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UniAbuja’s story of positive change By Usman Adams

  It is another historic day in the life of the University of Abuja as the institution holds its 22nd convocation ceremony, the highlight of which students who have passed the prescribed examinations in their various courses and who have also satisfied the university authorities that they found worthy both in learning and character will […]

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Omeiza: A slow walk to First Class in Mass Communication

With a humble and slow start, Rufai Aliyu Omeiza, a 25-year-old graduate of Mass Communication, Bayero University Kano, stands out with a first class degree in his academic programme in 2017. ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF writes on how the egghead made it to stardom For Rufai Aliyu Omeiza, a 25-year-old genius, sheer determination, focus, hard work […]

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Varsity labs remain shut as NAAT vows to continue strike

Laboratories in public universities across the country, have remained shut as the National Association of Academic Technologists, vowed to continue with the strike it embarked on since December last year. NAAT President, Comrade Sani Suleiman, while speaking with journalists in Abuja, said there has been total compliance by its members in all the universities. He […]

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Katsina needs 16,000 classrooms, 13,000 teachers – Masari

Katsina Katsina state governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has announced a deficit of 16,000 classrooms in primary schools across the state. Masari was speaking when he received the World Bank Mission on the Nigeria Education Project, Mr Adekola, who paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Katsina. The governor also announced a 13,000 teachers’ […]

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OAU lecturers pull out of national ASUU

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has pulled out of the national body to form a new body following a feud between both sides. The feud between the national body and the chapter led to the disowning of OAU chapter by the national body. According to the resolution […]

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11m kids enrolled for child education in 2 years – NBS

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has stated that no fewer than 11.06 million kids enrolled for early child care development education in the country from 2014 to 2016. The NBS disclosed this figures in its “Education Statistics (2014 – 2016)” report posted on its website. The data, analysed by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

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Bauchi procures 10, 000 desks for secondary schools

Bauchi The Bauchi state government has procured 10, 000 units of desks for distribution to secondary schools across the state. Governor Mohammed Abubakar, represented by his Commissioner of Education, Prof Haruna Abdullahi Danwanka, made this disclosure at the weekend during the grand award of excellence to the governor, organised by the All Nigeria Confederation of […]

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Tertiary institutions begin indefinite strike in Nasarawa

The Joint Union of Tertiary Institutions, Nasarawa State Chapter, yesterday, embarked on an indefinite strike following the state government’s failure to meet their demands on welfare issues. The Chairman of the union, Samuel Bashayi, who disclosed this in a statement in Lafia, said that the decision to embark on the strike was taken at the […]

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7000 students couldn’t pay fees in Benue varsity – VC

  Management of the Benue State University has closed down the school following protest by some students in solidarity with those driven away from the examination hall over non- payment of school fees. This is even as 7000 students in the state university could not register for the 2016/2017 academic session because of paucity of […]

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Why UNILAG must postpone convocation

There are indications that the University of Lagos (UNILAD) may put off its 50th convocation ceremonies billed to hold on February 19, as the ongoing strike embarked upon by non-academic staff at the university bites harder, even as the protesting staff vowed not to supply social amenities needed during the convocation. It was gathered that […]

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Plateau varsity set for accreditation of 15 programmes

The vice chancellor, Plateau State University (PLASU) Bokkos, Prof. Doknan Sheni has said that the university was set for accreditation of its additional 15 programmes by National Universities Commission (NUC). The vice chancellor made the disclosure at a news conference at the university’s senate chambers. “All is now set for yet another round of accreditation […]

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Auchi Poly student recreates Benin Oba on live tree

  A student of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, in Edo state, Ibukun Emmanuel has sculptured the Oba of Benin on a live tree and has thus become the latest talent being celebrated in the country. Emmanuel who hails from Ondo state, made the portrait of the Oba of Benin with his many beads and crown […]

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LASPOTECH radio station to kick-off soon

The Lagos State Polytechnic (Laspotech) Ikorodu, has said that it had completed its radio station and would be on air soon. Rector of the institution, Mr Sameul Sogunro said this at the matriculation of its new students for the 2017/2018 academic session. Sogunro said all the equipment for the transmission of the LASPOTECH Frequency Modulation […]

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Assembly seeks external auditors for LAUTECH

The House committee chairman on finance and appropriation at the Osun state House of Assembly, Mr Kamil Oyedele has given the directive to state Auditor-General to appoint external auditors to audit the accounts of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho, Oyo state, during the budget defence session by the management of the university in […]

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Suspended UNIBEN students reject VC’s recall

Five students of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) who were suspended for their alleged plans to disrupt the university’s 43rd convocation ceremony have reportedly rejected the vice chancellor’s conditional pardon. The five suspended students, Ogbidi Osamudiamen, Justus Aidenagbon and Innocent Ehizua were suspended for two semesters while Benjamin Majekodunmi and Goodnews Ehiabi got four semesters. […]

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Suspended Auchi Poly student leader apologises to management

The student union leader said he was used by external forces to disrupt academic activities in the polytechnic. The suspended Student Union Government (SUG) leader at the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Unareloukpia Patrick has tendered apology to the polytechnic management for bringing down the reputation of the school. Patrick who was suspended in November 2017 alongside […]