Schools resume nationwide Jan. 18 pending a review – PTF

The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 on Tuesday said schools across the country will resume on Monday, January 18, 2021 pending the review by the federal government. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu had on Monday said the federal government would review the resumption date of schools as a result of rising cases of Coronavirus. “On the […]

Sexual harassment cases against lecturers not swept under rug – UNILAG VC

University of Lagos (UNILAG) Vice-Chancellor Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe said on Monday that the school’s management has not swept sexual harassment cases against three lecturers under the rug. Prof Ogundipe, who disclosed this at the media parley, said the cases against a professor and two senior lecturers are still under investigations. In 2018, Prof Segun Awonusi […]

ASUU suspends nine-month strike

Kayode Oyero The Academic Staff Union of University, on Wednesday, suspended its strike, ending the industrial action that started since March 2020. ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja. He said the suspension of the strike takes effect from Thursday, December 24th, 2020. The PUNCH had earlier […]

Rochas Foundation awards scholarships to 655 African students

No fewer than 655 African students have benefited from the education scholarship scheme of a former Imo State Govenor, Senator Rochas Okorocha, to study in the Eastern Palm University, Ogboko, Imo State. A breakdown of the figure indicated that 10 scholarship slots went to each of the 19 northern states, 250 slots went to South-East […]

Excitement as Legacy University holds matriculation

From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha It was a moment of stock taking for Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State during its 4th matriculation ceremony held recently at the campus premises. The event was a modest one, even as the management reflected on the journey so far with a verdict that the future holds very bright prospects. Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing […]

FG set to establish Federal College of Forestry in Borno

The Federal Government on Friday said it has approved a temporary site for the establishment of a Federal College of Forestry in Jere Local Government Area of Borno state. The Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, said this after a meeting with Governor Babagana Zulum, at the Government House in Maiduguri. Abubakar said that details […]

Lawan Meets ASUU Leadership over Strike

Ahmad Lawan By Deji Elumoye The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, is currently meeting with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) over the lingering strike embarked upon by the union over the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, is leading the union’s […]

UNICAL elects first female vice chancellor

By George Odok Prof. Florence Banku-Obi has been announced as the first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar (Unical), 45 years after, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Announcing the result on Friday in Calabar, Sen. Nkechi Nwaogu, Pro- Chancellor and Chairman of Unical Governing Council, said the process of the selection […]

UN strategising to strengthen, protect education in Nigeria – Coordinator

By Ifeanyi Nwoko In a bid to continue to strengthen the protection of Education from Attack, the United Nations will on Wednesday, hold an inaugural commemoration of the International Day for the Protection of Education from Attack. The day which is set aside to draw the attention of key stakeholders to their responsibilities at ensuring […]

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