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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

UNN 13th Inaugural Lecture

13th Inaugural Lecture

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba invites members of Senate, staff and students of the University of Nigeria as well as members of the public to the 113th Inaugural Lecture of the University.
The topic of the Lecture is titled, “CYBERSPACE REVOLUTION: ISSUES, IMPLICATIONS AND IMPERATIVES”. The Lecture wIll be delivered by Professor Charles Obiora Omekwu of the Department of Library & Information Science, University of Nigeria.
The event commences at 1:00 pm at Princess Alexandra Auditorium & Unity Hall, Nsukka Campus of the University of Nigeria on Thursday, September 08, 2016.
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Friday, 26 August 2016

JAMB Will Not Add To Or Remove From Lists Of Candidates Sent By Institutions – JAMB Boss

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday has disclosed that it will not remove, add to or alter in any way the list of admitted candidates forwarded to the Board by various institutions.

This was disclosed by the JAMB Registrar Prof. Is-haq Oloyede during the ongoing technical meeting with stake holders at kano.

He further stated that he is committed to ensuring that the admissions for 2016 were concluded before or by the approved deadline of November 30, 2016, since to whom much is given much is expected. He added that the 2016 admissions, will be as smooth as ever.

Abia state university reduces school fees

 In keeping with their promise to help the less privileged people in the state, the Abia state government in line with its transformation in the education sector has made a major move. The government has approved the reduction of school fees being paid in the state owned university. This is to help poor and encourage indigenes of the state to get quality education. According to Comrade Bonnie Iwuoha, the Abia state commissioner for information, the executive council of the state has given approval for a reduction of 10,000 Naira in the school fees payable by Abia state indigenes in the Abia state University, Uturu. READ ALSO: Beware! If you study these courses in Nigeria, you are on your own (full list) This means that students of the following courses: Banking & Finance, Marketing, Management, Economics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Political Science, Mass Communication, History and International Relations, who currently pay about N105,000 per year will now pay about N95,000. Also, students of : Medicine & Surgery, Medical Lab Science, Optometry, Nursing Sciences, Law, Accountancy, Architecture, Estate Management who currently pay about N112,000 will now pay about N102,000 each year. However, the executive council stated that beneficiaries will need to present the tax receipts of their parents or guardians which are to be proved through biometrics. READ ALSO: Fast all in one — UC Browser Also to further help the citizens, Iwuoha disclosed that the Ministry of Woman Affairs is to collaborate with institutions to provide a better living condition, for those hawking on the streets by building more skill acquisition centres to train them to be self-reliant. Meanwhile, the PDP on Friday, August 19 showed gratitude to the judicial arm of government over the Thursday, August 18 Court of Appeal ruling which upheld the election of   Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, by setting aside the ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which was delivered by Justice Okon Abang a few months ago. Adeyeye, who is also a member of the national caretaker committee, signed the statement, while explaining that the ruling of the Court of Appeal was a victory for the Rule of Law and a triumph for democracy saying, “what transpired at the Court of Appeal on Thursday, August 18, 2016 has once again rekindled our trust in the Judiciary as the last hope of the common man.”
Read more: https://www.naij.com/943939-good-news-abia-state-university-slashes-school-fees-amount.html
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Monday, 22 August 2016

Delta state university lecturers sacked for sexually harassing their students

The governing council of the Delta State University, Abraka, has approved the sack of six lecturers in the s
chool after they were found guilty of sexually harassing their female students. They were relieved following the recommendations by a disciplinary committee set up to investigate the allegations leveled against them.

The affected lecturers were alleged to have solicited for sexual favors from their students in return for high marks during examinations.

The lecturers are also accused of engaging in examination malpractice, leaking of examination question papers and other sharp practices.