Service. He disclosed this on Saturday in Abuja while monitoring the conduct of the 2020 October Diet Batch B Teachers’ Professional Qualifying Examinations, (PQE). “By 2021, we will not engage teachers if they ...

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Sacked UNILAG VC, Ogundipe, reinstated

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reinstatement of the suspended Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.   The President made this known in a statement by the Ministry of Education’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Ben-Bem Goong, on Wednesday. ”The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the report of the Special Visitation Panel to the University of ...

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Suspended UNILAG VC, Ogundipe may be reinstated today

Suspended Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, may be reinstated today (Wednesday), The Punch is reporting.   Officials at UNILAG and the Ministry of Education confirmed the development to Punch. The Punch learnt the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, is expected to announce Ogundipe’s reinstatement at a press conference on Wednesday. It was gathered that the press ...

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