Education

FG Releases N1.3bn Earned Allowances For UNN Lecturers

Dr Ifeanyichukwu Abada, Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Nigeria Nsukka(UNN) chapter, says the Federal Government has released N1.3 billion as earned allowances of members of the union. Abada spoke to newsmen on Friday in Nsukka, at the end of an emergency congress of the union. He said the aim of the emergency congress was to inform ...

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Obi To Nigerians: Let’s Treat Education With The Seriousness It Deserves

A former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has called for attitudinal change towards education among Nigerians. He decried the subsisting situation of, in his words, “the lack of treating education with the seriousness it deserves by classifying money spent on it as expenditure rather than investment”. Making this observation on a visit to Good Shepherd Anglican Academy, Lokoja, ...

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Proprietor, Principal Tie Pupils To ‘Crosses’ For Lateness

The Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday arrested the proprietor and principal of Metorite Standard School, Ayetoro, for allegedly tying up two pupils of the school to  ‘crosses’ and flogging them with a horsewhip. The proprietor, Afolayan Joseph, and the yet-to-be-identified principal were said to have tied the pupils for allegedly coming late to school. PUNCH Metro learnt that a policeman, ...

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We Must Entrench True Federalism To Rescue Nigeria – Ambode

…says current power structure inhibiting national growth Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday reiterated the need for Nigeria to implement the federal system as originally intended, saying doing so remains the right path to rescue the country from the doldrums and myriad of challenges inhibiting growth and development. Governor Ambode, who spoke while delivering the University of Lagos ...

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Nigeria Hosts International Literary Quiz Competition

An international literary quiz competition designed to increase the reading ability and habits of school children around the world, will be hosted in Nigeria for the first time in February 2019. The Kids’ Lit Quiz will enable Nigerian school children to join their peers in other participating countries: Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom (UK) ...

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SERAP Sues Ajasin Varsity, Akeredolu Over Tuition Hike

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Adekunle Ajasin University and the Government of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu SAN over “unfair and arbitrary tuition hike, abuse of power, lack of free, prior, and informed consultation as well as a fundamental breach of legitimate expectations of students.” In the Originating Summons with Suit No:AK/103/18 filed last Friday at the High ...

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OAU Sex-For-Mark: Committee Recommends Indefinite Suspension Of Prof

The committee set up by the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has recommended indefinite suspension of a professor allegedly caught on tape demanding sex from a female student at the school. A member of the committee, who spoke to our correspondent in Oshogbo on Wednesday, said the committee recommended indefinite suspension of the professor. PUNCH Metro had reported ...

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University Teachers Move To Tackle Mediocrity, Decadence In Postgraduate Studies

Raymond Ozoji, Awka University teachers in the country have unanimously resolved to tackle issues concerning mediocrity, decadence and substandard nature of postgraduate programmes in the nation’s university system. This was the crux of the matter at the opening ceremony of the 55th meeting of the Committee of Deans of Postgraduate Schools in Nigerian Universities  ( CDPGS ) held on Monday ...

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UI, AAUA Urged To Reverse Illegal Increases In Fees Or Face Legal Action

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the authorities of the University of Ibadan and Adekunle Ajasin University to “immediately reverse the patently illegal increases in fees, as the fees would stigmatize students that may be unable to pay, lead to a filtering out of such students and foreclose any realistic possibility that they will contribute in even the smallest ...

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