Education

Education gets lowest budget in 4 years

As Nigerians look forward to the implementation of the 2016 budget, there are worries that the N369.6 billion allocation for education, which represents the lowest since 2013, may be inadequate given the enormity of challenges in the sector.

The 2016 appropriation as presented by President Muha [...]

Thu, 31 December 2015


Aregbesola calls for review of Nigeria’s educational system

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has called for a review of the colonial system of education bequeathed to Nigeria to make it more responsive to the needs of the society.

 Aregbesola made the call recently in Abuja during a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Edu [...]

Thu, 31 December 2015


More private varsities to be registered soon - NUC

More applications for private universities are being processed by the National Universities Commission, NUC, the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie, has disclosed.

Okojie, who stated this in Abuja during a press luncheon with Education Correspondents Association of Niger [...]

Thu, 31 December 2015


Samsung Smart School launch at FGBC Apo, Abuja

L-R: Principal, Federal Government Boys College, Mr. Jonathan Mbaakaa, Business Manager Education Vertical, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Matthew Iwundu, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mrs Folashade Yemi-Esan, Corporate Social Value Manager, Samsung, Mrs. Abosede George-Oga [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015


Boko Haram targets pupils, foreigners for ransom - FG

The Federal Government has raised the alarm that Boko Haram terrorists were planning to abduct pupils, students or foreigners for ransom.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this in a statement in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Segun Adeyemi.

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Sun, 20 December 2015


WAEC withholds 28,768 GCE results

As the West African Examination Council, WAEC, releases results of the November/December 2015 General Certificate Examination, GCE, results of 28,768 candidates, representing 12.13 per cent are being withheld for further investigation.

Head of WAEC National Office in Nigeria, Mr. Isaac Adenipek [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015


EU to fund NgREN with 10 million Euros

The European Union, EU, is to inject 10 million Euros into the second phase of the Nigerian Research and Educational Network, NgREN, project, which is expected to interconnect about 81 public universities to the internet broadband.

Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission, NUC, P [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015


Zamfara gov outlines incentives for school enrolment

Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, has expressed willingness to introduce school feeding as an incentive to improve enrolment into primary schools in the state.

Yari, who is also the chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, said introducing school feeding programme was in line with the AP [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015


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