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Gov Makinde orders free entry into Schools of Science, Junior Secondary Schools

By Adeola Badru IBADAN-IN fulfilment of his electioneering campaign promises in the education sector,  Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has directed that entry forms into the state’s Schools of Science and Junior Secondary Schools be made free henceforth. Seyi Makinde The governor, in a directive issued through the state’s Head of Service, Mrs. Amidat Agboola, […]

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Makinde declares entry forms for schools of science, junior secondary schools free in Oyo

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has directed that entry forms into the State’s Schools of Science and Junior Secondary Schools be made free henceforth. Makinde, in a directive issued through the State Head of Service, Mrs. Amidat Ololade Agboola, ordered that placement/screening exercise forms for students into Junior Secondary Schools be made free. Chief […]

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BREAKING: Rufus Giwa Poly shut down indefinitely

Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo state, has been shut down indefinitely by the school authorities. In a circular signed by the Registrar, Mr Sule Atiku, no reason was given for the decision but report says there are issues of industrial relationship between the management and trade unions of the institution. According to TVC, the lecturers […]

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Adeleke University accused of forcing Muslims to attend church

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has accused Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, of persecuting Muslim students in the institution. This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola. “Adeleke University is a serial violator of Allah-given fundamental rights of Muslim students. This institution forces Muslim students to attend […]

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2019 Elections: INEC promises automatic employment to ad-hoc NYSC members

Abuja – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has promised automatic employment to corps members who performed exceptionally well as ad hoc staff during the 2019 General Elections. NYSC members The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the promise on Monday in Abuja at the presentation of kits with laptops and phones by the European […]

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VC talks tough over sex-for-marks, cultism, extortion in Nasarawa University

The Vice-Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Prof. Suleiman Mohammed, has moved to put an end to vices such as sex for marks, extortion and other unethical conducts in the institution. Mohammed made this known on Monday, said that such a commitment would go a long way in improving the standard of education in the […]

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Best Lagos teacher to get car gift — NAPPS

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) Lagos Chapter, on Monday, said that the best teacher that would emerge at the 2019 NAPPS Day would go home with a car. Best Lagos teacher to get car gift — NAPPS Mr Wasiu Adumadeyin, the President of the association, said this is an interview with […]

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US Embassy denies banning Student Visa for Nigerians

By Perez Brisibe THE United States of America, USA, embassy in Nigeria, Monday, denied media reports that it has banned Student Visa for Nigerians seeking to further their education in the US. US embassy building The embassy in a statement on its verified twitter handle, @USEmbassyAbuja and Facebook page, described the report as fake news. […]

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Nobody will get certificate twice – WAEC issues warning to Nigerians

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Sunday advised people in possession of its certificates to guard them well, saying it will not re-issue on account of misplacement, fire, flood or theft. The council’s Head of National Office, Mr Olu Adenipekun, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in […]

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ASUU: Buhari approves N208bn to upgrade Nigerian universities

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N208billion for the upgrade of Nigerian universities. This was disclosed by the President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Ahmad Bashir, via his Twitter handle. “President @MBuhari approves N208 billion to upgrade Nigerian universities’ infrastructure. “And the good news made ASUU trending again tonight, interesting,” he tweeted. The Academic Staff Union […]

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NANS raises alarm over poor state of education in Nigeria

The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has lamented the poor state of education across the states of the federation. Mr Adeyemi Azeez, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the association made this known in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. Azeez called on all governors of states (both new and returning) to […]

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ASUU suspends strike in Taraba University

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Taraba University Chapter has suspended its two month-old strike following the agreement between the union and the Taraba State Government, owner of the university. Dr Samuel Shikaa, the ASUU branch Chairman, disclosed this shortly after a meeting of the union in Jalingo on Friday. According to Shikaa, the […]

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UNICAF Essay Competition offers full scholarship for a Master’s Degree

UNICAF invites participation to an essay competition, open to all Bachelor degree holders and final year Bachelor degree students in Nigeria, up to the age of 30, to win the ultimate prize of a full scholarship for a Master’s degree* of the winner’s choice with Unicaf University. The winner will also receive a free laptop. […]

