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FCE Okene gets new provost

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Umar Hassan as the substantive Provost of the Federal College of Education, Okene, Kogi state. A statement signed by the acting Deputy Director, Directorate of Information of ...

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Unity Bank donates vehicle to Borno SUBEB

By Martin Paul Abuja With a view to facilitating the rehabilitation of North-east ravaged by Boko Haram insurgents, Unity Bank Plc has donated a vehicle to the Borno State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB). A statement made available to Blueprint ...

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Education: Taraba’s way out of rot

By Jumai Suleiman Thursday, October 12, was a historic day in Taraba state, especially for the education sector. On that day, 3,000 teachers newly recruited by the administration of Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku for primary schools received their letters of ...

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Kebbi to retrain unqualified teachers

Kebbi state government has decided to re-train unqualified teachers in the state, rather than sacking them. The Commissioner for Education, Muhamaadu Aliero, made the announcement yesterday in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital. Aliero was addressing newly-elected officers of the state’s ...

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FG, ASUP meet over strike notice

By Moses John Abuja The federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) hold crucial meeting over a 21-day strike notice given the union last week. Blueprint gathered that the meeting which was on the ...

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UBEB decries poor facilities in schools

Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB), Federal Capital Territory (FCT), led by the director, Dr. Adamu Jatau Noma, has decried the deplorable conditions of some schools structures in the Territory. This was revealed recently when the management team embarked on an ...

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Withheld WASSEC results out Nov 9

By Martin Paul   Abuja The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has assured candidates, whose result were withheld for various reason of soonest release A post by the examination body through its twitter handling stated that results of candidates for ...

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LAUTECH ASUU suspends 4 months strike

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology has suspended its four months strike after a meeting with its members at the university’s main campus in Ogbomoso This will be the second time the academic staff union ...

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Varsity explores oil in Bida, Sokoto

The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, has begun another round of oil and gas exploration research in the Bida and Sokoto Basins Th is was disclosed at a two-day workshop with titled “Bida and Sokoto Basins Hydrocarbon Exploration ...

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IBB varsity to check research plagiarism

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, has said it will employ the “Turnitin” software to check academic plagiarism Dr Kabir Adamu, the Turnitin Administrator in the institution, said this would encourage researchers and students to be original in their works Turnitin ...

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Jigawa suspends college provost over fight

Jigawa State Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, has suspended Aisha Mohammed Kazaure, the provost, College of Nursing and Midwifery, Birnin Kudu and Halima Mohammed Yunusa, Acting Director of School of Midwifery, after they were exchanged blows over N6,000 The college was ...

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UI to hold postUTME screening tomorrow

The registrar of the University of Ibadan, Mr O IOlukoya, has announced the 2017/18 post UTME screening of the university. The screening will hold between20th and 21st October, 2017 The exercise will commence at 800am each day. He said prospective ...

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Nasarawa poly rector’s house burgled

Unidentified gunmen recently invaded the residence of the Rector, Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, Dr Silas Gyer, in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state and stole his car, the school has said The suspected gunmen, stormed the rector’s house at ...

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FG to enforce JAMB’s cut-off mark

The federal government has said that it will prevail on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Examinations Board (JAMB) to enforce a cut-off point of 200 for candidates coming into the teaching profession The minister of state for education, Prof Anthony ...

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On Kaduna’s unqualified teachers

It is laudable that we now finally have a governor who at least pays attention to the primary education sub-sector of Kaduna state, in Malam Nasir El-Rufai. Having said this, I wasn’t surprised when the governor embarked on a mission ...

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Kad Poly ASUP suspends 7-week strike

By AbdulRaheem Aodu   Kaduna   Kaduna Polytechnic chapter of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its seven-week-old strike. Students of the institution were writing their second semester examinations when the lecturers decided to down tools following what ...

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Funding private varsities

It is important for the private universities in Nigeria to attract enough students for their programmes and also review their fees. Interestingly, some of them already have goodwill which is marketing their institutions. Others need to build theirs but this ...

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‘In school, but learning nothing’

Six out of 10 children and teenagers in the world are failing to reach basic levels of proficiency in learning, warns a hard-hitting report from the United Nations. The UN describes the findings as “staggering” and representing a “learning crisis”. ...

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NOUN opens community study centre in Potiskum

By Musa M. Buba Damaturu As part of efforts to upgrade the level of education in Yobe state, a non-governmental organisation, Potiskum Educational Forum (PEF) has secured the establishment of the National Open University (NOUN)Community Study Centre in Potiskum town. ...

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UniCal denies cancelling post- UTME test

By Kingston Obung Calabar University of Calabar (UniCal) has denied reports that the just concluded post- UTME test had been cancelled. It also disowned a Facebook account credited to a group called Cross River Political Network in which it insinuated ...

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