FG establishes 2 new universities of technology, upgrades 4 others

FG establishes 2 new universities of technology, upgrades 4 others The Federal Government has announced the establishment of two additional universities of technology in Jigawa and Akwa Ibom, while also upgrading and equipping four others. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Sonny Echono disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja...... more

Enugu govt executed 1,355 school projects across 17 LGAs - ENSUBEB Chairman

Enugu govt executed 1,355 school projects across 17 LGAs - ENSUBEB Chairman …Says Aguobia-Nomeh school, others already captured for intervention in next phase The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State said it has carried out 1,355 verifiable projects in various primary and secondary schools across the 17 Local Government Areas of the state, under the State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB)...... more

Enugu wins national scientists presidential award

Enugu wins national scientists presidential award An indigene of Nara in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, Master Ituchukwu Godswill Edeani, has won this year’s edition of “The 774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award” (774 - YONSPA). Master Edeani, a 15-year old student of Air force Comprehensive School, Agbani, Nkanu West LGA, won the first...... more

Abduction in schools: NUT threatens strike in affected states

Abduction in schools: NUT threatens strike in affected states The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) on Wednesday expressed regret over the reported abduction of students and teachers of the Government Science College, Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State. While calling on the Federal  Government urgently declare a state of emergency on security situation in the country, the NUT...... more

FEC approves 20 new Private Universities including Maryam Abacha American University

FEC approves 20 new Private Universities including Maryam Abacha American University The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday granted provisional license to 20 new private universities to operate in Nigeria bring the total number of private universities in the country to 99. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of FEC meeting.The new universities...... more

Over 300 students trapped as AMCON takes over school in Enugu

Over 300 students trapped as AMCON takes over school in Enugu • Proprietress seeks Enugu govt's intervention No fewer than three hundred students of Providence High School, Independence layout, Enugu were  on Thursday afternoon locked up inside their school premises as officials of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) took possession of the institution on  order of the court. The students currently...... more

NECO releases 2020 Exam results, derecognises 12 Schools

NECO releases 2020 Exam results, derecognises 12 Schools The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the internal Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) results. The results show a two per cent increase in the number of candidates who made five credits and above in all subjects. The Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma, announced this at the NECO Headquarters in Minna. The...... more

I turned classroom to my bedroom to excel at varsity – Nworie, UNN first-class mathematics graduate

I turned classroom to my bedroom to excel at varsity – Nworie, UNN first-class mathematics graduate Nworie Emmanuel, 27, who graduated with a first-class degree in Mathematics, having scored a CGPA of 4.96 in the 2017/2018 academic session at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, shares his story. Excerpts: Can you briefly introduce yourself? My name is Emmanuel Nworie from the Iza-South Local Government Area of...... more

WAEC releases WASSCE results, withholds 215,149

WAEC releases WASSCE results, withholds 215,149 The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said 65.24 per cent candidates who took the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics. It also said the results of  215,149 candidates were withheld. It added that...... more

Rivers reopens schools Oct 5

Rivers reopens schools Oct 5 The Rivers State Government has approved the reopening of universities, other tertiary institutions, as well as secondary and vocational schools in the state, with effect from Monday, October 5, 2020. The decision was reached at the end of an emergency State Executive Council meeting on Friday and presided over by Governor...... more

Teachers beg states, school owners to abide by COVID-19 protocols

Teachers beg states, school owners to abide by COVID-19 protocols Teachers under the umbrella body of the Nigeria Union of Teachers have appealed to state governments and non-state providers of education to comply strictly with the COVID -19 protocols and guidelines developed for the safe reopening of schools by the Federal Government. They stated that obeying the protocols and guidelines would...... more

Reopening varsities now suicidal, ASUU warns ...says social distancing impossible

Reopening varsities now suicidal, ASUU warns ...says social distancing impossible * Decisions on next phase of lockdown to be announced on Thursday, says task force The Academic Staff Union of Universities, on Monday, warned the Federal Government against reopening tertiary institutions without taking concrete steps to curb the spread of  COVID-19. Zones of the union said social distancing and other COVID-19...... more

Federal Polytechnic Oko gets new Acting Registrar

Federal Polytechnic Oko gets new Acting Registrar The  The Honourable Minister of Education, Malla Adamu Adamu has approved the appointment of Mr Obini Onuchukwu as the Acting Registrar of Federal Polytechnic Oko, in Orumba North Council Area of Anambra.  His approval followed the recommendation of the Expanded Management Committee (EMC), the Highest decision making body of Federal Polytechnic...... more

WAEC cancellation puts Nigeria at more risk — Atiku

WAEC cancellation puts Nigeria at more risk — Atiku Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the last General election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said that Nigerian government’s policy of unilaterally cancelling the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, held annually by the West African Examinations Council, is not in Nigeria’s best interest. According to a statement he...... more

2020 Admission: JAMB sets 160 as cut-off mark for universities

2020 Admission: JAMB sets 160 as cut-off mark for universities The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has set 160 as the minimum cut-off mark for universities across the country in the 2020 admission session. JAMB's registrar Ishaq Oloyede made the announcement on Tuesday June 16, after the 20th policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions. The cut-off mark for polytechnics...... more

Why over 100 private schools closed in Enugu won't be reopened — Commissioner

Why over 100 private schools closed in Enugu won't be reopened  — Commissioner Enugu State Commissioner for Education, Prof Uche Eze has given reasons why the government will not reopen over 100 private schools it closed down late last year. The schools would remain closed until the proprietors secured approval of the ministry, the government insisted. This is as the National Association of Proprietors...... more

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

 

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