Nigeria’s Peter Arotiba emerges overall best in WASSCE

Nigeria’s Peter Arotiba emerges overall best in WASSCE An 18-year-old Nigerian, Peter Arotiba from Kogi State, has been awarded the National Distinction and Merit Award by the West Africa Examination Council for emerging overall best student in the 2018 examinations. Arotiba, who is currently studying Medicine and Surgery at the University of Ibadan, graduated from the Nigeria Air Force...... more

Kogi Assembly approves renaming of state varsity after late Gov Audu

Kogi Assembly approves renaming of state varsity after late Gov Audu The Kogi State House of Assembly has passed a bill changing the name of the state owned university to Prince Abubakar Audu University, Ayingba. Governor Yahaya Bello made the announcement on Saturday at the campaign rally at the university town of Ayingba, Kogi East Senatorial District. Bello said the decision was...... more

FG threatens to close substandard secondary schools nationwide

FG threatens to close substandard secondary schools nationwide Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has said the Federal Government would work very closely with states and local governments toward closing down secondary schools found to be substandard. Nwajiuba, in a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations Unit in the ministry, Ben Bem-Goong, said...... more

FG votes N793m for Almajiri education in Kano, Oyo, seven other states

FG votes N793m for Almajiri education in Kano, Oyo, seven other states THE federal government has voted N793 million to restart the Integrated Almajiri, Qur’anic and non-formal schools into formal education in ten states. The new pilot project is expected to take no fewer than 10 million out-of-school children who are mostly Almajiris off the streets to acquire education and skills. The government...... more

State of education in Nigeria horrifying, country in serious trouble – Soyinka

State of education in Nigeria horrifying, country in serious trouble – Soyinka Nobel laurete, Prof Wole Soyinka, has described the state of education in the country as horrifying, saying Nigeria is in trouble. The prolific playwright spoke on Sunday at the University of Lagos, Akoka, during the presentation of a play, ‘Folly of Men.’ The play was an adaptation of three plays: Wole...... more

Obasanjo, NUT, ASUU lament rising number of out-of-school children

Obasanjo, NUT, ASUU lament rising number of out-of-school children What we see is a cycle of illiterate parents giving birth to illiterate children who will also produce illiterate children and the cycle continues. That cycle of inter-generational illiteracy must be broken – ASUU President Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said he was pained by the high number of out-of-school children...... more

ducation 9.3m pupils benefitting from feeding programme – Osinbajo

ducation 9.3m pupils benefitting from feeding programme – Osinbajo VICE President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said children benefiting from the Federal Government’s School Feeding Programne have increased to 9.3million across the country. Osinbajo made this known in Ado Ekiti while inaugurating the Homegrown School Feeding Programme at St Michael’s Primary School, Ajilosun. According to him, Ekiti has become the 31st state...... more

JAMB cancels results of two centres in Abia, arrests 100 nationwide

JAMB cancels results of two centres in Abia, arrests 100 nationwide The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday said it has cancelled the results of two Computer Based (CBT) centres in Abia State over widespread irregularities during the conduct of the just concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). It said the cancellation of the results followed visual evidence obtained from...... more

65 Professors jostle for UNN VC position

65 Professors jostle for UNN VC position No fewer than 65 professors from different universities across the country and abroad have indicated interest to occupy the position of Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka from June this year.  Prominent among the list of professors for the vice chancellor position of the university are the two incumbent...... more

OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ lecturer, Akindele sentenced to two years in prison

OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ lecturer, Akindele sentenced to two years in prison A former lecturer in the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele, who was dragged to court for demanding sex to pass one of his students, Monica Osagie, on Monday, was sentenced to two years in prison. Justice Maureen Onyetenu, who had to stand down the case two times,...... more

Presidency endorses 65-year retirement age for teachers

Presidency endorses 65-year retirement age for teachers The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on Thursday said the Muhammadu Buhari administration was in support of jacking up the retirement age for teachers from 60 to 65 years. The minister made this known at a public hearing on the need to insulate teachers from the retirement age for public...... more

ASUU strike: FG orders VCs to enforce no work, no pay rule

ASUU strike: FG orders VCs to enforce no work, no pay rule The Federal Government has directed Vice Chancellors of the striking public universities and inter-varsity centres in Nigeria to enforce the no-work-no-pay rule on striking lecturers. This directive is coming barely two weeks when the nation’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo publicly declared at the Founder’s Day of the University of Ibadan,...... more

FG slashes JAMB, NECO exams fees

FG slashes JAMB, NECO exams fees The Federal Government on Wednesday announced drastic reduction in the cost of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and National Examination Council (NECO) registration and examination fees. Applicants under the new arrangement will pay N3,500 as JAMB examination fees against the previous fees N5,000 and N9,850 for Senior Secondary Certificate...... more

Dec. 2019 deadline to weed out unqualified teachers stands –Adamu

Dec. 2019 deadline to weed out unqualified teachers stands –Adamu The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, on Monday ruled out the possibility of extending the December 31, 2019, deadline for disengaging all unqualified teachers from the nation’s education system. Adamu, who spoke at the 2018 Alaghodaro summit to mark the second year of the Governor Godwin Obaseki administration in Benin,...... more

FG planning to introduce N350,000 tuition in varsities –ASUU

FG planning to introduce N350,000 tuition in varsities –ASUU The Zonal Coordinator of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Ibadan Zone, Dr Ade Adejumo, on Tuesday alleged that the Federal Government was making attempt to make students of federal universities pay a minimum of N350,000 for tuition fee. Adejumo said this while addressing members of the Correspondents Chapel, Ibadan. He...... more

