Education

CULTISM: Rival Gang Axe Final Year Student To Death While Writing Exam, Others Flee

Cultists in the Cross Rivers State University of Technology, Calabar campus on Monday killed a 500- level Electrical Engineering student simply identified as James. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that James, who was suspected to be a cultist too, was gunned down by members of rival gang while writing the first semester examination. According to the report, after noticing that the gunshot didn’t kill James, the attackers decided to use axe on him until he was confirmed dead. After hearing gunshots and being alerted that a student has been shot dead at the Electrical Engineering Department, some lecturers in the Civil Engineering Department of the institution made a mild announcement in [Read]

MAPOLY Releases Supplementary Admission Lists, Gives Deadline

The Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta has announced the release of the supplementary lists of admission for candidates into National Diploma (Full-Time only) and Full-Time and Part-Time Higher National Diploma Programmes for the 2018/2019 academic session. By this development, all candidates who have applied for admission into aforementioned programmes for the 2018/2019 academic session should check their statuses on the Polytechnic’s website: www.mapoly.edu.ng to accept their provisional admission offer. Candidates, who must have been offered provisional admission on the respective lists, however have till Friday, 26th July, 2019 to pay the mandatory acceptance fee of Twenty-Five Thousand, Five Hundred Naira (N25,500.00) only via the Polytechnic’s portal on www.mapoly.edu.ng Interested [Read]

[PHOTOS] Kwara State University, KWASU Commissioned Biggest Library In West Africa

Kwara State University, Malete commissioned the biggest library in West Africa. The commissioning took place at the university main campus situated in Malete, Ilorin, Kwara state. The so-called Biggest Library in West Africa was commissioned by: √ The erstwhile Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University Professor Abdulrasheed Naallah.{Newly Appointed V.C of UNIABUJA} √ TETFUND General Secretary √ A representative from University of Ilorin √ A representative from Alhikmah University √ Deputy Governor of Kwara State and others. The university has its sobriquet as ” World Class University.” and has promised to set high standards, good morals and academic excellence for its students and better create a conducive learning environment fit [Read]

2020 UTME: JAMB Reveals New Method Of Registration

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says starting from 2020, candidates will register for its examinations with their National Identity Management Number (NIM) to solve the challenges of multiple registration. Dr. Fabian Benjamin, Head of Media of the board made this known at a one-day capacity building workshop organised by the National Examination Council (NECO) for education correspondents in Keffi, Nasarawa on Friday. Benjamin, who spoke on the topic: “Understanding Reporting in the 21st Century”, said the development would be facilitated through partnership with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). According to him, experience has shown that malpractice in the conduct of public examination, especially the UTME, actually begins [Read]

High School Student Tries Randy Orton’s ‘RKO’ On Principal, Police Intervenes

(CBSMiami /CBS Local) – A high school student was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying a wrestling move on his high school principal. Gianny Sosa, 18, faces a judge Thursday morning after pulling an ‘RKO’ move on the principal at Miami South Ridge Senior High School. Police said the principal told them Sosa assaulted him in the second-floor hallway. An ‘RKO’ or ‘Randy Keith Orton,’ named after the wrestler who came up with it is a ‘finishing move,’ involving grabbing an opponent by the neck, jumping into the air and driving his head onto the mat in the fall. STUDENT RECORDS VIDEO AFTER ALLEGEDLY PULLING A WRESTLING MOVE ON HIS PRINCIPAL [Read]

TASUED VC, Arigbabu Seeks Better Funding, Support of Ogun Govt to Improve Country’s Education

…as Centre for External Programmes holds matriculation ceremony The Vice Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu has called on the Ogun State Government to collaborate with TASUED in steming the rot in the educational sector and to as well make education the fulcrum of this present administration. He made this remarks during the 2018/ 2019 matriculation exercise for part time students of the Centre for Part – Time and Preliminary Studies (CEPPS) of the University. He noted that TASUED being the premier and preferred University of Education of the 21st century was ready to partner the State Government in organising continuing professional refresher [Read]

Oyo NANS Vow To Shut Down UI

The Oyo Joint Campus Committee of the National Association of Nigeria Students(NANS) in conjunction with Alliance of Nigeria Students Against Neo-liberal Attacks (ANSA) has embarked on a Save Ui project to protest the dictatorial and gestapo methods being used by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan. Prof. Abel Olayinka in Expelling Student activists, Aderemi Ojo, Kunle Adebajo, Philip Olatinwo and others who criticized the school’s maladministration as well as The unlawful ban placed on any student association in the school for the past three years, Below is the Press Statement By the Oyo State NANS chairman, Asubiojo Olajuwon PRESS RELEASE ON UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN If we fight, we [Read]

