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Sex-for-mark Scandal: OAU indicts professor, suspends him indefinitely

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has directed Richard Akindele, the professor at the centre of the leaked sex-for-mark audio scandal, to proceed on an indefinite suspension. The university says he was found guilty of serious misconduct. Online newspaper, Premium Times, had reported how a panel set up by the university to investigate the scandal submitted its report on Wednesday. Mr Akindele appeared before ... Read More »

Nigeria school food scheme revolutionising education

Free meals programme has fed nearly seven million pupils in about 40,000 schools and changed the nature of education. Dozens of children cheer at the Baptist Nursery and Primary School compound in Bode-Ijaiye suburb of Abeokuta city, the capital of Ogun state, as their friends try to outpace each other on a 100-metre dash in a dusty field. Ogun state inter-school football and track-and-field competitions are ... Read More »

Edo to run multi-campus college of education

…Abudu to host basic education teachers’ college Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed plans to restructure the state’s tertiary education scene for the training of teachers with competencies in different knowledge and skill areas, especially basic and technical education. Obaseki disclosed this when he visited the Abudu College of Education, in Orhionmwon Local Government Council, for an on-the-spot ... Read More »

OAU VC speaks on sex-for-mark scandal

The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University has reacted to a leaked audio that shows a professor in the institution demanding sex from a female student to help her pass her examination. Students and staff of the institution, who have heard the audio, have said it is the voice of Richard Akindele, a Professor in the Department of Accounting at the university. The ... Read More »

UI students protest hike in accommodation fees

Students of the University of Ibadan (UI) on Thursday embarked on a protest against a 114 per cent increment in their accommodation fees. The accommodation fee was increased from N14,000 to N30,000. The medical students are, however, expected to pay N40, 000. It was gathered that the students, early morning of Thursday, locked some halls’ gates to express their displeasure ... Read More »

Education: Lagos Island Parents’ Forum launches deeper

Andy Evbuomwan   The gathering of 1st March 2018 at Dolphin College hall, Ebute Elefun, Lagos Island was an occasion for the orientation and seminar for all parents and Lagos Island school authorities to meet, discuss and chart the way forward for their children and ward. As it is, Lagos Island is surrounded by water, ironically most of her schools ... Read More »

School teacher, driver docked for allegedly defiling girl, 8

A Lagos private school driver and music teacher were charged before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of an eight-year-old school girl. The bus driver, Ibrahim Umaru, 39, and music teacher, Wisdom Akpoaereme, 33, are standing trial on a two-count charge, bordering on sexual assault. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Peace Chukwudi, told the ... Read More »

Fountain Varsity appeals to FG to review stand on TET-Fund

An Islamic institution, the Fountain University, Osogbo has appealed to the Federal Government to review its stand on making Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TET-Fund) provision available to private universities in Nigeria. Addressing a press conference on the 10th anniversary of the founding of the institution in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Amidu Olalekan ... Read More »

JAMB releases more withheld 2018 UTME results

More of the withheld 2018 UTME results have been uploaded on JAMB portal. Candidates yet to see their results can proceed to check if theirs have been uploaded as well. If yours is still not available, just keep checking, hopefully you will get good news soon. How To Check Your Result Visit the JAMB Result Checking Portal for 2018by clicking here Enter ... Read More »

NITDA awards scholarship to 92 Nigerian postgraduate students

  The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has awarded 92 scholarships to Nigerians pursuing Masters and Doctorate degrees in relevant areas of Information Communication Technology, ICT, and ICT Law for the 2017/18 scholarship year. NITDA said the award was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s drive for human capital development. The scholarship scheme was established in 2010 with the ... Read More »