6 May 2013

UTME not foolproof - Uni Ibadan VC; Quality University Education: Affordable in Nigeria?

Kenneth Dike Library, UI, Ibadan
The PUNCH reports that University of Ibadan has attributed reduction in school dropout rate to post-JAMB screening exercises conducted for new entrants just as 2013 UTME results have been released and JAMB says this years results are better than the 2012 edition even as it announced withholding 80,419 candidates' results and invalidating 40,692 more. THISDAY has an article that advises on regional integration in addressing university admission shortage.

THISDAY covers an event in Prague where Nigeria sealed partnerships with Czech republic to undertake teacher exchange program on technical education, also, Sokoto state is sponsoring 150-teachers to the Islamic University in Uganda for post graduate programs. PUNCH says recalled Edo teachers to get four months salary arrears. Bill to establish Nigerian Education Bank and facilitate student loans passes second reading in House of Representative as GTBank rewards undergraduate customers.

Babcock University has held a press conference where its VC denied the allegation of arbitrary increase in school fees according to Channels TV just as Ekiti state University students took to the streets to protest a new school fee regime that stipulates that students can attend lectures only after their school fees have been paid in full and Kwara state University Governing Council considers renaming school after Olusola Saraki.

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