Godfrey AKON

JAMB: CBT comes under attack

As the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, concludes the 2016/2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, the Computer Based Test, CBT, used for the exercise has been decried as full of technical flaws.

This follows alleged poor conduct and outcome of the 2016 exercise w [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


Group tasks FG on education-related SDGs

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Theocy Charity Foundation, has charged the federal government to lay more emphasis on implementation of Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, 4, which focuses on ensuring quality education.

Speaking during a campaign in Abuja to boost the confidence of private an [...]

Sun, 13 March 2016


Varsities, others can’t admit up to 20% - minister

Due to low absorption capacity, conventional tertiary institutions in the country cannot admit up to 20 per cent of candidates, Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, has disclosed.

Anwuka stated this in Abuja during a ministerial press briefing to mark the 2016 Commonwealth Day [...]

Sun, 13 March 2016


Report shows no progress in Nigeria’s educational outcomes

An education data survey conducted by the National Population Commission, NPC, in 2015 indicates a gradual slide in educational outcomes among primary school students across the country.

According to the survey, which was conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the United [...]

Sun, 13 March 2016


1.8 million candidates, 343 prisoners participate in 2016 UTME

Over 1,850,000 candidates were registered for the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, nationwide.

Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, who disclosed this in Abuja while monitoring the on-going exams, said the figures represent [...]

Mon, 07 March 2016


FG reconstitutes governing councils of 12 universities

As uproar persists over the sack of 12 vice chancellors, the Federal Government has gone ahead to reconstitute the governing councils of the 12 new federal universities established by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The inauguration, which followed alleged ‘unceremonious’ sack o [...]

Mon, 07 March 2016


FG adopts new academic standards for varsities

As part of efforts to ensure qualitative university education in the country, the Federal Government has adopted new Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards, BMAS, for Nigerian universities.

The adoption follows a successful review of the 1989 minimum academic standards in 2015 to guide the proces [...]

Mon, 07 March 2016


Dwindling economy: NACCIMA urges businessmen to remain positive

As the economic downturn continues to weigh heavily on businesses across the country, the Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA, has called on business operators to shun discouragement and remain positive in their endeavours.

National President of [...]

Sun, 28 February 2016


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