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Worried by the rate at which Nigerian universities breach the National Universities Commission (NUC) Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard (BMAS), especially in the running of postgraduate programmes, the commission has expressed determination to urgently address this.
The commission said it observed that some Nigerian universities are running unapproved post-graduate programmes, leading to the award of Masters and PhD degrees.
The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has entered into partnership with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), for the use of the latter’s studios and other equipment across Nigeria for practicals by NOUN’s mass communication students.
Caleb University, Imota, Lagos recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) to improve the quality of accounting education and quality of graduates produced by the institution.
The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has made clarifications on its post-graduate courses following media reports on the inability of some students to graduate.
The National Universities Commission has declared its intention to review all academic programmes ran in Nigerian Universities with a view to weeding out courses not necessarily relevant to developmental needs.
President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has expressed grief over the death of a former Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Coomassie, whom he described as a thorough-bred, diligent officer and gentleman who served his country with all his energy during his lifetime.
Dr Alfred Makanjuola, Consultant Behavioural Scientist, University of Ilorin, has raised alarm over initiation of teenagers into drug abuse in Kwara.
Mr Livingstone Wechie, the founder of The Integrity Group (TIG) on Friday called for revival of moribund industries to grow and develop the economy.
Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion have announced the signing of forward Percy Tau from South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
Senegalese referee Malang Diedhiou is hanging up his whistle after a career that has seen him take charge at the Fifa World Cup, Confederations Cup and the Olympics.
Enugu state government on Friday, inaugurated a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the killing of Igwe Stephen Nwatu of Ogbozinne Akpugo Community, Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state, allegedly by his subjects.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has declared a $57.53 million dividend for shareholders as it grew its revenues by 25 per cent to reach $645 million in its 2017 financial year.
The much-anticipated summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on Monday comes after years of mutual compliments and backslapping, despite growing strains in US-Russian relations.
The Presidency has said stories with insinuations are making the rounds that Pastor Tunde Bakare of Latter Rain Assembly and Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, met together with President Muhammadu Buhari at State House, Abuja, Friday, is far from the truth.
A United States-based Nigerian Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Prof. Diuto Esiobu, has urged Nigerians to embrace biotechnology certification, saying it will boost the economy and generate at least $1bn in the near future.