EDUCATION

Nigerian emerges overall Best graduating student in Ukrainian university, 49 others from shine

It was a day of joy for 50 medical students of the Osun State University and their parents at the weekend as they ended their medical studies at the V.N Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine. One of the new ...

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UBA Foundation launches Read Africa in Liberia

In pursuance of its mission to uplift the lives of the communities in which the United bank for Africa (Plc) operates, UBA Foundation’s initiative, Read Africa is visiting schools in African countries to encourage young children embrace the culture of ...

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Federal universities to face senate for fee hike

It is understood that the Nigerian Senate will intervene in the purported move to hike tuition fees in 38 federal universities. Senator Barau Jibrin, who is chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, said the upper parliament would invite ...

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BACK-TO-BACK: Wizkid wins BET award again

Ace Nigerian musician, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as ‘Wizkid’ has won the BET award for the Best International Act category. The singer was announced the winner on Saturday in Los Angeles, US. Wizkid was nominated for the 2017 BET Awards ...

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UI recalls students, fixes exam for July 4

The authorities of the University of Ibadan on Friday announced July 2 for the re-opening of the institution for normal academic activities. A Students’ Union leader, however, said the students would resist the resumption unless the issues that led to ...

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WAEC introduces new certificate fee

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has urged GCE candidates to endeavour to collect their certificates within four years of writing the examination as any delay beyond that will attract custody fee. Demianus Ojijeogu, the Head of Public Affairs Department, ...

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The inside, untold story of the 2017 JAMB examination, By Reuben Abati

I attended a meeting recently at the headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Bwari, Abuja: the post-2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination review meeting chaired by the JAMB registrar, Professor Ish-aq Oloyede. Participants included Professor Oloyede and his ...

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CRK not removed from schools’ curriculum, says NERDC

The management of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) says that Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) is still being taught in schools as a separate distinct subject with the accompanying Teachers’ Guide. Prof. Ismail Junaidu, Executive Secretary, NERDC made this ...

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Federal Poly Bida to begin degree courses

The Federal Polytechnic, Bida in Niger says arrangements have been concluded to introduce degree programmes in the institution. The Chairman of the Governing Board, Prof. Mohammed Yahaya, made this known when he led members of the board on a visit ...

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JAMB cancels results for 59,698 UTME candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB,  has now officially cancelled the results of 59,698 candidates over examination malpractices. JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja at a news conference at the end of an ...

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