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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


NUT wants states to take-over payment of teachers’ salaries

The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT Delta State Wing, has made case for primary teachers’ salaries to be taken away from local governments and transferred to states.

Comrade Jonathan Jemiyeriegbe, state chairman of NUT, made the call on the sidelines of a 3-day seminar organized for SIWEC [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015


Diverted school books unravel role confusion in SUBEBs, Ministries

State Universal Basic Education Boards, SUBEBs, and their State Ministries of Education are locked in a supervisory logjam over who oversees Junior Secondary Schools.

The confusion came to light after the disappearance of textbooks and instructional materials meant for the institutions and are [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015


FG probes 10 tertiary institutions over alleged irregularities

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has inaugurated ten fact-finding committees to probe seven federal universities and three polytechnics over alleged fraud, sexual harassment and other irregularities.

While inaugurating the committees in Abuja, Adamu said the probe became necessary [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015


UBEC develops new strategy for North East

A new educational strategy has been developed by the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, to address the needs of school-age children in the North East and other disaster areas.

Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr. Dikko Suleiman disclosed this in Abuja at the 14th Quarterly Meeting of the C [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015


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