Aduvie students shine in Microsoft competition

June 13, 2018 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Students of Aduvie International School, Jahi, Abuja have emerged champions in various National categories at 10th edition of the Annual Microsoft Office Specialist Competition, Computer Fundamentals and Adobe Certification which was concluded recently. More than 500 students from 42 schools in the 36 states of Nigeria competed in the Competition. It was a record breaking achievement for Aduvie as out Read More

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Error on ‘First Class’ degrees, technical – UniJos

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The University of Jos has explained that technical errors caused it to wrongly allocate First Class degrees to graduands in its online portal. Premium Times on Saturday reported how many graduating law students opened the university’s portal to see they had been wrongly awarded First Class degrees. The university yesterday said it did not deliberately award the degrees to unqualified Read More

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Denmark Ambassador, UN others make case for Almajiri children

June 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Denmark Ambassador to Nigeria, Torben Gettermann, has expressed concern over the slow implementation of laws affecting vulnerable Almajiri children. In a tweet to commemorate the World Children’s Day, Torben said ‘Almajiri children need our protection and help’. Also, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed, said every child has the right to life of dignity and Read More

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We provide access to education for marginalised children’

June 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Gideon Olanrewaju is the founder of Aid to Rural Education Initiative, AREAi – a non-profit volunteer-driven social enterprise that seeks to improve the access and quality of education available to disadvantaged children in rural communities across Africa. He spoke to ADAM ALQALI about his organisation’s work How far have you gone in achieving AREAi’s vision of improving access and quality Read More

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Indigenes commence lectures in Benin Republic varsity

June 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Thirteen Kano state indigenes on Aminu Kano Foundation scholarship at ISCOM University, Benin Republic have commenced lectures. Speaking to newsmen on the sponsorship, the National Coordinator, Aminu Kano Foundation, Malam Ibrahim Waiya, said the foundation took the decision considering their brighter academic prospects of the students. According to him, the 13 successful students had passed the in house interview conducted Read More

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WAEC to release 2018 WASSCE result in 45 days – Spokesman

June 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has reassured that it is committed to releasing results of its 2018 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates in 45 days. The council’s Head of Public Affairs, Damianus Ojijeogu, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos. The council, he said, was Read More

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Make varsities centres of unity, cohesion, Enoh tells NUC

June 4, 2018 Kingston Obung. Calabar 0

The Vice Chancellor of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), Prof Anthony Owan Enoh, has charged the National Universities Commission (NUC) to make the nation’s universities to become meeting point where unity could be preached and enhanced. Warning that the country’s unity “could be given to dogs” if something is not done to salvage the situation, the VC called on Read More

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JAMB: No extension for DE application after June 4

The Joint Admissions and matriculation board (JAMB) has said that its Direct Entry (DE) application will end June 4 after which there will be no extension. The spokesperson for the board, Dr Fabian Benjamin said that the closure of application for DE became necessary in order to avail the board time to plan ahead for the 2018 admission process into Read More

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British educationist unhappy with Nigerian education

June 1, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A British higher education specialist, Mick Howarth has said that he is sad that Nigerian students travel abroad to get university education. Haworth said that Nigerian education system is not broken, but only has some difficulties and those who have the means send their children abroad at the detriment of the system. Howarth who is also the Director-General of Global Read More

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Nigerian varsity now among first 1000 in global ranking

June 1, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) has rated University of Ibadan (UI) as the 991st among 1000 universities in the world, the feat makes UI the only Nigerian university among the global favourites. The global ranking by CWUR is judged by seven different factors with research accounting for 70 per cent of the total score this year. “CWUR’s rankings Read More

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‘Teachers, others brain-drain to Sierra Leone eminent’

June 1, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

Brain-drain of teachers, doctors and other professionals is eminent following Sierra Leone’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Allie Kabba’s request for Nigeria’s assistance in areas of energy, education and health. Kabba, who made the call in Abuja when he visited his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama, said that the new Sierra Leonean government came into power on the basis of its manifesto Read More

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Education vital to human development – Proprietor

June 1, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

David Ihieke is an educationist and school proprector in Nasarawa state. In this chat with UJI ABDULLAHI ILIYASU, he talks about the significance of Children’s Day and other issues. Significance of Children’s Day Children’s holiday is very important to us at Destiny Kings/Queens. There is a saying that all work and no play make Jack a dull boy. We cannot Read More

