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BIAFRA: Nigeria Is A Fails Country, First Class Graduate Cant Find A Job

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Nnamdi Kanu the leader of IPOB once said “quoting verbatim”

Nigeria Education should  be boycut”  after spending 3years in Pre-nursery and nursery, 6 years in primary school,6years in secondary,4years in tertiary and one in NYSC only to be jobless at the end of the day, is that not rubbish and waste of resources and invaluable time?

Award-winning first class graduate can’t find a job years after graduation

 

Here is a case of a first class graduate that couldnt find a job after graduation .

She is calm, meticulous and brilliant. You could see these traits in Sakinat Mojisola Ahmad as the reporter engaged her in a conversation in Lagos. Her accent, fluency, cerebral expressions, the breezy flow of her profound thoughts explained why she ruled supreme over her peers in her university days.

 

The 26-year-old lady, who hails from Oyo State, also exudes confidence and sharp memory, which she displayed during the hour-long chat with Daily Sun. But the first class honours graduate of Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology-Hydrology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State (FUNAAB), says she is hungry to mentor younger ones. She wants to be a teacher.

When Ahmad left her department in 2015 as the best graduating student with a grade point average (GPA) of 4.61, she saw a bright future and her hopes were high. There was a standing ovation for her when the school’s senate echoed her name for special recognition. Her bank account details were even collected by the senate, though she was not told the specific sum she was to receive. She was the talk of the town among her classmates and many of them wished they were as brilliant and lucky as she was.

As a result of her academic prowess and feat, she foresaw automatic employment by her university after graduation. But that didn’t come to pass. She explained that the job opportunity had been truncated few years before she graduated due to some leadership issues that engulfed the institution. But five months down the line, after the school collected her account number, nothing has been heard from the management.

A letter signed by the institution’s deputy registrar, Directorate of Academic Affairs, Examinations and Records, K.A. Adenekan, read in part: “I have the pleasure to inform you that you were one of the graduating students who made first class honours during the 2014/2015 session.

“Consequently, senate has approved that you be awarded the ‘Senate Annual Prize’ for the first class honours graduating student in the Department of Water Resources and Agrometeorology (Hydrology option), at the 23rd, 24th and 25th convocation ceremonies scheduled for October 20, 2017.”

Ahmad said she hated sitting at home doing nothing and wasting every passing day. Having taught National Diploma (ND 2) students during her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) year at the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, she said she was eager to return to the classroom to continue what she loves doing best, teaching.

“While l was in school, l enjoyed teaching my classmates and most of them confessed to me that they understood my tutorial sessions better than those of the lecturers who took the courses. I have never had any problem communicating with people. I represented my university at different debate competitions and at other public speaking platforms.

“I feel happy and fulfilled imparting knowledge to people. During my NYSC days, I taught my students agroclimatology and soil and water conservation (practical), and the students were excited,” she said.

Perhaps the passion for teaching runs in her family. Her father, she said, retired as a primary school teacher. She praised the man for his diligence and unflinching commitment while he served in Kogi State.

Suicide: ABSU Students to Protest Against Gov Ikpeazu Over Death of Colleague (Photos)

ABIA state University students have vowed to carry out a mass demonstration against the Abia State governor Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu over the unfortunate death of a student of the University Wilson Chukwudi recently.

BREAKING!!! ABSU Student Commits Suicide After Gov. Ikpeazu Sacked Them from Exam (Photos)

An ABSU student identified as Willson Chukwudi has reportedly taken his own life.

According to online reports, Chukwudi took his own life due to his inability to graduate from school for over two years. 

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Muslim students ‘attack’ Buhari over NASU strike

The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, MSSN has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for his alleged silence about university workers’ strike.

The university workers’ strike has led to the disruption of academic activities in some Federal Universities

However, in a statement during the weekend which was released by its National President, Dr Saheed Ashafa, the Muslim students’ group accused the presidency of ignoring the workers.

The statement read in part:
“The presidency is not giving priority to the strike action and it is sending a bad perception about this administration.

“In the first place, the strike is avoidable and needless. It is unpalatable to the hearing that a country like Nigeria still pays low attention to workers’ welfare.

“The poor attention and undue silence of the Federal Government over the ongoing strike embarked upon by members of NASU, SSANU and NAAT are condemnable and highly demoralizing.

“It is understandable that children of majority of those leading the education agencies and ministries that should engage the striking workers are studying abroad, but that should not mean that the sons and daughters of the Nigerian masses should be made to suffer for developing interest in education.

“It is understandable that children of majority of those leading the education agencies and ministries that should engage the striking workers are studying abroad, but that should not mean that the sons and daughters of the Nigerian masses should be made to suffer for developing interest in education.

“As we speak, some of our universities smell and stink, others have their libraries, health centres, powerhouses and other strategic facilities shut down. Students now live on university campuses like they are in the jungle.

