Examination Misconduct: BUK Expels 63 Students, Rusticates 13 Others

The Bayero University, Kano (BUK) has expelled 63 students and rusticated 13 others for one year for their involvement in various forms of examination misconduct. This is contained in a statement signed by the Director, Examination, Admissions, and Records (DEAR), Amina Umar-Abdullahi and issued to newsmen in Kano on Friday. According to her, the action followed a recommendation earlier submitted by the Senate Committee on Examinations Misconduct and Leakages approved on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2...
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Onyekackukwu Chukwuebuke Igwilo Rapes Student Who Came To Watch Movie In Room

Onyekackukwu Chukwuebuke Igwilo, a 20-year-old male Towson University resident student, has been charged in connection with the alleged rape of another student. He was charged with first-degree rape, attempted first-degree rape, false imprisonment and first- and second-degree assault in Maryland, U.S Officials said the victim was assaulted around 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the 400 blocks of Towson Way. The victim told police she had gone to her friend, Igwilo’s room to watch a movie. They were...
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FG To Execute Power Projects In 37 Universities

President Muhammadu Buhari says the government has launched an electrification project in 37 federal universities across Nigeria. He said this yesterday during the maiden convocation ceremony of the Federal University, Otuoke, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Represented by the Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Dr Ramon Yusuf Suleiman, Buhari said the Energizing Education Programme would benefit 129,000 students and power 2850 street lig...
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VP Osinbajo Delivers 8th Convocation Lecture At UNIOSUN

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was a Special Guest at the 8th Convocation Ceremony of the University of Osun (UNIOSUN), Oshogbo. Osinbajo delivered a ‘keynote lecture’ as one of the guest speakers who graced the occasion on Saturday, September 21. According to Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s spokesman, the vice president spoke on the topic, “Six Decades of Chequered Nationhood: Nigeria Still Holds the Key to Africa’s Development. The vice president in his lecture reiterated his conviction...
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Ogun Govt Declares Free Education, Scraps N3,700 School Fees.

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has suspended with immediate effect payment of N3, 700 levies in all public schools in the state with immediate effect. Abiodun’s administration had come under heavy criticism in the last few weeks over the levy issue, as the governor, on Friday, during a stakeholders forum with the theme “Repositioning Education for Outstanding Performance”, cleared the air that his government inherited the levy from the previous administration. The governor said the le...
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Only 8 Per Cent Of Nigeria’s ‘top Universities’ Respond To E-mail

THE vast majority of Nigeria’s top universities either do not have official electronic mailing addresses or do not actively use them in responding to enquiries and requests, The ICIR has discovered. A report published in May by The ICIR already established that the e-mailing culture among federal universities in the country is still very poor as only 13 out of 15 schools to whom enquiries were sent eventually responded. Expanding the scope of the study, The ICIR again mailed an enquiry to ...
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Glo honours brilliant students at UNIBEN

Five best-performing students of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) have been appreciated and presented with smartphones by Globacom, in conjunction with its technology partner, Huawei. The gesture was part of the corporate social responsibility initiative of the two companies, through which outstanding students of Nigerian universities are rewarded with ICT solutions. The companies said the initiative was part of their commitment to promoting scholarship among the youth. Apart from the five UNI...
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80% Of University Lecturers Are Quacks – Shehu Chindo Yamusa

The Chancellor of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Shehu Chindo Yamusa III has alleged that about 80 percent of Nigeria university lecturers are quacks, hence lacking the skills and method to be in the classroom. He advocated to the management of various Nigeria universities to ensure that those to be employed as lecturers have the minimum required certificate in education or related programs approved by Teachers Registration Council or National teachers Institute. The Chancellor who ...
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Court summons Baze University over student result controversy

The Abuja High Court on Thursday Summoned Baze University, Abuja over the refusal to review the appropriate results 19A semester result in MSC 801, Theories of Mass Communication and MSC 803, Research Methods of Mass Communication belonging to Leo Ekpenyong. The Court summon made available to DAILY POST on Saturday and taken out by Yakubu Philemon noted that the defendant’s refusal to accede to the claimant’s request for review of his 19A semester result in MSC 803,Theories of Mass Communicat...
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The Power of One: Covenant University, A Shame of Nigeria.

If we do not now dare everything, the fulfilment of that prophecy, re-created from the Bible in song by a slave, is upon us: God gave Noah the rainbow sign. No more water, fire next time.” — James Baldwin It began like those spy movies, where the authorities finally have the criminal cornered, and he has nowhere else to go. The door burst open and the man was there, standing in the doorway with his arms crossed. “Get up,” he said. “Get changed. You’re coming with me.”...
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