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FG pegs post-UTME screening fees at N2, 500

Indications have emerged that the Federal Government may have reversed its position on post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, as it has pegged a fee of N2, 500 for Post-UTME screening exercise.
A statement issued in Abuja by the Secretary-General of Association of Vice Chancellor [...]

Mon, 11 July 2016


Ex-MEND commanders caution FG of fraudulent pipeline contractors

The alleged plan by the Federal Government to renegotiate pipeline protection contract with ex-militants in the Niger-Delta ‎region is not going down well with some former agitators as they have expressed worry that the move could be a gratification for crime.
While addressing journalists in [...]

Wed, 29 June 2016


Ex-militants urge FG to eliminate politics from amnesty

Some ex-militants in the Niger Delta region have called on the Federal Government to eliminate the politics that has plagued the amnesty programme since it started in 2009.
Briefing journalists in Abuja, ex-militant Commander of Obese Group, Tamunotonye-Meiba Kuna, alleged that the non-inclusion [...]

Sat, 11 June 2016


Nigeria to sign educational MoU with Sudan, Rwanda

The Federal Government has expressed readiness to sign Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Sudanese and Rwandan governments on educational cooperation.
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, dropped the hint in Abuja during separate meetings with the Ambassadors of both countries in h [...]

Sat, 11 June 2016


CoEs issue backlog of 64,432 NCE certificates

The National Commission for Colleges of Education, NCCE, has said a backlog of 64, 432 Nigeria Certificate in Education, NCE, have been issued to students who graduated long ago from some of the Colleges.
Executive Secretary of NCCE, Prof. Monday Joshua, disclosed this in Abuja while presenting [...]

Sat, 11 June 2016


Five states get $100m GPE grant for girl-child education

Five states in the North-West geopolitical zone have been offered a grant of $100 million dollars by the Global Partnership for Education, GPE, for the provision of girl-child education.
World Bank Senior Education Specialist and Task Team Leader of GPE, Dr. Olatunde Adekola, disclosed this in A [...]

Sat, 11 June 2016


Niger Delta: FG can’t afford militants’ demands - Minister

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru, has expressed Federal Government’s inability to accede to demands made by the new militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, stating that their demands were unsustainable.
Uguru, who spoke in Abuja at the inauguration of a Technical Commi [...]

Mon, 06 June 2016


Provosts want CoEs excluded from JAMB

The Committee of Provosts of Colleges of Education, CoEs, has recommended the exclusion of the colleges from the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB.
In a communiqué issued at the committee's 76th regular me [...]

Sun, 01 May 2016


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