Godfrey AKON

Nigeria, Lebanon to sign bilateral education agreement

Nigeria and Lebanon are to sign a Bilateral Education Agreement, BEA, which will ensure exchange of scholarships for Nigerian and Lebanese students to study in both countries.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, stated this in Abuja when the Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Houssam Diab, p [...]

Fri, 16 November 2018

NECO shifts Nov/Dec school certificate exams

The National Examinations Council, NECO, has shifted its November/December 2018 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, SSCE, to November 19.

Acting Registrar of NECO, Mr Abubakar Gana, who made the announcement in a statement available to newsmen in Abuja, said the exam had earlier been sche [...]

Fri, 16 November 2018

TETFund responsible for 70% of infrastructure in tertiary institutions

Nearly 70 per cent of infrastructures in public tertiary institutions are built by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has said.

Adamu, who stated this during the study tour of the 32nd Class of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic [...]

Fri, 16 November 2018

FG, ASUU fail to agree as strike persists

As the strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, enters its second week, effort by the federal government to negotiate with the union has ended in a stalemate.

ASUU ordered its members across the country to take the industrial action on November 5, but gover [...]

Fri, 16 November 2018

NNPC rakes in $470m in crude oil, gas export for August

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has said it recorded a surge in the sale of crude oil and gas in August 2018 which stood at $470million, about $78million better than it did in July with only $391.91million exports.

NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations report for August 2018 [...]

Sun, 11 November 2018

How distance threatens school attendance in Kano

Nigeria faces a three-fold problem of access, quality and infrastructure in educating her growing children population. In some parts of Kano state, the ambition to acquire education places a demand on the child, not only of hard work but also of long distant trekking to access available schools.

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Fri, 09 November 2018

Russia, Algeria award scholarships to 115 Nigerians

The Governments of Russia and Algeria have awarded scholarships to 115 Nigerian students under the 2017/2018 Bilateral Education Agreement.

Speaking at an orientation ceremony for the scholars shortly before they left Nigeria, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said the Bilateral Ed [...]

Fri, 09 November 2018

FG to introduce qualifying exams for librarians

Plans are underway to introduce professional qualifying examination for all library and information science, LIS, professionals in Nigeria.

Registrar of Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria, LRCN, Prof Michael Afolabi, made this announcement at a National workshop on Database Desig [...]

Fri, 09 November 2018


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