Goodbye Mass Communication

NUC: Varsities to begin 7 new courses in communication department   Admission into new curriculum commences in 2020 session     CURRICULUM A new curriculum that will phase out Mass Communication programme in Nigerian universities has been approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC), with the emergence of seven courses under the Faculty/School/College of Communication Studies     Kayode Olanrewaju T wo years after efforts to rejig the Mass Communication degree curriculum in universities in line with the global trend were conceived, stakeholders and communication professionals in the university system…

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NIN suspension: Respite for candidates, parents

    R espite has finally come the way of prospective candidates sitting for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), being conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), following the suspension by the Board the compulsory use of the National Identification Number (NIN) for the examination.     The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board had in September, last year, called on all prospective candidates for the 2020 UTME to acquire the National Identification Number, failure which they would not be eligible to register for the qualifying examination…

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Establishment of entrepreneurial varsity’ll boost education quality – Ugwuanyi

Kenneth Ofoma ENUGU     T he establishment of Samuel Maduka University, Agu-Ekwegbe in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State, an entrepreneurial university, is to boost university education delivery in the country, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has said. The governor, while performing the ground breaking ceremony, he described the university founded by Dr. Samuel Maduka Onyishi, the Proprietor of Peace Mass Transit Company, as epoch making and another milestone achievement in the state’s education landscape.      Ugwuanyi, who placed high premium on education as one the cardinal policies of…

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Lagos begins e-registration of 47,804 students for 2020 WASSCE

T he Lagos State Government has commenced the E-Registration (Data Capturing) for 2020 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for no fewer than 47,804 Senior Secondary School (SS III) students in all public secondary schools in the state.     The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, disclosed that the e-registration had been scheduled to take-off from January 9 to January 31, and will cover the 322 senior secondary schools in the state with a total of 47,804 candidates who are beneficiaries of the free WASSC registration…

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Council appoints acting VC for Ajasin varsity

T he authorities of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, have named Prof. Olugbenga Ebenezer Ige as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the state-owned university. Ige, until his appointment was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Administration of the institution.   Ige replaced Prof. Amos Igbekele Ajibefun, whose five-year tenure as the fifth substantive Vice-Chancellor of the institution expired on Sunday, January 5, 2020.   The appointment of an acting vice-chancellor became necessary following the suspension of the appointment process of a new substantive vice-chancellor by the state government…

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Kano to constitute committee over promotion fraud

Muhammad Kabir KANO     T he Kano State Ministry of Education may soon constitute a committee to look into the anomalies in the promotion exercise of public school teachers in the state.   The state Commissioner for Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Kiru disclosed this when the management of Government Girls’ College in Dala, led by the Director of the college visited him in his office.   The Commissioner, who said he had keen interest in what is going on in the education sector, expressed dismay over how teachers were…

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Benue restates determination to reposition basic education

  Cephas Iorhemen MAKURDI     T he Chairman Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Rev. Emmanuel Aper, has expressed the determination of the Board to support the new School Monitoring Policy of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) as part of moves to improve the standard of basic education in the state.        He made the pledge when the management team of Guma Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) paid him a visit in his office.   Aper, who restated commitment to ensure effective administration of basic…

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Delta to set up education endowment fund

  A s part of commitment of his administration to move the state’s education sector forward, Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has disclosed plans by the state government to establish Education Endowment Fund for the development of schools.     The governor, who spoke in Asaba during the Annual Conference/General Meeting of the Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria, Delta State chapter, explained that since the education sector was the bedrock of development of any society, the state government would set up an Education Endowment Fund to ensure that the…

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My tenure has been challenging – LASPOTECH Rector

T he Rector of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, Mr. Samuel Sogunro, has described his five-year tenure, which will expire on May 31, this year, as very rough and challenging. This was as he recalled that his administration inherited two major problems, which he listed as the problem of the 2010 retirees and CONTISS 15 Migration.   “The journey has been very rough. Since 2016, that I assumed office as Rector, we have been on one issue or the other, especially this issues that deal with welfare of staff.…

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WAEC: Reps pays  N12m for 850 candidates in Ebonyi

Uchenna Inya The member representing Ikwo/Ezza south federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Chinedu Ogah, Tuesday doled out over N12million to 850 students in the state for their West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) for this year. Most of the beneficiaries are from his constituency. Some officials of WAEC and the state Secondary Education Board (SEB) as well as parents of the students  witnessed the disbursement of the funds to the students. The event took place in Item-Amagu, Ikwo Local Government Area of the state – the…

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