Education

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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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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