Coronavirus: Lagos govt shuts public, private schools

The Lagos State Government has ordered the closure of all public and private schools due to the coronavirus outbreak. The order is effective from Monday, March 23, 2020. The decision was contained in a statement Wednesday night by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo. She said the move became necessary to prevent children and their teachers from getting more …

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UNILORIN joins ASUU strike — first time in 20 years

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has embarked on strike action alongside the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), disrupting its calendar for the first time in 20 years. On Monday, ASUU had commenced a two-weeks warning strike  to compel the federal government to implement its 2019 agreement and resolution with the union. On Tuesday, Moyosore Ajao, ASUU chairman in UNILORIN, …

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University student attempts suicide

A 21-year-old student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu campus, Chukwuemeka Augustine Obasi, has attempted to commit suicide for being scolded by his parents. The incident occurred at 4, Alaba Street, Ejigbo, Lagos. Police officers from the Ejigbo Police Station prevented Chukwuemeka from committing suicide following an alert by an officer of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Security Corps …

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JAMB: Stanbic IBTC to give N15m scholarships

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that Stanbic IBTC will reward the top 30 candidates in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will be giving scholarship worth N15m. The all-inclusive scholarship will include best male and female students, best visually-impaired candidates in the 36 states of Nigeria. The Corporate Investment Banking and Marketing Manager, Mrs Bridget …

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JAMB releases 15,490 withheld results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said that it has released the withheld results of 15,490 candidates, who participated at its April 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The board made the disclosure in a statement signed by the board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Monday in Lagos State. It said that the results released on …

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Buhari pledges affordable education, NOUN graduates 20,799

President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend said the Federal Government was committed to making education affordable to youths through the open and distance learning (ODL) system. He pledged the continued deployment of resources through direct budgetary funding and Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) interventions for the provision of qualitative education to that important segment of the society. The pledge came …

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NASU shuts down Ibadan Polytechnic over unpaid salary arrears

The Non-Academic Staff Union of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, on Tuesday embarked on a peaceful protest  over unpaid salary arrears. The  protest disrupted both academic and administrative activities on the institution’s campus as the entrance gates  were locked. A NAN correspondent,  who monitored the development,  also reports that there was traffic snarl in front of the institution on the Sango – …

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ASUU continues strike as FG releases N163bn TETFUND

The Federal Government said it has released N163 billion to the universities from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund but striking academics are stalling in calling off their strike. Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said this while addressing newsmen after a closed-door reconciliatory meeting with leaders of Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday in Abuja. The News Agency …

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FG appoints Bogoro as TETFund Executive Secretary

The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, as the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). Bogoro was Executive Secretary between April 2014 and February 2016, but Prof. Bichi Baffa was appointed to replace him. Mr Ben Goong, Deputy Director, Information, Ministry of Education, in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja, said the …

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