51 Graduands bag first degree at UNICAL 32 convocation

 By Ita Akpan Calabar  51 graduands of the University of Calabar, will be awarded first class degrees in various fields of discipline after the academic council of the institution certified them worthy in learning and in character. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Zana Akpagu gave the hint  on Tuesday during a press conference at the Senate chambers of the University as part of activities to mark the 32nd convocation ceremony which is schedule to take place on Saturday. Akpagu , while trying to give the breakdown of other graduands…

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Nigeria: Facebook targets 10 universities on female entrepreneurship training for 2019

By Florence Onuegbu Facebook’s Policy Programmes Head in Africa, Sherry Dzinoreva, says the company will intensify its female entrepreneurship training in 10 universities in Nigeria in 2019. Speaking during the ”SheMeansBusiness” dinner in Lagos, Dzinoreva said that Facebook was collaborating with ”She Leads Africa” to intensify female entrepreneurship training in Nigeria. She said that training would be intensified through its ”SheMeansBusiness” programme that was launched in Nigeria in 2018. According to her, the company trained over 4,000 female entrepreneurs in the country in 2018, through the SheMeansBusiness programme. “We are…

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Top 58 ‘illegal universities’ operating in Nigeria

    By Emmanuel Udom Abuja The National Universities Commission (NUC), has published a list of 58 illegal universities operating in Nigeria. NUC says the universities are yet to be licensed by the federal government and have been shut down for violating the national minimum standard for education. It also named 8 universities currently undergoing investigation for illegally running degree programs. The 58 illegal universities are: University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria. Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State or any…

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UNICAL 31st convocation: 11,807 students make the graduation list

By Williams Akpan Calabar The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Zana Ituenbe Akpagu in a pre-convocation press briefing on Wednesday declared that  a total of 11,807 students will graduate from the university during the  31st convocation ceremony scheduled  to hold on May 12, 2018. In the breakdown of the number of graduands, the Vice Chancellor says 42 students will be awarded with First Class degrees, 1940 will receive 2nd Class Upper. 4860 bagged 2nd Class Lower, 1005, 3rd class degree, while 110 are expected to receive ordinary…

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UNICAL admits 9,200 students for 2017/2018 academic session

     Ita Akpan Calabar     In an epochmatriculation event ceremony, at the UNICAL Event  Hall on 11th April, 2018, The University of Calabar admitted 9,200 students out of 37,278 who applied for the 2017/2018 academic session. In his speech, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Zana Ituenbe Akpagu, while welcoming the new intakes envisaged that “In a true University tradition, matriculation only marks the formal admission of a student into the institution and that the event also signifies the conclusion of admission” He expresses satisfaction as the institution witness an…

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How to revive educational system in Nigeria-Prof Sidikat Ijaiya

By Dare Akogun Ilorin The Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, University of Ilorin, Professor Sidikat Ijaiya has underscored the need to resuscitate the country’s education system. Professor Ijaiya while speaking at the fourth biennial National Conference of the Centre for Ilorin Studies, University of Ilorin, affirmed that the education system has collapsed in the country. The Don explained that what the country has in the education sector is a myriad, stressing the need to restore the lost glory in the sector. She also charged the key stakeholders in the education sector…

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