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UNILAG, OAU, UNN emerge winners of maritime blueprint competition

The University of Lagos, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), have emerged winners of the Maritime Blueprint Competition in which law students from eight universities participated. The competition, sponsored by SIFAX Group, is one of the activities of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference, which is in its second edition and held in ... Read More »

Ogun is laying foundation for better education – Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has said his administration’s educational development strides is targeted at ensuring a better future for students and the youth. Receiving the 161 participants of the 2017 Ogun Summer Camp after an Awareness Walk at Government House, Oke-Igbehin, Abeokuta yesterday, he also said his government is committed towards building a greater nation. The governor ... Read More »

FG lifts ban on post-UTME screening by varsities

The federal government has approved that the ban on post-UTME examination by universities be lifted. T & T News learnt from reliable sources that some university authorities had approached the ministry of education and appealed that the ban, previously placed on the internal examinations conducted by universities for prospective candidates after writing their URTME examinations be lifted. A source within ... Read More »

FG appeals to ASUU to shelve strike

The Federal Government has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its ongoing strike in the universities in the interest of the nation. Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, made the appeal in a statement signed by Mr Samuel Olowookere, Deputy Director, Press, in the Ministry, on Tuesday in Abuja. The Academic Staff Union ... Read More »

Return to negotiating table, Ezekwesili urges ASUU, FG

Former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government to return to the negotiating table. Ezekwesili made the appeal while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Tuesday. She noted that no matter the disagreement, dialogue and negotiation were the best way to go, ... Read More »

Sex education: Stakeholders call for caution

Nigerians are divided over giving of sexuality education to children in schools, a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) survey in some South West states and Kwara has revealed. The stakeholders said in separate interviews with NAN that policy makers must handle the issue with caution to avoid backlash. In Lagos, a former Minister of Education, Prof. Chinwe Obaji, supported the ... Read More »

ASUU strike: NANS gives FG 21-day ultimatum

The​ ​National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has​ ​reacted to th​e ​indefinite strike​ ​declared by​ ​the Academ​ic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)​.​ Chinonso Obasi, National President, NANS, ​in a statement ​on Monday, ​urged government to negotiate with the lecturers. “It is with deep pain and regret that NANS received the news of another indefinite strike by ASUU over the Federal ... Read More »

LAUTECH: We are incapacitated – Aregbesola

The Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has expressed what he considered the bane of smooth academic activities at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, which is jointly owned by the Osun and Oyo State governments, saying the two states were financially incapacitated, and not an act of insensitivity. The governor disclosed this on Sunday , while playing ... Read More »

ASUU: Unical joins other varsities on indefinite strike

The University of Calabar (Unical) has joined its counterparts in the ongoing nationwide strike action. It was observed on Monday that members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had abandoned classes while students were seen roaming the streets in the University. Sources hinted our correspondent that at the meeting of the Union’s congress held on Thursday, about 500 ... Read More »

Sokoto donates N10m to NAOWA for establishment of schools

The Sokoto State Government has donated N10 million to the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA) to support its efforts to establish Creche, Nursery and Primary School at Giginya Barracks in Sokoto. A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the state Governor on Media and Public Relations, Malam Imam Imam, on Sunday said Gov. Aminu Tambuwal announced the donation ... Read More »