EDUCATION

Visually impaired candidates often cheat during examinations –  WAEC

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has revealed that vsually impaired candidates often collude during examinations and that accounts for why their performance has “not really been wonderful”. Frances Iweha-Onukwu, head of test administration of WAEC Nigeria, made this known ...

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Open University hosts 12th NUSSA Games

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is hosting the 12th Nigerian Universities Staff Sports Association  (NUSSA) Games slated for the 8th – 16th December, 2016, in Kaduna. The Games, which is aimed at fostering strong social collaboration among participating ...

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ASUU tells lecturers to go back to work

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday confirmed that it had ended its one week nationwide warning strike over the non-implementation of a 2009 agreement with the Federal Government. The President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who said this ...

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NUC approves Borno State University

The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Monday announced the approval/commencement of academic programmes at the Borno State University in Maiduguri, the state capital. The approval was stated in a letter presented to the Governor of the state, Kasim Shettima by ...

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Nigeria approves 8 new private universities

One of the key achievements of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja, was the approval of eight new private Universities in the country. Addressing State House correspondents on the outcome of the FEC meeting, the Minister of ...

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UNILAG expels 125 students, rusticates 198

Authorities of the University of Lagos have expelled 125 students and rusticated 198 others for various offences, including examination malpractices during last academic session.The lists of the affected students were published on the university’s website on Sunday. The institution’s Deputy ...

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Senate extends JAMB result’s validity to 3 years

The Senate on Thursday approved the extension of the validity of the results of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) being conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to three years.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ...

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Are you between 25 and 35? Apply for 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja, on Friday announced the opening of applications from qualified young Nigerians for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship programme.The mission said the Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship programme of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, ...

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Lagos set to close over 10,000 illegal private schools

Dr. Oluranti Adebule, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, has announced plans to shutdown 10,444 private schools operating illegally in the state.The deputy governor made the disclosure at the 3rd quarterly stakeholders’ forum of private schools owners held at the state ...

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Boko Haram: Borno reopens schools closed for 2 years

The Borno Government said on Monday that it would re-open public secondary schools next week, two years after they were closed due to Boko Haram insurgency.The state’s Commissioner for Education, Inuwa Kubo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in ...

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