FG Reaches Agreement With SSANU, NASU

The Federal Government has reached an agreement with the Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and National Association of Academic Technologist to suspend their strike after an eight-hour meeting in Abuja. The SSANU President, Samson Ugwoke disclosed this after the meeting which began at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and ended 12:20 a.m. on Thursday. “The three-page agreement was signed and endorsed by all of us; We are taking our document and we will make our pronouncement soon,” he said without disclosing the details of the agreement.…

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GPtech Approved By NBTE

By Akinwale Kasali Graig Phillips College of Technology, GPtech, a monotechnic that specialises on development of multimedia to nurture talented and hardworking students in the art of film making has been approved by the National Board of Technical Education, NBTE, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, the Federal and State government. The disclosure was made by the vice-president of the institution, Mr. Phillips Bankole Longe during the graduation of students who were trained for free on a one month course on film editing, scripting, cosmetology, animation, cinematography, motion graphics…

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ASUU Says Negotiation Hasn’t Started With Government

The Federal Government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday presented different views on a parley involving both parties over the strike by university teachers. While the Federal Government said significant steps were taken at the meeting towards the resolution of the issues raised by ASUU, the President of the union, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, said it was a “mere consultation.” He said, “We have not yet had a formal meeting (with government); we are still making consultation. Don’t worry; I will get back to you…

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ASUU Begins Nationwide Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has commenced an indefinite nationwide industrial action. The National President of the union, Dr. Biodun Ogunyemi, announced this on Monday during a meeting of the National Executive Council of ASUU in Abuja. He said during the strike, there shall be no teaching, no examination and no attendance of statutory meetings of any kind in any of the union’s branches across the country. According to Channels TV, Dr. Ogunyemi declared a total, comprehensive and indefinite nationwide strike after a nationwide consultation with members at an emergency NEC…

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LASG Cancels Vacation Classes Due to Insecurity

Worried by rising kidnap and rape cases across the state, Lagos State Government has introduced measures during this vacation to forestall any possible ugly situation that may arise in public schools. The state government had in a memo to all permanent secretaries, tutors-general of the six educational districts in the state, asked them to stop all forms of vacation teaching for rest of the year. The government attributed the measure to ‘’present security situation and threats by kidnappers” in the state. A source at the state Ministry of Education, who…

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Lagos Abducted School Pupils: Still A Long Walk to Freedom

Indications emerged yesterday, that abductors of the six Senior Secondary School students of Lagos Model College, Igbonla, in Epe area of Lagos, have threatened to relocate the victims following a close call at their camp by security agents. The students were abducted 35 days ago. The magazine gathered that some security operatives attempted to sneak into a creek in Ondo State where the students were suspected to have been kept, weekend. But they met a brick wall as the speed boat they went in could not access the terrain, as…

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Pupils Abduction: Kidnappers Reduces Ransom to N600Million

After three days of being incommunicado, abductors of the six pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, re-established contacts with some of the victims’ parents on Tuesday. The magazine learnt that the kidnappers had reduced the N1bn ransom earlier demanded to N600m and briefly allowed the parents to speak with the children to confirm their safety. Despite the parents’ pleas that they were poor, the gunmen were said to have insisted on N100m for each pupil. Our correspondent had reported that the gunmen stormed the school premises at…

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How Arthur Jarvis Stormed Akpabuyo

Arthur Jarvis University, Akpabuyo, takes off with the Matriculation of the first  set of  students,and Inauguration of the governing Council, an indication that the University has swung into action By Stephen Ubanna The Sleepy town of Akpabuyo, a suburb of Calabar, Capital o Cross River state, which has been neglected over the years, with no meaningful government presence can now  heave a sigh of relief. This is because of the establishment of Arthur Jarvis University in the area. The establishment of the University was through a private effort.It was a…

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Jarvis Touch

Jarvis University, Akpabuyo, takes off with the Matriculation of the first  set of  students, throwing the town into a beehive of  activities By Stephen Ubanna The Sleepy town of Akpabuyo, suburb of Capital, Cross River state has come alive with the establishment of Arthur Jarvis University. It is a private University which has been on the drawing board . The University  became a reality with the approval of the  license by  the University Commission. The approval of the License gave the sponsors of the project the go ahead to seek…

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Moremi: Olugbo is wrong to rewrite Yoruba ancient history

Jadesola Taiwo Babatola Who are the Yorubas? The Yoruba dominates the Southwestern Region of Nigeria and occupy the present-day Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Ogun, Lagos and part of Kwara and Kogi States in Nigeria which are the areas defined as traditional homeland of the Yoruba people up to the Republic of Benin (former Dahomey). According to a source, ‘Yoruba’ consist of a number of semi-independent people loosely linked together by geography, language, history and religion and they are black people of Negroid Stock who speak a common language which belongs…

