ASUU: 8% education budget flouts agreement with FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said the N369.6 billion appropriation to education for 2016 represents only 8 per cent of the national budget, contrary to its agreement with the federal government to progressively increase the allocation to 26 per cent as recommended by UNESCO.


Sun, 28 February 2016

public presentation of “The Nigerian Century” in Abuja.

L-R: Book launcher and rep of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Hon. Babajimi Benson, author, Mr. Dare Babarinsa, his wife, Mrs. Modupe Babarinsa, chairman of the occasion, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, Executive Director, Transcorp Hilton, Ms Okaima Ohizua, Deputy Chairman, South/West, APC, Chief Segun O [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016

World Bank, int’l partners to fund Nigeria’s school census

The World Bank has given assurance of providing financial and technical assistance to federal and state government’s institutions to facilitate the annual school census across Nigeria.

World Bank Education Specialist in Nigeria, Dr. Tunde Adekola, who stated this at the flag-off of the ex [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016

FCT minister backs closure of 556 private schools

FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, has thrown his weight behind a decision by the FCT Education Secretariat to shut down over 556 illegal private schools operating in Abuja.

Bello spoke on the sidelines of the flag off of the 2015/2016 annual school census in Abuja, last week, maintaining tha [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016

FG won’t reverse decision on sacked VCs - Adamu

Despite widespread condemnation that has continued to trail the Federal Government’s decision to sack 13 vice chancellors of universities, Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has maintained that government won’t reverse the dismissal.

Adamu, who until the time of this report [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016

Pupils at a school library donated by Ace Charity foundation


Pupils at a school library donated by Ace Charity foundation to LEA Primary School, Apo Resettlement Area, in Abuja.

Sun, 14 February 2016

North-East teachers train on reading techniques

As part of efforts to improve the quality of basic education delivery, the Federal Government has embarked on training of primary school teachers in the North-East zone on teaching techniques in reading and comprehension.

The training, which is part of the capacity building initiative of the Fe [...]

Sun, 14 February 2016

FG considers N40k pay for 500,000 new teachers

The Federal Government has said it could pay a monthly salary of N40, 000 to each of the graduate and NCE teachers to be recruited, trained and deployed to primary schools across the country.

Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, who disclosed this while inaugurating the recrui [...]

Sun, 14 February 2016


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