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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...

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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...

Medical University

Tokyo Medical University to Accept Applicants Rejected

Tokyo Medical University on Wednesday announced measures to rectify the situation for applicants who were; rejected in 2017 and 2018 due to a rigged admissions process. A total of 101 students, many of them women, will be; allowed to attend classes from the start of the next school year if...

Values

Values should be taught from kindergarten to university – Dr M

Good moral values should be given attention and taught to children from kindergarten to university, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said the national educational system should teach students good values and character beyond imparting knowledge. “I feel some attention should be; given in school, from kindergarten to...

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...

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University Shuts Down its Entire Network to Stop Bitcoin

A Canadian university had to shut down its entire campus network after it discovered hackers had hijacked its computing power to surreptitiously mine cryptocurrency – Bitcoin $BTC▲1.53%, to be exact. In a statement released earlier this week, Nova Scotia-based St. Francis Xavier University revealed the hackers snuck in malicious software...

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University Of Leeds Plans To Stop Using Plastics By 2023

A university has pledged to stop using single-use plastics by 2023. The University of Leeds said it would “phase out the amount of plastics product; and packaging” entering its whole site including its student union within five years. It has vowed to use biodegradable and reusable alternatives to plastic cups,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Latin America

What to Know About Earning a Degree in Latin America

Latin America universities can offer international students an affordable education and cultural immersion. When Mason Taylor spent a semester abroad in Chile – while an undergrad at the University of Oklahoma – he says he fell in love with the country. So much so that after he graduated he returned...

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,...

UNICEF

Only 45% of girls in northern Nigeria attend school – UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF has expressed concern over the increasing out-of-school population in Nigeria, stating that only 45 per cent of girls in northern Nigeria are enrolled in schools. UNICEF said that poverty, early marriage and cultural beliefs were some of the factors that worsened the...

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Edufirst Campaign to Reposition Education in Nigeria

Edufirst, an education technology (Edutech) company, has launched a campaign it hopes will help reposition and revolutionalise education in Nigeria, with more focus on technology adoption in education to address the poor standards of education, leveraging Information and Communications Technology (ICT). The key aim of the campaign is to reinforce...

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Students Distribute Free Condoms On Campus

UD students have the most sex on Thursday nights, according to sophomore political science major Claudia Jackert. They tape an envelope to their door filled with 15 to 20 condoms accompanied by a sign that reads “take some.” On Thursdays, Jackert refills it three to four times, which is more...

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Hogan Calls on Maryland Board to ‘Reconsider’ Decisions

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Wednesday called on the state university system’s governing board to reconsider decisions that led to keeping the Maryland football coach and to the retirement of the president of the flagship university in College Park. Hogan’s intervention in the controversy over football; and leadership at...

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University of St. Thomas Cancels Classes to Address Racism

The University of St. Thomas is taking action after a racist message was recently written on a student’s door . On Wednesday, the community came together for a school wide-meeting to address bigotry and hate speech. Several students say even if this incident didn’t impact them personally, they’re all learning...

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Sacred Heart Sued Over Student’s Death in Pancake-eating

The mother of a Sacred Heart university student who choked to death during a pancake-eating contest has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the school, the Hartford Courant reported. Caitlin Nelson, a 20-year-old junior at Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport; died after choking during the charity event on March 30,...

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HSMC Becomes Second Private University in Hong Kong

The Hang Seng Management College, HSMC has been; granted the status of a university, becoming the 11th such institution; and only the second private university in Hong Kong. The Chief Executive in Council approved its application to change its status on Tuesday. The school will now be called “The Hang...