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Benue State University Shut Down Indefinitely after students’ protest claiming ‘snakes swallowed’ their school fees

Benue State University Shut Down Indefinitely after students’ protest claiming ‘snakes swallowed’ their school fees

Education
  Following the massive protest by the students of the Benue State University after some of their colleagues were chased out of school over unpaid school fees, the management of the University has suspended exams and shut down the school till further notice.   According to reports, BSU Students hit the streets of Makurdi, the Benue State capital to protest their being chased out of school by the University Management because of failure to pay school fees, which they say is a consequence of non payment of the parents' salaries and pensions by the Governor.   Some of them held placards indicating that snakes had swallowed moneys meant for their fees.
Another JAMB scandal: N23m worth of scratch card that was said to have ‘burnt’ in car accident was actually used by students in Nasarawa

Another JAMB scandal: N23m worth of scratch card that was said to have ‘burnt’ in car accident was actually used by students in Nasarawa

Education
  Barely one week after a mystery snake swallowed N36million from its office, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB is in the news again.   This time, scratch cards worth N23 million, which Nassarawa State JAMB Coordinator, Labaran Tanko, said got burnt in a car accident, have been discovered used by students to register for examinations in the state.   In the new story, Nassarawa JAMB Coordinator, Tanko, said his car got burnt and the scratch cards worth N23 million were destroyed in the inferno. After an investigation by the board, Tanko admitted that the proceeds from the sales worth N23 million was in his possession, but got destroyed in a fire during a car accident.   It was gathered that Tanko made this confession at a session
Child rape: Chrisland School assures parents of their children’s safety, accuse the press of being paid to tarnish their hard-earned image

Child rape: Chrisland School assures parents of their children’s safety, accuse the press of being paid to tarnish their hard-earned image

Education
  The management of Chrisland Schools has sent an email to parents reassuring parents of their children's safety. This comes after reports surfaced online two days ago of a 47-year-old supervisor in the school, Adegboyega Adenekan, who allegedly sexually molested a 2-year-old girl in the school. Ade was accused of molesting the little girl who was in the Lekki branch of the school in November 2016. A video recording of the little girl describing how the school supervisor molested her was played at the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Monday February 12th. Nigerians on social media had called on parents that stiill have their wards in the school to remove them and boycott the school after it was alleged that the school had hired a SAN to defend the accused
Drama As JAMB Uncovers Another Missing N26m

Drama As JAMB Uncovers Another Missing N26m

Breaking, Education
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has uncovered another fraud of N26 million allegedly perpetrated by its former Nasarawa State coordinator, simply identified as Tanko. The development came barely one week after the board uncovered a N36 million fraud allegedly perpetrated by its Benue State sales clerk, Philomena. Tanko was said to have embezzled the money he generated from the sale of the scratch cards hitherto used by candidates to either gain access to the JAMB website for registration or other services. JAMB spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, told newsmen in Abuja that the former Nasarawa State coordinator had apologised to the JAMB audit team for his inability to account for the money for unknown reasons. The officer, in his confessional statement, claimed ...
JAMB closes registration for 2018 UTME

JAMB closes registration for 2018 UTME

Education
This was confirmed in a statement signed by the board’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, on Tuesday. He said candidates who paid and obtained pins but have not been able to register, have 24 hours to complete their registration. “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) wishes to inform the general public that the sale of 2018 UTME application is closed. “However, the public is urged to note that all candidates who paid and obtained pins and could not unsuccessfully register at the close of sale are allowed to quickly within 24 hours complete their registration as no complaints would be entertained afterwards. “For purposes of emphasis, this applies to only candidates who had initiated registration processes and have paid and procured the registration epins but co
2-year-old girl narrates how her teacher raped her in her school in Lekki

2-year-old girl narrates how her teacher raped her in her school in Lekki

Education
A video of a two year, 11 month-old pupil of Chrisland School, Lekki, Lagos portraying her alleged serial defilement by the school’s supervisor, 47 year old Mr Adegboyega Adenekan, was played today at the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court. The Nation reports that the video was played during the testimony of Miss Olive Ogedengbe, a clinical psychologist, at the trial of Adenekan over defilement of a child. The video recording (Exhibit A1), depicted the child, named Child X, in the clinical psychologist’s office on Nov. 28, 2016 answering questions about the alleged defilement from Ogedengbe and her colleague. In the recording, Child X was given a sheet of paper and asked to draw the private part of Adenekan, which she did as well as another image with the ensuing quest
UNIZIK SSANU Threatens To Disrupt Matriculation Of New Students Today

UNIZIK SSANU Threatens To Disrupt Matriculation Of New Students Today

Education
The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities ( SSANU ) Nnamdi Azikiwe University chapter has said it will disrupt the institution’s matriculation ceremony slated for Feb. 10 over unpaid allowances. The union said on Friday that the proposed action would draw attention to the insensitivity of the institution’s management to the plight of non-teaching staff of the university, whose allowances were withheld. The SSANU members had earlier held a meeting followed with chanting of solidarity songs demanding the authorities address cases of marginalisation against them. They claimed non-teaching staff were being treated as slaves and second class citizens. Chairman of the union, Mrs Njideka Nwangwu who addressed newsmen accused the management of withholding their hazard all
Teacher styles her hair like her student’s hair to make her feel better

Teacher styles her hair like her student’s hair to make her feel better

Education
  A teacher at Lakeview Elementary School in Sugar Land, Texas has won the admiration of people after she did something phenomenal to make her student feel good about herself. Ms. Bishop told a Black student of hers that her hair was lovely but the child did not believe it and still felt insecure about it. So, Bishop turned up at school the following day with her hair styled exactly like the student's own. The smile on the little girl's face at seeing her teacher wearing the same her as hers was enough to show that the teacher had achieved her aim of making the girl feel more beautiful and confident in her natural hair.   Ms. Bishop's story was shared on Twitter and Twitter users showered her with praise for her action. The post got over 122,000 retweets. B
JAMB Extends Registration By Five Days

JAMB Extends Registration By Five Days

Education
The exam board said registration for Direct Entry candidates continues. JAMB Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, made the announcement in a statement after a meeting with directors of the agency on Tuesday, in Abuja. The statement reads: “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announces the extension of registration for 2018 UTME till midnight of Sunday, 11th February, 2018. “JAMB as a responsive organization has taken the decision albeit with great hesitation to accommodate candidates who failed to register between the two months window period that ended at midnight of Tuesday, 6th February, 2018. Read Also: JAMB fixes Feb 6 as deadline for UTME registration “The failure of these candidates to register is unfortunate and the board hastens to add
BREAKING: Senate Shuts MAUTECH

BREAKING: Senate Shuts MAUTECH

Breaking, Education, Politics
The Senate of Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, has ordered an immediate and indefinite closure of the school following the violence that ensued among students on Sunday. There had been growing tension in the institution, following a recent students’ union election that polarised the students along religious lines. Reports had it that a statement was allegedly posted on the engineering students’ group WhatsApp by a student, a development that irked some Muslims students to stage a protest that turned violent, leading to the burning of places of worship including mosques and a chapel. The Senate after an emergency meeting, which held on Monday decided to close down the school till further notice.
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