Niger allocates N193 million to sustain cash transfer

The Niger State Government has allocated N193 million to sustain a Cash Transfer Programme, CTP, initiated by the United Nations International Children Fund, UNICEF, to boost girl-child enrolment in primary schools.

Niger State Coordinator of CTP, Mr. Idris Arzika, stated this at a UNICEF Inter [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018

NABTEB registrar under probe as board lays charges

Strong indications emerged last Thursday that the Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB, Prof Ifeoma Isuigo-Abanihe, is under probe by its Governing Board led by Prof Leonard Karshima Shilgba.


Shilgba, in a statement made a [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018

Adamu advocates better welfare for African teachers

As the 7th Annual Conference of African Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities, AFTRA, ends in Abuja, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has called on African countries to pay close attention to the welfare of teachers and take steps towards delivering quality education.


Wed, 23 May 2018

FG restates commitment to competent workforce in FUCs

Nigeria’s Education Ministry has restated its commitment towards training and retraining  staff across cadres to ensure effective  workforce in Federal Unity Colleges.

Permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arch. Sonny Echono, gave the assurance in Abuja while  [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018

NNPC wants effective university-industry partnership

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has advocated increased synergy between Nigerian universities and the oil and gas industry to harness the gains of the Nigerian content agenda in the sector.

Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, stated this at the 23rd, 24th and [...]

Fri, 18 May 2018

WAEC confirms arrest of fraud syndicate, denies leakages

Authorities of the West African Examination Council, WAEC, have confirmed the arrest and parade of a syndicate specialised in carrying out massive examination fraud across the country, by a detachment of the Nigerian Police.

The Council, in a statement, said the individuals paraded by the polic [...]

Tue, 01 May 2018

FCT backs UBEC’s 2018 personnel audit

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammed Bello, has expressed support for the on-going enumeration of personnel and pupils of basic education schools across the country.


Speaking at the official flag-off of the 2018 National Personnel Audit, NPA, in Abuja, [...]

Tue, 01 May 2018

UBEC begins nationwide headcount of personnel, students

The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, has deployed 725 staff to commence a nationwide audit of private and public schools personnel and students on April 30, 2018.

Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr Hamid Boboyyi, who made the announcement at a briefing in Abuja, said the exercise was pa [...]

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