ASUU slams Nigeria’s democracy as superficial

As the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, considers plans to float a socialist party, the union has again openly opposed liberal democratic norms which have had corrupting influence on Nigerians.

Speaking during a press conference in Abuja, the National President of ASUU, Dr. Nasir Isa [...]

Fri, 15 April 2016

Scrap English as entry requirement into varsities - Rochas Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has called for the removal of English Language as part of entry requirements into universities and other tertiary institutions.
Okorocha made the call in Abuja when he led a delegation of Imo State Government to the National University Commission, NUC, to sec [...]

Fri, 15 April 2016

NUC gets trial access to EBSCO resources

A South Africa-based online resource provider, EBSCO, has granted the National Universities Commission, NUC, six months trial access to its e-books and e-journals before commencing full subscription.
Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Julius Okojie, disclosed this in Abuja at a workshop to train [...]

Fri, 15 April 2016

UTME: JAMB’s struggle to retain CBT

In 2015, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, adopted the Computer-Based Test, CBT, as the singular mode for conducting the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, thus abolishing the use of Paper-Pencil Test, PPT. In this report, Godfrey AKON examines the setbacks, struggles [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016

US firm donates to AUN’s ’Feed and Read Program for Girls

The Feed and Read  Program  for Girls, a literacy scheme of the American University of  Nigeria, AUN, for disadvantaged young girls in the Yola-Jimeta community, recently received a boost from Vicki Marsha Uniforms, a California-based school uniforms company.
The university said i [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016

Minister tasks parents on student’s use of poetry

Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, has urged parents in the country to encourage their wards to read and express themselves in poetic forms as part of efforts towards deepening their knowledge.

Anwukah, who spoke in Abuja on the occasion of the 2016 World Poetry Day, stress [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016

Investigates alleged sexual assault at Queens College

The Federal Government has set up a panel to unravel the veracity of allegations levelled against a teacher in Queens College, Lagos for sexually molesting a Junior Secondary School, JSS student.

Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, who constituted the panel charged members t [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016

FG to cut matching grants for UBEC allocations

The Federal Government has given indications to reduce counterpart funds paid by states to access UBEC allocations for the development of basic education in states.
Over N58 billion allocated to states is currently in the coffers of the Universal Basic Education Commission following the inabilit [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


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