Kaduna crisis: Ex-minister, PTA, others back teachers’ sack

NUT: Blame el-Rufai for drafting them to schools   STRIKE Major stakeholders in the nation’s education sector differ on the crisis rocking the Kaduna State education sector. While some are justifying the action of the state government over the sack of the 21,000 unqualified teachers, others have condemned the action, write KAYODE OLANREWAJU and MOJEED ALABI   Kaduna primary school education is at the crossroads at the moment following the indefinite strike embarked upon by the state’s wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT). The strike, which commenced at…

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2018 UTME: JAMB sets new strategies against malpractices

Towards consolidating on the successes recorded in the conduct of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) and addressing some identified challenges, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has vowed not to leave any stone unturned to achieve a seamless exercise in this year’s diet. This was part of the stakeholders’ meeting, held last week at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, where the JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede did not only chronicle the sterling successes and challenges recorded in the last year UTME, but also…

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Precious Cornerstone Varsity to gulp N2.5bn, sets Sept for take off

The Chairman, Governing Council of the newly-licensed Precious CornerstoneUniversity(PCU), owned by the Sword of the Ministry International at Olaogun in Ibadan, Dr. Bayo Adegoke said that the university will take off in September, this year. Adegoke disclosed this while addressing journalists in the presence of the Board members of the institution, where the programmes to be run were unveiled. The Council chair, who noted that the university was approved and licensed by the National Universities Commission (NUC) on December 6, 2017, hinted that the private university would take off with…

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Foundation lifts indigent students’ in Kwara

A non-governmental organization, the Bayo and Bunnmi Babalola Foundation said it has offered scholarship worth N15 million to about 575 indigent students from Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State in the last three years. Founder of the group, Mr. Sunday Babalola, who disclosed this during the presentation of the 2017 edition of the scholarship to 253 beneficiaries, explained that when the project took off in 2015, there were a total of 103 benefi- ciaries, which included 32 from tertiary level, 81 for WASCE); 35 for JSS 2 and 56…

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Why is Nigeria proud of JAMB?

On December 30, 2017, the Presidency released a statement to give a panorama of President Muhammadu Buhari’s achievements in the year ending. Within the education sector, JAMB appeared to be the poster boy as the Presidency noted thus: “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), under the new management appointed by President Buhari in 2016, remitted N7.8 billion to the coffers of the Federal Government, a staggering distance from the N51 million remitted by JAMB between 2010 and 2016.” Not only the Federal Government, Nigerians across various strata have expressed…

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Part-time studies, sandwich programme not inferior, EKSU VC

An ultra-modern twin lecture theatre that will facilitate effective teaching and learning and end the dearth of facilities at the Ifaki-Ekiti campus of the School of Part- Time Studies of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti, has been inaugurated by the Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Oye Bandele. The Vice-Chancellor, while commissioning thebuilding, describedthe project as modern edifice, equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities that willmakelearningmoremeaningful. This was as the Vice-Chancellor declared that the certificates awarded for Sandwich and Part-Time Degrees are in no way inferior to regular degree certificates. Bandele commended the prudent…

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Ado Poly expands academic programmes to meet society’s needs

As part of moves to meet the educational needs of the students and address the skill gaps in the society, the management of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti (ADOPOLY) has approved the introduction of three new academic programmes. The programmes, which the Deputy Registrar, Information, Ade Adeyemi-Adejolu, said would take effect from the 2017/2018 academic session, were introduced following the approval of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) accreditation team, which visited the institution in July, last year. Meanwhile, the new programmes, which are Fisheries Technology, Animal Production Technology…

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