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DELSU final year student drown in river, friends flee after incident

A final year student of Delta State University, Precious Omordia has been confirmed dead after drowning in Okotie river. The sad incident occurred yesterday around 1:30pm when he went to swim in the river with three friends (a boy and two girls). It was gathered that the deceased’s friends fled the scene of the incident …

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NYSC opens up on Corps member impregnated in Cross River

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Cross Rivers has described as untrue the social media publication stating that a JSS 2 student impregnated a serving corps member in the state. In a statement signed by Mr Abdullahi Yuguda, Head, Press and Public Relations Unit of NYSC in the state, the scheme described the report …

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JAMB hands over fraudulent CBT centre owners to security agents

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) management on Wednesday handed over some owners of accredited Computer Based Test (CBT) centres to security agents for allegedly committing cybercrime. The board had accused about 38 CBT centres owners of infractions in the current registration of candidates for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct …

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Babcock has set records other Nigerian universities haven’t met — VC boasts

The President and Vice-Chancellor of Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Prof. Tayo Ademola, on Tuesday, boasted that the university had set new records that A-list universities in the country were still struggling to meet. According to Ademola, Babcock, as of today, offers best training in Medicine, Accounting and Law in Nigeria. The VC said this …

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Pastor, wife sentenced to three years in prison for selling JAMB form above N4, 000

Pastor, wife sentenced to three years in prison for selling JAMB form above N4, 000

  A magistrate court in Nasarawa state today January 28th, sentenced to three years in prison each, a pastor of one of the new generation churches, Ujaku Emem Samuel, his wife, Mrs. Peace and two others, Opulani Sunupe and Umar Musa Sa’adu, for selling the e-PIN for the 2020 unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) above …

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2020 UTME: JAMB gives update, issues warning to candidates, schools

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned candidates, schools and parents against engaging in illegal transactions on Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB issues the warning while disclosing that 700,000 candidates have so far been registered for the 2020 UTME in two weeks. The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made …

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IPPIS: Get ready for industrial crisis – ASUU tells FG

Academic activities in the nation’s public universities may be halted again as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) begins mobilisation of members against the threat by the Accountant General of the Federation to stop salaries of lecturers this January for failing to enrol in the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPIS) A circular from …

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UNIPORT introduces use of biometric device for students’ attendance (video)

The management of the University of Port Harcourt has introduced the use of a biometric device for students’ attendance to lectures in the institution. The switch from manual to electronic is expected to curb student absenteeism from lectures. A video which has already gone viral on social media, captured moment some students of the university …

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Vice Principal, teacher, NECO supervisor arrested over exam malpractice

The Vice Principal of Government Day Secondary School in Ote community of Eiye-Nkorin local government area of Kwara State, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside a teacher identified as Usman Lanre Kayode and a National Examination Council (NECO) Supervisor Saka Isiaka, over an alleged examination malpractice. The suspects were …

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Ekiti State University workers protest, shut down school over mass retrenchment

Workers of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti grounded academic activities at the institution on Monday, December 9th over mass retrenchment in the school. The institution had on December 5 sacked over 900 workers institution who alleged to have been recruited between 2016 and 2017, during the tenure of Governor Ayodele Fayose, have been sacked. …

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Students attack teacher after getting high in Delta state

Some students of Zappa Secondary School in Asaba, Delta State’s capital have been arrested for attacking their teacher just after completing their first term examination. The students reportedly took hard drugs before launching the attack against their teacher while on his way home on Friday December 6. Policemen from ‘A’ Division Police Station arrested some …

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IPPIS is a scam to stop payment of our legal stipends – ASUU

The Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS) of the Federal Government has been described as a scam by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) who have insisted that their members won’t be enrolled in the payment system. In a statement released on Saturday November 30, by ASUU Chairman (University of Abuja branch) Dr. Kassim …

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FG orders sack of unqualified teachers before December 31

The Federal Government has reportedly ordered the sack of unqualified teachers before December 31 as confirmed by Prof. Segun Ajiboye, Registrar of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) on Friday November 29. Prof Ajiboye who disclosed this at the induction of over 200 education graduates of the University of Ibadan, said it is expected …

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Indecent dressing: Delta Polytechnic burns 5,000 face caps seized from students, bans use on campus

The management of Delta Polytechnic, Ozoro, has banned the use of face caps by students on campus. Professor Job Akpodiete, the rector of the polytechnic, gave this order during the burning of more than 5,000 face caps seized from students. Akpodiete who was represented by the Dean of Students Affairs, Thomas Ojuye, said the ban …

