Experts demand establishment of national research foundation

Research experts pulled together by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, to deepen cutting-edge research in Nigeria have advocated the establishment of a National Research Foundation, NRF, to articulate research efforts in the country.

Speaking at the presentation of their interim report [...]

Fri, 20 December 2019

TETFund spends N7.2bn on stranded scholars

Over N7.2 billion has been spent by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, to defray tuitions and other expenses of over 1,000 postgraduate students on its scholarship roll in foreign institutions.

Earlier in the year, the scholars had become stranded due to policy failure at TETFund and c [...]

Fri, 20 December 2019

FG to weed out quack teachers from 2020

 The  Federal Government has warned all teachers in the country to comply with the December 31, 2019 deadline to register and get certification from the Teachers' Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, as it will commence monitoring of compliance by January 2020 to weed out unregistered [...]

Mon, 16 December 2019

Nigerian varsities, others attract only 0.16% foreign students - Jega

The combined population of foreign students in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions is 1,856, representing 0.16 per cent of the overall student population as at 2018/2019 academic year, a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof Attahiru Jega, has said.

Jega [...]

Sun, 15 December 2019

FG urges development partners to harmonise plans

The Federal Government has urged development partners in the country’s education sector to have a united front in evolving strategies or policies of developing the sector in order to avoid duplication of projects.

Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, gave the charge [...]

Sun, 15 December 2019

Why Nigeria needs knowledge-based economy- TETFund

As Nigeria struggles to keep its resource-based economy afloat, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, has advocated the need for the country to embrace a knowledge-based economy and take its place among competitive economies in the world.

Executive Secretary of TETFund, Prof Suleiman Bogo [...]

Sun, 15 December 2019

2,000 scholarships to politicians’ children waste- NNDC

Over 2,000 scholarships previously awarded to children of politicians and their associates by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, have been described as a waste.

Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive of NDDC, Dr Joi Nuneih, who disclosed this in Umahia, said the scholarships we [...]

Fri, 06 December 2019

Echono emerges national president NIA

The Permanent Secretary of Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono, is set to resume duties as the 28th President of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, NIA.

Echono, who takes over from Arc. Adibe Njoku, recently organised an investiture in his honour in Abuja where he pledged to wor [...]

Fri, 06 December 2019


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