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Buy your 2019 Aug/Sept WAEC GCE PIN on Remita

Following a recent announcement that registration for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) – Second Series (Aug/Sept 2019 WAEC GCE) for Private Candidates (Second Series) would be online, prospective candidates across Nigeria can now conveniently purchase their ePINs through any of the multiple channels available on Remita, the leading electronic payment platform in […]

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Ghana varsity justifies scholarship to 15 years old JAMB overall student

By Elizabeth Uwandu Academic City College, Ghana has said offering $40,000 to Ekene Ezeunala, the candidate who scored 347 the highest score in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), was based on a no discrimination policy of the institution. The College Senior Admissions Manager (Nigeria), Mrs Ogechi Ekpe, at a conference on admission procedures into […]

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JAMB: University of Ibadan insists on 200 cut-off

The management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has insisted that their cut-off mark remains 200. This comes a day after the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) and stakeholders of higher institutions agreed on 160. UI, on its part, said it will have nothing to do with the national minimum cut-off mark. In a statement […]

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Sign polytechnic amendment bill – ASUP begs Buhari

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Wednesday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Polytechnic Act (Amendment) Bill to address many challenges confronting the sub-sector. Its National President, Mr Usman Dutse, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the union was waiting for the President’s assent to the bill. […]

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Court fixes date for ruling in suit challenging NAU ASUU election

A High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State, on Thursday, fixed July 3 for ruling in a suit seeking the removal of the Executive of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU) branch. Dr. Chris Abakare, who contested for the position of the chairman of the union but lost to Dr […]

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How infrastructure decay in tertiary institutions affects students (2)

By Dayo Adesulu, Gbenga Olarinoye, Demola Akinyemi, Femi Bolaji and Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu Buildings, classrooms, hostel accommodations, laboratories, water, power, roads and transportation   are crucial elements of learning environments in schools. There is strong evidence that high quality infrastructure facilitates better instruction, improves students learning, and reduces drop-out rates, among other benefits. Vanguard’s   recent study of […]

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Stakeholders seek introduction of etiquette into curricula

Concern stakeholders in education sector have called on the Federal Government to  introduce etiquette as a course into the primary and secondary school curricula, positing that  the lack of grooming among secondary school girls has  almost eroded our cultural values.  Continue reading Stakeholders seek introduction of etiquette into curricula at Vanguard News. Hits: 0

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Kings College London, ALC vow to empower Nigerians for global leadership

By Dayo Adesulu Kings College London and its leadership arm, African Leadership Centre (ALC) have vowed to give more opportunities to Nigerians in their quest to become future global leaders. Prof Olonisakin Aside the new privileges and opportunities to now pay tuition fees in installments, Kings College London and the ALC have started an annual […]

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World Day Against Child Labour: Obaseki insists on sanctions for erring parents

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government has strengthened institutions in the state to enforce the Child Rights Law, to ensure that children are protected from abuses, especially child labour, which robs them of their childhood and deprive them of the opportunity to lead a fruitful, rewarding life. Edo State […]

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Orphan wins Lighthouse spelling bee competition

Timilehin Lawal, an orphan at the Tabitha Orphanage Home, has emerged winner of the 2019 Lighthouse spelling bee competition which took place at Lead City International School, Ibadan, Oyo State. Timilehin and runners up at the spelling bee competition Speaking with Vanguard, Timilehin said he was surprised to be announced the winner. “I feel blessed […]

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JAMB approves 160 as minimum score for admission

By Gbenga Olarinoye, Osogbo The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has approved 160 as minimum score for admission seekers into public universities in Nigeria for the 2019/2020 academic calendar. JAMB The decision was taken Tuesday during the 19th policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria at Bola Babalakin auditorium, Gbongan, Osun state. […]

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BREAKING: JAMB announces cut-off mark for 2019 admission

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Tuesday approved 160 and above as this year’s national minimum cut-off mark for admission into public universities. The decision was reached at the 19th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria which held at the Bola Babalakin Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State According to the Nation, […]