Educational

UNN awards N1,000 to best graduating students as prizes

  The University of Nigeria Nsuka, UNN is being criticized on social media after it was revealed that the school awards a sum of N1000 and N1500 to its best graduating students in several categories. The 49th convocation of the University of Nigeria, Enugu State, held last Thursday. According to SaharaReporters, parents and visitors were disappointed and angry that the ...

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Bandits attack: Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic suspends academic activities

The management of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria in Kaduna State on Thursday announced the indefinite suspension of academic activities following the attack on the institution by suspected bandits. Mallam Mahmud Kwarbai, Information and Protocol Officer of the Institution made this known in a statement on Friday. Suspected bandits attacked the Polytechnic, killed one student, abducted two staff and other students. ...

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Abductors of UNIJOS don Dan Ella demands N10m

Abductors of Dr Dan Ella, a lecturer in the Department of Theatre Art, University of Jos (UNIJOS), have demanded N10 million to secure his release. Dr Lazarus Maigoro, Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) of the institution, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos. NAN reports that gunmen abducted Ella ...

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JUST IN: Polytechnic Lecturers Suspend Strike

Lecturers under the auspices of Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnics (ASUP) have suspended their 65-day old strike.   National Publicity Secretary of ASUP, Abdullahi Yalwa, who announced this, said the union suspended the strike following an appraisal of the report indicating the gradual implementation of the items contained in the Memorandum of Action signed between the Union and the Federal ...

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Kaduna State University suspends undergraduate academic activities indefinitely

The Kaduna State University (KASU) has suspended academic activities for its undergraduate students indefinitely. KASU Registrar, Samuel Manshop, disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement in Kaduna. Mr Manshop, who did not give reasons for the suspension, however, said academic activities would continue for postgraduate programmes, college of medicine, pharmaceutical sciences and part-time programmes. “The management of KASU wishes to ...

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I can’t accept honorary degree while Nigeria isn’t secure, Tambuwal tells varsities

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has declined the proposed conferment of an honorary degree on him by the Nahda International University College, NIUC, Khartoum, Sudan. The award has been slated as part of the graduation ceremony of thirty eight students of Sokoto State extraction who bagged degrees in Medicine/Surgery, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Laboratory Sciences and Information Communication Technology (ICT) ...

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UNILAG dismisses two lecturers in sex-for-grades scandal

The University of Lagos has dismissed two lecturers who were indicted in a s.e.x-for-grade scandal that rocked the institution in 2019. The indicted lecturers, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo, were caught on camera demanding s3x from an undercover reporter acting as an admission-seeking ‘student’ in a BBC report. Igbeneghu was a lecturer in the Department of European ...

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20-year-old Nigerian emerges U.S varsity’s 2021 overall best student

A 20-year-old Ijaw student from Rivers State, Miss Alaba Ann Tam Danagogo, is the 2021 overall best scholar at the Syracuse University in New York, the United States of America (U.S.A). Graduating with distinctions in Biology Major and Minor in English and Textual Studies, among other academic accomplishments, Alaba was also awarded the prestigious 1870 scholarship by the university for ...

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Why I fled from the university – Dakore finally speaks out

Nollywood actress, Dakore Egbuson-Akande has opened up on why she had to flee from the University. Many people got shocked when the news that Dakore Akande did not have a University degree and was a school dropout. In an interview with Chude, the actress spoke about how and why she dropped out of school. She also disclosed the experience her ...

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LAUTECH: Seyi Makinde announces 25% school fees reduction

  Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has announced the 25% reduction in the tuition fees of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH). This was made known as the Governor visited the institution which is now under the full ownership of Oyo state. Seyi Makinde made this known on Twitter as he shared images from his visit to the ...

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Senate approves upgrade of Ilaro Poly to University status

  The Senate on Tuesday read for a third time and passed a Bill which seeks to upgrade the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, to a University of Technology. The Bill titled: “A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of Federal University of Technology, Ilaro and for other matters connected therewith” was sponsored by Senator Solomon Adeola ...

