Education

UK’s Prince George starts school, pregnant mum Kate too ill to go

Britain’s Prince George, the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth and third-in-line to the throne, started schoolon Thursday, but without his pregnant mother Kate to support him because she is suffering from morning sickness. George, 4, was taken by his father, Prince William, from their Kensington Palace home to Thomas’s Battersea School in southwest London, which says its most important rule is ...

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Aisha Buhari grants scholarship to 60 orphans in Daura

Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Hajia Aisha has given scholarship awards to 60 orphans in primary school in Daura, Katsina State. Buhari, who launched the scholarship scheme in Daura on Monday, said the scholarship would cover the six-year primary school education of the beneficiaries. She said the aim of the scheme was to promote education and increase access to the ...

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Dutse Federal University makes 160 as cut-off mark for admission

The Federal University, Dutse in Jigawa State has approved 160 cut-off point as its benchmark for the 2017/2018 admissions against the 120 set by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for universities in the country. The university’s Registrar, Malam Bukar Usman, announced this in a statement issued in Dutse on Saturday. JAMB had fixed 100 for candidates seeking admissions ...

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Abdulkareem becomes new Unilorin VC

By  Toyin Durosinlohun, Ilorim Professor Suleiman Ageh AbdulKareem has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of University of Ilorin. The new appointee who is billed to succeed the outgoing occupant, Professor Abduganiyu Ambali is a Professor of Chemical Engineering. He was also the Vice-Chancellor of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria.

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NANS flays JAMB, says 120 UTME cut-off mark will encourage indolence

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has condemned the recent downward review of cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions in the country. President of the association, Mr Chinonso Obasi in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said that such downward review of cut-off marks would encourage indolence among candidates. Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had at ...

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Unibadan Alumni plans “The Great Re-union in Lagos

By Popoola Wasiu The Alumni association of Nigeria Premier university, University of Ibadan, under the aegis of University of Ibadan Alumni Association, Lagos Chapter is planning to host her National Executive Council and the elders of her members into a big treat at the event tagged “Great Re-union and Elders Nite”.

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Lagos admits 5,278 pupils in model colleges

The Lagos State Ministry of Education on Wednesday said it has placed 5,278 successful candidates who scored 65 per cent and above in the last Model College placement test in the 16 Model Colleges/ Upgraded Secondary Schools. Mr Adesina Odeyemi, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, said this while announcing the result of the test in Lagos. He ...

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Select new VC from within to avoid further industrial actions – Unilorin ASUU Tells FG

Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye University of Ilorin chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged the Federal Government to select the institution’s new Vice Chancellor from within, “so as not to import a culture of strikes”. Its Chairman, Dr. Usman Raheem, in a speech on Monday, at the launch of 170 ASUU Luxury Quarters, said that it would be ...

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Six kidnapped Lagos school pupils freed in Ondo

By Our Correspondent The six students of Lagos Model College,Igbonla, Epe have regained their freedom in far away Ondo State on Friday after over 65 days in the den of the captor. The students whose plight drew serious attention from within and outside the country were abducted on May 25, 2027 in their school in Epe town. Though details of ...

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MMM partners Foundation to Empowers Students in Taraba

A nongovernmental organization, Judith Clement Charity Foundation (JCCF) in partnership with MMM Nigeria has given students in Taraba State some educational materials worth thousands of naira.   According to the founder of JCCF, Mrs Judith Clement, herself a product of one of the benefiting schools, said the foundation decided to partner with MMM to bring succour to the benefiting students- ...

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