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48 Bag First Class Honours As Unilorin Graduates 5,421 Students

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The University of Ilorin, Kwara state is turning out 48 First Class graduates at this year’s Convocation Ceremonies taking place between Monday, October 20 and Thursday, October 23. A press statement signed by the institution’s Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogun indicated that the 48 First Class materials are among...

 

Nigerian Postgrads Set To Out Number Indian Students In UK Universities

4 years ago /

Nigeria will soon overtake India to become the UK’s second biggest source of international postgraduate students, according to research compiled by the British Council. Forecasting by the organisation suggests that the UK will host 241,000 postgraduate international students by 2024, allowing it to remain one of the top two destinations for...

Nigeria Has 64 Million Adult Illiterates - NMEC

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The National Mass Education Commission, NMEC, says 64 million Nigerian adults are illiterates. The Chairman of the Governing Board of the commission, Esther Udehi, made this known on Monday in Awka during a courtesy call to the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okeke. She said the trend is worrisome. The visit...

Former President of Nigeria, Obasanjo Goes Back To School Again

4 years ago /

Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria is set to go back to school for a higher degree in Christian Theology. Mr. Obasanjo will on Tuesday formally enrol as a graduate student at the headquarters of the National Open University of Nigeria in Lagos. Having obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in 2009, Mr....

NASU Threatens Strike In Poly, Colleges Of Education

4 years ago /

NON-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has called on the Federal Government to resolve issues that led to strike by its members in polytechnics and colleges of education to avert resumption of the suspended strike. It will be  recalled that the eight-month strike was suspended on July 18...

NUC Approves Nine More Private Universities

4 years ago /

THE Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission, Professor Julius Okojie, has disclosed that the commission has recommended nine new private universities for accreditation in Nigeria. Prof. Julius Okojie, disclosed this yesterday while speaking at an interactive session with the Education Correspondents Association of Nigeria (ECAN), in Abuja. He said the commission...

NUC To Prosecute Fake Professors

4 years ago /

The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie, said on Tuesday that the two fake professors apprehended by the commission, would soon be prosecuted. Okojie, who made this known at an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja, said the fake professors had been handed over to the Police. He recalled that the...

Ebola: FCT Minister Cautions Principals, Heads Of Schools Over Admission

4 years ago /

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) minister,  Senator Bala Mohammed, yesterday, warned principals and heads of schools in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, not to admit any child with high temperature or with symptoms of malaria. The minister said children with symptoms of malaria seeking admission to schools in the FCT...

Lagos Schools To Resume October 8 - Fashola

4 years ago /

The NUT and other bodies and individuals who were against the September 22nd resumption date of primary and secondary schools in Lagos have succeeded as the Lagos state government have approved a new resumption date. Schools will now resume October 8th. Governor Babatunde Fashola approved the new resumption date at a...

Dankwambo Appoints Prof. Ibrahim Umar As V-C, Gombe State University

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Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State has appointed Prof. Ibrahim Umar as Vice Chancellor of Gombe State University (GSU). Notice of the appointment is contained in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the university, Malam Abubakar Sammani, in Gombe on Friday. The statement quoted Sammani as saying the appointment...

Ebola: Rivers State Sets October 6 For Schools Resumption

4 years ago /

Rivers State Government has fixed October 6 for the resumption of primary and secondary schools in the state following a reduction in the number of person under surveillance for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The decision however came as the Country Representative of United Nations International Children Education Fund (UNICEF), Jean Gough,...

FG Invests N27 Billion To Boost The Education Sector

4 years ago /

The executive secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Dikko Sulaiman, during the quarterly meeting of the UBEC management disclosed that the federal government has invested over N27billion in the development of almajiri education (out-of-school boys and girl-child education) programmes. The meeting was held yesterday in Zamfara state capital, Gusau,...

President Jonathan Pleads With NUT And Other Unions To Resume On The 22nd Of September

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President Goodluck Jonathan has pleaded with the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and other unions to listen to government and resume work on Monday the 22nd of September. Speaking to journalists he said the NUT should resume on the 22nd of September because the Ebola issue is under control. He said...

Ebola: NUT Directs All Teachers Not To Resume On September 22nd

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Nigerian Union of Teachers has directed all members of the association not to resume school on September 22nd as directed by the federal government. The umbrella body of all teachers in the country said that its members must be well equipped before they will resume in case of any possible outbreak...

Four British Institutions Ranked In Top Five Of World's Universities

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Improvements in research have seen Cambridge University and Imperial College London surpass Harvard University in the latest authoritative annual ranking of the world's top universities, published on Tuesday, with four British institutions in the top six.

Sexual Harassment Rife At UK universities, Says NUS

4 years ago /

Sexual harassment and lad culture are rife on university campuses, with more than a third of women reporting that they have suffered unwelcome sexual advances in the form of inappropriate groping and touching, according to new research.

Lagos State Orders Schools To Resume September 22

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The Lagos State government has supported the September 22 date fixed by the Federal Government for the resumption of academic activities in all public and private primary and secondary schools in the country. The state’s Ministry of Information and Strategy, which issued a statement to this effect, stated that although the...

Ojukwu Immortalised: Anambra State University Renamed After Him

4 years ago /

Following the report of the House Committee on Education that recommended the change of the name of Anambra State University, The Anambra House of Assembly on Thursday, September 11th passed a bill, changing the name of the state-owned university at Uli to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University.  The bill was passed...

Ebola: September 22 Resumption Date; No Going Back - FG

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The Nigerian government has insisted schools must resume on September 22, 2014. There are however contrary opinions by stakeholders but Minister of health Onyebuchi Chukwu told statehouse correspondents on Wednesday that there is no reason why schools should not resume as the Ebola Virus Disease has been adequately curtailed in...

Ebola: House Of Reps Want Sept 22 Schools' Resumption Date Changed

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The House of Representatives want the September 22nd school resumption date for private and public primary/secondary changed.    


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