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UNILORIN a terrorist organisation – ASUU

…Rejects Secretary’s sack By Agboola Bayo Ibadan The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), yesterday, rejected the sack of its UNILORIN Secretary, Dr Solomon Oyelekan, by the University management. Oyelekan’s suspension was announced barely 72hours after the chairman, Dr Kayode ...

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Campuses bubble as students return

Academic and social activities returned to the various universities after the suspension of nationwide strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), last Monday. Blueprint which monitored the return of students revealed how number of passengers increased in various motor ...

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NOUN don harps on need for employable graduates

A university lecturer has reiterated the need for African universities to produce graduates with needed skills for global competitiveness, argumentative analysis and employment. Th e Dean, Faculty of Post-graduate School, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Dr. Sama’ila Mande, made ...

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Mass literacy: Commission to capture 10m Nigerians

National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult Education and Non-Formal Education (NMEC), said it has developed an operational plan for a “National Mass Literacy Programme’’ aimed at reaching to 10 million Nigerians. Executive Secretary of the commission, Professor Abba Haladu, said ...

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75m Nigerians Illiterate – FG’

Th e federal government yesterday described the rate of illiteracy in the country as “alarming,” saying between 65 and 75 million Nigerians were illiterate. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, stated this yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on Governor ...

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UTME: Unilorin screens 64,000 applicants

University of Ilorin (Unilorin) yesterday commenced the University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screening for no fewer than 64,000 candidates seeking admissions there for the 2017/2018 academic session. Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs Department of the University, Mr. Kunle Akogun, told the ...

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COREG charges FG on skill acquisition in schools

ja Conference of Registrars of Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology in Nigeria (COREG) has charged the federal government to reinvigorate entrepreneurial skills acquisition in schools to arrest the sprawling unemployment among the youths. Rising from its 71st regular meeting held ...

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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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