JAMB releases 1.3 million UTME results today
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it would release no fewer than 1.3 million results of candidates that sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, on Monday, March 19, 2018, after they had gone through security checks and found to be without malpractice. JAMB’s Head of... Read more
JAMB denies the release of 2018 UTME results
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB) has reacted to reported release of 2018 UTME results. Reports had on Tuesday emerged on social media that the UTME 2018 results have been released, with some candidates posting their alleged results online. However, the board spokesman, Dr Fabian Benjamin, told... Read more
‘Sing Yoruba national anthem daily’, Ambode directs Lagos schools
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday directed that students in public and private schools in the state should sing the National Anthem in Yoruba Language daily, to preserve and promote the Yoruba culture. The Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, relayed the directive at a meeting with Principals... Read more
Abuja parents pay extra fees for children to learn British accent
Some parents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have admitted that they pay extra fees for their children to learn how to speak with British accent. The parents, who spoke in separate interviews with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), gave several reasons why they felt having British accent would... Read more
Two Nigerian teachers miss $1m Global Teacher Prize
Two Nigerian teachers, Ayodele Odeogbola from Abeokuta Grammar School and Itodo Anthony from Gateway Excel College Otukpa, Benue State failed to make the final 10 shortlist for the Global Teacher Prize of $1million. The duo were among the best 40, out of 30,000 nominees globally, but could not make... Read more
Yoruba is now an admission requirement into Lagos State tertiary institutions
All candidates seeking admission into all tertiary institutions in Lagos State must henceforth possess credit in Yoruba Language, the state Yoruba Language Preservation and Preservation Law has said. The law, which became effective last Thursday, would now make compulsory for all primary and secondary schools – private or public... Read more
GTBank launches writing contest to publish aspiring authors
Guaranty Trust Bank plc has launched the Dusty Manuscript Contest to give budding writers the opportunity to win publishing deals for their finished, but yet-to-be-published, manuscripts. Organized in partnership with publishing houses Okadabooks and Farafina, the contest is part of the Bank’s YouREAD initiative which is aimed at promoting... Read more
University of Zimbabwe defends Grace Mugabe’s PhD
The University of Zimbabwe has dismissed claims that Grace Mugabe, ex-First Lady, was not the author of her controversial doctorate thesis. The Vice Chancellor, Mr. Levi Nyagura, said on Friday that that the university stood by its decision in awarding the ex-first lady her PhD. According to the state-owned... Read more
Breaking: UNIBEN students protest increase in school fees
There are media reports that protests have broken out at the University of Benin, Edo State, over recent hike in school fees. Media sources say UNIBEN Students led by some ANSA members are currently boycotting lectures to protest rustication of 5 of their colleagues. The 5 students were rusticated for... Read more
Okorocha establishes six new tertiary institutions
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has announced the establishment of six new tertiary institutions in the state. Mr. Okorocha, who made the announcement in a meeting with journalists in Owerri on Monday, said the step was part of plans to revolutionize the education sector in Imo. The new... Read more