NDU names Central Research Laboratory after donor

  T he management of Niger Delta University (NDU), Amassoma, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State has named the Central Research Laboratory, built and donated by Dr. Nimibofa Ayawei after him. The research laboratory facility, which was named after the donor during the fifth combined convocation of the institution, according to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo, was in recognition of Dr. Ayawei’s immense contribution to the growth of Chemistry.     This was as he added that the research laboratory would go a long way in helping students studying Chemistry at the…

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Result falsification: Kwara Varsity withdraws student’s degree

Kwara State University, Malete, has debunked insinuations making the round that a former student of the school, Mariam Muhammed, was wrongfully withdrawn from the Institution. According to the institution’s Ag. Director, University Relations, Hamidat Sulyman Yusuf, Mariam Muhammed, with Matriculation Number 12/27AC/302, was admitted to the institution to study Accounting in 2012, adding that in 2017, it was discovered that a member of staff of the university was involved in illegal upgrading of results for some students through a syndicate. This, the Director University Relations said, prompted an investigation by…

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To be a leading teacher training institution, our main focus says AOCOED Provost

Provost of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) Otto Ijanikin, Lagos, Prof Bilikis Bidemi Lafiaji- Okuneye has said that    parts of her assignments as the institution’s helmswoman​ is to key into the vision and mission of the College which include to be a leading teacher education institution characterised by an inclusive and enabling value driven professional culture recognised globally.   She also said the institution’s health facilities will soon be opened to residents of its host communities for free consultations while medical tests will be run at a competitive…

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Ebonyi to principals: Refund overcharged WAEC, NECO fees or face demotion

Ebonyi State government, on Sunday threatened to demote school principals in the state who engage in the collection of unapproved West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) fees from students and parents. The threat came against the backdrop of overcharging the students and parents by principals in this year’s WAEC and NECO examinations. Many schools in the state are collecting between N35, 000 and N40, 000 per student, especially private schools. Some private schools located in the hinterlands in the state are charging between N70, 000 and N100,…

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US investigates top varsities Harvard, Yale over foreign funding

  The US has launched investigations into Harvard and Yale universities over suspicions they received undisclosed funds from foreign countries, including Saudi Arabia and China.The US Department of Education said the elite schools did not fully report hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign gifts and contracts.Harvard and Yale told the BBC they were preparing responses for the government.It comes amid a clamp down on foreign funding to academic institutions.Under US law, universities are required to report all gifts and contracts from foreign sources that exceed $250,000 (£193,000).Since July, the…

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Caleb students shortlisted for London Children art exhibition

Students of Caleb international school, Lagos who entered for the Global Canvas 2020 Children’s Art Competition have been shortlisted as a competition finalist and as such can exhibit their entry at the Natural History Museum, London, on March 12th 2020.   The Global Canvas Children’s Art Competition is the brain child of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) created to inspire students across the world to contribute their quota to improving and advancing the course of man through art. This 2020 edition had the children work on displays of endangered wildlife…

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Akinwole succeeds Omole as UI ASUU Chair

The Congress of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, Tuesday elected, unopposed, Professor Ayo Akinwole, as its new Chairman. Akinwole, a professor of Aquaculture Engineering and Water Resources, succeeds Professor Deji Omole, who had served two terms as prescribed by the Union’s Constitution. Also elected unopposed were: Drs Femi Afolabi (Vice Chairman), Chris Omoregie (Secretary), Seun Garba (Ass Secretary), Kazeem Olaniyan (Ass. Secretary), Sarah Akintola (Treasurer), Femi Akewula (Financial Secretary), Kehinde Soetan (Investment), Funke Adegoke (Welfare), Ajibade Tayo (Publicity), and Dapo Okareh (Internal Auditor). The…

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Selfless service: Abia State-born teacher continues to receive monetary donations

Juliana Francis The teacher, Mrs Obiagelli Mazi, who caught the attention of the Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, with her selfless to her work, has continued to receive monetary donations from impressed Nigerians.Obiagelli, the woman in a viral video with Governor @ProfZulum, also got promoted from a mere class teacher to assistant headmistress.Obiagelli, a level 12 class teacher, encountered Zulum on Friday. The executive Chairman, Borno State Universal Education Board, SUBEB, Dr Shettima Kullima conveyed the promotion on Saturday after his recommendation was approved by Zulum.Zulum had, during…

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We need stronger partnership between govt, private schools – Proprietress

Mrs. Iyiola Olatokunbo Edun is the Executive Director of Grace Schools, Gbagada, Lagos. She speaks with KAYODE OLANREWAJU about private school education, the need for well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organisations to fund education of the less-privileged in the society, the annual Indigent Scholarship Award of the schools in which over N100 million had so far been spent, among other issues       What is your assessment of the nation’s education system? The Nigeria’s education system has gone from worse to worst since independence. While we were growing up, someone…

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Niger moves to sanitise private school operations

  NAPPS: We’re burdened by 25 different taxes   Commissioner: Govt’ll harmonise tax policy for schools   SANITY The Niger State Government has warned operators or proprietors of private primary and secondary schools operating below approved standards to improve their schools or close shops   O perators of illegal and sub-standard private nursery, primary and secondary schools in Niger State may soon be out of job, if the warning by the state government that all schools without approved requirements and standard to meet the set standard or close shop is…

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