Godfrey AKON

TETFund wants compliance on education tax enforced

Following the failure of some companies operating in the country to remit their 2 per cent education tax as required by law, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, has called on relevant agencies to enforce compliance.

Executive Secretary of the TETFund, Dr Abdullahi Bichi Baffa, who made [...]

Sun, 16 October 2016


FG slams weak procurement system in education MDAs

The Federal Government has critiqued weaknesses observed in the procurement processes of Department, Agencies and Parastatals of the Ministry of Education, warning that henceforth, erring chief executives would be held responsible.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, sta [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016


ASUU decries FG’s apathy over its N1 billion investments

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has frowned at the Federal Government’s apathy over the establishment of the Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company, NUPEMCO, into which it has already invested N1 billion as counterpart fund.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, the ch [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016


Nigeria’s out-of-school population hits 11.4 million

Despite concerted efforts to address enrolment gaps across the country, the Nigerian government has failed to contain the surge of its out-of-school children population as the figure has hit 11.4 million in 2016 from 10.5 million in 2013.
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who rolled out [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016


Basic education suffers serious neglect - UBEC

Despite concerted efforts towards improving primary and secondary education in the country, the newly appointed Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Dr. Hameed Bobboyi, has said basic education has suffered serious neglect.
Bobboyi, who spoke in Abuja while assuming [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016


NYSC: NOUN urges NUC to intervene over graduates posting

The National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, has urged NUC to intervene and request the National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, to accept its graduates for posting in order to contribute their quota to nation building.
Vice Chancellor of NOUN, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, who made the call on a courtesy vi [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016


Okojie bows out as NUC boss

The Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof. Julius Okojie, is due to bow out this week after completing two tenures in office.
Okojie, who assumed office on August, 3, 2006, has superintended over the licensing of over 17 states, 52 private and 12 federal universities [...]

Sat, 13 August 2016


FG urges ASUP calm over labour issues

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, to be patient as efforts were being made to address all their demands within available resources.
Adamu’s appeal follows recent threats by ASUP at a workshop in Kaduna to embark on [...]

Sat, 13 August 2016


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PhotoU.S. donates 2.9 million insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets to Sokoto state

The U.S. Government through the President’s Malaria Initiative, PMI, has donated 2.9 million bed nets for distribution in Sokoto State.

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15 December 2017