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LPTC Partners International Health Organisation on Infection Prevention in Schools

By Akinwale Kasali Following the recent epidemic outbreak at Queens College, Yaba, Lagos, that led to the death of three students, with over 100 students hospitalised in the school, the London Professional Training Center in Nigeria, in partnership with the International Health Organisation in United Kingdom is offering a free UK awarded training in Infection Prevention and Control on schools and other childcare settings to all professionals working in the educational sector in Nigeria. The Nigeria center manager of the LPTC, Francis Aleji said that the recent outbreak of meningitis…

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Queens College Death:Governments Involvement

By Oji Odu What is government trying to achieve by its many alibi’s in denying complicity in the recent death of the three students of Queens College, Lagos following a diarrhoea outbreak in the school. Following the death of the third student, Praise Sodipo, the Lagos State Government has directed that the students will undergo fresh medical tests to prevent more deaths, even as the school is to remain shut. Speaking after a closed- door meeting with representatives of the Federal Government, Queens College Principal and other stakeholders on Tuesday,…

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Melaye Graduates from ABU, VC Confirms

By Akinwale Kasali After weeks of controversy that has kept Dino Melaye in the media over certificate scandal that has rocked over the past few weeks, the Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University has cleared the air. The Vice Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, has told the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions that the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, graduated from the university as Jonah Daniel Melaye with a Third Class in BA Geography. He said this while appearing before the panel…

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JAMB Forms Now On Sale

By Akinwale Kasali After much anxiety from prospective applicants for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said, on Monday, that it would begin the sale of forms for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination on Monday 20th March,2017. The Board said the sale of forms will close on Wednesday 19th April, 2017 while examination holds 6th to 20th May, 2017. In series of tweets via its handle @JAMBHQ, the organisation said the registration fee for UTME 2017 is N5, 500. Share on: WhatsApp

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JAMB Scraps Awaiting Result

By Akinwale Kasali The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has dashed the hope of many candidates aspiring to write this year’s JAMB, while awaiting the O’Level results. JAMB, yesterday announced that students will no longer be able to secure admission into higher institutions while awaiting the O’level results. The body said this was part of its restructuring in preparation for the 2017 UTME higher institution examination. This means that candidates must sit and obtain their results of either the West African Examination Council School examination, WAEC, or the National…

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Yabatech lecturers demand half a million from poor students, parents says

By Akinwale Kasali Some lecturers at Nigerian first high institution, Yaba College of Technology, (YABATECH) are demanding close to half a million from poor students in exchange for high grades, some parents told The Source this morning. YABATECH, established in 1948 is Nigeria’s first higher institution. The parents interviewed by the magazine accused some of the lecturers of asking each finalyear student to pay amounts ranging from 10,000 to 40,000 each as a condition to be awarded high grades by the lecturers. One parent specifically said alecturer in the Public…

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Boiling University

Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta is engulfed in crisis By Anita Emegha The once peaceful  Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), for weeks has been on intense heat following violent protest by students over the institutions insensitivity to incessant attacks and robbery by hoodlums at the hostels, which eventually led to the abrupt closure of the university during the week. During the protest which according to the students was supposed to be a peaceful to draw the attention of the Ogun state Police Command, Commissioner of Police to  but ended…

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Pains Of Unity Schools

Federal government sends out signal to students in unity schools of an increase in school fees amidst reaction from Parents By Chibuike Osuji Parents who claim their offsprings are getting the best in Unity Schools are no longer going to find it easy. This is because President Muhammadu Buhari led government has increased the school fees by 300 per cent. The federal government established the unity colleges to make education affordable and accessible to less privileged people. But this laudable objective. The schools were established by the then Yakubu Gowon…

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JAMB Albatross

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is in the eyes of the storm following students’ complaints trailing this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) By Prisca Onuegbu A large number of candidates who recently wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation  Examination (UTME), gathered at the Lagos state House of Assembly, on Tuesday to protest the inconsistency in their results as released by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), controversy and deluge of complaints have been trailing  the scrapping of JAMB and resignation of its boss,  Dibu Ojerinde, a Professor. The…

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Ajimobi’s Volte Face

Pupils in Oyo State

Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s educational policy somersault creates disquiet in the state By Femi Oluokun In the 2014 West African Examinations Council, WAEC results, Oyo state performed poorly. The state came a distant 24th out of the 36 states, therefore failing to meet the national average, which was 31.29 per cent in the WAEC results. This abysmal failure means that only 19 per cent had five credits and above including English and Mathematics, while about 71% of students did not pass the exams with five credits including Maths and English. Irked…

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