Tagged: institution

mental illness

6 out of 10 Nigerian women have mental illness – Psychiatrist

A university lecturer ‎ Dr Auwal Sani Salihu, has said six out of 10 women are suffering from mental illness while four out of 10 men also suffer from the same illnesses in Nigeria. Dr Auwal, said this in Kaduna at a workshop on mental illness organised by the Federal...

Fake university

Fake Farmington university sting by ICE was entrapment

About 10 years ago, Phanideep Karnati immigrated from India to the U.S. on an H1-B visa in search of the American dream. He became an IT engineer, was; earning a masters degree at the University of Louisville in Kentucky and is; today married with two sons, ages 2 and 9....

Kano University

Fire Razes Hostel At Kano University

A fire outbreak has razed Dangote female hostel at Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil campus. The outbreak was; attributed to electrical fault, a statement from the university, signed by the Deputy Head of Information, Publications; and Public Relations Unit of the University, Malam Abdullahi Datti Abdullahi, revealed. The...

Williams

Williams: Search for missing University of Reading student

Daniel Williams, 19, was; last seen in a student union bar at the University of Reading’s Whiteknights campus in the early hours of Thursday. He was; reported missing after he failed to return to his student accommodation. Thames Valley Police said officers, volunteers and Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue had...

media hub

Nigerian Student Launches Media Hub On Campus

A student journalist, Adejumo Kabir, has launched a media hub for training of campus journalists. According to Kabir, the initiative, ‘CampusPress Hub’, aims to oversee the training of students who have passion for journalism. Speaking on why it became necessary to embark on this media hub, he said: “We realise that...

Bayelsa Medical University

Bayelsa Medical University Approved By NUC

The National Universities Commission has approved the take-off of the Bayelsa Medical University, the third university in the state and the 48th state-owned university in the country. The approval was given by the Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, in Abuja yesterday. Rasheed said it was necessary to have...

Non-Teaching

DELSU Non-Teaching Staff Issue Strike Warning

Due to unresolved welfare issues affecting the non-teaching staff of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the non-teaching staff union, have issued a 7-day ultimatum to the institution to meet its demands or face indefinite industrial strike action. The Joint Action Committee is; made...

Cannabis Education

University Creates Master’s Course for Cannabis Education

One university has established the first and only university-based program in the U.S. issuing certificates in cannabis education for health-care professionals. Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia created the Lambert Center for Cannabis Education and Hemp to instruct healthcare providers, researchers and industry professionals about the health benefits and risks of...

Fake university

Fake University Set Up By US Immigration And Customs

A fake university was set up by the Department of Homeland Security to lure suspects alleged to have recruited undocumented immigrants who wanted to use student visas to stay in the US. Eight suspects were; arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit visa fraud and harboring undocumented immigrants for profit....

World’s Oldest Periodic Table Found In University Lab – Pics

A periodic table uncovered during a laboratory clear-out is; believed to be the oldest in the world. The teaching chart dating from around 1885 was; discovered in the chemistry department at St Andrews University. Work has been; undertaken to authenticate and preserve the large, fragile chart after it was; found...

oxford

Former FCT minister joins Oxford University Academic faculty

A former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Aliyu Modibbo, has joined St Antony College, University of Oxford, as a senior academic visitor. Mr Modibbo will be at Oxford from January to May 2019, conducting research and presenting papers in three broad areas. He will be focusing on areas...

Michigan State University

Michigan State University Head John Engler Resigns

The interim president of Michigan State University has resigned after he said victims of a major sex abuse scandal were “enjoying” the attention. John Engler, who was; appointed a year ago, said gymnasts who were; abused by ex-team doctor Larry Nassar were; “hanging on” to the scandal. He made the...

celeb

These Korean celeb had their university degrees cancelled

After celeb Cnblue’s Jung Yonghwa was; suspected to have received preferential treatment for his admission into a Master’s programme at Kyunghee University, the Ministry of Education started looking into other universities who might have pulled the same stunt. According to My Daily, a meeting was; held to discuss whether preferential...

University switches off social media to help student well-being

A university is switching off all its social media channels for a few days as an example to encourage its students to try their own “digital detox”. De Montfort University, in Leicester, wants to highlight how; “unrestrained social media use” can be harmful to the mental health of young people....

Al-Azhar

Al-Azhar University Overturns Expulsion of Student Over Hug

Al-Azhar university has overturned its decision to expel a male student over hugging his female friend on campus, in an incident that sparked controversy in the conservative country. The young man appeared in a video carrying a bouquet of flowers kneeling before a woman; and then hugging her, in what...

uaf

UAF: Faisalabad university to observe Feb 14 as ‘Sisters Day

The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), has announced to observe February 14 (Valentine Day) as ‘Sisters Day’ with an aim to promote eastern culture and Islamic traditions among the youth. According to an announcement made by the varsity’s Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Iqbal Randhawa, “We are; enriched in our culture,...

grade

I Lost My Job Warning Varsity Bosses About Grade Inflation

When I raised concerns that students were; receiving good grade for low quality work, senior staff were hostile There’s a widespread view that the university system has become soft, and that the qualifications it offers have become easier to gain. Universities say that improved grade reflect an improvement in teaching...

Capsule

Varsity Discovers Time Capsule Containing Sports Equipment

A treasure trove of items including sporting relics, a bottle of Bell’s whisky, and old newspapers from 1969 have been discovered in a time capsule at a university sports pavilion. The capsule was discovered during £20 million redevelopment work at Stirling University’s Gannochy Sports Centre. Among the items inside were...

Dominion

Dominion University To Begin Operation October

Academic activities at the Dominion University, Ibadan, will begin in October 2019. This was; made known by the founder of the university; and presiding Bishop of Victory International Church; Bishop Taiwo Adelakun, while speaking with Tribune Online in Ibadan Adelakun, while reacting to the approval of Dominion University; by the Federal...

teacher arrested

TEACHER ARRESTED FOR RAPING OF TWO GIRLS

Teacher arrested with a private school in Ogun State has been; arrested by the police for taking advantage of his position to sexually abuse two underage girls, and had carnal knowledge of them sequentially. The randy suspect, Akinsoku Love Olomi, 33, it was gathered, lured his six-year-old neighbor’s daughter and...

apology

Apology Rejected by Student Over University ‘Sex Listing’

A university student on Wednesday rejected an apology by a magazine over a report on how easy it was to coax female undergraduates into having sex after her online petition objecting to the article went viral. The weekly tabloid magazine, Spa!, caused outrage with an article in late December ranking...

LAUTECH commence

LAUTECH COMMENCE ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES 2019

Ibadan – The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH COMMENCE , Ogbomoso, Oyo state, has; commenced academic activities fully for the 2018/2019 session. LAUTECH commence the lecturers across the various faculties resumed lectures on Monday with students excited that; the prolonged strike called by the Academic Staff Union of Universities...

Al-Hikmah University

Al-Hikmah UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION SUCCESSFUL

Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin recently graduated 876 students, just at 20 of the 798 first degree graduands bagged first class. Of the total graduands, 61 bagged postgraduate degree, while 17 obtained sub-degree diplomas. Further breakdown of the undergraduates showed; that 206 made second class upper division; 421 graduated with second class...

Earned Allowance

ABU Protest Non-Payment Of N8bn Earned Allowance

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria branch on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest demanding the immediate release of N8 billion earned allowance. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the branch joined the national body in a three-day warming strike to press...