Education

Federal Government bans SS1, SS2 students from taking NECO, WASSCE, NABTEB

The Federal Government has barred Senior secondary school students 1 and 2 (SS 1 and 2) from sitting for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), National Examination Council (NECO) and National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB). The directive was conveyed in a circular signed by Binta Abdulkadir,[Read More…]

‘Accept 2.2 CGPA or have spill over to get 2.1?’

If there is anything a Nigerian undergraduate student worries about, it is the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Many scholarship opportunities are reserved for students and graduates with a higher CGPA. Likewise high paying job opportunities. A graduate who was presented two options: graduate now with a lower CGPA (2.2)[Read More…]

Sit-At-Home: No candidate missed exam in Enugu — WAEC

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has said that no candidate in Enugu state missed its ongoing examination in spite of the IPOB-declared Mondays’ sit-at-home order. The Deputy Registrar/Zonal Coordinator, WAEC, Mrs Eucharia Onodu disclosed this on Tuesday in an interview with NAN in Enugu. Onodu said the sit-at-home order[Read More…]

Plateau poly students protest postponement of semester examinations

Students of Plateau State Polytechnic on Monday staged a peaceful protest over the postponement of their semester examinations by the school authorities. The students trooped out in large numbers and blocked the Yakubu Gowon way, a major highway leading into and out of Jos. NAN reports that the postponement of[Read More…]

LASU new VC, Olatunji-Bello, assumes office

Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU) has on Monday assumed office. Professor Ibiyemi is the wife of the state’s Commissioner for Environment, Tunji Bello. She is the ninth Vice Chancellor of LASU after a rigorous exercise laced with intrigues and suspense. She was[Read More…]

Lagos mandates Model School students to pay N35,000 ‘experimental fees’ in each of 2 terms

Boarding house students of Lagos State Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools will pay N35,000 in each of the next two terms. Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, Commissioner for Education, made the clarification in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by Mr Ganiu Lawal, an assistant director in the ministry. Adefisayo said[Read More…]

Workers, students speak on new LASU VC

Workers and students’ union leaders in Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo on Saturday expressed their views on the appointment of Prof. Ibironke Olatunji-Bello as the new Vice Chancellor by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The Governor had in a statement on Thursday in Lagos announced the approval of the appointment of the[Read More…]

Lagos commissioner’s wife, Prof Ibiyemi, named new LASU VC

Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University LASU). Professor Ibiyemi is the wife of the state’s Commissioner for Environment, Tunji Bello. She would be the ninth Vice Chancellor of LASU after a rigorous exercise laced with intrigues and suspense. Ibiyemi is a Professor[Read More…]

ASUU alerts of fresh strike ‘anytime’ over FG’s noncompliance with agreement

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has threatened its members may embark on strike anytime, as the Federal Government is not fulfilling its promise to implement the Memorandum of Action, MOA, the two parties signed last December (2020). The Lagos Zonal Coordinator of the Union, Dr Adelaja Odukoya, also[Read More…]

el-Rufai: JAMB doesn’t give preferential cut-off marks to Northern students — Spokesperson

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reacted to a claim by the governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir el-Rufai that it gives preferential cut-off marks for students from the Northern region of the country. el-Rufai had during his appearance on Channels TV programme, Sunrise Daily said; “The north has[Read More…]