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NECO dismisses 70 Staff over certificate forgery

70 staff of the National Examinations Council (NECO) have been dismissed by the Nigerian examination body over certificate forgery. The examination body’s staff were dismissed after the Management Committee constituted to verify certificate of staff submitted its report. NECO’s Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani said the institutions the affected staff claimed …

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FUNAAB student expelled over his post on insecurity and police harassment in the school

A Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, student identified as Ifemosu Michael has reportedly been expelled over his post on insecurity and police harassment in the school. In a letter which conveyed message of his expulsion, Ifemosu was accused of raising allegations and misrepresenting facts about the institution. The student who however denied the allegation, stated …

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ASUU suspends proposed strike over controversial ‘payroll’ system

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its proposed strike over Federal Government’s directive to enroll its members into the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS). President Buhari while presenting the 2020 budget proposal before lawmakers on October 8, 2019, had vowed that Federal Government Employees not captured on the IPPIS platform by …

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Parents aid sex-for-marks in Universities – ABU VC, Professor Ibrahim Garba

The Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Garba has stated that parents aid sex-for-marks acts in universities. Professor Garba who spoke during a phone-in Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Kaduna programme, stated that parents also deserve to be blamed for the sex-for-marks acts witnessed in universities for failing in …

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UTME: What candidates must have to successfully register for 2020 exams – JAMB

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has disclosed that prospective candidate of 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, must have the National Identity Number, NIN, before registration. The admission regulatory body made the disclosure via its verified Twitter handle, on Thursday. “All candidates wishing to take the 2020 UTME must have the National Identification …

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Bauchi: Principal sacked for underfeeding students

Bauchi State Ministry of Education has sacked the Principal of Hasan Usman Katsina Unity College for under-feeding his students. A statement by the Commissioner for Education, Dr Aliyu Tilde, said the sacked Principal along with two storekeepers were found serving the food of 350 students to over 1,200 students last weekend in spite of the …

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Rivers Varsity Dismisses HOD, Withdraws Graduates’ Certificates

The Rivers State University has dismissed a lecturer, Professor Tamunonimim Ngerebo, for extorting money from students in order to improve their academic marks. The institution also ordered the immediate withdrawal of the degree certificates of its two graduates on the grounds of wrongful graduation. A source in RSU told PUNCH that the lecturer was also …

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ASUU rejects IPPS, to challenge Buhari on agreement

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari on the recent directive he gave to the Accountant General of the Federation to include university lecturers in the Integrated Payroll Personnel System (IPPS). The National Auditor of the union, Comrade Christ Piwuna, made this known during a public lecture organized by …

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Falana blasts universities over onslaught against students, warns NANS

Mr Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), on Friday, called for an immediate lift of the ban on students unions in all Nigeria universities. He also demanded that the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) stop mingling with the government. NAN reports that Falana spoke while delivering the 9th Convocation lecture of Caleb …

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BREAKING: Ogun govt lifts ban on payment of PTA levy in public schools, gives conditions

The Ogun State Government seems to have lifted the suspension placed on the payment of Parent Teacher Association (PTA) levies in all public primary and secondary schools as well as technical colleges in the state. However, the state government said any PTA in any school or college must get the approval of the Ogun State …

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UNN lecturer and Pastor says #Sexforgrades documentary was doctored

A University of Nigeria, Nsukka lecturer, Joseph Nnaemeka Chukwuma has alleged that BBC’s #Sexforgrades documentary which exposed some randy lecturers in Nigeria and Ghana was doctored. The UNN lecturer who is also a Pastor, told men to be careful as some girls will come to them, seduce and accuse them of sexual harrassment. He also …

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NYSC DG decries presentation of fake certificates for mobilisation

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has decried the presentation of fake academic credentials and attempt to smuggle names of unqualified persons into the mobilisation list. Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, NYSC Director-General, said this during the 2019 Batch ‘C’ Pre-mobilisation Workshop in Minna on Wednesday. The workshop has its theme as “Promoting Integrity in the …

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NYSC introduces new verification exercise for foreign-trained graduates, announces date

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has devised a new strategy of verifying certificates and other documents submitted for mobilization by Nigerian foreign-trained graduates. NYSC also announced that the verification exercise will start from 21st to 26th October 2019, adding that only foreign-trained PCMs who have registered successfully on the NYSC portal will join in …

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