Prisoners To Sit For 2018 Neco Exams In Ogun State

The Nigerian Prisons Service, Ogun State Command, has registered 35 prison inmates for the 2018 National Examination Council (NECO) examination that will commence on November 15, 2018. On Tuesday, the State Prison Service spokesman, Victor Oyeleke, said the 35 inmates were drawn from three of the six prisons in the state. Oyeleke said, “The approval is made possible through efforts of the welfare officer of the Old Abeokuta Prison Ibara, ASP Abdulhakeem Awesu who is also the education coordinator of the prison.” The inmates registered for subjects in Arts, Sciences,…

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UI international school shut over hijab controversy

The International School Ibadan, owned by the University of Ibadan, was on Monday shut over the appearance of some students, dressed in hijab against what the management prescribed as the dress code. Some parents, under the aegis of the International School Muslim Parents’ Forum, in a letter dated November 9, 2018, and signed by Abdurrhaman Balogun (chairman) and Bilikis Badiru (secretary), and sent to the Principal of the school, Mrs Phebean Olowe, and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics, UI, Prof. Abideen Aderinto, stated that they were “putting the schools’ management on…

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ASUU commence indefinite strike

Following the inability of the Federal Government to respond to their demands, the Academic Staff Union of Universities has commenced a nationwide industrial action. Specifically, the union accused the government of not implementing the Memorandum of Action signed with it, declaring that the strike would be total as all federal and state varsities would join the strike. The union made the announcement after their National Executive Council meeting held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State on Sunday night. Briefing journalists after the NEC meeting, the National President…

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Union Bank Fosters Educational Development with ‘Edu360’

At the first edition of the Union bank’s annual education fair titled ‘Edu360,’ which took place in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, Mr. Emeka Emuwa, has reiterated the bank’s commitment to education as a key driver of national development. The event brought together stakeholders from across the education ecosystem, including teachers, parents, school owners, investors, students and other key participants. Tagged “Investing in the Future,” the event served as a platform for collaboration among the education sector stakeholders, with the goal of accelerating development and much needed…

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ASUU Rejects Proposed Hiking Of University Fees

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected the hiking of school fees of university students as proposed by Dr Wale Babalakin, the chief government negotiator in the ASUU/Federal Government renegotiation exercise. Prof. Lawan Abubakar, the Bauchi Zonal Coordinator of the Union made the disclosure at a press conference in Jos, the Plateau State capital. Abubakar said, “One of the major issues our union wishes to bring to public domain is the wild idea of sharing the cost of education between the government and parents proposed by Dr. Wale…

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NECO Releases 2018 Examination Results

National Examinations Council, NECO, has released the June/July 2018 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations, SSCE, with 71 percent of the candidates making five credits and above, inclu-ding English Language and Mathematics. Similarly, 90.5 percent scored five credits and above, irrespective of English language and Mathematics. A statement by NECO’s Acting Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council, Alhaji Abubakar Gana, also revealed a decrease in examination malpractices. Gana said about 9,000 of the candidates that registered for the examinations did not sit for the papers, noting that “1,041,536 registered for the examination,…

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WAEC releases results, 50% of candidates pass Maths, English

West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the result for the 2018 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) where a total of 786, 016 students, representing 49.98 per cent, obtained credits in five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics. In this category were 389,655 males and 396,361 females, representing 47.32 and 52.92 per cent, respectively. The Head of the Nigerian National Office (HNO) of the council, Mr Olu Adenipekun, who disclosed this to reporters in Lagos, said there had been a decline in this year’s candidates’ performance by 10 per cent…

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Adamawa government lauds Fidelity Bank for CSR projects

  Mohammed Jibrila Bindow, Adamawa State governor, has commended Fidelity Bank Plc for supporting the development of education in the state and across the country through its sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The Governor, who spoke during the handover ceremony of the newly constructed block of classrooms to the management of Kwarhi B’ Primary, at Mubi, in Hong Local Government Area (LGA), noted that the project was significant as it would go a long way to provide an appropriate learning environment for children in the community. Bindow, who was…

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WAEC Set To Release 2018/2019 Results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Council Head of Public Affairs, Damianus Ojijeogu during an interview on Saturday disclosed that the results of the 2018 WASSCE for School Candidates will be released in 45 days. The council, he said, was satisfied with the conduct of the just concluded examination for school candidates nationwide. The WASSCE for school candidates commenced on March 27, 2018 and was concluded on May 15, 2018. Below was the speech made by WAEC “We are indeed happy that the examination was conducted in a hitch-free manner.…

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Decade Old Story Wins GTBank’s Dusty Manuscript Contest

A manuscript written almost ten years ago has been selected as the winner of the Dusty Manuscript Contest; a Prize organized for budding Nigerian writers. Written by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, the winning manuscript, titled Devil’s Pawn clinched the top prize ahead of The Orchid Protocol by Onoche Emeka Onyekwena and The Other Side of Truth by Nneoma Anieto, which came first and second runner-up respectively. Organized in partnership with Kachifo Ltd. and Okadabooks, the Dusty Manuscript Contest is the latest in a long line of GTBank’s YouREAD initiatives aimed at…

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