Education

NUC scraps Mass Communications in Nigerian varsities, carves out seven new ones from it

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has phased out Mass Communication Degree in Nigeria institutions. With the development, there will be no more Mass Communication as a degree programme in universities in Nigeria. The NUC said it has unbundled Mass Communication into seven separate degree programmes to meet present demand and this takes effect from 2020 admissions into Nigerian universities. In a chat with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, NUC’s Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said Mass Communication has been unbundled into Media Studies, Public Relations Studies, Cinematography, among others. The seven new Programmes/Departments, to be domiciled in a Faculty / School / College of Communication and Media Studies are Journalism [Read]

Top Five Nigerian celebrities who dropped out of school; No.1 will shock you

Not all Nigerian Celebrities are graduates. Some left school at one point in time or the other to fuel their hustle. Below is a list of Top Five Nigerian Celebrities out of many others who dropped out of school as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG. Enjoy! 1. Wizkid Wizkid started singing at 11 years as Lil Prinz, then he dropped out of Lead City University in his second year. As he is making the money as a musician so no one cares about his drop out. 2.   2Baba 2Baba is popularly Known as 2 face. For someone who perform at school, shows and parties, 2face never got to complete [Read]

It’s sad they say Nigerian graduates are not employable – Buhari

  AKURE – President Muhammadu Buhari has berated the description of Nigerians as unemployable, asking Nigerian universities to focus attention on turning around the narrative. He made the call while speaking at the 31st convocation of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo state, on Saturday. Buhari was represented by Suleiman Yusuf, the deputy executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC). Buhari said the description of Nigerian graduates as unemployable by employers of labour is worrisome to his administration. He said universities should live up to their mandate and ensure that their graduates are employable. “In today’s globalised knowledge economy in which the wealth, strategic importance and ranking of [Read]

Meet Mubashir Abiru, Babcock Overall Best student in Bar exams

Babcock University (BU), Ilishan-Remo Ogun State graduate of Law, Mayowa Mubashir Abiru, has emerged Nigeria’s overall best at the 2019 Law School Bar Exams. Abiru, who made a Second Class Upper from Babcock University, is one of the 10 BU alumni with a First Class grade at the Bar exams. Also, Babcock University ranked third among universities that produced the highest number of students with First Class at the Law School Bar Exams this year. Abiru went home with 11 awards, including Council of Legal Education Star Prize, Most Promising Graduate Student of the Year, Prize for First Class, Overall Best Student, Overall Best Male Student, Student of the Year, [Read]

FG orders sack of unqualified teachers by Dec 31

IBADAN – The Federal Government has directed that all unqualified teachers should be flushed out of schools by December 31, Prof. Segun Ajiboye, Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), said on Friday. Ajiboye stated this in Ibadan at the induction of no fewer than 200 education graduates of the University of Ibadan. According to him, quacks teaching Nigerian children will be thrown out and replaced by qualified and certificated education graduates to mold sound future leaders for the country. The registrar said that teachers must stand shoulder to shoulder with other professional groups in the knowledge-driven economy. Administering the oath of practice on the inductees, Ajiboye reiterated that any [Read]

Ogun Cancels Monthly Sanitation Exercise For November

ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State Government has cancelled the monthly sanitation exercise in the State for the month of November.  The Government said it has also lifted restriction of movement order. This, the State Government said would enable secondary school students across the state to take part in the on-going National Examination Council (NECO) examinations. In a statement by Kunle Somorin, chief press secretary to the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun while giving the approval said the decision was arrived at after reviewing the challenges that the restriction of movement order would have on the Mathematics paper in the NECO exams schedule for Saturday and which coincides with the timing [Read]

Reps pass bill for establishment of Federal College of Education in Osun Central

  ABUJA – The House of Representatives has passed for second reading, a bill seeking establishment the first federal tertiary institution in Osun Central Senatorial District of Osun State. At the plenary on Tuesday, the House debated and passed the bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Federal College of Education, Ila Orangun, Osun State, which was sponsored by Hon Femi Fakeye, representing Ila/Boluwaduro/Ifedayo Federal Constituency of Osun State. While leading debate on the motion, Hon Fakeye, who is a third term member, said with a population of over 200 million, Nigerian is being served by “a relatively small number of tertiary education institutions”. The lawmaker [Read]

TASUED churns-out 37 first class graduates as Convocation holds today

IJEBU-ODE – The Vice-Chancellor of the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, on Wednesday said the institution produced 37 first class graduates in the 2018/2019 academic session. He stated this while addressing journalists ahead of the institution’s convocation scheduled for Thursday (today). The VC explained that out of 37 first class graduates, 35 were full-time students while the remaining two were part-time students. He said the 3,977 undergraduates and postgraduates in full and part-time programmes would be awarded degrees and diploma certificates on Thursday. The vice-chancellor said the institution was committed to developing Nigeria through technology.  He Said, “The university also focuses on giving its [Read]

Infrastructure, education get lion share as Makinde presents N208b Budget 2020

IBADAN – Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, presented a N208 billion 2020 budget estimates to the State House of Assembly for approval. Governor Makinde, while addressing the Assembly in a 16-page speech, noted that his administration plans to be bullish with infrastructure development in the State by embarking 23 per cent of the budget for the sector. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa indicated that the 23.93 percent allotted to infrastructure is the highest in the state’s history. The statement also indicated that in line with his administration’s belief that education remained the fastest way to take the people out [Read]

Nigerian student impregnates his female lecturer, school expels him

LAFIA – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a bachelor of computer science student, Kevin from the Federal University of Lafia (Fulafia) has been expelled from the higher learning institution, after sleeping with a lecturer and successfully impregnating her. The university disciplinary board is said to have received the disheartening news of the student impregnating his lecturer with acute shock, before deciding such a cruel penalty on the student. Kevin’s action which has since put the university in the limelight for immorality and promiscuous behaviour has not only watered down the dignity of the university, but also the integrity of the lecturers therein. A number of people have come out to [Read]

Meet father and son who graduated together from same college on same day

– Brandon Gathers and his father, Antonio, graduated from the South Carolina college on the same day – While the 49-year-old father got a masters in rehabilitation counselling, the 23-year-old son got his first degree in business management – Antonio’s son described his father as a perfect black father figure who is intelligent and God-fearing Brandon Gathers and his father, Antonio had a very memorable moment as they both graduated from the same school on the same day. According to Black News, the duo had graduation together despite the fact that the father was 26 years older than his son. The father, 49 years old, got his masters degree in [Read]

Witchcraft conference commences in UNN despite protests, records massive turnout

  ENUGU – Despite protest from different corners, the controversial conference on witchcraft began on Tuesday at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Enugu state. Enugu state is predominantly Christian. Witchcraft, including anything associated with it, is regarded as satanic by the majority of the people in the state. The management of the UNN attempted to force the organisers to cancel the conference because of pressure but it failed. A Nigerian journalist, Patrick Egwu, who is attending the two-day conference, said the venue has been shifted to a bigger hall – Princess Alexandra auditorium – because of the massive turnout of participants. Giving the account, Egwu said Participants stood up [Read]

Edo Poly expels two students caught having sex Inside ‘lecture hall’

BENIN – In the wake of the ‘sextape scandal’ that rocked Babcock University and forced the institution to expel the student involved, another similar scenario has occurred at Edo State Polytechnic. Just like Babcock University who recently expelled its student filmed in a viral video having sex, the Edo State Polytechnic has also announced the expulsion of two students who were reportedly caught having sexual activity Inside a ‘lecture hall’. [READ ALSO] We’ve expelled students in viral sex video – Babcock Mgt See memo below below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

UNN Bows to Pressure, Cancels Witchcraft Conference

  ENUGU – The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) has dropped the topic of the proposed international conference on witchcraft by Prof. B.I.C Ijomah Centre for Policy Studies and Research following protests by some groups and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).  The Center had earlier proposed to discuss ‘Witchcraft: Meaning, Factors and Practices’ scheduled to hold between November 26 and November 27, which has attracted negative reactions from members of the public, especially church leaders. Bishop Goddy Okafor CAN Chairman South-East zone last week while warning UNN against going ahead with the planned conference, called for a one-day prayer by all Christians in the zone to avert the conference. Following [Read]

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa to sponsor 100 youths to University [SEE HOW TO BECOME A BENEFICIARY]

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has revealed is set to sponsor 100 young people through a university in the city of Kano. Musa is one of the richest Nigerian footballers and he has chosen to use some of his riches to impact lives. Having been announced as an ambassador to a university in Kano, the 27-year-old said he wants to 100 people to the school to help them achieve their dreams and aspirations. “So, I am pleased to let you know that I would be sponsoring 100 students at this university. Yes! 100. Details to follow shortly,” Musa said on social media. [READ ALSO] ”Maybe God doesn’t want you to finish [Read]