ASUU worried over proliferation of varsities

June 29, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has expressed its disappointment in the emergence of a host of new universities in in the country, arguing that the establishment of too many universities is not producing the desired results for Nigeria ASUU chairman, UniLag chapter, Dele Ashiru noted that Nigeria has not achieved its national goals despite the establishment of so Read More

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Ekiti varsity best graduating student gets N250,000 cash prize

June 29, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The best graduating students at the Faculty of Arts at Ekiti State University (EKSU), Fashina Aderonke, has reportedly been rewarded for her hardwork with N250.000 The money prize was awarded to the best student as part of one Mrs Fluorence Olufunmilayo Akinyede’s prize award for the best graduating student in the faculty. In a letter signed by the university deputy Read More

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NERDC partners CBN to infuse financial education in school curriculum

June 29, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) in collaboration with the Central Babk of Nigeria (CBN), are working assiduously to introduce financial education into basic and senior secondary school curriculum. Acting Director of Consumer Protection Department, CBN, Mr. Yinka Ahmed, said at a workshop for the implementation of the financial education curriculum, (FEC) in Lagos. He said the initiative, which Read More

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June 29, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) University of IlorinScrap pension scheme – Unilorin SSANU chapter have called for the cancellation of the contributory pension scheme. The union said the scheme was only serving the interest of multi-national corporations and capitalists, while ignoring the pangs of hunger that attend the retired workers. The call was made at Read More

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Unilorin don gets accolades for community dev’t

June 29, 2018 Martin Paul .Abuja 0

A Senior Lecturer in the Department of the Performing Arts, University of Ilorin, Dr. Sadiyat Olapeju Shuaib, has been commended for her relentless efforts towards the development of Pakata community in the Ilorin West local government area of the state. At the maiden edition of a Quranic recitation competition organised by a socio-cultural organisation, “Pakata Patriots”, the President, Mallam Shehu Read More

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Strike looms in Nasarawa Polytechnic

June 29, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia chapter, has given the state government 14-day ultimatum to meet its demand or face industrial action. ASUP chairman of the polytechnic, Mr Paul Usaini, stated this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Lafia Thursday. He said the 14-day ultimatum followed the expiration of the 21-day ultimatum Read More

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FG urged to include gender studies in school curriculum

As Nigerian women continue to face gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the country, the project manager, Actionaid Nigeria, Ekanem Okon has charged the federal government to include the study of gender in General Studies in school curriculum in tertiary institutions of learning in order to safeguard the fundamental human rights of women in the society. Okon made this appeal Read More

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2018 UTME: ‘Only 25 per cent scores above 200’

The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is’haq Oloyede has announced that only 25 per cent of candidates that sat for the 2018 UTME scored 200; that is, Only 414,696 candidates, out of the 1,603,181 that sat for matriculation examination scored above 200. The registrar made the announcement on Tuesday during the policy meeting held at Read More

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‘Sustaining life-long reading culture’

June 29, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Continuous deterioration of reading culture is a source of worry to National Library of Nigeria and stakeholders in education, who commenced a campaign in Bauchi, on ways to arrest the trend and promote reading culture. NAJIB SANI reports Importance of reading Reading is an important activity that broadens person’s knowledge and experience. It plays a vital role in the development Read More

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FEC approves N133m exam malpractice device for JAMB

The Federal Executive Council yesterday approved N133 million for procurement of infrastructural facility and equipment for Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to check examination malpractices. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, who disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the weekly FEC meeting, said the procurement of the Read More

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Corruption in Education Sector

Establish state libraries commission, librarian tells FG

June 28, 2018 Auwal Ahmad Gombe 0

Gombe State University Chief Librarian, Jika Saidu Muhammad, has urged federal government to establish of the state commission for libraries that could be building a strong library network. Mr Jika, who disclosed this yesterday in Gombe during a delivering his paper titled at the occasion of 20I8 annual readership promotion campaign, held at National Library of Nigeria, Gombe state. He Read More

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NOUN charges scholars on African image challenges

June 26, 2018 Martin Paul Abuja 0

Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Abdalla Ahmed Adamu, has charged African scholars to find solutions to challenges militating against the growth of the continent. Speaking yesterday in Abuja at the opening of the First International Conference of Social Sciences, organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences of the university, Adamu said African scholars needed to “come together Read More

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Corruption in Education Sector

Kwara colleges of education begin strike

June 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Workers of the three Colleges of Education in Kwara have started an indefinite industrial action. The workers have accused the state government of failing to meet their five-point demands. A week ago, the workers under the aegis of Committee of Unions of Tertiary Institutions (CUTI) of Colleges of Education in Kwara, issued three days warning to the government. The News Read More

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Sex-for-marks: OAU sacks Prof Akindele

June 21, 2018 Lateef Dada 0

The authority of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife yesterday sacked Professor Richard Akindele, found guilty of demanding five rounds of sex from his student, Monica Osagie in exchange for pass marks. A statement by the University Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, said the erring professor was sacked for gross misconduct. “After thorough investigation, it was discovered that the said audio Read More

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Kano varsity VC tasks youths on education

June 20, 2018 Bashir Mohammed. Kano 0

Vice Chancellor, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Professor Shehu Alhaji Musa, has called on youths to strive for the best in the pursuit of education for them to stand on their feet in their respective careers. Speaking at a reception organised by people of Fagge community in hounour of Dr. Abdu Muhammad Yaro, who was conferred with the Read More

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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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