Students distance selves from plans to shut institution

May 11, 2018 Mohammed Yangida. Lafia 0

The Student Union, Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, has distanced itself from plan to burn down the institution if the suspended Rector of the institution Dr. Silas Gyar, was reabsorbed by the state government. It was alleged in the media recently that students of the school were threatening to shut down activities of the school as well as to even burn Read More

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Undergraduate ‘steals’ neighbour’s car

May 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A 21-year-old university student, Opemiposi Okunuga, who allegedly stole his neighbour’s car and resold it for N120, 000, was yesterday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. Okunuga, who resides at Oke-Odo, Abule- Egba, a Lagos suburb, is facing a charge of stealing. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The police prosecutor, Godwin Awase, told the court that the Read More

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Tax default: Osun govt accuses OAU of misleading public

May 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Osun state government has accusedthe management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, of misleading the public with the amount the university claimed it owed from unremitted tax. The university has said that it remittance to Osun state amounted to N384 million, but the Osun Internal Revenue Service (IRS) insisted on N1.8 billion. “The claim by the school is ridiculous”, Olugbenga Akano, Read More

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NSE honours Yabatech rector NSE honours Yabatech rector

May 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Lagos branch, recently honoured the Rector of Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech), Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe, during the 2018 Annual Public Lecture, Awards and Induction Ceremony. This was contained in a statement issued by the College’s Media Relations Officer, Felix Alade. According to the statement, Omokungbe is the first alumnus of the College to be appointed Read More

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Yabatech Bids first female rector farewell

May 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The management and staff of the Polytechnic have commended the first female rector of Yabatech, late Chief Mrs Felicia Abimbola Odugbesan, for her outstanding courage and determination to enhance the standard of the institution. The college management in collaboration with the Joint Christian Management Committee gave the commendation while organising during a farewell service of songs. Odugbesan served as the Read More

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Yabatech trains lecturers on open distance learning

May 9, 2018 Agi Onda. Abuja 0

The Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) has organised open distance and flexible learning (ODFL) training for lecturers of the institution with a view to enhancing maximum learning for all stakeholders. A press statement made available to Blueprint said the train-the-trainer workshop, organised in collaboration with the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) yesterday drew lecturers from 12 departments of the Read More

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Adamu tasks varsities’ governing councils on global

May 9, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has charged governing councils of 42 federal universities to work towards inclusion of Nigerian universities in global ranking. He gave the charge yesterday in Abuja, when he declared open, a two-day retreat with the theme: “Elements of Statutory Governance, Procurement and Financial Accounting in Nigerian Universities.” Represented by Minister of State for Education, Prof. Read More

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20,000 Nasarawa kids forced out of school

At least 20,000 pupils have reportedly forced out of school in Nasarawa state following the incessant attacks by suspected herdsmen on border communities of Benue and Nasarawa states. Blueprint gathered that in Awe, Keana, Obi and Doma local government areas of the state the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps located in these areas have no provisional arrangement to carter for Read More

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Fedpoly, Bauchi warns students against indecent dressing

May 7, 2018 Najib Sani. Bauchi 0

Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Arc Sunusi Gumau, has warned students of the institution to desist from indecent dressing and other unruly behaviours capable of attracting sanctions from the management. The rector gave this warning over the weekend while unveiling a billboard on decent dressing code donated by Higher National Diploma (HND) students of Mass Communication in the school. Read More

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Adeyemi COE students get life jail for cultism, rape

May 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Three students of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, have reportedly been sentenced to prison for raping female students of the school as part of initiation into cultism. The students, who claimed to be members of Eye cult group, raped many female students of the college during the initiation rites. Two students, simply named Malawi and Otuyemi got life imprisonment while Read More

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BUK VC urges students to promote folklores on social media

May 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The vice chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, (BUK) Prof. Yahuza Bello has appealed to students to share the cultural heritage of Nigerian people by promoting folklores on social media. Bello gave the appeal Monday at the fourth annual congress and 13th Nigerian Folklore Society Conference in Kano. Bello said that the social media folklores should be aimed at inculcating moral Read More

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ABU to run railway engineering course soon

May 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria has concluded plans to commence the teaching of railway engineering on its campus. To start this course in Nigeria, ABU authorities have sent a team of engineers to the People’s Republic of China for engagement with partner institutions. Therefore, Nigerian students who want to study railway engineering may not need to travel abroad for Read More

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VC harps on entrepreneurship education to boost economy

