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Wike renames Rivers poly after Saro-Wiwa

The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has renamed the State Polytechnic, Bori after the late author and environmental rights activist from Ogoniland, Ken Saro-Wiwa. Wike explained that the renaming of the institution located in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of the state Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic was in honour of the late activist’s achievements and legacies. The governor, who disclosed ...

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No IT skill, no promotion for Anambra teachers

The Anambra State Government has said that from January 2016, teachers in the state who are not computer literate will no longer enjoy promotion. The state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha, said this in a press briefing in her office in Awka on Tuesday. She, however, explained that the state government’s policy on laptop acquisition by all teachers in ...

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Ekweremadu’s Foundation disburses 23.5m Scholarship , Bursary  to Students

…Graduates 198 adult learners  The Ikeoha Foundation, founded by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has given out N23.5 Million in bursary awards and scholarships to indigent students. The students were drawn from the five Local Government Areas, LGAs of Enugu West Senatorial District as well as Enugu North and Igboeze North LGAs.  He gave the bursary ...

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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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