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Emphasis on academic qualifications fuelling exam malpractice – JAMB

Emphasis on academic qualifications fuelling exam malpractice – JAMB

The craze for studying medicine, law, accountancy, and too much emphasis on academic qualifications are fuelling exam malpractices in Nigeria, says Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. He also blamed fraudulent school practices, especially during external examinations, on too much emphasis on paper qualifications. “This is because of the threats...

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ASUP protests manhandling of member by soldiers

ASUP protests manhandling of member by soldiers

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP,  Yaba College of Technology YABATECH Branch, yesterday protested the manhandling of one of their members by soldiers from a nearby military formation during which the victim lost a tooth. The ASUP members, led by their Chairman, Mr Remi Ajiboye, said though the military authorities and the...

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DJ Cuppy celebrates matriculation into Oxford University

DJ Cuppy celebrates matriculation into Oxford University

Nigerian entertainer, Florence Otedola, is in high spirits as she celebrates her matriculation ceremony into the prestigious Oxford University, England. Popularly known as DJ Cuppy, the entertainer, while sharing several pictures of her matriculation ceremony on Instagram, noted that the event legitimised her studentship in the university. In a post via her verified Instagram account, she wrote, “Matriculation...

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Police arrest principal as SS3 student drowns In Delta school

Police arrest principal as SS3 student drowns In Delta school

The principal of Government Technical College, Ogor, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State has been arrested by operatives of the state police command following the alleged drowning of an SS3 student of the school identified as ThankGod Emumirigwe, in a borrow pit within the school premises. The deceased, from the Mechanical Department of...

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Enugu varsity promises scholarships for outstanding students

Enugu varsity promises scholarships for outstanding students

The Enugu State University of Science and Technology has said it will award scholarships to students who make a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.50. A statement issued on Monday by the university’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Ossy Ugwuoti, quoted the acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Eze, to have stated this during the 40th matriculation held...

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Gombe NYSC warns prospective corps members against slim fitting uniforms

Gombe NYSC warns prospective corps members against slim fitting uniforms

The Gombe State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps, Ada Imoni, has warned prospective corps members against defacing their uniforms, either by slim fitting, or cutting their pair of trousers to become shorter. Imoni made this call on Monday in a statement titled, ‘2021 Batch ‘C’ Stream I Orientation Course’, where she gave some directives to...

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ASUP, FG meet at industrial court over rectors’ appointments

ASUP, FG meet at industrial court over rectors’ appointments

THE Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic and the Federal Government would be meeting in court on Thursday (today) over the appointment of five rectors tagged as unqualified by the union. The National President, Anderson Ezeibe, disclosed this in an interview on Wednesday. UGAMATV  had reported that the union, during its 100th National Executive Council meeting...

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How teacher threatened minor with sextape to defile her – Witness testifies

How teacher threatened minor with sextape to defile her – Witness testifies

A social worker, Mr Ebenezer Omejalile, on Thursday narrated before a court how a teacher, Ramoni Amure, allegedly threatened a minor (name withheld) with a sex tape to repeatedly defile her. Omejalile testified before an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court. He was the second prosecution witness in the trial of 42-year-old Amure for...