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12 varsities got N3.6 billion for equipment

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has disclosed that a minimum of N300 million was disbursed to each of the 12 new federal universities established between 2012 and 2013 for the procurement of equipment to aid teaching and learning.

Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Julius Okojie, who [...]

Mon, 07 December 2015


Autism: group proposes bill on special needs education

A non-governmental organisation, Hope House Initiative, has said it is sponsoring a bill for the provision of special needs education and health services for children living with special development needs.

A member of the Board of Trustees of the Initiative, Mrs. Amina Titi Abubakar, who disclo [...]

Mon, 07 December 2015


FGC students to pay N5, 000 for digital classrooms

Students in Federal Government Colleges are to pay the sum of N5,000 each term as charges for digitalised classroom services when the facilities are fully installed and functional.

Project Director of Skool Media, the ICT firm handling the programme, Mr. Moses Imayi, disclosed this in Abuja dur [...]

Mon, 07 December 2015


Kachikwu forecasts rise in demand for OPEC crude in 2016

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has predicted a rise in demand for OPEC crude in 2016 by 1.2 million barrels per day to average 30.8 million barrels per day, leading to a more balanced market.

A statement by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, sai [...]

Mon, 07 December 2015


Stakeholders task teachers on Read Campaign

As poor educational outcomes remain a source of worry in primary and secondary schools across the country, stakeholders have charged teachers to join federal government’s read campaign efforts to address the challenge of declining reading culture among students.

Addressing participants at [...]

Thu, 03 December 2015


NUC moves to track varsity graduates’ job output

Effort is being made by the National Universities Commission, NUC, to build robust links between institutions, their graduates and the labour market to have employer feedback on the performance of graduates from Nigerian universities.

Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Julius Okojie, said tracin [...]

Fri, 27 November 2015


Russia, Algeria award scholarships to 78 Nigerians

Russia and Algeria have awarded scholarships to 78 Nigerian students under the 2015/2016 Bilateral Educational Agreement, BEA, with Nigeria.

Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, who disclosed this in Abuja, said 63 of the scholars were departing for Russia to enrol in undergra [...]

Fri, 27 November 2015


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