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Shekarau, UNESCO Task African Higher Institutions On Science, Technological Research

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Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, the Minister of Education, has urged institutions of higher learning in Africa to take science and technological research seriously in order to move the continent forward. Shekarau, who made the call at a meeting of ECOWAS Ministers in charge of Higher Education on Wednesday in Abuja, noted that...

 

Striking Teachers Lock Out Council Chairman, Secretary

4 years ago /

Members of the Akwanga Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Nasarawa State on Thursday  locked up the offices of the  chairman and secretary of the Akwanga Local Government Council. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the teachers staged a protest over non-release of their bio-data capturing...

ABU VC Decries Dearth Of Textbooks

4 years ago /

The Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, on Thursday identified dearth of textbooks as one of the greatest setbacks to enhanced university system in Nigeria. He spoke in Zaria at the inauguration of "Umar Muhammad Makarfi Building" and presentation of "Fresh Undergraduate Mathematics Textbooks" written by ABU lecturers. Mustapha...

NAICOM Pledges To Invest More Funds In Schools' Projects In 2015

4 years ago /

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) on Tuesday promised to invest more funds in other projects to be embarked upon by the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in 2015.  Mr Bashir Birni-Gwari, the Chairman, Finance and Appropriation of the commission, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in...

Borno To Reopen Public Schools On Nov. 17

4 years ago /

The Borno Government said on Monday that it would reopen all public schools on Nov. 17 which were closed down early in the year due to security concern. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the schools were shut on March 14, after deadly attacks by the Boko Haram on...

 

Education Unions Demand A Stop Of Government Funding To Private Universities

4 years ago /

A week-long national education summit organized by the four unions in Nigerian public-owned universities has ended in Abuja with a resolution rejecting the use of public funds on private educational institutions in the country. The unions are the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, (NASU)...

 

Bauchi State Govt. To Take Over Some Community Schools - Commissioner

4 years ago /

The Bauchi State Government would soon take over the management of some community schools in the state, the Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Ibrahim Aminu, said. He made the disclosure on Friday in Bauchi during a meeting with members of the Parent-Teachers-Association (PTA), Zaranda Community Secondary School. Aminu said the take over of...

Teachers In Plateau State Protest Non-payment Of Salaries For 7 Months

4 years ago /

Teachers in Plateau on Friday in Jos staged a protest rally over alleged non-payment of their seven months salaries by the state government. The state government says the delay is due to the on-going bio-metric data capturing of the teachers. An official of the government, Mr Nanle Dashe, told the News Agency...

JAMB Candidates Demand Fast-track Of Registration

4 years ago /

Some potential candidates for the 2014/2015 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination in Kaduna State, on Friday decried the slow process in registering for the examination. The candidates, who expressed their feeling in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna, said that they spent more than...

Best Graduating ABUAD Student Gets Fayose’s N1M Gift, Employment Offer

4 years ago /

Twenty-year-old Oluwatosin Ogunbusola was the cynosure at the second convocation ceremony of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) on Tuesday as she emerged the Best Graduating Student of the 334 students at the 2014 convocation of the institution. The Economics graduate led the pack of 46 other First Class graduates; 158 Second...

BSC/HND Discrimination Bill Scales Second Reading In Senate

4 years ago /

The Bill for an Act to Abolish and Prohibit Dichotomy and Discrimination between First Degrees and Higher National Diploma in the same Profession/Field and related matters on Wednesday scaled second reading in the Senate. The bill, which scaled second reading after heated debate at plenary on its relevance, seeks to resolve...

Reps Approve Controversial N4,000 NYSC Online Registration Fee

4 years ago /

The House of Representatives Committee on Youth Development, on Monday endorsed the controversial N4,000 online registration fee for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members. Chairman of the committee, Kamil Akinlabi disclosed this to House of Representatives Press Corps, while giving update on the investigation into the new policy. He explained that...

Lagos Judge:No Hijab In Lagos Schools

4 years ago /

An Ikeja High Court in Lagos State on Friday upheld the ban on the wearing of hijab (Muslim head scarf) in public primary and secondary schools in the state. The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria brought the case challenging the ban on wearing the hijab in public primary and secondary schools,...

 

Court Upholds Ban On Use Of Hijabs In Lagos Public Schools

4 years ago /

An Ikeja High Court on Friday upheld the ban on the wearing of Hijab (Muslim head scarf) in public primary and secondary schools in Lagos state. Justice Modupe Onyeabor dismissed the suit instituted against the Lagos State Government by two 12-year-old girls under the aegis of the Muslim Students of Nigeria,...

LASU Acquires 3 New Subscribed Online Databases

4 years ago /

Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, on Thursday said it has acquired three new subscribed online databases in addition to the existing 15 databases already in use by the university community. Prof. John Obafunwa, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, made this known at a training session for academic staff on how to...

 

TASUED Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joseph Olusanya Kidnapped

4 years ago /

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Professor Joseph Olusanya, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.More Details Later.........

NBTE Shuts 50 Illegal Polytechnics, Monotechnics

4 years ago /

The Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Dr. Mas’udu Kazaure, announced on Monday that the board has closed no fewer than  50 illegal polytechnics and monotechnics operating without government’s  approval across the country.                            Dr....

4 Nigerians Among Best Phd Graduates In Malaysia

4 years ago /

Four Nigerians are among those adjudged the best among 147 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) graduates from the International Islamic University (IIUM), Malaysia. At the convocation held at Gombak, 4,853 students from 73 countries graduated with Diploma, Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees with 52 Nigerians graduating with various degrees. The number includes 26...

Fire Guts Madam Tinubu Hall UNILAG, Few Students Injured

4 years ago /

The Madam Tinubu hall of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Yaba, Lagos state, reportedly caught fire in the early hours of yesterday morning. According to Naij.com, the fire started around 4a.m. Sunday morning. It was gathered that a student used a hot plate to cook and put it under her bed without...

48 Bag First Class Honours As Unilorin Graduates 5,421 Students

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The University of Ilorin, Kwara state is turning out 48 First Class graduates at this year’s Convocation Ceremonies taking place between Monday, October 20 and Thursday, October 23. A press statement signed by the institution’s Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogun indicated that the 48 First Class materials are among...


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