ASUU to Ngige: You’re wrong, varsity autonomy is backed by law

University autonomy is backed by law, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said on Thursday, dismissing the claim by Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, that ASUU cannot claim to be autonomous when the government pays lecturers. Ngige, who spoke against the backdrop of the seven-month strike due to...... read more


BREAKING: Go back home, Lagos orders students *Cites insecurity over #EndSARS

Barely one week after full resumption of schools in Lagos, the state government has ordered all students to return back home, as it is shutting down public and private schools. The order which is a pre-emptive safety measure against the persistent protest by the #EndSARS campaigns across the country, with the...... read more


BREAKING: FG dangles N50billion carrot on ASUU, insists on IPPIS

The Federal Government has agreed to release N20 billion for revitalisation of public universities until Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, makes a request for additional funding. The government also agreed to release N30 billion as Earned Academic Allowance to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off their strike....... read more


BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu orders students in all classes back to school

The Lagos State Government has removed the final lid barring schools in Lagos State from full resumption, by approving that students in all classes in pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools could now go back. The directive was conveyed on Monday, by the Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, who announced that the...... read more


BREAKING: Panel exonerates don of sex-for-mark charges, demands arrest of students

The tide has turned against the students of Imo State University (IMSU) for trying to rope in one Professor Victor Njoku a lecturer in Chemistry Department in a sex-for-marks scandal. The emergence of the tape, which went viral in the social media, had caused a lot of stir, which led to...... read more


Poorly educated populace leads to failure of nations - Osinbajo, Obi

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 elections, Peter Obi, have both spoken on the need for the government to pay attention to education, saying that a nation’s development is directly proportional to the level of educational investment in the...... read more


Uzodinma upbeat, as Imo gets new university *Takes off in October

The Nigerian University Commission (NUC) has approved the take off of the Imo State University for Agriculture and Environmental Sciences in October this year.  The approval underscores the efforts which the Imo State government ably led by Governor Hope Uzodimma has made towards the establishment of a second university for the...... read more


Peter Obi: Want to get out of poverty? Get education!

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has stated that increased access to education remains a critical key strategy that could be employed to reduce poverty in the country. Obi said that Nigeria would successfully move millions of people out of...... read more


Six months after, FG orders reopening of schools nationwide

It is now left to individual states to fix the dates of resumption for their schools, as the Federal Government, on Thursday, removed a seal on all levels of schools, shut about six months ago in the thick of the COVID-19 outbreak. Amidst total lockdown across the country, President Muhammadu Buhari,...... read more


WAEC Supervisors arrested in Nasarawa, Rivers and Bauchi for leaking exam papers

Luck has run out on some workers of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), as they were on Wednesday arrested by the law enforcement agencies for leaking question papers in the ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) examinations. The Head, National Office of West African Examination Council (WAEC), Mr....... read more


BREAKING: Ogunsola firms up as UNILAG's VC, gets approval of Governing Council

Folasade Ogunsola, a professor of medical microbiology and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services), firmed up her position as the first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), following her confirmation by the institutions's Governing Council, on Wednesday. The newly appointed Chairman of the council, Dr John Momoh, who was directed to...... read more


BREAKING: Ogunsola breaks records, becomes UNILAG first female VC, 58 years after

Folasade Ogunsola, 62, has broken another record by becoming the first female Vice Chancellor in the 58 years of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), another feat after becoming the firs female provost of the College of Medicine at the prestigious institution. Ogunsola, born in 1958, who was just four years when...... read more


Kwara arranges WAEC exam for 16-year-old COVID-19 patient

A 16-year-old female COVID-19 patient is sitting her senior secondary school certificate examination at the Kwara State COVID-19/Infectious Disease Centre in Ilorin, the state capital, an official said on Wednesday. The patient —whose name and school were withheld to avoid stigma — wrote her Agricultural Science paper on Wednesday under close...... read more


BREAKING: Security cordon at UNILAG *Embattled VC scoffs sack *Varsity appoints new helmsman

A palpable security cordon, has been thrown over the University of Lagos (UNILAG), where the rumbling leadership crisis boiled over on Wednesday, with the sacking of   Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, by the Governing Council of the institution following the termination of his appointment. The embattled...... read more


UMTE screening commences September 7 - JAMB *See details

The 2020/2021 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination screening will commence in Nigeria’s higher institutions on September 7. The agreement was reached at a meeting between the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and Vice-Chancellors, Rectors, and Provosts of tertiary institutions on Monday. Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, who made the announcement, said...... read more


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