Education

NUC orders shutdown of three illegal universities

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has ordered three illegal degree-awarding universities recently uncovered to immediately shutdown their activities.

According to advertisements placed on some national dailies, last week, the commission said the proprietors and of the illegal degree mi [...]

Mon, 12 August 2019


FG increases book development grant to N4.9bn

The Federal Government through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, has increased its book development intervention in tertiary institutions from N2.9billion to N4.9 billion.

Executive Secretary of TETFund, Prof Suleiman Bogoro, said the increase was to ensure massive development of manu [...]

Mon, 12 August 2019


WAEC mulls introduction of CBT

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has said effort is being put in place to introduce Computer Based Test, CBT, in order to reduce examination malpractices.

Registrar of WAEC, Dr Iyi Uwadiae, who disclosed this in Abuja at the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Educational [...]

Mon, 12 August 2019


NANS moves to stem robberies in UNIUYO

Following series of robbery incidents at female hostels in University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has set up a Police Students’ Relations Committee.

National President of NANS, Mr Danielson Akpan, said the committee would check frequent ro [...]

Sun, 04 August 2019


FG upgrades COA Zuru to varsity

The Federal Government has upgraded Federal College of Agriculture Zuru, Kebbi State into a Federal University of Agriculture.

The move follows assent by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Bill establishing the institution, which was earlier passed by the 8th National Assembly.

College of [...]

Sun, 04 August 2019


Expert advocates African approach to education delivery

For Africa to strengthen its foundation, the continent must contextualize its educational delivery, an educationist, Prof George Oduro, has said.

Oduro, who is a Professor of Educational Leadership at the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration in University of Cape Coast, Ghana, [...]

Sun, 04 August 2019


FG spends over N1trillion on education in 4 years

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that the Federal Government spent over N1 trillion in the nation’s education sector in the last four years.

Buhari, who stated this while addressing members of Progressives in Academics in Abuja, said the funds were spent through the Universal Basi [...]

Sun, 04 August 2019


PHOTO : Prof Aisha Kanwar, President and CEO Commonwealth of Learning (middle), Prof Abdalla Adamu, Vice Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (right) and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono, (left).

Prof Aisha Kanwar, President and CEO Commonwealth of Learning (middle), Prof Abdalla Adamu, Vice Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (right) and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono, (left).

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