Defiling the pride of womanhood

September 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

It is no longer news that sexual harassment has since become a pandemic ravaging the serenity of our campuses across the country. It is also threatening the moral fabric of our society. More troubling is the fact that our tertiary institutions somewhat seem to be in bondage, under the spell of a sex-for-mark epidemic. It is pertinent to assert that no Read More

We need more interventions, VC begs TETFund boss

July 24, 2020 Abdulsalam Mahmud. 0

The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL) wants the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) to sponsor and embark on executing more critical intervention projects in the school. Vice chancellor of the university, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu, made the appeal when he led members of the university management on a visit to TETFUND headquarters, to congratulate the Executive Secretary, Professor Suleiman Read More

‘Our products have been pivotal to development of Nigeria’s economy’

July 17, 2020 David Agba 0

Dr Oluyemi Akande is the Chairman, National Heads of Colleges of Agriculture and Related Disciplines (NACHCARD), in this interview with DAVID AGBA, he speaks on how the institutions have performed so far, their challenges and prospects. What were Colleges of Agriculture originally established to achieve? Colleges of Agriculture were established primarily to contribute to the overall development of Agriculture through Read More

Breaking: Conditions necessary before schools ‘ll reopen – FG

June 16, 2020 Editor 0

As Nigerians await school reopening date, the federal government has asked various institutions of learning to start making plans ahead of time. Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who handed down the task on Tuesday in Abuja during 2020 policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said, Nwajiuba Read More

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Edo varsity rewards best graduating student with N5m

October 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The management of Edo University, Iyamho in Edo State has pledged the sum of N5 million prize for best graduating students in entrepreneurial business ideas. The largesse according to the Vice chancellor of the University, Engr. Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor is a set goal of the institution to enable “graduands go out to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired Read More

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Academics advocate for inclusive anti-corruption campaign

October 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

A discussion forum on good governance which held at UniAbuja recently has frowned over what it described as the one-sided implementation of the present administration’s war against corruption and the exclusion from the campaign of several abominable conducts which rank among corrupt practices. Initiated by the Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Abuja, the forum brought together Read More

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IBBUL evolving strategies to ensure peace on campuses

October 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

Recently security meeting and some scholarly activities were held at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL) towards enhancing teaching-learning experience in the institution. ABDULSALAM MAHMUD brings the highlights. Halting insecurity in student hostels The management of IBBUL has assured students and parents that the spate of armed robbery attacks on campus and  off-campus hostels at Lapai town will soon become Read More

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ASUP: Quality education in Nigeria remains a mirage until…

September 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

Chairman Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa chapter, Dr Yusuf Hussaini, has said the Nigerian education sector would see little or no progress until political leaders and public office holders are barred from taking their children to schools abroad. Dr Hussaini speaking in an interview with Blueprint on the sideline of Applied Science Annual Exhibition which held Read More

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Benue State University, this is scam

August 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

The recent screening of candidates for masters’ degree programmes in mass communication and other social science courses at the Benue State University, Makurdi and the rejection of almost halve of the candidates by the university after spending a lot of money to process the admission and equally being offered the admission by the university before screening them out is equivalent Read More

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‘Research grant writing panacea for varsity system’s global view sustenance’

August 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

A professor of medical microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Mrs. Adebola Tolulope Olayinka has stressed the importance of research writing in sustaining university system’s global view. Professor Olayinka while delivering lecture at a seminar and symposium organised by the Directorate of Linkages, Office of the Vice Chancellor, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, underscored the need to ascertain the challenges of research Read More

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University of Abuja gets new VC

July 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

The University of Abuja Monday inaugurated Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’alla as the 6th Vice Chancellor of the institution. Na’allah is the immediate Vice Chancellor, Kwara State University (KWASU) took over from Professor Michael Umale Adikwu whose tenure ended on June 30, 2019. Na’allah, during the inauguration, said he would ensure that the university becomes central in the development of educational sector Read More

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NCC tasks consumers on adequate use of its programmes

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Executive Vice Chairman Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Danbatta, has urged telecom consumers to take advantage of various programmes of the commission to enjoy seamless telecom services. The EVC stated that the commission’s school support programmes such as the Digital Awareness Programme (DAP) and the Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI), through which computers are supplied Read More

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We’ll change narrative in university system – FG

April 29, 2019 Editorial III 0

President Muhammad Buhari has expressed the federal government’s readiness to change the narrative and constraints bedevilling Nigerian university system to consolidate the advancement of higher education in the country. He made the pledge as visitor to the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria at its 41st convocation ceremony and conferment of honoury degrees on Aliko Dangote and Hassan Sunmonu, former president, Nigeria Read More

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Sokoto spends N3bn on scholarship 

December 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Sokoto state government had this year released N 3 billion for the payment of scholarships and tuition fees to students studying in tertiary institutions within and outside the country, the executive chairman, Sokoto state scholarship board, Hon. Altine Kajiji has disclosed. Hon. Kajiji who stated this at an interactive session with parents and guardians of 31 students selected to study health related courses in Sudan also Read More

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SEC, NERDC partners to develop capital market curriculum for schools

November 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has restated its commitment to further educate and enlighten investors in the Nigerian capital market to enhance their ability to make informed investment decisions. The Acting Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Ms. Mary Uduk who stated this at the Planning and writing workshop for the development of Capital Market Studies Read More

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2019 admissions: Accept offers before October 16, JAMB tells candidates

October 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has advised more than 200,000 candidates offered admission into tertiary institutions of learning in the 2018/2019 session to accept the first place offers given them before October 16, because after the date no complaints shall be entertained and such offers considered rejected. JAMB’s head of media and publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this Read More

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BIKERS’ 2018: Excitement as Ebonyi bounces back in games

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Sporting activities as well as games went into oblivion in Ebonyi state since 2015, no thanks to the past administration which saw no gains in investing in sports. EGWUAGHA AMARACHUKWU reports that craving for games in the state is about to be satisfied with BIKERS FESTIVAL 2018 as number one in the menu Abakiliki craving for games The enthusiasm and Read More

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2018 Post UTME: UniAbuja’s peculiar approach

September 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

On yearly basis within the last six years, universities and other tertiary institutions conduct post-UTME screening for admission seekers, but the University of Abuja has a peculiar way of carrying out its in-house screening for prospective students. Taiye Odewale examines this unique method. While most universities, including first and second generation universities, invite thousands of their prospective students for post-UTME Read More

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Current economic climate not conducive for business –Don

September 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

Associate Prof. Hassan Ibrahim is the Dean, Faculty of Administration, Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK). In this interview with Dominic Akpensuen, he advises the federal government on a number of policies necessary to create investor-friendly climate for rapid economic growth and development. Nigeria’s benefit from the conference you organised The theme of the conference we organised in July is, “Managing Read More

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MTN Foundation awards scholarship to students

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Mobile Telecommunication provider, MTN has through its foundation given scholarship awards of N200,000 to each of the 1,164 students in different tertiary institutions in the country. This comprises 1,068 in the Sciences and Technology and the rest in the Arts. In his welcome speech during the award ceremony in Owerri, the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Owerri Read More

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Tertiary institutions begin indefinite strike in Nasarawa

February 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

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 union’s state executive council meeting Read More