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African Youth Parliament awards Adeleke University

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The African Youth Parliament has declared Adeleke University, Ede in Osun State as the best private university in Africa for year 2017. The Leader of the AYP, Fred Kweku , who is from Cote ‘d Ivoire, led other executives of the body to present the award to the university in Ede on Monday.  The AYP is made up of youths ...

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Kevin Krapf urges Osun state Pupils to explore ICT opportunities

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The Unites States Cultural Affairs Officer, Kevin Krapf, has advised pupils in Osun State public secondary schools to explore the opportunities available in Information and Communication Technology. Krapf gave this advice in Ede, Osun, at the presentation of certificates to some pupils trained in computer applications, codes and programming.  The second phase of the training programme was organised by the ...

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WAEC releases Nov/Dec WASSCE results

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The West Africa Examinations Council on Tuesday released the results of the 2017 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates. According to WAEC, 34,664 candidates obtained a minimum of credits in five subjects and above including English language and General Mathematics. The figure represents 26.01% of the 133,223 candidates that sat for the examinations in Nigeria.The percentage of candidates ...

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OAU suspends union activities over crises

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The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife authority have suspended the activities of its Students’ Union over what it described as frequent internal crises and alleged attacks carried out by suspected cultists on campus. The Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Biodun Olarewaju, made this known in a statement released on Monday. Olanrewaju explained that the decision was taken after an ...

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Blame the system, not teachers for students’ woe — UNESCO

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GLOBAL Education Monitoring (GEM) Report which has just been released, has indicated that it is the responsibility of governments to provide universal quality education and stresses that accountability is indispensable in achieving the goal. The Report warns that disproportionate blame on any one actor for systemic educational problems can have serious negative side effects, widening inequality and damaging learning. UNESCO ...

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FG to support universities affected by insurgency – Buhari

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President Muhamadu Buhari said Federal Government would support universities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East Buhari, who was represented by Prof. Salihu Abdullahi, said government would provide special fund to MAUTECH to enable it complete some vital projects. “In the light of the peculiarity of your location in the north eastern part of the country, I ...

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UNIBEN student wins international essay contest

A medical student at the University of Benin, Joshua Borokinni, has emerged third place winner of the 2017 Royal Commonwealth Essay Competition. Out of a total of 12,300 youths from Commonwealth countries who took part in the competition, Borokinni was the only one from Nigeria and Africa. He emerged second runner-up and bronze medallist after Annika Turon-Semmens from Australia and ...

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UK to deport 100 Nigerian students over debts

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More than 100 Nigerian students on scholarship in the United Kingdom universities could be deported home as early as this week except their fees are settled immediately, according to The Telegraph of London. The students are said to be sponsored by a regional agency and some of them are saddled with debts of up to £20,000. The name of the ...

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UNN establishes laptop assembly plant

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As part of events marking its 57th Founder’s Day ceremony, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, has established a laptop assembly plant at its Nsukka campus. Addressing journalists shortly after the commissioning, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Ozumba, said the goal of the project, which is known as Lion Laptops, was to make laptop affordable for students to carry on ...

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Two Ekiti poly reportedly shut as student feared death

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The Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, was on Sunday shut indefinitely following a violent protest by students over alleged deaths of two undergraduates in mysterious circumstances. Trouble began on the institution’s campus on Friday when two of the students reportedly complained of malaria fever. They were reportedly rushed to the  school’s health centre, but their condition was said to ...

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Politicians should send their children to Nigerian universities – JAMB

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Few days ago, the social media became flooded with pictures of some prominent politicians in Nigeria going to celebrate the graduation of their wards in far away universities like in the United Kingdom. While the graduations called for celebration, many Nigerians condemned the trend in which our politicians preach “buy or consume made-in-Nigeria” while they do the exact opposite. Others ...

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Breaking: ASUU suspends strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has suspended its strike after a final four-hour meeting with the Federal Government delegation, which ended around 9pm in Abuja on Monday. The ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, addressed a briefing at the Nigeria Labour Congress secretariat to announce the union’s “conditional suspension of the strike.” Ogunyemi said the strike was suspended, after the ...

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UPDATE: NECO releases result, 70.85% candidates pass English, Mathematics

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The National Examinations Council has released the June/July 2017 Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examination results. Announcing the release of the results in Minna, Niger State, the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, said that out of the 1,051,472 candidates who sat for the examination, only 70.85 per cent of the candidates got five credits and above, including in English ...

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UPDATE: NECO releases June/July 2017 results

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THE National Examinations Council on Thursday released the June/July 2017 Senior Secondary Schools Examination results. The Council says out of the 1,051,472 who sat for the examinations, only 745,053 of the candidates got at least five credits including Mathematics and English Language. The Registrar of the Council, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, while announcing the results at the headquarters in Minna, Niger ...

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Brampton to commit $150M to the new university

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Today at Committee of Council, Brampton Councillors committed to an investment strategy for a new university facility and a centre for education, innovation and collaboration in downtown Brampton. Council endorsed, in principle, investing up to $50M over 10 years into a post-secondary facility, and up to $100M into joint-use community space to support a university, business innovation and collaboration, community ...

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NEWS ASUU: SSANU, NASU, NAAT to join strike September 11

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The Joint Action Committee (JAC) comprising Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologists, (NAAT), have announced their decision to commence strike on September 11. The development is in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Samson Ugwoke, president of SSANU, who is also the chairman of ...

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ASUU Strike: We need quality education – NLC

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The Nigeria Labour Congress has called on the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities to embrace collective bargaining as there was no way progress would be made without quality education. The NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba, said this at a conciliation meeting with Executive of ASUU, officials of the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders on Thursday ...

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How to keep kids safe from electrical hazards

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As warmer days draw families outside, make it a priority to talk to your children about playing safe and staying away from electrical safety hazards. Here are some safety tips from Hydro One: Make sure kids understand that they need to obey warning signs and keep away from outdoor areas marked “Danger” or “Danger High Voltage.” No one should ever ...

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