Education

How we retained the University of Lagos name – VC

The University of Lagos name was retained because it was an institution set up by an act of parliament. Former President Goodluck Jonathan had wanted to rename it after late politician and philanthropist, Moshood Abiola. The out-going Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Rahamon Bello, disclosed this at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Lagos. “University ...

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JAMB bans pens, watches at 2018 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), organiser of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), has banned the use of wrist watches and pens during the conduct of its 2018 test. The board’s Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede disclosed this to newsmen on the sideline of the sensitisation workshop for Computer Based Test (CBT) centre owners on Wednesday in Lagos. According ...

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Adeyemi College will soon become a university, says provost

Provost of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Ondo State, Prof. Olukoya Ogen, on Wednesday in Akure said that the college would soon be converted to a university. Ogen made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman, Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State chapter, Mr Ojo Oyewamide Represented by the Head of ...

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Protesting teachers sack Kaduna Assembly over test

Teachers in Kaduna State under the umbrella of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) have sacked the state House of Assembly. In the peaceful demonstration that later turned violent, the angry teachers destroyed properties within the premises of the Assembly Complex. They are protesting the decision of the state government to conduct what it (the government) termed a competency examination ...

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Group set to report Fayemi to Buhari over plan to sack 20,000 Kaduna teachers

A group, Northern Youths Movement has accused a former Governor of Ekiti State and present Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi as the brain behind moves to sack no fewer than 20,000 teachers in Kaduna State. This is coming just as the youths have vowed to report the minister to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the Fayemi is ...

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Reps leader, Gbajabiamila teaches Lagos school pupils

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday in Lagos took to teaching, taking Senior Secondary 3 students in some schools in his Surulere 1 Federal Constituency through some subjects. The lawmaker taught the students topics in Economics at Gbaja Girls High School, New Era Girls Secondary School and Onitolo High School. Gbajabiamila told newsmen ...

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JAMB rules out reduction in 2018 UTME fee

The Registrar of   Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede says the board may not review downward the fee for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in 2018. Oloyede told newsmen on Thursday in Ilorin  that the board had initially thought of reducing the fee  for UTME  in 2018. The JAMB registrar,  who decried  the unwholesome activities of  some  parents ...

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UNILAG postpones Post-UTME test

The University of Lagos (UNILAG)  has postponed its 2017/2018 Post-UTME Aptitude test previously scheduled for Monday 18th to Friday 22, September. A new date according to an announcement by the institution on Tuesday will be on the University website. Candidates are to visit www.unilag.edu.ng for information on the new date. The postponement does not affect the on-going application for the Post-UTME screening which ...

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WAEC set to re-introduce electronic marking system for exams

The West African Examinations Council International Office (WIO) in Lagos, says it was set to re-introduce electronic marking for its tests. The Head of the Office, Mr Adelowo Maliki, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Monday. According to him, the marking before now was done with some foreign partners based in the United Kingdom. “We started ...

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LASU sacks ASUU leaders, others for misconduct

The Governing Council of the Lagos State University (LASU) has approved the dismissal of 17 academic and non-academic staff. According to a statement issued by the university’s spokesman, those affected by the action include the chairman and vice-chairman of Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) of the institution, over various malpractices. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman are Dr Isaac Oyewunmi and Dr ...

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