Wednesday , 29 June 2016


Education

General Babangida’s grand daughter wins award at El-Amin school (Photos)

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Former Nigerian military ruler, General Ibrahim Babangida is a happy man at the moment. That’s because, one of his grand children, Maryam has just won the best Fine arts student award at her school, El-Amin International School in Minna, Niger state. She won the award at the School’s graduation ceremony holding …

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Education Ministry To Meet VCs, Admission Officers, Others Over Post-UTME

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The Federal Ministry of Education will convene a meeting with vice-chancellors, admission officers, and other stakeholders to discuss processes for the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education made this known while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday …

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Scrapping Post-UTME A Calamitous Mistake – Afe Babalola

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Aare Afe Babalola (SAN) has described the scrapping of the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) by the Federal Government as a “calamitous mistake.” The veteran lawyer who founded the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), said he was “more than shocked by the announcement” from the Minster of Education, Mallam …

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Lagos Government To Make Yoruba Language Compulsory In Schools

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The Lagos State Government, LASG has harped on the need to make Yoruba Language a compulsory teaching subject in all schools in the state. The state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, represented by his deputy Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, made this known on Thursday at a stakeholders’ forum organised by the state …

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Strike: University Of Abuja Threatens To Apply No Work, No Pay Rule

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The management of University of Abuja (UniAbuja) will no longer condone workers staying away from work in the name of strike. It has therefore announced that it may enforce the “no work no pay” directive on unions that joined Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) strike over recent increase in fuel price. …

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Plateau State University To Graduate First Set Of Students After 10 Years

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The Plateau State University will graduate its first set of students before the end of the year, Governor Simon Lalong has said. According to him, the graduation is coming ten years after the university was established. “(There has been) no accreditation, no graduation for over 10 years,” Lalong told the …

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NYSC Announces Postponement Of Batch A Stream II Programme

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The management of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has announced the indefinite postponement of the 2016 Batch ‘A’ Stream II orientation programme, which was earlier billed to start on Saturday. The management of the scheme, in a statement issued on Thursday, said a new date would be made public …

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NOUN To Start Giving Scholarship To Prisoners

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The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has announced free education for Nigerian prisoners to help them to acquire formal education and improve their quality of life. Director of the Abakaliki Study Centre of NOUN, Dr Jonathan Aliede, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki …

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Lagos Model Colleges: Admission Test Holds Saturday

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The Screening test for admission of Primary Six pupils into the Lagos State Model Colleges and Upgraded Junior Secondary Schools for the 2016/2017 academic session will hold on Saturday, 14th May, 2016 between 8am and 2pm. In a release on Monday, the Lagos State Examinations Board noted that the test …

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[Photos] Shade Okoya Speaks Of Her Life With Billionaire Husband On Vanguard Allure

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CHIEF (Mrs.) Shade Okoya, the wife of Chief Rasaq Akanni Okoya, the billionaire owner of Eleganza Group of Companies,  graces the CEO edition of Vanguard Allure cover in unique style. In the magazine which comes out today, the mother of 3 speaks on the new innovations at Eleganza, and her …

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Medical Students To Spend Seven Years, Not 11, NUC Dismiss Reports

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The National Universities Commission has described as erroneous and misleading the news making the round that Nigerian medical students will now spend 11 years to obtain their first degree. The NUC’s Head, Information Department, Mrs. Adebukola Olatunji, said in a statement on Monday that medical students will only spend seven …

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WAEC Says Examination Malpractice A Major Challenge

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Saturday identified examination malpractice as a major challenge militating against its operations in its 64 years of existence. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, the council’s Head of Test Administration, Mrs Frances Iweha-Onukwu, said that the scourge …

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11-Years For Medicine Appears Too Much, Stakeholders Tell NUC

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Stakeholders in education sector have reacted to plans by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to increase duration of medical students from six to 11 years, saying the development was expensive, discouraging and will lead to dearth of medical doctors in Nigeria. In her reaction, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Calabar, …

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JAMB Releases Over 200,000 Results …

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Tuesday released results of 200,000 candidates who had written the examination even as the test continued. The Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, disclosed this during the monitoring of the exercise in Abuja and its environs. He explained that over 200,000 …

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JAMB Gives 48-hour Extension For Applicants To Complete Registration Process By Moses Alao

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will reopen its website between 12 midnight on Tuesday and 12 midnight on Thursday to allow applicants complete their registration process for the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). But the fresh grace, the Board stated, will only be for applicants who were unable to complete the …

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Akwa Ibom To Implement One Teacher-One Subject Policy In Primary Schools

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Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says the state will soon implement the one teacher one subject policy in public primary schools in Akwa Ibom. Emmanuel stated this in Eket at the inauguration of five renovated classrooms block at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Ikot Ibiok, Eket, on Saturday. The …

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JAMB Advises Candidates To Print Exam Notification Slip

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday advised candidates who had registered for the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to print their examination notification slips. The advice is contained in a statement issued by the Board’s Head of Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made available in Lagos. According to the …

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AMAZING!!! SEE The Only Nigerian University That Made The World’s Best List

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The Webometrics University Ranking, which provides indicators for more than 12,000 universities in the world, is based on university web presence, visibility and web access. The ranking system measures how strongly a university is present in the web by its own web domain, sub-pages, rich files and published scholarly articles. …

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Buhari Laments Low Ranking Of Nigerian Universities

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Nigerian universities rank very low in Africa and the world at large. This worries President Muhammadu Buhari. “We rank below a thousand, if we do not aspire to be among the world class universities, we cannot boast of robust system capable of making the country among the top economies of …

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Aregbesola Inaugurates Management Commiittee For Government Schools

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Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has inaugurated a community-based management committee for public schools in the state. He called the step a bold one, towards the effective maintenance of public school facilities across the state. Aregbesola pointed out that the move is aimed at returning the schools to the communities, …

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