COHI faults plan to increase LASU fee

The Council of Higher Institutions (COHI) has faulted the hike in Acceptance Fee and Indigene Verification charges by the management of the Lagos State University. COHI, an organ of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, made this known in a statement made available to the press by its Coordinator, AbdulWaasi’ Muddaththir. COHI stated that the said fee to be paid by students was against the current fee regime of the institution, which was just reversed from the previous over N250,000 to its initial N25,000. It would…

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Ekiti to spent N10m on free JAMB forms for indigenes

Ekiti State Government has concluded arrangements to spend over N10 million to procure free Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination , UTME for indigenes of the State seeking admission into University, Polytechnic and College of Education. The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Jide Egunjobi, said in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Thursday that over N10 million will be spent on the programme. He said 1,300 students will benefit in the free JAMB programme, which will include one-week e-training. The commissioner said; “Interested…

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LASG earmarks N1b for schools’ renovation

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode said his administration has earmarked over N1billion for renovation and supply of furnitures and education materials across all secondary schools in the state. The Governor, who reiterated the determination of his administration to invest massively in educational sector, said 1, 300 teachers from thousands of persons who applied last month will soon be employed to teach in the primary schools in the state. Governor Ambode, who spoke in Ilara-Epe while inaugurating Augustine University, a private university owned by the Catholic Church, also assured of…

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Red Media Africa hosts undergraduates, Young Entrepreneurs

As part of efforts to groom the future communication professionals; Red Media Africa has hosted Young entrepreneurs and undergraduates of mass communication from 6 universities across Nigeria as well as a number of young entrepreneurs at the campus edition of The Red Summit and at the SME 100 Master class. The Masterclass was the third event organized as part of Red Media Africa’s 10th anniversary. It provided an opportunity for young entrepreneurs to learn public relations strategies that would not break the bank. The future leaders also had the space…

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New Postgraduate Fellowship named after Ekwueme abroad

A new postgraduate programme named first elected Vice-President of Nigeria, the Alex Ekwueme fellowship for Nigerians under the age of 40 is now available for the ‘Dual Career Training Programme to obtain a PhD in Governance and Policy Analysis’, GPAC² at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. The Fellowship will be offered every two years from March 2016 is aimed at shaping and empowering the next generation of Nigerian leaders. The programme is taught in the stimulating research community of the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and the United Nations University,…

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