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Sex for Marks: Ambrose Alli University VC in Quandary

Sex for Marks: Ambrose Alli University VC in Quandary

Between a rock and a hard place; this seems to aptly describe the present predicament of the vice-chancellor of Ambrose Alli University, AAU, Ekpoma, Edo State, Ignatius Akhakhia Onimawo, a professor of human nutrition, (nutritional biochemistry) as the crisis rocking the university over an allegation of sex-for-marks leveled against the institution’s chairman of the   Academic

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FG: Private Varsities Must Reduce School Fees

The federal government has appealed to owners of private tertiary institutions to reduce their school fees to achieve their optimum carrying capacity. Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja during the 8th edition of the weekend ministerial press briefing. According to him, over 30 per cent of total carrying capacity


ASUP Ends 2 Months Old Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP has suspended its two-month-old strike. ASUP National President, Usman Dutse disclosed this during a National Executive Council, NEC meeting today in Abuja, directing members of the union to commence academic activities immediately. The strike, which started on Wednesday December 12, 2018 was embarked upon as a result of

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FG Announces Mid Term Break For Schools Ahead of the Presidential Election

Ahead of the forth coming presidential election, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu has announced February 15 to 19 as midterm break for students in unity schools across the country. The break which is to enable parents have maximum time to go and cast their votes is only limited to the Presidential elections.


ASUU Ends Three Months Old Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has directed its members to return to the classrooms immediately.This follows the suspension of the three months old strike embarked upon by the university lectures.National President of the union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi gave the directive at the end of a meeting between the leadership of the union and

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Pax Africana To Establish Institutions For African Studies

By Timileyin Okunuga and Janet Ifidon  Worried by the poor standard of education in Nigeria, Pax Africana, an Ofure (Pax) Integral Research and Development initiative (ARCID) is to establish a three-arm institution called Communiversity in the country. The Communiversity, which comprises of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, is aimed at transmitting indigenous traditional knowledge to the

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How I Made First Class

I I Read For 12 Hours Every Day To Make First Class Roheemah Arogundade, a 23-year-old graduate of the Department of English and Literary Studies at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, breaks a record of over two decades, emerging one of the first two students to bag a first-class degree in the department. Born of


Why ASUU May Call-Off Strike This Week

There are indications that the strike embarked upon by university lecturers, which has paralysed academic activities in the universities nationwide will soon be called off. The Federal Government on Monday reached an agreement with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU to resolve the industrial action.   Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris

ASUU Vows Not To End Strike As Meeting With FG Ends In Deadlock

The meeting between the federal government delegation led by Education Minister, Adamu Adamu; and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU on Monday, which was aimed at ending the ongoing strike embarked upon by university lecturers ended in a deadlock. But ASUU president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, told journalists at the end of the closed door


ASUU Strike: 11 Undergraduates Perish In auto Crash

ASUU Strike: 11 Undergraduates Perish In auto Crash   By Timileyin Okunuga   No fewer than 11 students of the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID have been confirmed dead, following an accident that occurred November 20. The students were on their way to Damaturu in Yobe State from Maiduguri as the strike declared by the Academic Staff

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