Educational

Senate Moves To Stop JAMB From Admitting Candidates Below 18 Years

The Senate Committee on Basic Education has said it would work towards amending the law establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB to stop the board from admitting candidates below the age of 18 years. This was disclosed on Monday by the Vice Chairman of the committee, Senator Akon Eyakenyi, during the committee’s oversight visit to JAMB. According to the committee, ...

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‘From A Street Hawker To Master’s Degree Holder’ – Actress Abiola Adebayo Says Her Inspiring Story

Actress Abiola Adebayo has taken a trip down memory lane after her convocation from UNILAG. She revealed that she went from being a street hawker to a secondary school dropout before finally acquiring her university degree. Sharing a photo of herself in a convocation gown, the actress wrote: ”CONVOCATION AT LAST!!! A street hawker A secondary school dropout Then, a ...

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Nigerian Law School Releases 2021 Results as Over 1,326 Fail Bar Exam

A total of 1,325 persons have failed the bar final examination 2021 as the Nigerian Law School released results. The statistics by the Council of Legal Education showed that a total of 5,770 persons sit for the examination. However, there were 1,326 failures which formed 22.98 per cent of total participants. Twenty students (0.007%) bagged first class, 432 (7.49%) bagged ...

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Why there was poor performance – JAMB registrar

  The JAMB Registrar, Is-haq Oloyede, has blamed the coronavirus pandemic for the poor performance of candidates in the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination   While appearing on a live programme on a Nigerian Television Authority’s tagged “Weekend File”, Oloyede confirmed that this year’s UTME results were poorer than those of three years ago. The registrar said the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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Unclaimed Certificates: UNICAL threatens to publish names of 42,000 graduates yet to collect their certificates since 1980s

  The University of Calabar (UNICAL) has issued a three-month ultimatum to graduates who are yet to collect their original certificates. In an official memo dated June 25, the university registrar Mr. Gabriel Egbe, said that more than 42,000 unclaimed certificates is with the school. According to Egbe, some of the certificates date back to1980s and the owners are yet ...

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Mum who sold bread to sponsor sons education rocks his NYSC khaki

  A proud mum rocked her son’s NYSC Khaki, as he participated in the mandatory service year or Nigerian youths who are graduates. The elated mother had sold bread to sponsor her sons education. The Imo State University (IMSU) graduate whose real name is Akunna Chimezie Miracle gushed over his mother in appreciation of her love and support. The corp ...

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Sammie Okposo and wife celebrate 11th wedding anniversary

Gospel artiste, Sammie Okposo, and wife, Ozzy, are celebrating their wedding anniversary today. Sharing loved up photos of them on his Instagran page this morning, he wrote; ”it was july 1st 11 years ago i married my wife for life i found favour 11 years after we are still here still in love still crazy about each other God has ...

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Inmate bags PGD and Masters degree in Awka prison

Jude Onwuzulike, an inmate at the Awka Correctional Centre in Anambra  bagged two certificates from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Awka Study Centre. Onwuzulike was issued the certificates of Post Graduate Diploma and Masters of Science degrees in Information Technology. Mr Felix Edoka, Registrar, NOUN, while presenting the certificates at the Awka Correctional Centre, said the programme was ...

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Super TV boss murder: We cannot deny Chidinma, she is our student- UNILAG VC

Whether she is a part-time student or a full-time student, Miss Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu, is a student of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has said. Ogundipe, who addressed the press on the activities lined up for 51st (2019) Convocation Ceremony of the institution on Wednesday, said whatever travails Chidinma is going through, the university would ...

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Buhari’s daughter, Hanan bags Masters degree from Royal College of Art, UK (Phot

Hanan Buhari, the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, bagged a Masters degree in Fine Art Photography from the Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom yesterday. Hanan, who got married to Muhammad Turad Sha’aban, last year, graduated with first class honours from a UK university in 2019. In attendance were her husband, Muhammad Turad Sha’aban, her sister, Halima Sheriff brother, ...

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One shot dead as students protest tuition hike in Kaduna

A student of the Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, was shot dead during a protest on Monday.   It was gathered that the deceased had joined his colleagues, who were protesting hike in school fees, when security operatives made an attempt to disperse them forcefully.   When contacted, the state’s Police ...

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ABSU undergraduate dies after jumping from three-storey building

A 400-level optometry student of Abia State University, Uturu, has been confirmed dead after jumping down from a three-storey building. He was reported to be on drugs when he jumped from his lodge called Favour Lodge located off the campus on Saturday evening. Reports by students revealed that the deceased, identified as Francis Chibuike, in the video recorded after he ...

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Iyabo Ojo’s daughter graduates from Babcock (Photos)

Priscilla Ajoke Ojo, the daughter of Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo, has graduated from Babcock University. Iyabo Ojo announced the good news via her verified Instagram page on Sunday.   What can I say unto the Lord, all I have to say is thank you Lord. Thank you Lord, Thank you Lord, all I have to say is thank you Lord,” ...

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“God sees the WILL not the WHEEL” – Physically challenged Nigerian woman celebrates as she becomes a medical doctor (Photos)

A physically challenged Nigerian woman, Dr. Ejim Chinazom Judith took to Facebook to announce that she is now officially a medical doctor. She  studied Medicine & Surgery at the University of Nigeria Nsukka Enugu Campus, where she bagged an MBBS certificate. Sharing the good news, she wrote; “God did it, he sees the WILL not the WHEEL. The human spirit ...

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Student allegedly suspended for not welcoming President Buhari during his visit to Borno

  A student of College of Nursing and Midwifery has been allegedly suspended for not welcoming President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to Borno state last week. The student whose alleged suspension became effective from Monday June 21, was accused of disobeying an executive order to welcome the President on June 17. The ‘suspension,’ will last for one week and the ...

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“NIN uncovers 500,000 fake UTME candidates” – JAMB

  According to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the introduction of the National Identification Number (NIN) in the exam registration helped it to uncover over 500,000 fake candidates. This was made known by Prof. Isha’q Oloyede, the Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, during a press conference in Enugu, during his visit to the South-East to access the ...

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UNIJOS hires hunters to protect campus, hostels

Following the security challenges facing the country, authorities of the University of Jos have engaged the services of local hunters to protect students on campus and their hostels. The outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Sebastian Maimako, who disclosed this on Tuesday during the valedictory session to mark the end of his five-year tenure said, “It is no longer news ...

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Final year student to sue Akwa Ibom varsity over expulsion for criticising Gov. Emmanuel

  A final year student of the Akwa Ibom State University, Ekpo Iniobong, has decided to sue the institution over his suspension and subsequent expulsion for allegedly criticising the state governor, Emmanuel Udom, in a Facebook post. The 500-level student of the Department of Agricultural Engineering was first suspended by the management in September 2020 and then expelled via a ...

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ASUU set to resume fresh strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to embark on another strike over the refusal of the AGF to pay the salaries. ASUU threatened to begin another strike over what it called the deliberate refusal of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris, to pay the salaries and remittance of check-off dues of over 1,000 staff for ...

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Bolanle Ninalowo laments about his children’s school fees

  Popular Nigerian actor, Bolanle Ninalowo, has taken to his official Instagram page to lament bitterly about his children’s school fees. According to the father of two, he always has a mixed feeling anytime its time for him to pay his children’s school fees.   In his words; “You will think being able to pay school fees is a blessing… ...

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