Godfrey AKON

EU to fund NgREN with 10 million Euros

The European Union, EU, is to inject 10 million Euros into the second phase of the Nigerian Research and Educational Network, NgREN, project, which is expected to interconnect about 81 public universities to the internet broadband.

Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission, NUC, P [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015

Zamfara gov outlines incentives for school enrolment

Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, has expressed willingness to introduce school feeding as an incentive to improve enrolment into primary schools in the state.

Yari, who is also the chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, said introducing school feeding programme was in line with the AP [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015

Diverted school books unravel role confusion in SUBEBs, Ministries

State Universal Basic Education Boards, SUBEBs, and their State Ministries of Education are locked in a supervisory logjam over who oversees Junior Secondary Schools.

The confusion came to light after the disappearance of textbooks and instructional materials meant for the institutions and are [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

FG probes 10 tertiary institutions over alleged irregularities

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has inaugurated ten fact-finding committees to probe seven federal universities and three polytechnics over alleged fraud, sexual harassment and other irregularities.

While inaugurating the committees in Abuja, Adamu said the probe became necessary [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

UBEC develops new strategy for North East

A new educational strategy has been developed by the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, to address the needs of school-age children in the North East and other disaster areas.

Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr. Dikko Suleiman disclosed this in Abuja at the 14th Quarterly Meeting of the C [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

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 [...]

Tue, 08 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 [...]

Tue, 08 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 [...]

Tue, 08 December 2015


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