World ranking: Baffa raises hope for Nigerian varsities

The Executive Secretary of Tertiary education Trust Fund, TETFund, Dr Abdullahi Bichi Baffa, has expressed belief that more universities in the country would soon be added to the list of top universities in the world.

Bafa, who was reacting to the recent ranking of University of Ibadan, UI, as [...]

Sun, 16 October 2016

TETFund wants compliance on education tax enforced

Following the failure of some companies operating in the country to remit their 2 per cent education tax as required by law, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, has called on relevant agencies to enforce compliance.

Executive Secretary of the TETFund, Dr Abdullahi Bichi Baffa, who made [...]

Sun, 16 October 2016

FG slams weak procurement system in education MDAs

The Federal Government has critiqued weaknesses observed in the procurement processes of Department, Agencies and Parastatals of the Ministry of Education, warning that henceforth, erring chief executives would be held responsible.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, sta [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016

ASUU decries FG’s apathy over its N1 billion investments

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has frowned at the Federal Government’s apathy over the establishment of the Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company, NUPEMCO, into which it has already invested N1 billion as counterpart fund.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, the ch [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016

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


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