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Kaduna State Demolishes Shiite School

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The Kaduna State Government on Thursday demolished a school owned by the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria. The government has banned the group amidst what appears a clampdown on its activities by state and federal officials. The leader of the IMN, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is still in detention without trial since ...

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Ambrose Alli University shut over violent student riots

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Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, has been shut down indefinitely following violent student protest. ‎The students were reportedly protesting a 200 percent increase to their tuition fees. The University’s Public Relations Officer, Edward Aihevbe, explained in a press statement that the decision to close the institution was reached after the University’s ...

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Tiv, Idoma and Igede to be taught in Benue schools

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The Benue State Government says it is already working to ensure that the three major indigenous languages in the state (Tiv, Idoma and Igede) are taught in all schools across the state in line with the new National Policy of Education on the teaching of mother tongue at Basic education ...

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Senate suspends amendment of JAMB Act

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The Senate on Wednesday said it had suspended its plan to amend the Act establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. This comes barely two weeks after it announced the plan to amend the Act. According to the Senate, the move was suspended to allow for adequate consultation with stakeholders. ...

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JAMB to scrap uniform cut-off points for varsities, others

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has hinted that it may cancel the use of uniform cut-off points for admitting candidates that took the Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The issue of cut-off marks as currently being used for admission, it said, should be subjected to national debate by stakeholders. The ...

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Kwara shuts 10 private schools built with wood

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The Kwara Government on Friday said it had shut down 10 private schools built with wooden slabs and operating without due authorisation from the state government. Hajia Zainab Bello, the Director, Quality Assurance Bureau (QAB) of the Kwara Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, told the News Agency of ...

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OAU students’ protests school closure on social media

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Students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), on Wednesday took to Twitter to protest the continued closure of the institution. The students began the social media and online campaign after The Association of Campus Journalists OAU made the call, in a statement signed by its PRO. The statement reads in part, ...

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