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LASPOTECH to become university soon

December 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Rector of Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Olayinka Sogunro, has said that the school will soon assume a higher status of a university, which will run National Diploma and Higher National Diploma alongside BSc programmes. Sogunro announced this at a meeting of the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN), which was organised by the institution’s School of Communication Read More

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Why Nigerian varsities not world-class — Babalola

December 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Afe Babalola, has explained why it is difficult for Nigerian universities to make first 1000 in the world. Speaking at the second founder’s lecture he delivered at the University of Medical Sciences in Ondo state, entitled, “The Secret of Founding,” Babalola said Nigerian universities are facing mounting challenges which makes it difficult Read More

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Students commend BUK on hostel hygiene

December 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Students of Bayero University, Kano (BUK), have commended the efforts of the university management on the general maintenance of its hostels, describing the development as recommendable. The students said that the cleaners perform their duty twice a day therefore, they were overwhelmed with their sense of duty, because of way they go extra miles to carry out their duty. “With Read More

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Obasanjo now doctor

December 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is now a PhD holder. According to reports, Obasanjo has defended his doctoral thesis at the National Open University of Nigeria, (NOUN) where he sat attentively with a laptop last week. The research topic of the former head of state is speculated to centre around Christian Theology. Recall that in 2014, Obasanjo enrolled at NOUN Read More

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IBB varsity raises fees for non-indigenes

December 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The management of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, has increased tuition fees for new students of the institution who are non-indigenes for the 2017/2018 session. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Mohammad Maiturare, has confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna that the institution has raised tuition fees for non-indigenes. He said reviewing the fees Read More

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UNN to establish ICT academy

December 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese company, Huawei, to establish an academy for Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, signed on behalf of the institution while the Channel Service Project Manager Simon Zhang signed for Huawei. Commenting on the project, Prof. Ozumba said Huawei Read More

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Nigerian Army officer best PhD student in UK

December 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  A Nigerian Army officer, Lieutenant Colonel Sikiru Adepoju Mohammed has emerged the best PhD Engineering student at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. The officer also emerged as the overall second best student of the institution. Adepoju who got both his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and master’s degree from Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, has reportedly committed his Read More

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UBEC to reduce counterpart funds for states

December 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, has said that effort is being made to reduce the counterpart fund requirements to allow more states to access matching grants. Bobboyi disclosed this in the commission’s recent edition of its in-house news magazine. “Consequently, UBEC is currently exploring the possibility of the reduction of the counterpart Read More

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Make primary education compulsory — Northern senators

December 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Northern Senators Forum (NSF), has called for the amendment of the section four of the 1999 Constitution to make primary education compulsory in the Nigeria. This is contained in a communiqué signed by the forum’s chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, and issued to newsmen on Wednesday in Katsina at the end of their two-day retreat. The Forum also called for Read More

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NUC to relax criteria to access education fund

December 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

President Muhammadu Buhari recently organised a special retreat for the Federal Executive Council on challenges in the education sector during which participants urged the government to declare a state of emergency on education sector and make more investments in the sector. A former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Peter Okebukola, summarizing the major problem in the Read More

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NUC engages experts on academic publishing

December 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has assembled experts to address the reason why most academic works from Nigerian universities find it difficult to attract publication in renowned international journals. The workshop which was titled, ‘Academic Publishing for Junior and Mid-Career Academics’ was declared open by NUC’s executive secretary, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, in Abuja. Prof. Rasheed said the need to acquire Read More

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JAMB remitted N7.8bn to FG in 2016 – Oloyede

December 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Uji Abdullahi iliyasu Abuja The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it has remitted N7.8 billion to Federal Government coffers from the 2016 University and Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this when a delegation from national officers council of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) paid him a visit at the board Read More

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UI Communication students meet industry experts

December 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  Association of Communication and Language Arts Students (ACLAS) of University of Ibadan has organised a summit to interact with experts in media and communication professions. The symposium held at the First Bank Hall in the university was to give students the opportunity to learn from the industry leaders invited to the programme. The president of the association, Moses Richoffor, Read More

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FG lauds China over transportation varsity

