Education

Drama as staff, students protest as court remands ex-OAU VC for graft

Staff members and students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun State on Tuesday staged violent protest at the premises of Osun State High Court, Ede. The protest followed Justice David Oladimeji’s order that a former Acting Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Anthony Elujoba and the bursar Mrs Aderonke Akeredolu be remanded at Ilesa Prison. Lecturers, students and ...

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Ajimobi appeals to LAUTECH workers to end strike

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has appealed to striking teaching and non-teaching staff of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso,  to end their  strike. The governor made the appeal on  Monday at  the inauguration of the Oyo State Education Trust Fund (ETF) held at the Governor’s Office in Ibadan. Blackface News reports that workers of the institution had ...

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World Bank backs Lagos to tackle education sector challenges

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye The World Bank on Friday said it was ready to assist the Lagos State Government in revamping the education sector and addressing the challenge of out-of-school children in the state. Dr Jaime Saavedra , Senior Director, Education Global Practice, World Bank, made the remark during a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, at ...

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LASU senate showers encomium on Prof. Mommoh

By Rachael Okporu   It is popularly said that, a good name is better than silver and gold. Little wonder Professor Abubakar Momoh while on earth lived a selfless and mentorship lifestyle with a keen interest for people to excel in all their endeavours. The senate of the Lagos state university during a special valedictory session in honour of late ...

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Osun varsity students in violent protest over killing of colleague

Students of the University of Osun (UNIOSUN) on Wednesday went on rampage in Osogbo  to protest the killing of their colleague,  Oluwafemi Shonibare, by suspected ritualists. The students, who gathered at the popular Ola-Iya junction as early as 7.00 a.m.,   blocked all the major roads with bonfire. This resulted in restriction of vehicular movement for hours in the state capital. The protesting students,  who wore ...

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Councils lacks capacity to fund primary education, says NUT President

By Dotun Omolaja The funding of primary education by local government governments will affect learning and teaching at the foundational level of education, the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) says on Thursday. The National President of NUT, Mr Michael Olukoya, made the union’s view known at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday. Olukoya said the union was not against ...

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LASU appoints 7 Professors, Promotes 221 others

The Governing Council of the Lagos State University (LASU) has approved the promotion of 228 members of staff of the university.  According to a statement by Mr. Ademola Adekoya, head of the information unit,  on Wednesday in Lagos, the exercise involved 61 academic staff and 167 non- academic staff.

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Pomp as FUTA inaugurates new VC.

A new Vice Chancellor has been appointed for the Federal University of  Technology Akure (FUTA).  He is Prof. Joseph Adeola Fuwape.  Fuwape succeeds Prof. Adebiyi Daramola who was accused of financial impropriety by some worker unions in the university. 

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Osun Set to Deploy 600 Education Marshals to Schools Enforce Discipline

By Maxwell Adeleye In its bid to restore sanity to the education system and enhance teaching and learning process in all the public schools across the state, the Government of the State of Osun is set to deploy 600 Education Marshals to all public schools in the state. The scheme, when fully constituted, will help curb all forms of indiscipline ...

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JACE commends JAMB on successful Matriculation Examination

A non governmental agency, Joint Action Coalition on Education (JACE) has commended the joint admission and matriculation board, Jamb on the successful conduct of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) held on saturday.

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