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100 UNIBEN Students Bag First Class


A total of 100 out of the 9,993 students graduating from the University of Benin (UNIBEN) for the 2015/2016 academic session have bagged First Class degree. This was announced by the Vice Chancellor, Prof Faraday Orumwense at the pre-convocation press briefing of the 45th convocation/47th Founders Day lecture of the institution. Orumnwense also said 1,843 students would be awarded Second ...

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JAMB Releases 2018 Exam Date


Latest report have it that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said on Wednesday morning that the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in 2018 would hold on March 9 to March 17, 2018. The JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, announced this during an ongoing stakeholders’ meeting, saying that the dates were chosen “taking into cognizance the dates of other public examinations.” ...

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DELSU VC Receives Order to Release Withheld Final Year Degree Results


Delta State House of Assembly Public Petitions Committee has ordered the Vice Chancellor of Delta State University, Prof. Victor Peretomode to immediately release the final year degree result of one Mr. Solomon Ejiro Tedjere five years after graduation. The Chairman, Public Petitions Committee Hon. (Alaowei) Tonye Timi handed down the order in a resolution, following a petition by the member ...

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My Administration will Not Relent in Providing Quality Education – Ambode


Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has said that his administration will not relent in its efforts to provide quality education to every child in the state. Ambode spoke simultaneously at the commissioning of several blocks of classrooms and school infrastructures across the state, adding that his administration’s resolve to ensure qualitative education for children prompted the investment of resources ...

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UI Replies Critics on Increasing Number of First Class Graduates


University of Ibadan (UI) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, says the school remains proud of its high-flying graduates. He said this at the opening of 2015/2016 convocation ceremonies, which began Monday in Ibadan, Oyo State. “I am aware that there has been strident public criticism of the large number of first class graduates from our universities. “We are exceedingly proud of ...

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Buhari Supports El-Rufai in Sacking Incompetent Teachers


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja endorsed the ongoing primary school education reforms embarked upon by the Kaduna state government. The President made this known when he declared open a special retreat of the Federal Executive Council on Education, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. It would be recalled that the administration of Gov. Nasir El Rufa’i came under attacks, ...

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UNILAG Catches More than 100 Students during Hard Drugs Test


It is gathered in a bid to check drug abuse on campus, the University of Lagos has provided a drug test kit in its medical centre to examine students suspected to be on hard drugs. Prof. Rahaman Bello, outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the institution, confirmed this at a forum with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Bello said that the ...

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Over 5,000 NOUN Students Miss Graduation as they Fail to Meet Requirement for Graduation


Over 5, 000 post-graduate students are trapped at the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, due to their failure to meet the university’s requirement for graduation. According to the policy of the university, a student is required to earn a minimum cumulative grade point average, CGPA, of 3.0 and a specified total credit earned, TCE, to graduate. The 3.0 CGPA ...

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Nigerians React to El-Rufai Decision to Sack over 20,000 Teachers


As controversy rages over the insistence of the Kaduna state government to sack over 20,000 teachers who recently failed the competency test,  Nigerians have taken to various platforms, especially on Twitter, to share their thoughts. Following threats by the Kaduna State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, to proceed on an indefinite strike from November 23, Governor Nasir ...

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JAMB Bans Pen, Wrist watches and Phones during Exam


  The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has banned the use of electronic devices in its examinations. The ban would take effect from the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this at a meeting in Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), with operators of Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres. He explained that the board ...

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