EDUCATION

JAMB releases cut-off marks for admission

The registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ishaq Oloyede, on Tuesday in Abuja, disclosed that the examination body has fixed the cut off marks for tertiary institutions. He said the stakeholders unanimously agreed that the minimum cut-off ...

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ASUU’s demands are unrealistic – Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, says the demands by the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are unrealistic in light of the current economic situation in Nigeria. Ezekwesili told NAN in Ibadan that lasting solution to the crisis ...

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Borno builds school for children orphaned by Boko Haram

The Borno Government on Saturday said it had constructed two model boarding primary schools to enrol children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency. The Commissioner of Education, Musa Kubo, told newsmen in Maiduguri that the school projects, located at Ngomeri-Barwee ...

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ASUU declares indefinite strike nationwide

Lecturers in Nigerian public universities under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has embarked on an indefinite strike from Sunday, August 13. The lecturers, members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, announced their decision on ...

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ASUU holds meeting to decide on strike on Sunday

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), will hold a crucial meeting this weekend. The meeting will among other things determine if the lecturers will proceed on a nationwide strike or not. Prior to the meeting, ASUU ...

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Obaseki approves special bursary for visually impaired students

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has declared that visually impaired students of Edo origin studying in tertiary institutions across the country will henceforth enjoy special bursary. Governor Obaseki gave the approval on Monday during a courtesy call by executive members ...

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70 UNIMAID lecturers resign over fear of Boko Haram

Dani Mamman, chairman Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Maiduguri chapter, in an interview with BBC, disclosed that at least 70 lecturers have resigned from the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) since the Boko Haram insurgency started in 2009. He also ...

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UBA Foundation Takes its Read Africa Initiative East

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, the UBA Foundation, continued on its quest to educate and empower African youths as it visited Our Lady of Mercy Girls Secondary School in Nairobi to donate ...

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Fayose boasts: None of my children studied abroad, fires shots at Buhari, Saraki, others

The outspoken governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Friday boasted that all his children are studying in the country. According to Lere Olayinka, spokesman of the governor, Fayose said this at Covenant University, Ota, Ogun state, while attending the convocation ...

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WAEC release 2017 results, 59% obtain credit passes in Maths and English

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) says a total of 923,486 candidates, out of 1,559,162 who sat for the 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination obtained credit passes in Mathematics and English. The figure, which represents 59.22 per cent, ...

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