2018 Unity Schools’ budget slashed by N3 billion

Despite high infrastructural deficit and surging insecurity in the 104 Federal Unity Colleges across the country, their 2018 budget has been slashed by N3 billion by the National Assembly.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who disclosed this in Abuja after signing the 2018 Appropriation Bill into law [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018

Private schools fear UBEC audit may check tax compliance

Some owners of private schools in the country are having a hard time with the ongoing National Personnel Audit, NPA, carried out by the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC.

Chairman of UBEC Board, Dr Mahmood Abubakar, said the proprietors fear the exercise could be a ploy to check on the [...]

Tue, 19 June 2018

NNPC sets September 24, 25 for quiz competition

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has scheduled the grand finale of its 2018 National Science Quiz Competition for September 24, 25, 2018.

A statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said the grassroots segment of the [...]

Tue, 19 June 2018

4,000 teachers want TRCN qualifying exams in Arabic

No fewer than 4,000 Arabic teachers have requested the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, to administer its professional qualifying exams to them in Arabic language.

Executive Secretary of TRCN, Prof Josiah Ajiboye, who disclosed this in Abuja while monitoring the 2018 Professional [...]

Tue, 19 June 2018

OPM dedicates free restaurant to Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu

The General Overseer of Omega Power Ministries, OPM, Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere, has rededicated and renamed its free restaurant after the lone Dapchi Schoolgirl in Boko Haram captivity, Miss Leah Sharibu.

Speaking during the rededication and renaming of the OPM Free Restaurant at Rumuaghol [...]

Tue, 19 June 2018

Children’s Day: Buhari advocates end to violence against children

President Muhammadu Buhari, has called on families, security agencies and other stakeholders to rise up and take urgent steps towards stemming the rising wave of violence against children.

Buhari, who stated this in his message on the 2018 children day, re-affirmed his administration’s co [...]

Sun, 03 June 2018

ASUU, others reject amendments to TETFund law

Efforts to amend the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, Act 2011 and expand its scope of intervention have suffered setbacks as stakeholders firmly rejected changes to the law.

Two separate bills proposing the amendments of clause 72a and 73 had passed first and second reading at the House [...]

Sun, 03 June 2018

UNICEF targets 41,391 school enrolments in Zamfara, Kebbi

The United Nations International Children Fund, UNICEF, is targeting 41,391 enrolment of boys and girls in basic schools in Zamfara and Kebbi states, under its Educate A Child, EAC, cash transfer programme co-funded by Qatar Foundation.

UNICEF Education Specialist in Nigeria, Azuka Menkiti, who [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


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