Wits University introduces short courses to boost capacity building in Nigeria/newsheadline247
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Wits University introduces short courses to boost capacity building in Nigeria

Capacity building in Nigeria will receive a boost from early next year as the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa is bringing its acclaimed short courses to the country. The university, which offers highly competitive, globally-standardised courses across different sectors of the economy, has concluded plans to introduce programmes that would help young Nigerian Read more

Sex for Grades: BBC exposes UNILAG lecturer in video documentary/newsheadline247
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Sex for Grades: UNILAG suspends lecturer over harassment

A lecturer and sub-dean of faculty of art in the institution, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, has been suspended by the University of Lagos (UNILAG) after he was caught on camera sexually harassing ‘admission seeker’. Igbeneghu, who is also head pastor of a Foursquare Gospel Church, was exposed in a 13-minute video documentary released by the BBC Africa Eye Read more

Sex for Grades: BBC exposes UNILAG lecturer in video documentary/newsheadline247
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Sex for Grades: BBC exposes UNILAG lecturer in video documentary

A lecturer at the University of Lagos, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, has been exposed as one of the culprits in BBC Africa Eye’s video documentary targeted at lecturers in some West African Universities. Dr Igbeneghu, who is also the head of a Foursquare Gospel Church in Lagos, was caught on camera making sexual demands to offer Read more

Ogun: Gov. Abiodun insists education remains free – ‘we’ve not authorised payment of any charge’/newsheadline247
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Ogun may establish two new universities as Gov. Abiodun vows to reposition education

The Ogun State Government at the weekend said it is addressing the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial Zones to have a university cited in their domain. Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun made this known at a one day stakeholders forum with the theme, “Repositioning Education for Outstanding Performance”, held in Abeokuta. Read more

UI College of Medicine moves up in latest world university ranking/newsheadline247.com
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UI College of Medicine moves higher in latest world university ranking

The Provost of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Prof. Olubunmi Olapade-Olaopa, has said the 71-year-old medical college has clinched the fourth position in Africa in the 2019 World University Ranking. Olapade-Olaopa, who disclosed this on Thursday in Ibadan while speaking with newsmen at the end of the Innovative Research Fair of the college, Read more

Ogun: Gov. Abiodun insists education remains free – ‘we’ve not authorised payment of any charge’/newsheadline247
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Ogun: Gov. Abiodun insists education remains free, says we’ve not authorised payment of any charge

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has said that his administration remains irrevocably committed to free education in all public primary and secondary schools in the state. The state Ministry of Education had in a circular dated Tuesday, August 27, 2019 directed pupils in public secondary schools and technical colleges to pay N3,700 per term. The Read more

Africa: Two African Projects win Global Innovation Award for Education/newsheadline247
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Africa: Two African Projects win Global Innovation Award for Education

Two education projects serving Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia have been recognized as WISE Awards winners for their work in education.  The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) (www.WISE-Qatar.org), a Qatar Foundation (QF) initiative, has revealed the winners of the 2019 WISE Awards. Each year, the WISE Awards recognize and promote six innovative projects from Read more

Buhari demonstrated hatred for education – ASUU, kicks over reduction of budgetary allocation/newsheadline247.com
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Buhari demonstrated hatred for education – ASUU, kicks over reduction of budgetary allocation

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated his hatred for education by constantly reducing budgetary allocation for the sector. The union, on Sunday, stated that the reduction of the budgetary allocation has made it impossible for universities in the country to recruit more staff despite the fact that Read more

Ex-gov, Amosun responsible for state’s education crises– Ogun State Students/newsheadline247.com
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Ex-gov, Amosun responsible for state’s education crises – Ogun Students

Ogun State students have accused former governor Ibikunle Amosun of being responsible for the ruinous state of education in the gateway state. The students also alleged that the former governor, now a senator representing Ogun Central at the Senate, did not pay bursary to indigenous students of the state while in office for eight years. Read more