Wow! 46 Nigerian Medical Students Graduate From Howard University, USA

No fewer than 46 Nigerian graduating students at Howard University in the United States, broke records as they made the bulk of the 96 medical students that graduated from the prestigious American university. Asides report of 46 Nigerian graduating students from Howard University, they also broke record by winning 16 out 26 awards of excellence given by the school. It was further learnt that this has never happened before, as Nigerians completely dominated the event. President Buhari‘s aide and executive officer of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Honorable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, shared the news on her Twitter timeline and cheered the graduates for making the country proud. See Her Tweet Below:- [Read]

Disgruntled UTME candidates tackle JAMB over alleged lapses

Some candidates, who took the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, have carpeted the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for the alleged lapses in the conduct of this year’s exam as well as the results. JAMB conducted the 2019 UTME between April 11 and 18 in about 698 Computer-Based Test centres, with 1.8million candidates sitting the exam. The results were released on May 11. But many candidates have yet to receive their results amid reports of computer failure, biometric issues and allegations of impersonation. One of the candidates, Haruna Musa, who spoke with our correspondent on Friday, said her computer suddenly turned off during the exam and that she got 19 [Read]

2019 UTME: Simi Reacts To New 160 Cut Off Mark

Few Days ago, JAMB officials revealed that they had approved 160 as cut-off mark for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The decision was made at a meeting held in Osun State, Southwest Nigeria. In a swift reaction, Nigerian singer, Simi faulted the current educational system being practiced in the country which she believes has killed off lots of talents. According to her, lots of talents are dying because the country has made many believe that one can only attain success if he or she follows a certain path. She tweeted: I feel like the current method of education is faulty. Ppl have different strengths – but we were raised [Read]

BREAKING NEWS!! USA Place A Ban On Study Visa For Nigerians

Trump has ordered that the issuance of Study Visas to be paused indefinitely until further notice. As the Trump administration considers a new immigration measure to impose visa restrictions on countries whose citizens have a track record of overstaying beyond the validity of their short-term US visas. Presently the relationship between the government of the federal republic of Nigeria and the government of the United States of America [USA] may have triggered the Trump administration into issuing unofficial directive to the Homeland Security instructing for the stipulations for entry into the USA for student applicants for study visas to be ‘iced’ and placed on “paused” indefinitely until the immigration policies [Read]

JUST IN: JAMB Announces Cut-off Marks for 2019 Admissions [READ MORE]

  The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Tuesday approved 160 and above as this year’s national minimum cut-off mark for admission into public universities. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the decision was reached at the 19th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria which held at the Bola Babalakin Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State. According to the Nation, the board also approved 140 as minimum UTME score for admission into private universities and 110 for admission into private polytechnics.   [Read]

JAMB to Announce New Cut – off Marks for 2019/2020 Admissions Tuesday

The Cut – off marks for the 2019/2020 admission will on Tuesday be fixed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) at a policy meeting with stakeholders at Gbongan, Osun State. Dropping the hint in a statement yesterday in Abuja, JAMB’s Head of Information Dr. Fabian Benjamin said the official cut-off marks would announced at the end of the policy meeting. He advised candidates to disregard any cut-off mark being peddled by fraudsters, describing it as “fake.” Benjamin said: “The clarification became necessary following speculations that the board had fixed the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) cut-off marks. “It is pertinent to note that the heads of institutions [Read]

2019 UTME: JAMB Speaks On Cut-Off Marks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has not published the national and general minimum cut-off marks for placement of candidates into the nation’s tertiary institutions as was being speculated in some quarters. The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos. According to him, there is no truth behind such speculations, adding that some persons, whom he described as fraudulent elements were behind the development with a ploy to defraud innocent Nigerians especially the candidates. Benjamin said the cut-off marks could only be arrived at with the inputs of critical stakeholders [Read]

15-Yr-Old Ekene Franklin Who Scored Highest in UTME Gets N14m Ghanaian University Scholarship

– Ekene Franklin Ezeunala, the candidate who scored the highest score in the 2019 UTME, has been offered a scholarship by a Ghanaian university – Academic City College, a private university in Accra, has offered him a scholarship worth N14m – The announcement of the scholarship was made by the College Senior Admissions Manager at a workshop held in Lagos A private university in Accra, Ghana, named Academic City College has offered scholarship worth $40,000 (an equivalent of N14m) to the candidate who scored 347 in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Ekene Franklin Ezeunala who had the highest score in UTME was awarded the scholarship during a workshop [Read]