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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION REMOVES CRS AND IRS FROM CURRICULUM

Posted in Education on 21 April 2016. 200 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. 104 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. 71 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...

ASUU, Edo trade blame over ‘UNIBEN property’ demolition

Posted in Education on 06 March 2016. 72 hits.
The lingering crisis between the University of Benin and Edo State Government over the ownership of some properties at the Government Reservation Area took a twist on Tuesday, with the Academic Staff Union of Universities accusing the state government of completely demolishing the said...

JAMB cancels centres, relocates candidates

Posted in Education on 06 March 2016. 63 hits.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, yesterday cancelled two centres in the ongoing matriculation examination following complaints of poor facilities provided by the centres’ administrators in Lagos. Dr Beatrice Okorie, the Coordinator, National Headquarters Annex of the board in...

No special centre for 2016 UTME, says JAMB

Posted in Education on 22 February 2016. 78 hits.
Lagos –  The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Sunday,  said it would not create any special centre for the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The UTME, which will be Computer Base Test (CBT) mode all through, is expected to begin on Monday, Feb. 29. In a...

BENUE GOVT TO INVEST N7.6 BILLION IN PRIMARY EDUCATION

Posted in Education on 15 February 2016. 78 hits.
The Benue State Government has concluded arrangements to invest N7.6 billion into primary school education in the state. State Governor, Samuel Ortom, made the disclosure today at the thanksgiving mass and launching for the building of St. John’s Catholic, Church, Mbazemba, near Adaka, a suburb...

Yabatech expels 29 students for exam malpractice, fake results

Posted in Education on 15 February 2016. 89 hits.
Lagos – The Yaba College of Technology (YabaTech), Lagos, says it has expelled 29 students for presenting fake certificates. Mrs Titilayo Obadimu, the Deputy Registrar (Academics), said on Friday in a statement that of the number, some were expelled for examination misconduct during the...

NUC accredits three courses at Sokoto college

Posted in Education on 11 February 2016. 91 hits.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has accredited three additional degree programmes at the Shehu Shagari College of Education (SSCOE), Sokoto, the Provost, Dr. Dikko Goshe has said. The courses include Mathematics, Chemistry and Integrated Science. Explaining the outcome of the...

Poly Ibadan declares lecture free week over death of 6 students in auto crash

Posted in Education on 10 February 2016. 84 hits.
The management of The Polytechnic Ibadan on Tuesday declared a week long lecture free to mourn the sudden death of six of its students in the Department of Quantity Surveying in a fatal autocrash on Monday evening along Lagos/Ibadan expressway on Monday. This was disclosed by the Rector of the...

NECO adopts CBT for objective examinations

Posted in Education on 26 January 2016. 75 hits.
The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Monday said that it was concluding plans to migrate from the Paper- Pencil-Test mode to the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode for its objective examinations.  The registrar of the council, Prof. Abdulrashid Garba, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in...

We are set to conduct computer-based UTME in March, says JAMB

Posted in Education on 23 January 2016. 73 hits.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Saturday, declared its readiness to conduct this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) through Computer Based Test (CBT) in March. JAMB’s Head of Public Relations, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made this known in an interview with...

Tambuwal meets Shagari as Sokoto pledges to build teachers’ villages

Posted in Education on 23 December 2015. 89 hits.
Former President Shehu Shagari (left) presenting education brochures prepared by the Sokoto Education Trust Fund to Governor Aminu Tambuwal in Sokoto on Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015. As part of measures put in place to ensure the success of the state of emergency declared in the education sector in...

FUTA workers protest sack as SSANU begins strike

Posted in Education on 23 December 2015. 72 hits.
Some disengaged workers of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), in Ondo State staged a peaceful protest Wednesday over their dismissal by the federal government. Already, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) said there is no going back on its plan to...

Student orders teacher out of classroom in Osun school, as govt closes down 6 secondary schools

Posted in Education on 17 December 2015. 72 hits.
Against the backdrop of violence occasioned by cult attacks, Osun State government have shut down six schools within Osogbo metropolis with a view to checkmating growing level of chaos in the affected public schools. Tribune Online gathered that the violence, which erupted in Anglican High...

Nigeria can’t sustain generator-based economy – SSANU

Posted in Education on 17 December 2015. 59 hits.
•Says mass unemployment looms The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), yesterday, said that mass unemployment looms in the country following epileptic power supply that is hampering the operations of industries. National President of SSANU, Comrade Samson Ugwoke who raised...

Learn Africa rewards best NECO candidates

Posted in Education on 17 December 2015. 79 hits.
In its quest to encourage hard work among secondary school students, Learn Africa Education Development Foundation has rewarded best NECO candidates at the 2015 National Examination Councils. The duo, Justin Nwaoha of Isolog College, Ojodu and Taofeek Adelaja from Isolog College, Alagbole, Akute...

Group to Buhari’s Defence Minister : Produce the original of the President’s WAEC certificate if he has one

Posted in Education on 16 November 2015. 86 hits.
*warns against the  continuation  of  pre-election  false propaganda  that Buhari  has a valid WAEC  certificate A human rights group in Nigeria, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has called on the newly appointed Minister of Defence, Monsur Dan-Ali and the authorities of...

Kogi State University expels 68 students

Posted in Education on 26 October 2015. 227 hits.
Kogi State University, Ayangba, has expelled 68 students for examination malpractice and poor academic performance, according to a statement. The statement, issued by the Registrar of the university, Dr Yakubu Abubakar in Lokoja on Sunday, said 19 of the affected students were expelled for...

UNIJOS lecturers begin indefinite strike

Posted in Education on 26 October 2015. 227 hits.
Lecturers of the University of Jos, Plateau, have begun an indefinite strike to press home their demands for improved working conditions. The lecturers, in a statement by Prof F. C. Piwuna, the Chairman of the university’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Friday in...
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