Category: Education

  • Obiora Okonkwo appointed Professor at Unizik

    Obiora Okonkwo appointed Professor at Unizik

    The Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) Awka, Anambra State, has appointed the Chairman of United Nigeria Airlines, Obiora Okonkwo, as the visiting Professor of entrepreneurship. Mr Okonkwo made this known in a statement obtained by The Paradise News on Tuesday. He noted that his appointment was conveyed in a letter dated 21 July with reference number […]

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  • You Spend More on Rust Than Gasoline (Probably)

    You Spend More on Rust Than Gasoline (Probably)

    By Wesley Crump [Note that this article is a transcript of the video embedded above.] In July of 1995, Folsom Lake, a reservoir created by Folsom Dam in Northern California, reached its full capacity as snow continued to melt in the upstream Sierra. With the power plant shut down for maintenance, the dam’s operator needed […]

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  • Mixed reactions trail low UTME cut-off marks in South-South

    Mixed reactions trail low UTME cut-off marks in South-South

    University lecturers in the South-South have received with mixed feelings, the recent lowering of cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria, by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). While majority of them have discribed the new JAMB decision as counter productive and dangerous, others see it a welcome development and being inclusive. […]

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  • UNICROSS: Alumni President Bags Fresh National Appointment

    UNICROSS: Alumni President Bags Fresh National Appointment

    Eyam Abeng, President of the University of Cross River (UNICROSS) Alumni Association has been appointed as an Adviser on Special Duties and Media Relations to the President of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, (TUC), Comrade Festus Osifo. Recalled that about a fortnight ago, Osifo was overwhelmly voted as the President of TUC during its […]

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  • 4,545 Students Sit For 2022 Science Schools Examination in Oyo State 

    4,545 Students Sit For 2022 Science Schools Examination in Oyo State 

    Oyo State Government has conducted the 2022 Competitive Entrance Examination for about Four Thousand Five Hundred and Forty-five (4,545) candidates seeking admission into the Seven Science Schools and Igbo Elerin Grammar School in the State. The Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barr. Rahman Abiodun Abdu-Raheem, who monitored the exercise in the two Computer-Based […]

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  • Alumni association donates generator to UNICAL

    Alumni association donates generator to UNICAL

    The University of Calabar Theatre Arts Alumni Association (UCTAAA) has donated a 16KVA generating plant to the Department of Theatre Arts of the institution. The alumni, who made the donation as part of their 2022 re-union on Monday in Calabar, said they were giving back to their alma mater. Global President of UCTAAA, Mrs Rita […]

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  • ASUU strike: Anambra NLC joins nationwide protest

    ASUU strike: Anambra NLC joins nationwide protest

    The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Anambra State Chapter, on Tuesday, joined the nationwide protest and demand that the federal government resolve all the lingering industrial disputes between it and all the university-based unions in the country. The Paradise gathered that all the affiliate members of NLC in Anambra State, participated in the […]

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  • Illegal Fees: Oyo Gov’t Sanctions Head-teachers for Denying Pupils Access to Exam Hall

    Illegal Fees: Oyo Gov’t Sanctions Head-teachers for Denying Pupils Access to Exam Hall

    Illegal Fees: Oyo Gov’t Sanctions Head-teachers for Denying Pupils Access to Exam Hall The Oyo State Government has sanctioned some Head-teachers for collecting illegal fees and denying pupils access to examination halls during the ongoing Public Primary Schools Unified Examination. The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran disclosed this […]

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  • Lawmakers bemoan dilapidated state of Cross River ITM

    Lawmakers bemoan dilapidated state of Cross River ITM

    Members of the Cross River State House of Assembly have adopted a motion calling on the state government to carry out remedial roofing work at the Institute of Technology and Management (ITM), Ugep, Cross River. The institution, located in Ugep community in Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River, was affected by windstorms in 2021. […]

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  • One raped, abducted as Kidnappers raid Private University in Cross River

    One raped, abducted as Kidnappers raid Private University in Cross River

    A female student was allegedly raped before being abducted as unknown gunmen raided Arthur Jarvis University, a private university located in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State. THE PARADISE NEWS gathered that the unusual incident occurred on Tuesday night, July 19 at about 11pm which left the campus in disarray. A source, Pandora […]

