527,815 admission spaces not filled – JAMB The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said 527,815 admission spaces into tertiary institutions were not utilised in the 2018/2019 admission year. The board said there were 143,338 spaces not filled in universities, while 52,735 were not utilised in polytechnics. For Colleges of Education, there were 319,405 spaces and 12,337 spaces in...... read more
Parents aid sex-for-marks in Universities – ABU VC The Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Garba has stated that parents aid sex-for-marks acts in universities.        Professor Garba who spoke during a phone-in Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Kaduna programme, stated that parents also deserve to be blamed for the sex-for-marks acts witnessed...... read more
FG to enrol 10.2 million out-of-school children Federal Government says it has committed N10 billion to remove 10.2 million out-of-school children from streets in the next five years. The governments said it hopes to achieve the target by enrolling two million children yearly in the next five years. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said this during the...... read more
Abia lawmakers recommend downward review of fees paid by ABSU students The chairman of the Abia state house of Assembly committee on education, Hon. Thomas Nkoro on Monday, presented report of its investigation on the increase in fees/ levies by the Abia state University(Absu). The committee reported that the Wage of Bill of ABSU is 260 Million while the Subvention from the...... read more
BREAKING: UNILAG suspends Dr Boniface, lecturer caught on video sexually harassing ‘admission seeker’ The University of Lagos has suspended its lecturer who was involved in a sex-for-marks scandal. The lecturer was exposed in a video by BBC Africa where an undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, disguised as a 17-year-old admission seeker. The vice-chancellor of the institution, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, confirmed the development to Premium Times  in...... read more
Unilag lecturer solicits sex from ‘admission seeker’ Boniface Igbeneghu, lecturer and former sub-dean of faculty of art at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), has been caught on camera sexually harassing an undercover reporter who posed as an admission seeker in the institution. Igbeneghu, who is also head pastor of a Foursquare Gospel Church, was exposed in a 13-minute video...... read more
New Union emerges as ASUU splits Lecturers from five universities have broken away from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to form a new union. The lecturers announced the formation of the Congress of University Academics (CONUA) at the end of its stakeholders’ forum at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), on Saturday. Members of the new union...... read more
Teachers' Day: Ikpeazu rewards Abia Teachers with Car gifts   Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie  Ikpeazu, made three Abia Teachers proud owners of Toyota Cars as part of activities marking The World Teachers’ Day. Speaking during the event held at Ibeku High School, Umuahia, where he handed over the three Toyota Cars Won through a lucky dip by children, Governor...... read more
NLC Exonerates Abia State govt on Abiapoly Crises   The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has absolved Abia state government of involvement in the face-off between the union and the management of Abia state polytechnic (Abiapoly).   Recall that NLC had shut down the School gate on Monday  and was accused by the Students union government of hiring hoodlums to protest...... read more
BREAKING: Abiapoly Students chase NLC Chairman away, reopens school gate   Students of Abia State Polytechnic (Abiapoly) led by the students union President, Comrade George Nwankwo, this morning chased away Abia State NLC Chairman, Comrade Uchenna Obigwe, and some local workers union leaders from their school gate and forcefully reopened the gate for staff and students to enter. The NLC Chairman...... read more
'Stay clear of our school', Abiapoly students tell NLC   The Abia state polytechnic(Abiapoly) students have warned members and leadership of the  Nigeria labour congress(NLC) to stay away from their school, even as they accused NLC of inviting hoodlums to protest in the guise of students against the school's management. In a statement signed by the president of the student...... read more
2020 UTME: JAMB candidates to get NIN The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has called on all prospective candidates for its 2020 UTME to acquire the National Identification Number(NIN). The board’s Spokesman, Dr Fabian Benjamin said on Tuesday that the aim was to ensure the biometric and other necessary details of a candidate were captured, to check examination...... read more
Vicar Hope Foundation set to present Book on surmounting HIV/AIDS stigmatization Stigmatization has been identified as the singular major reason why people are scared of knowing their HIV status.  The fear of testing positive and the attendant treatment from the public has discouraged people from voluntarily going for testing and perhaps counselling.  For this reason a lot of people who would have...... read more
Abia Subsidises Abroad Scholarship For 100 Undergraduates Abia State Scholarship Board has subsidized scholarships by 50 per cent for 100 undergraduate and postgraduate students wishing to study in Universities of Newcastle, and New England, Australia. The chairman of the new board, Ambassador Empire Kanu announced this while briefing newsmen in Umuahia, the state capital, adding that the other...... read more
Abia scholarship board releases modalities for initial overseas scholarship The newly inaugurated Abia State Scholarship Board has invited applications from interested and qualified candidates, especially students and civil servants of Abia State origin for undergraduate and postgraduate schorlarship programmes in Australia. The Board Chairman, Ambassador Empire Kanu disclosed this during the  maiden press briefing of the Board.He   said that the...... read more
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