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WAEC Candidate Gives Birth In Exam Hall?

A 22-year-old final year student of Akyem Swedru Senior High School (SHS) in Ghana was reported to have delivered a baby while writing the ongoing West African School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

 According to reports, the students were writing Biology paper when the pregnant girl began to scream, attracting the attention of the invigilators. The student had allegedly delivered the baby boy without the assistance of her colleagues. 

Daily Guide reports: She was later rushed to the Akyem Roman Catholic Hospital for medical attention. Meanwhile, DAILY GUIDE has gathered that the baby boy had been named Kwaku Biology – (Kwaku, for the day he was born and Biology, the paper the student was writing before the delivery).

 According to some sources, the student was impregnated by her fiancĂ© but the man refused to contact the girl’s family because he claimed the girl was too fat. The mother of the student, Mama Yaa, told the paper via telephone that she had no knowledge of her daughter’s pregnancy. Danwono A.K. Michael, the headmaster of Akyem Swedru Senior High School, expressed surprise at the development, stating that the student never toyed with her studies.

UNIZIK Cut-Off Admission for 2014/2015 Stands at 180

Yeah, we promised to bring you all the latest cut off marks for the various university. Just got a report that the Senate Committee of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University has concluded that the cut-off mark for 2014/2015 admission into the institution is 180. This means that if you have applied for admission into UNIZIK and scored up to 180; you stand a chance of being admitted into the school. Start preparing for your post-UTME and stay informed to know when the post-UTME form will be on sale.

US Woman Duped Via Internet Love Scam Of N56M

henry ogu
People should be vigilant because internet scammers are very much busy looking for their next prey. Premium times reports that the Police Special Fraud Unit, SFU, has arrested a 29-year-old man for allegedly operating an internet fraud syndicate that specializes in defrauding unsuspecting wealthy foreign women who are in dire need of husbands. 

Yunusa Okonkwo

Henry Ogu, and his accomplice, Yunusa Okonkwo, 42, were arrested after defrauding a New Jersey lady of US$350,000 (about N56 million) via an internet dating site.

In a statement on Wednesday, the SFU said that it received an e-mailed petition from a U.S. citizen, whom it did not name, sometime in April 2013. The petitioner alleged that she met Mr. Ogu on a dating site.

According to the petition, the couple started a relationship which lasted for months until the Mr. Ogu allegedly manipulated and made the lady to believe that he was in trouble in Nigeria and needed some financial assistance.

“She further stated that she sent the sum of $350,000.00 US Dollar to the two account numbers provided by the suspect,” the police said in the statement signed by Ngozi Isintume-Agu, Police Public Relations Officer, SFU.

“The account numbers belonged to Faneece Business Services International, owned by Mr. Okonkwo of No. A1 Giwa Road, U/Muazu Kaduna where he was subsequently arrested. His arrest led to the arrest of the principal suspect, Henry Chinedu Ogu.”

Mr. Okonkwo, a native of Amuri Nkanu West local council of Enugu State, is a patent medicine dealer who runs a Bureau De Change.

He confessed that he is the account holder of Faneece Business Services International, according to the police, and admitted that he provided his two bank accounts for the transactions.

“He also stated that the 2nd suspect, Henry, provided him with his account number where he transferred the money after converting it to Naira. The account detail is … with account name Raydeus Synergy Nigeria Limited. He also added that he always deduct his commission of N2.00 per Dollar before paying in the money,” said the police.
“Henry Chinedu Ogu, from Amafor – Ishingwa Umuahia, Abia State, claimed to be one of the Directors of a company called Raydeus Synergy Nigeria Limited. He confessed to the alleged crime that he sent the account details of the 1st suspect to the victim who in turn paid the sum of $295,000.00 Dollars into the account which the 1st suspect Yunusa converted to Naira before paying into his Diamond Bank.

“He corroborated the Complainant’s statement that they met on a dating site last year January 2013 and started communicating and exchanging e-mails.

