Academics at the University of Zimbabwe have petitioned the anti-corruption commission to investigate the “suspicious” way in which former first lady Grace Mugabe was awarded a doctorate four years ago. The academics from the university’s sociology department say they were “shocked” when Grace Mugabe emerged among the doctoral candidates in 2014. “This was a shock to many members of the department as most members never (saw) or heard about the proposal, progress reports, thesis examiners and outcome of such a study by the candidate,” reads part of the petition, quoted by the private Zimbabwe Independent. “The awarding of the degree has therefore not gone through processes that other candidates are subjected to which makes the awarding of the degree very suspicious”. Grace Mugab
ORBITNEWS: Newspaper Headlines Today December 4 Headlines from The Nation Nigeria committed to leading role against extremism, says Buhari IBB, Jonathan reject PDP governors choice for chair Maina: ‘AGF, HOS didn’t inform Dambazzau’ of reinstatement Senate begins oversight of Kaduna Power Plant Turai Yar’Adua’s N10b Abuja cancer centre abandoned No cause for alarm over terror alert, says Fed Govt ASUU criticises Kogi, Lagos over ‘illegal sack of varsities’ teachers, others Emefiele is best CBN Governor ever, says Ovia Zubair is acting SEC D-G ACF condemns Biu attack PDP members defect to APC in Gboko Ahmed, Saraki mourn industrialist Adesoye Amosun to distribute C of Os Recovered weapons in Ondo unsettles Presidency PDP wins Akwa Ibom council p
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has assured that the conduct of the 2019 examination will be better. He also announced that registration for the exams would commence before the end of November, urging prospective candidates to visit the board’s website, download JAMB app, syllabus and brochures. He said these during an interactive session with CTB owners from across the country. The parley held at Yaba College of Technology on Wedensday. Oloyede said: “We have learnt some lessons from the last year’s experience and therefore introduced some measures that will further add to the integrity of the registration process and the conduct of the examination. “Four example, we discovered last year and this year t
The N-Power scheme has announced the commencement of the second phase of its Volunteer Corps Programme. In a message displayed on its official website, the scheme revealed that there are 300,000 successful applicants. It wrote on npvn.npower.gov.ng “The Federal Government of Nigeria is pleased to announce the commencement of the second phase of the N-Power Volunteer Corps Programme, involving the selection of 300,000 successful applicants. “The Federal Government of Nigeria wishes to congratulate all 300,000 successful applicants. “They are encouraged to take this opportunity seriously by learning the skills that will brighten their future and also serve their communities with commitment and dedication. “For those who have not been selected at this time, there is
Disturbed by the untold hardship the volunteer teachers, who were engaged during the past administration in Enugu State were passing through, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has announced the regularization of 857 such volunteers. The volunteers, who are graduates, are now permanent staff of the state government under the Post Primary Schools Management Board (PPSMB). Briefing journalists after the meeting of the State Executive Council (EXCO), the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Ogbuagu Anikwe, who was accompanied by his counterparts in Health and Works and Infrastructure ministries, Dr. Fintan Ekochin and Engr. Greg Nnaji, said that the council took the decision in line with the four-point agenda of the government with regard to quality education and empowerment in the rural areas. The ...
Latest education news report on air as the Management of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has said its 2016 Batch B, stream 2 Corps members will be passing out Thursday, November 2. It is reported that the corps said on its official Twitter account page on Saturday that details of the passing out activities as approved by management will be communicated to corp members by the NYSC Secretariat through zonal and local government inspectors. The corps said the passing out activities will be ”low-keyed with the distribution of certificate of National service to deserving Corp members taking place at the local government level.” The Batch B Stream one Corp members were in the orientation camp between November 24 to December 14, 2016.
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Parents on Monday withdrew their children from public primary schools in Damaturu , forcing the schools to shut down over rumours of an unusual injection being administered on the children . The News Agency of Nigeria reports that there are rumours in the town that an unnamed non -governmental organisation was injecting pupils in public primary schools in the town . There was pandemonium as angry parents stormed the schools to evacuate their children , with some confronting teachers who attempted to explain that it was a false alarm . Mr Abdulmalik Sumonu, the Commissioner of Police in the state said it was “a wild rumour without any iota of truth. “We have investigated the matter in all the schools but could not establish a single fact ; l wish to advise people to stop peddling unsubstant