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Poly Students Invade Akeredolu’s Office, Call for Lecturers’ Payment


Hundreds of aggrieved students of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo (RUGIPO) in Ondo State have protested the state government’s failure to resolve the strike action embarked upon by their institution’s lecturers. The students stormed the office of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Alagbaka Road in Akure on Tuesday and accused the government of not being sensitive to the plight of their ...

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23 Varsities Adopt 120 Cut-off Mark


At least 23 Nigerian universities have adopted the 120 cut-off mark recently introduced by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB. The universities, mostly private, are among the 168 universities in Nigeria whose cut-off marks were released in a document  obtained from JAMB on Friday. The universities that adopted the 120 cut-off point include: Achievers University, Adeleke University, Caleb University, ...

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Internet Scam: EFCC Arrests Seven Mapoly Students


  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos zonal office, has arrested seven Moshood Abiola Polytechnic students for allegedly obtaining money under false pretense and possession of fake documents. The suspects – Adesina Olalekan, Makinde Noheem, Toheeb Ogunowo, Somotun Olusola, Somotun Sodiq, Tajudeen Hafeez Bolaji and Kareem Olaseni, are studying various courses in the institution at the National Diploma level. ...

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Educationists Speak: JAMB’s 120 is an Enhancement of Laziness and Retrogression In Educational Standard


From the Federal Capital Territory, two educationists have condemned the recent reduction in the post-UTME cut off mark for entry into the country’s educational institutions. The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) had recently reduced the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scores to 120 from 180. They made this known in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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LASPOTECH Workers Embark On Indefinite Strike

LASPOTECH main gate, Ikorodu campus

Academic and administrative activities were paralysed on Wednesday at the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) as workers of the institution down began an indefinite strike on Aug. 1. A copy of the strike notice by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), LASPOTECH chapter, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the strike was with effect from Aug. 1. ...

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Education Sector Needs More Govt Support –Bamishigbin

Student with Hon

Mrs Bola Bamishigbin, an educationist and Proprietress of Purplegate Home School, Ojodu, Lagos, has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to intensify its support for the education sector. She made this statement during her school’s graduation/prize giving day ceremony a few days ago. The event, anchored by popular TV personality, Jide Alabi, was graced by veteran actor, Adebayo Salami ...

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Scholars Celebrate Prolific Writer, D.O. Fagunwa

Wole Soyinka (centre) unveiling Fagunwa’s book. With him are Yetunde ( right) and Adejoke (left) of Bookcraft

On Thursday 27 July 2017, eminent Nigerians, scholars and students gathered at the Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, UI, to once again celebrate a prolific Yoruba writer, Daniel Oluwafemi Fagunwa. The occasion, put together by Fagunwa Study Group, FSG, in conjunction with Bookcraft, was a public presentation of a book titled, “Celebrating D.O. Fagunwa: Aspects of African and World Literary ...

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Abductors Release Kidnapped Igbonla Model College Students

Lagos State Model College Igbonla Epe

Abductors have released the six kidnapped students of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. The six students were kidnapped on 25 May 2017 in broad daylight at the school premises. The male students are: Peter Jonah, Isiaq Rahmon, Adebayo George, Judah Agbausi, Pelumi Philips and Farouq Yusuf. Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni ...

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UNILAG Increases Tuition Fees From N14,500 To N63,500


UNILAG No fewer than 38 universities across the country have increased their tuition fees as a result of poor funding by the Federal and State governments. The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr Deji Omole, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday. The statement which ...

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Mission Accomplished! Benin Film Academy Takes Off


All is now set for the grand take off and orientation class for the first set of aspiring Nollywood greats at Benin Film Academy as the Vice Chancellor and other top management team of Igbinedion University went on a tour of the Academy’s permanent site at 69 Airport Road, GRA, Benin City, to see their level of preparedness. With the ...

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