Tagged: universities

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...

sex work

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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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...

parties

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...

studying chemistry

THE IMPACT OF STUDYING CHEMISTRY

What is the impact of studying chemistry, and why would you want to learn about it? Chemistry is the study of matter and its interactions with other matter and energy. Here’s a look at the importance of chemistry and why you should study it. Chemistry has a reputation; for being...

data

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”...

jamb registration

JAMB REGISTRATION DATE FIXED

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has officially; announced that the sales of JAMB registration form for 2019 UTME will commence on January 10th, 2019. The announcement was; made by JAMB’s Registrar Professor Oloyede during a meeting with owners of JAMB registration Computer Based Test Centres at the University...

uniben

UNIBEN DECLARES COMPULSORY RETIREMENT

BENIN— NATIONAL Industrial Court, NIC, sitting in Akure, Ondo State, has declared as null and void the letter of compulsory retirement dated June 23, 2016 but with effect from June 8, 2016 issued to Mr Vincent Omosigho by the authorities of the University of Benin, UNIBEN. University of Benin gate;...

Jewish

Jewish Student – Tackling Hatred On Campus Is TOGETHER

Being a Jewish student on campus in 2018 is not always easy. We face the same antisemitism we have seen creeping into everyday life in wider society, from both far left and far right, but on a more intense scale. The threat from groups such as Generation Identity, who openly...

bike

Bike Parking On Campus Doesn’t Have To Be This Hard

Trying to park your bike on campus can be as painful as trying to park your car downtown. Finding a space can feel like winning the lottery. Many students are forced to lock their bikes to poles, fences or trees, resulting in fines, impounding or booting. Over this coming winter...

Croatia

Studying In Croatia Has Impacted My Professional Journey

When it comes to RIT Croatia, a global campus of a prominent US university, Rochester Institute of Technology, there are currently over 2,000 alumni around the world, working hard in a variety of different industries. Studying, living and enjoying what Croatia has to offer We caught up with 3 alumni...

Doctorate

Lecturers Without Doctorate Degree Will Not Teach Again

Government has served notice it will soon implement, to the letter a policy that requires only lecturers with doctorate degrees teach in public universities in the country. At the meet the press event, Tuesday, Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh said the move is to ensure that qualified persons teach...

Skeleton

Skeleton Shows Humans Learned To Walk Upright

The analysis of the world’s most complete skeleton of an early human ancestor, conducted by a research collaboration involving the University of Liverpool, offers conclusive evidence that human ancestors became efficient upright walkers while they were still substantially tree dwelling animals. The first bones of the 3.67 million old skeleton,...

NUGS

KNUST SRC calls for parliamentary probe of ‘partisan’ NUGS

The Students Representative Council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has called on Parliament to probe the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS). The KNUST SRC made the call because of the partisanship nature of the union. It also wants some clarity on the role of the...

ASUU ATTACKS

ASUU ATTACKS FORMER APC CHAIRMAN

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU attacks; the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its former national chairman, Chief Bisi Akande. ASUU attacks described; Akande as the grandfather of half-baked government. This was in reaction to Akande’s; earlier ASUU attacks; on the union where he accused the striking lecturers of...

Private Varsities

VC Wants Private Varsities Ban From TETFUND Revoked

VICE-Chancellor, Edwin Clark University, Professor Timothy Olagbemiro has said it is unfair for private varsities in the country to be; exempted from benefiting from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND Prof Olagbemiro also noted that in as much as monies coming into the fund were; coming from the private sector,...

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FG, ASUU Meeting Inconclusive Says Ogunyemi

The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended without any conclusion on Tuesday. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU National President, while speaking with newsmen at the end of the closed door meeting in Abuja noted that negotiations were still ongoing. He said both parties...

Ezekwesili

Ezekwesili – I Will Solve Incessant ASUU Strike

The presidential candidate for the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, has proffered solution to the frequent shut down of tertiary institutions over poor financing of education in the country. One of the ways she suggested was to convert the budgetary allocations to universities to grants. While expressing...

Admission Requirements

Reaction To Lowering Of University Admission Requirements

Universities in the Western Cape province have shown mixed reaction to the amended minimum admission requirements for entry into bachelor’s degree programmes, which includes a 30% pass in language. Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor made the changes after consulting the Council on Higher Education, and it applies to...

student

Why Do Straight-As Student Miss Out On University Places

When a student with excellent exam results fails to get the place at university they had hoped for, the sense of disappointment – even grievance or anger – can be real. Newspapers have revealed correspondence to the government from parents who were angry their youngsters did not get in to...

No work No pay

Nigerian Govt Orders Universities ‘No work No pay

The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed vice-chancellors of striking public universities across the country to enforce “no work no pay” rule on the striking lecturers. CAMPUZIT.COM gathered on Friday that the directive to implement the “no work no pay” policy was communicated to the universities in a memo sent...

Software

Firm To Boost Software Revolution, Grows Talents

Genesys Tech Hub is set to develop software talents and drive software revolution in Nigeria, through start-ups incubation and funding. To achieve the feat, the company recently held its annual conference tagged: ‘Genesys Ignite,’ which aims to bring together start-ups, academia, software developers, students, policy makers, and tech enthusiasts to...