Education

Abia tops list of states with N41b un-accessed UBEC fund

Abia State has been listed atop several states unable to access over N41 billion allocated to them by the Federal Government through the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, to develop basic education in their domains.
Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, who disclosed [...]

Sat, 05 November 2016


Oloyede calls for national debate on tertiary cut-off marks

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has called for a national debate on the propriety of cut-off marks, suggesting that institutions should be allowed to determine the kind of candidates they want. 

Oloyede argued, in a statement, that the uniformity of cut-off marks doesn't make any [...]

Fri, 28 October 2016


Senate suspends amendment of JAMB Act

The Nigerian Senate has suspended the proposed amendment of the Act establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB.

A statement by JAMB’s Spokesperson, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said the suspension is to allow for adequate consultation with experts in the sector before proper [...]

Fri, 28 October 2016


FSTC Yaba triumphs in CISCO, TUFMAN competitions

One of Nigeria’s foremost Federal Science and Technical Colleges, FSTC Yaba, has clinched several awards in CISCO-organised continental competitions on Information and Communication Technology, ICT.

The Yaba College also carted away 7 out of 9 awards in the 2016 Future Trust Model United [...]

Fri, 28 October 2016


FG to reintroduce history next academic session

Following public outcry over the removal of history from primary and secondary schools curriculum, the Federal Government has initiated moves to reintroduce the subject in 2017/2018 academic session.
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said the reintroduction of the subject was part of a 4 [...]

Sun, 23 October 2016


ASUU backs NUC over scraping of varsity diplomas

National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Dr. Biodun Ogunyemi, has thrown his weight behind the scrapping of university diplomas.

Ogunyemi, who spoke at a press conference in Abuja, said it was not within the mandate of universities to offer diploma and pre-degree pr [...]

Sun, 23 October 2016


Market-driven curriculum would boost varsities’ impact- CODPNU

Directors of Academic Planning in Nigerian universities have stressed the need for a market-driven curriculum to boost the contribution of universities to the society and ensure that the institutions meet set goals.
Chairman of Committee of Directors of Academic Planning in Nigerian Universities [...]

Sun, 23 October 2016


ASUU: Senate’s amendment of JAMB Act self-seeking

Criticism has trailed Senate’s passage of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Act, 2016, as the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has accused the upper Chamber of hurriedly carrying out the amendments to suit the interest of some senators whose wards could not secure admission [...]

Sun, 23 October 2016


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