Education

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]

JAMB announces closure of Direct Entry application READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, on Tuesday, announced that the Direct Entry application , which began in December 2017, would close on June 4.   The Board’ s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made the announcement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria , in Abuja . According to Benjamin, over 140, 000 candidates have so far obtained the forms online . He said that the closure became necessary in order to avail the board to plan ahead for the 2018 admission process into various institutions . “ With the policy meeting coming [Read]

NUC Releases Names Of 58 Illegal Universities In Nigeria – SEE FULL LIST HERE >>>

Nigerians have been advised not to patronize 58 illegal universities operating across the country. The warning was issued by the National Universities Commission, NUC on Monday in a statement. The commission said the universities are yet to be licensed by the federal government and have been shut down for violating the national minimum standard for education.   The Executive Secretary on NUC, listed all the illegal universities across the country as follows. 1. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria 2. Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its other campuses 3. University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any [Read]

2018 UTME: JAMB announces date for rescheduled examinations READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Sunday said that it had set May 26 for rescheduled Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) for more than 12,000 candidates across the country. The Board’s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.     This category of candidates, he explained, are those whose biometrics were not captured during the initial period of the UTME in March. He said: “It would also include those, who are yet to see their results since the end of the examinations [Read]