News - Education

Education: Nigeria's Supervising Minister for Education decries the high rate of boy child dropouts

4 years ago /

The supervising Minister of Education has expressed worry over the low level of commitment by some states in the south-east and south- south to the challenge of boy-child drop out from schools. This worry is following the inability of the states to provide land for the construction of special schools several months after communications to that effect.

Corruption in Education: ABUSE OF STUDENTS BY TEACHERS/LECTUTRERS MUST STOP - Transparency International

4 years ago /

The latest Transparency International Global Corruption Report on Education says over 5 million Nigerian children are out of school and about 115 million Nigerians are illiterates.

 

JONATHAN RENEWS APPOINTMENT OF REGISTRAR OF THE TEACHERS REGISTRATION COUNCIL

4 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan has renewed the appointment of Professor Adison Wokocha as the Registrar of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.

Festus Iyayi’s Death – F.G Says his Ideals not to be forgotten

4 years ago /

With a heavy heart, the supervising Minister of Education made his way to Benin to condole with the widow and family of former president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities – ASUU, Festus Iyayi.

NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE: REAR ADMIRAL AGHOLOR RESUMES AS 14TH COMMANDANT

4 years ago /

That presentation of flag and other insignia of office as well as the signing of hand over note, signal the change of guards at Nigeria’s National Defense College (NDC). While Admiral General Thomas Lokoson has stepped aside as the Commandant of the College, Rear Admiral Ndidi Agholor steps in as the 14th Commandant of the College.

ASUU STRIKE: FORMER ASUU PRESIDENT KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT

5 years ago /

A delegation of University lecturers from the University of Benin was on Tuesday involved in a ghastly motor accident claiming the life of a former ASUU President, Professor Festus Iyayi.

UNESCO COMMENDS PRESIDENT JONATHAN'S ADMINISTRATION

5 years ago /

Director-General of the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, Irina Bokova has commended the Jonathan administration for progressively improving the funding of the education sector.  

 

ASUU STRIKE UPDATE: PRESIDENT JONATHAN MEETS WITH UNION MEMBERS

5 years ago /

In a bid to bring a speedy end to the 4-month strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), President Jonathan, on Monday took over the reins of negotiation with the Union. The meeting was said to have started at 2:40pm. A 15-minute recess was taken sometime around 7pm after which the meeting was re-convened. The meeting was said to have continued till early hours of Tuesday morning.

 

" ASUU STRIKE UPDATE: We are calling on Mr President to toe the path of honour and respect the 2009 Agreement.”- ASUU

5 years ago /

With the ASUU strike nearing 4months, the Union has described allegations that the Federal government will re-open Universities with or without ASUU as a sure way to further complicate an already complicated situation.

 

ASUU STRIKE WILL SOON BE OVER - NLC

5 years ago /

The NLC President, Abdulwaheeb Omar is of the opinion that the ASUU strike will soon be a thing of the past.

 

ASUU STRIKE UPDATE: Senator suggests compromise

5 years ago /

The Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Olushola Adeyeye has blamed the decline in the education sector on neglect and under - funding by successive governments.

 

FG spent N4.8 billion to educate children of Nigerian diplomats abroad - TUC

5 years ago /

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria has expressed shock and anger at the cost incurred by the Federal government in 2011 on the education of the children of Nigerian diplomats abroad.

 

ASUU STRIKE UPDATE: UI Chapter Condemns David Mark's statement

5 years ago /

In response to the Senate President's statement regarding the present ASUU strike, the ASUU Chapter in the Univeristy of Ibadan has demanded an apology.

 

ASUU STRIKE UPDATE: Government must be honourable - ASUU Zonal Chairman, Abuja

5 years ago /

In a shocking twist of events, the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union Of Universities, University of Abuja chapter, Clement Chup, has announced that contrary to the impression the Federal government has given the general public, the government is yet to release funds for the upgrade and development of infrastructures in the universities.

 

ASUP STRIKE UPDATE

5 years ago /

Tuesday turned out to be a day members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Oko chapter will never forget as hired thugs descended on members of the Union during an emergency meeting at the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra state.

ASUU STRIKE: NANS REACTS

5 years ago /

Students from the seven states that make up Zone thirteen of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, at the weekend blocked a highway in Rivers state to express their displeasure with the continued strike by University lecturers.          

MDG EDUCATION: Anambra State Governor Distribute 500 Buses for All Secondary Schools

5 years ago /

In all, 500 buses are to be distributed to all the Secondary Schools in the state.

ASUU STRIKE: Can the government afford the demand of ASUU? - Young academicians

5 years ago /

A group of young academicians who have become wary of the nearly 4-month old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the implementation of the 2009 re-negotiated agreement have expressed disappointment due to the conitnued strike.

CONSTITUTION REVIEW: Teachers protest against relying on Local governments for funds

5 years ago /

Nigerian teachers say in spite of the role they play in grooming people for national development, they have nothing to show for it.

EDUCATION: NECO convenes summit; Wants improved performance

5 years ago /

The National Examination Council (NECO), has had to grapple with many challenges including those of popular acceptability and restoration of sanity in examination administration, the primary reason for its creation.