Education

NUC, NYSC publish list of illegal varsities soon

The National Universities Commission, NUC, says it is working with the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to provide a comprehensive list of illegal universities operating in the country.

Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, stated this during a chat with newsmen in Abuja.

Fri, 10 January 2020


JAMB warns varsities against bypassing CAPS

Universities in the country have been warned against bypassing the Central Admission Processing System, CAPS, and instead using their school portals to offer admissions to candidates.

CAPS was put in place by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to prevent institutions from indiv [...]

Fri, 10 January 2020


Benue has highest JSS dropouts in north central- report

A National Personnel Audit, NPA, report released by the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, has identified Benue state with the highest number of school dropouts at Junior Secondary School, JSS, level in the north central.

The NPA report which was disseminated last week in Abuja, indica [...]

Fri, 20 December 2019


Experts demand establishment of national research foundation

Research experts pulled together by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, to deepen cutting-edge research in Nigeria have advocated the establishment of a National Research Foundation, NRF, to articulate research efforts in the country.

Speaking at the presentation of their interim report [...]

Fri, 20 December 2019


TETFund spends N7.2bn on stranded scholars

Over N7.2 billion has been spent by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, to defray tuitions and other expenses of over 1,000 postgraduate students on its scholarship roll in foreign institutions.

Earlier in the year, the scholars had become stranded due to policy failure at TETFund and c [...]

Fri, 20 December 2019


FG to weed out quack teachers from 2020

 The  Federal Government has warned all teachers in the country to comply with the December 31, 2019 deadline to register and get certification from the Teachers' Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, as it will commence monitoring of compliance by January 2020 to weed out unregistered [...]

Mon, 16 December 2019


Nigerian varsities, others attract only 0.16% foreign students - Jega

The combined population of foreign students in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions is 1,856, representing 0.16 per cent of the overall student population as at 2018/2019 academic year, a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof Attahiru Jega, has said.

Jega [...]

Sun, 15 December 2019


FG urges development partners to harmonise plans

The Federal Government has urged development partners in the country’s education sector to have a united front in evolving strategies or policies of developing the sector in order to avoid duplication of projects.

Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, gave the charge [...]

Sun, 15 December 2019


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