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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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,...

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Students taking up sex work is more common than you’d think

More university students are using sex work to supplement their income and stay afloat when times are tough If you’re getting ready to study this year and searching for a part-time job to supplement your schooling, you’re not alone. And if you’re getting ready to study and considering taking up...

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Increasing your chances of getting the varsity spot you want

Now that VCE results day is well and truly over; the next step for some Victorian students is securing that coveted spot at university. While that may seem like a daunting task, new research from the Grattan Institute shows there’s plenty of good news for school-leavers and that extra preferences,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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DEBATE: Government to cut the number of university courses

Gillian Keegan MP, parliamentary private secretary to the Treasury and co-author of the foreword to the Onward report, says YES. The government should cut the number of low-value university places and steer people towards better options. Analysis of government data by the think tank Onward finds that going to university...

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Elections: Parties push students to secure votes in university

University campuses will become the battleground for political parties in this year’s general election and with thousands more eligible university entrants, the push for their votes will grow stronger. The country’s big three parties,  ANC, DA and EFF – have commandeered their youth wings to hit the ground running in...

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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...

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4 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT 2019

4 Scholarships available for student 2019, If you’ve always dreamed of studying abroad but lack the financial means to do so, then perhaps landing a scholarship can make your dream come true. Even if you’ve already completed your Bachelor’s degree, you can still study abroad by pursuing a 4 scholarships...

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Data Protection: Cyber Security Trends To Watch In 2019

Data protection is no longer just a technology issue. It is political and commercial impact is far-reaching. In 2018, we saw the Europe Union introduce sweeping data protection legislation under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). And in the United States, leaders of tech giants testified before Congress regarding data...

Resolutions Students Should Make In 2019

See you later, 2018!” Right after they say this, 26 percent of students will make a New Year resolutions for 2019, according to data. There are so many happy thoughts in the mix: “get more sleep” (31 percent), “spend more time with family” (30 percent), even “learn a new skill”...

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FCT EDUCATIONAL PLANS AND BUDGET FOR 2019

In an effort to reposition the FCT educational sector in the Federal Capital Territory, the Education Secretariat Management Committee, has recommended an early budgeting cycle; with full involvement of the Department of Policy Planning, Research and Statistics. The FCT Educational Secretariat also affirmed that the administration; will in 2019 adopt...

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UNICEF SAID 10.5M STUDENT DROP FROM SCHOOL

UNICEF SAID it has reiterated that in 2018, while the primary school enrolment had increased in recent years, with net attendance of about 70 per cent, Nigeria still has10.5 million out-of-school children – the world’s highest number. It said: ‘’Sixty-nine per cent of those children are; in northern Nigeria, just...

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ASUP MEETING WITH FG ON JAN. 10

ASUP meeting,The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics  says it will meet with the Federal Government negotiation team on Jan. 10. Mr Usman Dutse, National President of ASUP told the pubic on Thursday in Lagos that ASUP meeting is the new date was communicated to the union. Dutse said the meeting...

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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...

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Study of traditional medicine finds use in Sub-Saharan Africa

Researchers who have undertaken the first systematic review of into the use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicines (TCAM) in Sub-Saharan Africa found its use is significant and not just because of a lack of resources or access to “conventional medicine”. Researchers from the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and...

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EKITI STATE SPENDS $3MILLION ON EDUCATION

THE World Bank has indicated its; intention to spend $3 Million on three government technical colleges in Ekiti State under the Bank’s Innovation and Development Effectiveness for Acquisition of Skills, IDEAS, programme This was disclosed during; a meeting of The World Bank Team with Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State,...