News - Education

FG Urged To Include Culture In Education Curriculum

2 months ago /

The Nigerian government has been urged to include the country’s culture in the education curriculum. This is to expose the younger generation to the diverse cultural heritage that abounds in the country. This submission was made by speakers at a cultural exhibition organized  in Abuja to promote Nigeria food, language and  culture The need for...

Governor Ayade Says Nigeria Universities Failing Faster Than Society

2 months ago /

The level at which university education is falling in Nigeria has been described as unacceptable in a country that is  striving  to compete with international global practices. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state stated this when he received the governing council and management of the university of Calabar led by...

War Against Cultism: Ekiti State Government Seeks Death Penalty For Convicted Cultists

2 months ago /

In the wake of clashes between rival cult groups at the Ekiti state university Ado Ekiti which claimed the lives of two students of the institution, governor Ayodele Fayose says his administration is to sponsor a bill to the Ekiti state house of assembly to punish convicted cultist with the...

Catholic Church Seeks Better Funding For Education Sector

2 months ago /

The Nigerian Government will need to strengthen collaborations with religious bodies and the private sector as a way of boosting the education sector and improving on the quality of its products. The bishop, catholic diocese of Otukpo in Benue state, north central Nigeria, the most reverend Michael Apochi, gave the advice...

Kano Spends N1.8 Billion For Foreign Scholarships

3 months ago /

The Kano state government says it has expended more than one point eight billion naira for foreign scholarship in the last eight months. Commissioner for Information Muhammad Garba, says the Ganduje administration had inherited a huge outstanding foreign scholarship debt from the last administration. The debt was settled for the benefit...

More Calls For The Promotion Of Girl Child Education

3 months ago /

The international day of the girl-child may have come and gone but key players have continued to engage issues bordering on the welfare of the girl-child. Many say that for Nigeria to achieve success with the sustainable development goals (SDGS) policies aimed at promoting social freedom and financial empowerment for the girl-child...

Ondo Police Stress On The Need For Improved Standard Of Education

3 months ago /

The need for Nigeria to improve standard of education in the country, towards solving the country's challenges, like corruption and bad leadership, has been stressed.  Participants at a workshop organized by the police education unit in Akure, Ondo state capital, stressed that the time to revamp Nigeria’s education sector is now,...

Nigeria Education: Senate Wants State Of Emergency‬ Declared

3 months ago /

The Nigerian senate on Tuesday asked governments at all levels in the country to declare state of emergency to address the problems of  falling standards of education in the country. The senate position follows a motion by Senator Adamu Aliero representing Kebbi central, drawing lawmakers' attention to a sharp decline in...

Senate Pushes For Free And Compulsory Education At All Levels‬

3 months ago /

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday pushed strongly for free and compulsory education for citizens at all levels. The senate resolution follows a motion by Senator Ali Wakili, (Bauchi south) drawing attention to October 17 which is set aside by the united nations to commemorate international day for the eradication of poverty. No...

UNIMAID Disowns Fake Admission List

3 months ago /

The University of Maiduguri in Borno state has disclaimed what it describes as, fake and misleading admission list, being circulated on some online media, claiming that it is the university’s 2017/2018 admission list. A press statement by the director public relations, Professor Danjuma Gambo said, the content of the fake document,...

Nigerian Teachers observe 2017 world teachers day

3 months ago /

The Nigeria union of teachers, nut, has directed its members to begin strike one day after, should government grant autonomy to local government councils The teachers who defied the early morning rains to observe the traditional march past to mark 2017 world teachers day, expressed unhappiness over unpaid salaries, the casualisation...

House Of Reps To Investigate JAMB Cut Off Marks

3 months ago /

Nigeria’s house of representatives has mandated its committee on tertiary education and services to investigate the circumstances that led to the reduction in the cut off marks for admission into tertiary institutions. The move followed the public outcry over the recent reduction in the cut-off marks for admissions into tertiary institutions...

Government Urges Parents To Encourage Vocational Skills

3 months ago /

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

3 months ago /

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

3 months 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

3 months ago /

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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 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

4 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...