The governors of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola and his counterpart, Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state, the two owner states of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology have set up a 10-man technical committee to produce a white paper from the visitation panel’s report.
The Chief Wole Olanipekun’s visitation panel was set up late 2016 with the mandate to investigate the crises rocking LAUTECH and recommend short and long term solutions.

The technical committee, chaired by the Chief of Staff to Oyo State governor, Dr. Gbade Ojo, is expected to submit a white paper on the visitation panel’s report within two weeks.

A four-point term of reference was set for the committee by the owner states. The term of reference include but not limited to taking a critical look at the recommendations of the visitation panel, and review whatever inadequacies that might be in the recommendations.

The committee, however is expected to also come up with a pragmatic recommendations for the reopening of the university and its sustainability without necessarily bringing financial burden to the owner states.

Arrangement have also been concluded to engage international management consulting firm to look at the management structure of the institution and its finances with a view to offer long term sustainable recommendations to the two owner states.
The Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger state has announced the addition of three (3) schools and seven (7) departments to the existing ones in the institution.

According to a statement by the Provost of the institution, Dr. Abubakar Dzukogi on Wednesday, the newly created units are School of Basic and General studies, School of Financial studies and School of Information and Communication Technology.

The new departments include, Biological Science, Chemical Science and Physics. Others are departments of Basic Language studies, Legal studies and Social science.

According to NAN, Dr. Dzukogi said the School of Applied Arts and Science would bow be called School of Applied and Natural Sciences, while the Department of Computer science would now be Department of Computer studies.

“Accountancy, Banking and Finance and Office Technology Management Departments which were formerly in the School of Business Management were moved to the new School of Finance studies. Similarly, Computer Studies and Mass Communication Departments were moved from the School of Applied Arts and Science to the new School of Information and Communication Technology,” the Rector added.
The move according to the provost is to ensure academic excellence in the institution.

The management of University of Lagos (UNILAG) has introduce dress codes for students of the institutions.
This was made known on Tuesday, in a statement issued by the school management. The development, the management said was targeted at curbing indecent dressing, especially among the female students of the institution.
Here are the lists of banned dressed codes:
All tight fitting clothes including skirts, trousers and blouses.
All clothes which reveal sensitive parts of the body such as the bust, chest, belly upper arms and the buttocks. Example of such dresses are transparent clothing. “Spaghetti tops”, Wicked straps”, Mono-straps”, “Tubes”, and “Show me your belly”, Skirts and dresses with slits above the knees fall into this category.
Outfits such as knickers and mini-skirts and dresses, which are not at least, knee-length.
Inappropriate outfits, e.g. Party-wear, beachwear and bathroom slippers should not be worn to lectures.
Outfits such as T-shirts, shirts and jeans, which carry obscene and subliminal messages.
Trousers, such as hip-rider and low waist jeans.
Violators according to the circular will face disciplinary committee.
A call has come from the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), Ladoke Akintola University chapter on the two owner state governments to release the visitation panel report on the institution.

The call was contained in a statement issued by its chairman, Dr. Biodun Olaniran and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Tuesday.
According to ASUU, it is pertinent that the report be released, because the content would go a long way in affecting their careers at the university.
“Why are the owner governments hiding the report from the public? Does the report contain facts which both governments are uncomfortable with?
“Are the governments really interested in the panel’s report or they just put it in place to create impression that the LAUTECH issue was being attended to at that time.’’ASUU said.

ASUU insisted that the contents of the report be made available be any review can be made on the ongoing strike action embarked upon by the union. “Which union worth its salt will wald blindfolded into an uncertain future without demanding to know the details of a document that will dictate its future?” The union asked.

The owners states, Oyo and Osun had on October 19th, 2016 raised a visitation panel headed by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), and has Mrs. A.O. Makanjuola, the Permanent Secretary, Oyo State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, as secretary. Other members include Rasheed Afolabi (Osun), Prof. Akinola (Osun), Prof. Sola Fajana (Osun), Dr Tunji Olaopa (Oyo), Prof. Ayo Salami (Oyo) and Mr. S.A. Raji (Oyo)
According to NAN, the management set January 27th, 2017 for the re-opening of the institution after eight months of protracted strike. ASUU, however refused to resume academic activities citing need for a guarantee for future funding of the institution by the owner states.

A Nigerian student, Imelme Umana, has matched the record set in 1990 by former US President, Barack Obama, who was the first black male president of the Harvard Law Review, by emerging the first black woman president of Harvard Law Review.
Harvard Law Review was founded in 1887 by former Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, is wholly student-edited journal with the largest circulation of any law journal in the world
Umana who graduated from Harvard College in 2014 with an A.B. in African American Studies and Government, is the 131st president of the publication. She is a joint degree candidate with Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
She is “interested in the intersection between government and African studies by exploring how stereotypes of black women are reproduced and reinforced in America political discourse” in her Ph.D.

