Education

Buhari tasks Nigerian varsities on SDGs

President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined all universities in Nigeria to make significant contributions to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.

Buhari gave the charge in Abuja at the 5th convocation ceremony of the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN.

The president [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016


ICICE receive $5,000 for competition won in Azerbaijan

An Abuja-based Islamic Organization, International Centre for Islamic Culture and Education, ICICE, has been presented awards for it victory at the 2015 prestigious literary prize of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, ISESCO.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, [...]

Fri, 15 January 2016


Subscribe to NgREN or risk sanctions, NUC warns varsities

Universities in the country have been warned to subscribe to the Nigerian Research and Educational Network, NgREN, internet broadband services or risk sanctions from the National Universities Commission, NUC.

Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Julius Okojie, who issued the warning in Abuja at a [...]

Fri, 15 January 2016


NCCE tasks FG on teacher motivation, bursary

As part of efforts to attract enrolment of best qualified candidates into the 148 Colleges of Education in the country, the Executive Secretary of National Commission for Colleges of Education, NCCE, Prof. MondayJoshua, has tasked government on increased motivation for teachers.

Joshua, wh [...]

Fri, 15 January 2016


FG’s recruitment of 500, 000 teachers: Matters arising

As the federal and state governments collaborate to recruit, train and deploy 500, 000 unemployed graduates and NCE holders to address the chronic shortage of teachers in public primary schools, Godfrey AKON x-rays related issues contiguous to the teaching profession in Nigeria.

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Sun, 10 January 2016


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