Latest Articles: Education

Ogun students protest lecturers’ unpaid 14-month salaries

Posted in Education on 15 June 2016. 57 hits.
Students of the Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu Ijebu, Ogun State, on Wednesday, stormed the Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, protesting the alleged non-payment of 14-month salaries of their lecturers. The students who came in three buses, were armed...

Delta To Introduce Boarding System In Schools, Says Okowa

Posted in Education on 15 June 2016. 51 hits.
… Commissions More Projects DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has said boarding system will be introduced in some of the schools in the state from next academic session. The Governor dropped the hint (14/06/16) at Ofagbe, Isoko North local government area of the state while...

Aregbesola threatens to expel students ‘wearing choir robes’ to schools

Posted in Education on 15 June 2016. 52 hits.
The Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun on Tuesday said students who wore unauthorised cloths to any public schools in the State would be expelled henceforth. Aregbesola stated this at the commissioning of St Micheal’s Government Middle School, Ibokun while reacting to different choir robes and...

Hijab crisis: Osun CAN orders Christian students to attend classes in church robes

Posted in Education on 11 June 2016. 82 hits.
Osogbo—Osun State Christian Association of Nigeria, OSCAN, has directed all female Christian students in both primary and secondary schools in the state to wear their church garments to their different schools, beginning from Monday. There was however palpable tension in some schools in...

UNIPORT SUSPENDS VC

Posted in Education on 07 June 2016. 62 hits.
June 7, 2016 Education 266 Views The Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Prof. Ndowa E. S. Lale, has been suspended by the governing council of the university after its meeting today, Monday 6th June 2016. The vice chancellor had earlier sued the governing council of the...

Students protest: Oyo orders closure of schools

Posted in Education on 07 June 2016. 62 hits.
Says NLC strike is illegal Oyo State Government has ordered the immediate closure of all primary and secondary schools in the state as a way of protecting the lives and properties of the entire citizenry. In a statement issued on behalf of the state government by the State Communication team,...

Reps Seek Recall Of Open Varsity VC

Posted in Education on 04 June 2016. 85 hits.
Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Tertiary Education and Services have appealed to the federal government to rescind its sack of the Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Vincent Tenebe. The lawmakers stated that since Tenebe was already...

FG Scraps Post UTME, Pegs Cut-off Point At 180

Posted in Education on 03 June 2016. 85 hits.
The federal government yesterday announced the cancellation of the post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) into the nation’s institutions of higher learning. Post UTME is usually conducted by universities for candidates after they have passed the Unified Tertiary Matriculation...

We’ll go nude to protest lecturers’ strike — Bayelsa students

Posted in Education on 31 May 2016. 73 hits.
May 29, 2016 Education, News 153 Views Some students of the Bayelsa State-owned Niger Delta University, Amassoma, have taken to the streets to protest the indefinite closure of the university. The lecturers of the institution had on April 28 gone on an indefinite strike, following the...

Nigerian Varsities Secure Access To 100,000 E-Books

Posted in Education on 26 May 2016. 61 hits.
‎ By NAN — No fewer than 100, 000 e-books are now available to Nigerian universities via the Nigerian Research and Education Network.(NgREN). Prof. Julius Okojie, the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), made this disclosure at the formal donation of a -four- million...

FG sacks 106 staff of varsity staff schools

Posted in Education on 20 May 2016. 89 hits.
May 20, 2016 Education, featured post 360 Views AT least 106 workers of University Staff schools in the country have been allegedly sacked by the Federal Government, while another 76 members from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Osun State were also said to be on the waiting list of...

FG to employ 500,000 new teachers- Minister

Posted in Education on 20 May 2016. 57 hits.
The Federal Ministry of Education on Thursday reiterated its resolve to recruit 500,000 new teachers to enhance academic activities in the 104 Unity Colleges across the country. The Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, announced this while speaking with newsmen on the sideline...

Court Orders UNILORIN To Pay KWIRS 900m Naira Tax Arrears

Posted in Education on 16 May 2016. 70 hits.
A court has ordered the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) to pay an outstanding tax liability of 970 million Naira to the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS). The presiding judge, Justice Bayo Yusuf, gave the ruling at the Kwara State High Court situated in Ilorin, the state’s capital in...

Octogenarian author decries scrapping history from school curriculum

Posted in Education on 16 May 2016. 73 hits.
ENUGU – An octogenarian and renowned author, Prof. Anezionwu Okoro, has decried the scrapping of history from secondary school curriculum in Nigeria, saying no country could develop without history. Okoro, 87, made the observation in Enugu on Sunday at the inaugural meeting of the Board of...

Gov. Okowa Advocates Review Of Tertiary Institutions Curricular

Posted in Education on 24 April 2016. 114 hits.
*As Delsu Holds 10th Convocation Ceremony Delta State Governor Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has called for a review of the curricular of tertiary institutions with emphasis on skill acquisition and entrepreneurial leadership development to drive the economic diversification of the country. Governor...

DELSU produces 24 first class graduates

Posted in Education on 24 April 2016. 122 hits.
The Vice Chancellor, Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Prof. Victor Peretomode, on Saturday, said 24 students of the institution bagged first class degree at its 10th Convocation ceremony. The vice chancellor said this in his address at the convocation arena in Abraka. He said a total of...

Error establishing a database connection

Posted in Education on 23 April 2016. 166 hits.
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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION REMOVES CRS AND IRS FROM CURRICULUM

Posted in Education on 21 April 2016. 193 hits.
April 21, 2016 Education, News 878 Views The Federal Ministry of Education has announced that in order to reduce the workload of primary and junior secondary pupils, they will be cutting down subjects from 20 to a maximum of ten subjects under the nine-year basic educational curriculum in...

UNICAL retires professor for alleged plagiarism

Posted in Education on 14 April 2016. 101 hits.
The University of Calabar (UNICAL) has expelled 33 students for alleged examination malpractice. The Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof Zana Akpagu, made this known during a briefing. A professor, the VC said, was also retired by the Senate for plagiarism. Prof Akpagu said the development was in line...

Federal Poly Bida To Graduate 28,000 Students

Posted in Education on 15 March 2016. 65 hits.
No fewer than 28 ,000 students of the  Federal Polytechnic Bida in Niger State  between  2008-2015 will be graduating at the  joint 14th convocation ceremony slated for Saturday, April 2 at the institution’s convocation square, Bida . In a  statement signed by the institution’s public relation...
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