Education

30,000 candidates sit for teacher qualifying exams

No fewer than 30,000 candidates across the country have sat for the May 2019 edition of Teachers Professional Qualifying Examinations organized by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN.

Registrar of TRCN, Prof Josiah Ajiboye, who disclosed this, by January 2020, government will beg [...]

Fri, 14 June 2019


FG exempts disabled, foreign candidates from post-UTME

The Federal Government has directed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and all tertiary institutions to exempt candidates with special needs from any other test apart from routine scrutiny of their credentials.

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echo [...]

Fri, 14 June 2019


Secondary education commission yet to take off

The approval by President Muhammadu Buhari for the establishment of a Secondary Education Commission to supervise secondary schools in the country is yet to be implemented.

Former Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Prof Anthony Anwukah, had announced the approval of the supervisor [...]

Sat, 08 June 2019


Varsity warns candidates of fake admission cut-off points

Candidates seeking admission into the Federal University, Dutse in Jigawa state, have been asked to ignore the fake cut-off points for the 2019/2010 admission in circulating on some online platforms.

Registrar of the University, Malam Bukar Usman, who stated this in a statement, informed the ge [...]

Sat, 08 June 2019


EFCC arraigns varsity lecturer for ‘misappropriating’ N19mn

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, arraigned one Moses Peter Adoga before Justice Simon O. Aboki of the Nassarawa State High Court sitting in Lafia, on breach of trust.

The EFCC Makurdi Zonal Office disclosed this in a press statement signed by its Head of Public Aff [...]

Sat, 08 June 2019


Nigeria to adopt open schooling

The Nigerian Government is not sparing efforts to address the challenge of out-of-school children as it has commenced plans to integrate Open Schooling into the nation’s school system.

Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Dr Hamid Bobboyi, said government [...]

Sat, 08 June 2019


NECO procures 8,000 biometric machines, eliminates scratch cards

The National Examinations Council, NECO, has procured 8,000 units of biometric capturing machines to fight off identity theft and other irregularities during its Senior School Certificate Examination, SSCE.

The council also procured 20 Hilux vans in an effort to speed up the distribution and de [...]

Sat, 01 June 2019


TRCN registration: public schools record 80% compliance

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, has said 80 per cent of public primary and secondary school teachers have complied with the teachers Professional Qualifying Examination, PQE.     

Registrar of TRCN, Prof Josiah Ajiboye, who disclosed this at a press conference [...]

Sat, 01 June 2019


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