COVID-19: WE CAN’T REOPEN SCHOOLS YET – Boss Mustapha

The Nigerian Government has said that it is still unsafe to reopen schools because of uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, made this known during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily briefing on Monday. He said, “The PTF appeals to state governments to embark on wider…

LAGOS STATE TO MEET STAKEHOLDERS ON SCHOOL REOPENING

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the decision to reopen schools in the state will be taken in two weeks. He said this during a televised press briefing on Thursday. Sanwo-Olu said the decision would be taken after an extensive meeting with stakeholders in the education sector. He said, “I know we are all eager to…

NECO DEBUNKS POSTPONEMENT OF 2020 BECE, SSCE

The National Examinations Council (NECO) says it has not postponed the 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) due to the prevailing situation in the Country. Mr Azeez Sani, Head, Information and Public Relations Division of the council made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. Sani said this…

WAEC POSTPONES EXAMINATION OVER COVID-19

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Friday postponed indefinitely the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) over the Coronavirus pandemic. The WAEC’s Head of National Office, Mr. Patrick Areghan, said in a statement the examination scheduled to begin April 6 was postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. He said the…

UNN CONDUCTS FIRST BIOMETRIC STUDENT UNION ELECTION

As part of efforts to eliminate Students Union Government (SUG) election violence and to upgrade its technology systems, the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has successfully conducted its first biometric SUG election. The Dean of Students’ Affairs, Prof Edwin Omeje, speaking to reporters in Nsukka on Monday, said that the election, which took place on…

EX-UNILAG LECTURER JAILED 21 YEARS

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday sentenced a former part-time lecturer in the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akin Baruwa, to 21 years imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old admission seeker. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Josephine Oyefeso while sentencing Baruwa, described his action as heinous.Oyefeso held that the sentence should serve as…

NUC uncovers 100 fake professors in universities

 The National Universities Commission has said it has uncovered about 100 fake professors across Nigerian universities. The NUC Executive Secretary, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, stated this in the November edition of the commission’s bulletin, obtained by our correspondent. The ES noted that the commission published the details of the fake professors on its website and also…

I wrote SSCE 17 times because I wanted to pass without cheating – UniBen Graduate

The story of his determination to succeed at all costs was aptly demonstrated when he wrote his Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) 17 times before he gained admission into UNIBEN. In this interview with Vanguard , Ahmadu speaks on his life. How did you write SSCE 17 times and passed before you gained admission? I…

Babcock student is overall national best in Law School Bar exams

A Babcock University (BU) graduate of Law, Mayowa Mubashir Abiru, has emerged Nigeria’s overall best at the 2019 Law School Bar Exams. Abiru, who made a Second Class Upper credit from Babcock, is one of the 10 BU alumni with a First Class grade at the Bar exams. Also, Babcock University ranked third among universities…

241 University of Ibadan students make first class

The University of Ibadan, Ibadan on Tuesday graduated 7,430 students with 241 of them making first-class honours from various degree programmes and faculties in its 2017/2018 academic session. Miss Ebhomielen Ofure Mary from the Department of Computer Science broke record by graduating with 7.0 CGPA. In her brief remarks, she urged her fellow graduands to…

JAMB to create new platform for candidates denied admission

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will create a platform that will enable candidates who scored 250 and above know why they are denied placements in their respective schools of choice. Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria…

Stay away from ‘Yahoo boys’, EFCC tells students

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has appealed to youths, particularly students, to distance themselves from criminal activities capable of disrupting their future. Mr. Isyaku Sharu, Head of the commission’s zonal office in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, made the appeal on Tuesday while addressing students at University of Ilorin. Sharu said the call…

Redeemer’s University students get business grants

Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State has given three of its students seed funds to implement their business proposals. The students were presented their cheques on Thursday during one of the events marking the Bursary Week of the institution. According to the bursar of the university, Mrs Olutayo David, the gesture is meant to encourage entrepreneurship…