We’re worried about media sustenance in Nigeria – Don

Nnamdi Ekeanyanwu, a Professor of Strategic and International Communication at the University of Uyo (UNIUYO), is the President, African Council for Communication Education. He speaks with TONY ANICHEBE about the challenges facing communication education, country, and the media industry, among other salient issues     Is the Council not worried about the current state of media industry in the country, and are there plans by the conference to address this? Well, this will not be a major part of the ongoing conference, but we may discuss that exhaustively at the…

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Lawmaker boosts 598 orphans, indigent students’ education in Jos

A House of Representatives member, representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos, has awarded scholarships worth N3.4 million to 598 indigent students and orphans at the Government Secondary School, Chugwi and Government Secondary School, Godong in his constituency. The lawmaker, while presenting the scholarship to the beneficiaries at Jos South Education Area Office, said most of the beneficiaries were students who had lost their parents as a result of violent attacks on their communities. He regretted that following the attacks and crisis in the…

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Don cautions leaders against wastage of national wealth

A don at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko and Professor of Psychology, Olukayode Afolabi, has condemned the way Nigerian leaders have continued to squander the nation’s resources. This was part of the thrusts of his inaugural lecture, entitled: “Burying Nuts: A Psychosocial Activity of the Squirrel in an Individualized World,” which was the 15th inaugural lecture series of the university. Afolabi, however, advised Nigerian leaders to take a cue from the selfless and pro-social behaviour of ‘squirrel creature’ in order to build a buoyant nation that is capable of bestowing a blossom…

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FG abolishes catchment area policy in varsity admission

The Federal Government has announced the scrapping and abolition of catchment area policy in admitting students into federal universities across the country. President Muhammadu Buhari declared this at the 45th convocation of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), where no fewer than 10,198 graduating students received their scrolls for the award of first degree, certificates and postgraduate diploma and PhDs. Out of the figure, the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, who was performing his last convocation as Vice-Chancellor of the university, said 100 students graduated with First Class; while 273 obtained…

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Unijos VC decries inadequate funding, manpower

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos Professor Sebastian Maimako has called on the Federal Government to look into the inadequate funding and manpower issues of the university. He said the institution is also battling with the challenges of security breaches and frequent encroachment into the university’s land. Maimako stated this on Monday while briefing journalists ahead of the 31st and 32nd combined Convocation of the university slated for this weekend. “Although we have achieved giant strides  in several areas of endeavour, the university still faces some challenges which…

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Sex-for-marks: Abiodun threatens sanctions for lecturers as TASUED holds convocation

Dapo Abiodun

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Thursday, vowed to bring the full weight of the law upon lecturers who take advantage of their students and sexually harass them. Abiodun, who spoke at the 11th convocation of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, said his administration will not close its eyes to indiscipline and unwholesome attitude on the part of any staff of state-owned tertiary institution. At the ceremony, no fewer than 3,977 undergraduate and postgraduate students in full and part-time programmes, including 37 with First Class, were awarded degrees and…

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Nigeria has over 13m out of school children – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that Nigeria has over 13 million out of school children mostly recorded in the Northern states. Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Bauchi, Mr Patak Bhanu stated this on Thursday during the 2019 End of Year Review meeting of stakeholders for states supported by the UNICEF Bauchi Field office, which held at Sharna Place Hotel Jos. Bhanu said out of the over 13million out of school children, 60 percent of them are girls and are most especially from the Northern states. According to…

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Discordant tunes over JAMB’s NIN policy

JAMB: We’ve arrangement with NIMC for prospective candidates Reps to Board: Suspend national ID for UTME Don: I see no logic in it  NANS: We’re not in support       MIXED FEELINGS Stakeholders are divided over JAMB’s directive to make NIN a pre-condition or requirement for 2020 UTME registration   There are discordant tunes in the education sector over the directive by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to make the National Identification Number (NIN) registration compulsory for all prospective candidates for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination…

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UBEC develops App to update basic education data

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has developed an application to aid timely and effective collection and update of basic education data. Its Executive Secretary, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, who disclosed this at a one-day stakeholders’ meeting urged all state Commissioners of Education and State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs) Chairmen to take proactive steps in collecting the 2019/2020 data. The theme of the meeting was “Updating of 2019/2020 and Sustainability of Basic Education Database.” Bobboyi, who said that the results and related statistics of the National Personnel Audit (NPA) would…

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WAEC deploys response code, halts certificate falsification

Determined to eliminate forgery of its certificates, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) said it has deployed a ‘Quick Response Code’ on its certificates in order to make it impossible for anyone to falsify certificates issued by the Council. Chairman, WAEC Nigeria National Committee (NNC), Mrs. Binta Abdulkadri, who disclosed this at the Council’s 57th annual meeting in Abuja, noted that several innovations had been deployed over the years to ensure an improved service delivery. According to her, among many others innovations put in place by the Council, include an…

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