Author supports bill to revive reading culture.
 A social entrepreneur, Mr James Okere has lent his support to the proposed bill on reading before the Imo State House of Assembly. The Bill titled: Reading and Preservation of Books Published in Imo State is being sponsored by Hon. Victor Onyewuchi; member representing Owerri West State Constituency.  The bill.....
Prospective JAMB candidates lament stressful registration process, call for extension
Prospective candidates for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Friday described ongoing registration process as very slow, cumbersome, expensive and stressful. Some of the candidates who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in separate interviews in Kaduna and Kano,.....
FUTO Owerri sets up panel to probe students’ riot
    The management of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO, has set up a seven-man administrative panel to probe the immediate and remote causes of last Friday’s riot by students of the institution. Confirming this during an interview, yesterday, Vice Chancellor, VC, of FUTO, Professor Francis Chukwuemeka Eze, also.....
2016 GCE: WAEC withholds 13,488 results
The results of 13,488 private candidates, out of the 172,699 who sat for the 2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), have been withheld. Olu Adenipekun, Head of National Office (HNO) of the WAEC, announced this while releasing results of the Nov/Dec diet of the examination on Friday in.....
FG orders separate cut-off marks for varsities, others
The Federal Government has directed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to consult with the relevant stakeholders so as to come up with new and separate cut-off marks for admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education from next year. A statement issued on Monday by the Deputy Director (Press.....
PTDF 2017 scholarships opens, focus on Nigerian universities
The Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF) says applications for scholarship opportunities for 2017/2018 have commenced and will focus more on sponsoring students in Nigerian universities. According to a statement on Friday by Kalu Otisi, Head of Press and External Relations, PTDF, the award is for MSc and PhD categories. The.....
FG approves take-off of 8 new private universities
  *Appoints UNILAG, UNN, UNICAL, others as mentors THE Federal Government yesterday gave its nod to the take-off of eight new private universities in Nigeria. This was sequel to a memo approved by the National Universities Commission, NUC, and presented to the Federal Executive Council, FEC, by the Federal Ministry.....
JAMB scraps use of scratch cards
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has scrapped the use of scratch cards for any of its transactions and services, describing it as “archaic,” its Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has announced. He also demanded that the Federal Government should revert to the former system where serving vice-chancellors of universities.....
VC charges graduands to be good envoys
Vice Chancellor of Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, has charged the pioneer graduating students of the university to be good ambassadors of the institution. At a ceremony organised to bid them farewell, Nwajiuba described them as “the soaring eagles of FUNAI who must choose.....
JAMB withdraws 2016 admission list
  The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday said it has withdrawn the list of recommended candidates for admission earlier sent to the tertiary institutions. In a statement issued in Abuja and signed by Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, he said the withdrawal is to ensure the University.....
Students unrest: Alvan Ikoku College sets up 12-man panel
The management of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, AIFCE, Owerri, has inaugurated a 12-man committee to critically investigate and ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the recent students unrest in the institution. The panelists were also charged to ascertain the level of damage recorded by the institution, apportion.....
Cleric traces Poor National Curriculum to falling Standard of Education in Nigeria
A Catholic Cleric and Administrator of St Pauls Boys International Secondary School, Owerri, Rev.Fr Dr Augustine Ihedinma reveals that Nigeria’s Poor National Curriculum has contributed greatly to the falling standard in Education He maintained that it is wrong to have same educational curriculum across country and allowing same to be.....

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