FG to cut matching grants for UBEC allocations

The Federal Government has given indications to reduce counterpart funds paid by states to access UBEC allocations for the development of basic education in states.
Over N58 billion allocated to states is currently in the coffers of the Universal Basic Education Commission following the inabilit [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016

32% children of school age not enrolled - survey

An estimated 32 per cent of Nigerian children between the ages of 6 to 11 years are not enrolled into primary school, a survey conducted by the National Population Commission, NPC, has revealed.

The data survey, which was carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the United [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016

UBEC inspection of Basic Schools Federal Government projects in Yobe State

R-L: Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission, Dr. Suleiman Dikko, Yobe State Universal Basic Education Board, Alh. Goni Ibrahim and Yobe State Commissioner of Education, Alh. Mohammed Al-Amin, during the UBEC inspection of Basic Schools Federal Government projects in Yobe State, rece [...]

Mon, 28 March 2016

Albinism: education fights discrimination- foundation

The Albino Foundation has reiterated its belief in education as a necessary tool to employ in the fight against discrimination of persons living with albinism, PLWA.

Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Mr. Jake Epele, who stated this in Abuja at the Back-to-School Education Grant Project [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016

FG restates commitment to inclusive education

As Nigeria joins 52 member states to celebrate the 2016 Commonwealth Day, the Federal Government has restated commitment towards ensuring inclusive education to all segments of the society.

Speaking during the event in Abuja, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said the government ha [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016

JAMB: CBT comes under attack

As the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, concludes the 2016/2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, the Computer Based Test, CBT, used for the exercise has been decried as full of technical flaws.

This follows alleged poor conduct and outcome of the 2016 exercise w [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016

USAID Mission Director

USAID Mission Director, Mr. Michael Harvey, presenting a water bottle to one of the students at USAID-supported Informal Learning Center for internally displaced children in Kagadama, Bauchi, recently.

Mon, 14 March 2016

Group tasks FG on education-related SDGs

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Theocy Charity Foundation, has charged the federal government to lay more emphasis on implementation of Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, 4, which focuses on ensuring quality education.

Speaking during a campaign in Abuja to boost the confidence of private an [...]

Sun, 13 March 2016


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