Category: Education

LAUTECH students protest school fees increase from N75,000 to N250,000

Students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, took to the streets of Osogbo, the Osun State capital, to protest the increased school fees of the institution. The management of LAUTECH who increased the school fees from N75,000 to N250,000, said it will take effect from the 2018/2019 Academic Session. The notice reads; NOTICE TO ALL STUDENTS ON PAYMENT OF […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]