Education

Giving Back To English: How Nigerian Words Made It Into The Oxford English Dictionary

Photo by Bruce Milton Miller/Fairfax Media via Getty Images. Kingsley Ugwuanyi, Northumbria University, Newcastle Nigeria was recently in the spotlight when the Oxford English Dictionary announced that its January 2020 update included 29 Nigerian English words. The reception, in both the traditional and new media, was nothing short of sensational. Most Nigerians expressed a great sense of pride in the ...

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IPPIS: FG, ASUU’s Talks Crumble Again

There were indications on Tuesday that the  Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ resumed negotiation over the  Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System had again hit a brick wall. The PUNCH on Tuesday gathered that the Federal Government had again rejected a model, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, proposed by ASUU as an alternative to the IPPIS. ...

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1.4 million Candidates Register For 2020 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said that a total of 1,434,632 candidates have registered for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The JAMB said this in a bulletin issued in Abuja on Monday and made available to our correspondent. The board called on candidates to begin the printing of their examination slips from the portal for the optional ...

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Prepare For Strike, ASUU Tells Members

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, yesterday, accused the Federal Government of being notorious for breaching mutual agreements just as it directed its members to be ready for a strike that could be declared anytime. Describing the Federal Government as a serial defaulter, the academic union, through the Chairman ASUU University of Ibadan Chapter, Professor Deji Omole, said the ...

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Strike: ASUU To Hold NEC Meeting

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will hold a National Executive Council, NEC, meeting anytime from now to decide what action to take on government’s refusal to implement a Memorandum of Action, MoA, both parties endorsed on February 7, last year. Speaking in a chat with Vanguard on Tuesday, the Chairman of ASUU, University of Lagos, UNILAG chapter. Dr ...

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Seek Happiness By Touching Lives And Supporting Education – Obi

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2019 election, Mr. Peter Obi, has encouraged Nigerians to seek happiness through a better, enriching way, by touching lives and supporting education in the country. He gave the advice on Tuesday while speaking to students of St. Mary’s Prestigious College, Awka, Anambra State. Obi, who described education as the most ...

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IPPIS: We’ll Stop Work If Our Members Salaries Are Stopped ― ASUU President

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has accused some elements within and outside the government of trying to sabotage its efforts at resolving the impasse over the enrolment of its members on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS. ASUU also threatened to stop work if their members salaries are stopped. Speaking in a chat with Vanguard on ...

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Obi Laments Burning Of Anambra School, Extends Support

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has described the recent burning of the hostel of Patterson Grammar school, Awada, Onitsha, owned and managed by the Anglican Diocese on the Niger as a national calamity which should be treated as such. Obi said this during his visit to the school soon after the fire incident that gutted one ...

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Obi Donates Computers, Printers And Generator To School

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has donated 12 laptops with printers and a generator to power them to St. Patrick’s International Secondary School, Awka, Anambra State. Presenting the facilities to the Senior Prefect of the school, Miss Nwamba Childera, on Tuesday, Obi called on Nigerians and all men of goodwill to assist schools in any capacity ...

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