Education

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


TRCN explains support for teachers reality TV show

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, has said its support for a recently-concluded teachers reality TV show was part of efforts to ensure that teachers are highly recognised in the country.

Speaking at an event to honour participants of the show, the Registrar of Teachers Registr [...]

Sun, 03 November 2019


NUPEMCO: varsity pension rises to N12.5bn

The Nigerian University Pension Management Company Limited, NUPEMCO, has collected N12.5b as contributory pension from university staff in less than two years.

A NUPEMCO delegation led by Alhaji Aliyu Atiku disclosed this in Abuja when they paid a working visit to the Minister of Education, Mal [...]

Sun, 03 November 2019


FG opens portal for 2020/2021 BEA scholarships

A portal has been opened by the federal government to commence registration for aptitude test to enlist candidates for the 2020/2021 Bilateral Educational Agreement, BEA, scholarships.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, announced in a statement signed by the Deputy Director of Press in t [...]

Sun, 03 November 2019


Ministry launches virtual class on cyber security

Worried by the inherent dangers in the use of cyberspace, the Ministry of Education has launched a virtual class for training of its staff on cyber security.

Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said the class became necessary as government appreciates both the potentials [...]

Sun, 20 October 2019


UBE: UNICEF seeks active role by state legislators

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has initiated moves to equip State Houses of Assembly to play a more active role in the implementation of the Universal Basic Education programme of Nigeria.

A representative of UNICEF, Dr Rosemary Nwaungwu, said the Fund wants to equip the legi [...]

Sun, 20 October 2019


FG to build 16 technical schools

The Federal Government has said it is embarking on the construction of 16 technical schools across the country to bridge the skills gap among the youth and meet the nation’s manpower needs.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said, last Thursday, that the move was part of the Minist [...]

Sun, 20 October 2019


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