News - Education

Government Urges Parents To Encourage Vocational Skills

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Nigerian parents and guardians have been told to encourage their children and wards to acquire vocational skills to enable them contribute to the country’s economic development. The call was made by the registrar of the national business and technical examinations board, NABTEB, professor Ifeoma Isngo-Abanihe at a media briefing in Abuja. She...

NUC approves pre-clinical studies for federal university, lafia

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The National Universities Commission, NUC, has approved the takeoff of pre-clinical studies at the federal university, Lafia, teaching hospital, which has taken over the Lafia specialist hospital. Nasarawa state Governor Tanko Almakura made this known during an inspection visit to the proposed new site of the teaching hospital. Almakura said existing facilities...

JAMB To Verify ‘O’ Level Results Of Candidates

1 month ago /

The joint admissions and matriculation board, JAMB says it would demand for the records of ordinary and advanced level results of candidates recommended by tertiary institutions before offering them admission. Jamb registrar, professor Ishak Oloyede said this in Abuja at a meeting with innovative enterprise institutes in Abuja. Professor Oloyede warned against...

Presidency Says 19,000 Schools Covered In School Feeding Programme

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The presidency says over nineteen thousand schools have so far been covered under the national home grown school feeding programme. Over two million school children from nineteen thousand, eight hundred and eighty one schools in the fourteen pilot states have so far benefitted. Media aide to the vice president Laolu Akande in...

Reduce Fees To Discourage Nigerians From Patronizing Mushroom Institutions Abroad – JAMB To Private Universities

1 month ago /

The registrar, joint admissions matriculation board, professor Ishaq Oloyede has advised private universities to reduce their fees to discourage Nigerians from patronizing mushroom institutions in some African countries. The jamb registrar said that this advise has become necessary because jamb has discovered universities in Nigeria are both academically and infrastructural better...

Three Unions Suspend Strike

1 month ago /

Three non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian universities have suspended a three-week old strike. The 3 unions are the Senior Staff Union Of Universities, SSANU, the national technologies, NAAT and the national association of educational and associated institutions, NASU. Briefing journalists in Abuja say the suspension is for one month pending Government’s fulfillment...

FUNAAB Gets New Vice Chancellor

2 months ago /

The Governing Council of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has approved the appointment of Prof. Felix Salako as the Vice-Chancellor. The council also approved the appointments the Registrar and Bursar, Dr Hakeem Adekola and Mr Chukwunwike Ezekpeazu, respectively. The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr Aboki Zawha, in a statement...

ASUU suspends strike

2 months ago /

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its five-week old strike following a  meeting with the Federal Government’s delegation. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President announced this at a news conference after the  meeting with the Federal Government  on Monday in Abuja. He said the union  decided to conditionally suspend the...

NECO Releases Result

2 months ago /

The National Examination Council NECO on  Thursday released the June/July 2017 senior secondary school certificate examination (SSCE) results. Releasing the results at the council’s headquarters in Minna, Niger state the registrar, Charles Uwakwa said the performance of the candidates in the 2017 examination represents about one point, eleven percent improvement when compared...

FG reschedules meeting with non-academic staff unions of universities

2 months ago /

The Nigerian government has rescheduled a meeting with striking non-teaching staff of universities for Thursday, following the failure of unions to Honour Monday's appointment. The deputy director press in the ministry of Labour Samuel Olowokere said it's the desire of the Minister Of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, to have all...

ASUU Reaches Agreement With Federal Government

2 months ago /

Striking university lecturers have reached a truce with the federal government and will suspend their industrial action anytime from now. The lecturers were represented by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at a marathon meeting with the representatives of the Federal Government. ASUU is expected to convene its National Executive Council (NEC) where...

Three Unions Join The On-going ASUU Strike

2 months ago /

Three university non-teaching staff unions in Nigeria are set to join the on-going strike by the academic staff union of universities, ASUU. The unions’ basic grouse is government’s inability to implement the 2009 agreement it reached with all the unions in the universities, among others. The unions are the senior staff association...

V.P. Osinbajo To Drive FG’s Negotiations With ASUU

2 months ago /

Nigeria's vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stepped in to drive the ongoing negotiations between the federal government and the academic staff union of universities, ASUU.  Minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige who briefed journalists at the end of Wednesday’s federal executive council meeting said the vice president's move will ensure...

University Of Ilorin Gets New V.C

2 months ago /

Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem has emerged as the new vice chancellor of the university of Ilorin. The pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council, Abdullahi  Oyekan announced this while briefing journalists in the university's auditorium. Oyekan said the appointment was made in accordance with the university act and provisions of the university's miscellaneous...

Kwara College Of Education Staff Protest Non Payment Of Salaries

2 months ago /

Over three hundred staff of the Kwara state college of education, Ilorin, Kwara state have called on the state government and the school management to pay them their three months salaries. Led by the leadership of the staff union colleges of education in Nigeria, Olomu Olaitan and the chairman, non-academic staff...

Unity Schools: FG Releases List Of Successful Candidates For 2017/2018 Academic Year

2 months ago /

The minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has approved the release of list of successful candidates into the federal unity schools for the 2017/2018 academic year. In a statement on Thursday, the minister said the admission list for junior secondary school, JSS one, was on notice boards in the individual colleges and...

Michael Okpara University Joins ASUU Strike

2 months ago /

As the indefinite strike of the Academic Staff Union Of Universities, ASUU continues, Michael Okpara university of agriculture, Umudike, branch of the association has restated its position to be part of the ongoing strike as resolved by the national body Briefing newsmen in Awka the Anambra state capital, the chairperson of...

SSANU Threatens Strike

2 months ago /

The Senior Staff Association Of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has threatened to join the Academic Staff Union Of Universities, ASUU to go on strike SSANU President Samson Ugwoke in a telephone interview with ait said the federal government has failed to comply with the judgement of the national industrial court on staff...

Nigeria Re-introduces Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination

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Nigeria has re-introduced the Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination as a university admission pre-condition a year after it was scrapped. Education Minister Adamu Adamu made the decision public at the JAMB policy meeting on the 2017 admission which has peged cut-off marks at 120 for universities and 100 for polytechnics and...

Colleges Of Education Threaten Strike

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Colleges Of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU, has issued a 48-hour notice to embark on strike. In a statement by the union’s president, Nuhu Ogirima, the teachers called for an immediate intervention of the education minister in an attempt to impose provosts on federal college of education Okene, and federal colleges of education technical...