World’s oldest pupil dies in Kenya aged 99

The world’s oldest primary school student, Priscilla Sitieni, whose resolve to acquire an education in her 90s inspired a French film and won praise from UNESCO, has died in Kenya aged 99, local media reported. Her grandson, Sammy Chepsiror, told…

Byinks Foundation awards scholarship to 100 indigent students in Lagos

Byinks Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation, on Monday awarded scholarships to 100 indigent students in Lagos. The foundation presented the awards to the beneficiaries at Adeyemi Bero Hall, Alausa, during its 15th edition of ‘Entertainment meets Charity’. Byinks Foundation, according to…

Tough treatment in Côte d’Ivoire schools, expelling ‘losers’ to boost grades

Youngsters in Côte d’Ivoire return to school this week with a sword of Damocles above their heads: those with average grades of less than 8.5 out of 10 will be excluded at the end of the year. The measure is…

ASUU Rejected FG’s 23.5 % salary increase offer – Adamu

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu on Tuesday outlined the Federal Government’s efforts to resolve the industrial action embarked upon by Academic Staff Union of Universities on February 14. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Adamu said the government…

Drama as LAUTECH graduate visits school to return certificate, demand refund of fees

A graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has stormed his alma mater to return his certificate and demand a refund of his fees. The man can be seen in a viral video claiming that he has not profited…

Igbinedion contributions to national development boundless, says VC

Vice-chancellor, Igbinedion University Okada (IUO), Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, on Tuesday restated that the institution’s founder and Chancellor, Gabriel Igbinedion, is an asset to Nigeria following his contributions to national development, particularly, the opening of private varsity vista in the country.…

Enugu closes unapproved private schools

The Enugu State Government has directed the immediate closure of all private schools at basic and post-basic levels operating in the state without the written approval of the ministry of education. The directive, according to the Commissioner for Education, Prof.…

Old boys honour nonagenarian ex-principal

The Anwar-Ul Islam Model College (formerly Ahmadiyya College) Old Boys Association, Agege (ACAOSA), Lagos has rolled out the drums for a retired principal of the school, Alhaji Jimoh Adisa Gbadamosi, with the launch of an endowment fund for a yearly…

Don’t stay in marriage prone to violence, Zik’s wife cautions women

Professor Emeritus, Uche Azikiwe, the wife of Nigeria’s first president and the premier of the Eastern Region, late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, weekend, cautioned women to quit marriages prone to domestic violence. The don, who said abusive marriages have claimed many…

Ukrainian, Edo varsities partner for displaced students’ education

To ensure that its students of Nigerian origin continue their education following the Russian invasion, the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine has partnered with the Igbinedion University, Okada. A statement released by the representative of the Ukrainian university in…

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