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5 affordable private universities to consider as ASUU strike continues

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With the ongoing indefinite strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which has closed the door of education to Nigerian students, there are still a few options for these young learners to take.

While some students are already learning trades as disclosed by Olusesi Samson, the Lagos state chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), there are those who have travelled out of the country.

Amid these, there are options of changing schools that come with affordable tuition fees for frustrated students and their parents or guardians.

Affordable universities

We are here to give stay-at-home students a few schools that are as affordable as a normal federal university.

  1. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Oyo state.

According to information obtained from the school’s website, the average fee is pegged at about N650,000.

However, the least fee is clocked around N200,000 for the Faculty of Education while that of Law is the highest course at the university.

Ajayi Crowther University (ACU) is located in Oyo state, on the Ibadan-Oyo-Ilorin road in Atiba local Government.

  1. Leads City University, Ibadan, Oyo state
    Leads City was founded in 2005, is accredited by the National University Commission, and has graduated more than 5,000 graduates located in Ibadan, Nigeria.

The school is currently in its 17th academic session and has an average fee of N850,000. The lowest fee at the school is clocked at around N200,000 in various courses while the course with the highest fees is medicine around N3.5 million.

  1. Coal City University, Enugu, Enugu state
    Coal City University is located at Km 3 Enugu/Abakaliki Expressway, Emene Enugu.

The University in Enugu State of Nigeria was established in 2016. The school prides itself on up-to-date research and has a facilitated learning environment with multi-media classrooms and so on.

The school fees are based on school level/ year. From about N400,000 – 500,000 based on the desired program of the student.

  1. Oduduwa University, Ife, Osun state
    Oduduwa University is licensed by the Federal Government of Nigeria on 3rd November 2009. The University was named after the progenitor of the Yoruba race (Oduduwa).

The University is located at Ipetumodu, a town in Osun State, six kilometres away from Ile-Ife. The school is on the land of one hundred (100) hectares.

The university’s school fees go from N200,000 – N300,000 based on the desired program, meanwhile it provides accommodation for its students.

  1. Fountain University, Oshogbo, Osun state
    The Fountain University is located in Oshogbo the capital of the Living Spring state of knowledge and culture.

The school has an average N260,000 of tuition fee, however, the faculty with the least fees of about N225,000 for religious studies, and the highest cost at the University is N520,000 with numerous amount of faculties at this price.

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Mama Ajasco Bags Honourary Doctorate Degree From Rescue Mission Theological University, USA

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Beautiful and Full Figured Nollywood Actress, Moji Oyetayo popularly known as Mama Ajasco bags a Honourary Doctorate Degree as a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Ph) from Rescue Mission Theological University USA on October 1st 2022 at a well attended ceremony in conjunction with Gospel Alive Global (GAG).

It was a double celebration as the
Diva also received an Award as Extraordinary Role Model 2022 and Best Female Actress in Global Movies of The Year at the Gospel Alive Global Music and Award.

In a celebratory mood she said “this is an Independence gift and am fiercely grateful for the honour and won’t stop my hard work in my career”.

She also encouraged the youths to dare to believe and the sky would be thier starting point.

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NCoS asks FG to abolish WAEC and NECO fees for inmates

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The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has called on the federal government to abolish both the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) examination fees for inmates.

In a statement, Chukwuedo Humphrey, FCT command spokesman, said the waiver will enable more inmates to be enrolled for the examinations.

He said the command recently completed registration for 53 inmates in Kuje and Suleja custodial centres in preparation for the WAEC November/December senior school examination for external candidates.

He said Ahmed Musa, controller, FCT command, advised the inmates to shun examination malpractices and make themselves available for the ongoing intensive preparation classes.

He said this was in order to make good grades, adding that it is imperative to their smooth reintegration into society after serving their terms of imprisonment.

He quoted the controller as saying that the custodial centres are known for producing candidates with excellent results.

He urged them to look beyond incarceration and see the hope that education brings, and not no to allow the efforts of the service to go to waste.

The NCoS boss appreciated the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that volunteered their resources and time towards making the registration a success.

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UNIBEN to conduct post UTME and DE despite ASUU strike

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Despite the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has fixed dates for its Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry screenings for 2022/2023 session.

In a notice by its Registrar, Ademola Bobola on Wednesday in Benin, the University said the exercise would hold between Nov. 14 and 25.

Bobola said the screening would be conducted in designated centres at the Ugbowo main campus of the institution, using the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

“Only candidates who applied through JAMB for the 2022/2023 UTME and Direct Entry admission and chose University of Benin as First Choice and scoring 200 and above for UTME candidates are eligible for this screening exercise,” the registrar said.

The registrar referred admission seekers into the institution to the university’s official website.

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