UniCal matriculates 9,200 students

April 12, 2018 Kingston Obung. Calabar 0

The University of Calabar has matriculated 9, 200 new students for the 2017/2018 academic year with the Faculty of Education recording the highest with 2,226 students, seconded by the Faculty of Social Sciences with 1,125. Faculty of Pharmacy admitted only 45 students, being the least in the admission record. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Zana Akpagu, made this Read More

OAU to deal with lecturer alleged of demanding sex from student

April 11, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

Authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has threatened to deal with whoever is found culpable in the alleged audio revealing a lecturer in the university, demanding sex from a female student in return for grade. One Professor Richard Iyiola Akindele of Management and Accounting was alleged to be demanding sex from his student in an audio circulating on social media. Read More

RUTECH VC warns new students on vices

April 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Vice Chancellor of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), Prof. Owan Enoh, has advised the institution’s newly admitted students to steer clear of negative vices such as cultism, rioting and examination malpractice. He gave the advice yesterday in Calabar during the matriculation ceremony of 5,500 newly admitted students for the 2017/18 academic session. Enoh said the authorities of the school Read More

Why UTME 2018 candidates can’t access results – JAMB

April 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the 2018 Unified Tertiary University Examinations (UTME) candidates who could no longer access their results might have had their results withheld. The Board’s Head of Media, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday in Abuja. Some candidates had earlier cried foul, following the removal Read More

FG moves to secure unity schools

April 10, 2018 Agi Onda. Abuja 0

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has promised support for the security of lives of students of federal unity colleges and other schools in the country. The minister made the promise yesterday at the inauguration of the Committee on Security Education and an Awareness Campaign for Principals and Teachers of Federal Government Colleges, set up by the Ministry of Education. Adamu Read More

JAMB: Extending the frontiers of reform

April 9, 2018 Hamidu Dan Barewa 0

The successful and virtually hitch free conduct of this year’s UTME across the country seems to have been an anti-climax judging from the unusually calm response from the general public and the media. It is a far cry from the frenzied chatter of critics, complainants and allied wailers that has regularly swamped the JAMB outing like an annual plague, much Read More

IBB varsity alumni kick over convocation

The Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai, Niger state alumni association has expressed disappointment with the state government over what it described as “the lack of interest in the university education. Speaking through the President of the alumni association, Comrade Umar Saba Baba, the old boys’ body said they were piqued by the postponement of university convocation for the second time in Read More

North-east students brainstorm on solution to insurgency

Students of tertiary institutions in Adamawa have commenced debate on proffering lasting solutions to insurgency and challenges posed by displaced persons in the North East. The debate involving students of Moddibo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State University, Mubi, and Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, was organised by Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with the support of North East Read More

Kano varsity, NIIMA, Chinese coy partner on agric devt

April 9, 2018 Bashir Mohammed. Kano 0

Vice Chancellor, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Prof Shehu Alhaji Musa, has described agriculture as the main stay of any developing economy, the world over. Speaking shortly after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)between the University, NIIMA Investment and Cosgrove Technology Company Ltd, Chinese agricultural firm, held at Daula Hotel, Kano yesterday, Musa said the essence of signing Read More

Bauchi offers disabled persons free poly education

April 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Rector, Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (ATAP) Bauchi, Dr. Suleiman Lame has affirmed that all disabled persons in the state willing to study any course in the institution would do that free of charge. He said aside the disabled people, students wishing to study Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry Education in the polytechnic could also enroll free of charge. Lame noted Read More

TETFund boosts Fedpoly, Bali with N6.3bn intervention

April 6, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) commissioned 22 projects from the N6.3 billion intervention fund for the Federal Polytechnic, Bali, Taraba state. Executive Secretary of the Fund, Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baff a, who disclosed this at the commissioning of the 22 projects, the exercise was used as a way of encouraging the institution to become a Centre of Excellence in Agriculture Read More

NUC ranks FUTO top on open education resources

Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) has been declared the best in Open Education Resources ranking by National Universities Commission (NUC). This disclosure was made by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Francis Chukwuemeka Eze, during a pre-convocation press briefing of the institution. He also said that the result of the 2017 NUC accreditation showed that all the eight programmes recorded full accreditation Read More

