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Education Ain’t Cheap!

The decline in government funding of higher education, the economic downturn, the long decades of unforgivable neglect, along with rapidly rising costs of the different services and products that universities have to provide, have led to steady increases in student and parents outlays over the last two or three decades. There are no indications that […]

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45 Nigerian Youth corps members to repeat service in Lagos

The Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Lagos State, Mr. Cyril Akhanameh  yesterday, said 45 corps members, who absconded during their service year will repeat the service. He said: “45 corps members will repeat their service year due to physical absence from their places of primary assignments.” According to him, ”’Many of the corps members […]

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Ikazoboh Canvasses for a Centralized Platform for Scholarship Administration.

Stakeholders of the various Oil and Gas Industry Scholarship Schemes have been called upon to adopt the use of automated technology as a solution to the problem of awarding multiple Oil and Gas scholarships to a single beneficiary. Managing Director, Dragnet Solutions Limited, Robert Ikazoboh gave the advice during the “One Awardee, One Award” roundtable […]

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University lecturers threaten to boycott work over FG’s directive to sack staff school teachers

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have threatened to stay off work over the Federal Government’s order to stop payment of salaries of teachers of University Demonstration Primary Schools (UDPS). In registering their displeasure, hundreds of the union members, led by its National Vice-President, Eastern region, Leku Ador, staged a protest on Friday, […]

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FG to begin screening of degrees obtained abroad

The Federal Government has constituted a committee to screen certificates obtained by Nigerian students who study abroad, says Professor Julius Okojie, the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC). Okojie made this known while fielding questions from journalists shortly after the presentation of licences to two new private universities on Thursday, May 7, in Abuja. According […]

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Dramatic events give rise to emigration in ‘The Damned’

Isidoros Karderinis comments on emigration in new novel – Dramatic events give rise to emigration in ‘The Damned’ ATHENS, Greece – The new dramatic novel from author Isidoros Karderinis, “The Damned” (published by AuthorHouse), depicts the life of an Afghan family forced by socio-economic circumstances to leave their native country and live out their days […]

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Nigerian Teachers protest 11 months unpaid salaries in Bauchi

Bauchi—Placard-carrying secondary school teachers yesterday, stormed the Government House in Bauchi State to protest against 11 months of unpaid salaries. The teachers, who arrived the Government House around 9am refused to leave despite the scorching sun. Vanguard gathered that most of those being owed arrears of salaries consisted mainly of those newly recruited by the […]

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ASUU, TUC Slam INEC, Sue for Calm

 In the same vein, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged Nigerians not to be frustrated by the shift in the dates of the general election. Prof. Segun Ajiboye, Chairman of ASUU, University of Ibadan chapter, made the appeal yesterday while reacting to the  postponement of the polls. Ajiboye said that Nigerians should […]

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NIGERIA: 70% of Students Fail Neco Examination

 The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Wednesday in Minna, Niger State, released the results of the November/December 2014 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) with 30.57 per cent of the candidates who sat for the examination passing at credit level in five major subjects including mathematics and English language. The results showed an improvement from […]