Educational

Renaissance University Enugu gives details on death of 400L student

The Renaissance University, Ugbawka, Enugu State, has provided details on the death of a 400-level student of the institution.   The undergraduate reportedly passed on at a private hospital after a brief illness. However, his death has generated several reports and claims. The University has now come out to provide information on the deceased and the efforts made earlier to ...

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Tope Alabi celebrates her daughter, Ayomikun as she graduates from the university

Nigerian gospel singer, Tope Alabi has congratulated her daughter, Ayomikun after she successfully graduated from BOWEN University, Iwo, Osun State.   Tope Alabi showered God’s blessings on her daughter’s life as she expressed gratitude to God for her daughter’s educational success. Taking to her Instagram page, she wrote; “To God be all the glory. Congratulations to my daughter @the_ayomikualabi_ on ...

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TASUED students storm Lagos, demand justice for Pelumi Onifade who died in police custody

Students of the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) have demanded justice for Pelumi Onifade.   The students protested at the Lagos State Court of Arbitration, Lekki, venue of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on SARS abuses. Pelumi died in the custody of the Lagos State Task Force. The deceased was reportedly hit by bullet from policemen deployed to a ...

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COVID-19: Oyo shuts down tertiary institution

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has shut down a tertiary institution following the discovery of a COVID-19 case.   This was confirmed in a statement issued on Saturday in Ibadan by Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Seyi Makinde on behalf of the Task Force. The statement noted that the Task Force has begun contact tracing ...

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Six secondary school students test positive for COVID-19 in Lagos

Five members of staff and a student have tested positive for COVID-19 in a secondary school in Lagos State.   The Lagos State Government made this known in a statement on Friday. The statement was titled, ‘Lagos confirms COVID_19 infection in secondary school’ and signed by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi.   It read in part, “Lagos State ...

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Gov Diri appoints BBNaija’s Nengi as Senior Special Assistant

Bayelsa Governor Duoye Diri has appointed BBNaija Star, Nengi, as his Senior Special Assistant on Girl Child . This was announced during her visit to the state governor in his office this morning November 6. Nengi was also announced as the Face of Bayelsa state. Her fellow former housemate in the BBNaija lockdown house, Neo, who is currently in Bayelsa with her, ...

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NECO examination to resume on November 9

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has fixed new dates for the suspended Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) across the country. in all states and the FCT from Monday 9th November 2020.   The NECO SSCE examinations were earlier postponed indefinitely on Monday 25th October 2020 due to security challenges occasioned by the ENDSARS protests which disrupted the smooth conduct of ...

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We won’t call off strike until FG yields to our demands ― ASUU

  The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has vowed to continue with its ongoing seven-month-old strike until the Federal Government yielded to it demands even if the strike will last a whole year or more. The Lagos Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, who lectures at the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Olusiji Sowande, gave this hint in a ...

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We Can’t Go Back To Class On Empty Stomach —ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has disclosed that they cannot go back to the classroom on an empty stomach insisting that the Federal Government should adopt its recently invented payment system for Universities, “University Transparency and Accountability Solution”, UTAS as an alternative to IPPIS. ASUU also maintained that the Federal government payment system IPPIS, which was made mandatory ...

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1.3 million pass WASSCE with the girls beating the boys

The West African Examination Council has released the results of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, with 1,338,348 candidates passing with five credits and above.   Mr. Patrick Areghan, head of the Nigerian Office of WAEC announced the result at a press briefing today. The result shows the girls beating the boys. Areghan said 1,338,348 obtained five credits, ...

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WAEC to release 2020 SSCE result today, November 2nd

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the release of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). According to the board, the results will be released today, November 2, 2020.  The result of the exam that commenced on Monday, August 17, 2020, and ended on Saturday, September 12, 2020, will be out today by 10:30am. Writing on ...

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Lagos directs schools to reopen Monday, November 2nd

The Lagos State Government has approved the re-opening of all classes in public and private schools across the state from Monday, November 2, 2020.   It said boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday, Novermber 1. Schools in the state were shut on October 19, 2020, following safety concerns after hoodlums hijacked the #ENDSARS violence. Commissioner for Education, ...

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FG and ASUU disagree on payment platform for N30bn allowances

  The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities have again disagreed on the payment platform which will be used in disbursing the salary arrears and the N30 billion earned allowance of university lecturers.   While the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige offered to pay the salary arrears and the N30 billion Earned Allowances of the university lecturers through the ...

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181 students, staff test positive for coronavirus in Lagos school

One hundred and eighty one students and staff of a private boarding school in Lekki, Lagos have tested positive for coronavirus.   Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said the cases were discovered during surveillance and case investigation in the school. Giving details of the investigation, Abayomi explained that a 14-year-old SS1 female student fell ill on October 3 ...

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Law student goes into labor during exams, she made sure she completed it and even wrote another the next day (Video)

A recent law school graduate wasn’t going to let anything stop her from completing the bar exam this month — even childbirth, lol.   Brianna Hill, who has a degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, sat for the first day of the bar exam on Monday, and halfway through, her water broke. The determined new mom said that ...

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ASUU tells Education Minister to resign and go into farming

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has advised the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, to with immediate effect, resign his position and return to farm.   ASUU gave this advice while reacting to a statement credited to Nwajiuba where he (Nwajiuba) told the striking lecturers to return to farm. Nwajiuba, while participating on a television program, had ...

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Rector of Auchi Polytechnic Dr. Sanusi is dead

                                                      The Rector of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo, Dr. Momodu Sanusi Jimah is dead.   He passed on Friday night at exactly 7.00 pm. Public Relations Officer of Auchi Polytechnic, Mr. Mustapha Oshiobugie, ...

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COVID-19: Kwara schools resume October 5

                                     Public and private schools in Kwara State are to resume academic activities on Monday, October 5, 2020.   A statement by the state Commissioner for Communications, Afolabi Oshatimehin, announced in Ilorin, on Wednesday. Tertiary institutions are however, expected to resume on October 12, 2020. The Commissioner said “With various trainings held for teachers, on how to protect themselves and ...

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Chinese teacher sentenced to death for poisoning children

                                                       A kindergarten teacher in China has been sentenced to death for poisoning dozens of children in an act of revenge against a colleague that left one toddler dead.   A court in the central Chinese province of Henan said Wang Yun put sodium nitrite into porridge being prepared for her colleague’s students, sickening 25. The attack took place in ...

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