May 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Vice-Chancellor, Redeemer University, Ede in Osun state, Professor Debo Adeyewa, has called on the government at all levels to create conducive environment for the development of entrepreneurship education to boost economic growth of the country. This was as he reiterated that the country was blessed with talented people and professionals, who were ready to work for the development of Read More

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Association laments falling education standards

May 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Association of Christian Schools in Nigeria (ACSN) has lamented the eroding standard of education in the country and called for immediate return of core Christian values in schools as a panacea to curbing examination malpractices. The association also appealed to the federal government to stop the practice of recruiting nonChristians to teach Christian Religious Studies, but recruit qualified graduates from Read More

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Tax evasion: OIRS seals OAU’s admin block over N1.8bn debt

May 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Osun State Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday sealed off the administrative bock of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, over a N1.8 billion tax debt. The officials of the service, who came with policemen and NSCDC personnel, armed with court order, put the gates of the block under lock and keys. The Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, told Read More

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FG spends N138bn on basic education in 3 years

May 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The federal government said that at least N138 billion has been spent on basic education across the country in the last three years through Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) matching grants. Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said in a Workers’ Day message, that the amount was released to “help strengthen the education system”. Adamu, who disclosed this at the Read More

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Birmingham varsity targets Nigerian students

May 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Brimingham University Dubai has perfected arrangement to recruit students from Nigeria so that students in Nigeria will have the opportunity of discovering the benefits of studying at the University of Birmingham Dubai, the provost, Prof. Glyn Watson said. The first global top 100 and elite Russell Group university to establish a campus in Dubai, Birmingham will open its doors Read More

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FUNAAB VC encourages female students to report sexual assault

May 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The vice chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Prof. Kolawole Salako, has encouraged female students of the institution to report any lecturer who demands sex from them for marks or whatever. Salako said the act of making sexual demands from female students is an aberration which should not go underground therefore, urged students to report any lecturer found Read More

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31 bags first class at Achievers varsity convocation

May 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Not less than 31 out of 340 students of Achiever University, Owo, Ondo state, have been awarded first class degrees during the 7th convocation of the institution. Achievers University which commenced with 10 courses 10 years ago now has 22 academic programmes for admission seekers. The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Tunji Ibiyemi said 202 students graduated with second class Read More

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ASUU president wants randy lecturers named, shamed

May 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said randy lecturers would be exposed and shamed to serve as deterrent to those who have amoral tendencies on the campuses. He called for stringent punishment to be meted out to lecturers who demand sex from female students for higher marks. Ogunyemi, while reacting to the sex-for-mark scandal Read More

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ATBU graduates 118 with First Class

May 5, 2018 Najib Sani. Bauchi 0

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi, said it has graduated a total of 118 students with First Class in the last three years. Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Saminu Abdulrahman Ibrahim disclosed this at a press conference preparatory to the institution’s 23rd, 24th and 25th joint convocation ceremonies scheduled to take place tomorrow. He noted that of the 118 Read More

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UNICEF releases girl-child enrolment report for Niger, Sokoto

May 5, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), has released its Cash Transfer Programme (CTP) reports on Girls Education Project (GEP3) for Sokoto and Niger states, saying the programme has increased enrolment of female children in schools. Presenting the report yesterday in Abuja at the Dissemination of Findings Workshop, UNICEF Chief Education, Nigeria Country Office, Terry Durnnian, said impact evaluation, conducted in Read More

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Adamu laments teachers’ killings in Borno, other states

May 5, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has raised the alarm over the number of teachers killed by insurgent in Borno and other states in the Northeast and called urgent need to safeguard education. Adamu said over 2,295 teachers have been killed and 19,000 others displaced in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states in the last nine years, while estimated 1,500 schools Read More

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NOUN, NYCC to train unemployed graduates on skills devt

May 5, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), in collaboration with Nigeria Youth Chamber of Commerce (NYCC), under its National Employability Skills Development and Internship Programme (NESDIP), said it has concluded arrangement for the training of Nigeria graduates in skill development. Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Abdalla Adumau and Chairman, Nigerian Youth Chamber of Commerce, Peter Ayim, who jointly briefed newsmen on Read More

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Inter-marrying western, Islamic education for growth

May 5, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

A federal government team on advocacy for infusion of western education into the Islamic school system has been going round the country to sensitise proprietors of Tsangaya Schools MARTIN PAUL writes that the team recently visited Kwara state. Prelude Nigeria’s education system, particularly at the basic level, is adjudged one with laudable policies, but lacks implementation strategy. One of the Read More

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