Students bag 2 years’ imprisonment for unlawful possession of firearms

A Plateau Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama , Jos, on Monday sentenced two students of the Federal College of Education, Panshin, Plateau, to two years’ imprisonment each for conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearms. The Judge, Mr Yahaya Mohammed, sentenced 22-year-old Panret Jacob and 24-year-old Peter Wunying to six months imprisonment each without an option of fine for conspiracy, and two years’ imprisonment each with an option of N20,000 fine for unlawful possession of firearms. Mohammed held that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to others who…

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Strike: Varsities, students count losses

Nigerians are worried over the incessant strikes rocking the university system. To them, if not addressed once and for all, it will further bring the system to its kneels Apparently, these are not the best of times for the Nigerian university system and especially the students. While the system is yet to recover from the disruption of academic activities as a result of the industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the ivory towers were once again faced with fresh trouble, last week. A fresh strike, declared,…

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Progress Schools mentor students on career choice

Parents and guardians have been advised not to impose their choice of career on their children and wards, but to allow them to freely make their choice of career and course of study. Rather than influence the children’s career choice, parents should only guide and support them to develop their choice of career. The advice was given during Professional/Career Day of Progress Schools, Oko-Oba in Ifako-Ijaiye Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, where professionals from diverse fields of endeavour assembled to mentor the students on how to choose  career…

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A school where students sit on tyres

The importance of education is undeniable for every single person. Education plays such a rudimentary role in the society that humans cannot imagine a life without it. It is a determined element for the civilization of human society. Not only does it help to develop healthy surroundings but it also generates an advanced community. The more developed life becomes, the more necessary education is for everyone. Apparently, people may become more necessary in the society if better educated. In areas where residents are not able to receive appropriate education, life…

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ADOPOLY students to pay N20,000 reparation fee

Following the closure of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado- Ekiti (Ado Poly) on the heels of the protracted students’ rampage of October 7, which left several property of the institutions destroyed, the polytechnic will reopen for academic activities on November 20. As a condition for the reopening of the institution, the students are to pay N20,000 each as reparation for the damage done to the school property. The decision was taking at the emergency meeting of the Academic Board, held on November 7, at the Conference Hall of the institution. TheBoard,…

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U.S. trains students, teachers on Robotics

As part of moves to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria in collaboration with RoboRave International, a U.S.-based robotics education academy, last week kicked off a week-long robotics workshop for 460 elementary, secondary and university students, STEM teachers, robotics enthusiasts and scientists. The training took place at the American Corner at Co- Creation Hub (CCHUB), Yaba, Lagos and at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Complex, Abeokuta, Ogun State respectively. The workshop, according to the organisers, seeks to boost technology education in Nigeria…

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Over 10,000 students in American varsities, colleges – Consulate

Prospective Nigerian students aspiring to enrol for undergraduate and graduate studies in American universities and colleges were for two days last week interfaced and shared information about the institutions and opportunities available with admission officers from the colleges. It was at the two-day 2017 EducationUSA Annual College and Career Fair, organised by the EducationUSA Advising Centre in collaboration with the Foreign Commercial Service of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria in Lagos for prospective undergraduate and graduate students to acquire accurate, comprehensive, and timely information about higher education opportunities in…

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FSTC principal preaches dedication to staff, students

The Director at the Federal Ministry of Education and Principal, Federal Science and Technology College, Yaba, Lagos, Reverend Christian Ugorji, has advised the staff and students of the school to remain dedicated to the ideal and core values of the institution, saying their rewards would not only be in heaven but also on earth. He spoke last week when a coalition of media organisations from Ghana under the platform of African Media Executives, honoured him with an award of recognition. According to the principal, having traversed both the administrative and…

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Kidnappers invade Lagos school; abduct principals, students

Gunmen suspected to be militants have invaded the Lagos State Model College, Igbo Nla, Epe, Lagos, abducting the principals and some students. The kidnappers were said to have stormed the school on Thursday morning when the students were at the morning assembly. The gunmen abducted the principal of the junior secondary school, Mr. Oyesola and Mr. Akirinmade who is the Principal of the senior secondary school. They also abducted some of the students. Presenting the case to the House of Representatives, the member representing Epe Constituency, Wale Raji, appealed to…

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