Category: Education

Comedian Kevin Hart surprises 18 students with $600,000 worth of College Scholarships

Superstar comedian and actor, Kevin Hartsurprised 18 HBCU college students with $600,000 worth of College Scholarships at a dinner last night. According to a press release, the surprise happened during a United Negro College Fund dinner. Kevin joined forces with UNCF and KIPP  Knowledge Is Power Program to present his $600,000 gift which went to deserving students based on their […]

Borno State’s Israel Zakari emerges highest in 2018 JAMB, scored 364

Israel Zakari, an indigene of Biu in Borno State, has been revealed by The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) as the student with the highest score in the just concluded 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exams (UTME). Punch reports that Zakari scored a total of 364 out of 400, beating out Ogun State’s Adekunle Jesufemi who scored 358 and Alikah Oseghale from Edo State […]

Obafemi Awolowo University loses accreditation for Law, Dentistry, Others

According to reports from TheCable, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has suspended accreditation on four courses in the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU). The courses include law, dentistry, medical rehabilitation, and botany. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) sent a message to candidates who applied for any of the courses to change their course/institution. The message read: “Your first […]

WAEC Result 2018 Is Now Out-See How To Check Result Here

WAEC Result for 2018/2019 was released on the 4th of July 2018 Wednesday for this year’s May/June WASSCE. The procedures on how to check WAEC result 2018 has been explained on this post below. This is to inform all WAEC Candidates who participated in the May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE Or WAEC) […]

NASU strike looms as Federal Government fails to fulfil agreement with workers

Inset: NASU members are threatening to embark on another strike (Guardian) The non-academic staff in Nigerian universities may start another strike if the Federal Government fails to honour the agreement it had with the university workers before Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Following the failure of the Federal Government to implement the agreement it had with the […]

JAMB Direct Entry application to close on June 4

Inset: JAMB data show that only three states have been leading the rest of other states in Engineering Courses in  Nigeria. (Premium Times) The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has announced that the Direct Entry application will close on  Monday, June 4, 2018. The Board’s Head of Media, Fabian Benjamin,made the announcement on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, […]

University of Ibadan remains the only Nigerian varsity among top 1000 in the world

Inset: University of Ibadan is the first university in Nigeria (Newspeakonline) Again, the University of Ibadan has emerged as the only Nigerian University rated among the top 1000 universities in the world. The Premier University ranked 991 out of 1000 tertiary institutions in the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). The ranking by CWUR is judged […]

Student in OAU sex for mark scandal narrates how it all happened

Inset: Student in OAU sex for mark scandal narrates how it all happened (Olionews) Monica Osagie, the student in sex for mark scandal has opened up on what really happened. In an interview with CNN, Osagie said she helped the professor edit his book, adding that she saw him as her mentor. However, the man wanted […]

Sex-for-Mark: Lecturer in sex scandal not guilty yet as OAU starts another investigation

Inset: Obafemi Awolowo University (oauedu) The sex-for-mark scandal between Professor Richard Akindele, a lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University and a female student, Monica Osagie is not over yet. The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Eyitayo Ogunbodede has reportedly said that the Senate and the Council of the institution have set up a joint investigative panel to revisit the […]

Poly students in Anambra made to write exams in darkness

Inset: Students seen writing an exam in darkness. (Instagram/Instablog9ja) A picture has captured a classroom filled with students, reportedly from the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, as they wrote an examination in darkness. To aid visibility, the learners were made to rely on the LED lights attached to their smartphones in order to ensure they are […]

NANS threatens to shut down UNN over death of its member

Inset: University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Information) The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has reportedly threatened to shut down the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN over the death of one of its executive members. According to Vanguard, an authoritative source in the University said that an exco of NANS spoke to the acting chief security officer […]

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) emerges as the best university in South-West

Inset: Obafemi Awolowo University (Pmparrot) Following the sex-for-mark scandal that rocked Obafemi Awolowo University in April, the institution has emerged as the most outstanding university in South-West. Obafemi Awolowo University won the award at South-West Nigeria Education Awards, organised by Excellent Media Group and held at the University of Ibadan. Also, outstanding lecturers, polytechnic, state and private […]

University of Ibadan admits only 3,514 out of 53,513 candidates

Inset: University of Ibadan is the first university in Nigeria (Newspeakonline) Out of the 53,513  UTME candidates who sought admission into the University of Ibadan, the institution has matriculated only 3,514 candidates. The figure according to the Guardian also includes 446 direct entry candidates who emerged out of the 2,659 applicants for admission into the university. […]

3 LAUTECH students to compete for $1m in London after winning Hult Prize Challenge

Inset: The three LAUTECH students won the Hult Prize Challenge at National level and will be representing Nigeria in London. (Samuel Okike) Team ‘Tech Farm Institute’ from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology has won the national level of Hult Prize competition held in Abuja and will now be competing for a grand prize of $1 million […]

Federal Government makes plans to stop incessant strikes in Nigerian Universities

Inset: Nigerian Students (Quatz) President  Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerian students that the Federal Government is making efforts to stop strikes in Nigerian universities. The President represented by a Director with National Universities Commission, Dr Gidado Kuma, said there will soon be stability and balance in the system. Buhari made this known on Saturday at the […]

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