“He also confessed that he deceived the victim into believing that he wanted to marry her but was stranded in Nigeria and needed financial assistance. He further admitted that he had spent all the money, that he used N9million to purchase a heavy duty generating plant which the Police had recovered.

“Also he purchased a plot of land for N800,000.00 along Lagos – Ibadan Expressway. The cash sum of N2million was also recovered from him.”

The police said that investigation has continued and the suspect would be charged to court soon.

“The Commissioner of Police, SFU, CP Umar Farouk Idris uses this medium to reassure the public of the Unit’s commitment to fight internet fraudsters and advises that such cases should be promptly reported through the Unit e-mail addresses:,” the police added.

List of UK Scholarships for International Students in 2014

Lots of international students in African and other countries are not aware of the many opportunities they have to obtain a scholarship to study in the United kingdom. The scholarship are divided into two broad categories, the UK government scholarship and UK University scholarship.

UK Government Scholarships 

Chevening Scholarships
The Chevening UK Scholarships is the flagship scholarship scheme of the British Government. Every year, 1000 scholarships are given to exceptional international students who wants undertake postgraduate study at UK Universities.
Commonwealth Scholarships
The Commonwealth Scholarships are targeted to students from developing Commonwealth countries who wants to pursue Master’s, PhD, and split-site (PhD) study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
The Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from DFID), and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who wants to pursue postgraduate studies at UK Universities towards the development of their home countries.

UK University Scholarships  

Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The scholarships are open to all international students from all over the world. A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge namely: university fees, maintenance allowances, airfare, and some dependant’s allowance. About 100 new Gates Scholars are awarded annually.

Rhodes Scholarships at University of Oxford
Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world. The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards that supports exceptional international students from selected countries at the University of Oxford. A Rhodes Scholarship covers all university fees, personal stipend, health insurance, and airfare to and from the student’s home country. A class of 83 Scholars are selected each year.

Cardiff University Scholarships for International Students
In recognition of the outstanding talent of many international students, Cardiff University offers a highly prestigious International Scholarship Fund designed to attract and reward the brightest students. There is a wide range of distinct scholarships available annually, at all academic levels: Undergraduate (3 scholarships), Postgraduate Taught – Masters (6 scholarships), and Postgraduate Research – PhD (not specified). The scholarships will cover full tuition fees for the duration of the studies.

University of Birmingham Scholarships for International Students
The University of Birmingham is offering 18 individual scholarships for international candidates commencing a one year Masters programme. The scholarships are worth £10,000 towards the cost of tuition fees for a one year masters course. These awards are for tuition fees only and cannot be used for maintenance/living costs.

ISH-London Met Scholarship Scheme
London Metropolitan University and International Students House (ISH) offers a joint scholarship programme for international students from selected countries who wish to pursue a Master’s Degree Programme at the University. The scholarship programme offers a full tuition fee scholarship and includes one year’s free accommodation at International Students House.

Bristol University International Office Scholarships
The University of Bristol is offering ten International Office Scholarships for new international students who wish to pursue an undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at the University. The scholarships are worth £8,500 which can go towards your tuition fee.

University of West London International Ambassador Scholarships
The International Ambassador Scholarship recognises and provides financial support for outstanding students who wish to pursue a full time undergraduate or postgraduate degree at University of West London. The scholars will act as international ambassadors for the University of West London. Up to 100 scholarships are worth up to £5,000 ($7,500 USD) which can go toward tuition fees.

University of West England Global Student Scholarships
The University of the West of England, Bristol offers more than £100,000 worth of scholarships for international students each year. This includes the Global Student Scholarship and Chancellor’s Scholarship wherein the recipient will be required to undertake an internship working within the Global Student Support/International Development Office. The scholarships cover the full tuition fee.

Sheffield Hallam University Transform Together Scholarships for Non-EU Students
Transform Together scholarships are open to students from any non-EU country applying to study full time postgraduate or undergraduate programme at Sheffield Hallam University. The scholarships are specially targeted to international students who want to represent the international student body at Sheffield Hallam University. The scholarships include a one-year full tuition fee waiver for full-time taught postgraduate courses and 50% tuition fee discount for each year of an undergraduate course (subject to successful progression).

