Education

TASUED MATRICULATES 6,715 STUDENTS FOR 2019/2020 ACADEMIC SESSION

  *…As Alumni Association awards outstanding student*   Hard work, perseverance and commitment to study have been prescribed as prerequisites for outstanding academic performance.   The Vice Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu stated this recently during the 2019/2020 matriculation ceremony of the Institution, where 6,715 new students took oath of allegiance.   Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor disclosed that TASUED remained the most subscribed State University in the country with overwhelming number of applicants applying for limited admission space in the University before the lucky ones were admitted.   Prof. Arigbabu, however, urged the new students to face their studies in order to [Read]

Parents, Students Lament High ‘Acceptance Fee’ In Public Universities

Parents and some newly admitted students have decried multiple charges by public universities in the country, payment of high ‘acceptance fees’ alongside other moneys demanded during registration. Daily Trust reports that many federal and state universities charge over N50,000 from each prospective student as acceptance fee prior to “screening” that will pave way for the student to register. In some universities, the money paid for registration is between N35,000 and N40,000. This is besides what they pay as registration which comes with different subheadings.   Officials in some universities said acceptance fee is meant to confirm that prospective students have accepted the admission offered them and are willing to proceed [Read]

Olabisi Olaleye In Sex For Marks Accusation Scandal In OAU –

fresh sex-for-marks scandal is currently rocking the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, as a 400-level student of the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Business Administration has accused a lecturer, Olabisi Olaleye, of sexually harassing her. Motunrayo Afolayan, who has since lodged a complaint at the university’s Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies, alleged that Mr Olaleye failed her in ‘Diplomacy,’ course code IRS 305. The lecturer teaches the course alongside a female colleague, Omolara Akinyemi. The allegation comes nearly two years after a widely publicised scandal involving another lecturer in the faculty, Richard Akindele, and a student. Mr Akindele, a professor of Accounting, was dismissed from the university [Read]

JAMB Cancels Use Of NIN For 2020 UTME Exams

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has cancelled the use of the National Identification Number (NIN) for registration of candidates for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. Recalled that it was stated by the examination body that henceforth, students would now be asked to have the NIN before they can participate in the exams. Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar revealed this on Saturday at a press conference held at the board’s headquarters in Abuja. He explained that the decision was to allow more candidates to obtain the NIN before the 2021 UTME. Meanwhile, registration for the UTME is expected to start on Monday, January 13 and JAMB had said [Read]

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]

‘Special person’, Abiodun Omoyayi Seeks Gov Dapo Abiodun’s Support for Urgent Employment

John Izabi,  Abiodun Omoyayi, a graduate of Mass Communication from the Prestigious Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, who has served his fatherland in the mandatory National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) programme specifically at the Ogun State House of Assembly, has made a passionate appeal to the Executive governor of Ogun State, His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun for Urgent Employment.  In his recent letter shares online via his official Facebook account, Abiodun Omoyayi, who though by virtue of his present condition and appearance looks physically challenged but appears high-spirited to scale through the hurdles of life, and poised to not allow his physical appearance render him incapable nor unproductive, thus making a passionate [Read]

[BREAKING] UTME 2020: JAMB fixes date for commencement of registrations, Exams

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has released date for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME). Prospective candidates are to participate in the exercise on March 14. [SEE ALSO] JUST IN: Ogun APM Guber Candidate, Akinlade, Loyalists return to APC The date was announced by JAMB on Monday, December 23, saying the examination will hold between March 14 and April 4. Prof Is-haq Oloyede, registrar of JAMB, made the announcement in Abuja during a meeting with commissioners for education from the 36 states. According to Oloyede, registration for the UTME will start on January 13, and end on February 17. [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]

