Category: News

Auditorium

NDDC To Build Auditorium At University Of Uyo

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is to build an auditorium at the University of Uyo in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. According to a statement, the Managing Director of the commission, Mr. Nsima Ekere, announced this on Sunday night during an interactive session with members of the university’s senior staff...

Living Wage

All University Must Pay A Living Wage

For years, many in the Charlottesville community have warned that the university’s failure to pay its own employees and contract employees a living wage creates an increased demand for public charity — public housing, food aid, and other public assistance — for hundreds of local full-time UVa workers, and puts...

industrialisation

Buhari Hinges Nation’s Industrialisation On Education

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that quality education is a key element to the nation’s industrialisation and development. Buhari, represented by Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Isha’aq Oloyode, stated this at the weekend at the 44th convocation ceremony of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in Benin City, Edo...

Academic Staff Union

Academic Staff Union Claims FG Unserious

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has vowed not to return to class until its demands are; met. This was; contained in a statement by the union’s national president, Biodun Ogunyemi, on Sunday. The strike which began on November 5, is now in its fourth week. Ten days after the...

CMU

CMU signs MOUs With Nigerian Universities

Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) has signed Memoranda of Understanding with three Nigerian universities that will enhance cooperation between the local institution and Nigeria’s educational sector. A news release from the Jamaica Information Service ( JIS) named the institutions as Nigeria Maritime University (NMU), University of Lagos (UNILAG), and Ondo State...

International school

Hijab Controversy: UI International school To resume Monday

After a week of closure due to the hijab controversy, the International School, Ibadan will resume academic activities on Monday. The chairman of the school’s board and deputy vice-chancellor of the parent University of Ibadan; Abideen Aderinto, made the disclosure to our correspondent by phone on Sunday. Mr Aderinto said...

Sergeant

Bayelsa Police Sergeant, Murders University Student

The Bayelsa State Police Command has disarmed and arrested a Police Sergeant attached to Akenfa Division, Timadu Emmanuel over the alleged murder of a Petroleum Engineering Student of the Niger Delta University,NDU, Tariela Nikade during a raid of criminal hideouts at Tenacious Road, Edepie in Yenagoa. The Bayelsa State Police...

royal

Royal Reunions Strengthen University of Dundee’s Links

Staff from a leading Scottish university were; treated to a royal welcome as they met with two esteemed Nigerian graduates. Representatives from the University of Dundee met with His Royal Highness, the Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Chindo Yamusa III, and His Royal Highness, the Emir of Bakura, Alhaji Bello...

Okoya

Prof Okoya – Mathematics, Key to Technological Development

Mathematical modelling can be used to solve myriads of problems facing Nigeria, a professor of Mathematics, Samuel Segun Okoya, has said. Delivering the 329th Inaugural lecture of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife titled: “The many ‘faces’ of thermal explosion: mathematical modeling point of view”, Tuesday last week, Okoya said...

Marijuana

Despite Legalization, Marijuana Not Welcome On Campus

Massachusetts colleges and universities prohibit marijuana on campuses across the state, despite voters approving recreational marijuana more than two years ago. The reasons to ban it vary, but schools by and large invoke federal law and landlord status to make sure the drug – ever-popular among college students – is...

Pro-Chancellor – We Cannot Continue To Blame Our Leaders

Mallam Yusuf Ali, the Pro-Chancellor of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN), says it is the responsibility of all Nigerians to contribute to the moral revival of the country. Ali, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), said Nigerian leaders alone should not be; blamed for the various challenges facing the country....

South African

South African Universities Shines In World Ranking

Four South African universities have made it to the top five in world rankings of the best universities on the African continent. According to the fourth annual World Top 20 Project’s Global Universities Rankings, the University of Cape Town leads the pack, followed by the University of the Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch...

SIWES

Nigeria’s SIWES For Undergraduates Failed – NUC

The National Universities Commission (NUC) says the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) in Nigeria has failed, as students sent for the purpose of acquiring work experience under the scheme are often turned to “tea boys by the chief executives.” The Director of Research, Innovation and Information Technology, NUC, Suleiman...

York

York University Puffing out on-campus smoking

On November 14, a one-day print survey, the ‘1 Day Talk Survey,’ was; released to gather voluntary and anonymous perspectives across York on the community’s thoughts; on a smoke-free campus. Initiated by Leave the Pack Behind and Toronto Public Health’s ‘1 Day Stand’ event on the same day, the survey...

Birmingham

Birmingham University Staff To Boycott UAE Campus

Staff at the University of Birmingham have voted for an academic boycott of its campus in the United Arab Emirates as fears grow for the rights and safety of academics and students following the life sentence given to a Durham PhD student accused of spying in the UAE. The motion...

Northampton

Northampton University Campus ‘Infiltrated’ By Criminals

Criminals have “infiltrated” a new Northampton university campus, where 12,000 students are based, police have said. A senior officer said there had been an increase in drug dealing near the University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus, which opened in September. There were several complaints of anti-social behaviour from people living nearby,...

Admission Letter

Travel Consultant Issues Fake Canadian Admission Letter

The police have nabbed a travel consultant, Babatunde Gbadamosi, for allegedly forging and issuing fake Canadian admission letter to prospective students. It was; gathered that Flymate Nigeria Limited approached Gbadamosi to help secure admission; to the University of Regina in Canada for the prospective students. Our correspondent learnt that the...

11 Students

NANS Mourns: 11 Students Die In Road Accident

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Friday expressed sadness; over the death of 11 students of University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) in an auto accident on Tuesday. A total of 11 students of UNIMAID died in the accident on Nov. 20 on their way to Damaturu from Maiduguri following...

Suicide

Undergraduate Commits Suicide In Imo

Imo State University, IMSU, community, Owerri, was Thursday, thrown into confusion and mourning; as a female student identified as Jennifer Agomuo allegdly committed suicide The first information report, which reached us, had it that the 21-year old girl; a 300 level Computer Science student, decided to take her own life;...

funaab

FUNAAB Ready To feed Nigeria –VC

The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, Prof. Kolawole Salako, has said the recent developments in the university have given strong indications that the institution is capable of feeding the whole country. Salako said this while delivering his speech at the 26th FUNAAB convocation on Thursday. He...

N-Power

N-Power, Veritable Technology Platform To Boost Education

The N-Power employment and training scheme of the federal government provides a technology platform to boost education, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has stated. Osinbajo stated this at the University of Ibadan where represented President Muhammadu Buhari as the Visitor to the institution, on the occasion of the University’s 2018...

sponsorship

Government Must Resume Sponsorship Of Students

The Dean Faculty of Arts, University of Abuja, Prof Effiok Uwatt; has said with the teeming number of Nigerian students; government must go back to the days of sponsorship and granting of loans to students. Prof Uwatt, who spoke on Tuesday in Abuja at the Diaspora Conference tagged ‘Where is...

Staff Killed

Root Cause Of Educational Decay, ASUU Strike

It has been over two weeks since the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embark on an indefinite strike and yet nothing meaningful has come out of their meeting with the government concerning the strike. ASUU at its NEC meeting of 3rd and 4th November, 2018, at the FUTA, resolved...

IYC

IYC Blow Hot, say FG Has Abandoned Maritime University

The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Worldwide, Tuesday disclosed that the Federal Government of Nigeria has completely abandoned the Nigerian Maritime University, Okenrenkoko in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State. IYC visited the school and reliably confirmed that the Federal Government has abandoned it completely,” it said. IYC National...