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WAEC extends closing date for exams registration

The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has fixed January 12, 2018 as the closing date of registration for the first series of WASSCE private candidates which was scheduled to close December 29. The council made this known on its official twitter page @waecnigeria on Thursday. The registration of the WASSCE …

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JAMB accredits 72 centres in Lagos

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has accredited 72 centres in Lagos State ahead of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The State Coordinator, Mr. Sunday Aladegbaye, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos, that 63 centres were accredited for the examination this year. …

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JAMB begins 2018 candidates’ registration in 700 centres

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB, has commenced the 2018 registration in over 700 centres across the 36 states of the federation including FCT. The board said the registration exercise will end in February 2018. Fabian Benjamin, the spokesperson of JAMB, said this in a statement on Thursday evening, noting …

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Law student beats 40 others to clinch Dapo Olorunyomi award

A 500-level student of the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, Kunle Adebajo, emerged the overall winner of the maiden edition of the Dapo Olorunyomi National Essay Competition (DONEC) organised by the Association of Communication and Language Arts Students, University of Ibadan on Friday 1st of December. During the award …

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FG approves six new private universities | Full List

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved licences to six private universities. The approval was given on Wednesday by the Federal Executive Council, FEC, in its meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the council chamber of the presidential villa. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who briefed State …

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UNILAG, UNN, OAU top law school results

Students at the universities of Lagos, Nigeria and Obafemi Awolowo, have emerged tops in the just-concluded Bar Finals Examination. This was contained in the analysis of performance by universities in the August 2017 Bar final examination results of the Nigerian Law School. While six students at the UNILAG emerged with …

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OAU VC gives conditions for restoring Students Union

The suspension placed on the activities of the Students’ Union of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, may be lifted once there is assurance of responsible behaviour, the Vice Chancellor, Eyitope Ogunbodede, has said. Mr. Ogunbodede hinted at the condition for the restoration of the union in an exclusive interview with Premium Times on Tuesday. The management of the school had placed indefinite suspension on the activities of the Students’ Union on Monday, citing cases of violence and unruly behaviour contained in security reports. Speaking with our correspondent, Mr. Ogunbodede clarified that the management had not proscribed the union. “The management of the institution did not proscribe the union but only suspended the activities of the union,” he said. He, however, insisted that the suspension was “inevitable” because of the reports of fighting among the union officers and to “also to allow the tenure of the present irresponsible leaders pass away.” While making conditional commitment to restoration of the union, he, nevertheless, indicated that it may not happen so soon – at least not the current academic session which covers the “tenure of the present irresponsible leaders.” The vice chancellor reiterated the call for responsible behaviour on the part of the students, whom he said should resolve their differences and make OAU a model to other institutions as condition for restoration of their union. The suspension of the union may have a negative effect on the hopes of recall of recently suspended students, whose sympathisers use the union as a rallying point of agitation. At least, four student leaders are on indefinite suspension over allegations of involvement in violent activities. But beyond that, the students now lack a body to engage the management on their behalf in the events of concerns over poor delivery of services. Before the latest development in the crisis prone institution, the union president, Oyekan Edward, was removed from office by the legislative arm of the union. The parliamentarians accused Mr. Edward of convening suspected cultists to the university campus ”to disturb the peace of the institution.” The motion for the sack of the president was deliberated by 51 members of the Students Representative Council at their sitting on Saturday at the Awolowo Café. Mr. Edward has dismissed his removal saying the process was illegal. Premium Times

The suspension placed on the activities of the Students’ Union of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, may be lifted once there is assurance of responsible behaviour, the Vice Chancellor, Eyitope Ogunbodede, has said. Mr. Ogunbodede hinted at the condition for the restoration of the union in an exclusive interview …

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