• FUTA Council: Why we can’t remove Vice Chancellor, Adebiyi

    FUTA Council: Why we can’t remove Vice Chancellor, Adebiyi

    The  Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, has waded into the lingering crisis that engulfed the university following agitations by some staff unions for the removal of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Adebiyi Daramola.

    The Council has accordingly set up an investigative committee to examine the remote and immediate causes of the crisis that has grounded academic activities in the institution in the last eight weeks.

    Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the FUTA Governing Council, Dr Mohammed Shata, briefed newsmen in […]

  • LASU: Varsity advises students to effect course changes at JAMB

    LASU: Varsity advises students to effect course changes at JAMB

    Authorities of the Lagos State University (LASU) have directed newly admitted students, who changed the courses they earlier applied for to effect such changes immediately at JAMB’s website.‎

     

    ‎‎The information is contained in a statement by the Registrar of LASU, Mr. Akinwunmi Lewis, in Lagos on Wednesday.

    The statement said that the affected students were those admitted newly for the 2016/2017 academic session.

    It explained that the change, of course, would cost N2, 500 and that the money should be paid directly to […]

  • One feared dead as FUTA workers protest in Ondo

    One feared dead as FUTA workers protest in Ondo

    One person Monday lost his life during a protest by some workers of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA).

    The protesters who were said to be members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) were demanding the sack of the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Adebiyi Daramola, who was alleged of financial impropriety.

    Prof Daramola had since September appeared before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following a petition which indicted him.

    Workers in the institution had protested […]

  • Yabatech to reopen tomorrow after fire disaster

    Yabatech to reopen tomorrow after fire disaster

    Academic activities are to resume at the Yaba College of Technology on Tuesday, five days after they were suspended in the aftermath of a fire incident.

    Dr Charles Oni, Director, Public Relations Unit of the college, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that following the resumption, semester examination would begin on Wednesday.

    The management had on Nov. 23, directed that all academic activities and ongoing examinations be suspended, following a fire outbreak in the Bakassi female hall.

    The incident left several students […]

  • Babcock University matriculates 2,423 students, adjudged most visible school in Nigeria

    Babcock University matriculates 2,423 students, adjudged most visible school in Nigeria

    Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State has admitted a total of 2,423 students for its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, for 2017/2018 academic session. While 2,023 were admitted for the various undergraduate’s programmes, 400 were admitted for post graduates programmes.

    Speaking at the ceremony held at the school stadium, last Thursday, the VC, Prof. Ademola Tayo, advised matriculants to be focused, discipline, hard working and recognise God, as they embark on the journey, stressing without God there will be no meaningful success.

    “In a […]

  • Ebonyi varsity VC, other principal officers sacked

    Ebonyi varsity VC, other principal officers sacked

    Following the amendment of the Ebonyi State University (EBSU) Law 005 of 2016, which has been assented to by Governor David Umahi, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, in Abakaliki, Prof Francis Idike, and other principal officers of the institution have been ordered to immediately vacate their offices.

    Giving the order yesterday in Abakaliki after assenting to the amended law, Umahi said having exhausted their eight-year tenure as stipulated in the amendment, the officers should bow out with immediate effect (with effect […]

  • FUNAAB VC, others arraigned over alleged N800m fraud

    FUNAAB VC, others arraigned over alleged N800m fraud

    According to reports, the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole, as well as the school’s Pro-Chancellor, Adeseye Ogunlewe, have been arraigned in court on an 18-count charge of financial misappropriation.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday arraigned the two officials, alongside the bursar of FUNAAB, Moses Ilesanmi.

    The three suspects, who were driven to the court by EFCC operatives in a Nissan Urvan bus, entered the dock at High Court 6 in Abeokuta, Ogun […]

  • Fire guts Yabatech female hostels, student injured

    Fire guts Yabatech female hostels, student injured

    It was gathered that the female hostel of the Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH, has been engulfed in inferno.

    The fire, which broke out in the wee hours of Wednesday, has consumed many belongings of female students.

    It was gathered that Fire Service Men have arrived, trying to put out the ragging fire.

    Sources within the school campus said a student was injured while trying to move her belonging when the fire broke out.

    The real cause of the incident is still

  • ASUU ends one-week warning strike, asks lecturers to go back to work

    ASUU ends one-week warning strike, asks lecturers to go back to work

    According to reports, 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 in Abuja, urged lecturers to return to work.

     

    “We are making progress, especially with the intervention of the Senate. In the next one or two meetings, if we are able to get a clear path to the matter, we will […]

  • LASU releases 16,000 certificates in 11 months

    LASU releases 16,000 certificates in 11 months

    It was gathered that the Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University, LASU, Olanrewaju Fagbohun, said the institution released 16,000 results and certificates between January and November to graduates.

    Mr. Fagbohun said at the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Lagos that there were backlog of results and certificates yet to be issued.

    He said that the institution had challenges of certificates and results issuance due some logistic reasons but assured that all those were in the past.

    “In relation to the backlog, the […]

  • Consider the plights of students, NANS begs ASUU

    Consider the plights of students, NANS begs ASUU

    It was gathered that the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to consider the plight of students and shelve their industrial action.

    In a press statement on Friday in Abuja, NANS President, Comrade Chinonso Obasi said that it is obvious that times are hard owing to the general economic down turn in the country.

    “To send students home in the name of strike action would not only worsen the harsh social and […]