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Enugu UBEB denies allegation of contract scam, faults hasty decision by lawmakers

The Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board, ENSUBEB, has dismissed as totally false allegation of contract scam leveled against it by two former members of the board, saying it would not allow the Education Board established for the welfare of the children to be dragged into “dirty politics.” The State House of Assembly last week deliberated on the petition forwarded ...

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86,000 pupils jostle for 26,000 unity schools spaces

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The National Common Entrance Examination into the nation’s 104 Federal Government Colleges, also known as Unity Schools, took place across the country on Saturday with over 86,000 candidates jostling for 24,000 spaces. The examination took place in 420 centers across the country but the NECO Registrar, Prof. Monday Joshua, said the results would be released on Wednesday April 29. The ...

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Confusion, as server failure mars commencement of UTME exams

The postponed 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, billed to commence yesterday, nationwide, was again marred by some hiccups over the failure of internet servers as well as failure of the biometric machines to capture candidates’ thumb-prints and other data at some centres. Another controversy which emerged was the complaints raised by candidates who registered for the UTME in Lagos ...

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Govt approves 9 new private universities

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved nine new private universities for the country. The approval was given at a meeting presided over by Vice President Namadi Sambo. The Minister of Aviation, Mr. Osita Chidoka, announced the decision at a post-FEC press briefing. The new private universities, according to Chidoka, include Hallmark University, Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Kings ...

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Enugu Prison inmate bags Second Class Upper Degree from NOUN

A prison inmate,  Mr. Theophilus Okechukwu Adeyi,, has received a second class upper degree in peace studies and conflict resolution from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). Adeyi, an awaiting trial inmate and pioneer student of NOUN at its Enugu Prison study centre, was on Tuesday presented the certificate by the Controller-General of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), Dr Peter ...

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Jonathan tasks varsities on professionalism

…As Ekweremadu, Avuru, Babayo, Azinge bag honorary awards at 44th UNN convocation President Goodluck Jonathan has advised Nigerian universities to broaden the scope of their professional concerns and create innovations in teach­ing to help push the country to compete with advanced nations of the world. The president who gave this advice  at the 44th Convocation of the Uni­versity of Nigeria, ...

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Certificate saga: Only Buhari can ask for result – Cambridge

The examination body, University of Cambridge, has said that only General Muhammadu Buhari can request for his result. Buhari is the presidential candidate of All Progressives Con gress (APC). In its response to requests by some Nigerians to authenticate Buhari’s certificate, The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), now known as Cambridge Assessment, yesterday said: “We can only confirm or verify results ...

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Ekweremadu bags UNN honourary doctorate degree

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, will on Saturday be awarded Honourary Doctor of Laws Degree by his alma mater, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. A statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, explained that the degree will be conferred on the federal lawmaker during the university’s convocation ceremony in Nsukka on January 24, 2015. Anichukwu said the information ...

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Osita Chidoka to deliver 44th UNN Convocation Lecture

The Minister of Aviation, Mr. Osita Chidoka will deliver the Convocation Lecture during the 44th convocation ceremony of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), authorities of the university said Monday. The Convocation Lecture will take place on Thursday January 22, while the grand finale and conferment of Postgraduate Diplomas, Higher Degrees, Title of Professor Emeritus and Honorary Degrees is slated for Saturday, January ...

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NILS, Johns Hopkins University Sign Pact on Executive Education in Nigeria

The National Institute for Legislative Studies, NILS, and the Johns Hopkins University, United States of America, have reached a pact that would usher the Washington DC-based institution into Nigeria’s educational system beginning with executive education programmes.   This was made known by the Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman of the Governing Council of NILS, Senator Ike Ekweremadu during ...

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