Education

UNIBEN students block highway over N20,000 late registration fee

  Protesting students of the University of Benin brought the Edo State capital to its knee as they blocked the ever-busy Benin-Lagos Expressway and the Ekheuan Road over a N20,000 late registration fee imposed by the school authority. At the Ekheuan campus of the school, the student who took over the road said they blocked …

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UNIBEN VC orders immediate closure of varsity over students’ protest

  The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof. Lilian Salami, has announced the immediate closure of the University following the protest that rocked the institution on Tuesday, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Yesterday, students of the institution blocked the ever-busy Benin-Lagos Expressway and the Ekheuan Road over a N20,000 late registration fee imposed …

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IPPIS: 95 lecturers owed 13-month salary in Bauchi -ASUU

  The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday lamented that no fewer than 95 of its members in three institutions in Bauchi zone have not been paid their salaries for up to 13 months. The Zonal Coordinator, ASUU, Bauchi Zone, Prof. Lawan Abubakar, who disclosed this during a Press conference held at the union’s …

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Schools to decide benchmarks as JAMB cancels general cut-off marks

  The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, on Tuesday, cancelled general cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions and gave schools the freedom to set their individual minimum benchmarks for admission. The Board took the decision at the 2021 policy meeting, which was held virtually, and chaired by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. Speaking …

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UPDATED: ASUU Waits Till Midnight For Gov’t To Meet Demand, Or Risk Going To Strike Again

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, is waiting until midnight today, Tuesday, for the Federal Government to meet its demands or risks the union embarking on another round of strike. According to Vanguard, the national leadership of the union wants to give the government the benefit of doubt and let the ultimatum the union …

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ASUU threatens fresh strike, gives FG Tuesday ultimatum

THE Academic Staff Union of Universities has expressed its readiness to embark on another round of industrial action following what it called the failure of the Federal Government to implement an agreement signed with the union. The union is giving the government till month end (Tuesday) to reach out or it will activate the procedure …

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UTME: JAMB, others to fix 2021/2022 admissions cut-off marks August 31

  The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and heads of tertiary institutions will on August 31 at a policy meeting, peg the minimum cut- off mark for 2021/ 2022 admissions. According to the board, decisions would be reached on the new minimum cut-off marks and other admission issues at the policy meeting which will be …

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BREAKING: WAEC announces date for 2021 WASSCE

  The West Africa Examination Council has announced August 16, 2021, for the commencement of the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination. The Head of the Nigeria office, Mr. Patrick Areghan, made the announcement in Lagos on Tuesday. “In accordance with the Final International Timetable, the WASCCE 2021 will take place throughout the sub-region …

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Kaduna Schools To Remain Closed Over Insecurity

  The Kaduna State Government says that all primary and secondary schools will remain closed until security situation improves across the state. The Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Muhammad, stated this on Monday in Kaduna at a joint press conference with the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan. Muhammad said that …

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Obasanjo says improving education quality is a collective responsibility

  Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, said improving the quality of education in the country is a collective responsibility. He stated this when he commissioned a N67.4 million Conference Centre at the Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State. Commissioning the project at the institution’s premises, in Ota, Ogun state, Obasanjo described the …

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