Education 

Make indigenous languages compulsory in schools, educationist tells govts

An Educationist, Mrs Adebimpe Olalekan, has called on governments at all levels to make indigenous languages compulsory in schools. Olalekan made the call in an interview with newsmen in Ilorin on Friday. She said that local languages had a way of reviving and protecting the culture and cultural values of any society. “By local language, I mean indigenous language or dialect, not just the three major languages are spoken in Nigeria. “Every language is worth giving special attention because each language or dialect is part of the rich and diverse…

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Education 

Covenant University has zero tolerance for all forms of examination malpractice

Dr David Oyedepo, the Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota in Ogun, says the institution has zero-tolerance for all forms of examination malpractice. Oyedepo made the assertion at the 18th Matriculation of the institution on Friday in Ota, Ogun. According to him, Covenant University, Ota in Ogun, has zero-tolerance for all forms of examination malpractice, urging the students to shun the evil act. 1,860 students comprising 1,672 undergraduates and 188 postgraduates were matriculated for the 2019/2020 academic session. The chancellor said that the advice became necessary so that the new students…

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Education NEWS 

Court Orders WAEC To Pay Victim Of Result Cancellation N10 Million Damages

A Lagos State High Court has voided the cancellation of the Senior School Certificate Examination result of a candidate by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). In addition, the council was ordered to pay the victim N10 million damages. Justice Yetunde Pinheiro ,in a landmark judgement filed by Emmanuel Gbenga Akeredolu,declared WAEC’s cancellation of the claimant’s 2016 SSCE result as illegal, unconstitutional,null and void. Pinheiro said that the council did not produce sufficient proof that the claimant indulged in any malpractice during the examination to warrant the cancellation of his…

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Education NEWS 

Eight Lecturers Get Fired From State-Owned University Over Allegations Of Sexual Assault

The Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) has sacked eight lecturers for alleged sexual assault and extortion on female students of the institution. Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Eno Ibanga disclosed this on Tuesday during a press conference at the main campus of the institution located at Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin local government area. Prof Ibanga stated that some of the cases were in court, adding that 10 students involved in cultism were also caught by the management of the institution. He said the students who were caught at the junction…

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Education 

President Muhammedu Buhari approves establisment of Airforce University in Bauchi

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of an Air force University in the Tafawa Balewa Local Government area of Bauchi State. This was disclosed by the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Professor Sulaiman Bogoro, at the 2019 Lemph Zaar annual cultural festival in Tafawa Balewa. Bogoro explained that the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University centre in Tafawa Balewa would be renamed as the new Air Force University. He urged the people to support the Buhari administration in its effort to transform the Nigerian economy. Meanwhile, ethnic groups…

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Education 

Obasanjo arrives Benue to lay foundation for Catholic Church special school

Nigeria’s former president,Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has arrived Makurdi, the Benue capital, ahead of the ground breaking ceremony of Catholic School for Children with Special Needs. Obasanjo arrived the Benue Government House at about 3 pm, yesterday,. and headed straight to the Presidential Lodge, located within the complex. The school, which is being built by the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi, is cited at Igbor, Gwer East area in the north-central state. The ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for today.

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Education 

Blame FG for crisis that would befall varsities –ASUU

Nigerians should hold the Federal Government responsible for any crisis that would befall universities in the country as a result of its resolve to force the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) into the IPPIS platform, the union has said.  In a statement at the weekend signed by Mahmoud M. Lawan, coordinator of ASUU, Kano Zone, the lecturers’ union maintained that it would not be “coerced, forced or cowed by an empty threat of salary stoppage from any neo-colonial lackey.” “We in ASUU, have unanimously agreed to vehemently reject the forceful…

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Ondo NYSC coordinator urges corps members to be independent

Ondo State Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps  (NYSC), Grace Akpabio, has urged corps members to be independent and not be a burden to their families. The coordinator made the call in her farewell address to the 2018 Batch ‘C’ (Stream 11) corps members who were discharged from national service. Akpabio, who was represented by the assistant directors in all the local governments, said the outgoing corps members should use the training acquired during service to advance their cause for better today and guaranteed tomorrow. “I want you to face tomorrow…

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Education ICPC REPORT 

ICPC arrests Two over alleged N68m Fraud- FG’s School-Feeding Programme

  The recently-launched collaboration between the National Social Investment Office (NSIO) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to root out corruption in the Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) has begun to yield fruits as two persons involved with the programme in Kogi State are currently under arrest by ICPC for alleged N68,097,053 fraud. The suspects include Hon. Adoga Ibrahim and Khadijat Karibo. While Ibrahim was appointed the State Focal Person in 2016 for the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) for Kogi State and left office…

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Federal Polytechnic Nekede Alumni Association postpones election

The National Executive Council of Federal Polytechnic, Nekede Alumni Association, Owerri, Imo State has postponed their previously scheduled election slated to hold on Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Abuja. The postponement was contained in a statement released by the Chairman of the National Executive Council of the Alumni Association, Comrade Timothy Obialor. According to Obialor, the postponement became necessary because of the order of the court (exparte motion) stopping the election with suit No: FHC/OW/CS/127/2019. He stated that the election was scheduled for candidates contesting the office of Financial Secretary and…

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