Yobe, Almadain College sign MoU on education exchange

  Yobe state government and Almadain College for Medical Sciences and Technology (ACMST) Khartoum, Sudan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the “exchange of educational knowledge and experience” between the Sudanese College and the College of Medical Sciences of the Yobe State University (YSU). Governor Ibrahim Gaidam and the Dean of Almadain College, Dr Abdallah Hassan Ahmed Albashir, Read More

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NBAIS: 2,000 students write mock exams in Kwara

A total of 2,000 students of Arabic schools in Kwara state yesterday sat for mock examinations in preparation for the 2018 Senior Secondary Certifi cate examination of the National Board of Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS). Blueprint reports that the examinations took place in six centres simultaneously across the state namely; Ilorin, Lafi agi, Tsaragi, Jebba, Osi and Oke-Ode, as Read More

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Foundation advocates passage of CRA on education

April 26, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The founder and CEO of Assisting, Caring and Empowering Africans Foundation (ACE Charity) Kiki James, has advocated the passage of the Child Rights Act, which guarantees children the right to education through junior secondary school To achieve this, Ms. James said, she hosts public forums, creates policy briefs for state governors and works with the Commissioner of Education, and at Read More

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Education: ActionAid urges government to reduce harmful tax incentives

April 26, 2018 Adeola Tukuru. Abuja 0

As the Pan-African High-Level Education Conference (PACE) commences in Nairobi, Kenya, ActionAid has urged governments in the continent to reduce harmful tax incentives that drain funding from education. It also reminded them of the promises they made as part of the Sustainable Development Goals to deliver inclusive quality education for all by 2030. The NGO Education Programme Manager, Julie Juma, Read More

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NOUN disowns questionnaire

April 25, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has denied the reported questionnaire being circulated on social media from its School of Education Course Code GST103. The university in a statement in Abuja signed by its Director of Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Sheme, stated: “Attention of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has been drawn to a publication in the social Read More

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Ibadan varsity withdraws 408 students

April 25, 2018 Agboola Bayo. Ibadan 0

Four hundred and eight students of the University of Ibadan have been asked to withdraw from the institution for failure to meet the minimum academic requirements. It was learnt that the Senate of the university ratified the withdrawal at its meeting where results of graduating and non-graduating students were considered and approved. According to investigations, three-quarters of those asked to Read More

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Youth congress backs Lokoja varsity VC

April 23, 2018 Oyinbo salihu. Lokoja 0

The Nigerian Youth Congress, Kogi state chapter, has passed a vote of confidence on the management of the Federal University, Lokoja, led by Professor Angela Freeman Miri, on her efforts in transforming the institution. This was contained in a statement signed by the state coordinator of the congress, Comrade Alfa Amen Egbune, which was made available to newsmen in Lokoja, Read More

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Declare emergency in education sector, ASUU tells FG

April 23, 2018 Agboola Bayo. Ibadan 0

The University of Ibadan chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr Deji Omole yesterday called on the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu to without wasting time, declare emergency in the education sector. Dr Omole, who made the call while speaking with journalists in Ibadan, said the time had come for the federal government to face the sector Read More

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370 students matriculate at University of Africa, Toru-Orua

April 22, 2018 Joy Emmanuel, Yenagoa 0

The Africa University Toru-Orua (UAT) has matriculated  it first set of students. Three hundred and seventy students from four faculties  took their oaths of  matriculation at the newly established University in Bayelsa State with a charge on the pioneer students to shun cultism and other social vices. UAT is a new university established by Governor Seriake Dickson to create better access Read More

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Nigerian varsities den of internet professors – Ex-VC Onyido

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Former vice chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike and Director, Centre for Sustainable Development, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof. Ikenna Onyido, has lamented that Nigerian universities are full of those he described as internet professors. Onyido, who was the keynote speaker at the 55th meeting of the committee of Deans of Post Graduate Schools in Nigerian Universities, described Read More

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Abia Poly students protest non-payment of lecturers’ salaries

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Barely a week after striking lecturers at Abia State Polytechnic disrupted matriculation ceremony to protest the nonpayment of their 11-month salary arrears, the polytechnic students have joined in the protest in support of their lecturers. The students marched along Aba-Owerri road, asking the school management to pay their lecturers arrears and dues to enable them to resume classes. One of Read More

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Cultists take over Ibadan poly, injure students

