News - Education

UNIJOS Matriculates 7,000 Students

6 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

7 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

7 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...

JAMB Introduce New e-PIN Vending To Prevent Fraud – Official

8 months ago /

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it introduced the new e-PIN vending registration for candidates to prevent fraud in its examination. JAMB Acting Zonal Coordinator in Nasarawa State, Moses Akobu, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lafia that the e-PIN was not introduced to create hardship...

ASUU Urge Federal Government To Pay Outstanding Arrears Of Its Members

8 months ago /

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has urged the Federal Government to pay the outstanding arrears of its members not later than July, 2017. The ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, stated this during a news conference at the University of Abuja on Wednesday. Ogunyemi said that ASUU insisted on a framework...

AAU Denies Cases Of Sexual Harassment

8 months ago /

Ambrose Ali University (AAU) Ekpoma in Edo, says neither a case of sexual harassment nor admission racketeering exits in the institution. Its Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Ignatius Onimawo, told journalists in Ekpoma the university engages in a monthly prayer session for sound spiritual development and to eliminate cases of sexual harassment. “There has...

Nigeria Needs A New Generation Of Universities – Bukola Saraki

8 months ago /

Dr Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, has urged Nigerian universities to be agents of community development rather than being Jack-of-all-trades, running all-comers’ programmes. Saraki gave the advice in a goodwill message at the 3rd Biennial Conference of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities in Abuja. He was represented by Sen. Jubril...

Senate Queries Minister Of Education For Starving Parastatals Under Him

9 months ago /

The senate committee on education has queried the minister of education Adamu Adamu for allegedly starving Parastatals under the ministry, of funds, which have been allocated to them, and thereby paralysing their constitutional duties. The senate committee accused the minister of irregularities in the documents presented on the implementation of the...

National Association Of Women In colleges Of Education Frown At poor Security In Tertiary Institutions

9 months ago /

The national association of women in colleges of education has frown at the poor security provided in tertiary institutions across the country. The women body said this in reference to the death of a student in the university of Abuja on Monday, who was running from thieves when a car ran...

LAUTECH Lecturers Suspend Strike

9 months ago /

Lecturers at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso have suspended their eight months old strike. Chairman, LAUTECH chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr. Biodun Olaniran, announced the suspension of the strike in a statement on Wednesday in Ogbomoso. ASUU said that the strike was suspended following the union’s...

Mimiko Appoints Rector For Rufus Giwa Polytechnic

9 months ago /

The Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko,  has confirmed the appointment of Mr Idowu Ologunagba, as the substantive rector of the state-owned Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo. The Secretary to the State Government, Aderotimi Adelola, in a statement said Ologunagba’s appointment was with immediate effect. He urged the new rector to continue with his...

ASUU Renegotiating Team Inaugurated

9 months ago /

The Federal government has inaugurated a seven man 2009 FG / universities based renegotiation agreement team. The team was inaugurated by the Minister of Education. Chairman of the team is Dr wale Babalakin....

Nigerian Harvard Law Student Becomes First Black Female President of Harvard Law Review

9 months ago /

Nigerian Harvard Law student, Imelme Umana, has been elected as the first black woman president of the Harvard Law Review. Umana, by the election, has matched the record set in 1990 by former US president Barack Obama as the first black male president of the HLR. Umana’s election was made known via...

Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Warning Strike Today

9 months ago /

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has begun a one-week warning strike today. The strike is to protest government’s refusal to honour its agreement with the union and fund the polytechnic sector. Usman Dutse, ASUP national President Comrade, said in a statement after an emergency National Executive Council meeting of the...

FG Appoints 17 New CEO For Agencies Under The Ministry Of Education

1 year ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 17 new Chief Executive Officers For agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education. A statement by the Deputy Director (Press) of the ministry, Mr. Benjamin Bem Goong, in Abuja, yesterday, indicated that the appointments took effect from, yesterday. The statement said that the...

JAMB Withdraws 2016 Admission Letters Sent To School

1 year ago /

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB says all initial 2016 admission lists sent to tertiary institutions are to be withdrawn, institutions are now to make their own lists to the board, in line with the federal government guidelines. Published a few weeks ago, which highlighted a points tally system. In...

Governor Yahaya Bello Directs KSU Vice Chancellor To Open The Institution On Monday

1 year ago /

The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has directed the Vice Chancellor of the Kogi State University, Anyigba, to reopen the school on Monday, July 18th 2016, after three months industrial action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the institution. Governor Bello said having met...

JAMB Clarifies 2016 Admission Strategy

1 year ago /

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the recent lists forwarded to various tertiary institutions was for candidates that qualified for screening based on institutions’ capacity. The board’s Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, made the clarification on Sunday in Lagos. According to the statement, they are in no way the admission...

Nigeria's Only L.G.A Without A Secondary School Gets One

1 year ago /

The only local government area in Nigeria without a secondary school has just secured one, thanks to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State. Gudu LGA in Sokoto State has suffered the misfortune of having some of the worst statistics in education in the world. Apart from having the ignominy of...

UNICEF Unveils New Education Fund

1 year ago /

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday announced the launch of a new fund to better coordinate support for and drive investment in education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises. The “Education Cannot Wait'' fund has a funding target of 3.85 billion dollars over five years. It...


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