Tag Archives: Education

Lagos State Government Grants Re-opening Of Schools From Monday November 2

The Lagos State Government has approved the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools beginning from Monday, November 2, while boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday, 1st of the same month. Disclosing this on Thursday, Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo said that this has been an unprecedented year…

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ICYMI: INEC Postpones Bye-Elections In 11 States Due To Nationwide Unrest

Senatorial and State House of Assembly bye-elections billed to hold on October 31 in 11 states have been postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In a statement, signed Thursday, by INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, It said the decision followed a meeting of the electoral body with the 37 Resident…

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Update: FG Agrees To Disburse ASUU N30bn Earned Allowance, Others

The federal government has reached an agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in a Thursday meeting convened to end the seven-month strike declared by the union. According to Punch, government team led by Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, his minister of state, Festus Keyamo (SAN), and others have release N30bn earned academic allowance to the university…

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All You Need To Know About US’ Proposed Visa Restrictions On International Students

President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed a new rule that would limit the length of stay of international students in the United States of America. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), it would depend on the nationality of students if their visas could expire after four or two years of being issued. A…

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Comedienne Helen Paul Reportedly Studying To Become A Professor In United States

Helen Paul is on the verge of becoming a professor barely a year after emerging Nigeria’s first popular stand-up comedian to bag a Doctorate Degree. According to The Nation, the TV show host and comedienne is currently taking a postdoctoral study at an undisclosed university in America. “Yes, Helen Paul has been shuttling between Nigerian and the…

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Good News As Lagos Promises To Pay Tertiary Institutions Minimum Wage In October

Following the staged protests by academic/non-staff unions on Monday, the Lagos state government has promised to pay the new minimum wage to all tertiary institutions with effect from October. According to Punch, all the executive of the unions met with the Lagos State Government Tuesday while resulted in Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu pledging to commence payment of the new…

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University Of Ibadan, LASU Top Best Universities In Nigeria,Times Higher Education Reports

The Times Higher Education (THE), which ranks universities across the world, has released its annual World University Ranking and six Nigerian universities are on the list. According to THE, all the universities are ranked using five indicators (teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income) before the results are publishes for global perusing and arguments. In…

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Nigeria’s Frank Nweke Elected As President Of Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association

A former Minister of Information in Nigeria, Frank Nweke Jnr, has been elected as the President of Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association of Nigeria (HKSAAN). Nweke served as Minister of Inter-governmental Affairs; Special Duties and Youth Development; and later Information and Communications under former President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration. He emerged president alongside Aminu Mukhtar Dan’amu who is…

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NEC 10th Edition: UBA Foundation Calls For Entries, Introduces Digital Submission Portal For Students

UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has today commenced the 2020 edition of its annual National Essay Competition in Nigeria with a call for entries. Now in its tenth year, the National Essay Competition (NEC) is part of UBA Foundation’s education initiative which is aimed at…

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Federal Government Halts Reopening Of Schools, Suspends WAEC Examinations

The Federal Government has halted its earlier plans to reopen schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this while speaking with journalists at the end of the Federal Executive Meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday. Adamu said that Nigerian schools will not reopen any time soon until it was safe…

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