Akwa Ibom University sacks eight lecturers over sexual harassment

The Vice Chancellor of Akwa Ibom State University, Professor Eno Ibanga said the management of the school has terminated the appointment of eight lecturers for sexual harassment. He said this, at a press conference held at Ikot Akpaden in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area on Tuesday. Mr Ibanga said the lecturers were sacked for sexually harassing some female students and for extortion between 2015/2016 academic year and 2018/2019 session. “The appointment of eight lecturers has been terminated by the university bordering on sexual harassment and extortion. “As we speak, a…

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Sex-for-grades scandal rocks UNILAG

Due to the escapades of randy some lecturers, Nigerian universities caught global attention yesterday. The focus on the nation’s universities was triggered by yesterday’s release by BBC African Eye, of a video allegedly showing academics propositioning undercover female reporters. Wearing a secret camera, a reporter, Kiki Mordi, had allegedly visited Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, a lecturer of the Department of European Languages and Integrated Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos (UNILAG), posing as a 17-year-old admission seeker. The clip went on to show the lecturer allegedly making sexual overtures to…

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Niger Pays NECO N200m Debt, Over 30,000 Students’ Withheld Results

Niger State Government has concluded talks with the National Examination Commission (NECO) to release the result of about 30, 000 students of the state withheld by the examination body. A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mrs. Mary Noel Berje indicates that the state government has paid over N200 million to NECO this year to offset part of the students examination fees. According to the statement, government has also paid well over a billion Naira, from 2017, to various examination bodies to date. It reiterated the…

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Student rewarded for returning colleagues’ misplaced fees

Dr. Samson Odedina, Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, has said that the institution will pay tuition for a student, Aminat Olaleye, who returned her colleague’s  misplaced school fees for one academic session. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Yemi Ajibola on Thursday. Ajibola said the management would pay Olaleye’s tuition for one academic session as a mark of honour for her integrity. He explained that Olaleye, a Higher National Diploma, accounting student, found a cash of twenty thousand naira within the school premises and returned…

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Senators would soon be stoned –Prof. Ogunyemi

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, says Nigerians would soon begin to pelt senators with stones for being insensitive to their plights as demonstrated by their plan to acquire exotic cars despite the harsh economic situation in the country. Ogunyemi stated this on Monday at the end of ASUU’s National Executive Council meeting at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Ogunyemi, who accused the lawmakers of making anti-people policies, said it would not be long before the Nigerian masses begin to attack lawmakers.…

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Nigerian becomes best graduating student in Ghana

Agaranwa Pal Ezinne, a Nigerian student in Ghana, has emerged the overall best graduating female student with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology from the Accra Institute of Technology, Ghana.  Agaranya, who was part of the graduating class of 2019, beat her colleagues with a cumulative GPA of 3.97. The 14th graduation ceremony was the fifth time a Nigerian student would emerge as the overall best graduating student of the university both in the female and male categories. Share on: WhatsApp

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Nigerian students beat world average in 2019 IB Diploma exam

Graduates of Greensprings School, Lagos, have exceeded the world average score in 12 subjects in the May 2019 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) examination. According to the information published by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), which is the international body in charge of the sixth-form programme, the average scores of the Greensprings students in the 12 subjects exceeded that of the 1,214 schools in 94 countries that did the examination. They listed the subjects in which the students beat the world average to include English Language, literature, mathematics, biology, computer…

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Three teachers arrested over leaked WAEC question papers

Police in Abuja have paraded three secondary school teachers arrested recently for allegedly aiding and abating malpractices in West African Examinations Council, WAEC, in three states in the South. The teachers, who were paraded before newsmen at the Force Headqarters, Abuja, by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, however, feigned ignorance of their offence, as according them, they merely snapped questions of examinations already written by students with their phones, saying they didn’t know such act constituted an offence. According to them, their actions were merely to later…

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15-year-old boy scores highest in 2019 UTME

Ekene Franklin, a 15-year-old boy from Abia State has emerged the best candidate in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, results of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, by scoring 347 marks considered as the highest by the board. Similarly, a 16-year-old boy from Abia State came second by scoring 346 marks just as a 17 year old from Osun State trailed behind with 345, considered by the board as the third best result in the 2019 UTME. But the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyode, who announced…

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Reckless driver kills FUTA student

  Students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure,  Ondo State on Wednesday protested against the killing of one of them, identified as Israel Anuolowapo by a reckless driver.  Anuolowapo, a 100  level student of the Mathematics Department of the institution was allegedly killed by a hit and run vehicle in front of the university main gate on Tuesday.   During the protest, the students in their hundreds barricaded the busy  Ilesa-Akure Expressway, chanting various solidarity songs. The protest caused traffic gridlock on the road as the motorists, especially the travellers…

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