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NOUN matriculates 16,000 new students

The National Open University of Nigeria on Saturday matriculated no fewer than 16,000 new students at its study centres across the country. Speaking during the virtual matriculation, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Olufemi Peters, urged the new students of the institution to show the society at all times that NOUN offers quality education that is equitably and flexibly ...

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Not all issues resolved – Gbajabiamila says ASUU calls off strike

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has expressed delight at the decision of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its strike. A statement from the Lagos lawmaker said the decision was the right one as it would allow students in public universities to resume their academic activities. Gbajabiamila, however, added that the suspension of ...

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Double fingerprinting and five other new JAMB guidelines

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has issued new guidelines to ensure the smooth running of future operational processes, including the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The board disclosed this in its Weekly Bulletin of the Office of the Registrar on Monday in Abuja. Double fingerprinting As a requirement for printing the application forms, a candidate must use at least two ...

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SSANIP proposes the establishment of a Polytechnic Commission

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP) has proposed the establishment of a Polytechnic Commission. SSANIP made the remarks in a communiqué at the end of its General Executive Council meeting in Abuja, signed by its President and Secretary, Adebanjo Ogunsipe and Hussaini Yusuf Gwandu respectively. The association called on the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to set ...

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BREAKING: FG orders VCs to reopen universities and start lectures

The Federal Government, through the National Universities Commission, has directed vice-chancellors to reopen schools and allow students to resume lectures. This is contained in a letter signed by the NUC’s Director of Finance and Accounts, Sam Onazi, on behalf of the commission’s Executive Secretary, Professor Abubakar Rasheed. The letter, which was exclusively made available to The PUNCH on Monday, was ...

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Ezekwesili and African leaders tackle the learning crisis

As part of efforts to address the learning crisis in Africa, former Nigerian Education Minister Oby Ezekwesil, led by Human Capital Africa, has introduced accountability tools to address the menace. The tools are intended to serve as an independent monitoring mechanism that is essential to ensure accountability and provide governments with the necessary insights to make changes and adjustments in ...

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Group threatens to sue Niger government and WAEC for withholding 2022 SSCE results

A group, the Congress of Accountability Ambassadors in Niger State, has threatened the Niger State government and the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) with legal action for continuing to withhold the SSCE results of candidates in 2022 State. The President and Speaker of the Congress, Muhammad Alfa Muhammad, made the threat in Minna, saying the Congress was ready to seek ...

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FG v ASUU: Court adjourns case again

The National Industrial Court has again adjourned the suit filed by the Federal Government against the ongoing strike by university lecturers to 19 September. The court had summoned the government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the strike, which has been ongoing for seven months, in Abuja on Monday. However, at the first hearing, Justice Polycap Hamman ...

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We are ready to call off the strike – ASUU

Osodeke, however, said this could only be achieved if concrete agreements were reached with the Federal Government. Osodeke gave the assurance on Thursday in Abuja at a national town hall meeting on higher education titled: “The locked gates of our citadels – a national emergency”. It would be recalled that the union embarked on industrial action on February 14, meaning ...

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Group renovates classrooms in low-income schools in Ogun

A non-governmental organisation, Brace-up The Young, on 10 September renovated three classrooms at Lucida Ephataz Model School, Ilasa, Iyana-Iyesi, Ota, Ogun State, to help low-income schools. According to the organisers, the BTY project, titled “Better School Project”, was to renovate 60 classrooms in 20 low-income schools in Nigeria. The group’s director, Obasanjo Fajemirokun, said the organisation was established in 2018 ...

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