Godfrey AKON

2018 admissions: JAMB retains lower cut-off marks

As tertiary institutions prepare to commence 2018 admissions on July 17, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and heads of higher institutions in Nigeria have approved lower cut-off marks for candidates.

The stakeholders, at a joint policy meeting in Gbongan, Osun State, pegged t [...]

Tue, 03 July 2018


Stakeholders want inclusive education for the poor

Education stakeholders have called for inclusive education for indigent, rural, girl child and vulnerable Nigerian children.

Country Director, PLAN International, Dr Hussaini Abdul, who spoke at a public discourse in commemoration of the Day of the African Child, said children must not be denie [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018


NANS decries lawmakers’ craftiness over budget

As Nigeria moves to implement the recently passed 2018 budget, the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has decried increase in the sundry allocations of federal lawmakers, which jerked the budget to N9.12trillion, despite public outcry.

NANS Senate President, Comrade Taiwo Bamigbad [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018


54% of private varsities are faith-based – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has disclosed that 40 out of the 74 private universities in the country are faith-based.

ASUU president, Comrade Biodun Ogunyemi, who revealed this recently at the public hearing of two bills proposing the amendment of the Tertiary Education Trust [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018


2018 Unity Schools’ budget slashed by N3 billion

Despite high infrastructural deficit and surging insecurity in the 104 Federal Unity Colleges across the country, their 2018 budget has been slashed by N3 billion by the National Assembly.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who disclosed this in Abuja after signing the 2018 Appropriation Bill into law [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018


SHORT STORY The wooden horse

Come and have a ride," the big brother said. “I am afraid," the little one answered; "the horse's mouth is wide open."

 

"But it's only wooden. That is the best of a horse that isn't real. If his mouth is ev [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018


Private schools fear UBEC audit may check tax compliance

Some owners of private schools in the country are having a hard time with the ongoing National Personnel Audit, NPA, carried out by the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC.

Chairman of UBEC Board, Dr Mahmood Abubakar, said the proprietors fear the exercise could be a ploy to check on the [...]

Tue, 19 June 2018


NNPC sets September 24, 25 for quiz competition

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has scheduled the grand finale of its 2018 National Science Quiz Competition for September 24, 25, 2018.

A statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said the grassroots segment of the [...]

Tue, 19 June 2018


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