JAMB uncovers 3,000 fake graduates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has uncovered 3,000 fake graduates who never set foot within the four walls of a classroom. The board also decried the issue of illegal admissions by some institutions which, it said, had remained a source of embarrassment to the country. The Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, made this known in […]

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FG Begins Implementation Of Effective Schools Programme In 111 Schools

The federal government has commenced the implementation of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Effective Schools Programme in 111 schools across the federation. The Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr Hamid Bobboyi, announced the take-off of the programme on Monday in Abuja at a one-day meeting between UBEC, State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs), Coordinating Directors and […]

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Oyo opens portal to recruit 7,000 teachers

The Oyo State government, on Tuesday, opened a portal for the recruitment of 7,000 teachers for the state’s public primary schools. The Chairman of the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Nureni Adeniran, told newsmen that the job portal was scheduled to come alive at 6 pm on Tuesday. Adeniran said the recruitment was […]

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Student loan: NELFUND postpones application for state varsities

The management of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund, on Tuesday, announced a 14-day postponement of the application process for student loans for state institutions. According to a statement by the agency in Abuja, the development was due to “low data submissions.” NELFUND said the decision was necessitated by the failure of several state-owned institutions to […]

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They claimed that the campus medical staff failed in their duties, which they believe directly contributed to the tragic outcome. In response, Olasunkanmi Olajide, the Acting Head of the Directorate of Public Relations, in a statement, denied any culpability on the part of the medical staff. Olajide while confirming the student’s death attributed the unfortunate outcome to the actions of Ayodele’s friends, whom he accused of handling the situation unprofessionally. According to the statement titled “Tragic Loss of Ayodele Israel Ifeoluwa: FUNAAB’s Response and Actions,” Ayodele suffered a severe asthmatic attack while off-campus. Olajide said, “In an unprofessional attempt to help, his friends inserted a spoon into his mouth and poured water on him to resuscitate him. Subsequently, efforts were made to find a motorcycle (Okada) to transport him to the University Health Centre.” He noted that upon Ayodele’s arrival at the health center, medical staff, including doctors, a matron, and nurses, attended to him immediately. However, they determined that Ayodele had already passed away before reaching the health center and acknowledged that the outcome might have been different if an ambulance was called instead of resorting to an Okada for transportation. It was gathered that Prof. Babatunde Kehinde, the Vice-Chancellor of FUNAAB, personally met with Ayodele’s parents to express condolences and offer support. The university has also constituted a committee to thoroughly investigate the incident, aiming to determine the immediate and underlying causes and to understand the circumstances to prevent future occurrences.

Nigerian university professors are the lowest paid in the world, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Modibbo Adama University (MAU), Yola, has lamented. El-Maude Gambo Jibreel, the branch leader, made the disclosure at a press briefing in Yola on Thursday. He lamented, “Our members have been on the same salary for over 15 […]

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NGO trains Ekiti youths on tracking, reporting govt community projects

A non-governmental organisation, the Inspiration Care and Development Centre (ICDC), has trained no fewer than 30 youths to monitor and track government projects across the 16 local government areas of Ekiti State. The two-day training tagged’The F Fiscal Transparency Champions (FTCs) Capacity Building Workshop’brought together the selected youths in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, under the […]

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