Education

Nigeria’s out-of-school population hits 11.4 million

Despite concerted efforts to address enrolment gaps across the country, the Nigerian government has failed to contain the surge of its out-of-school children population as the figure has hit 11.4 million in 2016 from 10.5 million in 2013.
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who rolled out [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016


Tahir: NTI has failed in distance learning

A former National Coordinator of the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Professor Gidado Tahir, has said given a poor pass mark to the National Teachers Institute, NTI, in the massive training of teachers for the Universal Basic Education, UBE, reform policy launched in 1999 through the Open [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016


Basic education suffers serious neglect - UBEC

Despite concerted efforts towards improving primary and secondary education in the country, the newly appointed Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Dr. Hameed Bobboyi, has said basic education has suffered serious neglect.
Bobboyi, who spoke in Abuja while assuming [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016


NYSC: NOUN urges NUC to intervene over graduates posting

The National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, has urged NUC to intervene and request the National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, to accept its graduates for posting in order to contribute their quota to nation building.
Vice Chancellor of NOUN, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, who made the call on a courtesy vi [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016


Okojie bows out as NUC boss

The Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof. Julius Okojie, is due to bow out this week after completing two tenures in office.
Okojie, who assumed office on August, 3, 2006, has superintended over the licensing of over 17 states, 52 private and 12 federal universities [...]

Sat, 13 August 2016


FG urges ASUP calm over labour issues

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, to be patient as efforts were being made to address all their demands within available resources.
Adamu’s appeal follows recent threats by ASUP at a workshop in Kaduna to embark on [...]

Sat, 13 August 2016


NOUN students demand action on admission into law school

The National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, chapter of Law Students Association of Nigeria, LAWSAN, has called on relevant authorities to resolve the impasse surrounding admission of NOUN law graduates into Law School.
President of LAWSAN, Mr. Paul Oyemike, who stated this in Abuja at the 2nd [...]

Sat, 13 August 2016


Stakeholders urged to make history core subject in schools

Stakeholders in the education sector have been urged to make history a compulsory subject in the school curriculum across the country.
Imo state Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, made the appeal in Owerri at the 6th South East Regional Conference of the Historical Society of Nigeria with the [...]

Sat, 13 August 2016


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