Learn new skill: FG launches digital Nigeria portal, mobile app

2 min read The Federal Government has launched a Digital Nigeria Portal and Mobile Application in furtherance of the Digital Nigeria Programme, which was kick-started by President Muhammadu Buhari, on March 19, 2020. Dr Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy (FMCDE) performed the virtual launch of the mobile application on Monday in Abuja. Pantami said it was part of the…

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Ogunsola emerges UNILAG Senate nominee as acting VC

2 min read Professor Folasade Ogunsola has secured the highest number of votes in the election held by members of the University of Lagos Senate to choose an acting Vice-Chancellor. She was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development Services at UNILAG before her emergence. Ogunsola’s nomination took place on Monday during a Senate meeting attended by 167 professors. The result of the election obtained by…

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UNILAG: Buhari suspends Babalakin, Ogundipe, sacks acting VC

2 min read The Federal Government has directed the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Wale Babalakin, to recuse himself from official duties relating to the institution. Spokesman of the Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, who broke the news in a statement yesterday, said Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe was also directed to recuse himself as Vice-Chancellor, adding that a…

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Students vow to shutdown Nigeria economy in protest against school closure

2 min read The National Association of University Students (NAUS), National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), and National Association of Nigerian Colleges of Education (NANCES), yesterday held a nationwide protest to demand the immediate reopening of campus across Nigeria. Students also vowed to shut down the economy and every other sector in the country if the government refuses to harken to their demands…

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Controversies over Ogundipe’s removal as UNILAG vice-chancellor

2 min read The last has not been heard about the controversies around the removal of Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG). UNILAG’s governing council on Wednesday announced Ogundipe’s removal after a meeting of the council, which held at the headquarters of the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Abuja presided over by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr…

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Google announces 100,000 Scholarships – Learn how to apply

2 min read Google is now offering 100,000 scholarships. Here’s how you can get one. Here’s what you need to know. Google Scholarships Google is giving away 100,000 scholarships so you can earn an online certificate in these three areas: data analytics; project management; and user experience (UX) design Here’s the kicker: Google will treat these online Google Career Certificates as the equivalent of a four-year…

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Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration over order revoking visas for foreign students

2 min read Harvard and MIT asked a court Wednesday to block an order by President Donald Trump’s administration threatening the visas of foreign students whose entire courses have moved online because of the coronavirus pandemic. The universities’ lawsuit was in response to an announcement Monday by the US Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) that the affected students must leave the country or…

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Schools in Kenya to remain closed for the rest of the year 2020

< 1 min read Primary and secondary school students in Kenya will only return to school in 2021, the Education Ministry announced on Tuesday morning. Subsequently, terminal exams for both levels – the Kenya Primary Certificate Exams, and the Kenya Secondary Certificate Exams – have also been cancelled. The decision is based on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic in the East African country….

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U.S. to send home foreign students taking classes fully online

2 min read Foreign students in the United States, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, will have to leave the country if their classes are all taught online this fall or if they transfer to another school with in-person instruction, a government agency said. It was not immediately clear how many student visa holders would be affected by the move, but foreign students…

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Peppa Pig criticised for using the word ‘fireman’ in episode

2 min read People have criticised the children’s TV show Peppa Pig after it referred to firefighters as ‘firemen’ in an episode called The Fire Engine. London Fire Brigade (LFB) posted a message on social media saying: “Come on @peppapig, we’ve not been firemen for 30 years. “Using out of date stereotypical gender specific wording prevents young girls from becoming firefighters.” They say…

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