University of Westminster International Scholarships
University of Westminster awards scholarships to eligible students from any developing country who wish to study in the UK and pursue a full-time Masters degree in any field of study at the University of Westminster. The scholarship awards full tuition fee waivers, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.

Developing Solutions Scholarships at University of Nottingham
The Developing Solutions Scholarships are designed for international students from Africa, India or one of the developing countries of the Commonwealth who want to study a Masters Degree at the University of Nottingham and make a difference to the development of their home country. Each year, 105 scholarships are awarded– 30 scholarships will cover the full tuition fee while 75 will cover 50% of the tuition fee.

Edinburgh Global Development Academy Scholarships
The University of Edinburgh offers Masters Scholarships for international students from least developing countries as for eligible Master’s programmes offered by the University. There will be 2 Master’s scholarships covering the overseas rate of tuition fee for students from less developed countries.

University of Bradford Scholarships for Developing Countries in Crisis
The University of Bradford Countries in Crisis Scholarships are intended to aid students in financial hardship due to the fact that they are domiciled in a country that is in crisis as a result of the political situation, war, natural disaster etc. Each scholarship is worth approximately £20,000 which includes full tuition fees and accommodation plus £2000 per annum living costs.

University of East Anglia Development Scholarships
The University of East Anglia is offering partial and full scholarships for students from developing/low-income countries. The scholarships are for Bachelors or Masters Degree in International development courses offered by the School of International Development. Multiple International Development Scholarships worth £1,000 fees awards and One (1) International Development Full Fees Scholarship are offered to international taught applicants on the basis of academic excellence and their personal statement.

Check out UK and Nigeria University head to head(MUST READ)

When people are asked why African nations are struggling in areas of development, governance and many others,when the developed world are flourishing, many are quick to give excuses ranging from bad leadership, corruption,ethnicity e.t.c. In this post , i like to present a different approach to these problems. I sincerely think African biggest problem is  lack of a well structured Education system. For simplicity, i like to use Nigeria and UK as a case study because i have lived in both countries well enough and i have gotten degrees in both. It has been very easy to discover educational patterns that make the UK what it is today and also the patterns that characterizes the Nigeria education system.

1. UK built their education system around their own way of living, their culture and to solve their own problems while Nigeria adopted a system that is so different from its way of life in many areas.

2. Research findings from studies in the UK are integrated into the system to impact government and citizens positively while research findings from Nigeria universities are stacked in unread books and journals and don't impact the lives of the ordinary man.
3. Quality education is made accessible to all in the UK while only the rich can afford the allegedly "good education" in Nigeria.

4. Education research, project and studies are sponsored by the government and business organizations to a large scale in the UK while government and business sponsored researches in Nigeria is almost non-existent. Interested and smart individuals inconvenience themselves to carry out researches and the fact that the results are swept under the carpet make this so painful.

5. In the latest QS ranking, UK currently boast about 17 universities in the world's best 100 university while no Nigeria University is in the top 1000 world universities.

 To say African continent will undergo a major turn around if they tackle their education crisis is an understatement. Lets all join hands to make African work.

2014 Top 20 Universities In Nigeria Based On Web Ranking

According to,an international higher education search engine and directory reviewing accredited Universities and Colleges in the world, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is the best web ranking university in Nigeria.
The current ranking is based upon an algorithm including five unbiased and independent web metrics extracted from three different search engines:
Google Page Rank
Alexa Traffic Rank
Majestic Seo Referring Domains
Majestic Seo Citation Flow
Majestic Seo Trust
Check out the first 10 universities in Nigeria:

Check out the remaining top 20 universities,,

UK'S Ten most competitive business degree courses

Are you very competitive and currently thinking of a business degree in the UK and don't know which university will be well suited for your needs, here is a list of the top 10 most competitive business degree courses as compiled by the Telegraph, UK
10. Durham University
Students on Durham's business course have an average Ucas points tally of 429. Durham's business course also has the lowest proportion of international students on this list, at just 25 per cent. 