“This is pathetic and must be urgently addressed. We will not get the best from our workers if we continue to treat them like slaves; their commitment to work will be vacuous.”

Governor Gaidam Offers Jobs To 38 YSU First Class Graduates

2018 UTME: Candidates blast JAMB, kick against exam date

Scores of young Nigerians yesterday kicked against the date for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to be conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The candidates displayed placards with various inscriptions such as; “Admissions are yet to close, why conducting another UTME now?”; “JAMB isn’t for revenue generation, stop milking our parents,” “2017 UTME held in May, why March in 2018?”, “2018 admissions not transparent”.

They said many of them, who had hoped to be admitted by various institutions during the 2017/2018 academic calendar year, just found out this week that they were not admitted and that less than one month cannot be enough to prepare for another examination.

Addressing the press during the protest, National President of the Association of Tutorial School Operators (ATSO), Dotun Sodunke, said if allowed to hold as scheduled, Nigeria would experience another round of mass failure.

Sodunke added that institutions like the University of Benin, Yaba College of Technology, among others, just released admission list on Wednesday, and that the students who had applied to such institutions would not concentrate on preparation for another examination.

He said; “The new head of JAMB needs to be called to order. He should not be carried away by the euphoria of revenue generation. The future of this country depends on these children.

“JAMB is sure that if you conduct the exam early, many candidates would fail, and they would come back to register again next year. This is so because their children don’t school here.

“Admissions are yet to be concluded, yet you are fixing date for another one. Who does that? The introduction of the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) is also a fraud. You would be admitted on JAMB portal and on CAPS page it would deny you admission.

“Everything is done in secrecy as we don’t even know which schools are organizing post-UTME and which ones are not. Every institution is doing what it wants. Things must not go on like this.”

Reacting, JAMB spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, explained that there was yet no basis for the postponement.

Benjamin said; “We need to place the interest of this country above selfish interest. The candidates are not the ones staging protest but the tutorial centres operators, and parents must intervene to rein them in”, New Telegraph quoted him as saying.

“They are doing this because they want to keep the candidates at their centres till May so that they can get more money from them. Things are not done that way.

“JAMB is not alone in this business. All stakeholders in Nigeria’s education sector have realised that our calendar must be organised and firm as we experience abroad, and it must start somewhere.

“Even if heaven will fall, the new government wants to ensure that academic calendar starts every August, and that is why all admissions will be concluded by August this year. So if these candidates are affected, we apologise to them, it is for their good and the good of the nation.”

Students shut down school, injure teachers, over transferred principal

At least five teachers, including a vice principal, were allegedly injured when students of Zappa Secondary School, Asaba, Delta State, embarked on a spontaneous protest over the transfer of the school principal by State authorities.

The teachers are said to have sustained injuries while attempting to stop the protesting students from going outside the gate, an effort that proved futile.

The enraged students allegedly pulled down the school gate, injuring the teachers in the process.

They are also said to have shut down the school and vowed to keep it locked up, saying that there would be no learning or academic activities until their transferred principal is redeployed.

Chanting war songs and bearing placards, one of the protesting said said “we will thwart every effort of any new principal sent to to us. If it is not our principal that we know, it will be no other principal.”

The situation caused pandemonium in Asaba metropolis, as the protesting students marched through the streets of the state capital to West-End Mixed Secondary School where they claimed their principal had been deployed.

At West-End, students of the school prevented their entry.

But for the timely intervention of security operatives, there would have been bloodshed as students of both institutions were agitating to engage in physical attacks.

Contacted, the state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chiedu Ebie, condemned the action of the students, insisting that they do not have the right to take the law into their hands.

“What do you think? Do they have a right to do that? I went to the school yesterday. I had the opportunity of meeting with the prefect of the school,” the Commissioner said.

NASU Strike; Angry Members Empty Diesel Into The Gutter In Uyo University. Photos

The ongoing strike by members of the Non-academic Staff Union of Universities took another turn yesterday, as some members of the University of Uyo chapter took agitations to another level. According to Inside Uniuyo, the NASU members reportedly struck the Generator Houses and Diesel Dump.

It is reported that visibly angry members, emptied the diesel into the gutters while some were poured into the ravine, with a view to disrupt activities.

This is coming on the heels of the commencement of the University’s 1st semester examinations yesterday February 19th, 2018, even while the Union was on strike.

The national leadership of NASU had embarked on a nationwide strike in November, 2017 over non-payment of earned allowances.

