Author: Iboro Micah

Families and students in Nigerian universities are grappling with the significant increase in tuition fees, which has left many struggling to cope with the financial burden. Several universities across the country have recently raised their fees, citing the rising cost of education and the need to adequately fund their institutions. The University of Lagos (UNILAG), for example, recently implemented fee hikes, causing shock and dismay among students and their families. Concerns over soaring tuition fees Fresh students in various faculties, including Arts, Law, Humanities, and the Sciences, are now required to pay significantly higher fees than in previous years. This…

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The Federal University Dutsin-Ma in Katsina has taken action in response to the alleged murder of a 200-level student, Abubakar Nasir-Barda, by suspending six students believed to be connected to the incident. Habib Aminu-Umar, the institution’s spokesperson, made this announcement in a statement released on Sunday. The suspension decision was made following the arrest of the suspects by the state police command in connection with the tragic incident. University mourns tragic altercation The university management expressed deep sadness and regret over the unfortunate altercation that led to the untimely death of the Computer Science and Information Technology student. The altercation…

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has unveiled Dr. Amos Josiah Dangut as the new Head of the Nigeria National Office. This announcement was made through an official statement released by WAEC on Monday. Dr. Dangut, who previously served as the Deputy Registrar in the Head of National Office’s (HNO) office, assumes this position as Patrick Areghan’s tenure concludes this month. Assistant registrar II to WAEC president Dr. Dangut’s journey with WAEC began in 1998 when he joined as an Assistant Registrar II. Over the years, he steadily climbed the organizational ladder, eventually achieving the rank of Deputy Registrar in…

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The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has put forth a proposal to raise the rates of living expenses for scholars pursuing programs overseas in response to the devaluation of the Nigerian Naira. According to a statement issued by Abdulmumin Oniyangi, the Acting Director of Public Affairs at TETFund, the agency is currently calculating the shortfalls in living expenses faced by these scholars. In light of the fluctuations in foreign exchange (forex), Nigerian scholars undertaking academic programs abroad have recently sought assistance from TETFund to complete their studies. Forex fluctuations TETFund acknowledged that it received appeals for support from grant recipients…

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Nexford University, a US-based online institution, celebrated the graduation of 622 students, with 42 achieving distinction by maintaining a 4.0 CGPA. During the ceremony held at the Landmark Event Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, five students were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements and character. Notable awardees Notable awardees included Adeshile Oluwabusayo, honored as the ‘Best Peer Mentor’ for BBA (undergraduate degree), and Monsuru Adebayo Popoola, recognized as the ‘Best Peer Mentor’ for MBA (graduate degree). Daniel Oreofe received the ‘Outstanding Volunteer of the Year’ award, while Sonter Samuel James was named an ‘Outstanding Brand Ambassador.’ James Ogo-Oluwa Osinowo was…

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In commemoration of the 10th-year memorial anniversary of Oluwabunmi Adedayo, Tastee Fried Chicken, through the Bunmi Adedayo Foundation (BAF), has awarded scholarships to five primary school pupils and presented cash prizes to the winners of the 2023 Tastee Spelling Bee competition. The Bunmi Adedayo Foundation was established to honor the late Adedayo and is dedicated to sponsoring the educational needs of children. TFC grants six year scholarships Five pupils from Navy Primary School, Ojo, have been granted six-year scholarships by TFC. They are Obinali Munachi, Abah Zion, Nsor Jackson, Orogwu Leonard, and Marvis Oliver. BAF recognized the outstanding performance of…

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AAU announces resumption date — after shutdown over fee hike protest The senate of Ambrose Alli University (AAU) has directed the resumption of full academic activities in the state-owned institution “with immediate effect”. AAU earlier suspended activities due to the protest occasioned by the upward review of its fees. The university management, in an emergency meeting on Friday, reviewed its earlier directive suspending academic activities. Otunba Aladenika, the university’s head of communications, in a statement, said the AAU senate has now revised the academic calendar for the 2022/2023 academic session and approved October 3 for resumption. “The senate therefore directs…

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NUC okays upgrade of Niger college of education to university The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the recognition of Niger State University of Education. Chris Maiyaki, the acting executive secretary of the NUC, announced the upgrade during a visit of Mohammed Umar Bago, the Niger governor, to the headquarters of the commission in Abuja on Thursday. Maiyaki said the institution initially secured conditional recognition as a university of education in 2013 but some of the conditions were never met by the successive administrations in Niger state, until Bago’s tenure. He said with the new development, Niger State University of…

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Isa Mustapha Agwai I Polytechnic, situated in Lafia, Nasarawa State, has implemented a ban on post-exam sign-out celebrations for graduating students, both within the campus and beyond the polytechnic’s main gate. Ban on post exam celebrations The decision was officially communicated through a circular issued by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Ali Hassan Mohammed. The ban takes immediate effect and will remain in place until further notice, backed by stringent security measures aimed at ensuring strict compliance. The impetus for this resolution emerged from a critical emergency management meeting within the institution. The management voiced significant concerns regarding the disruptive…

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