Education

More qualified teachers will be employed – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the Federal Government would engage more qualified teachers to increase the teacher-to-pupil ratio in the country. Buhari, according to a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, said this at the State House in Abuja while receiving the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers led by the union’s national president, …

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Killers of LASU student to be prosecuted by the police

Segun Philip, a white garment church pastor; Adeeko Owolabi, the boyfriend of slain Lagos State University (LASU) student Miss Favour Daley-Oladele; and his mother, Mrs. Bola Adeeko, will be handed over to the Osun Police Command for prosecution. Ogun Police Command spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this to The Nation yesterday. He said although Favour and …

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FG pays the suppliers of school feeding programme for January 2020

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, The minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, says the government has paid suppliers of foodstuffs and  cooks under the home-grown school feeding programme  for January 2020. According to her, this was to ensure that feeding the 9.9 million pupils in the participating states and …

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JAMB warns varsities to follow guidelines before given admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said it had cautioned some universities offering admissions to candidates on their school portals, without following the guidelines on the Central Admission Processing System. The board stated this in a presentation by its Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, in Abuja, obtained by our correspondent. It listed the University of Nigeria, …

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Management of LASU reacts to murder of final year student

The Management of the Lagos State University, Ojo, has called for caution from its students following the alleged murder of one of its final-year-female students, Favour Daley-Oladele. It also urged them to remain calm to allow the law enforcement agents conclude their investigation into the matter. The university’s spokesman, Mr. Ademola Adekoya, said on Sunday …

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100 students expelled from UNIABUJA over engagement in examination malpractices

The University of Abuja has expelled no fewer than 100 students for engaging in examination malpractices, noting that the breakdown showed 72 undergraduate and 28 postgraduate students. The university said on Sunday that five undergraduate students were rusticated for one academic session; three others rusticated for a semester, while three others had no case and …

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Some lecturers are not qualified says Prof. Ogunyemi ASUU’s President

The president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Biodun Ogunyemi, has decried the recruitment system in the universities, saying those not qualified to teach had found their way into the system. Ogunyemi, who spoke in Abuja yesterday on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum, said: “Some lecturers have no business in the classrooms, but …

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Registrar: JAMB generated N20bn in 3 years

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), says the board has generated N20 billion from University and Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) between 2016 and 2019. He made the disclosure during a two-day meeting with Computer Based Test (CBT) Centre Operators, State Coordinators of the Board, Financial Institutions and Internet Service Providers …

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