Education

NECO dismisses 70 staff over certificate forgery

The National Examinations Council, NECO, on Friday approved the dismissal of 70 of its workers for certificate forgery.

The dismissal which followed a report submitted by a management committee constituted to verify certificates of staff, was approved by the Governing Board of the Council.  [...]

Fri, 15 November 2019


UBEC pledges total compliance with UBE financial rules

The Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Dr Hamid Bobboyi, has reiterated the commission’s resolve to ensure total compliance with stipulated rules and regulations that guide the day-to-day UBE financial operations.

Bobboyi made the commitment at a 4-day [...]

Fri, 15 November 2019


Don advocates literacy policy for Nigeria

A lecturer with Veritas University, Abuja, Prof Gabriel Egbe, has advocated the development of a national policy on literacy to provide minimum benchmark of literacy skills and competencies for Nigerians from primary school to university.

Egbe, who stated this in Abuja while delivering his inau [...]

Fri, 15 November 2019


CPAN slams JAMB over 2019 UTME failures

Owners of Computer- Based Test, CBT, Centres across the country have decried the biometric and browser failures that marred the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

The Computer-Based Test Centres Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria, CPAN, revealed last Thursday that JAM [...]

Fri, 15 November 2019


NUC approves PhD programmes for Veritas University

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has granted approval to Veritas University, Abuja to commence PhD programmes in Political Science and Economics.

Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Hyancinth Ichoku, who disclosed this in Abuja at a press briefing to mark the univer [...]

Tue, 12 November 2019


FG to crack down on substandard schools

The federal government has said it will partner with states and local governments to crack down on mushroom secondary schools and their owners.

Minster of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who stated this recently in Abuja, hinted that the closure of such schools is imminent in th [...]

Sun, 10 November 2019


Reps urge UniMaid to shelve fee hike

Nigeria’s House of Representatives on Thursday joined the Senate in asking the management of the University of Maiduguri, UniMaid, to stay action on the increment of its fees.

The legislators, in a motion under Matters of Urgent Public Importance, urged the university authorities to suspe [...]

Sun, 10 November 2019


UniAbuja shuts down illegal pre-degree programme

Authorities of the University of Abuja, UniAbuja, have shut down an illegal pre-degree programme in the campus and vowed to hand over operators of the illicit programme to anti-graft agencies.

The fake programme, which was purportedly run by a consultant and some staff accomplices under a fake [...]

Sun, 10 November 2019


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