9. University College London (UCL)
UCL business students average 438 Ucas points, and are the oldest of the student bodies on this list - 11.1 per cent of them are mature students. 

8. University of Exeter
University of Exter's business course is one of the UK's most prestigious, demanding an average 453 Ucas points from its accepted applicants, but has the highest student:staff ratio of the universities in this list, with 64.8 students per member of staff. 

7. King's College London
King's College London take seventh place on this list, with 466 Ucas points being the average requirement for a successful application. It has one of the lowest male:female ratios on this list, with female slightly outnumbering males (0.92 males per female). 

6. The University of Bath
Bath's business students have an average 471 Ucas points, and collectively make up the largest student body on this list, with 855 students enrolled in 2011/12. 

5. Imperial College London
Imperial makes our top 10 with its prestigious business course, whose 75 students - the smallest student body on this list - have an average 478 Ucas points each. 

4. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
The fourth and highest-ranked London university on this list of top business degrees expects its students to pick up 478 Ucas points. It also has the highest propostion of part-time students on this list, at 3.1 per cent. 

3. University of Warwick
Warwick takes third spot, with 490 Ucas points the usual asking price for admission. At 62.6 per cent, Warwick has one of the highest proportion of international students on the list. 

2. University of St Andrews
The only Scottish institution on this list boasts the second-best business course by entry requirements in the UK, with 524 Ucas points typically held by its undergraduates. At 86.8 per cent, its student satisfaction rate is the highest of those on this list for which we have information. 

1. University of Oxford
The top ranked business course in the UK by entry requirements is at the country's oldest university - Oxford business students have an average of 560 Ucas points. It is also the only course on this list with a 100 per cent completion rate, and has the highest departmental expenditure per student (£30,753).

Graduate jobs: top 12 degree subjects for getting a job in the UK

This is list of top 12 courses in the UK that can land you a job quickly after graduation as compiled by the Telegraph,UK .

12. Business & administrative studies

Turns out you don't need need to win The Apprentice to forge a career in the City - for 85 per cent of graduates, a business degree did just as well (or better, in the case of some of Lord Sugar's winners).

11. Architecture, building and planning

"The skies of London are busy with cranes that froze or disappeared in 2008," according to Mayor of London and Telegraph columnist Boris Johnson. And here's more good news for architecture students - 85.2 per cent had found jobs or further study within six months of graduation

10. Historical & philosophical studies

A perhaps surprising inclusion in the top 10 is historical and philosophical studies graduates, 85.4 per cent of whom had landed jobs or further studies within six months of finishing their degrees. However, that's down from 90 per cent the previous year - a golden era for historians, seemingly.

They still beat students of subjects which failed to make the list including physics and computer science.

9. Engineering

Experts everywhere have been making robust predictions for the growth of "Stem" jobs (science, technology, engineering and maths) - and so far they don't seem to be wrong. Engineering graduates performed well in the job market last year, with 85.4 per cent landing either a job or further education within six months. 
8. Languages

Much as we Brits hate to admit it, the ability to speak another language is a highly sought-after skill in the job market these days – and 86 per cent of 2011/12 language graduates have the jobs to prove it.

7. Mathematical sciences

Mathematicians are clearly in demand – 86.5 per cent had landed jobs or further education positions within 6 months of 2011/12 graduation. Let's just hope their skills are being employed to better effect than tweaking Libor rates or inventing impossibly complex financial derivatives.
6. Biological sciences

Studying biological sciences isn't all about field trips chasing elephants around the savannahs. Some 87.1 per cent of recent graduates have walked into jobs or more studies, with biotech and other related industries currently booming. 