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FUOYE suspends lecturer over alleged sexual harassment

The Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has suspended one of its lecturers, Dr. Jonathan Mbachaga, over alleged sexual harassment. Mbachaga was, until his suspension, an Associate Professor in the institution’s Department of Theatre and Media Arts. A statement signed by the Chief Information Officer to the Vice Chancellor, Mr Foluso Ogunmodede, on Tuesday, said Mbachaga’s suspension came after a committee inaugurated ...

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KASU students block road to Govt house in protest over hike tuition fees

Students of the Kaduna State University (KASU) on Tuesday blocked the main road leading to the Government House in Kaduna, the state capital in protest over an increase in their tuition fees. The state-owned tertiary institution recently announced an increase of its annual school fee of N26,000 by almost 600%. According to the proposed new tuition fees, indigenous students studying ...

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Nollywood actress Eucharia Anunobi bags PhD

Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi has bagged a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in Christian education and ministerial acts from Kingdom Life Bible College and Seminary International. The movie star revealed the good news in a video shared via her Instagram page on Tuesday. Anunobi attributed her success to her determination to brave the rigours of academics. “This is not an award, ...

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ASUU elects Emmanuel Osodeke as new president

The immediate past vice-president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Emmanuel Osodeke, has emerged as the new president of the union. Mr Osodeke, a professor of soil science at the Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, was elected early Sunday morning during a three-day conference of the union which held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra ...

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2021 UTME: No further extension for registration – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it will no longer extend the closing date for candidates registering for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry (DE) applications. The board made this known in its Weekly Bulletin, published by the office of the Registrar and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on ...

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University workers demand licensed guns to secure tertiary institutions

Non-teaching workers of public universities have expressed worry about the growing rate of insecurity in tertiary institutions across the country. The workers, under the aegis of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), expressed the fear that nobody, including its members, is safe anymore. They urged the Federal Government to approve the use of guns for security of campuses ...

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37 Abeokuta inmates gain admission into NOUN

  The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) on Friday said 37 of its inmates were admitted and matriculated into the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). A statement by the Public Relations Officer of NCoS, Mr Francis Enobore on Friday in Abuja, said this was the second matriculation ceremony at the Custodial Centre, under the auspices of NOUN. It stated that ...

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17 Kano male students arrested for harassing female colleagues

  The Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil has arrested 17 students and recommended them for disciplinary action for harassing their female colleagues over their dressing. The institution said following verbal assaults on female students by a gang of male students over “female gowns,” the school arrested 17 members of the gang. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof ...

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Nigerian man bags a degree at 66 (Photos)

A Nigerian man, Mr Olaseinde has bagged a degree at 66. He bagged the degree from Covenant University. His daughter, Oluwatosin Olaseinde, took to twitter to announce the news. She announced it praising her father and wrote; ”Congratulations to my dad on bagging a degree at the age of 66. We are super proud of our daddy. Our superstar and ...

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JAMB shifts 2021 UTME exam to June

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has extended the deadline for the ongoing 2021 UTME/DE registration exercise by two weeks. The exam body took the decision after a meeting with stakeholders following reports of widespread delay in the registration process among candidates for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, who announced the extension said the exam ...

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Ademola Adeleke is graduates from US college (Photos)

Senator Ademola Adeleke has just bagged a certificate from the Atlanta Metropolitan State College. He studied criminal justice, a five semester programme. Reports said the former Osun governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, who was mocked for being just a dancer, graduated on Friday, 7th of May. From videos and photos of the event, a crowd of Nigerians attended ...

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NECO releases 2020 SSCE results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Thursday released results for the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination for external candidates. It said 26,277 out of the 39,503 candidates who sat for the examination, obtained five credits and above including in English Language and Mathematics. The board’s Registrar, Prof Godswill Obioma, disclosed this at the council headquarters in Minna, Niger State, according ...

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