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Breaking News: 39.8 percent Pass As WAEC Releases 2020 Result

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) announced Monday that 39.82 per cent made credits in five subjects (including Mathematics and English) in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates 2020 (second series). The Head of National Office Patrick Areghan also announced the opening of registration for the 2021 WASSCE for school candidates three months behind schedule. ...

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Buhari Approves 20 New Private Universities

The Federal Executive Council, FEC has approved the establishment of 20 new private universities across Nigeria. The memo sent from the Ministry of Education was approved on Wednesday. The twenty new private universities will be given provisional licenses to run for three years while the ministry monitors and evaluates their growth. With the development, the total number of private universities ...

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FEC Approves New Retirement Age For Teachers

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved a bill extending the retirement age for teachers in Nigeria from 60 years to 65 years. FEC presided by President Muhammadu Buhari, approved the bill; Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers Bill, 2021 and sent to the National Assembly for its consideration and approval. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made this known to ...

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Workers Shut Down Ibadan Polytechnic Over Minimum Wage

Workers at the Polytechnic Ibadan on Monday shut the institution down over non-payment of the federal government approved minimum wage in the institution. The worker who includes both the academic and non-academic staff of the institution declared an indefinite strike on Monday. A motion for strike action was moved and seconded during a congress by the unions. It was emphasized ...

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COVID-19: It’s Dangerous To Reopen Varsities Now, ASUU Warns

Branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday assessed COVID-19 protocols in the universities and said the institutions were not ready for safe reopening. In separate interviews with The PUNCH, the chapters of the union commented on the directive of the National Universities Commission that universities could resume on January 18, but must adhere to COVID-19 protocols in ...

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We Will Never Go Back To School, Freed Katsina Schoolboys Vow While Narrating Experience

Some of the 344 students of Government Science Secondary School in Kankara local government area of Katsina State who regained freedom on Thursday from their abductors, have vowed never to return to school until adequate security measures are put in place by the state government. The students who spoke when the state Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, received them at the ...

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Lagos Order Closure Of Schools Friday

The Lagos States Government has directed public and private schools in the state to vacate on Friday. Director-general Lagos State Office of Education Quality Assurance, Ministry of Education, Abiola Seriki-Ayeni announced the directive in a statement. “The 2020/2021 First (1st) term academic session for public and private schools comes to an end on Friday 18th December, 2020,” Seriki-Ayeni said. “Therefore, ...

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54 Students Missing As Bandits Attack Katsina School

No fewer than 54 students have been declared missing after gunmen suspected to be bandits invaded Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State. It was learnt that the bandits had operated at the Kankara town where they abducted some people before finally invading the boarding school at about 10:00 pm on Friday. President Muhammadu ...

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FUOYE: Rival Union Chides ASUU, Others Over Damaging Comments On Vice Chancellor

 An academic union at the Federal University Oye Ekiti, Congress of Nigerian Universities’ Academics (CONUA) has berated the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), AKure zone, for always serving as the clog in the wheel of progress in the institution by unnecessarily antagonising progressive strides of the Prof. Kayode Soremekun led Management.   Convener of CONUA in FUOYE, Comrade Ayodeji ...

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Tension As FCT Teachers Chase Out Pupils

Teachers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have chased away pupils who resumed after seven-month of COVID lockdown. The teachers under the aegis of the FCT Council of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), said Area Council Chairmen in the territory have refused to implement the national minimum wage as well as payment of arrears. When The Nation visited the ...

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