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I’ll reposition Unilorin – VC

Newly appointed vice-chancellor, University of Ilorin, Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, has assured the university community of consolidated from where his predecessors stopped in the guest to develop the institution. Abdulkareem said in the Unilorin Bulletin made available to Blueprint shortly after ...

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Edo varsity shuns ASUU, begins semester exams

Edo University, Iyamho (EUI), has shunned the strike called by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as the institution commenced its second semester examinations yesterday. ASUU embarked on strike on August 14, over unpaid arrears and demands for improved ...

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Ebonyi lawmaker spends N1.7m on SSCE

The lawmaker representing Ohaozara west constituency in Ebonyi state House of Assembly, Deacon Onu Nwaonye, has given a total of N1.7 million for the payment of 2018 Senior Secondary certifi cate Examination (SSCE) for 110 students of Umunaga Secondary School ...

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WAEC exam to hold despite holiday

West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that the examinations slated for September 4 will hold despite the public holidays. The federal government has declared September 1 and 4 as public holidays to celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid el-Kabir. ...

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Strike: Osinbajo takes over negotiation with ASUU

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has taken over government’s negotiations with the striking varsity lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The lecturers had on August 13 commenced an indefinite nationwide strike over federal government’s failure ...

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Needless furore over JAMB cut-off mark

Professor Ish-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) must have been bemused at the controversies and negative reactions that have trailed the cut-off marks announced by administrators of tertiary institutions at the board’s policy meeting on plans ...

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We’ll call off strike if … – ASUU

…FEC to deliberate on impasse today   … NANS gives FG 21-day ultimatum       The meeting between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the ongoing strike yesterday suffered a major setback as ASUU ...

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UniLag’s Post-UTME holds Sept 18-22

University of Lagos yesterday said its Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) aptitude test for prospective students for the 2017/2018 academic session would hold from Sept. 18 to Sept. 22 The Institution’s Deputy Registrar, Information, Mr. Toyin Adebule, said in a statement that online ...

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Obaseki emerges UBTH boss

Dr. Darlington Ewaen Obaseki has been appointed the substantive Chief Medical Director (CMD, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), for a term of four years. A statement by the hospital’s Public Relation Officer, Mrs. Ibitoye Kehinde, stated that the CMD’s appointment ...

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Council appoints Abdulkareem as new Unilorin VC

Governing Council of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) yesterday announced a professor of chemical engineering, Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, as the 10th Vice Chancellor of the university. Abdulkareem succeeds the current Vice Chancellor, Prof Abdulganiyu Ambali, whose tenure ends October 15, this ...

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Reps rate Kebbi low in education

House of Representatives House Committee on Education has rated Kebbi state low in all aspects of primary and secondary education and also accused the state government of awarding all manner of school contracts to political patronage who don’t have knowledge ...

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Jamb: Gusau varsity pegs cut-off mark at 170

Federal University Gusau has announced 170 as minimum mark for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) cut-off marks for admission into the university for the 2017/2018 academic session. Information Offi cer of the university, Umar Usman, disclosed this in ...

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…Poly teachers kick, say it’s ridiculous

Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has faulted the recent cut-off point announced by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), describing it as “an embarrassment” to the system. National President of ASUP, Comrade Usman Dutse, who stated this in ...

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SUBEB boss threatens Nasarawa contractors

Nasarawa state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has threatened to sanction contractors that abandoned projects awarded to them in the state.   Chairman of the board, Alhaji Muhammed Danazumi, issued the warning yesterday when he held a meeting with contractors ...

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JAMB slashes varsity cut-off marks to 120

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has slashed the cut-off marks for admissions into Nigerian universities and degree awarding institutions from 180 to 120. Th e board, at its 2017 policy strategic meeting held in Abuja yesterday, said polytechnics and ...

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Don’t allow ASUU strike linger for another week, SDP urges Buhari 

[contact-form][contact-field label=”Name” type=”name” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Email” type=”email” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Website” type=”url” /][contact-field label=”Message” type=”textarea” /][/contact-form] The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, not to allow the ongoing strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ...

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UniAbuja, UNN lecturers join strike

Academic staff of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), have joined the on-going nationwide strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).   Chairman, ASUU-UNN, Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Abada, disclosed this at a news briefing yesterday in Nsukka, shortly after ...

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Shelve Strike Action, Senate Tells ASUU

The Senate Committee on Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), has called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to immediately shelve the ongoing strike action which commenced on Monday this week. This was just as the committee blamed the ...

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Kano to train 2,000 women on vocational skills

Kano state government has expressed its determination to train more than 2,000 Women on the acquisition of vocational skills for the Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje administration self-reliance initiatives to succeed. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the 125 women trained ...

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Strike looms as ASUU holds referendum

By Agboola Bayo Ibadan Fresh nationwide strike is looming in the nation’s universities as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday ordered all its branches to conduct a nationwide referendum on whether to resume its suspended strike action or ...

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