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  • Amayo Duke Academy marks end of academic session, presents prizes to outstanding graduands

    Amayo Duke Academy marks end of academic session, presents prizes to outstanding graduands

      By Kelvin Obambon One of the fastest growing private schools in Calabar, the Amayo Duke Academy, has organized a colourful event to mark the end of 2021/2022 academic session. The first batch of graduands from the junior secondary basic 9 were also celebrated and presented with various prizes for their outstanding performance during the […]

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  • SUBEB condemns burning of new classroom blocks in Cross River

    SUBEB condemns burning of new classroom blocks in Cross River

    Cross River Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has condemned the burning of a recently constructed nine-classroom block at St Joseph Primary School, Bansara, Ogoja Local Government Area. Sen. Stephen Odey, Chairman of the state’s SUBEB, who made the condemnation in a statement on Tuesday in Calabar, described the act as nefarious, adding that the board […]

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  • What Happens When a Reservoir Goes Dry?

    What Happens When a Reservoir Goes Dry?

    By Wesley Crump [Note that this article is a transcript of the video embedded above.] In June of 2022, the level in Lake Mead, the largest water reservoir in the United States formed by the Hoover Dam, reached yet another all-time low of 175 feet or 53 meters below full, a level that hasn’t been […]

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  • Mosogar Host “Project 2027” Training Of Netball Teachers

    Mosogar Host “Project 2027” Training Of Netball Teachers

    The “PROJECT 2027” training tour of the Niger Delta area landed in the town of Mosogar (Delta State), an event that led to the training of 41 PHE Teachers and College of Education Lecturers, by Netball Africa certified Coaches. This two-day event was held on 14th and 15th of July 2022 at the indoor sports […]

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  • ASUU: Committee recommends N2million monthly salary for professors

    ASUU: Committee recommends N2million monthly salary for professors

      Indications emerged on Thursday that the Federal Government may have rejected the Nimi-Briggs Committee over the alleged allocation of pay rise of 180 percent to university teaching staff, while the non teaching staff were given 10 percent. The Federal Government had set up the Briggs-led committee to renegotiate the 2009 Agreement between the government […]

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  • UNICROSS reappoints Cornelius Ellah as Acting Mass Communication HOD

    UNICROSS reappoints Cornelius Ellah as Acting Mass Communication HOD

    Prof. Augustine Angba, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cross River State, UNICROSS has approved the reappointment of Mr Cornelius Ellah as the Acting Head of Department, HOD of Mass Communication. Ellah’s appointment was contained in a letter signed by the Registrar of the institution, Mr Victor Ene. The letter stated that Ellah’s tenure is to […]

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  • How Do You Steer a Drill Below The Earth?

    How Do You Steer a Drill Below The Earth?

    [Note that this article is a transcript of the video embedded above.] In December 2019, the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida experienced a series of catastrophic ruptures in a critical wastewater transmission line, releasing raw sewage into local waterways and neighborhoods. Recognizing the need for improvements to their aging infrastructure, the City embarked on a […]

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  • Gov Ron DeSantis signs Parents Rights and Education Bill

    Gov Ron DeSantis signs Parents Rights and Education Bill

    Gov Ron DeSantis signs Parents Rights and Education Bill The 46th Governor of the State of Florida, United States, Ron DeSantis has signed the Parents Rights and Education Bill into law. Signing the Bill, DeSantis said “The Florida law now officially prohibits injecting s3xuality and gender ideology into elementary school curriculum. “In Florida, we will […]

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  • C’River community blames army for truncating children’s education, Army dismisses charge

    C’River community blames army for truncating children’s education, Army dismisses charge

    Stakeholders in Nko community in Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River, said on Wednesday in Calabar that the presence of troops denied their children the right to education. The Nigerian Army deployed troops to the community to restore peace after a communal clash between Nko and Onyedama community over an expanse of land. Dr […]

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  • Nigerian Female Student lights up Turkish University with Academic Excellence

    Nigerian Female Student lights up Turkish University with Academic Excellence

    A Nigerian young lady, Engr. Vivian Nath Okpalaku has recorded giant strides in the field of Civil Engineering as profiled in published research works in International Journals. While pursuing her Master’s Degree Course at the Cyprus International University, Turkey, her work “Identifying and Managing Most Common Risks In Construction Industry for Roads” received acclaim in […]

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