Four Nigerian Students In UK Test Positive For Coronavirus

Four Nigerian students in the United Kingdom have tested positive for Coronavirus. The students are beneficiaries of the 2019 Niger Delta Development Commission Scholarship Programme. SaharaReporters had published that the students were abandoned in the UK for eight months by the NDDC under Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Godswill Akpabio, and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. [...]

By |2020-04-02T17:09:21+01:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|

NYSC: Corper members receive N33, 000 March allowance

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has started paying the sum of N33,000 to all corps members being the allowance for the month of March amid the outbreak of the global pandemic called COVID-19. The information was disclosed on the scheme's information page on Facebook on Tuesday, March 31. Corps members who have not yet [...]

By |2020-04-02T15:58:15+01:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, e-mentor, Education, news|

Iree Poly Gets New Rector

Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyeyola has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Olawoye Olaniran as the fifth substantive rector of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree. A statement by the Director of Media, Public Relations and Protocol of the institution, Mr. Bayo Fadeji, said that Olaniran’s confirmation was contained in a release from the office of the Head [...]

By |2020-04-02T11:10:03+01:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|

UNILORIN cancels Guinness World Record hackathon

Due to the Coronavirus global pandemic, the Guinness World Record programme which was to hold at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has now been canceled. The Guinness World Record Hackathon innovation on Renewable Energy was initially scheduled to hold March 21 and was to feature 5,000 students across Kwara State who would be participating in [...]

By |2020-04-02T10:49:29+01:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|

Gov Abdulrazaq Appoints Prof Akanbi As Kwasu New VC

Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara has approved the appointment of Prof. Mustapha Mohammed-Akanbi as substantive Vice Chancellor of the State University, Malete. Hajia, Sa’adatu Modibbo the state’s Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Ilorin. Modibbo said that the appointment followed the recommendation of the University Governing [...]

By |2020-04-01T13:20:29+01:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|

Lagos Board postpones promotion exams

  The Lagos State Examinations Board has announced the postponement of the promotion examination for employees of the state. Mr. Supo Gbadegesin, director of the board, said in a circular that the exercise and other programmes had been suspended indefinitely. The circular reads: “Sequel to the Head of Service Circulars; CIR/HOS/’20/Vol. 1/037 dated 2Oth March, [...]

By |2020-04-01T12:47:51+01:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|

JAMB hands over 195 candidates to police

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has handed over no fewer than 195 candidates in the just concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination to the police for prosecution over alleged involvement in various examination malpractices. JAMB said some of the candidates had been arraigned by the police in various courts while others were still undergoing further [...]

By |2020-03-31T13:17:21+01:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|

Nigerian student dies of coronavirus weeks before graduation

Weeks before he was set to graduate at the Western Michigan University, a Nigerian-America student, Bassey Offiong, died from coronavirus after being refused a test several times in Michigan. The PUNCH gathered that the deceased is a 25-year-old college student studying Chemical Engineering at the Michigan-based university. A relative to the deceased told The PUNCH [...]

By |2020-03-31T12:30:39+01:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|

Ekiti To Begin Teaching Pupils On Radio

The Ekiti State government will start teaching primary school pupils on the state-owned Ekiti FM 91.5, beginning from today. Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof. Francisca Aladejana, in a statement, said the 30-minutes daily programme tagged ‘school on air’ is designed to positively engage pupils who are on indefinite break as [...]

By |2020-03-30T18:15:08+01:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|

Author of “Brighter Grammar”, Phebean Ogundipe, Dies At 92

Phebean Ogundipe, nee Itayemi, was born in Esa-Oke, Osun (Formerly Oyo) state in Nigeria on May 6th, 1927. She had her elementary education in Esa-oke and Imesi-Ile. She attended Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos on a full scholarship for her secondary education and then proceeded to University of St Andrews, Scotland to obtain her degree in [...]

By |2020-03-30T12:58:19+01:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|