Education

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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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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