Education

NOUN Graduates To Participate In NYSC, Attend Law School [READ MORE]

  Students of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) can now heave a sigh of relief as President Muhammadu Buhari assents to the National Open University Amendment Act 2018. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Friday in Abuja. He said, “President Buhari has also assented to National Open University Amendment Act, which allows the National Open University to operate as all other universities, having the same power and functions and the same administrative structures.” Before the presidential assent, graduates of the institution have decried the alleged discrimination to participate in [Read]

EXCLUSIVE: “I am Not Missing, I’m only ill”, Mapoly SUELECO Chairman Speaks at last [READ MORE]

… We’re meeting the management soon on next line of Action – SUELECO Chairman  John Izabi, ABEOKUTA – Students Union Electoral Committee Chairman of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Lekan Adeniji has just confirmed to our correspondent that he’s indeed hale, hearty and of a sound mind, thus urging the entire student community of the institution to disregard any rumour about his purported kidnap prior to yesterday’s scheduled Union polls. Speaking Exclusively to NEWS FLAKES NG in a telephone interview few moments ago, Mr lekan confirmed the news release from his fellow executive members yesterday which was published by NEWS FLAKES NG explaining that the election couldn’t hold as planned due [Read]

UPDATE: Mapoly SUELECO Chairman Hale and Hearty, Not Kidnapped, says Committee Excos, Elections Postponed Indefinitely [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Officials of the Student Union Electoral Committee (SULECO) of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta have cleared the air about the whereabouts of the Committee Chairman, Lekan Adeniji who was earlier reported missing. The Committee Executive members in a recent release carrying the names of Famuyiwa Hammed and Omojola Olawale, the General Secretary and Public Relations Officer respectively, claimed that the Electoral Committee Chairman suddenly felt ill and was summoned home by his parents earlier today as against widely circulated reports of him missing and being kidnapped. [READ ALSO]: MAPOLY SUG ELECTION UPDATE: SULECO Chairman Reportedly Missing As [Read]

MAPOLY SUG ELECTION UPDATE: SULECO Chairman Reportedly Missing As Elections Fail to Hold [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Student Union Electoral Committee (SULECO) Chairman of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta simply identified as LEKAN ADENIJI has been reported Missing As scheduled Student Union Elections Fail to Hold as Planned on Institution Campus.  Today, Thursday December 6, 2018 has been earlier scheduled as date for Union election to filled vacant positions in the Institution’s Students’ Union offices including that of the SU President, Vice president, General Secretary, Financial Secretary, Welfare Director amongst others across various departments of the institution. A recent Facebook post by one of the Student Activists identified as Abiola Ajumoko, who expressed utter [Read]

ASUU Strike: Lecturer Disguises As Spiderman To Attend To Students [SEE PHOTOS]

    A lecturer at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Anambra State, yesterday, transformed into a Spider-Man in order to rescue his masters students from the jaws of the ongoing ASUU strike. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the lecturer, who is a strong member of ASUU, had to undergo the transformation so as not to contravene the union’s directive which requires lecturers to stay away from academic work. In his capacity as a Spider-Man and not an ASUU member, he was able to attend to the students who wanted to have a final discussion with him ahead of their project defence. It was gathered that some non-teaching staff present [Read]

BREAKING: Again, FG-ASUU Meeting DEADLOCK, Strikes Continues [READ MORE]

  John Izabi,  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that for the umpteenth time, the meeting between representatives of the Federal Government and Officials of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has again ended in deadlock. This translates to the fact that the over five weeks strike embarked upon by the Academic Union would continue until their demands are fully implemented by the federal government. ASUU rising from an emergency meeting held some weeks back in Ondo state embarked on a full scale nationwide industrial action to press home their demands for improvements and revampment in facilities in some of the nation’s institutions [Read]

Nigerian Govt’s No-Work-No-Pay Threat Against ASUU Is ‘Boko-Haramic’, Says Student Group

The Alliance of Nigerian Students Against Neo Liberal Attacks (ANSA) has said the Federal Government’s threat of ‘No Work, No Pay’ against the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike is the “highest form of insensitivity and irresponsibility”. This was contained in a statement by the organisation on Saturday, in which it accused the Federal Government of “destroying public tertiary education in Nigeria”. ASUU had commenced an indefinite strike on November 4, 2018 to demand proper funding of Nigerian universities. However, a memo dated Thursday, November 29, 2018 sent by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) to University Vice Chancellors had noted that the Federal Government would enforce the ‘No Work, [Read]

JAMB Set to Commence UTME 2019 Registration by December (READ MORE)

  Fresh reports indicate that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board will anytime from December commence registration for 2019/2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination as earlier scheduled. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Head of Media of the Board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, announced this on Thursday while addressing newsmen during the conduct of promotion exercise for the Nigerian Customs Service at the board’s Computer Based Test Centre in Abuja. According to Benjamin, no specific date has been fixed for the commencement of the registration yet. He, however, said that plans were underway to do so as soon as possible, as the board was initially waiting for the pronouncement of the presidency [Read]

Buhari Reduces Costs of UTME, NECO Forms – READ MORE

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reduction in the cost of forms for the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), National Examinations Council (NECO), Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) and the Basic Education Certificate Examination. Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, announced the decision during the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. According to Tolu Ogunlesi, the Head of Digital Communications for President Buhari, on his Twitter handle, @toluogunlesi, who shared the news, the reduction will take effect from January 2019. He tweeted, “President Buhari has approved the reduction in the cost of Forms for JAMB UTME, NECO SSCE and [Read]

No More Conferment Of Honourary Awards On Me – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka on Friday said he was done with the conferment of Honorary awards on him. He said this while receiving an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at the convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Professor Wole Soyinka said… “This is an institution where in the same town and state is where I took my first steps to learning. So it is symmetrical, it is a closure. I said this is symbolical way to end my teaching career. But there is one thing which I thought that suppose this is the last honorary degree I receive from anywhere, what a beautiful [Read]