5. Law

If there's one degree choice which has always been seen as a near-guarantee of well-paid employment it has to be law. That appears as true today as ever, with 88.6 per cent of 2011/12's law graduates finding themselves work or study - although it is worth noting that around half of these went into some form of further study.
4. Subjects allied to medicine

This broad category encompasses degrees such as biomedical science and neurology. Across the spectrum an impressive 91.8 per cent of students were able to quickly find work.

3. Veterinary science

Treated as a separate subject from medicine and dentistry by the bods at HESA this year, veterinary science still holds its own in the employment stakes, with 91.9 per cent in either work or study six months after graduation.

In fact, purely in terms of employment it ranks second, with 85 per cent of grads finding work immediately in the UK, and another 3 per cent finding employment overseas.

2. Education

Whatever you think of Michael Gove's reforms, this statistic seems to show how much we still need teachers – 92.6 per cent of all those leaving university with degrees relating to education picked up work or further study right away.

Some 15 per cent were in either part- or full-time study, and just one per cent were working overseas.

1. Medicine & dentistry

A predictable number one, but the margin is still remarkable. A massive 99.4 per cent of all students graduating in medicine or dentistry landed themselves jobs or further study within six months of graduating. 92 per cent went straight into work in the UK.

Surprisingly, relatively few of these new doctors found their jobs in Australia: just 15 of the 7,095 graduates who replied to the survey were working abroad - exactly the same number as were unemployed.

US-Based Nigerian Awarded Physician Of The Year

  National Medical Association, NMA, has selected a Nigerian, Prof. Samuel Dagogo–Jack, as the NMA Internal Medicine Section Physician of the year 2013, Dagogo-Jack, a Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and Director, Clinical Research Centre at the University of Tennessee Health Science Centre, Memphis, U.S.A., was selected based on his work in pathology of pre-diabetes and diabetes.

 The letter conveying his selection read: “You have been selected to receive this honour based on your work and research in pathology of pre-diabetes and diabetes and your continued dedication to the NMA Internal Medicine Section.

 “We would like to honour you during our annual NMA 2018 Convention and Scientific Assembly in Toronto, Canada, at our Internal Medicine Section dinner on Sunday evening, July 28th, 2013.”

  Dagogo-Jack, who hails from Rivers State, holds the A.C. Mullins Endowed Chair in Translational Research at the University of Tennessee.

 He also holds an MD and a second doctorate in medical research from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine back home in Nigeria, an MSc from the University of Newcastle‚ he is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology.

ASUU Threatens To Extend Strike

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Benin zone, has threatened that the ongoing strike embarked upon by the union could be prolonged if President Goodluck Jonathan repeats the mistakes of previous administrations.

  Speaking to journalists at the University of Benin main campus, Coordinator of the zone and member of the National Executive Council of ASUU, Dr. Sunny Ighalo, said the strike could be indefinite if government remained insensitive to lecturers’ plight and refused to honour the agreement it had with the union.

 Giving an update on the three-week strike, Ighalo said this time around, the action would be total and comprehensive in all Nigerian universities. Ighalo said members would not shift ground except government honoured the agreement it entered into with ASUU, adding that members would not yield to government’s threat of no-work-no-pay rule.

 He said, “It is clear that the Jonathan government has not learnt anything from the mistakes of previous governments in Nigeria that are notoriously known for fragrant disregard for agreements, due process and rule of law.

 “Government must be compelled to find a solution to the brain drain issue and infrastructure decay in the system.

 This is what this ongoing strike action is all about. All these problems are a product of underfunding and deliberate neglect of our universities by the government.

 The 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement is meant to arrest these problems and restore our universities to the path of progress and reckoning. “We are on strike for the same reasons of government insensitivity, unwillingness and inability to keep and implement the agreement it entered with ASUU.

 “The major source of problem in Nigeria’s universities has been government’s gross underfunding of the universities and lack of basic infrastructure including research equipment for sound academic learning and relevant studies by students and lecturers.”

 Ighalo said the strike was aimed at rescuing the country’s universities from further decline and urged stakeholders, including parents, to hold the Federal Government accountable for the “wasteful period the exercise would last.”