JAMB: To be or not to be?

September 25, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Many prominent Nigerians, students and even the Senate, had at one time or the other, called for the scrapping of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Examination (JAMB). Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu examines reasons for the agitation. JAMB’s establishment The legal instrument used in the establishment of JAMB was the promulgation of Decree No. 2 of 1978 of the federal military government Read More

Forensic psychologist deals with criminal justice system – Prof Nweze

September 25, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Professor Amechi Nweze is national coordinator Nigerian Association of Forensic Psychologists (NAFOP), and senior lecturer at Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK). In this interview with Dominic Akpensuen, he explains the contributions of NAFOP to the recruitment of security personnel, rehabilitation of miscreants and criminal justice system in Nigeria. Excerpts. What is Forensic Psychology all about? When we first know the Read More

WAEC clears Adeleke of certificate forgery

September 25, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The West African Examinations Council, (WAEC has cleared Senator Ademola Adeleke, a governorship candidate of certificate forgery brought against him by two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In an affidavit deposed to by one Osindeinde Adewumi and filed at the registry of the FCT high court, Senator Adeleke was confirmed to have sat for the Senior Secondary Certificate Read More

Suspected EKSU rapists arrested]

September 25, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Female students of Ekiti State University (EKSU) felt relieved when a suspect who had raped many of them in recent times had been arrested. The 18-year-old suspected rapist, Chidi Okoye Christian, used to go to the off-campus residence at Iworoko community of the students to rape them at gunpoint in the night. Okoye has been on the wanted list of Read More

No student missing after hoodlums’ invasion – FCET Umunze

September 25, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The management of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, has reportedly denied the rumours that students of its school, (Demonstration Secondary School) have been taken captive by some hoodlums. Earlier, there were unconfirmed reports that 16 female students of the school had been abducted by hoodlums who invaded their school. However, the college’s Public Relations Officer Sam Otti, in Read More

FG doles out N800m for ABU eco project

September 25, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SFG) Boss Mustapha has on announced that the federal government had prepared N800 million for the execution of ecological projects in Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. Mustapha said this at the 13th Annual General Assembly public lecture held at the ABU main campus, Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna state. “Mr Vice Chancellor, I have Read More

NANS asks FG to prosecute finance minister

September 25, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Following the Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun’s resignation, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute the former minister over the forged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption letter. Adeosun tendered her resignation on September 14, 2018, 69 days after the details of how she forged her NYSC certificate were published. Read More

Council suspends Oke Ogun Poly mgt over salary arrears

September 25, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The crisis rocking the Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, one of the higher institutions owned by the Oyo state government, took another dimension on Thursday when the governing council of the institution ordered the management of the institution to proceed on accumulated 4-year annual leave. Members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Oke Ogun Polytechnic had embarked on strike Read More

191,445 students to benefit from El-Rufai’s free girl-child education

September 24, 2018 AbdulRaheem Aodu. Kaduna 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has directed full implementation of free education for female students in the state’s public secondary schools, the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Malam Ja’afaru Sani, has said. Sani explained that 191,445 female students currently in public schools will benefit from the gesture that would cost the government N143.587 million every term and Read More

Adewale presents NOUN’s 12th inaugural lecture Sept 26

September 24, 2018 Angi Onda 0

In furtherance of its strong commitment to academic pursuit, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is to hold its 12th Inaugural Lecture this Wednesday, September 26, at the university’s headquarters in Jabi, Abuja. A press statement by the NOUN Director, Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Sheme and made available to Blueprint yesterday said the lecture will be delivered by the Read More

Convert universities to polytechnics – Kadpoly rector

Kadpoly to protect students from lecturers’ excesses

September 14, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Kaduna has put measures in place to protect the institution’s undergraduates from lecturers’ excesses. The rector of the polytechnic, Prof. Idris Bugaje during a recent rector to students’ interaction held in the campus announced that the school management was ready to punish lecturers found guilty of any form of misconduct. Bugaje also assured the Read More

2018 Post UTME: UniAbuja’s peculiar approach

September 14, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

On yearly basis within the last six years, universities and other tertiary institutions conduct post-UTME screening for admission seekers, but the University of Abuja has a peculiar way of carrying out its in-house screening for prospective students. Taiye Odewale examines this unique method. While most universities, including first and second generation universities, invite thousands of their prospective students for post-UTME Read More

ASUU berates LAUTECH council chairman over salaries

September 14, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has berated the chairman, governing council of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, (LAUTECH), Prof. Dapo Afolabi, over his recent claim that staff of the institution have been receiving their salaries promptly. ASUU in a statement signed by its Ibadan zonal coordinator, Dr. Ade Adejumo, said it was painful that Afolabi was allowing Read More

