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OTUOKE, (BAYELSA) — The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Otuoke, Prof. Teddy Adias, has urged new students of the institution to always take their studies serious. This was as Adias averred that the institution believes in good character and high academic performances. Adias disclosed this at the 10th matriculation of the institution, at Otuoke, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa, on Saturday. Addressing the matriculants, the vice chancellor advised them to take their...

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No fewer than one million children in Nigeria are unable to return to school due to the terror caused by insecurity according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). With over 20 cases of school attacks, more than 1,000 children have been abducted in 2021. The organisation disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday. UNICEF noted that of the 37 million children who started school at the beginning of the year, no less than...

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MAIDUGURI — The Future Assured College Maiduguri,  Borno state established by Aisha Buhari Foundation (ABF), for orphans who lost their parents to insurgency will receive support of N500 million from the Victims Support Fund (VSF) for equipping and running the institution. General T.Y Danjuma (retd), Chairman of VSF, made this known in Maiduguri, during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the VSF and ABF. Danjuma who was represented by the Executive Director of...

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LOKOJA — A lecturer with the Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja has been suspended for allegedly forcing students to buy textbooks before they would pass their examinations. Usman Salisu Ogbo, Rector of the Polytechnic who announced the suspension of staff in the institution when the President, National Association of Nigeria Students, (NANS) Comrade Sunday Asefon, alongside his entourage, paid the management of the polytechnic a courtesy visit on Thursday. Ogbo, who did not mention the name...

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The spate of attacks of schools and abduction of schoolchildren in Nigeria is threatening the future of the country says the United Nations. The UN resident and humanitarian coordinator for Nigeria, Edward Kallon, on Thursday asked the FG to increase efforts to protect students in the country. Kallon made the call on Thursday in a statement to mark the 2021 International Day to Protect Education from Attack which is commemorated every September 9. “I strongly...

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AWKA — Dr. Francis Wale Oke, President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria,(PFN) has asked Federal Government to see the need to convoke a summit that would address challenges faced in Education and Health sector. Oke said that education and health summits world comprehensively attack the enormous challenges faced in education and health sector. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the call was contained in a press statement signed by Oke and made available to journalists...

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ABUJA — The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has finally adopted the minimum cut-off marks for 2021 admission sent by tertiary institutions. What this means is that there will be no uniform cut-off marks for 2021/2022 admissions. JAMB Registrar Prof Is-haq Oloyede displayed the minimum cut-off marks adopted by tertiary institutions at the 2021 policy meeting on Tuesday in Abuja. According to the new arrangement, universities are not allowed to go below 120 and...

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To ensure quality standard of work, the Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board (ADSUBEB) Yola will engaged consultants, technical officers, and contractors in the 21 local governments’ areas to implement a new specification on construction, rehabilitation, and supply of furniture to schools. Dr. Salihu Ateequ, Executive Chairman of the board, stated this during a meeting with the consultants, technical officers and contractors, said the measure will build capacity towards improving the quality of projects being...

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KADUNA — Rev. Joseph Hayab, Chairman of the Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says fifteen of the remaining 80 abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna have been released from captivity. On July 5, bandits invaded the school located some few kilometers away from the Kaduna metropolis and abducted 121 students.  Hayab who confirmed the release on Sunday said there would be no ceremony about reuniting the children...

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JOS — The University of Jos on Friday suspended its academic activities and closed its hostels. The suspension order was due to the intensified killing of students around the university area shortly after the relaxation of a 24-hour curfew in Jos. According to a press statement signed by the University Registrar, Monday Danjem, all students are to return home or safer locations until normalcy is restored. The University management also approved the suspension of examinations...

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