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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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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...

UNILORIN Receives $2m Donation From NLNG For Engineering Research Centre

2 years ago /

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has received two million dollars (N360 million) from the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Ltd for the construction of a world class Engineering Research Centre in the university. Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University made this known on Tuesday while briefing newsmen...

Osinbajo Decries Declining State Of Legal Education

2 years ago /

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday urged legal professionals to reform and renovate the law profession in the country to meet international standards. Osinbajo made the call at the inauguration ceremony of the Ultra Modern Sir Adetokunbo Ademola Dinning Hall of the Law School, Lagos. The hall was remodeled and...

 

FCT Teachers’ Strike Suspended

2 years ago /

Pupils in public primary schools and their student colleagues in secondary schools across the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja have returned to class after the suspension of the one week old indefinite strike by the FCT chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT....

President Jonathan Approves Appointment Of Chancellors And Vice-Chancellors

2 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of chancellors and vice chancellors of four newly upgraded federal universities of education. In a statement signed by the senior special assistant, public relations and protocol to the education minister, Sule Ya’u, for Federal University of Health Science, Otukpo, Professor Martins Aghaji is vice-chancellor...

Children’s Day: Children Insist On Better Education

2 years ago /

In Nasarawa State, Nigerian children have begun setting agenda for the upcoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari.  Speaking during this year’s Children Day and Cultural Anniversary at the People’s Comorehensive Academy, Nyanya Abuja. The children want the incoming administration to prioritize education and also instill the lost cultural value. These measures, they say...

 

Focus On Teacher Education, Ezeife Tells Buhari

2 years ago /

Former governor of old Anambra state, Chukwuemeka Ezeife has advised President-Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari to make teacher education and development the focal points of his agenda to revamp the country’s education sector. Ezeife who is chairman of the board of the National Commission for Colleges of Education spoke on Tuesday in...

Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic Convocation

2 years ago /

The Akwa Ibom States polytechnic has held its 5th convocation an award of honors to distinguished personalities including the managing director of the NDDC Bassey Dan-Abia. The ceremony attracted the political class in Akwa Ibom state including Governor Godswill Akpabio and governor-elect Emmanuel....

 

Federal Government Threatens Tertiary Institutions

2 years ago /

The Nigerian government has threatened to withdraw the licenses of tertiary institution that's deviates from the approved curriculum.  Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau while giving out4 polytechnics licenses in Abuja also warned against calls for upgrade without the necessary infrastructure.  ...

 

University Unions Threaten Buhari

2 years ago /

Three Nigerian University-based unions have threatened to cripple the incoming administration of President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, if he fails to implement the agreement the Federal Government signed with them in 2009. AIT’s Abulu Osemuaghu reports that the unions are also calling for the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Julius Okogie...

 

FG Warns Varsities Council Against Embezzlement

2 years ago /

The Nigerian Government talks tough against embezzlement of funds by Universities governing council as well as asking them to stop interfering with the duties of the Vice Chancellors and school management. Minister of Education sounded the warning in Abuja on Tuesday at the inauguration of the governing council of the twelve...


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