• JAMB: Statistics on varsity admission untrue – JAMB boss

    JAMB: Statistics on varsity admission untrue – JAMB boss

    Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has described the notion that the capacity of Nigerian universities was far below the number of candidates that qualify for admission in a particular academic year as untrue.

    The JAMB helmsman thus challenged the agencies that regularly churn out such figures to justify them or quit misinforming Nigerians and inciting them against the board.

    Oloyede, on the sidelines of the 2016 Higher Education Summit in Abuja on Monday, said: “The […]

  • Kebbi varsity joins one-week ASUU strike

    Kebbi varsity joins one-week ASUU strike

    It was gathered that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology chapter on Wednesday joined the nationwide one-week warning strike declared by the national secretariat of the union.

    The Branch Chairman of the union, Dr. Sa’adu Umar, announced this in a statement he signed and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Aliero on Wednesday.

    According to Umar, the union has joined the industrial action in in compliance with the directive of the national […]

  • NUC approves 15 new courses for Oye-Ekiti federal varsity

    NUC approves 15 new courses for Oye-Ekiti federal varsity

    It was gathered that the National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved additional 15 new courses for the Federal University, Oye, in Ekiti State.

    The Information Officer of FUOYE, Mr Godfrey Bakji, made the disclosure in Oye-Ekiti on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

    Bakji said that the approval was contained in a letter from NUC dated Nov 14, 2016 and addressed to FUOYE Vice Chancellor, Prof Kayode Soremilekun.

    He listed the newly-approved degree programmes to include Public Administration, […]

  • Governor Ambode hails Oshiomhole, gives varsity scholarship to two students

    Governor Ambode hails Oshiomhole, gives varsity scholarship to two students

    It was gathered that the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday applauded Governor Oshiomhole of Edo State for the people-oriented projects commissioned at the twilight of his administration.

    Ambode said the completion of the projects at a time when Nigeria was facing economic challenges was an eloquent display of astute, prudent and visionary leadership.

    Governor Ambode, who spoke when he commissioned the newly rebuilt Itohan Girls Grammar School, Sapele Road, Benin City, to mark the end of Oshiomhole’s administration, also announced […]

  • NUC approves new Borno varsity take-off

    NUC approves new Borno varsity take-off

    According to reports, the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof. Adamu Rasheed, has announced the commencement ‎of the Borno State University, with approval of academic activities.

    Governor Shettima was at the NUC on Monday alongside a delegation comprising Senators, members of House of Representatives and professors who hail from Borno State, state lawmakers, elders and other stakeholders with request for formal recognition of the State University by the NUC.

    The NUC had sent different technical teams for assessment of […]

  • Protesters shut down Delta varsity

    Protesters shut down Delta varsity

    Academic activities at the Oleh campus of the Delta State University were, on Monday morning, halted by some aggrieved sacked workers of the institution who are members of the Oleh Community in the Isoko South council area of the state.

    The protesters, who stormed the university community about 6:15am, blocked the campus’s main entrance housing the Law and Engineering faculties, demanding for the reinstatement of the sacked workers.

    It was gathered that the son of the traditional ruler of the community, Prince […]

  • Akeredolu promises to reinstate varsity lecturers sacked for supporting him in 2012

    Akeredolu promises to reinstate varsity lecturers sacked for supporting him in 2012

    It was gathered that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has vowed to reinstate the 60 lecturers of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, whose appointment were terminated by the management of the institution in 2012.

    Akeredolu said this on Saturday when his campaign train stormed Akungba Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area of the state.

    Akeredolu, fondly called Aketi by his admirers, also promised to establish the […]

  • God approved Covenant varsity’s school fees, says Oyedepo

    God approved Covenant varsity’s school fees, says Oyedepo

    According to reports, the Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Dr. David Oyedepo, has appealed to those criticising the school fees charged by Covenant University to desist to avoid incurring the wrath of God.

    Oyedepo, in a telecast to a pre-Shiloh 2016 Convention gathering of the church monitored via satellite in Jos on Saturday, said the critics were acting in ignorance and risked incurring the wrath of God.

    He said one of such critic smitten with a strange plague of chronic […]

  • Orphan who emerged best graduating medical student in Sudanese varsity honoured in Oyo

    Orphan who emerged best graduating medical student in Sudanese varsity honoured in Oyo

    According to reports, the Young Achievers Nigeria Magazine on Tuesday honoured a 23-year-old, Islamiyat Abdulkadir, who emerged as the overall best graduating student at the International University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan.

    Abdulkadir lost her parents at the age of six.

    She was able to pursue her education through a scholarship award received from the International University of Africa, Sudan.

    Presenting the award, Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela, the Oyo State Commissioner for Education, said that with dedication and hard work, one can attain greatness not […]

  • Governor Umahi recalls suspended Ebonyi varsity lecturers

    Governor Umahi recalls suspended Ebonyi varsity lecturers

    It was gathered that the Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, has recalled two suspended members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ebonyi state chapter.

    It came as the union called off its strike, embarked upon on Monday.

    The suspension of the strike and lifting of the suspension followed the intervention of ASUU South East regional leadership which brokered peace between the government and the union.

    Idenyi Ndubuisi, who is the chairman of the Union and his predecessor, Emeka Nwakpa, had on Monday […]

  • Ebonyi varsity lecturer, principals disciplined over sex abuse, misconduct

    Ebonyi varsity lecturer, principals disciplined over sex abuse, misconduct

    A senior lecturer with Ebonyi State University was suspended over alleged involvement in sexual harassment of students.

    The Commissioner for Education Professor John Eke, addressing journalists, also disclosed that four principals of secondary schools were demoted for various misconducts ranging from absenteeism and other acts inconsistent with their mandate.

    Eke said the Ministry was investigating the sex scandal rocking schools across the state, adding that one lecturer in the Ebonyi State University had been placed on indefinite suspension pending the outcome of […]