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Yabatech graduate commits suicide over N50, 000

  A graduate of electrical engineering from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Oluwamuyiwa Oluwagbemileke, has committed suicide after inability to raise N50,000 to repair a car he allegedly damaged. The 27-year-old, according to report, took poisonous drug after he was blamed for damaging a car in sachet water factory he worked for in Ojodu Berger, […]

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UNICAL recalls lecturer suspended for alleged rape

  The management of the University of Calabar, UNICAL) has reinstated a lecturer, Prof Cyril Ndifon, who was suspended for allegedly raping a student. Ndifon, a former Dean, Faculty of Law of the university, was accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old 400 level student in 2015. According to reports, the lecturer had torn the student’s […]

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UNILAG launches first campus TV station

University of Lagos (UNILAG chairman of UNILAG Radio and TV project, Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye, has said the university has acquired a license to operate the first television station on its campus. Corroborating the statement, an official of the institution, Akhabue Osezua, said the UNILAG TV station was commissioned on Saturday, November 11. Osezua further said […]

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Help us, UniAbuja VC appeals to FG

Vice-Chancellor, University of Abuja, Professor Michael Adikwu, has said a total of 13, 670 students graduated in the 2015/2016 academic session. Of the number, 13117 were undergraduates and 554 were post-graduate students. He said this during the 21st convocation ceremony. Breaking down the classes of degrees, he said First Class were six, Second Class Upper […]

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Plateau Prison enrolls 205 inmates in formal, non-formal education

Nigerian Prison Service (NPS), Plateau state command, said yesterday that 205 inmates in the state were enrolled in formal and non-formal education in the 2017 academic session. The command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Luka Ayedoo, made the disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos. “We have achieved a remarkable increase in […]

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Why we modified entry guidelines for 2018 UTME – Oloyede

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is, undoubtedly, a body that many have called for its scrapping, on account that it has outstayed its usefulness. But the ‘Change mantra of the present government, has given impetus for modification to elongate its life span. MARTIN PAUL writes. The Critical Stakeholders Meeting on Plans and Modalities for […]

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Change begins with education

attitude that Nigeria’s leadership should have of education. I am strongly persuaded that if we offer automatic scholarship to students who take education, and automatic employment and a preferential compensation package to those who take to teaching as a profession, our system will improve tremendously. If we give regulatory agencies the teeth to bite and […]

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MRA fingers NECO in ‘FOI hall of shame’

By John Oba Abuja The National Examinations Council (NECO) has been dragged into the Media Rights Agenda (MRA) Freedom of Information’s (FOI) Hall of Shame for failing to implement the FOI Act and to fulfill its obligations under the Law over the last six years. MRA’s Programme Manager in Charge of Digital Rights, Ms Eseohe […]

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NBTE strengthens technical institutions, industries’ link

By Usman Ibn A. Lapai Kaduna As part of efforts to boost the quality of technical education in the country, the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), is to strengthen links between technical institutions and industries, its board Executive Secretary, Dr. Masa’udu Kazaure, said in Kaduna. Kazaure spoke at the opening of a two-day annual […]

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Tambuwal’s school enrollment drive targets 1.4m children

By Sidi A.Umar Sokoto Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has flagged off Nigeria’s largest school enrollment drive which targets 1.4 million new intakes in the next one year at Riji village, the birthplace of former Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto. The event was also used to officially launch […]

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Why we are on strike – ASUP

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has said the union decided to down tools to save the system from collapsing. President of ASUP, Comrade Usman Dutse told Blueprint that it is sad the same issues which made the union to go on strike three years ago have not been address. “You will recall that […]

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FUT Minna trains 100 youths on ICT

The Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, has commenced training of 100 youths on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at its study centre in Suleja. The Vice-Chancellor of FUT, Prof. Musbau Akanji, while declaring open the five-day training on Saturday, said the participants were drawn the from Suleja Emirate Council. Akanji said the training entitled: […]

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Court orders University to reinstate rusticated student

A High Court sitting in Yenagoa has set aside and declared null and void the rustication of one Micah Diniprema, a 27 years old final year student of the Faculty of Education of the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa state and ordered the authorities of the institution to reinstate and allow him to graduate. […]

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Buhari needs N4trn to fulfil APC’s 13 education campaign promises – Minister

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration needs N1 trillion annually over the next four years to fulfil the All Progressive Congress (APC) 13 campaign promises on education, Minister of Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu, said on Monday. The minister said this at the Special Retreat of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on the Challenges Facing the Education […]

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Restore Islamic studies as core subject, don urges FG

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin A professor of Islamic studies, University of Ilorin, Yahya Oyewole Imam has urged the federal government restore Islamic studies to its original status as a core subject in schools across the country. Imam, while delivering the 175th inaugural lecture of the university, described Islamic studies as the subject of ‘‘God […]

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NYSC teachers in Nasarawa owed 10 months allowances

By Mohammed Yangida Lafia National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2017 Batch B teachers, who recently passed out with their counterparts in Stream 11, working for Nasarawa state government in the various schools, have raised alarm over non-payment of their state allowances for almost a year. The corps members are alleging that the management of NYSC […]