FG reconstitutes boards of 21 federal colleges of education

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the governing boards of the 21 federal colleges of education in the country. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. According to him, the boards are statutorily responsible for the governance and overall policy formulation in the institutions concerned. He stated that in making the appointments of the chairpersons and members of the respective boards, the President, apart from ensuring geopolitical spread, was also guided by the stipulated requirements for such appointments….

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Gregory varsity gets new VC

The Governing Council of Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, has named a new Vice-Chancellor for the private university. He is Prof. Moses Onwukwe Edom Iwuala, who assumed the position as the second substantive Vice-Chancellor of the institution. A statement by the Registrar, Dr. Austin Orisakwe, said the new vice-chancellor succeeded the pioneer Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Juliet Elu. The statement lauded the former vice-chancellor, saying: “Whose vision, pioneering efforts, dedication and exemplary leadership not only encouraged the establishment of the institution on a strong moral and academic foundation, but also stimulated…

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Furore over WAEC’s new examination diet

DISAGREEMENT Less than one week that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) unfolded plans to introduce a new diet for external candidates, key stakeholders have faulted the move, kicking that it would not see the light of the day   While Nigerian students and their parents are yet to recover from the confusion generated by this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), last week, introduced a new diet in its examinations, which has continued to generate debate among stakeholders. With the new diet,…

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UNILAG, students mourn Ogbeidi, HOD History dept

The management and students of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Lagos are yet to recover from the shock of the sudden death of the Head of Department of History and Strategic Studies, Prof. Michael Monday Ogbeidi, whose news of his death threw the entire campus into mourning. Ogbeidi, a Professor of Business History at the Department of History and Strategic Studies and an alumnus of the university, was said to have died after a brief illness. The fond memories of the late lecturer, described as a ‘gentle and consummate teacher,…

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OAU Staff School teachers protest over 9-months unpaid salary

This is not the best of times for teachers of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Staff School due to non-payment of their nine-month salary arrears by the university management. Piqued by the development, the teachers, who lamented their inability to meet their immediate family needs, were said to have trooped to the University Freedom Park last week to protest what they described as the management’s insensitivity to their plight occasioned by their poor working condition. The protesting teachers, who trooped out in their large number, carrying placards of various inscriptions, demanded…

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Varsity, Bethel College sign MoU to run degree programmes

The management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), has reiterated the university’s determination to sustain its position as a leading centre of excellence in academic and research in the country and the world in general. This was as the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun pointed out that the university would not rest on its oars in sustaining excellence in all spheres of the university development. He, however, disclosed this while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on affiliation agreement with the Bethel College of Education, a private institution located at…

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