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NBTE tells Poly Rectors to check corruption in their schools


The regulatory body of polytechnics and other technical institutions of learning in the country, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), has advised heads of the 556 institutions under it to shun the act of borrowing lecturers to get accreditation. The board lamented that, “transparency is lacking in our institutions today. ...

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JAMB To Begins Sale Of 2016 UTME Forms Aug 31


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said arrangement had been concluded for the sale of its 2016 application documents. This is contained in a statement by the board’s head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Lagos. According to ...

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Why We Won’t Adopt Computer Based Test, By WAEC


The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said that the adoption and full implementation of the Computer-Based Test (CBT) mode will not be feasible for now, due to the nature of its examinations. WAEC’s Head of National Office (HNO), Dr Charles Eguridu disclosed this at an interactive forum with journalists ...

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Helping Students To Choose Future Careers


SIXTY one students from four secondary schools in Lagos – Queen’s College, Yaba; Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba; Yaba College of Technology Secondary School and King’s College, Lagos went through a training/ mentoring programme called Summer Stem Field Experience 2015, organized by Grow With Nigeria, a non-government organisation (NGO) ...

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Photos : UNILAG undergraduates build eco-friendly car


A team of students in the University of Lagos built an eco-friendly car. They say the car doesn’t emit gas doesn’t utilize fossil fuel. They built the car under the Project Dove Initiative and have successfully completed their first model, Dove P1, utilizing locally sourced materials and building it right ...

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Exam debt: We paid N269m for 2014/2015 WASSCE –Delta govt


Delta State Government yesterday said it does not belong to the class of states indebted to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in the conduct of the 2014/2015 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The examination body recently raised the alarm that 19 states of the federation owed it ...

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WAEC reverses self, to release withheld results tomorrow


WEST African Examination Council (WAEC), yesterday announced that it would within 24 hours release the results of candidates in the 13 states that owe fees for the 2015 May, June Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE). Head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Mr. Charles Eguridu disclosed this yesterday ...

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WAEC withholds results of candidates in 13 states over N4b debt


The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Monday released the results of the May/June 2015 West African Senior School Certificates Examination (WASSCE) taken by 1.6million candidates. The results revealed that only 39% of exam takers obtained five credits (including English and Math). The management of the Council, on the other ...

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UNILAG disowns lecturer who raped admission seeker


Authorities of the University of Lagos on Sunday disowned the randy lecturer, Dr. Akin Baruwa, who reportedly raped an 18-year-old admission seeker. Baruwa allegedly raped the young girl (name withheld), who is seeking admission to the university, in his office on July 23, 2015. The lecturer, currently in detention at ...

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Kano battles with overseas students N3bn unpaid tuition


The Kano State Government is battling to pay over N3bn school fees of its students in foreign universities and 50 female nursing students. State Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje, said this while receiving members of the General Association of Northern Nigerian Students based in Egypt at the Government House on Friday. ...

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NUC: Maryam Abacha university degrees not recognised


The National Universities Commission has handed down a hard knock on degrees obtained online from any institution outside the country, saying henceforth such certificates would not be recognised as a means of seeking employment or doing other legitimate business in Nigeria. The commission also slammed Maryam Abacha American University, in ...

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First class graduates to serve in varsities —NYSC


The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen.Johnson Olawumi, said on Wednesday in Kaduna that prospective corps members with First Class degrees would henceforth be posted to universities for their primary assignments. Also to be posted to the universities, according to Olawumi, are corps members who graduated with ...

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Parents, candidates protest as UNILAG defends cut-off marks


Hundreds of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates on Wednesday morning stormed the University of Lagos to protest against the decision of the institution to stop them from doing the forthcoming post-UTME. The candidates alleged that the authorities of university, in liaison with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, had rolled ...

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350 academics to storm UNN for 6th African regional conference


At least, three-hundred and fifty academics, comprising Vice Chancellors and Deans of Science are expected to participate at the 6th African Regional Conference of Vice Chancellors and Deans of Science, Engineering and Technology, (COVIDSET). The conference scheduled for October 4th to 7th, 2015 will be hosted by the University of ...

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