ASUU backs NUC over scraping of varsity diplomas

National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Dr. Biodun Ogunyemi, has thrown his weight behind the scrapping of university diplomas.

Ogunyemi, who spoke at a press conference in Abuja, said it was not within the mandate of universities to offer diploma and pre-degree pr [...]

Sun, 23 October 2016

Market-driven curriculum would boost varsities’ impact- CODPNU

Directors of Academic Planning in Nigerian universities have stressed the need for a market-driven curriculum to boost the contribution of universities to the society and ensure that the institutions meet set goals.
Chairman of Committee of Directors of Academic Planning in Nigerian Universities [...]

Sun, 23 October 2016

ASUU: Senate’s amendment of JAMB Act self-seeking

Criticism has trailed Senate’s passage of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Act, 2016, as the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has accused the upper Chamber of hurriedly carrying out the amendments to suit the interest of some senators whose wards could not secure admission [...]

Sun, 23 October 2016

JAMB after extension of 3 years result validity

Last Thursday, the Senate passed into law [...]

Sat, 22 October 2016

UniAbuja probes poor students’ performance

Worried by the poor academic performance of its students over an eight-year period, the authorities of the University of Abuja has ordered a probe with a view to improving the academic performance of the students.

The university senate had at its 159th regular meeting set up a 13-man committee [...]

Sun, 16 October 2016

World ranking: Baffa raises hope for Nigerian varsities

The Executive Secretary of Tertiary education Trust Fund, TETFund, Dr Abdullahi Bichi Baffa, has expressed belief that more universities in the country would soon be added to the list of top universities in the world.

Bafa, who was reacting to the recent ranking of University of Ibadan, UI, as [...]

Sun, 16 October 2016

TETFund wants compliance on education tax enforced

Following the failure of some companies operating in the country to remit their 2 per cent education tax as required by law, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, has called on relevant agencies to enforce compliance.

Executive Secretary of the TETFund, Dr Abdullahi Bichi Baffa, who made [...]

Sun, 16 October 2016

FG slams weak procurement system in education MDAs

The Federal Government has critiqued weaknesses observed in the procurement processes of Department, Agencies and Parastatals of the Ministry of Education, warning that henceforth, erring chief executives would be held responsible.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, sta [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016


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