COVID-19: Nigeria shuts down schools nationwide

Schools across Nigeria have been shut down as a measure to contain the escalating coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.

A sudden rise in cases of infection from 3, early last week, to 12 confirmed cases last Thursday, forced the shutdown as fears grew over a possible escalation if stringent measures [...]

Mon, 23 March 2020

Nigeria spends N5bn annually to service IPPIS – ASUU

The Calabar Zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Friday disclosed that Nigeria spends approximately N5bn annually to service the controversial Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

The Calabar Zonal Coordinator of ASUU and senior lecturer at the Department o [...]

Sat, 14 March 2020

JAMB commences 2020 UTME nationwide

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Saturday commenced the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, with over 1.9 million candidates participating in over 600 centres across the country.

At least 200 other candidates registered for direct entry admissions, bring [...]

Sat, 14 March 2020

Eni, Oxford varsity award scholarships to African students

As part of efforts to strengthen the future of business leadership in Africa, a multinational company, Eni and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, have announced new MBA scholarship program for African students.

A joint statement by Jeevan Vasagar, the Head of Media Relations Oxfor [...]

Sat, 14 March 2020

NUC begins data collation in Nigerian universities

As part of efforts to ensure accurate data for the university system, the National Universities Commission, NUC, says it has commenced data collation of all academic, non-academic staff, programmes and courses in the nation’s universities.

Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed [...]

Mon, 09 March 2020

TETFund mops up N10bn unutilised funds

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, has recovered N10 billion unutilised funds earlier approved for intervention to public tertiary institutions.

Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof Suleiman Bogoro, said institutions to which the money was allocated failed to utilise it for close to 9 [...]

Mon, 09 March 2020

NECO to arraign four UniAbuja students over forgery

The National Examination Council, NECO, is set to arraign four students of the University of Abuja before an Abuja Magistrate Court on a one count charge of certificate forgery.




The students, who are being detained by th [...]

Tue, 03 March 2020

UBEC, UNICEF mobilise stakeholders on UBE delivery

The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, and the United Nations Children Education Fund, UNICEF, are combining efforts to mobilise stakeholders for effective delivery of universal basic education, UBE, at the grassroots.

The partnership which is part of efforts to ensure community owners [...]

Sun, 01 March 2020


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