Nigerian teachers choose education as an afterthought – Sirajo Sani

September 14, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Hajiya Mariya Sirajo Sani is the proprietress of Starfield College, Abuja. In this chat with Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu, she says a country’s standard of education is tied to the quality of its teachers. Excerpts. Educational background I attended Kaduna Capital School and Government Girls’ Secondary School, Bakori, before proceeding to Federal College of Education, Katsina, to read Mathematics/Integrated Science. I Read More

Current economic climate not conducive for business –Don

September 14, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Associate Prof. Hassan Ibrahim is the Dean, Faculty of Administration, Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK). In this interview with Dominic Akpensuen, he advises the federal government on a number of policies necessary to create investor-friendly climate for rapid economic growth and development. Nigeria’s benefit from the conference you organised The theme of the conference we organised in July is, “Managing Read More

Kwara teachers protest non-payment of salary arrears

September 14, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

SUBEB teachers in Kwara state Tuesday protested at the state capital, Ilorin, over their unpaid salary arrears, insisting that they would not resume for a new academic session as expected until all the arrears were paid. Spokesman of the teachers, Mr Abubakar Abdulwhab said Kwara primary school teachers had endured for long and cannot endure anymore. “Our staff members are Read More

Bayelsa to sack education officers for age falsification

September 14, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The Bayelsa state government has recommended compulsory retirement for about 158 members of staff of the post primary school board over age falsification and other offences. The executive chairman of the board, Dr Asiam Blessing Ikuru, disclosed this in Yenagoa during a press conference on the state of schools in the state. She said a staff verification committee has established Read More

Foundation donates library to Benue community

September 14, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The founder of Tanimu Foundation and a medical doctor based in United States of America, Dr. Sabo Tanimu, has donated an ultra-modern library to the community in the North Bank area of Makurdi, Benue state. Tanimu’s organisation has impacted positively on the poverty ridden North Bank community over the years in its various forms of human development designed to take Read More

WAEC condemns exam leakage

September 14, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has condemned the activities of fraudsters in the country. The body said these criminal acts were capable of jeopardising the performance of gullible candidates in the ongoing exam for private candidates in the 2018 second series in the country. Head, public affairs, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu, in a statement on Wednesday, said that examinations written Read More

4000 applicants scramble for 200 NDDC scholarship slots

September 14, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Over 4000 candidates have reportedly applied for the Niger Delta Development Commission’s post-graduate scholarship scheme, out of which only 200 would be selected. The commission’s director, Education, Health and Social Services, Mr Goshua Okejoto said 2,835 candidates out of the over 4,000 have been taken through electronic examination to enable NDDC shortlist the right candidates for the scholarship scheme. Okejoto, Read More

Student threatens supervisor with gun

September 14, 2018 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu Abuja 0

A final year student of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja) has reportedly stormed a female lecturer’s office and pointed a pistol at her. The lecturer, according to reports, is the student’s project supervisor. The cause of the student’s anger and rude behaviour was not clear. The yet-to-be identified student of the Sociology department was said to have stormed the office Read More

Oke-Ogun Poly lecturers denounce governing council

September 14, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) of Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, on Monday refused to sign the register opened by the governing council of the institution to compel them to end the strike they had embarked on over the non-payment of their 11-month salary arrears. It was reported that the governing council of the polytechnic had on Thursday after Read More

Scrap JAMB now, APGA chieftain begs FG

September 14, 2018 Uji abdullahi Iliyasu Abuja 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr Chinedu Ekwalo, has called on the federal government to scrap the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) now, saying the examination body has become more of money-making institution than a social service provider it was originally meant to be. Ekwalo made the call in an interview with News Agency of Read More

Let’s re-negotiate 2010 agreement, COEASU tells FG

September 7, 2018 By Martin Paul Abuja 0

Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), has called on the federal government to urgently resume renegotiations on the 2010 agreement reached with it to forestall industrial dispute. COEASU, in a communiqué issued at the end of its Expanded National Executive Council (ENEC) meeting, held at Akwa Ibom State College of Education, Afaha-Nsit, was jointly signed by its National President, Read More

Education problems in FCT huge -Wodi

September 7, 2018 Donald Iorchir 0

An educationist, Alhaji Abubarkar Kausa Wodi has said that the education crisis in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was too huge for the people to cope with. Alhaji Wodi who was also the ex national chairman, “Rice Farmers Association’ spoke in his Gwagwalada office and explained that, in the beginning, the indigenes of Abuja were given hope by the pronouncement Read More