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Newly Approved Nok University Appoints Prof Nok As VC

The Board of Trustees of the Nok University, Kachia, in Kaduna State, has approved the appointment of Prof. Ishaya Nock as the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the newly approved institution. A statement from the university said on Sunday in Abuja that the board also approved the appointment of Mr Obadiah Joshua as the Acting Registrar of the institution. The statement signed by Mr Adamu Marshal explained that the appointment of the duo followed the recommendation of the Governing Council of the institution which was considered by the board at its…

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CONUA Rebuffs ASUU’s Reconciliation Move

The Congress of University Academics (CONUA) has rejected the latest moves by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to break its rank through a reconciliation attempt. Coordinator of CONUA, Dr Niyi Sunmonu announced the body’s position in a statement issued on Saturday in Lagos. According to the statement, Prof. Olubayo Olu, the Akure Zonal Coordinator of ASUU recently sent a text message to some leaders of the Congress in the Obafemi Awolowo University, invited them to a meeting at Ile-Ife in Osun. Sunmonu stated that the content of the text…

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WAEC Reschedules 2021 SSCE For Schools To August 16

The West African Examination Council, (WAEC) Nigeria has disclosed that the West African Senior School Certificate Examination will hold from August 16 to September 30 2021. The Council stated this in a press statement on Friday signed by the acting Head Public Affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu and made available to Brand Visibility. According to him, the arrangement of the new date was in line with the current academic calendar and was done in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education. He added that the international time table for the conduct of…

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FG ‘ll Address Issues Leading To ASUP Strike, Says Minister 

The Federal Government on Tuesday promised to address issues that led to the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP). The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who gave the promised at a meeting with ASUP executives in Abuja, however, said that some of the issues had been resolved. Adamu said that one of the issues was the approval of the constitution of Governing Councils for Polytechnics by President Muhammadu Buhari, which he said would be inaugurated soon. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that…

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Lagos State Examination Board Extends BECE Registration

The Lagos State Examinations Board has extended the dates for the ongoing registration for 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for Public and Approved Private Junior Secondary Schools in the state. Late registration will now be from May 10 to May 21, 2021 for the affected students, a statement by Mr Supo Gbagedesin, Director of the Examination Board, said on Thursday. The registration which started February 15,2021 was to have ended on  May 7, 2021. According to the statement, public secondary schools are to collect the PIN for online registration of their candidates…

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WAEC Seeks Collaboration To Fight Menace Of Exam Fraud

The Governing Board of The West African Examinations Council, (WAEC) has called for more collaborative efforts by the stakeholders in education to stop all forms of examination fraud in the sub-region. It also advocated the creation of a forum for regular interactions among the Ministers of Education of the member countries in view of the benefits of such platforms for the development of education. This was contained in statement issued at the end of the 69th Annual Meeting of the Council and signed by the Head, Public Affairs, WAEC headquarters…

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University Don Seeks Trial Of Hate Speech Offenders

Professor of English (Discourse Analysis) and Media Digital Communications, Department of Languages and General Studies, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Innocent Chiluwa has called for prosecution of those that make hate comments deliberately to invite mass violence according to Nigeria law. Speaking while delivering the 23rd inaugural lecture of the university entitled: ‘Language in Conflict and Peace: ‘Representation of Identities and Interests in the Media and the Internet’, Prof Chiluba disclosed that there is currently the prohibition of Hate Speech Bill that has passed the second reading at the Senate.…

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Students’ population, bane of university education in Nigeria- VC

Prof. Stephen Afolami, Vice-Chancellor, Augustine University, Epe in Lagos State, has identified overpopulation of students as a major challenge facing university education in Nigeria. Afolami made this known on Wednesday in a lecture at the 2019/2020 Matriculation of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), in Abeokuta. He said that no public university was able to provide all its students’ needs with the comfort of a campus accommodation. Afolami said, “where it was provided, overcrowded conditions rub the subscribers of the benefits expected to be derived from the facility.” He added…

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Ondo orders refund of WAEC fees to parents

Ondo State has ordered refund of monies paid by parents whose children are to write the 2021 West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Lola Amuda, gave the directive to principals and heads of public secondary schools in the state on Wednesday in Akure. She spoke at a meeting with the state’s executive members of the All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) and other stakeholders in the education sector. Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu approved N360 million for WASSCE enrolment…

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Seminar: Ferscoat International School Enlightens Students On Need For Sexual Purity

Ferscoat International Group of Schools in a series of enlightenment seminars has continued to lay solid foundation for its students in sexual relationship and the need for purity. In the seminar with the topic; Teenage Sexuality and Relationship held Friday in the school premises at Olude Ipaja, Lagos State, the resource persons; Reverend Ebenezer Diyaolu, President of Sexual Purity Campaign Initiative and Sister Marcel Royal, enlightened the students on what the future holds for them if they embrace a life of purity which begins from their time in school as…

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