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Kano Spends N1.8 Billion For Foreign Scholarships

8 hours ago /

The Kano state government says it has expended more than one point eight billion naira for foreign scholarship in the last eight months. Commissioner for Information Muhammad Garba, says the Ganduje administration had inherited a huge outstanding foreign scholarship debt from the last administration. The debt was settled for the benefit...

More Calls For The Promotion Of Girl Child Education

19 hours ago /

The international day of the girl-child may have come and gone but key players have continued to engage issues bordering on the welfare of the girl-child. Many say that for Nigeria to achieve success with the sustainable development goals (SDGS) policies aimed at promoting social freedom and financial empowerment for the girl-child...

Ondo Police Stress On The Need For Improved Standard Of Education

3 days ago /

The need for Nigeria to improve standard of education in the country, towards solving the country's challenges, like corruption and bad leadership, has been stressed.  Participants at a workshop organized by the police education unit in Akure, Ondo state capital, stressed that the time to revamp Nigeria’s education sector is now,...

Nigeria Education: Senate Wants State Of Emergency‬ Declared

5 days ago /

The Nigerian senate on Tuesday asked governments at all levels in the country to declare state of emergency to address the problems of  falling standards of education in the country. The senate position follows a motion by Senator Adamu Aliero representing Kebbi central, drawing lawmakers' attention to a sharp decline in...

Senate Pushes For Free And Compulsory Education At All Levels‬

5 days ago /

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday pushed strongly for free and compulsory education for citizens at all levels. The senate resolution follows a motion by Senator Ali Wakili, (Bauchi south) drawing attention to October 17 which is set aside by the united nations to commemorate international day for the eradication of poverty. No...

UNIMAID Disowns Fake Admission List

1 week ago /

The University of Maiduguri in Borno state has disclaimed what it describes as, fake and misleading admission list, being circulated on some online media, claiming that it is the university’s 2017/2018 admission list. A press statement by the director public relations, Professor Danjuma Gambo said, the content of the fake document,...

Nigerian Teachers observe 2017 world teachers day

2 weeks ago /

The Nigeria union of teachers, nut, has directed its members to begin strike one day after, should government grant autonomy to local government councils The teachers who defied the early morning rains to observe the traditional march past to mark 2017 world teachers day, expressed unhappiness over unpaid salaries, the casualisation...

House Of Reps To Investigate JAMB Cut Off Marks

2 weeks ago /

Nigeria’s house of representatives has mandated its committee on tertiary education and services to investigate the circumstances that led to the reduction in the cut off marks for admission into tertiary institutions. The move followed the public outcry over the recent reduction in the cut-off marks for admissions into tertiary institutions...

Government Urges Parents To Encourage Vocational Skills

3 weeks ago /

Nigerian parents and guardians have been told to encourage their children and wards to acquire vocational skills to enable them contribute to the country’s economic development. The call was made by the registrar of the national business and technical examinations board, NABTEB, professor Ifeoma Isngo-Abanihe at a media briefing in Abuja. She...

NUC approves pre-clinical studies for federal university, lafia

3 weeks ago /

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has approved the takeoff of pre-clinical studies at the federal university, Lafia, teaching hospital, which has taken over the Lafia specialist hospital. Nasarawa state Governor Tanko Almakura made this known during an inspection visit to the proposed new site of the teaching hospital. Almakura said existing facilities...

JAMB To Verify ‘O’ Level Results Of Candidates

3 weeks ago /

The joint admissions and matriculation board, JAMB says it would demand for the records of ordinary and advanced level results of candidates recommended by tertiary institutions before offering them admission. Jamb registrar, professor Ishak Oloyede said this in Abuja at a meeting with innovative enterprise institutes in Abuja. Professor Oloyede warned against...

Presidency Says 19,000 Schools Covered In School Feeding Programme

3 weeks ago /

The presidency says over nineteen thousand schools have so far been covered under the national home grown school feeding programme. Over two million school children from nineteen thousand, eight hundred and eighty one schools in the fourteen pilot states have so far benefitted. Media aide to the vice president Laolu Akande in...

Reduce Fees To Discourage Nigerians From Patronizing Mushroom Institutions Abroad – JAMB To Private Universities

1 month ago /

The registrar, joint admissions matriculation board, professor Ishaq Oloyede has advised private universities to reduce their fees to discourage Nigerians from patronizing mushroom institutions in some African countries. The jamb registrar said that this advise has become necessary because jamb has discovered universities in Nigeria are both academically and infrastructural better...

Three Unions Suspend Strike

1 month ago /

Three non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian universities have suspended a three-week old strike. The 3 unions are the Senior Staff Union Of Universities, SSANU, the national technologies, NAAT and the national association of educational and associated institutions, NASU. Briefing journalists in Abuja say the suspension is for one month pending Government’s fulfillment...

FUNAAB Gets New Vice Chancellor

1 month ago /

The Governing Council of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has approved the appointment of Prof. Felix Salako as the Vice-Chancellor. The council also approved the appointments the Registrar and Bursar, Dr Hakeem Adekola and Mr Chukwunwike Ezekpeazu, respectively. The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr Aboki Zawha, in a statement...

ASUU suspends strike

1 month ago /

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its five-week old strike following a  meeting with the Federal Government’s delegation. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President announced this at a news conference after the  meeting with the Federal Government  on Monday in Abuja. He said the union  decided to conditionally suspend the...

NECO Releases Result

1 month ago /

The National Examination Council NECO on  Thursday released the June/July 2017 senior secondary school certificate examination (SSCE) results. Releasing the results at the council’s headquarters in Minna, Niger state the registrar, Charles Uwakwa said the performance of the candidates in the 2017 examination represents about one point, eleven percent improvement when compared...

FG reschedules meeting with non-academic staff unions of universities

1 month ago /

The Nigerian government has rescheduled a meeting with striking non-teaching staff of universities for Thursday, following the failure of unions to Honour Monday's appointment. The deputy director press in the ministry of Labour Samuel Olowokere said it's the desire of the Minister Of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, to have all...

ASUU Reaches Agreement With Federal Government

1 month ago /

Striking university lecturers have reached a truce with the federal government and will suspend their industrial action anytime from now. The lecturers were represented by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at a marathon meeting with the representatives of the Federal Government. ASUU is expected to convene its National Executive Council (NEC) where...

Three Unions Join The On-going ASUU Strike

1 month ago /

Three university non-teaching staff unions in Nigeria are set to join the on-going strike by the academic staff union of universities, ASUU. The unions’ basic grouse is government’s inability to implement the 2009 agreement it reached with all the unions in the universities, among others. The unions are the senior staff association...


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