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Sokoto Govt. to establish 2 additional schools for persons with specials needs

The Sokoto State Government on Tuesday announced plans to establish two additional schools to cater for people with special needs. Sokoto State Government Alhaji Umar Ahmad, Director, Basic and Secondary Education Department, Ministry of Education, stated this in Sokoto at a two-day stakeholder forum on progressive taxation. The event titled “Breaking Barriers, Tax Justice and […]

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Impending strike: Buhari group advises ASUU

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), has advised Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to shelve its planned protest against President Muhammadu Buhari’s insistence on full implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). In a statement signed by its Chairman, Mr Niyi Akinsiju, BMO said that such action could truncate smooth academic exercise […]

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Oyo vows to take strong action as suspected arsonists destroy school in Ibadan

Oyo State Government on Tuesday vowed to bring to book, the perpetrators of an inferno, which razed a block of three classrooms at Cannon Okusehinde Memorial Primary School, School I, Aremo, Ibadan. DAILY POST gathered that some suspected arsonists had allegedly set the classrooms ablaze. But the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, […]

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ASUU exonerates members from exam fraud in UI

By Ola Ajayi ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter has said none of its members was involved in examination malpractices in the Distance Learning Centers(DLC). The Chairman, ASUU UI, Professor Deji Omole said contrary to earlier reports, the suspects arrested and being quizzed by the DSS in connection with the exam […]

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DSS arrests 6 UI staff over alleged involvement in examination malpractices

Men of the Department of State Service (DSS), have arrested no fewer than six staff of the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre over their alleged involvement in examination malpractices. DAILY POST gathered on Monday that the six staff were arrested at the instance of the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Idowu Olayinka. It […]

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Stop using ethnicity to divide Nigerians, VC charges leaders

The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University, Gashua in Yobe State, Prof. Andrew Haruna, has advised Nigerian leaders against using language and ethnic differences as a political distraction to hinder national integration and development. From left:Prof.Gabriel Osoba,Department of English language, Mr Saheed Olayinka,Bursar LASU,Dr Sunny Ajose,Chairman of the Occasion, Prof.Adeniyi Harrison,Dean of Faculty of Arts,Prof.Andrew Haruna, Vice-Chancellor,Federal University, […]

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Imposition of IPPIS on university workers, a violation of autonomy act – ASUU tells Buhari

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Sunday, declared that forceful imposition of Integrated Personnel Payroll System (IPPIS) on its members is a violation of the university autonomy act. ASUU Chairman, University of Ibadan chapter, Professor Deji Omole, who made this declaration in a statement made available to DAILY POST, said that the union […]

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Unilorin VC explains how luck saved him from pure water business

By Demola Akinyemi – Ilorin The Vice-chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor Sulyman Abdulkareem Age said he ventured into pure water and soap making business in the 90s when he returned from his overseas studies and was frustrated out of the enterprise when his marketers didn’t return the sales proceeds. He said his saving […]

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130 students to bag First Class degrees at UNILORIN convocation — VC

Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, has said that a total of 130 students would be awarded First Class degrees at the institution’s convocation holding on Wednesday. Abdulkareem told journalists on Monday in Ilorin that 12,009 students would graduate during the university’s 35th Convocation Ceremonies. According to the vice-chancellor, 2,902 graduates bagged […]

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Crescent University breaks silence over alleged denial of parents, maltreatment of Ogun journalist during convocation

The management of Crescent University, Abeokuta, on Sunday said that none of the bonafide parent of its students was denied access to the venue of its 11 convocation, which took place on Saturday. DAILY POST gathered that a female journalist reporting for the Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC), Abeokuta, was alleged to have been beaten […]

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Ogun Gov gives automatic employment to Crescent University best graduating student

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, on Saturday, gave automatic employment to the best graduating student of the Crescent University, Abeokuta, Abdulsalam Ibironke, in the state civil service. Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun The governor announced the automatic employment while speaking at the 11th convocation ceremony of the institution, in Abeokuta. Abiodun, represented by his Deputy,  Noimot […]

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Ogun: Crescent University convocation turns violent as angry parents beat journalist, curse mgt

