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"Teachers Must Have Basic Qualifications In Education Henceforth" - Minister

1 year ago /

The Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, says there is a large number of unqualified teachers at the nation’s basic education level.Anwuka made the remark at the Annual Education Conference organised by the Education Data, Research and Evaluation in Nigeria Initiative (EDOREN), in Abuja on Monday.The minister said...

 

CAN Wants FG To Return Schools To The Missionaries

1 year ago /

The Assistant General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, women wing Daramola Joseph wants the federal government to return schools to the missionaries. Daramola stressed that returning schools to the missionaries would restore quality and good morals lacking in Nigerian education system. She was speaking in Abuja at the national conference...

South African Students Vow to Fight For Free Education

1 year ago /

South African students on Sunday vowed to continue their struggle for education transformation characterised by free education. Although widespread protests died down after President Jacob Zuma on Friday announced a zero-percent increase in tuition fees for 2016, sporadic protests have continued in several universities for the past two days. The students are...

LAUTECH Plans Production And Supply Of Glass Wares

1 year ago /

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso on Monday says that it will soon commence the production of glass wares in its department of Science Laboratory Technology (SLT). Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, gave this indication at the 6th induction ceremony for students of Science Laboratory Technology. Gbadegesin said...

Aisha Buhari Urges Students To Use Education For National Development

1 year ago /

The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Monday in Abuja called on Nigerian students to use education as a tool for national development. Aisha, who was represented by the Wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki, said this when the Chairman, Advisory Board, President’s School Debate Nigeria (PSDN),...

 

Cleric Advices Students Against Extorting Money From Parents

1 year ago /

A Christian cleric in Nasarawa state,Pastor Gabriel Mathew has advised students in various institution of learning to desist from extorting money from their parents in the name of buying education materials. Mathew, the State District Pastor of Farin-Ruwa Seventh Day Adventist Church, gave the advice during church service set aside to...

Development Partners Want Hand Washing Included In School Curriculums

1 year ago /

Development partners have called on school authorities to include hand washing into the primary and secondary schools' curriculum. They said this at the sideline of an event to commemorate the 2015 Global Hand Washing Day in Abuja on Thursday. According to them, no nation can develop if it fails to carry the...

Enugu State Govt. Embarks On Renovation Of Schools

1 year ago /

The Enugu State Government has begun the renovation of dilapidated schools in the state, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has said. Speaking at an occasion to mark the World Teachers Day in Enugu on Monday, Ugwuanyi, who was represented by the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze, said that most of the schools...

El-Rufa'i Declares State Of Emergency In Kaduna State Education Sector

1 year ago /

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Thursday declared a state of emergency in the education sector of the state. He made the declaration in his speech at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, during activities to mark the country’s 55th Independence Anniversary.‎According to him, the nation is being liberated and...

FG To Consider Stopping Part-Time Programmes In Nigerian Universities

1 year ago /

The federal government is considering stopping part-time programmes in Nigerian universities. The move is coming just as government says its policy abolishing “pass degree” remains in force. This was made known in Abuja on Monday at a meeting, which is working on a uniform grading system for Nigerian universities....

 

Poly Lecturers Reject Single Treasury Account Policy

1 year ago /

Barely two days after the Single Treasury Account policy came into effect, the tertiary education sub-sector, through the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics have rejected the policy because it will hamper internally generated revenue. The unions say without access to its internally generated revenues, bureaucracy may lead to the failure of...

NECO Blacklist Schools Involved In Examination Malpractices

1 year ago /

National Examination Council (NECO) has blacklisted some schools for negligence and examination malpractice. The registrar of NECO, Abdulrashid Gabar who released the 2015 June/July results in Minna says some ad hoc staff of the council has also been blacklisted. A break down of the result shows that over 68% of the students have credit pass in five...

NECO Releases 2015 Exam Results

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The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the June/July 2015 results with improvement of 16 per cent in credits in English and Mathematics. The NECO Registrar, Prof. Abdulrashid Garba, who announced the results on Thursday in Minna, said that 68.56 per cent of candidates got more than five credits this...

NBTE Boss Urges Rectors To Imbibe FG's Culture Of Zero Tolerance For Corruption

1 year ago /

Dr. Masa’udu Kazaure, the Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) on Wednesday enjoined the Rectors of Nigerian polytechnics to key into Federal Government’s policy of zero tolerance for corruption. Kazaure said this in Kaduna at a one-day workshop on carrying capacity for rectors of polytechnics in the country. He said...

17,935 Candidates Scale Through UNILAG Post UTME

1 year ago /

The University of Lagos said a total of 17, 935 candidates of the 31,955 that sat for its 2015 Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) recently, passed the screening exercise. This is contained in a statement signed by the institution’s Deputy Registrar, Information, Mr Olagoke Oke, and issued to the News...

Wike Speaks On School Rehabilitation In Rivers State

1 year ago /

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike plans to renovate all government-owned schools in the state. Speaking shortly after inspecting the government comprehensive secondary school, Borokiri, the governor expressed sadness that the school which was once the pride of the state has been allowed to rot away like many others. ...

BUK Appoints Prof. Bello As New Vice Chancellor

1 year ago /

The Governing Council, Bayero University Kano, on Sunday said it had approved the appointment of Prof. Muhammad Yahuza Bello as the new Vice Chancellor of the institution. This is contained in a statement issued by the Registrar of the University, Malam Sani Ibrahim, in Kano. "In accordance with the power conferred on...

 

KDSG To Provide Furniture To All Public Schools Before September

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The Kaduna State Government on Wednesday said it would provide furniture items like chairs and tables to its public schools before their students resume for the new academic session in September. Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa'i of Kaduna State disclosed this in his response to questions from newsmen after his visit to Kaduna...

PTDF, UNITAR Partner On Students' Training

1 year ago /

The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) said it would partner with Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) in the training of 60 Nigerian students in oil and gas development. Ms Sally Fegan-Wyles, the UNITAR Secretary General, made this known when she visited the Executive Secretary, PTDF, Mr Femi Ajayi in...

President Buhari Appoints Usman As Provost FCE, Oyo

1 year ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Kamoru Olayiwola Usman as Provost of the Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo. This information is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. According to the statement, the appointment...


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