Education

FG seeks girls empowerment in education, lauds UNICEF

The Federal Government has stressed the need to empower girls through education in view of the important place they occupy in the home and special role in the society.

Minister of Information and culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this in Gusau, Zamfara state, at [...]

Sat, 14 July 2018


Fresh crisis looms in varsities

A strike action by non-academic staff unions of Nigerian universities is in the offing, just about three months after the unions embarked on a similar industrial action.

The latest threat follows what the unions have described as the failure of the Federal Government to implement agreements pre [...]

Tue, 03 July 2018


How Shilgba became casualty of NABTEB probe

The Chairman of the Governing Board of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB, Prof Leonard Shilgba, has been sacked following a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari for immediate dissolution of the board.

Buhari’s directive was contained in a statement issued l [...]

Tue, 03 July 2018


How Shilgba became casualty of NABTEB probe

The Chairman of the Governing Board of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB, Prof Leonard Shilgba, has been sacked following a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari for immediate dissolution of the board.

Buhari’s directive was contained in a statement issued l [...]

Tue, 03 July 2018


2018 admissions: JAMB retains lower cut-off marks

As tertiary institutions prepare to commence 2018 admissions on July 17, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and heads of higher institutions in Nigeria have approved lower cut-off marks for candidates.

The stakeholders, at a joint policy meeting in Gbongan, Osun State, pegged t [...]

Tue, 03 July 2018


Stakeholders want inclusive education for the poor

Education stakeholders have called for inclusive education for indigent, rural, girl child and vulnerable Nigerian children.

Country Director, PLAN International, Dr Hussaini Abdul, who spoke at a public discourse in commemoration of the Day of the African Child, said children must not be denie [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018


54% of private varsities are faith-based – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has disclosed that 40 out of the 74 private universities in the country are faith-based.

ASUU president, Comrade Biodun Ogunyemi, who revealed this recently at the public hearing of two bills proposing the amendment of the Tertiary Education Trust [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018


2018 Unity Schools’ budget slashed by N3 billion

Despite high infrastructural deficit and surging insecurity in the 104 Federal Unity Colleges across the country, their 2018 budget has been slashed by N3 billion by the National Assembly.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who disclosed this in Abuja after signing the 2018 Appropriation Bill into law [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018


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