UNICAL bows to pressure, suspends planned fee hike amidst students’ protest

December 5, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Calabar, Florence Obi, has directed that the new fees introduced by the institution be put on hold until further notice. The directive was contained in a statement issued by the university’s Registrar, Gabriel Egbe, and made available to reporters on Monday. The management of the institution had approved an adjustment in school fees after its emergency Read More

2024: JAMB announces sale of forms, exam dates for UTME, others *See where to click

November 29, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced dates for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The board said sales for forms for the examination will start on January, 15 and end on February 26. In a statement by JAMB’s Public Communication Advisor (PAC), Fabian Benjamin, the board said the main UTME will be held from 19th to Read More

Yobe education rejuvenation best recovery process – Swiss Ambassador

November 24, 2023 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

  The Swiss Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Nicolas Lang, has said the investment in education by Yobe state government to rejuvenate the sector is the best recovery process from insurgency. A statement by Director General Press and Media  Affairs Government House Damaturu Mamman Mohammed, quoted Lang as saying this  in Abuja Thursday when Governor Buni paid him a courtesy visit in his office. He Read More

NAPS to NBTE: Stop accreditation of private polytechnics, monotechnics, others

November 17, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The leadership of the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) has appealed to the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to as a matter of urgency stop the accreditation of private Polytechnics, Monotechnics and Colleges of Technology in Nigeria. NAPS in a statement on Friday by its Senate President, Comr. Adeniji Boluwaji Temitope, and addressed to the Executive Secretary of Read More

OAU loses lecturer

November 15, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

A lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Osun state was reported to have slumped and died in his office. The deceased, Dr Ayo Ojediran lectured at the Department of Science And Technology Education, Faculty of Education in the school. It was gathered that the lecturer was found dead in his office on Tuesday, November 14 by some of his colleagues. Read More

Popular Nigerian university halts semester exams, joins nationwide strike

November 15, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The management of Bayero University, Kano State, has put on hold till further notice all academic activities, including the ongoing 2022/2023 first semester undergraduate examinations. The acting Registrar of the institution, Mrs Amina Abdullahi, said this in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday night. The statement noted that the suspension followed the nationwide strike by the Nigeria Labour Read More

Nationwide strike: ASUU joins NLC, TUC

November 14, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has directed its members to join the nationwide strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC). The ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke directed compliance in a letter to ASUU zonal coordinators and branch chairpersons across the country. NLC had on Monday announced the commencement of the industrial action Read More

Breaking: Like JAMB, WAEC transforms, begins CBT exams, sets registration kick-off date

November 13, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Monday, said it would conduct computer-based (West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates. WAEC, in a statement issued by the Public Affairs Department and signed by Moyosola F. Adesina, the Ag. Head Public Affairs, Yaba, Lagos, also said the registration for the examination will commence on Monday, December 18, 2023. The Read More

4th best public secondary school: Alumni celebrates principal, staff, students on presidential award

November 10, 2023 Paul Okah 0

Following the triumph of Government Secondary School, Afikpo (GSSA), Ebonyi state, in the just concluded 2023 World Teacher’s Day celebration in Abuja, the Government Secondary School, Afikpo Alumni Association (GSSAAA) will, November 11, honour the school principal, Mr. Ogbonnia Nwachi, alongside teachers and students of the institution. Recall that GSSA emerged winner of a presidential award on October 5, having Read More

Again, ASUU lecturers declare fresh strike

November 9, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), Plateau State University Chapter have resumed an indefinite strike over the inability of the State government to meet the agreement signed with the Union in 2022. In a statement issued on Thursday and signed by Dr Hassan Zitta and Comrade Deme Bitrus, the Chairman and Secretary respectively, the Association said the Read More

Alvan Ikoku College now University – Official

November 8, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The federal government has upgraded the Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education (AIFCE) to a university status. This was disclosed by the former provost of the AIFCE who is now the acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Stella Lemchi. She said: “We bring you warm greetings from the entire Community of Alvan Ikoku University of Education, Owerri. This is to acquaint you Read More

