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WAEC extends exam registration date to Jan 12

By Martin Paul Abuja West African Examination Council (WAEC) has extended the closing date for the sale of private candidates’ registration forms to January 12, 2018. The council, on its official twitter page @waecnigeria, yesterday said the closing date had earlier been fixed for today, December 29, 2017. The registration of the WASSCE private candidates […]

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Education tops Borno’s N170bn 2018 budget

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, yesterday presented an estimate of N170. 2 billion for the state’s 2018 budget to the state House of Assembly, with education getting the highest amount of N27 billion. Addressing the lawmakers in Maiduguri yesterday, the governor announced that the draft titled “Budget of Resettlement and Empowerment” […]

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IDP obtains First Class in Islamic Studies

By Aliyu Askira Kano Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof Uba Abdallah Adamu has revealed that a woman in Gulak IDP camp in Adamawa state successfully registered with the university and passed out with a 1st class degree in Islamic Studies. Speaking to the press after a recent sensitisation workshop […]

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MAPOLY students protest closure

Students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, poured to the streets of Abeokuta Tuesday, to protest the closure of their school, which has been under lock for nearly three months. The protest left one student slumping and a police officer injured. The students who were angry for the delay in their second-semester examination which supposed to […]

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Departments that ‘hoard’ first class at ABU

Students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, have said that their school is one of the foremost higher institutions in Nigeria with rich history, facilities and respectable alumni, but it’s unfortunate that some departments in the institution traditionally do not give their graduates first class degrees. Currently, ABU was ranked the best university in the […]

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Varsity proscription: Kogi gov ignorant of the law – ASUU

By Patrick Ahanor Benin City The Benin zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has faulted the Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello’s proscription of the state varsity ASUU, declaring that the latter’s action is “laughable”. This was just as the union condemned the sack of 150 lecturers in Kogi state University and another […]

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ACDE President visits NOUN, underscores varsity’s importance to Africa’s ODL

By Paul Martin Abuja President of the African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) and Vice-Chancellor of the Open University of Sudan, Prof Abdelraouf Ahmed Abbas, has called on the management of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) to render the university’s vast experience in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) to similar institutions on the […]

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NECO commissions 89 units office complex

By Aideloje Ojo Minna The Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof Charles Uwakwe, has commissioned an 89 units office complex as part of efforts to solve the problem of office accommodation at the council headquarters. Commissioning the complex at the weekend, Prof Uwakwe said that NECO expended the sum of N120 million on […]

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CSOs commend JAMB’s effort to carter for candidates with special needs

Civil society and religious based organisations have commended the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for policies and programmes it has put in place to ensure transparency and efficiency in her operations. The groups made up of Civil Society and Community Based organisations particularly lauded the Board for not only being prudent in the management […]

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Standard of Education not Falling

Engr Nuhu Halidu is a French-trained mechanical engineer with RCC Construction Company. UJI ABDULLAHI Iliyasu had a chat with him at Nasarawa. Excerpts. Where did you qualify as engineer? I am Engr Nuhu Halidu. I was trained at the Federal University of Science Paris and later Federal University of Science, Caen, Normandy. The training in […]

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UI non-academic staff on war path

The non academic staff of University of Ibadan has drawn the battle line with its ASUU counterpart over allowance issues. The protesting non-teaching staff stormed lecture rooms with canes and sticks, chasing students and lecturers out of lecture rooms. Lecturers and students of the institution have been thrown into confusion as non-teaching staff drove them […]

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LASPOTECH to become university soon

Rector of Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Olayinka Sogunro, has said that the school will soon assume a higher status of a university, which will run National Diploma and Higher National Diploma alongside BSc programmes. Sogunro announced this at a meeting of the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN), which was organised by […]

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Why Nigerian varsities not world-class — Babalola

The founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Afe Babalola, has explained why it is difficult for Nigerian universities to make first 1000 in the world. Speaking at the second founder’s lecture he delivered at the University of Medical Sciences in Ondo state, entitled, “The Secret of Founding,” Babalola said Nigerian universities are facing mounting […]

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Students commend BUK on hostel hygiene

Students of Bayero University, Kano (BUK), have commended the efforts of the university management on the general maintenance of its hostels, describing the development as recommendable. The students said that the cleaners perform their duty twice a day therefore, they were overwhelmed with their sense of duty, because of way they go extra miles to […]

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Obasanjo now doctor

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is now a PhD holder. According to reports, Obasanjo has defended his doctoral thesis at the National Open University of Nigeria, (NOUN) where he sat attentively with a laptop last week. The research topic of the former head of state is speculated to centre around Christian Theology. Recall that in […]

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IBB varsity raises fees for non-indigenes

The management of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, has increased tuition fees for new students of the institution who are non-indigenes for the 2017/2018 session. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Mohammad Maiturare, has confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna that the institution has raised tuition fees for non-indigenes. […]