The National University Commission has come out with a list of Universities that has been proscribe by the body. According to the body the “Degree Mills have not been licensed by the Federal Government, have therefore been closed down for violating the Education (National Minimum Standards etc) Act CAP E3 Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
The list include the following:
University of Accountancy and Management Studies,
Christians of Charity American University of Science & Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its other campuses
University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses
University of Applied Sciences & Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria.
Blacksmith University, Awka or any of its other campuses in Nigeria.
Volta University College, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
Royal University Izhia, P.O. Box 800, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State or any of its other campuses.
Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi State or any of its other campuses.
United Nigeria University College, Okija, Anambra State or any of its other campuses.
Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its other campuses.
UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State or any of its other campuses.
United Christian University, Macotis Campus, Imo State or any of its other campuses.
Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau State or any of its other campuses.
The International University, Missouri, USA, Kano and Lagos Study Centres, or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
Collumbus University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.
Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.
Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.
London External Studies UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.
Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria.
Lobi Business School Makurdi, Benue State or any of its Campuses in Nigeria
West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria.
Bolta University College Aba or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) Kaduna
Westlan University, Esie, Kwara state or any of its campuses in Nigeria
St. Andrews University College, Abuja or any of its campuses in Nigeria
EC-Council University, USA, Ikeja Lagos Study centre.
Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko, Uyo Akwa Ibom State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
Concept College /Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
Halifax gateway university, Ikeja or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
Kingdom of Christ University, Ikeja or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
Acada University, Akinlalu, Osun state or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
Fifom University, Mbaise, Imo State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
Hougegbe North American University campuses in Nigeria.
Atlantic Intercontinental University, Okija Anambra state.
Open International University, Akure.
Middle Belt University (North Central University), Otukpo.
Leadway University, Ughelli, Delta State.
Metro University, Dutse/Bwari, Abuja.
Southend University, Ngwuro Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers State.
Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu State.
Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja.
Temple University, Abuja.
Irish University Business School London, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa state.
University of Accountancy and Management studies, Mowe, Lagos state.
University of Education, Winneba Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
Cape Coast University, Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
African University Cooperative Development (AUCD), Cotonou, Benin Republic, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
Pacific Western University, Denver, Colorado, Owerri study Centre.
Evangel University of America & Chudick Management Academic, Lagos stae.
Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko Campus).
Career Light Resources Centre, Jos.
University of West Africa, Kwali-Abuja, FCT.
Coastal University, Iba-Oku, Akwa-Ibom State campuses.
Kaduna Business School, Kaduna.
Royal University of Theology, Minna, Niger Delta.
West African Union University in Collaboration with International Professional College of Administration, Science and Technology, Nigeria, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
According to the NUC, in addition to the closure, some Degree Mills are undergoing further investigation and / or ongoing court actions. The purpose of these actions is to prosecute the proprietors and recover illegal fees and charges on subscribers.
National University of Nigeria, Keffi, Nasarawa State.
North Central University, Otukpo, Benue State Nigeria.
Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, Enugu
Richmond Open University, Arochukwu, Abia State.
West Coast University, Umuahia.
Saint Clement University, Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State Campus
Volta University College, Aba, Abia State.
Illegal Satellite Campus of Ambrose Alli University
Anyone who patronises or obtains any certificate from any of these illegal institutions does so at his or her own risk. Certificates obtained from these sources will not be recognized for the purposes of NYSC, employment, and further studies. The relevant Law enforcement agencies have also been informed for further necessary action.
This list of illegal Universities in Nigeria is not exhaustive and will be updated periodically.

Two students of the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, who attacked the Vice-Chancellor of the institution in an attempt to disrupt the convocation ceremony of the institution has been arrested by the Police.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, while confirming the arrest on Tuesday, said the leader of the group that planned the attack was also arrested.
“Policemen have been deployed in the institution to ensure that the convocation week went without any hitch.” He said.
He however, warned troublemakers to keep off the school, as any attempt to by troublemakers to cause any trouble in the institution will face the full wrath of the law.

The Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Kogi state, is set to construct a 6000-bed capacity hostels for its students. The groundbreaking project will be achieved through partnership with private developers, said the Rector of the institution.

According to the Rector of the institution, Dr. Abubakar Dzukogi, the Federal Ministry of Education has been duly notified to seek its approval, noting that the project would be located in the institution’s complex.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), he explained that out of 15000 students currently undergoing various courses in the institution, only about 3,000 were accommodated in the institution’s hostels, the rest which is about 12,000 live off campus and this impart negatively on their studies.

He assures that ones the project is completed, this problem will be largely solved.
“We are just waiting for the approval of the Federal Ministry of Education to commence immediately the execution of the project,” he said.
He however called for improved funding of the institution as some building on the campus are in a state of disrepair, administrative block including the office of the rector being one of them.

The Management of the Umaru Musa Yar’adua University has come out to deny the news making round that it discriminated against Christian students on its campus. The management of the University had in a memo dated January 17 placed a ban on all religious activities, tribal and local government meetings except that of Muslim Students association. The memo has since generated criticisms and mix feelings from Nigerians across ethnic and religious lines.

According Premium time’s news, the institution’s Acting Dean of student affairs, Dr Kankara said the controversial aspect of the guideline was actually targeted at Islamic groups which were beginning to mushroom on campus, creating division among students of the same faith.

“Actually there is one misconception in the memo, but the fact of the matter is that in Umaru Yar’Adua University, there is no association known as Christian Students Association. There is one religious association, and subsidiary Islamic students associations like the Tijjanniya Students Movements in Nigeria, Academic Forum of Islamic Movement in Nigeria and many associations like that. So what we want is to have a single union which will be the mouthpiece of Muslim students and that is the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria.” He said.

“It has nothing to do with Christian group because up till now, I have not received any application requesting registration of Christian Students Society. And once they do that, we are ready to register them. Even as at last week, we said the two religious group to be recognized by the University will be the Muslim one and one from Christian side.” He added.
The Management of the Umar Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina, Katsina State, have outlawed any other religious or tribal association on campus besides the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria.

This was made known by the University’s acting Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Sulaiman Kankara through an internal memorandum dated January 17, 2017.
According to the memo, the directive was part of the resolutions of the university’s management at its 59th meeting, which was held on January 10, 2017. According to the memo all tribal and local government associations are prohibited by the university.

The memo clearly stated that only Muslim Students Society of Nigeria is the only religious association allowed to operate in the university, any other religious gathering is henceforth banned.
Campusdelight however learnt that, students will likely not react to the directive as it has been known for a long time that the University disposition has been towards this direction for a long time.