KASSOBA holds dinner, reunion in Abuja

November 8, 2023 Content Editor 0

The national president of the Kagoro Secondary School Old Boys Association (KASSOBA), Dr Mark Anthony, has commended the Abuja chapter of the association for the selfless service of some members of the chapter, which has led to the development of the association. He stated this at a dinner and reunion organized by the Abuja chapter of the association. Represented by Read More

Students slams suit on Makinde over relocation of LAUTECH

November 5, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Some students and parents at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso have dragged Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to court over relocating the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in the institution to Iseyin. Recall that Governor Makinde relocated the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in the institution to Iseyin in the Oke Ogun geo-political zone. Second-year students of the Read More

UNIZIK suspends staff for ‘forging degree, NYSC certificate’

November 2, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, commonly known as UNIZIK has suspended a member of the staff of the institution, Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor, over allegation of certificate forgery. A press release by the Special Adviser to the Vice Chancellor on Public Relations and Special Duties, Emmanuel Ojukwu, stated that Nwafor allegedly forged his degree and the National Youth Service Corps Read More

Otedola shares N1m each to hundreds of students

October 26, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Following his investiture as the Chancellor of Augustine University, Ilara-Epe, Lagos State, Mr Femi Otedola, on Thursday announced a total of one billion naira to support students’ fees and school renovations. Part of the one billion naira was a one million naira scholarship for each student of the university to support in the payment of their fees for the 2023/2024 Read More

UNIAbuja gets 13 new professors, others

October 26, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The University of Abuja (UniAbuja) has approved the promotion of 23 academic staff to professorial rank. According to a statement by the acting director, Information and University Relations, Dr. Habib Yakoob, 13 of the staff got promoted to the rank of Professor, while 10 others were elevated to the rank of Associate Professor. The University had approved the promotion of Read More

Breaking: At last, Tinubu reveals when students’ loan scheme will take-off

October 23, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

President Bola Tinubu has assured that the era of industrial actions in the nation’s academic environment has come to an end. He then revealed that the administration’s Students Loan Scheme will take-off January 2024. President Tinubu gave the assurance on Monday while speaking at the 29th edition of the annual Nigerian Economic Summit, anchored by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group Read More

NUC approves 14 programmes for Transportation University, Daura take-off

October 22, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Federal University of Transportation, Daura, located in Katsina state, has received the approval from the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the commencement of fourteen key programmes, as confirmed by the institution’s pioneer Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Umar Adam-Katsayal. The approval came following the recent visit of the NUC resource verification team to the university. In a letter dated October 18, 2023, Read More

NOUN matriculates 18,679 students

October 21, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has matriculated 18,679 new students. Vice Chancellor of NOUN, Professor Olufemi Peters, implored the new students to exhibit exemplary character as they sojourn in their academic activities with the institution. According to a press statement by the director, media and publicity, NOUN, Ibrahim Sheme, the vice chancellor spoke at the 25th matriculation ceremony Read More

NANS election: Southwest students’ leaders rally support for Afeez, hail Tinubu

October 14, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The South West Chapter of the National Association of Nigerians Students, (NANS) has commended Seyi Tinubu, son of the President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for his endorsement and support given to Comrade Akinteye Babatunde Afeez (BABTEE). Afeez is contesting to become NANS Senate President. In a release made available to newsmen and signed by NANS South-west leaders, the students stressed Read More

Peace organisation gives 300 pupils scholarships, educational materials

October 11, 2023 Editor 0

It was a day of joy and fulfilment for children and teachers of L.E.A Primary School Gwarimpa 1, Abuja when a peace organisation known as Most Notable Peace Icons Africa came in their numbers to bring succur to parents who are gnashing their teeth to couch out money to pay their children/ward’s school fees in this continued biting economy in Read More