Education

ICPC, Education Commissioners To Hold Talks On Sexual Harassment

ICPC, Education Commissioners To Hold Talks On Sexual Harassment

By People& Politics Education commissioners in the country will engage with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in Abuja to strategise on best way to address the pervasive issue of sexual harassment in tertiary institutions. The meeting which is expected to focus on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions is convened by the ICPC and Gender Mobile Initiative (GMI), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). Ms Omowumi Ogunrotimi, Executive Director, Gender Mobile Initiative, said the engagement would focus more on prevention frameworks rather than punitive measures. “Development partners, education regulators, student groups and civil society organisations will engage and…
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Corps Members’ Allowance To Be Increased With New Minimum Wage

Corps Members’ Allowance To Be Increased With New Minimum Wage

By Hadiza Suleman The monthly allowance of the national youth service corps members will soon be reviewed upward in line with the soon-to-be implemented national minimum wage for workers. The director general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Yushau Ahmed, disclosed this while speaking to 2,762 corps members of Batch B, Stream one at Ogun State NYSC Orientation Camp, Sagamu, weekend. He said the corps members were too special to be forgotten by the federal government. In his words, "For your allowance, don’t worry, as soon as the ongoing negotiation on the minimum wage is concluded, you…
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UNIBEN Shuts Down Indefinitely Over Students’ Protest

UNIBEN Shuts Down Indefinitely Over Students’ Protest

By Agency Report The authorities of the University of Benin, Edo State, on Thursday, shut down academic activities in the institution indefinitely. The university, in a statement by its spokesperson, Benedicta Ehanire, attributed the decision to the refusal of the students to shift grounds on their demands. The students on Wednesday took to the streets, blocking the ever-busy Benin-Ore highway to protest weeks of power outage on campus. The students, who had two weeks until their first semester examination, said the situation was severely affecting their preparation. They also called for a downward review of transport fare by the UNIBEN…
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JAMB Releases 2024 Supplementary UTME

JAMB Releases 2024 Supplementary UTME

By People&Politics The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Friday, announced the release of the results of candidates who participated in the supplementary Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted in June, 2024. JAMB's spokesperson, Dr Fabian Benjamin, stated this in a release. The supplementary examination was conducted for 28,835 candidates, who were unable to be biometrically verified during the main 2024 UTME, it was gathered. He said other category of candidates who sat for the examination were those suspected to have been involved in examination malpractices during the main UTME but who were given a second chance to sit the…
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