University of Ibadan medical school shut down

University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan By Olabisi Akinbode The University of Ibadan (UI) on Sunday closed its medical school, directing students to vacate hostels by noon on the same day. The directive is contained in a release signed by the institution’s Registrar, Olujinmi Olukoya, and made available to newsmen in Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria […]

63 IDPs write JAMB in Edo

No fewer than 63 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Edo state’s camp sat for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organised by  the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB). The Coordinator, International Christian Mission Centre, Uhogua, Ovia North East local government area of the state where the camp is located, Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, disclosed this […]

Auchi Polytechnic expels 18 students, sanctions 62

Auchi Polytechnic By George Edomwonyi The Federal Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo has expelled 18 students and rusticated 62 others for misconducts in the 2016/2017 academic session. The Rector of the institution, Dr Sanusi Jimah, said at the 36th matriculation of the 2017/2018 students in Auchi. Jimah, who was confirmed Rector last week, said the institution […]

Striking varsity unions: No deal, no UTME

Striking non-academic staff of universities threaten to disrupt UTME from 9 March. Above File Photo: UTME exam in session By Joan Nwagwu The striking non-teaching staff of the Nigerian universities have threatened to disrupt the 2018 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board’s (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which will hold from March 9. Mr Samson […]

Teachers hit 32.5% increase in salary

Teacher and her pupils The salary of secondary and primary school teachers in Kaduna states has shot up by 32.5 per cent with effect from February. The teachers would also enjoy tax-free pay until the implementation of the increase in pay. These are incentives introduced by the state to boost teaching and make it attractive […]

Kogi: Aspirant saves school from WAEC suspension

Candidates writing WAEC examination By Aledare Akinwale Col. Yomi Dare, rtd, has donated N250,000 to save a Community High School, Kakun, Kabba, in Kabba/Bunu council area of Kogi from being sanctioned by the West African Examination Council (WAEC). Dare, an aspirant for the Kogi West senatorial district election, made the donation to save the school […]

JAMB extends UTME registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has extended the registration exercise for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to February 11. JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede said a total of 1,451,691 applicants have registered for the examination, which was earlier scheduled to end yesterday. This was a little below the 1.7 million candidates […]

Teachers Recruitment: Kaduna SUBEB shortlists over 27,000 for interview

The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has shortlisted 27,639 applicants for oral interview in its ongoing recruitment of 25,000 teachers for the state’s public primary schools. The figure represents the number of successful applicants out of the more than 43,000 who sat for the aptitude test conducted on Dec. 20, 2017. The list, […]

EDUCATION: BAZE UNIVERSITY APPLAUDS GOV SANI-BELLO’S POLICY

…DONATES N10MILLION TO STATE Baze University, a privately owned University based in Abuja has applauded effort of Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello in revamping teacher education in the state. The University donated N10 Million to boost efforts of the state government in that direction. The donation was contained in a cheque and a covering […]

How Nigerian varsities can rank best in Africa

Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundip, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos says Nigerian universities can rank best in Africa By Chinyere Nwachukwu Nigerian universities can rank best in Africa, if we can have a stable academic calendar, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, has said. Ogundipe spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday […]