Education

Crescent University convocation ceremony turns violent as angry parents beat journalist, curse mgt

  OGUN – A female journalist reporting for the Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC), Abeokuta, was on Saturday beaten blue and black by angry parents during the 11th convocation ceremony of Crescent University. Crisis ensued when the journalist, Jumoke Onafowora, struggled with the parents to gain access into the convocation hall to perform her official duty. Onafowora, who was a member of Ogun Deputy Governor’s Press Crew, was attacked as the unhappy parents tore her clothes; protesting their inability to enter a hall where their children were being convocated. It was gathered that the management of Crescent University had denied parents access into the hall where graduands were seated; claiming [Read]

Convicted Cybercrime Fraudster Is Not Our Student – MAPOLY

  ABEOKUTA – In order to clear the rumours going around, the Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta has categorically stated that the convicted cybercrime fraudster, Olalekan Oladapo Ogunremi, was not their student as he claimed. This became necessary due to various reports of some online media and newspapers that Ogunremi upon his arrest by security agency claimed to be a student of MAPOLY. According to the Yemi Ajibola, Head, Public Relations & Protocol of MAPOLY, he reiterated that the institution does not offer Mechanical Engineering in Higher National Diploma programme as allegedly claimed in the report. “We hereby wish to state unequivocally that the convict, Ogunremi is not [Read]

Convocation: Ilaro Poly churns-out 4,000 graduates, 40 distinction recipients

  OGUN –  The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro (FPI), Ogun, has said that over 4,000 students would be graduating at its 19th convocation ceremony which would take place on Wednesday.  Arch. Olusegun Aluko, the Rector of the Institution, disclosed this during a press conference in commemoration of the institutions 40th anniversary and 19th convocation ceremony, held at the school premises in Ilaro . Aluko explained that 40 of the students would be graduating with distinctions , saying that it cut across both Ordinary National Diploma (OND) and Higher National Diploma (HND). The rector added that the school had started moves at ensuring that its products become entrepreneurs after leaving school, saying [Read]

LAUTECH: Osun students carpet Makinde over crisis, back Oyetola

  OSOGBO  – Coalition of Osun State students, under the umbrella of National Association of Osun State Students (NAOSS) and National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Osun axis have rebuked Oyo State government under the leadership of Seyi Makinde over the lingering crisis at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH). The students, who moved round streets in Osogbo, the state capital, were armed with placards with several inscriptions all wearing Oyo state government to desist from the move to take over the institution. Addressing newsmen NAOSS’ President, Comrade Elisha Oderinwale alleged that there was a clandestine move by government of Oyo ‘”to fraudulently take over what jointly belongs to the [Read]

NYSC Arrests 95 Corps Members With Fake Certificates

  The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), says it has arrested over 95 corps members for presenting fake certificates during mobilization exercise. The Director-General of the Corps, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim disclosed this during the 2019 Batch “C” pre-mobilization workshop held in Minna, the Niger state capital. He says sixty-five of the culprits are from Nigerian universities while thirty were from universities abroad. The DG says the increasing rate of certificate forgery from universities in the country necessitated the workshop, which among other things aims to discuss how to proffer a permanent solution to the challenge. Also at the event, the Deputy Governor of Niger State, Ahmed Ketso assures the corps [Read]

UNILAG lecturer Boniface Igbenehue hospitalised after attempting suicide

Claims have surfaced online alleging UNILAG lecturer, Dr Boniface Igbenehue who was featured in BBC’s #sexforgrades documentary attempted suicide last night and he is now allegedly at Reddington hospital, under supervision. A twitter user with over 10,000 followers also alleged it is true with an alarming tweet that reads; ”Boniface Igbenehue attempted suicide last night & is currently in Reddington hospital, under supervision. We need him alive to face the university’s disciplinary panel & be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Nigerians have now reacted saying, he must live to face the law.” [READ ALSO] Sex For Grades: Some girls want Sexually Transmitted Degree (STD) — UNIBEN Prof See [Read]

Sex For Grades: Some girls want Sexually Transmitted Degree (STD) ―UNIBEN Prof

Professor Okwechime Emmanuel of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has said in a phone interview that there are some female students that dress half nude to class because they want to “obtain Sexually Transmitted Degree (STD)”, thereby a possible cause of the widespread Sex for Grade in Nigerian tertiary institutions. This was revealed in a radio interview on Nigeria Info FM 99.3 credited to the named Professor. Reacting to the trending BBC Africa Eye documentary video which revealed sensual advances made by university lecturers, Professor Emmanuel said; “First and foremost, the ancient hyping of sexual corruption [Sex for Grade] is just want of BC’s (Broadcasters) and people not being serious. [Read]

‘#SexForGrades’ Scandal: Foursquare Asks Boniface Igbeneghu To Step Down As Branch Pastor

The Foursquare Gospel Church has asked Prof Boniface Igbeneghu, Senior lecturer at the University of Lagos and one of the Pastors of a local branch of its church, to step down from the pulpit. Prof Boniface is one of a couple of lecturers caught soliciting sex for grades in a BBC documentary detailing sexual harassment on university campuses in Nigeria and Ghana. In one instance, Boniface is seen praying with the undercover journalist before asking her to kiss him and threatening to make life miserable for her on campus if she fails to honour his subsequent invitations. “The attention of the leadership of The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has [Read]

2020 UTME: JAMB asks candidates to get NIN or forget about registration

LAGOS – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has called on all prospective candidates for its 2020 UTME to acquire the National Identification Number( NIN). The board’s Spokesman, Dr Fabian Benjamin said that the aim was to ensure the biometric and other necessary details of a candidate were captured, to check examination malpractice. Benjamin said in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the call was necessary now that registration for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) had begun. “The JAMB will, during the 2020 registration exercise, use the National Identity Number (NIN) generated after successful registration with the National Identity Management [Read]

Factions in ASUU as new academic union, CONUA emerges

OSUN – In a bid to refine academic unionism to foster quality education in the Nigerian university system, a newly formed academic union in Nigerian universities, Congress of University Academics (CONUA), has made a call for a stable academic calendar.  Addressing journalists after its first national stakeholder forum at the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, Osun State, at the weekend, the National Coordinator of the union, Niyi Ismaheel, said the union is set to adopt new methods in engaging with other stakeholders in the sector to ensure stability in the university system. While assuring that it is ready to champion as well as address the lingering crisis of members welfare, [Read]

SexForGrades: How another UNILAG lecturer ruined female student’s life

While a certain University of Lagos, UNILAG lecturer Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu is under fire for allegedly seeking sex from a female student, a lady has written on how another lecturer in the same department destroyed the life of a female student in the school. In her narration, the lady identified as @AishaSalaudeen on twitter wrote that the lecturer was student’s supervisor for her final year project, but the request for sex, which she rejected, eventually let to her dismissal from the school. Read full story: I am excited about the #SexForGrades investigation. It has been going on for ages & I’m glad we are back on it. Last year, I [Read]

[PHOTOS] Ikorodu Teacher Emerges Best Teacher In Nigeria, Receives Car Gift From Buhari

  This is President Muhammadu Buhari’s car gift to Nigeria’s best public school teacher 2019, Mrs. Agnes Iyabo of Ikorodu,  Lagos State in Celebration of this year’s world Teachers’ Day.  See more photos of the car gift below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG;   [Read]

Multiple Awards As Anambra-born Nwama Emerges Overall Best NDA Graduate

2nd Lt. Ugochukwu Nwama from Anambra State has written his name in gold as a result of his sterling performance at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA). He was adjudged the best graduating Cadet Adjutant of the 2018 Course. The young officer, who is the son of Igwe Obosi Eze, A.C. Iweka 111, was presented with four different awards as rewards for his achievement at the Passing out Parade in Kaduna State last February. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that according to records from the institution, Nwama not only emerged the best in the Army but was the overall best in the entire military–the Army, Air Force and the Navy in the [Read]

TEACHERS’ DAY GIFT: Gov Abiodun reinstates two teachers sacked by Amosun

ABEOKUTA – Gov. Dapo Abiodun has announced the immediate reinstatement into active service of Mr Olusanjo Majekodunmi, who until his compulsory retirement by the Senator Ibikunke Amosun led government was the deputy director, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the department in charge of setting the disputed English Language question for the states unified examination in 2015 . Also, Oludare Ilekoya, a former Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers who was compulsorily retired over the 2016 world teachers’ day was also reinstated. The Ogun State Governor, who made the announcement at the celebration of the World Teachers Day, with the theme, ” Young Teachers; The Future of the Profession”, [Read]

BREAKING: Gov Fayemi begins payment of N30,000 minimum wage

EKITI – There was a thunderous ovation at the venue of this year’s Teachers’ Day on Saturday , as the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi announced his readiness to begin the payment of N30,000 minimum wage to workers from October, 2019. Fayemi said the measure is to stimulate workers, especially taechers, to be able to deliver the best to the state and reclaim the lost glory and pride of being the education nerve centre of the country. The Governor spoke at Oluyemi Kayode stadium in Ado Ekiti during the 2019 celebration of the Teachers’ Day, with the theme: “Young Teachers, the Future of the Profession”. NEWS FLAKES NG [Read]