Education

Kebbi Closes 7 Schools Over Insecurity

Kebbi has closed seven schools considered unsafe following the recent abduction of students and teachers of Federal Government College(FGC) Birnin Yauri by bandits. Chairman Kebbi chapter of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), Isah Arzika stated this. According to Arzika the shut schools are in vulnerable areas of the state believed to be soft targets of bandits. He noted that ...

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JAMB Blames NIN For Drop In Revenue, Delists 25 CBT Centres

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has attributed the drop in the revenue it generated from the sale of forms for the 2021 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examinations and the Direct Entry Examinations to the introduction of the National Identification Number requirement into the registration process. It said the NIN requirement made it impossible for some prospective candidates to ...

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Glitz As UNIZIK Mass Comm Dept Celebrates Silver Jubilee   

Raymond Ozoji, Awka It was all glitz and glamour at the Silver Jubilee Celebration and Alumni  Homecoming of the Department of Mass Communication Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra state, as the department went down memory lane to reminisce as well as recount the story of how it all started 25 years ago. It was a grand occasion as pioneer lecturers ...

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Sex Scandal: Sanwo-Olu Hails UNILAG On Discipline

•Governor Receives Visitation Panel Members Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has hailed the University of Lagos (UNILAG) for entrenching the culture of discipline and sustaining the school’s academic excellence. The Governor particularly praised the university management for the recent disciplinary action taken against two erring academic staff indicted in sex-for-mark scandal that rocked the school. He said the sanction ...

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ASUU President, Ogunyemi, Bows Out

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, on Friday, delivered his valedictory speech at the conference of the union held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. In the speech marking the end of his three-year tenure as the leader of the academic body, Ogunyemi thanked the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris ...

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JAMB Reschedules 2021 UTME

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced new dates for its 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The changes were perhaps due to hitches experienced by thousands of candidates who are trying to register for the examination using the National Identification Number (NIN) made compulsory for all candidates participating in the examination. JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, who announced the ...

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Malicious Lies Cannot Distract Our Goal Of Establishing The Best Faculty Of Agriculture In Africa — Prof Ernest Igwe

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu It takes no time at all for Fake News and Hate Speech to go viral across the whole wide world. The nameless and faceless voice trended all over the social media accusing Prof. Ernest Chukwusoro Igwe, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Charles Esimone, of “undertaking the life-threatening suicide mission of ...

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Lagos Connects 100 Schools To Broadband Internet

…as Sanwo-Olu  commissions 66-classroom blocks in four Lagos schools   Four magnificent newly completed school buildings were unveiled on Thursday by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu across three Local Government Areas (LGA) in Lagos State. The multi-level ultra-modern buildings are part of the infrastructure projects completed by the Ministry of Education under the Lagos Metropolitan Development and Governance Project (LMDGP), which is covering ...

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Federal Cooperative College Oji River Advocates Self-Employment After Graduation 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka “We are preparing our students to be job creators rather than job seekers.” That was the hallmark of the address delivered by the provost of the Federal Cooperative College Oji River Enugu state, Dr. Owan Obodagu Tonica, at the 23rd matriculation ceremony of the institution held Friday 30th April, 2021 at the matriculation arena. The matriculation ceremony ...

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Girls Education Critical To Progressive Society, Says Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to quality education and promotion of equal opportunities for the girl child.    Speaking after a close-door meeting with the United Kingdom (UK) Minister for Africa, Mr. James Duddridge; Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Nigeria and Special Envoy for Girls Education, Helen Grant and British Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. ...

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