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140,000 candidates register for JAMB direct entry

June 1, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

A total of 140,000 candidates have registered for the 2018 direct entry for admission into Nigerian universities, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has stated. A statement by the Board’s Head of Public Relations, Fabian Benjamin, which stated that candidates yet to complete their registration should do so on or before Monday, June 4 as there would be no Read More

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Salary deductions: ASUP gives Bauchi govt 7-day ultimatum

June 1, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi, has given the state government a seven-day ultimatum to refund deductions made from salaries and allowances of its members. A press statement signed by chairman of the union, Bala Yakubu, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi stated: The union observes with greatest dismay Read More

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TETFund mandate not for private varsities, teaching hospitals – Baffa

June 1, 2018 Martin Paul 0

B Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Executive Secretary, Dr. Abdullahi Baffa, has reiterated that the mandate of the Fund does not include intervention to private universities and teaching hospitals. Baffa’s stance emerged from his position paper presented at the recent public hearing organised by House of Representative Committee on Education over a Bill seeking inclusion of private universities and allied Read More

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Kwara government’s unending war against mushroom schools

May 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Describing the Kwara state government’s fight against illegal schools as back to back, UMAR BAYO ADBULWAHAB in this piece observes that presently, the doggedness of owners of mushroom schools in the state gives the fight against them a semblance of war without end Reminiscence In October, 2016 the Kwara state government shut down what it described as 88 ‘’mushroom’’ private Read More

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Direct Entry application ends June 4 – JAMB

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday announced that the Direct Entry (DE) application, which began in December 2017, would close on June 4. The Board’s Head of Media, Fabian Benjamin, made the announcement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. According to him, over 140,000 candidates have so far obtained the forms online. He Read More

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UI gets new deputy vice-chancellor

May 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Senate of the University of Ibadan has elected Kayode Adebowale of the Department of Chemistry as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) of the institution. A statement issued yesterday in Ibadan by the institution’s Director of Public Communication, Olatunji Oladejo, said the election held on Monday was well contested. The statement said Adebowale defeated another professor, Emmanuel Salako of the Read More

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Funding: TETFund, ASUU kick against private varsities

May 29, 2018 Taiye Odewale. Abuja 0

Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) among other stakeholders have rejected the move for the inclusion of private universities as part of the benefic.iaries of the trust fund. Also, the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) and the ‘Say No Campaign’ voiced their opposition to the move. The diff erent bodies made Read More

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MSSN calls for investigation of alleged tying of students to cross in Ogun school

May 27, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, MSSN, has called on all concerned authorities to investigate alleged harassment of students of Metorite Standard School, Ogun state, by the proprietor and a teacher in the school. The society also commended the police for their ‘quick’ action in arresting the suspects, insisting that the law must take its due course. They made the Read More

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Children’s Day: Aregbesola reiterates love for education

May 27, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has reiterated his commitment to children education as he gathered about 1,700 public school pupils in the state to commemorate the 2018 Children’s day with calisthenics display. Speaking at the Osogbo city stadium, Aregbesola said his administration would not relent in promoting education of children. He recalled that his government has provided enabling environment Read More

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Education minister’s daughter earns first class at American varsity

May 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Daughter of minister of education, Hafsat Jalila Adamu, has reportedly graduated with a first class degree in English Language from American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola. Miss Adamu was admitted to AUN in 2014, a year before her father became minister of education. The number of students who graduated from the institution stands at 158, out of which 136 had Read More

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FUTA students invent health device for Microsoft

May 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Two students of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), have reportedly invented a health device capable of reducing the risk of blood clot or deep vein thrombosis at Microsoft competition. The students, Taofeek Olalekan Afeez and Alayande Abdulwaheed Abiola, are said to have designed the device for the Microsoft Nigeria Imagine Cup. The duo are students of the Physics and Read More

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NOUN urges Northern leaders to embrace child abuse act

A senior lecturer in department of Criminology and Security Studies (CSS) National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Abuja, Prof. Sam Smah called on northern leaders to consider and implement the child rights act which has being passed into law since 2002. Prof. Smah made the appeal in Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK) where he reviewed a book written by Dr. Read More

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