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Ebonyi Poly laments academic union’s protest

By Egwu Agha Amarachukwu Abakaliki Authorities of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwanna Afikpo, Ebonyi state, has alleged that its Academic Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) branch has been well equipped with dangerous tools. This allegation came as academic statff of the school have been protesting the withdrawal of their special allowance identified as Peculiar Academic Allowance […]

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Senate considers entrepreneurship training for graduates

There is an indication that the Senate will soon begin the introduction of a three-month mandatory entrepreneurship skills training for Nigerian university and polytechnic graduates in its bid to mop up the reserved army of unemployed graduates occasioned by the growing unemployment rate in the country. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary […]

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Pan-Atlantic varsity holds first career fair

  Pan Atlantic University (PAU) will host over 50 local and international organisations to a full-day networking experience to connect undergraduates and employers, with the aim of bridging the gap between the students and employers. PAU will create a forum for the undergraduates’ quest for jobs and the employers’ search for the best of talents, […]

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Education sector determines country’s development – Don

A Professor of Veterinary Surgery, Yemi Akinrinmade has said that the quality of education of a country determines the success of the country in terms of development indices. Akinrinmade, who is the national president of the Methodist High School (MHS), Ibadan, said this at the 57th Founder’s Day Anniversary of the school. He said the […]

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‘Why credit in Yoruba now compulsory for admission in Lagos’

The Lagos state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan has said that Yoruba Language will now become a major requirement to engage in normal business communication in Lagos state and to preserve and promote the language in all schools across the state Recall that Lagos state government had enacted a law that makes it […]

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Anambra asses skills acquisition centres

  Anambra state government has commenced the assessment of all the skill acquisition centres in the 21 local government areas of the state with a view to equipping them properly. Special Adviser to the state governor on Youth Empowerment and Mobilisation, Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka. […]

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Nasarawa vows to arrest UNICEF school bag sellers

Nasarawa state government has vowed to arrest any person caught selling school bags with the inscription of United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) on them. The Permanent Secretary in the office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Dauda Sabo said this in a statement in Lafia, the state capital. Sabo said the […]

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Nigerian law schools provoking Muslims – MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has warned that any attempt to bar female Muslim law students who wish to use hijab from doing so by the Nigerian law school campuses across the country is an infringement on the religious rights of those students as entrenched in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. MURIC, […]

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Sokoto Poly’ll soon start courses in mechatronics, others – Rector

National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has granted approval to Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic to begin National Diploma programmes in Building Technology and Civil Technology/Institutional Administration. Disclosing this in an interview in Sokoto, the Rector, Aminu Ibrahim, said the accreditation was secured because it was fully funded and supported by the state government. “In addition, […]

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Kano buys houses for Qur’anic school

Kano Kano state government has purchased two houses worth N10 million, at Madabo Quarters in Dala local government area for Madarastu Babban Malami Islamiyya School to enable it to construct its permanent site. Similarly, Senator Kabiru Gaya, representing Kano South, pledged to construct four classes for the school, while Senator Barau I. Jibrin, representing Kano […]

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Help, grazing cattle destroying our farms – UNILORIN VC

Last Thursday, Professor Sulyman Abdulkareem, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, literally cried for help over destruction of the varsity’s research and training farms by cattle, grazing on the land Illegal grazing The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Sulyman Abdulkareem, has cried out over the alleged destruction of the university’s multi-million naira […]

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Why WAEC blacklisted 47 Kogi schools

Last week, WAEC blacklisted 47 secondary schools across Kogi state for examination malpractices, poor standards, and compromises, among other ills. OYIBO SALIHU writes on this and the measures being put in place by the state government to address the problem Examination malpractices Examination malpractices have been a cankerworm that has eaten deep into the fabric […]

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Science, maths education vital to nation’s economic devt – NTI

Kaduna The Director-General, National Teachers Institute (NTI), Prof. Garba Dahuwa Azare, has called for strengthening of science and mathematics education “for Nigeria to achieve the desired economic and technological development.” Addressing the Strengthening Mathematics and Science Education (SMASE) Cycle 3, 6th Cohort/Cycle 1 INSET Capacity Building Workshop for Teachers from the FCT, Anambra and Lagos […]

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Ex-minister stresses need for more science teachers

Enugu Former Minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji, has advocated for employment of more teachers in arithmetic and other core science subjects at the primary school level to revive science and technology. Nnaji, a former Minister of Science and Technology, told newsmen, yesterday in Enugu that the country “is not getting it right on its […]

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JAMB sells 1.6m UTME forms

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday said that about 1.6 million registration documents for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have so far been sold with two days to end the exercise. The board’s head, media and information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview in Lagos. It would be recalled […]

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Covenant varsity to represent Nigeria at world competition

Covenant University came first in Nigeria’s stage of the global CFA Institute Research competition in Lagos recently to emerge as Nigeria’s representative at the regional CFA competition in Dublin, Ireland, which will hold between April 4th and 5th. It beat University of Lagos and Obafemi Awolowo University which emerged second and third place winners, respectively. […]