Education

Five states get $100m GPE grant for girl-child education

Five states in the North-West geopolitical zone have been offered a grant of $100 million dollars by the Global Partnership for Education, GPE, for the provision of girl-child education.
World Bank Senior Education Specialist and Task Team Leader of GPE, Dr. Olatunde Adekola, disclosed this in A [...]

Sat, 11 June 2016


SSANU wants more allocation to education sector

Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, has frowned at the amount allocated to the education sector in the 2016 budget urging the Federal Government to increase the allocation in line with UNESCO standard.
In a communiqué signed by its National President, Comrade Samson [...]

Fri, 10 June 2016


We are not recruiting teachers, yet - FG

The Federal Government has warned members of the public to disregard any information linking it with ongoing recruitment of teachers.
Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, pledged to inform Nigerians when the government would commence the planned recruitment [...]

Mon, 06 June 2016


NAPPS back FCTA on closure of illegal schools

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS Abuja, has thrown its weight behind any move by the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, to shutdown unregistered and substandard schools.
President of NAPPS in the FCT, Mrs. Samira Jibir, gave the indication in Abuja, [...]

Mon, 06 June 2016


Varsities to begin subscription of e-books from 2017

Universities in the country are to commence full subscription of e-books and journals from a South Africa-based resource provider, EBSCOHOST, from 2017.
Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof. Julius Okojie, who disclosed this in Abuja, said the free trial period [...]

Mon, 06 June 2016


Bridging enrollment gaps in rural schools

For 12 years, only 59 percent of rural community children, aged 6 to 11 years attended primary school, while 46 percent, aged 12 to 17 years attended secondary school. In this report, Godfrey AKON examines causes of low enrolment into rural primary schools, attendance issues and ways of tackling the c [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016


Senate to hold conference on tertiary education

As part of efforts to find lasting solutions to challenges bedevilling the tertiary education subsector, the Senate has disclosed plans to organise roundtable conference on legislative agenda in tertiary education.

Chairman Senate Committee on Education, Sen. Binta Garba, who disclosed this rec [...]

Fri, 15 April 2016


ASUU slams Nigeria’s democracy as superficial

As the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, considers plans to float a socialist party, the union has again openly opposed liberal democratic norms which have had corrupting influence on Nigerians.

Speaking during a press conference in Abuja, the National President of ASUU, Dr. Nasir Isa [...]

Fri, 15 April 2016


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