JAMB to conduct mock UTME, Click to see date

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Sunday said the much anticipated conduct of the 2018 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would now hold on Feb. 26.
The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos.
According to him, a total of 245,753 of the 1,652,795 candidates that registered for this year’s UTME are expected to write the test.
“We are happy to announce to the public that the board has concluded arrangement for the conduct of the mock UTME, slated for Monday, February 26
“This is irrespective of the ongoing strike embarked upon by members of non-academic unions of federal universities nation wide.
“Candidates will soon be informed on when to print notifications for the examination and in addition, notifications will be sent through e-mails and text messages on the schedules of their examination,” Benjamin said.
He explained that the examination was expected to be hitch free because the board had successfully reduced incidences of malfunctioning of computers by electronically integrating the systems to see their functionality and effectiveness through link tests.
“What this means is that, at the end if the exercise, whatever system that is not seen will not be used for the mock examination.
“The 2018 exercise sold a total of 1, 966,918 candidate generating profiles.
“In previous examinations this number of candidates would have paid for the forms but through our efficient and effective system of ensuring that candidates do not waste resources, we decided to introduce the profile generating regime.
“By this method, candidates will first have to generate personal profiles before proceeding to obtain pins, in between which they are open to deciding whether to go ahead to pay for the registration documents or otherwise,” Benjamin explained.
The main UTME is expected to hold nationwide from March 9 to March 17.

Abia Schools in Total Decay Despite Huge Allocations Under Ikpeazu (Photos)

Primary schools in Abia state has come under heavy infrastructure decay, according to findings. Visits by IGBERE TV correspondent to some state owned primary schools in the state revealed that many of them are in very sorry situation despite huge allocation by the Ikpeazu led administration.

Benue State University shut down, reason will shock you

The management of Benue State University, Makurdi, on Friday shut down the institution following student unrest over tuition fees.
The action of the students followed the management’s decision to prevent anyone yet to pay tuition fees from sitting examination, which commenced on Monday.
The enraged students blocked the Makurdi/Gboko Expressway, forcing motorists to make use of alternative routes.
Some of the students, who expressed anger, said they embarked on the protest to draw the attention of the school’s authorities to the prevailing economic situation in the state.
One student, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “How can they stop us from sitting examination just because we cannot pay school fees? Our parents are yet to be paid for several months by the Benue State Government, so where do they want us to get the fees from?”
Another student, James Abah, said that their leaders proposed to the university authorities to allow them take the examination and pay the fees at the time of collecting their certificates but that their request was rejected.

Meet The Two Pretty Nigerian Sisters Aged 23 And 21 Who Are Pilots. Photos

A proud Nigerian family is being celebrated for producing two female pilots, 23-year-old Efe and 21-year-old Precious. According to reports, the ladies who are from Delta state and based in Abuja – were hosted by Kogi State government official who recognized and honored them in government House some months ago.

According to reports, the lovely ladies are set to leave for abroad in a bid to further their studies.

 

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IMSU First Class Student In Tears As Rochas Okorocha Splashes Millions On Him. (Photos)

Dr Chigozie Ekenze, the best graduating student at the 2016 combined convocation ceremony of Imo State University IMSU – has been given another reason to smile as the all academic expense, being Thirteen Million Seven Hundred Thousand Naira (13,700,000) has been released by governor Rochas Okorocha to enable him proceed for his Post Graduate Program in London immediately.

Dr Chigozie who lost his Father shortly after gaining admission to study Optometry in Imo State University was threatened to withdraw for lack of funding as his mother’s vegetable trade could not sponsor his education.

After becoming governor in 2011, Rochas Okorocha declared free and compulsory education from primary to university and that would rekindle the spark of greatness in the young Doctor to soar to greatness.

Yesterday, while receiving a cheque from Mrs Ugo Nneoma Rochas Okorocha,containing the huge sum, the doctor went on his kneels with utter gratitude to God. He continued to cry uncontrollably for several minutes with overwhelming joy from family and friends.

Recall, Governor Okorocha had earlier granted Dr Chigozie automatic employment as Lecturer in IMSU.

EBSU Students Cry Out Over One Month Power Outage (Photo)

MURIC To Nigerian Law School: Stop Provoking Muslims

Presidency Speaks on Claims that Snake Swallowed N36m in JAMB Office

Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, has spoken on the mystery snake which purportedly sneaked into the account office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in Makurdi, Benue State and swallowed N36m.

 

recall that an account staff, Joan Asen and a lady outside JAMB allegedly connived to steal the money “spiritually” through a mysterious snake that always crawled into the office to swallow the money from the vault.

Reacting to this development, Ogunlesi on his verified twitter page threw more light to the amount remitted by JAMB in the spate of 6years.

According to him, 51million was remitted into federal government accounts between 2010-2016, yet 36m was found in an office.

According to him, the report was as a result of auditing being carried out at JAMB state offices.

He wrote “A sales clerk, Philomina Chieshe, told JAMB registrar and team that she could not account for N36m she made in previous years… Philomena confessed that it was her housemaid that connived with JAMB staff to “spiritually” steal the money from the vault in the accounts office.