Malpractices: JAMB To Deploy Drones To Exam Centres During 2020 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Thursday said it will deploy drone cameras to all the identified 700 examination centres to check any activity that can jeopardise the efforts of the Board from being a transparent agency of government it is known for. It also announced it generated N20 billion from University and Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) between 2016 to 2019. The board’s Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed these in Zaria, Kaduna State, during the second day of meeting with Computer Based Test (CBT) centres operators with the States coordinators of the Board, financial institutions and internet service providers. Oloyede, who was specifically addressing CBT centres operators who [Read]

Comrade Oloyede Michael ‘PROVERBIAL’ emerges FUNAABSU President – elect [SEE FULL RESULTS]

John Izabi and Balogun Afolabi,  ABEOKUTA – The Students’ Union Electoral Committee  of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has announced results of the recently concluded controversial Students’ Union polls conducted in the institution’s campus yesterday.  In the official results released by the Institution’s Students’ Electoral Committee, Comrade Oloyede Abiodun Michael (popularly known as PROVERBIAL) with 1556 votes, emerged as the newly elected Student Union President in a keenly contested exercise, defeating his closest rival Comrade Ogunyale Ayomikun Isaac (OTUNBA) who polled 1022 votes. However, the other third candidate for the post of the president, Comrade Adams Olanrewaju, popularly known as ADAMS was allegedly disqualified a day to the [Read]

Gov Abiodun appoints Dr. Adeoye Odedeji as Acting Rector MAPOLY

  The governor of Ogun State Prince Dapo Abiodun has approved the appointment of Dr. Adeoye Odedeji as the Acting Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta following the nomination of the Rector Dr. Samson Adeola Odedina as a commissioner designate. According to a statement E-signed by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Yemi Ajibola, Dr. Odedeji, before his appointment, is the Director of Academic Planning of the institution. His appointment takes immediate effect. [Read]

Gunmen kill OAU Professor in Benin City

  Unknown gunmen have killed a senior lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State on Friday in Edo state. Professor Jerome Elusiyan who was the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), was shot dead during the attack while his driver, the second person in his vehicle sustained gunshot injuries. It was gathered the don was travelling between Ekpoma and Benin alongside his driver when he was allegedly attacked by gunmen. When contacted, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of OAUTHC, Mrs Kemi Fasoto confirmed the incident, saying “it is true that Professor Elusiyan was killed by gunmen in Edo State.” [Read]

Ogun Assembly To Screen Mapoly Rector, 17 Others as Commissioner – Nominees on Monday

Ogun State House of Assembly has acknowledged the receipt of a correspondence from the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, communicating the list of names of 18 commissioner – nominees to the Assembly for confirmation.  According to Head of Information Unit of Ogun State House of Assembly, Lawal Jamiu, Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, read the Governor’s letter dated 11th December, 2019 containing the names at the plenary in Abeokuta. The letter partly reads ” in furtherance of our Mission of building our future together, Mr. Speaker, please find attached, the list of nominees for the post of Commissioners for your consideration “. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Abiodun Transmits Names of 18 Commissioner-Nominees [Read]

IPPS: Seize our salary, prepare for nationwide strike, ASUU threatens FG

  The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it would embark on an indefinite nationwide strike if the federal government fails to pay the salaries of its members who did not enroll in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). Christian Opata, chairman of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) chapter, disclosed this on Wednesday, while briefing journalists. He spoke shortly after UNN-ASUU congress convened to brief members on the outcome of the national executives council (NEC) meeting held recently in Minna, the Niger capital. Opata said that the union was not bothered about federal government’s threat of “no work no pay”, adding that ASUU was used to [Read]

JUST IN: Anxiety In OAU as senior lecturer dies in his office

  The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife community was on Saturday thrown into confusion as a lecturer in the Department of Physical and Health Education, Mr. Nicholas Igbokwe was found dead in his office. A senior lecturer in the Department, who pleaded anonymity stated that Igbokwe was seen hale and hearty in the faculty on Saturday morning before the unfortunate incident happened. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Renowned World Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke is Dead He described the late colleague as an easy going and amiable personality, adding that his demise had thrown the Department, as well as the whole citadel into mourning. “He was a gentleman to the core, he was a very [Read]