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Controversies As UNN Imposes Compulsory Change Of Course

For many students given admissions to study courses of their choice at the University of Nigeria (UNN) at the outset of 2019/2020 academic session, being asked to change to other courses when they have already started lectures in the courses they were earlier admitted for came with a myriad of pains. “We are talking about...

Parents groan as Lagos schools set fees for online classes

Private school operators are asking parents to pay for e-learning while schools are physically closed. However, many parents are complaining about their unwillingness to pay for online classes now and still have to pay for third term when schools resume. Although government has said schools cannot start the third term formally online, there has been no...

No Date Yet For Resumption Of Schools, Says FG

The federal government has said there is no date yet for schools to resume despite the announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari relaxing the lockdown on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states. The government also said the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) had not cancelled its external exams as students would still take...

May/June 2020 WASSCE Not Cancelled – WAEC

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has appealed to Nigerians to ignore reports in circulation that claim the council has cancelled the May/June 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE). In a statement by the head of WAEC, Nigeria, Patrick Areghan, on Monday, the council said the notice alleging the cancellation of 2020 WASSCE did not...

No cut off marks yet for 2020 admission – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said the cut-off marks for this year’s admission has not been fixed yet. It urged Nigerians, particularly candidates, to disregard any cut-off marks being circulated by “fraudsters,” describing it as “fake.” The board said this year’s cut – off marks would be decided at a stakeholders policy meeting that...

COVID-19: ASUP Suspends Planned Indefinite Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has suspended  its planned indefinite strike, billed to begin on Monday, April 6 after a fifteen-day notice which expired on Friday, April 3, 2020 A statement signed by ASUP’s President Anderson Ezeibe states that the lecturers’ decision to suspend the strike was borne out of the current national...

Reps Order NECO to Pay Over N6bn To FG

The House of Representatives Committee on Finance has frowned at the level of indebtedness of the Nigerian Examination Council (NECO) to the federal Government through shortfall of the remittances of its operating surplus from 2014 to 2019. According to the chairman of the committee, James Abiodun Faleke at a hearing on the matter on Wednesday,...

Don’t Register again – JAMB tells candidates at blacklisted centers

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday called on candidates who registered for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in some recently blacklisted centres that there is nothing to worry about. The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of...

Okoriko Appointed Administrator of Anglican International Academy, Urged Humility

The Anglican International Academy, situated in a vast land, Plot 3, Cadastral Zone C00, Institution and Research District, at Zhidu, around the Lugbe area, off the Airport Road Abuja, which started in September, 2019 under the leadership of two Vice Principals for Administration and Academics, Mrs. Nkiruka Nwofor and Mr. Oluwakayode Bamigboye, resumed this...

Review of Nigeria’s University Curriculum In Final Stage – NUC

Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said the agency was in the final stage of “a draft review’’ of Nigeria’s university curriculum. Rasheed stated this at a high-level interactive dialogue commemorating this year’s International Day of Education at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Speaking as a panelist at the...

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