Sex-For-Marks Scandal: OAU sacks lecturer, reveals why probe panel recommended dismissal 

Sex-For-Marks Scandal: OAU sacks lecturer, reveals why probe panel recommended dismissal 

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has dismissed Professor Richard Akindele for sexually harassing his F, Miss Monica Osagie in order to pass her. This was contained in a statement issued by Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, the University Vice-Chancellor on Wednesday. It reads fully, “around the 7th of April, 2018 or thereabout, there was an audio conversation between a man and a lady which was sensationally trending on social media because of its explicit sexual tone.  After thorough…

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OAU holds matriculation for 8,158 freshers as VC urges students to shun vices 

OAU holds matriculation for 8,158 freshers as VC urges students to shun vices 

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on Wednesday held its 2017/2018 matriculation ceremony for the 8,158 fresh students  admitted into the various academic programmes of the University.  This came as the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede charged the students to desist from any anti-social behaviour capable of disrupting the smooth running of the University academic calendar and truncating their academic sojourn. Addressing the elated students at the school’s Amphitheater, Ogunbodede said the University has zero tolerance for cultism, examination malpractice,…

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Management reopens UNIOSUN despite unresolved crisis 

Management reopens UNIOSUN despite unresolved crisis 

Despite that the issues that led to the closure of the Osun  State University, Osogbo are yet to be resolved, the Senate of the institution had announced its reopening. The University was on Monday,  May 28, 2018 shut down following the industrial tussle between the management and the workers of the University. Since the non-teaching staff of the University had accused the school Vice Chancellor,  Prof. Labo Popoola of financial fraud and reckless, there has…

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UNIOSUN shut down indefinitely over workers’ unrest

UNIOSUN shut down indefinitely over workers’ unrest

 Following the crises rocking Osun State University, Osogbo, the management has announced the indefinite closure of all its six campuses. The non-teaching staff of the institution had staged protest against the management over purported suspension of some union leaders. The workers under the aegis of Joint Action Committee of NAAT, NASU and SSANU of the institution accused the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Labo Popoola of hobnobbing with the chairman of of the University Governing Council to…

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Osun marks Children’s Day with topnotch calisthenics display

Osun marks Children’s Day with topnotch calisthenics display

As the world celebrates this year’s Children’s Day tomorrow, Sunday,  May 27, pupils and students in Osun state have marked the annual event with a catchy calisthenics display at the Osogbo City Stadium on Saturday amid pomp and pageantry. The state Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola had during the first term of his administration sponsored teachers abroad to extensively learn the art of Calisthenics to help boost the educational sector in the state and serve as an extracurricular…

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UNIOSUN workers commence indefinite protest against mgt, shut campus gates

UNIOSUN workers commence indefinite protest against mgt, shut campus gates

Workers of the Osun State University have commenced fresh industrial action to protest alleged move by the management and the University Council to suspend some of their union leaders for exposing alleged fraudulent activities of the Vice Chancellor,  Prof. Labo Popoola. This latest development has paralyzed academic and commercial activities on the six campuses making up the University as the protesting workers under the aegis of Joint Action Committee, prevented the vice chancellor and other…

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Gov. Ugwuanyi grants scholarship to 340 indigent students of State’s Polytechnic, Iwollo

Gov. Ugwuanyi grants scholarship to 340 indigent students of State’s Polytechnic, Iwollo

In line with the Enugu State government’s policy in education and the need to discover and assist intellectuals in the rural areas, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Monday granted scholarship to 340 indigent students of the Enugu State Polytechnic, Iwollo, Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state. Gov. Ugwuanyi explained that 20 indigent students in each of the 17 L.G.As will benefit from the scholarship scheme, which will cover their tuition fees for four years of…

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UBEC: Why we’re auditing basic education facilities in Nigeria

UBEC: Why we’re auditing basic education facilities in Nigeria

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has explained why it embarked on National Personnel Audit (NPA) of private and public basic education facilities in Nigeria, eight years after the previous exercise was done.   The Commission said it was worried that no accurate data and information was available for policy makers and international development partners to use in planning and implementation of education development programmes in Nigeria.   It was particularly concerned that the media…

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Nigerian Govt Releases N138 Billion To Strengthen Basic Education

Nigerian Govt Releases N138 Billion To Strengthen Basic Education

The Federal Government says it has released more than N138 billion in the last three years as matching grant to strengthen basic education system in the country.   Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, said this during the launch of the National Personnel Audit (NPA) of basic education institutions in Abuja on Monday.   The audit will cover all pupils, students and personnel in both public and private basic education institutions in Nigeria.  …

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