December 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu Abuja Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has lauded the People’s Republic of China for its remarkable presence in the Nigerian real sector through the construction of roads, bridges and other social landmarks. The minister said this in his office while addressing the Chinese delegation made of the Central South University (CSU) and the Chinese Civil Read More

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Bauchi emir tasks govts on quality education

December 14, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja Emir of Bauchi, Dr. Rilwanu Suleman Adamu, has called on governments at all levels to seek ways to improve the quality and standard of education in the country in order to cope with the emerging global challenges. The Emir made this call in Abuja recently at the 6th annual congress of the Association of Bauchi State Read More

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Fortune and misfortune of Nigerian education sector

December 13, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Education is said to be the key to success. Many who made it through today in one way or the other, education played a significant role in the attainment of their goal and others through their inborn hardworking spirit and zeal. Do we now presume that education is an additional effort individual embedded in them to have full potential that Read More

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UTME: Beware of fake question papers, JAMB warns

December 13, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu Abuja Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned prospective candidates for the 2018 unified tertiary matriculation examinations (UTME) to steer clear of fake past questions that were being circulated with the intention to dupe unsuspecting candidates. JAMB’s head of media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, gave the warning yesterday in Abuja in a chat with Blueprint. Benjamin Read More

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African Int’l University Conducts Screening for Foundational Students

December 11, 2017 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 1

African International University, Toru- Orua  Bayelsa State,  has conducted screening  exercise  for about 622 intending students into the  foundation school of the University. Conducting the  exercise at St Jude’s Secondary School Amarata Yenagoa, the Registrar  Mensa Francis assured the  students of government’s commitment to a  qualitative education. Benaiah Oye who spoke unbehalf of the Registrar  stated that  upon completion of Read More

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NUC okays facilities at Niger varsity

December 11, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  By Aideloje Ojo Minna Various accreditation teams from the National Universities Commission (NUC) who have been in IBB University for assessment and peer review of its academic programmes and learning facilities have expressed satisfaction with the level of world-class facilities provided at the Institution. Chairman of the team to the Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Prof. Aminu Read More

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Day Kano emir campaigned for maternal, child health and girls-child education in Ajingi

December 7, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Emir of Kano, HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II, was recently in Ajingi LGA of Kano State where he sensitised his subjects on the critically-important issues of maternal and child healthcare, women’s rights including girl-child education. ADAM ALQALI reports The community sensitization outreach which was organized by the Kano Emirate Council Committee on Health (KECCoH) and the development Research and Projects Centre Read More

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FG okays six new private varsities

December 6, 2017 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the establishment of six new private universities in some parts of the country. The universities are Admiralty Univerity in Ibusa, Delta state; Spiritan University in Nneochi, Abia state; Precious Cornerstone University in Ibadan, Oyo state; Pamo University of Medical Sciences in Port Harcourt, Rivers state; Atiba University Read More

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OAU students to proceed on compulsory holiday

December 5, 2017 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

The Senate of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, has directed students to proceed on an “End of the Year” break with immediate effect. This decision according to the release by the school Public Relations Officer, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju, was reached at the Senate emergency meeting held on Tuesday, 5th December, 2017. The Non-Teaching Staff, which comprises  Non Academic Staff Union Read More

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‘Sokoto varsity to introduce new courses in 2019’

December 5, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto Sokoto state University would propose additional undergraduate programmes for the 2019 academic session, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sani Muhammed Dangoggo, has disclosed. Dangoggo, who made the disclosure yesterday when he received members of Senior Course 40, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, during a study tour to the state, said the new courses were Read More

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FUT VC seeks media support for progress

December 4, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Aideloje Ojo Minna The newly sworn in Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, Prof Abdullahi Bala, has solicited the cooperation and support of journalists in ensuring successful tenure. Prof Bala stated this at the weekend in a dinner with media men, organised by his predecessor, Prof Musbau Akanji, in Minna. He explained that the relationship Read More

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Group hails UniAbuja VC over infrastructure dev’t

December 4, 2017 Martin Paul 0

  By Martin Paul Abuja A group known as Friends and Well Wishers of University of Abuja, has called on the university management to sustain the tempo of infrastructural development pioneered by incumbent Vice Chancellor, Prof Michael Adikwu. In a statement at the weekend, the group said the strides the university had witnessed in recent times were worthy of transforming Read More

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