Stakeholders endorse Bill on Fed Poly, Mpu, Enugu

Stakeholders endorse Bill on Fed Poly, Mpu, Enugu Stakeholders in the nation’s education sector have unanimously endorsed the establishment of a federal polytechnic in Mpu, Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State. The endorsement came at the public hearing on “The Federal Polytechnic Mpu (Establishment) Bill 2018” organised by the Senate in Abuja. In his presentation, Member representing Aninri/Awgu/Oji River...... more

UTME: Only 25% scored above 200, says Oloyede

UTME: Only 25% scored above 200, says Oloyede THe Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, has said that 414,696 candidates, out of the 1,603,181 who sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, scored above 200. The figure, according to him, translates to 25. 09 per cent. This is against the 465,025 (27.00 per...... more

OAU sacks professor over sex-for-mark scandal

OAU sacks professor over sex-for-mark scandal The Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has dismissed Prof. Richard Akindele who was allegedly involved in a sex-for-marks scandal. The Vice Chancellor of OAU, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, announced Akindele’s dismissal in a statement on Wednesday in Ile-Ife. Ogunbodede had, on April 19, confirmed Akindele’s suspension pending the findings of the...... more

FG orders federal varsities to stop charging tuition fees

FG orders federal varsities to stop charging tuition fees The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday said it was illegal for federal universities to charge tuition fees, adding that the FEC has directed the Ministry of Education to ascertain if the allegations were true and put a stop to it. Briefing journalists after the meeting which was presided over by the Vice...... more

US Universityy appoints Ekweremadu Full Professor

US Universityy appoints Ekweremadu Full Professor The Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America, USA, has appointed the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, a Full Visiting Professor and Senior Mentoring Scholar of E-Governance and Strategic Government Studies. Ekweremadu, according to the appointment letter dated February 2018, is expected to mentor doctoral students,...... more

Gov. Ugwuanyi appoints Mrs. Ifeoma Nwobodo as chairman of IMT Governing Council

Gov. Ugwuanyi appoints Mrs. Ifeoma Nwobodo as chairman of IMT Governing Council Following the recent appointment of the former Chairman, Governing Council of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu, Rt. Hon. Festus Uzor as Chief of Staff to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, the governor has inaugurated the former Chief of Staff to the immediate past governor of the state,...... more

Stay away from crime, ex-President Jonathan counsels students

Stay away from crime, ex-President Jonathan counsels students Former President Goodluck Jonathan has counseled Nigerian students to stay away from kidnapping, robbery and other social vices that portray the academic community in bad light. The former president gave the advice while presenting his remarks as the Special Guest of Honour at the 4th convocation of Baze University in Abuja....... more

Kogi bans activities of trade unions in state tertiary institutions

Kogi bans activities of trade unions in state tertiary institutions Few months after it proscribed the activities of the Academic Staff Union of universities(ASUU) at the state  University, Anyigba, Kogi State Government has banned the existence of Joint Action Committee (JAC),in all state owned tertiary institutions. Governor Yahaya Bello  who made the pronouncement Wednesday in Lokoja, the state capital, said the...... more

Buhari signs petroleum varsity bill into law

Buhari signs petroleum varsity bill into law President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the bill establishing the University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State. Performing the ceremony on Tuesday at the presidential villa, Abuja, the president pledged continued support for the socio-economic development of the Niger Delta region. “This administration is fully committed to supporting the Niger...... more

Ekweremadu’s Foundation doles out N38.5 million in Scholarship

Ekweremadu’s Foundation doles out N38.5 million in Scholarship The Ikeoha Foundation a non-governmental and non-profit organisation established by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has doled out the sum of N38.5 million in scholarships and bursary awards to undergraduates of Enugu State. The Foundation also graduated 197 adult leaners under the Ikeoha Foundation Adult Education Programme....... more

Ikeoha Foundation Scholarship Awards hold today at Udi

Ikeoha Foundation Scholarship Awards hold today at Udi The annual Ikeoha Foundation Adult Literacy Day and 2016/2017 Scholarship  and Bursary Award Ceremony kicks off this morning at 10 O’clock. The Foundation which operates 36 Literacy Centres in Enugu West Senatorial Zone has provided basic education to over  12,000 Adult learners and funded the university education of over 2872 students...... more

Compulsory one year internship programme for fresh graduate teachers underway --TRCN

Compulsory one year internship programme for fresh graduate teachers underway --TRCN The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) is considering the introduction of one year compulsory Internship Programme Scheme for fresh education graduates to enable them to improve critical skills required in discharging their professional responsibilities. The Registrar of the council, Professor Josiah Ajiboye, who dropped the hint in Enugu during the...... more

Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu

Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu …as state government approves land for expansionGovernor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has commended the federal government for the decision to site one of the six campuses of the proposed ICT University in Enugu.Gov. Ugwuanyi spoke when the Honourable Minister of Communication, Barrister Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu paid a courtesy visit to...... more

Kogi governor bans ASUU

Kogi governor bans ASUU Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has announced the proscription of the Kogi State Chapter of the Academic staff union of Universities (ASUU) with immediate effect. The governor announced the proscription on Wednesday after an emergency state Executive committee meeting. Alhaji Yahaya Bello said the decision became necessary as all efforts to make...... more

 

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