Education

’Lack of capacity stalled 2011-2015 education roadmaps’

Nigeria’s 4-year strategic plan for the development of education, 2011-2015, failed to achieve its goals because of inadequate capacity of policy makers, planners and administrators, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has said. 

Adamu spoke in Abuja while delivering openi [...]

Fri, 11 November 2016


Borno gets NUC’s approval for new varsity

As part of efforts to restore its glory in educational development, the Borno State government has secured approval for a new university located in its capital, Maiduguri. 

Governor Kashim Shettima, who led a state delegation to the National Universities Commission, NUC, in Abuja for the a [...]

Fri, 11 November 2016


FG approves rebuilding of UniJos library

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has approved the rebuilding of the library complex of University of Jos which was razed by a blistering inferno in October 8, 2016.

Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, Dr. Abdullahi Baffa, who disclosed this during an [...]

Fri, 11 November 2016


Employment level drop 20 consecutive times

Nigeria’s employment index recorded another decline, as the latest Purchasing Managers Index, PMI, published by the Central Bank of Nigeria showed that employment level dropped by a point level.
Employment level index in the month of October 2016 stood at 42.2 points away from the 41.2 poi [...]

Sat, 05 November 2016


ASUU accuses FG of debasing Nigeria

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has lashed out at the Federal Government for allegedly debasing the nation.
National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who spoke at a public lecture in University of Ibadan, decried the economic woes confronting the nation.
Ogunyemi said &ld [...]

Sat, 05 November 2016


Nigeria increases list of approved varsities to 152

The Nigerian government has increased the number of approved universities in the country to 152, following its recent approval of 8 new private universities.
Most of the approved universities are located in the nation’s South where its population has relative advantage in educational attai [...]

Sat, 05 November 2016


Abia tops list of states with N41b un-accessed UBEC fund

Abia State has been listed atop several states unable to access over N41 billion allocated to them by the Federal Government through the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, to develop basic education in their domains.
Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, who disclosed [...]

Sat, 05 November 2016


Oloyede calls for national debate on tertiary cut-off marks

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has called for a national debate on the propriety of cut-off marks, suggesting that institutions should be allowed to determine the kind of candidates they want. 

Oloyede argued, in a statement, that the uniformity of cut-off marks doesn't make any [...]

Fri, 28 October 2016


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