KANO’S FIRST PRIVATELY OWNED UNIVERSITY TAKES OFF WITH 82 STUDENTS

Skyline University Nigeria, SUN, the first private university established in Kano State on Saturday matriculated 82 pioneer students admitted into the 2018/2019 academic session. DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the students were admitted into various Bachelors’ degree programmes in School of Arts, Management & Social Sciences, SAMSS, as well as the School of Sciences and Information Technology, SSIT. Speaking during the maiden matriculation ceremony, held at the university’s campus in Kano, Vice-Chancellor Sudhakar Kota challenged the students to take advantage of the opportunity to become successful individuals and responsible citizens of…

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HOW COVENANT UNIVERSITY IS PRODUCING ATHEISTS, STUDENTS REVEAL

The students of Covenant University are speaking out on how Covenant university which is meant to produce good Christians is actually turning itself out to be a tool for the devil… Due to the many choking religious laws, many students are coming out en mass to disavow Christianity and what it stands for… The new regulations which states that a person would be deprived of exams if he fails to attend enough chapel services is causing much anger in many quarters. Especially for final year students who may be faced…

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ONDO VARSITY STUDENTS PROTEST NO PAYMENT, NO TEST

Students of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, (AAUA) Ondo State, on Wednesday, went on rampage over what they described as obnoxious policy of the school management. The students were said to be protesting over the decision of the school management to impose the new rule of No School Fee, No Test. It was gathered that the students who were billed to commenced the mid semester test, kicked against the management decision when some of them were turned back from writing the test This students protested over the move by…

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I WANT TO ESTABLISH MUHAMMADU BUHARI UNIVERSITY, AISHA REVEALS

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has expressed her plan to establish a private university to be known as Muhammadu Buhari University. She disclosed this on Saturday during a town hall meeting in Yola, organised by her in collaboration with Concerned Indigenes of Adamawa. Aisha, who did not, however, reveal when or where the university would be sited, explained that the university would be established in collaboration with partners from Sudan and Qatar. Aisha, who lamented the challenges facing education and various sectors in the state, called for active support…

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NUC APPROVES ANOTHER STATE UNIVERSITY FOR IMO, SEE THE NAME

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. NAN reports that the approval was given by Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary of NUC in Abuja on Thursday. Rasheed, while presenting the Certificate to Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo, said the university located in Umuagwo, now became the second University to be established by the state. He said the establishment of the new university had increased the number of Nigeria Universities…

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HOW SCHOOL PRINCIPAL SERIALLY RAPED 17- YR OLD TWIN SISTERS, IMPREGNATED ONE, CHARGED TO COURT

Justice Sherifat Solebo of an Ikeja High Court, Lagos, yesterday heard how a 30-year-old school principal, Samson Adeyemo, allegedly lured and raped 17-year-old twin sisters (names withheld) on the school premises. Sometime in 2016, the principal reportedly lured the twins to his office on separate occasions, had sexual intercourse with them, and eventually impregnated one of them. One of the girls, who testified in court, said that the principal kept a camp bed inside his office which he uses for his sexual escapades. The twins were both in SS1, but…

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DEATH IN FUTO AGAIN AS STUDENT COLLAPSES IN FRONT OF HOSTEL AND DIES

The Federal University of Technology Owerri, (FUTO) in Imo state, has been hit with tragedy again following the death of another student. Master Eleodichukwu Chukwuenyem, a 100L student of Surveying & Geo-informatics department who hails from Aguata local government area, Anambra State, slumped in front of Hostel C. within the campus. According to Infoscope Media, an eyewitness revealed that the student just slumped in front of the hostel and was taken to the hospital where he was confirmed dead by the nurses. The nurses reportedly revealed that there was a…

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NUC PROCESSING 303 APPLICATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY LICENCE

The National Universities Commission (NUC) yesterday said it was processing applications for the establishment of 303 private universities in the country. The proposed universities were drawn from faith-based organisations, groups of individuals, foundations and corporation organisations in the country. NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, announced this while delivering a paper titled; “Regulating Private University Education Delivery in Nigeria: The Role of The National Universities Commission,” at a two-day national summit on private universities in Abuja. Rasheed, who said only two out of the 303 applications had attained Step 10…

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FG SLASHES SCHOOL FEES OF UNITY SCHOOLS

Fred Ezeh, Abuja Federal Government confirmed at the weekend, that it has reduced the cost of the tuition fees and other payment for students at its 104 Federal government colleges otherwise known as Unity Schools. Official of Federal Ministry of Education who pleaded said the fees were reviewed downward from over N70,000 to N65,000. The government said the objective was to increase the desire of parents to enrol their children into the unity schools so that they could acquire quality and affordable education being offered in the school, and also get…

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3 POLYTECHNIC RECTORS ARRESTED FOR FRAUD BY ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested the chairman and three top management members of the Committee of Federal Polytechnic Rectors (COFER) for allegedly being in possession of N10.2 million bribes. The arrested rectors are Abubakar Sadiq Yahaya (Federal Polytechnic Mubi), who is the chairman of COFER; John Taiwo Adekolawole (Federal Polytechnic Ede), and Arch. Waziri Sanusi Gumau (Federal Polytechnic Bauchi). They were said to have been arrested at the premises of the National Board…

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