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Students of the Polytechnic Ibadan have expressed concern over the last Friday’s attack by suspected cultists during the school’s matriculation ceremony, and urged management to beef up security around the campuses. Some suspected cult members had launched an attack on the institution during the matriculation ceremony of ND1 and HND1 students where some students were said to be injured. One Read More

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UniCal warns students on cultism

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The vice chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Zana Akpagu has warned new intakes in the institution to desist from cultism and other forms of crimes. Akpagu said that appropriate sanctions would be meted out to students found belonging to nocturnal organisations and cult groups. He gave the warning at the 40th matriculation ceremony of the institution for the Read More

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Varsity places don on half salary over sex-for-marks

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A university lecturer, Mr. Kisuze Edward, has been suspended by the University of Makarere in Uganda over allegations of sexual harassment. In the letter of suspension, which had the stamp of the office of the vice chancellor which was posted on the university’s Twitter handle Tuesday, Edward was suspended due to allegations of sexual harassment preferred against him by one Read More

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Federal University Gusau rusticates 15 students

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara state, has expelled 15 students for allegedly failing to cope with their academic performances. The vice chancellor, Prof. Magaji Garba, disclosed this at a news conference shortly after the university’s matriculation ceremony Wednesday. He said students of the university were expected to be serious with their studies and perform up to standard, adding that any student Read More

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Kogi varsity students protest non-accreditation of course

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Medical students of Kogi State University College of Health Sciences stormed the Senate building of its institution to protest the continued non-accreditation of their faculty. Students in the faculty have been stagnant for over five years now without professional examination to qualify them for clinical training in a teaching hospital. The protesting students demanded that they be addressed by the Read More

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FECOLART needs support –Provost

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Dr Oluyemi Akande has been the Provost of Federal College of Land Resources Technology (FECOLART) for three years on where he has recorded a lot of achievements. In this interview with CHIDIEBERE IWUOHA, he outlines some of those achievements and challenges. By Chidiebere Iwuoha Owerri Could you please tell us about the college? The Federal College of Land Resources Technology Read More

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Planning key to Nigeria’s education sector challenges – UNICEF

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Tuesday said that planning was key to quantifying the technical and financial support needed to address challenges in Nigeria’s education sector. UNICEF chief, Kaduna fi eld office, Dr Zakari Adam, stated this at a high level advocacy meeting on education sector planning in Minna, Niger state. Adam noted that high rate of out-ofschool Read More

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Kebbi House member distributes 700,000 books to pupils

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A member of the House of Representatives, Abdullahi Muslim, has donated over 700,000 exercise books to 17 primary schools in Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area of Kebbi state. Muslim, who represents Birnin Kebbi/Kalgo/Bunza Federal Constituency, said while distributing the books Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi, that the gesture was to assist parents and encourage enrollment. “The effort is made to encourage Read More

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Don renounces Nigerian citizenship over alleged injustice

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Buhari Victor Koreyo, a lecturer at the Department of Ceramics and Glass Technology, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Afikpo, Ebonyi State, has declared his intention to renounce his Nigerian citizenship for what he called social injustice. In a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and made available to journalists in Abuja, he said he was demoted for a period of eight Read More

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UniCal matriculates 9,200 students

April 12, 2018 Kingston Obung. Calabar 0

The University of Calabar has matriculated 9, 200 new students for the 2017/2018 academic year with the Faculty of Education recording the highest with 2,226 students, seconded by the Faculty of Social Sciences with 1,125. Faculty of Pharmacy admitted only 45 students, being the least in the admission record. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Zana Akpagu, made this Read More

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OAU to deal with lecturer alleged of demanding sex from student

April 11, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

Authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has threatened to deal with whoever is found culpable in the alleged audio revealing a lecturer in the university, demanding sex from a female student in return for grade. One Professor Richard Iyiola Akindele of Management and Accounting was alleged to be demanding sex from his student in an audio circulating on social media. Read More

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RUTECH VC warns new students on vices

April 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Vice Chancellor of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), Prof. Owan Enoh, has advised the institution’s newly admitted students to steer clear of negative vices such as cultism, rioting and examination malpractice. He gave the advice yesterday in Calabar during the matriculation ceremony of 5,500 newly admitted students for the 2017/18 academic session. Enoh said the authorities of the school Read More

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Why UTME 2018 candidates can’t access results – JAMB

April 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the 2018 Unified Tertiary University Examinations (UTME) candidates who could no longer access their results might have had their results withheld. The Board’s Head of Media, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday in Abuja. Some candidates had earlier cried foul, following the removal Read More

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