Godfrey AKON

Dickson blames Nigerian elites for cheap universities

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has blamed the country’s leadership for the cheap fees charged by public universities.

Dickson, who spoke in Abuja when he led a high-powered delegation from the state to secure the approval of the National Universities Commission, NUC, for the est [...]

Mon, 04 February 2019

SHORT STORY Foolish Imitation

Long ago, a hawk lived on the top of a hill. At the foot of the hill there was a banyan tree on which a crow used to perch every day. The crow was very foolish. He would imitate everyone. 






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Sat, 02 February 2019

JAMB slams UNIBEN over suspension remarks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has refuted a statement by the University of Benin that the suspension of its CBT centre was done hastily and without proper investigation.


JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement issued in Abuja, [...]

Thu, 31 January 2019

FG orders crackdown on illegal tertiary institutions

The Federal Government has ordered a nationwide crackdown on illegal universities, colleges of education, polytechnics and monotechnics, urging relevant agencies to immediately apprehend and prosecute promoters of such institutions.

Minister of Education, Malam Adama Adamu, who gave the directi [...]

Mon, 28 January 2019

Why Baffa was fired- TETFund

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has offered clarifications on the controversy surrounding the removal of its Former Executive Secretary, Dr Abdullahi Bichi Baffa.

Contrary to allegations of financial improprieties, the Chairman, TETFund Board of Trustees, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, in [...]

Mon, 28 January 2019

SHORT STORY A city rat and a village rat








Once upon a time, there were two rats who were good friends. One lived in a city and the other lived in a village. Both exchanged news of their wellbeing through other rats [...]

Sat, 26 January 2019

UBEC, SUBEBS strategize on textbook supply to schools

The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, in partnership with State Universal Basic Education Boards, SUBEBs, are strategizing to improve supply of instructional materials to primary and junior secondary schools across the country.


A statement by the commission said the Fede [...]

Sat, 26 January 2019

TETFund: how Baffa was axed

Ousted Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, Dr Abdulahi Baffa, has hinted on the intrigues and power play that ended his two year stint at the agency.

Baffa, who spoke on his ouster from the agency in an interview with the BBC, lamented his ordeal in the hands of t [...]

Sat, 26 January 2019


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