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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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...

FG Warns Varsities Councils Against Interference

2 years ago /

The Nigerian government has talked against embezzlement of funds by universities’ governing councils and has asked them to stop interfering with the duties of the vice chancellors and school management. The minister of Education sounded the warning in Abuja on Tuesday at the inauguration of the governing council of twelve newly...

 

Discovering Young Talent

2 years ago /

Abuja, the Nigerian capital hosted a maiden edition of a television talk show whose aim is to discover talents in under privileged children at an early age on Monday. Organized by a non-profit organisation, the Omaliving show drew participants from public schools whose pupils are the main target of the talent...

Kano: Chinese Language

2 years ago /

Kano state government has received twenty-five students of Kano origin who were sent to study Chinese language in China. State governor Rabiu Kwankwaso said he is happy that the students have such a privilege and exposure....

 

President Goodluck Commissions Library In Bayelsa

2 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan has commissioned the professor Bruce Powell library in Otuoke, Bayelsa State. He described the library, which was built by the late presidential aide on research, strategy and documentation, Oronto Douglas, as a means of providing academic wealth and capacity building....

 

Education: Japan Invests $8.5m In Nigeria

2 years ago /

The Japanese government is set to continue its intervention in Nigeria's basic education sub-sector with the construction of classrooms in Oyo state, South-west Nigeria. The project manager of the Japan International Cooperation System, Kazunri Ogaguchi on behalf of the government and people of Japan, said $8.5 million, has been earmarked for...

Promoting Sound Education

2 years ago /

Four Nigeria students are now beneficiaries of a scholarship grant that will help them to successfully undertake their undergraduate programs. AIT’s Chikodina Eze reports that the scholarship was offered by the Africa Youth Growth Foundation after a competitive aptitude test which was open to all students in the Nigerian tertiary institutions....

 

NDDC Commences Building Of Hostels In Cross River

2 years ago /

The management of NDDC has summoned the contractors handling the 5 and 22 bed prototype hostels project at the Cross Rivers State University Of Technology and the 25 Ikom-Etung LGA of the state. NDDC Managing-Director Bassey Dan Abia handed down the order during an inspection visit to the projects....

 

FG Issues Licences To New Varsities

2 years ago /

The Nigerian government has promised to begin massive recruitment of PhD holders into newly established universities in an attempt to address inadequate manpower available at their disposal. This was made known in Abuja at the issuing of provisional licences to nine newly approved private universities....

Kwara State College Of Education Violent Protest

2 years ago /

Students of the Kwara State College Of Education, Ilorin recently took to the streets in the state capital to protest what they considered as illegal levies. The student protest disrupted the examination and paralyzed other academic activities apart from also obstructing free flow of traffic in some parts of the metropolis...

Jonathan’s UBEC Program

2 years ago /

Executive secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission, (UBEC), Dikko Suleiman says the Jonathan administration has serious attention to basic education. The executive secretary made this known while inspecting some projects at the Government Girls Junior Secondary School Shema, Dutsin-ma and Government Secondary Schools Dutsin-Safe in Kaita, both in Katisna State. Suleiman said the...


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