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Wildlife

University of Queensland Work To Protect Campus Wildlife

The University of Queensland is working to protect wildlife on its 114 hectare St Lucia campus with a campaign to remove pest animals. Senior Supervisor Grounds Shane Biddle said the campus was a haven for wildlife that delighted students and staff, photographers, picnickers, and visitors from around the globe. The...

Wearing

Crisis Over Wearing of Hijab at University of Ibadan School

The crisis over the wearing of hijab by female Muslim students of the University of Ibadan International School (ISI) worsened yesterday as the Muslim Parents Forum insisted on enforcing the wearing of hijab in deference to the decision of the school’s management. The Board of Governors of the 55-year-old school...

Kayode

Kayode – Universities Under Buhari Professors Earn More

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi on Monday criticised the decision of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to embark on strike. According to him, tertiary institutions in the country had fared better under President Muhammadu Buhari. Kayode Fayemi said this in Paris at the end of the President’s interactive...

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University of Tennessee Introduces New Campus Safety App

A new smartphone safety app will help students, faculty and staff at the University of Tennessee to report safety concerns to campus officials with just a few taps. The university, in partnership with LiveSafe, introduced the new app to the university last week. The safety app connects individuals to a...

Gunmen

Gunmen Kill 100 Level University Student In Bayelsa

Gunmen suspected to be cultists last night killed 100 level student of the Bayelsa state Niger Delta University (NDU) located in Ammassoma, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state, Miss Seiyefa Fred, during an attempts to snatch her mobile phone. The teenage Miss Seiyefa Fred, was; shot dead around...

strikes

THE ASUU STRIKES AND IT’S MORASS

FOR the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and other unions in the Nigerian tertiary education system, strikes have become almost annual rituals and culture since the end of the 1970s. Everybody who has gone through our public-funded university system suffered varying degrees of academic disruptions that negatively affected life...

Okebukola

Okebukola – 60% Undergraduates Projects Are Plagiarised

Okebukola raised an alarm that over 60% of projects report of Nigeria undergraduates are; plagiarised. Nigerian Tribune reports that the university don said this at the first Kwara State University (KWASU) Education Lecture at Malete on Thursday, November 8. He said that the rate of plagiarism as a form of...

Fergusson

University Of Richmond Honors Fergusson, First Graduate

Mark Scureman walked into his room at West Point for the first time in 1962 and thought his roommate looked like a nerd. He encountered Robert C.L. Fergusson, a 6-foot-4-inch student with glasses and a “goofy smile.” “He just looked like a geek,” Scureman recalled 56 years later. “He didn’t...

Clashes

Two Benue University Students Killed In Cult Clashes

Two students of Benue State University were; reported killed during a rival cult groups’ clashes in Makurdi, the state capital. The first incident, according to a witness, happened on Tuesday around High Level in Makurdi where a 300 level student of the university was; said to have been shot dead...

Income

High Graduate Income: Is That All University Is About?

The link between educational attainment and income has long been known. Now Australians have more information about what graduates earn from different universities and courses. A recent report shows graduates from NSW universities generally have the highest median income. Unsurprisingly, so do graduates from dentistry and medicine courses. It’s tempting...

Victory

Union Claims ‘Victory’ In University Of Bradford Jobs Row

A union is claiming victory in a row over 250 planned job cuts at the University of Bradford after four days of strike action. Unison said there had been a climb-down in the number of proposed redundancies affecting administration and support workers at the university. About 50 of its members...

Replace

University To Replace Absentee Students

A Yangon University committee is; set to replace some 500 students who passed entrance examinations; for the university but failed to enroll for 2018-2019 academic year, a university official confirmed. “However, the final decision to replace them is not finished yet. It will be; decided by the Yangon University Education...

Changes

Changes To University Admission For Polytechnic Graduate

The Ministry of Education is introducing more changes to the university admission scoring system, which will come into effect in 2020. The changes will see the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University dropping the 20 per cent weightage given to O-level results for polytechnic graduate applicants. Polytechnic graduates...

found dead

Student Found Dead On Campus Late Wednesday

Investigators say a student was; found dead on the campus of Catholic University late Wednesday morning. The male student was; found in an “unconscious state” in his room in Opus Hall. The hall is a “suit-style living arrangement for upper-class residents, according to Catholic University’s website. Opus Hall is located...

Academic Activities

ASUU Strike Paralyses Academic Activities UI, FUTO, LASU

AS the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, began its strike, yesterday, academic activities at the University of Ibadan, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH and Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO were totally paralysed. Meanwhile, students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, were; thrown into dilemma following a...

Attah

Ex-Gov Attah Now Chancellor of Western Delta University

The Board of Trustees of Western Delta University, Oghara, has appointed a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, as the institution’s chancellor. A statement by the Media Assistant to former Governor James Ibori of Delta State, Mr. Tony Eluemunor, said Attah’s inauguration would take place at the...

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ASUU OAU Tells Students To Vacate Campus

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Chapter has told students of the institution vacate the campus and return to their homes as a result of the indefinite strike declared by the union. At its congress yesterday, the Chairman of ASUU OAU branch, Dr Adeola Oyebisi...

Queen

Miss influential Queen Nigeria mark Project in Rivers State

Reigning Miss influential Queen Nigeria, Fabian Cindy have been giving life and hope to the less privileged around her community. Just recently, she carried out yet another humanitarian project in Community Secondary School (CSS),Egbema, River State where she educate the young girls on the ill of premarital sexual activities and...

Hard Wine

Hard Wine Graduates From UWI Campus

With roots in Irvine Hall on the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, it seemed unlikely that Hard Wine: The Ultimate Soca Experience could break away from its collegiate reputation. But last weekend at Mas Camp, National Stadium, the event showed all signs of graduating from an off-season...

Lagos State University

Lagos State University Programmes Accreditation Ongoing

The Lagos State University (LASU) on Friday says it has submitted about 70 of its programmes for accreditation by the National University Commission (NUC). Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, Vice-Chancellor of the university, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), Prof. OAK Noah, said this at the matriculation of new students for the...

Faculties

Kaduna Varsity To Construct 3 Faculties in 2019

The Kaduna State University will begin construction of three faculties: law, education and engineering buildings in 2019. A document obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) indicates that cost of the projects is; included in the state’s 2019 proposed budget before the State House of Assembly. The document obtained...

kidnapped

Dozens Of Pupils Kidnapped From Boarding School

Suspected secessionists in Cameroon have kidnapped dozens of pupils from a boarding school, in an attack reminiscent of Boko Haram’s 2014 abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria. Attackers arrived at Presbyterian secondary school Nkwen in Bamenda, the capital of the English-speaking north-west region, on Sunday night. They kidnapped more than 80...

NAUS

NAUS – Stop Deceiving Us With Free Education Promise

NAUS Deputy Secretary General, Isioma Ogochukwu, gave the warning while delivering a lecture entitled: “If Education Cannot Be Free, It Should Be Affordable,” at a Student Leaders’ Symposium held in Akure, the Ondo State capital. The National Association of University Students, NAUS warned politicians, especially governors and governorship aspirants in...

World Bank

World Bank – Use $611m UBE Fund Well or Make Refund

Nigeria may have to utilise the $611 million Universal Basic Education (UBE) fund provided by the World Bank for the assigned projects across the country or refund the money. The World Bank gave the warning yesterday, insisting that if the money is; not used judiciously to achieve the set objectives,...