News - Education

NANS Campaigns Against Female Victimization

1 month ago /

The National Association Of Nigerian Students, female wing university of Abuja chapter is calling on the  government and other relevant bodies to strengthen their resolve to  document the prevalent cases of sexual harassment in tertiary institutions across the country. The call was made during the official launch of the campaign against...

Government Appeal To University Teachers To Suspend Ongoing Indefinite Strike

1 month ago /

The Nigerian government has appealed to university teachers to suspend the ongoing indefinite strike, in the interest of students writing promotion examinations. The appeal is contained in statements from the ministries of education and, labour and employment even as the national association of Nigerian students issued a 21-day ultimatum for the...

Nigeria's University Curriculum And Programmes Under Review

1 month ago /

The Nigerian government says it has begun the review of the curriculum and programmes of universities. Executive secretary of the national universities commission, professor Abubakar Rasheed gave the hint at a meeting with directors of academic planning of Nigerian universities in Abuja. Rasheed says the move for curriculum and programme review is...

Old Boys Of Loyola College Ibadan, Call For The Return Of Schools To The Missionaries

1 month ago /

In the wave of the poor standard of education in Nigeria, the old boys of the Loyola College Ibadan, south west Niger, are calling for the return of schools to the missionaries in order to restore the past glory of the education sector. This was the talking point during the Loyola...

Senate President, Saraki On “Almajiri” Education

1 month ago /

The president of the Nigerian senate, Bukola Saraki says the eight senate is working to reposition the “Almajiri” Islamic education system for destitute in the northern part of the country. Saraki told a delegation from the centre for crisis communication and conveners’ of a proposed national conference on Almajiri that the...

FG Says It Has No Plans To Shut The University Of Maiduguri

1 month ago /

Nigeria's federal government says it has no plans to shut the university of Maiduguri. The minister for education, Adamu Adamu said this when he was visiting to console the university community over the death of some geology staff on petroleum exploration mission in the lake chad basin, killed by boko haram...

Kogi Governor Disband The Academic Staff Union Of Universities In KSU

2 months ago /

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has disbanded the academic staff union of universities, ASUU, in the Kogi state university, Ayingba over the lingering seven-month strike. He has also ordered the immediate recruitment of fresh lecturers to replace members who fail to return to their lecture halls. Governor Bello gave the directive during...

WAEC Releases The Results Of The May/June 2017 Certificate Examinations

2 months ago /

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has released the results of the may/June 2017 certificate examinations with over nine hundred thousand candidates representing fifty-nine point two-two percent (59.22%) obtaining a minimum of five credits in five subjects and above including English language and mathematics. The results were announced Monday by the...

JAMB Warns Against Multiple Registration For UTME, Direct Entry

2 months ago /

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it will not condone multiple registration for Direct Entry (DE) and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). This was contained in a statement signed by JAMB’s Head of Public Relations, Mr Fabian Benjamin, in Abuja on Sunday. Benjamin described the act of multiple registration...

UNIMAID Attacks: Borno Governor Addresses University Senate

2 months ago /

Governor Kashim Shettima on Wednesday addressed the Senate, the highest academic organ) at the University of Maiduguri ‎with his remarks focusing on measures by taking by the Borno State Government to forestall serial suicide attacks on the eastern portion of the University by Boko Haram insurgents. The Governor was invited...

Ezekwesili: Nigeria’s Failing Educational System Will Produce A Generation Of Poor People

2 months ago /

Obiageli Ezekwesili, senior economic adviser, African Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI), says leaving children of the poor in a failing educational system will consign them to a “dynasty of poverty”. Ezekwesili said this on Thursday while speaking at the 9th Wole Soyinka Centre media lecture series. She noted that majority of the...

Niger NUT Calls On Government To Take Over Payment Of Teacher Salaries

2 months ago /

The chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers, Niger state chapter Ibrahim Umar has called on the state government to take over the payment of primary school teacher salaries to prevent a collapse of the education sector. The chairman made the call when he led a rally of teachers and other labour...

JAMB Asks UTME Candidates To Print Exam Slip

2 months ago /

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has directed candidates scheduled for the mop-up Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to print their examination slip on Wednesday. This is contained in a statement issued by its Head of Information, Fabian Benjamin, in Abuja on Wednesday. The rescheduled examination holds on July 1 across...

CRK, IRK Still In The School Syllabus

3 months ago /

The minister of education Adamu Adamu says media reports of the removal of Christian Religious Knowledge from the school curriculum is the fabrication of mischief makers. Briefing state house correspondents after the weekly meeting of the federal executive council on Wednesday at the Aso Rock Villa, Adamu said Islamic Studies and...

CAN To Osinbajo: Omission Of CRK From School Curriculum Can Set The Nation On Fire

3 months ago /

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to do something about the exclusion of Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) from secondary schools curriculum. Samson Ayokunle, president of CAN, made the demand during in a meeting with Osinbajo on Wednesday. Ayokunle described the new curriculum as “divisive and ungodly”. He...

JAMB To Conduct Supplementary Exams

3 months ago /

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), is planning to conduct supplementary examination for candidates who had hitches in their registration and examination processes. This was confirmed by JAMB Registrar, Is-haq Oloyede, on Wednesday while addressing newsmen. “Anybody whose biometric could not be verified will be allowed to do the supplementary examination. “As...

JAMB Monitoring UTME Through CCTV Cameras – Official

4 months ago /

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it is monitoring the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), through its central Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in Abuja. The Board’s Niger Coordinator, Muhammed Ibrahim, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Minna that all the examination centres were linked...

UNIJOS Matriculates 7,000 Students

4 months ago /

It was all joy on Wednesday as parents thronged the University of Jos for the matriculation of 7,000 students into 12 faculties. Prof. Sebastian Maimako, Vice Chancellor of the university, in his speech, warned the new students against cultism and other anti-social activities capable of truncating their educational pursuits. He said that...

ASUU Calls For JAMB Registrar’s Resignation

5 months ago /

Following alleged lopsidedness in the on-going registration of candidates by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr Deji Omole, has called on the Registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, to voluntarily resign from office. The academic union also asked the...

Melaye’s certificate: CSNAC petitions SFU, alleges fraud, forgery

5 months ago /

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption has urged the Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit to commence investigation into an alleged forgery and fraud in the scandal relating to Senator Dino Melaye’s graduation from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. In a petition forwarded to the SFU with a copy made available...