Russia, Algeria award scholarships to 115 Nigerians

The Governments of Russia and Algeria have awarded scholarships to 115 Nigerian students under the 2017/2018 Bilateral Education Agreement.

Speaking at an orientation ceremony for the scholars shortly before they left Nigeria, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said the Bilateral Ed [...]

Fri, 09 November 2018

FG to introduce qualifying exams for librarians

Plans are underway to introduce professional qualifying examination for all library and information science, LIS, professionals in Nigeria.

Registrar of Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria, LRCN, Prof Michael Afolabi, made this announcement at a National workshop on Database Desig [...]

Fri, 09 November 2018

Why FG delayed meeting ASUU’s demands - Minister

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has attributed delays in meeting some demands of the Academy Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to weak financial base of the federal government.

Adamu, who stated this while briefing journalists in Abuja, complained that previous administrations ma [...]

Fri, 09 November 2018

NANS flays N32,000 acceptance fee by Ibadan Poly

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has frowned at what it described as the “deliberate fraudulent extortion of new intakes by the management of the Polytechnic Ibadan.”

NANS, in a statement by its spokesperson, Comrade Adeyemi Azeez, rejected “in totality the [...]

Fri, 26 October 2018

TETFund enlists 14 new beneficiary institutions

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, has added 14 new public tertiary institutions to the growing list of beneficiaries of its statutory interventions, bringing the total number of beneficiaries to 216.

The approval which was made by the Board of Trustees of TETFund, followed numerous re [...]

Fri, 26 October 2018

COSFAN to offer voluntary services on education

As part of its commitment to ensure Nigeria achieves the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, in science and technology, the Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association of Nigeria, COSFAN, has expressed readiness to offer voluntary services on education.

Speaking at a meeting with the [...]

Fri, 26 October 2018

UBEC urges commitment to school census

The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, has urged states to be more committed towards ensuring that the ongoing national personnel audit yields expected results.

Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr Hamid Bobboyi, stated this while interacting with the Management of Lagos State Universal Bas [...]

Sun, 21 October 2018

FG begs ASUP to shelve strike action

The Federal Government has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, to consider the plight of students and shelve its planned strike which is due to commence this week.

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arch Sonny Echono, made the appeal in a meeting between [...]

Sun, 21 October 2018


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