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WAEC releases 2018 May/June results, puts Maths & English pass rate at 50%

WAEC releases 2018 May/June results, puts Maths & English pass rate at 50%

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has released the result of the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Announcing the result in Lagos at the WAEC Training and Testing Centre (WTTC), Ogba, Mr Olu Adenipekun, WAEC’s Head of National Office (HNO) said a total of 786,016 candidates of the 1,572,396 that wrote the

Jamb: 44.7 percent of admission spaces not taken -Minister

Despite complaints of poor access to tertiary education in Nigeria, the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Is-shaq Oloyede, has said 44.7 per cent of admission spaces were not taken up by candidates in the last admission exercise. Speaking at the 2018 policy meeting for tertiary institutions in Nigeria held at the brand

At last Law school clears Hijab wearing lawyer, Firdausi Amasa

The Social Media is agog with reports of the decision of the Nigerian Law School to formally Call to Bar, a hijab wearing Firdausi Amasa, who was denied the honour last year. The young female lawyer from University of Ilorin was disallowed to perform the ceremony because she refused to remove her hijab. “She will

OAU reinstates suspended students

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has lifted the suspension on two of the students suspended last year. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Eyitope Ogunbodede, made this pronouncement during a meeting conveyed by the Dean of Students Affairs, Isiaka Aransi, alongside other principal officers of the institution. PREMIUM TIMES reported that Omole

Over 337 Schools To Participate In Lagos Coding Competition

Over 337 schools across the six educational districts in Lagos are set to slug it out in a four-day coding competition, Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr Obafela Bank-Olemoh said on Thursday. In a statement, Bank-Olemoh said that participants will include students from Government and private schools across the state who will be

OAU Sacks Professor Involved In Sex-For-Marks Scandal

The Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has dismissed Professor Richard Akindele from the services of the University for gross misconduct. Vice Chancellor of OAU, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, disclosed this to reporters after the meeting of the Council on Wednesday in Ile Ife, Osun State. He revealed that the Council, after its findings, concluded that

Top Nigerian university suspends student over newspaper article

The University of Ibadan has suspended a student, Adekunle Adebajo, over a critical newspaper article published two years ago. Mr Adebajo, a student journalist, wrote under the title “UI: The irony of fashionable rooftops and awful interiors”, in The Guardian of April 2016 about poor facilities at the university. He drew attention to the deplorable

Court orders YABATECH to reinstate, pay whistleblower bursar N20m

Justice O.A Obaseki-Osaghae of the National Industrial Court (NIC) has directed the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) to recall Mr Olu Ibirogba, its bursar who was sacked in July 2015 for exposing alleged corruption in the institution. She also awarded N20 million damages to be paid to Ibirogba for his unfair dismissal.  This is apart from