Education

BREAKING: NYSC disowns Kemi Adeosun’s exemption ‘certificate’

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has disowned the purported exemption certificate in possession of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun. The NYSC was reacting to the exclusive story published by PREMIUM TIMES at on Saturday detailing how Mrs Adeosun skipped the mandatory national service and forged an exemption certificate of the service to cover for it. The story has generated outrage from Nigerians who asked the minister to resign from her post or be fired by President Muhammadu Buhari. Details published by this newspaper on Monday show that the certificate is among the set of documents [Read]

Police arrest, dismiss alleged killer of NYSC member, Angela Igwetu in Abuja

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Police Command in the FCT has arrested and dismissed a policeman who allegedly killed an NYSC member, Angela Igwetu, in Abuja. Igwetu, who was allegedly shot in the early hours of Wednesday around Ceddi Plaza by a police officer, was rushed to the Garki Hospital where she died. The Commissioner of Polic, Mr Sadiq Bello, disclosed this while addressing newsmen on the incident on Friday in Abuja. Bello said that necessary disciplinary procedures had been concluded. “He ( suspect) has been dismissed from the force and arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction and he is currently on remand awaiting trail,” he said. “It [Read]

SHOCKING: Teacher Impregnates two Sisters in Junior Secondary School

A 36 -year – old teacher , Isaac Bentum , has been arrested by the Kasoa Police in Ghana for allegedly impregnating two Junior High School pupils who are of the same parents . The victims are in JHS 2 and 3 respectively at the same school in Senya Beraku in the Awutu Senya West District of the Central Region, reports Citi Newsroom . Speaking in an interview, the uncle of the victims , Mr . Barnabas Abban , said the teacher defiled the final year JHS 3 pupil , and impregnated her , and did the same a month later to the younger sister . Abban said he reported [Read]

BREAKING: WAEC extends registration deadline for Nov/Dec WASSCE

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has extended the registration period for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates (Second Series) to July 27, 2018. The examination, more popularly known as November/December WASSCE, will hold between August and October. A statement on Thursday by the Council’s Head of Public Affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, listed 17 banks where candidates could register within the time frame. They are: First Bank, Eco Bank, Diamond Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, FCMB, Access Bank, Sterling Bank and Union Bank. Others are: UBA, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Fidelity Bank, [Read]

BREAKING: WAEC releases 2018 May/June WASSCE result, says there’s decline in pass rate

The West African Examinations Council said on Wednesday that only 49. 98 per cent of candidates who wrote its 2018 school certificate examination obtained credit passes and above. The council’s Head of National Office , Mr . Olu Adenipekun , said the credit passes included English Language and Mathematics . Adenipekun gave this information at a news conference to announce the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination in Lagos . According to him , the performance of candidates for its examinations in the last three years has been fluctuating in view of the outcome of the just released 2018 examination. The HNO, who gave a breakdown of the statistics [Read]

BREAKING: Ogun Poly gets Rector, Governing council

The Ogun state government has announced the appointment of Dr. Samson Adeola Odedina as the pioneer Rector of the newly created controversial Ogun state polytechnic, Ipokia and approved the constitution of Governing Council for the institution. In a press release signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Bar. Taiwo Adeoluwa disclosed that Ambassador Isiaka Adesola Abolurin would head the Governing council committee, adding that the acting rector of MAPOLY, Ayo Tella would function as the Deputy Rector for the combined and newly created Ogun polytechnic. Part of the release reads, “As part of efforts to ensure seamless commencement of academic activities at the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia, following the [Read]

JUST IN: FG scraps HND certificate, makes new rules for polytechnics

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Nigerian Government has scrapped Award of HND Certificates by Polytechnics. The decision was reached at the Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday where the approval of a comprehensive reform of Nigeria’s tertiary education system was made. In effect, the award of HND will be limited to only the students currently admitted for the programmes. Also, all the programmes currently being run by polytechnics, which are not technology-based, and which are about 70 per cent, will be scrapped. Under the new rule, the polytechnics will now become campuses of the proximate universities with the Vice Chancellors [Read]

BREAKING: We’ll Release WASSCE 2018 Results Within 45 days – WAEC Spokeman READ MORE HERE >>>

  The West African Examinations Council has reassured the nation that it is committed to releasing the results of its 2018 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination in 45 days. The council’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr . Damianus Ojijeogu , disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lagos . The council, he said, was satisfied with the conduct of the just concluded examination for candidates nationwide. NAN reports that the WASSCE for school candidates commenced on March 27 and was concluded on May 15. “ We are indeed happy that the examination was hitch -free . Right now , we have commenced [Read]

CRIME: Ex-VC, UNILAG prof in sex scandal READ MORE HERE >>>

**Don: She’s a blackmailer, once demanded N400,000 from me **Varsity: We’ll probe allegation A professor of English Studies in the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, and former Vice-Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ogun State, Olusegun Awonusi, has been accused of sexual harassment by an unnamed student of the institution. The fresh allegation came a day after the Senate commenced probe into a similar allegation against a professor of Management and Accounting in the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Richard Akindele, who was accused of molestation by a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) student, Monica Osagie. But Awonusi, a former Commissioner for Education in Ogun State, whose [Read]

Only One Nigerian university listed among top 1,000 universities in the world! Guess which? >>>

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the University of Ibadan is the only academic institution ranked among the top 1000 universities in the world. This is according to the global rankings released by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). University of Ibadan is ranked 991st worldwide, and 14th in Africa, No other Nigerian university made the list. Harvard University is ranked number 1 for the seventh year in a row followed by Stanford University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   “University of Cambridge, U.K, is ranked fourth, while University of Oxford, also in the U.K, is ranked fifth. “Among the top 10 universities are University of California, Berkeley, U.S [Read]