A female journalist reporting for the Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC), Abeokuta, was on Saturday beaten blue and black by angry parents during the 11th convocation ceremony of Crescent University. Crisis ensued when the journalist, Jumoke Onafowora, struggled with the parents to gain access into the convocation hall to perform her official duty. Onafowora, who […]

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FG committed to free, compulsory basic education ― Osinbajo

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country. Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo gave the commitment in Ibadan while speaking at the Divine Proclamation Service of the Dominion University, […]

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Okowa canvasses special attention to education, health sectors

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has said that special attention should be paid to the health and education sectors to positively impact on the citizenry. Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa (PDP) Delta State The governor made the call on Friday when the executives of the state branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), led by Dr. Francis […]

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2020 UTME: JAMB issues strong warning to candidates on payment for services

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has advised candidates not to pay money to any of its staff for any services. Rather, JAMB has asked the candidates to direct all payments for its services to the Treasury Single Account, TSA. This is coming on the heels of allegation that some workers of JAMB in […]

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Tambuwal gifts 120 students bicycles under GTBank’s ‘Beat the Distance scheme’

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Thursday gave bicycles to 120 students donated by Guaranty Trust Bank (GT) to four secondary schools in the state, to ease transportation for students. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state The scheme was launched at the Government Day Secondary School, (GDSS) Takatuku in Bodinga Local Government Area, Tambuwal […]

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Fayemi sets agenda for teachers in 2020 WAEC, NECO results 

…As Govt wants Schools, MDAs to key into 2022 Open Defecation Free policy By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado Ekiti-In a bid to make Ekiti rank among the best five states in the country in public examinations in 2020, Governor Kayode Fayemi, has tasked the teachers in the state to be focused and diligent. Governor Kayode Fayemi […]

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Don’t pay any money to our staff for services, JAMB advises candidates

By Joseph Erunke – Abuja The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has advised candidates not to pay money to any of its staff for any services. JAMB Rather, JAMB has asked the candidates to direct all payments for its services to the Treasury Single Account, TSA. “All payments on JAMB services are made directly […]

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UTME: What candidates must have to successfully register for 2020 exams – JAMB

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has disclosed that prospective candidate of 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, must have the National Identity Number, NIN, before registration. The admission regulatory body made the disclosure via its verified Twitter handle, on Thursday. “All candidates wishing to take the 2020 UTME must have the National Identification […]

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Nigeria has 10 million out of school children, 65 million illiterates ― NMAC

The National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-formal Education (NMAC) says there are 65 million Nigerians that can neither read or write in any form with 10 million out of school children in the country. Prof. Abba Haladu, Executive Secretary of the commission said this while addressing the House Committee on Basic Education chaired […]

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WAEC opens portal for 2020 examinations

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has commenced registration for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, for private candidates’ 2020 First Series. WASSCE had introduced the First Series in 2018 to give private candidates a second option to take the August/September examination called Second Series. However, a statement by WAEC’s Head of National […]

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Sex for grades: UNILAG takes action to curb sexual harassment, intimidation of students

The University of Lagos has set up a task force to address issues of sexual harassment with a view to stemming the ugly tide. NAN reports that the university’s Principal Assistant Registrar for Communication, Mrs Taiwo Oloyede, in a statement said that the move “is in continuation of the institution’s unrelenting campaign against the menace […]

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Meet University of Dundee delegates in Abuja for opportunities to start your postgraduate study in January 2020

In September 2019, the University of Dundee was named the “University of the Year” for Student Experience by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. The title confirms that Dundee is one of the best places in the United Kingdom to be a student. Quality education is a top priority at the University of Dundee as […]

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Innovation can help solve Nigeria’s economic challenges — IPBIM boss

By Adesina Wahab The President of the Institute of Productivity and Business Innovation Management, IPBIM, Mr Remi Dairo, has said applying the necessary innovation into how we do certain things in the country can help solve the national economic challenges being faced now. He stated this in Lagos during a seminar held for some members […]

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Without education, people remain oppressed and suppressed — Ituah Ighodalo

By Ebele Orakpo Knowledge, they say, is power and a nation, having majority of its citizens uneducated, cannot rise to its full potential. Currently, the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria is alarming. Reports say Nigeria has the highest number of out-of-school children in the world and this needs urgent attention. In this chat with […]