Writers Felicitate Soyinka at 90th Birthday

The Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW Global) has congratulated Nobel Prize Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on the momentous occasion of his 90th birthday. In a statement issued by the President of SYNW Global, Wole Adedoyin, the organization expressed profound admiration and gratitude for Soyinka’s indelible contributions to literature, human rights, and cultural heritage. Soyinka’s…

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Our Staff are Bandits’ Informants, We have Strong Reasons for Acussing Them – Varsity VC

The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University Dutsinma (FUDMA), Katsina State, Prof. Armaya’u Bichi, has alleged that some of the university’s staff are serving as informants to bandits. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that bandits have been attacking the area, kidnapping students and staffers of the university as well as their family members. Exactly a week…

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ICPC Introduces New Policy to Combat Sexual Harassment in Educational Settings

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said it’s has introduced a new Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy to combat sexual abuse in Nigeria’s educational institutions. The Acting Director of Public Enlightenment and Education / Spokesperson for the Commission, Demola Bakare,  shared this information in a press release provided to Africa Health Report (AHR)…

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NASU, SSANU Set for Nationwide Protest over Unpaid Salaries

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) have announced their intention to hold a nationwide protest in response to the withholding of four months’ salaries and other unresolved issues affecting their members in universities and inter-university centers. In a joint circular released by NASU’s…

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NUC Laments Decline in Quality of University Lectures

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has expressed concern over the decline in the quality of Ceremonies and Special Lectures in Nigerian universities. Executive Secretary, NUC, Mr Chris Maiyaki disclosed this during a retreat for governing council members in Abuja. He noted that these traditional occasions have lost their previous prestige due to the adoption of…

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JAMB Uncovers 3,000 Fake Graduates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has raised the alarm, saying it had uncovered 3,000 fake graduates in possession of illegal certificates across the country. The Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, who made this discussion in a report published in the board’s bulletin, saying those involved were discovered to have never set foot within the four…

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FG Implements UBE Effective Schools Programme in 111 Schools to Improve Learning

The Federal Government has taken a step towards addressing the challenges of the learning crisis and out-of-school children in Nigeria by implementing the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Effective Schools Programme in 111 selected schools nationwide. This initiative aims to equip Nigerian children with the necessary tools for better learning outcomes and 21st-century knowledge acquisition. Dr….

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Social Protection Coverage Low, as Nigeria Faces Poor Human Capital Devpt-UNICEF

The United Nations International Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has observed that Nigeria’s social protection coverage remains low, with only 7 percent of children covered. UNICEF added that, “Coordination mechanisms are weak, leading to fragmentation and inefficiency”. This was unveiled at the 3rd Edition of the Social Protection Cross Learning summit held on June 28. The…

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Teachers Accuse FG of Neglecting Profession

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has criticised the Nigerian government for prioritising other sectors over the teaching profession, which they believe is the foundation for the development of all other fields. The National President of NUT, Audu Amba, expressed his concerns during a meeting in Abuja on Thursday where he called on the Federal…

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