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Federal Government Gets Knocks For Decay Of Education Sector

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Stakeholders have accused the Federal Government of not being alive to its  responsibilities of providing infrastructure in federal government colleges across the country, which has led to the death of some students in those schools. They lamented the poor state of federal government colleges during the senate’s investigation of the poor living...

Varsities Appeal To JAMB For Extension Of Admission Date

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Admission officers of some Nigerian Universities have commended the joint admissions and matriculations board jamb for the newly created central admissions processing centre, but appeal for an extension of the January 25, 2019 deadline to close all admission exercises.  However JAMB Registrar Ishaq Oloyede says over  seventy percent of admissions have been processed...

Nasarawa To Reposition Its Educational Institutions

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The Nasarawa state government says it will reposition all its tertiary institutions towards meeting academic excellence. Governor Tanko Al-Makura made the promise in Lafia when he  received  the report of investigative  and fact finding committee into activities of the three state-owned tertiary institutions. The state government set up the fact finding committee in the wake...

Unpaid Salaries: ASUU, Ekiti Varsity Raises Alarm

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Members of the Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) Ekiti State University branch are calling on all relevant stakeholders in the education sector, including its national body, to wade into the issue of their unpaid salaries and other remunerations by the Ekiti State Government. Chairman of ASUU, Ekiti State University, Professor...

Fayose Charges Teachers To Give Their Best In 2018

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Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose says his administration will continue to place high premium on the welfare of workers in the state, particularly teachers. The governor said this in Ado Ekiti, the state capital during an interactive session with public primary and secondary school teachers at the government house. Gov. Fayose who...

NLC, TUC Appeals To Buhari Over Sack Of Teachers In Kaduna

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has appealed to president Muhammadu Buhari and well-meaning Nigerians to call to order the Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai over the sack of over thirty thousand workers. At a news briefing in Abuja, NLC president, Ayuba Wabba accused the governor of carrying out the action in...

JAMB Declines To Extend Validity Of Results

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The registrar of the Joint Admissions And Matriculation Board, JAMB, Professor, Is-Haq Oloyode says the unified tertiary matriculation examination result cannot be used for admission after one year. The registrar was responding to moves by the senate to extend the lifetime function of a UTME result to three years. Oloyede spoke in...

Education Minister Wants Allocation To Education Increased

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Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu wants the senate to review upwards the 600 billion naira appropriated for the ministry and its agencies. The minister made the appeal when he appeared before the senate committee to defend his ministry’s budget for 2018. This has been the same pattern year after year and...

JAMB Reduces Cost Of Forms

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The Registrar of the Joint Admissions And Matriculation Board (JAMB) Prof. Ishaq Oloyede says jamb has reduced the cost of JAMB form for foreign students willing to study in Nigeria from two hundred dollars to twenty dollars. Professor Oloyede made this known while hosting journalists at his residence in Ilorin, Kwara...

JAMB Sets Up Technical Committee On Low Applications To Colleges Of Education

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The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, Professor Isaaq Oloyede has set up a technical committee to look into the issue of low rate of applications to colleges of education through the unified tertiary matriculation examination. The registrar made this known in Abuja when he received college of Education Academic Staff...

Kano Declares Education A Priority

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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje says education is his first priority, as the state has the highest number of primary school pupils estimated at three million. The Governor made the remark while laying the foundation stone of twenty blocks of six classroom blocks across the eight local government areas of the...

NDDC To Clear Outstanding Scholarship Payments

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The Chairman, Governing Council of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba says the commission has decided to clear the backlog of scholarships payments to students under the commission’s foreign scholarship scheme. Ndoma-Egba told journalists in abuja that the interventionist agency has also decided to carryout a wholesale cancellation of non-performing projects. He said...

FG Approves Six Private Universities

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The Nigerian government has approved the establishment of six new private universities to accommodate the growing number of Nigerians seeking higher education in the country  Minister of Education Adamu Adamu made the disclosure at the end of the weekly federal executive council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at...

Non-Academic Staff Of Universities Resume Suspended Strike

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The Joint Action Committee of NAAT, NASU and SSANU resumed its earlier suspended nationwide strike effective midnight of Sunday the third of December 2017. Addressing a news conference in Abuja, the national president of the joint action committee, Samson Ugwoke, said their renewed action followed government’s non-implementation of the memorandum of...

Concerns Over Security Of Schools And Students

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The security and well being of Nigerian school children took centre stage in Abuja at an advocacy workshop organised by the National Orientation Agency. Speakers at the forum say the security of school children which goes beyond protecting them from kidnappers and other criminals is the responsibility of all Nigerians. The rising...

Buhari Backs El-Rufai’s Education Reform

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai to reform the education sector in Kaduna state through the institution of competency test for teachers in the state.  El-Rufai plans to sack twenty two thousand teachers in Kaduna state after they failed a competency test recently.  President Buhari who made his position known on Monday while declaring open...

UNESCO Urges More Support For IDPS' Education

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The United Nations educational scientific and cultural Organisation, UNESCO says good-spirited Nigerians must support the education of internally displaced children in order for them to be better persons in adulthood. UNESCO’s education support specialist in Nigeria, Ngozi Amazi made the call in Abuja during the distribution of instructional materials to over...

Polytechnic Teachers On Strike

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The Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnics, ASUP says it will begin an indefinite strike from midnight on Sunday following the expiration of the 7-day notice to government. ASUP president Usman Dutse said in a statement that government has not taken seriously issues raised by the teachers as it failed to even...

COEASU Urges FG TO Re-Open Stalled Re negotiations Or Face Strike

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The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU, is appealing to the ministers of education and labour and employment to re-open negotiations on the 2010 agreement which has been allegedly stalled by the leadership of the committee of provosts of federal colleges of education. At a briefing in Abuja, president of...

Cross River University: Students Lock Out Management, Staff Over Asuu Proposed Strike

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For more than four hours on Wednesday, , the management and staff of cross river university of technology (CRUTECH), Calabar campus, were held hostage   by students of the institution. The students’ action followed the resumption of strike action by CRUTECH’s branch of academic staff union of universities (ASUU).  the national executive...


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