News - Education

JAMB Sets Up Technical Committee On Low Applications To Colleges Of Education

10 months ago /

The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, Professor Isaaq Oloyede has set up a technical committee to look into the issue of low rate of applications to colleges of education through the unified tertiary matriculation examination. The registrar made this known in Abuja when he received college of Education Academic Staff...

Kano Declares Education A Priority

10 months ago /

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje says education is his first priority, as the state has the highest number of primary school pupils estimated at three million. The Governor made the remark while laying the foundation stone of twenty blocks of six classroom blocks across the eight local government areas of the...

NDDC To Clear Outstanding Scholarship Payments

10 months ago /

The Chairman, Governing Council of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba says the commission has decided to clear the backlog of scholarships payments to students under the commission’s foreign scholarship scheme. Ndoma-Egba told journalists in abuja that the interventionist agency has also decided to carryout a wholesale cancellation of non-performing projects. He said...

FG Approves Six Private Universities

10 months ago /

The Nigerian government has approved the establishment of six new private universities to accommodate the growing number of Nigerians seeking higher education in the country  Minister of Education Adamu Adamu made the disclosure at the end of the weekly federal executive council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at...

Non-Academic Staff Of Universities Resume Suspended Strike

10 months ago /

The Joint Action Committee of NAAT, NASU and SSANU resumed its earlier suspended nationwide strike effective midnight of Sunday the third of December 2017. Addressing a news conference in Abuja, the national president of the joint action committee, Samson Ugwoke, said their renewed action followed government’s non-implementation of the memorandum of...

Concerns Over Security Of Schools And Students

11 months ago /

The security and well being of Nigerian school children took centre stage in Abuja at an advocacy workshop organised by the National Orientation Agency. Speakers at the forum say the security of school children which goes beyond protecting them from kidnappers and other criminals is the responsibility of all Nigerians. The rising...

Buhari Backs El-Rufai’s Education Reform

11 months ago /

Governor Nasir El-Rufai to reform the education sector in Kaduna state through the institution of competency test for teachers in the state.  El-Rufai plans to sack twenty two thousand teachers in Kaduna state after they failed a competency test recently.  President Buhari who made his position known on Monday while declaring open...

UNESCO Urges More Support For IDPS' Education

11 months ago /

The United Nations educational scientific and cultural Organisation, UNESCO says good-spirited Nigerians must support the education of internally displaced children in order for them to be better persons in adulthood. UNESCO’s education support specialist in Nigeria, Ngozi Amazi made the call in Abuja during the distribution of instructional materials to over...

Polytechnic Teachers On Strike

11 months ago /

The Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnics, ASUP says it will begin an indefinite strike from midnight on Sunday following the expiration of the 7-day notice to government. ASUP president Usman Dutse said in a statement that government has not taken seriously issues raised by the teachers as it failed to even...

COEASU Urges FG TO Re-Open Stalled Re negotiations Or Face Strike

11 months ago /

The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU, is appealing to the ministers of education and labour and employment to re-open negotiations on the 2010 agreement which has been allegedly stalled by the leadership of the committee of provosts of federal colleges of education. At a briefing in Abuja, president of...

Cross River University: Students Lock Out Management, Staff Over Asuu Proposed Strike

11 months ago /

For more than four hours on Wednesday, , the management and staff of cross river university of technology (CRUTECH), Calabar campus, were held hostage   by students of the institution. The students’ action followed the resumption of strike action by CRUTECH’s branch of academic staff union of universities (ASUU).  the national executive...

College Of Education Staff Ikere-Ekiti Stage Protest, Accuse School Management Of Corruption

11 months ago /

Members of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the college of Education Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti state on Tuesday began a seven-day protest to demand the payment of their unremitted salary deductions by the school management led by Mojisola Onyarekhua. The workers, who barricaded the entrance of the institution, were asking the...

North East Crisis: Union Seeks More Aid For UNIMAID

11 months ago /

The federal government has been urged to channel more resources to the university of Maiduguri in a bid to regain its lost glory and strengthen education in the north east region which has been the worse hit by insurgency over the years. Chairman, planning committee of the alumni re-union of the...

FG Urged To Include Culture In Education Curriculum

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

12 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

12 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,...


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