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Brazilian universities have blackout of engineering professors

Brazilian Universities

FÁBIO TAKAHASHI One of the new federal universities in the country, UFABC (SP), waited for eight months to hire an engineering professor to teach aerodynamics. Earlier this month, a candidate applied for the job, which provides stability, a research laboratory and a starting salary of over US$ 3,500. “We were anxious. But the day before the test he called and ... Read More »

Nigerian universities admit less than half their capacity – JAMB

Nigerian public universities

BY ABDULWASIU HASSAN Most Federal Universities across Nigeria admit less than half of their carrying capacity amidst complaints that majority of eligible secondary school leavers don’t have access to university education, Registrar, Joint Admissions and matriculations Board, Professor ‘Dibu Ojerinde, has said. Professor Ojerinde, who said this while briefing newsmen on Tuesday on the board’s preparation for this month’s Unified ... Read More »

Federal universities get Nov deadline on integrated payroll

Academic-Staff-Union-of-Universities

By James Emejo President Goodluck Jonathan has directed all federal universities to adopt and implement the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) by November this year or risk stoppage of salaries. The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Jonah Otunla, dropped the hint in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, during the commencement of a sensitisation workshop on IPPIS for management staff ... Read More »

Federal universities tops all at NUGA

Nigeria Universities Games

As the ongoing Nigeria Universities Games in Obafemi Awolowo University continues, Federal Universities performance outshine that of their state counterparts in the games. Among the sports which Federal Universities emerged top are Swimming, Squash, Table Tennis, Badminton, and Volleyball among others. However, state universities including – Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Kogi State University, and Ekiti State University also clinched ... Read More »

FNC to debate scrapping of English foundation couses at UAE universities

UAE Students

The decision to abolish the English-language preparatory year for new students at the three state universities is to be raised at the Federal National Council. The foundation course has been in place for decades to help students who would otherwise struggle with degree courses taught in English. However, it is a serious drain on financial resources at United Arab Emirates ... Read More »

Brazil enacts university quota law

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff enacted legislation that reserves half the spots at federal universities for public school students and gives priority to minorities. Rousseff hailed the move to open access to federal universities, the most prestigious in the country. “The legislation addresses a double challenge: democratising access to universities and maintaining high quality of education,” Rousseff said. The law requires ... Read More »

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