Education

FG sets up committee on education funding

A presidential committee on sustainable funding of education has been set up by the Federal Government to address lapses in funding education at all levels in the country.

Inaugurating the committee in Abuja, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono, enjoined me [...]

Fri, 26 July 2019


NOUN enrolls over 500 prisoners

The National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, has enrolled over 500 prisoners across the country into its various degree programmes.

Vice Chancellor of NOUN, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, said the prisoners were enrolled free of charge, adding that all Nigerian prisoners are entitled to free education [...]

Fri, 26 July 2019


Nigeria, COL sign MoU on open schooling

Nigeria has signed a memorandum of understanding, MoU, with the Commonwealth of Learning, COL, on its open schooling programme being implemented by the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC.

Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr Hammid Bobboyi, who represented the country at the ratification of [...]

Fri, 26 July 2019


Netherlands seeks Nigeria’s partnership on education

The Dutch Government has expressed desire to collaborate with Nigeria’s Ministry of Education on specific areas of manpower needs which the country may identify.

Speaking during a visit to the ministry of education in Abuja, Team Leader, Partnership and Programme Development of the Nether [...]

Sat, 13 July 2019


UBEC introduces cluster learning centers for girls

Nigeria’s Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, is continuing its diversification of approach to education delivery as the commission has announced it would soon set up Cluster Learning Centers for Girls.

Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, said the new intervention targ [...]

Sat, 13 July 2019


TETFund to disburse N208b to tertiary institutions

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, has allocated N208 billion for 2019 annual direct disbursements to public universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in the country.

Executive Secretary of TETFund, Prof Suleiman Bogoro, disclosed this at an annual meeting with heads of bene [...]

Sat, 13 July 2019


NGOs sign MOU to tackle out-of-school children menace

Two non-governmental organizations, Flexisaf Foundation and Nigeria Muslim Forum UK, are combining efforts to tackle the out-of-school children menace.

The NGOs, which are currently working on an initiative that is aimed at identifying and enrolling out of school children into quality schools a [...]

Fri, 05 July 2019


JAMB undeterred by post examination fraud- Oloyede

As police arrest another candidate of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, for allegedly raising his scores from 162 to 206, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said it would not be intimidated into silence by those behind the campaign to smear the board and i [...]

Fri, 05 July 2019


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