WAEC releases 2018 May/June WASSCE result, says there’s decline in pass rate The West African Examinations Council said on Wednesday that only 49.98 per cent of candidates who wrote its 2018 school certificate examination obtained credit passes and above. The council’s Head of National Office, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, said the credit passes included English Language and Mathematics. Adenipekun gave this information at a...... read more
Ikpeazu wants varsity lecturers to base research on nation’s needs Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has urged researchers in universities to target their research towards national needs in order to fast-track development in the country. Governor Ikpeazu said this, in Nsukka, on Monday, during the 14th Eni Njoku memorial lecture. He said researchers should link their research on the need...... read more
BREAKING: Academic staff of Abiapoly suspends strike Members of academic staff union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Abia State Polytechnic Aba Chapter, have suspended their 6 weeks old industrial action. This followed the conclusion of the congress of the union today at Aba with the members voting to resume work immediately. Speaking to newsmen, the Chairman of ASUP (JAC) Mr...... read more
Abiapoly: ABSG release N200m to management, urge lecturers to return to classroom   ...making it N470m in four months  Abia State Government, on Monday, April 30th, 2018, released an additional Two Hundred Million Naira (N200,000,000.00) as further subventions to Abia State Polytechnic (Abiapoly) Aba. So far, the institution has received a total of four hundred and seventy million (N470,000,000.00) from the state government,...... read more
4,562 newly-recruited teachers sacked in Kaduna Kaduna State has sacked over four thousand teachers it newly recruited for incompetence. The sacked teachers were among the 15,897 recruited late 2017 after the State Government laid off 22, 000 teachers for failing aptitude tests. A state official said the sacked teachers were unable to write their acceptance letters properly...... read more
Sex-for-Mark scandal: Committee recommends indefinite suspension of Prof. Akindele  The committee set up by the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has recommended indefinite suspension of professor Richard Akindele who was allegedly caught on tape demanding sex from a female student at the school.  A member of the committee, who spoke to Punch in Oshogbo on Wednesday, said...... read more
Free School Feeding: Ikpeazu empowers 270 Food Vendors   About 270 food vendors have been employed under the free school feeding programme introduced by the state government in collaboration with the federal government. Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu made the revelation recently in Umuahia during the launch of Abia Telehealth Initiative – “Dial-a-Doc Direct. Factnews recalls that the federal...... read more
Striking Abia teachers will soon return to work - Commissioner   Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, has assured that the state government is actively engaged with striking teachers to ensure that contentious issues that led to the recent strike action are resolved quickly to enable students return to school as soon as possible. Addressing newsmen in his...... read more
Ikpeazu applauds achievement in Educational sector   Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu says his plan is to build a state with necessary skills and manpower that will attract industries and development.  Governor Ikpeazu who stated this during the maiden matriculation ceremony of Dr. Uma Ukpai Polytechnic, Asaga Ohafia, said with the foundation already laid, Abia in...... read more
7 Secondary School students expelled for cultism in Bayelsa state Four teenage gunmen suspected to be members of a cult group, on Friday attacked the Community Secondary School, Biogbolo, in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.   The teenage gunmen, who brandished assault rifles, caused pandemonium in the school as confused students and staff of the school scampered for safety....... read more
JAMB begs candidates to patiently await results as exams end The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has urged its 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates to patiently await the results of the just concluded examinations. The Head of Media of the Board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja. He said the...... read more
Saraki donates N10million as WAEC fee for 432 Kwara state students Senate president, Bukola Saraki has put a smile on the face of 432 Kwara state students as he gave out the sum of N10million to help them pay their WAEC fees. The beneficiaries who were drawn from across Kwara Central Senatorial District were selected through the intervention of the Kwara State...... read more
FG renames Ebonyi Federal Varsity after Ekwueme The federal government has renamed the Federal University Nduflu Alike, Ebonyi state, after Alex Ekwueme, former vice-president, who died in London last year. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo announced this at a funeral service for the deceased in Oko, Anambra state. Osinbajo said the government decided to rename the school after the great Nigerian...... read more
Kaduna Govt Screens Teachers Ahead Of Deployment To Schools The Kaduna State Government has commenced the screening of over 22,000 new teachers ahead of their deployment to public primary schools across the state. This has put to rest the controversy generated from the sacking of over 21,000 unqualified teachers who failed a competency test in June last year. Our correspondent...... read more
Kaduna Teachers suspend indefinite strike The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Kaduna State has called off its indefinite strike. The chairman of NUT Kaduna state chapter, Titus Amba, announced the calling off of the strike in a statement jointly signed by himself and the assistant secretary of the union, Adamu Ango. The 10-day strike began on Monday, January 8th, in protest...... read more
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