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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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JAMB announces cut-off mark for UTME admission


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the cut-off mark for admission into all tertiary institutions in Nigeria.JAMB, and stakeholders in education sector, Tuesday met in Abuja to set the cut off mark for 2015\2016 admission into tertiary institutions in the country. It was announced for 2015\2016 admission, ...

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OAU shut over workers protest


The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has asked students to vacate the university after its emergency senate meeting held on Sunday. It was gathered that the closure, which was tagged as ‘mid-semester break’ was connected to the continuous protest by workers under the aegis of Non Academic Staff Union, ...

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FCET lecturer forges results for postal workers


A lecturer with the Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Yaba, Bola Temiye, has been arrested by the police for allegedly forging the school’s statement of results for two workers of the Nigerian Postal Service. PUNCH Metro learnt that the 46-year-old, who lectured at the Orile Agege study centre of ...

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UI emerges Nigeria’s best varsity


The 2015 ranking of African universities and higher institutions has placed the University of Ibadan as the best in Nigeria and eighth in Africa. The Journals Consortium conducted the ranking, which involved 1,447 African universities and higher institutions. The focus of the ranking was on research publications, citations from the ...

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‘Public varsities should admit more students’


Dr. Mahfouz Adedimeji is the Director, Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin, and a Fulbright scholar. He talks about ways to check some of the problems confronting the education sector with SUCCESS NWOGU What are the areas you think the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari can focus ...

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JAMB to determine admissions cut-off marks on July 14


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will hold its 2015 Policy meeting on July 14 to determine cut-off marks for admission of candidates into tertiary institutions. This was contained in a statement signed by Mr Fabian Benjamin, the board’s Public Relations Officer, and made available to newsmen ...

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‘34m Children Out Of School In Conflict Countries’


A new report by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), yesterday in its Education For All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR) shows that 34 million children and adolescents are out of school in conflict-affected countries. It added that the most vulnerable are the hardest hit as the ...

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Teachers Besiege Maltina Teacher Of The Year Website


As entries for the newly launched Maltina Teacher of the year award draws to a close, organisers say they have recorded a deluge of entries as teachers rush to meet the deadline. Reports from collation centres of the Maltina Teacher of the Year across the country indicates that scores of ...

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