“Recall that this same JAMB remitted only about N51 million to Govt Accounts between 2010 and 2016.

“In 2017, under new management appointed in 2016, it remitted N7.8 Billion. Now that new management is carrying out audits at State offices, and stories that touch are emerging.”

FUTY students on the run as Christian, Muslim students clash – school shut down – Photos

There is an ongoing pandemonium at the Federal University of Technology, Yola, FUTY over claim by Muslims students that, a fellow student made a blasphemous remark against Prophet Muhammed yesterday.

According to the students who are currently on the run following the unrest at the campus, few weeks to the Student Union Government, SUG election, there was a threat by a student on a Facebook page warning the school authority to take action against the alleged claim of blasphemy or the Muslim students would take all necessary action to stop academic activities in the institution.

A facebook user who shared the photos wrote:

OK oo today m supos to b writing my exam is em Christians n Muslims will c to fight abi!!! Som said Christian blasphem Prophet Mohammed, som said because Christian won d SUG election, OK ooo is only me DAT knows wat happened. Now everyone running for their dear life, lol u need to c people running with dia gas cylinder, bucket lol,,,,, me i ran oo but as a big girl lol i just picked my carton of indomie n my drawings inside my portfolio n my laptop kikikikiki ( Wonah Geka com n comment on d big girl phrase). School shut down, exam postponed. #vexing my time in Futy abi mautech is extended again, I is tire, I haf tire, Futy graduate me biko with result. #peace in Nigeria, #peace in Futy. We are one Nigeria, serving one God,,,, y d ……….shhhhh mtcheewww.

Why students lose interest in Mathematics — Educationist

An educationist, Mr Philip Balogun, on Friday said that many students lose interest in Mathematics because of the difficult and cumbersome processes applied by their teachers.

Balogun, who is Vice Principal, Grace Group of Schools, Gbagada, spoke in an interview with our reporter in Lagos.

He said for this reason, many children, right from the tender age, developed cold feet in solving mathematics problems.

The educationist said there was a need to be more creative in teaching the subject to make such students interested in it.

Mathematics

According to him, adopting the computer in teaching them the subject and how to solve problems can be a means of endearing them to it.

Balogun said the computer makes it easier for students to assimilate and sharpens their numerical sense, which is naturally endowed to everyone.

Iran To Build Universities In Nigeria

They Didn’t Wear Pants!! My Shocking Experience In Delta NYSC Camp! – Muslim Corper

Salaam alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuhu

Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 185:

وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُورِ

The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception (a deceiving thing).

via iQuran

President Buhari Approves UNILAG TV License

Umahi Shutdown Three Schools Of APC chieftains in Ebonyi For Exposing Him

Three secondary schools belonging to some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ebonyi state chapter have been shutdown.

ASUU Strike: Watch The Moment ASUU Suspended Its Over 1 Month (Video)

The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, ASUU, has officially suspended its one month, six days strike.

BREAKING: ASUU suspends strike

​The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced a conditional suspension of its nationwide strike.

This comes after a series of meetings between top government officials and members of the union.

ASUU has now directed its members to return to classrooms with immediate effect.

President of the Union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, addressed a news conference at about 9.30 pm Monday night, after another round of meeting with the government delegation, led by the Minister of Labour, Senator Chris Ngige.

Ogunyemi explained that they decided to conditionally suspend the strike action, in view of the timeline of October 2017 for the implementation of the signed agreement.

ASUU had declared a nationwide strike on August 14, over the failure of the federal government to implement the 2009 agreement.

Last week, Ogunyemi stated that the industrial action had not ended, because ASUU was still ironing out some grey areas in the agreement with the FG .

ASUU Strike: Lecturers Meet FG Delegation, Fix Another Meeting

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Friday held a closed-door meeting with the representatives of the federal government.

LAUTECH Resumes Tomorrow

The embattled Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, is set resume activities at the university on Friday, September 15, 2017.

WAEC set to re-introduce e-marking for its tests

The West African Examinations Council International Office in Lagos said it will soon re-introduce electronic marking for its tests.

Head of the Office, Adelowo Maliki, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Lagos.

“We started this electronic marking in 2014 through to 2015, only for us to suspend it in 2016, due to high costs as regards the high exchange rate.

“But now, we are set to bring it back as we have gotten all necessary approvals from the council’s committee meetings and the council itself.

“This led to our trying to develop our own in-house and by the grace of God, the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates would be marked electronically.

ASUU To Suspend Strike After Closed Door Meeting With FG

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it has agreed to consider the federal government’s offer and suspend their strike. The

ASUU strike: We have reached agreement with lecturers – Nigerian government

The Federal government of Nigeria has stated that it has reached an agreement with members of the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

BREAKING!! SSANU, NASU Resolve To Embark On Indefinite Strike

There appears to be more trouble for Nigeria’s education sector as all the major non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian public universities