17-yr-old Nigerian student receives scholarships from schools across the US and Canada

A 17-year old Nigerian secondary school graduate who aced all her papers in the 2020 WASSCE, has been offered 19 full-ride scholarships by universities across the United States and Canada.  The student, identified as Victory Yinka-Banjo, was reportedly also offered $5 million worth of scholarship money for an undergraduate program of study, according to the admission documents.  Victory, who revealed that she had applied to many schools because she felt her chances of gaining admission were very slim, was offered potential full scholarships from Ivy League schools such as Yale…

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Lagos to connect 100 schools to internet in May – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the state government would connect no fewer than 100 schools to internet by the end of May. Sanwo-Olu said this on Thursday, during the inauguration of Lagos State Schools Infrastructure Projects and four school buildings. He said that the State government had started to roll out fibre optics across state-owned schools to aid learning through high-speed internet connectivity. According to him, the broadband Internet infrastructure will be completed and inaugurated in 100 schools selected for the pilot scheme. Sanwo-Olu further said the State…

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Gombe: Governor Inuwa hosts FUK management, Visitation panel

…Says State’ll continue to Work with varsity to provide quality education to its people By Umar Kaltungo Gombe State governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, says his administration will continue to work in partnership with the Federal University of Kashere, (FUK), in a manner that the varsity can keep providing quality education to the people of the State. Governor Inuwa Yahaya stated this when he granted audience to the joint delegation of FUK management and the Presidential Visitation Panel to the university, led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Umar Pate at the…

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New minimum wage adjustments:Varsity workers threaten another strike action

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has threatened another strike across universities. The union’s President, Mohammed Ibrahim, who revealed this in an interview with journalists in Abuja over the weekend, claimed the Federal Government had yet to commence payment of the consequential adjustments for the new national minimum wage and the allowances encapsulated in the earned allowance.  According to Ibrahim, SSANU members are agitated over the delay in implementing the agreement, stressing that the union officials were under pressure to “return to the trenches”. “As you are aware, our…

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Kano: Ganduje extends teachers, lecturers retirement age to 65

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has extended the retirement age for teachers and lecturers working with the state-owned institutions of learning to 65 years. Ganduje announced this at the award night marking the 2021 May Day celebration, organised by the Kano State Chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC), in Kano. According to the governor, “The Federal Government has since approved this for teachers and lecturers working in its institutions, hence, teachers in Kano State are also not left behind. Therefore, our teachers and lecturers from now on will…

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Breaking! U.S. announces priority appointments for Nigerians applying for student’s visa

The United States Mission in Nigeria has said it will prioritise visa applications by Nigerian students who hope to resume academic studies in the States by September 2021. This was contained in a statement signed by the US Mission Country Consular Coordinator, Susan Tuller and released by the Public Affairs Section of the US Consulate-General, Temitayo Famutimi, on Friday. “The U.S. Mission will prioritise student visa applicants and ensure Nigerian students resuming this Fall get visa interview appointments well in advance of their programme start date,” United States Mission Country…

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ASUU says 75% of students may drop out of Kaduna varsity

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Kaduna State University (KASU) Chapter, says 75 percent of the university’s students may drop out of school due to the monumental increase in tuition fees. Its Chairman, Dr. Peter Adamu said, in a statement in Kaduna on Wednesday, that the students might have to leave because their parents could not afford to pay. Adamu urged the State government to rescind its decision to hike the tuition fees and engage relevant stakeholders on the issue, in line with its Open Government Partnership. According to…

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14, 000 Nigerians spent $501m on education in America last year – US govt.

…Says Nigeria sends more students than any other African country The United States government has said that about 14,000 Nigerians who pursued U.S. graduate and undergraduate degrees, brought an estimated $501 million, (about N190.4bn) to the country last year. The government, which disclosed its website, noted that Nigeria sends more students to American colleges and universities than any other country in Africa. The information said about 100,000 Nigerians visit the United States in a year. “With over 100,000 travelers to the United States each year, Nigerians boost American businesses, colleges,…

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ASUP to sustain strike despite N15bn offer from FG

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, (ASUP), said on Friday that the ongoing strike by the polytechnic teachers across the country will be sustained despite their meetings with the Federal Government and offers made to the union. Giving an update on the nationwide strike, ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe, declared that the union received offers from the government during their meetings for the release of an infrastructure revitalisation fund of N15 billion for the sector as well as the release of owed 10 months arrears of the new minimum wage within…

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JAMB announces new feature in UTME registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB), has announced a new feature in the on-going registration for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, (UTME). The exam body, in a statement issued yesterday by its Head of Media and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin, said the feature: ‘Know Your Registration Officer,’ aims to fortify the registration process. According to Benjamin, the new feature will also guard candidates against abuse and manipulation. Benjamin further noted that candidates who are applying for the 2021 UTME, which is due to close on 15th May 2021 are…

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