Adamu laments low entry for NCEE

April 6, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

Education Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has expressed worry over low registration of candidates for the 2018 National Common Entrance Examination for admission into the 104 Federal Government Colleges (FGCs). National Examinations Council (NECO), the body empowered to conduct the examination, had scheduled Saturday, April 14 for the nationwide examination. Consequently, the minister has directed that registration portal should remain open Read More

Kaduna partners groups to empower 4,750 girls

April 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  Kaduna state government has concluded arrangements to partner with two Nongovernmental Organisations to launch the 2nd phase of Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprise, (ENGINE II) programme. The NGOs are Mercy Corps and Kindling Hope across Nations, (KHAN), which is to empower 4,750 marginalised in school and out-of-school girls in the state. The aim of the initiative is to Read More

NUC decries corruption in universities

April 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Students of the University of Ibadan have embarked on a protest against a 114 per cent increment in accommodation fee. According to the university official website, the hostel fee has been increased from N14,000 to N30,000,while medical students are expected to pay N40, 000 for the 2017/2018 session. The students locked the halls’ gates to express their displeasure over what Read More

UI students protest hike in hostel fees

April 6, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

National Universities Commission (NUC) said concluded arrangements to introduce anti-plagiarism software in the universities to check academic corruption in the system. Executive Secretary of the commission, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, said recently in Abuja at a workshop on “Higher Education Reform and Africa Centre of Excellence-Impact”, that there had been several anomalies being perpetrated by academics and non-academics staff in the Read More

South-east graduates jobless years after school – Zinox chief

April 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Chairman of Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh, has called on the federal government to partner credible businessmen and entrepreneurs from the South-east to save the region from looming mass unemployment and the attendant crisies. He made the call Tuesday at a convention held in Owerri, the Imo state capital, organised by the Owerri People’s Assembly, an apex socio-cultural organisation of Read More

VC explains bid to make UniLag world-class

April 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The vice chancellor of the University of Lagos (UniLag), Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has identified the establishment of the university’s own minirefinery as a way to make the school a world class institution. Ogundipe who spoke at the second Engineering Faculty alumni lecture said his plans towards making UniLag a world-class institution included building a mini-refinery and setting up of skills Read More

Kogi gov raises students’ bursary by 300%

April 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello has approved 300 per cent increment for payment of bursary allowance to Kogi state students nationwide. The initiative is for the benefit of Kogi state students in tertiary institutions across the country. Ninety eight million naira has been approved for the exercise covering the 2017/2018 academic session. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to Read More

3 states lead varsity admission in Engineering for 5 years

April 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

JAMB data, since 2011, show that three south-west states have been leading other states in university admission for engineering courses. The three states, according to JAMB data are Oyo, Ogun and Osun. Out of the 36 states in Nigeria, the three south-west states are reported to have maintained a consistent lead in admissions for engineering courses in 2011, 2012, 2013, Read More

LASU VC vows to deal with campus cultists

April 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The vice chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun has vowed to deal with cult members in the institution’s campuses, saying any student or lecturer caught involving in cultism will be expelled from the university. Prof. Fagbohun while speaking during a sensitisation tour against cultism, which took him to all the faculties in the university’s Ojo campus, said Read More

Enugu sacks 18 school principals over exam malpractice

April 5, 2018 Chuks Nweze. Enugu 0

  Enugu state government has dismissed 18 secondary school principals from their employ for alleged involvement in examination malpractices. The state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uchenna Eze, made this known yesterday during the commissioning of a six- classroom block built by the Enugu State Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) in conjunction with World Bank for Girls’ Secondary School, Ede-Enu, Read More

‘We have expanded the scope of researches at NSUK’

March 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Vice chancellor, Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), Prof. Mohammed Akano Mainoma, had a chat with EMMANUEL OLOGUN on a number of issues. Here are the excerpts. Sir, NSUK has become a centre of attraction, overshadowing other universities in its environs. What is the magic? We are motivated by our staff . There is a lot of teamwork going and people Read More

Don underscores importance of mathematics

March 31, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

A university lecturer, Prof. Samuel Iyase, of the Department of Mathematics, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun state has underscored the importance of mathematics in the development of science education in the country. Iyase said the low level of investment and underdevelopment of mathematics and science education at the foundation level, were reasons for the wide gap in technology education in the Read More