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Jamb calls for embargo on creation of new varsities

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has called for an embargo on the creation of new public and private universities in the country.

Imo Assembly lawmakers want Senator Okorocha probed over alleged N5 billion university project

Members of the Imo State House of Assembly on Wednesday urged the state governor, Emeka Ihedioha, to probe the immediate past governor, Rochas Okorocha, for allegedly using N5b belonging to the state government to build a private university for himself.

NANS protests arrest, detention of students, lecturer

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Tuesday marched on the Federal High Court in Awka, Anambra State, to protest the arrest, detention and arraignment of their colleagues.
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Federal government orders universities to exempt disabled candidates from post-UTME

The Federal Ministry of Education on Tuesday ordered universities and other tertiary institutions in the country to exempt blind and deaf people from the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
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President Buhari declines assent to Maritime University Bill, one other

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to a bill seeking the establishment of Nigeria Maritime University in Okerenkoko Delta State.

Senate investigates alleged financial misappropriations at University of Lagos

Worried by allegation of misappropriation of funds at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), the Senate Committee on Public Procurement at the weekend summoned stakeholders in the institution to unravel the cause of the financial crisis rocking the university.

Unilorin to admit 12,000 candidates for 2019/20 academic session

Authorities of the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) have began lobbying the National Universities Commission (NUC) for increase in the existing admission quota allotted the institution initially pegged at 10,900, it was learnt

UNIBEN matriculates 11,772 students

The University of Benin (UNIBEN) on Saturday matriculated 11,772 students who were offered provisional admission.
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Munzali Jibril: Private universities neglect staff development

A former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Munzali Jibril, has said many private universities in the country neglect staff development and welfare.

Corps Marshal: FRSC Academy to award degrees from September

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Academy at Udi in Enugu State is to commence the award of degree certificates in September this year, the Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, announced on Tuesday in Abuja.
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Lagos university produces historic 57 First Class at 23rd convocation

For the first time in its 35 years of existence, 57 Fist Class students will lead 14, 312 others at the Lagos State University (LASU) 23rd forthcoming convocation.
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Obong university secures NUC accreditation for academic programmes

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted accreditation to 10 out of 15 academic programmes offered by Obong University, a private university based in Akwa Ibom State.

Elizade university introduces basic medical science courses

The Vice-Chancellor of Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Ondo State, Professor Olukayode Hamund, has said the institution would from next academic session, start running courses in basic medical sciences.
The reinstated Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Suleiman Bogoro, has said most Nigerian professors are not capable of getting global grants for research because of poor research proposals.

TETFund: Why professors aren’t getting research grants

The reinstated Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Suleiman Bogoro, has said most Nigerian professors are not capable of getting global grants for research because of poor research proposals.

Ex-VP Sambo: Why Nigeria needs more private universities

Ex-Vice President Namadi Sambo at the weekend said Nigeria needs more private universities to carter for its increasing population seeking tertiary education.

Emir Sanusi: Manipulation of fault lines by elite responsible for violence

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has identified the manipulation of the country’s fault lines by the elite as the source of unending communal violence and insecurity in the land.
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NUC approves new university for Imo

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the take-off of the University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences in Imo, as the 49th state owned University in the country.
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WASU urges NUC to accredit community science course in universities

The West Africa Students’ Union (WASU) has urged the National Universities Commission (NUC) to allow Nigerian Universities to award bachelor degrees on Community Health Science.

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Delta State Governor, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, who turns 57 years on Tuesday June 25, 2019.

Governor Okowa: Speaker Gbajabiamila a lawmaker per excellence

Delta State Governor, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, who turns 57 years on Tuesday June 25, 2019.

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An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Monday granted bail to a journalist, Jones Abiri.