Wednesday , 10 February 2016


Buhari Laments Low Ranking Of Nigerian Universities

Muhammadu Buhari

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

Rauf Aregbesola

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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NUC Releases Latest Ranking Of Nigerian Varsities; OAU, UNIBEN Dethroned [FULL LIST]


The National University Commission (NUC), has released the latest ranking of Nigerian universities. According to the list obtained by Nigerian Pilot, the University of Ibadan (UI), Oyo state, is Nigeria’s top tertiary institution for the year under review as Covenant University remains Nigeria’s best private university. Check out the full …

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Obasanjo Graduates From Open University With Masters Degree In Theology

MDG : Nigeria's ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo bagged a Master’s Degree in Theology at the fifth convocation of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) on Saturday. The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Vincent Tenebe, said in his address at the ceremony that Obasanjo was among other notable Nigerians in the list of …

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American energy Firm Partners UNIPORT For Nigeria’s First Subsea Engineering Degree


FMC Technologies, Inc., an American global provider of equipment and services for the energy industry, together with the Offshore Technology Institute at the University of Port Harcourt (OTI-UNIPORT), has launched the first ever subsea engineering degree program offered in Nigeria. The Master of Science degree in Subsea Engineering was developed …

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UNILORIN Awards Scholarship To 246 Students


The Senate of the University of Ilorin has awarded scholarships to 246 students during the 2014/2015 academic session in recognition of their brilliant academic performances at their various levels across all faculties of the University. According to the University Bulletin issued on Wednesday in Ilorin, the breakdown of the awards …

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SSANU Threatens To Embark On Indefinite Strike Action… SEE Why!!!


The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has threatened to declare an indefinite strike over a directive by the Federal Government for universities to retrench workers of University Staff Schools. The National President of the association, Mr Samson Ugwoke made the plan known at a news conference in Abuja …

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70.67% Fail English, Maths In Nov/Dec WASSCE


The West African Examinations Council, WAEC has on Friday  in Lagos released the statistics of candidates who passed  English Language and Mathematics in the November/December 2015 WASSCE results. In a released made available to Vanguard through email, its Public Relations Officer, Mr Demian Ojijeogu said:” A total of 67,713 candidates, representing 29.33 per cent obtained credits in …

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OAU Suspends Students’ Union Indefinitely


The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has banned the institution’s Students Union Government (SUG) until further notice. This came after the management announced that all students should proceed on a mid-semester break, an order that was resisted by the union’s leadership. According to a statement on Thursday issued …

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Osun Inaugurates N750m High School Named After Prof. Wole Soyinka


Osun State has inaugurated one of the mega schools under the education reform programme of Governor Rauf Aregbesola named Wole Soyinka Government High School located in Ejigbo, Osun State. The project is said to be worth N750 million. Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, who described the Federal Government’s failure to rescue …

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Education Sector Reform: FG Vows To Weed Out Unqualified Teachers


The Federal Government will sanitize the teaching service by weeding out all unqualified teachers in Nigeria’s primary and secondary schools as it reforms the education sector. The Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwuka, told a news conference in Abuja on Sunday, that the Federal Government would no longer …

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Senate Directs JAMB To Extend Result Validity To 3 Years


The Senate, yesterday, directed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to begin to extend the validity of its results to a period of three years. This came following a motion entitled: “JAMB’s New Admission Policy,” sponsored by Senator Joshua Lidani (APC), Gombe South, which was debated during plenary. The …

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Unijos ASUU Gives Reasons For Embarking On Indefinite Strike


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Jos chapter on Thursday commenced a “total, comprehensive and indefinite” strike action and blames the management of the institution for the sad development. Unijos branch Chairman of ASUU, Dr. Christopher Piwune, while addressing the press on Saturday, said the university management …

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UNIJOS Lecturers Commence Indefinite Strike, Demands Improved Working Conditions


As a means of awakening the Federal Government on their demand for a better working condition, lecturers of the University of Jos, UNIJOS, on Friday commenced an indefinite strike. This was announced in a statement signed by Prof F. C. Piwuna, the Chairman of the University’s chapter of the Academic …

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Dangote Employs 15 Professors To Teach At Kano Varsity


The Chancellor of Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST) and Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has pledged to pay four- year wages of 15 science- based professors to teach at the university. In a press statement addressed to LEADERSHIP in Kano to mark the 15- year anniversary of …

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ASUP Threatens Indefinite Strike Over Unpaid Salaries, Others

ASUP leader-Asomugha Chibuzor

The fragile industrial peace currently being enjoyed in the nation’s institutions of higher learning may soon be shattered if the threat by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, to embark on an indefinite strike is anything to go by. The polytechnic lecturers are decrying the deplorable condition of state …

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Osun Secondary School Students Protest Govt.’s Parent’s Tax Clearance For Admission Policy


Although he has not paid their parents salaries for over eight months and businesses across the state are suffering as a result, Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has made the tender of three-year tax clearance of parents a pre-requisite of admittance of both new and returning students. This angered the …

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Ekiti Introduces N1,000 Education Levy For Secondary School Students

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Ekiti State government has directed students in secondary schools to start paying a token of N1, 000 per term and those of Primary Schools are to pay N500 towards educational development in the State. The Ekiti State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Jide Egunjobi made this known in …

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UNIZIK Apprehends 176 Impostors At Post-UTME Exams


Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) apprehended at least 167 impostors during the just concluded Post University Matriculation Examination, Post-UTME, of the institution. The arrested persons have been handed over to the police. The university’s director of information, Dr. Emma Ojukwu said the affected persons would be charged to court soon. …

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‘We Are No Longer Foolish’, NYSC Tells Students – NYSC


The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has told students of Obafemi Awolowo University that the body is no longer foolish like before in its dealings. In a program powered by the Division of Student Affairs, OAU in conjuction with NYSC, the later has educated the final year students and prospective …

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