News - Tertiary Education

Nigerian Air Force Upgrades Institute Of Technology

1 year ago /
Education 

The Nigerian Air Force says it is working to increase its capacity to end over-dependence on foreign countries for technical aid.

Dogara Assures Of Bill To Reform Education Sector

1 year ago /
Education 

SPEAKER OF NIGERIA'S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, YAKUBU DOGARA HAS ASSURED NIGERIANS THAT THE HOUSE IS PROCESSING EDUCATION RELATED BILLS AND MOTIONS THAT WILL IMPROVE AND IMPACT GREATLY ON THE SECTOR.

SERAP Petitions United Nations Over El-Zakzaky, Dasuki

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned the United Nations over Nigeria’s detention of leader of Shiites, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, as well as the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

Non-Teaching Staff Of Universities Protest In Abuja

1 year ago /
Nation 

Protesting non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities blocked major streets in the three-arms zone in Abuja to demand for the implementation of some agreements between the Nigerian Government and the non-teaching staff unions.

World Development Report 2018 For Nigeria Launched

1 year ago /
Business and Economy  

Nigeria’s Ministries of Finance and Education in collaboration with the World Bank has  launched the World Development Report 2018 for Nigeria.

 

House Of Reps Reus Poor Budgetary Allocation To Health Sector

1 year ago /
Health  Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives committee on health institutions is blaming consistent medical tourism outside the country on self-centred work force and under funding of the nation’s health sector.

House Of Reps Amend Federal Character Commission Act To Protect Women’s Right

1 year ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives is amending the federal character commission act to give Nigerian women the option of indigeneship of either husbands or fathers.

Senate To Probe Revenue Generation For WAEC, NECO

1 year ago /
Nation 

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has directed the Senate Committee on Education to probe the revenue generated by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examination Council (NECO). The directive comes after the Joint Admissions and the Matriculation Board (JAMB) remitted more than N5billion to the coffers of the...

Okorocha Appoints Commissioner For Happiness, 28 Others

1 year ago /
Politics 

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha,  has appointed 28 new commissioners, promising to complete all ongoing projects in the state before the end of his tenure in 2019. Among the newly sworn-in commissioners include Mrs Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha) who was announced at the state’s Commissioner for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment. Okorocha said...

Nigerian Scholars Abroad Owed N2.4b, Saraki Intervenes

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Director in charge of Scholarship at the Federal Scholarship Board (FSB) said N2.4 Billion is owed Nigerian scholars abroad by the Board due to inadequate or lack of budgetary provisions. Fatima Ahmad said there was an outstanding scholarship allowance to the tune of N799.8 million, in 2015 and 2016, out...

Nigeria Education: Senate Wants State Of Emergency‬ Declared

2 years ago /
Education  Nation 

The Nigerian senate on Tuesday asked governments at all levels in the country to declare state of emergency to address the problems of  falling standards of education in the country. The senate position follows a motion by Senator Adamu Aliero representing Kebbi central, drawing lawmakers' attention to a sharp decline in...

House Of Reps To Investigate JAMB Cut Off Marks

2 years ago /
Education  Nation 

Nigeria’s house of representatives has mandated its committee on tertiary education and services to investigate the circumstances that led to the reduction in the cut off marks for admission into tertiary institutions. The move followed the public outcry over the recent reduction in the cut-off marks for admissions into tertiary institutions...

Senate Laments Plight Of Nigerian Foreign Missions

2 years ago /
Nation 

The senate says it is not impressed with the poor funding of Nigeria’s foreign missions describing the situation as embarrassing. This followed a motion sponsored by Senator Tijani Kaura on the urgent need for the federal government to fund Nigeria’s foreign missions. The lawmakers painted a terrible picture of what it claims...

Health Workers Threaten Strike

2 years ago /
Health 

The joint health sector union of Nigeria, an affiliate of the Nigeria labour congress, has issued a 7-day notice of strike to begin midnight of Wednesday, September 20, 2017. At a briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, the union said in 2012 agreements were reached on some of its demands and others...

Government Reneged On A 2013 Memorandum Of Understanding -ASUU

2 years ago /

The Academic Staff Union Of Universities, ASUU has started an indefinite strike over government’s seriousness to review the already poorly implemented 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement. At a briefing in Abuja on Monday, ASUU president professor Biodun Ogunyemi said government has reneged on a 2013 memorandum of understanding. ASUU strike is coming barely one week...

Senate Probes TETFund, Alleges Contract Fraud

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has resolved to probe the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund after it alleged procurement fraud at the federal body, which is the country’s intervention agency for managing and disbursing education tax to public tertiary schools. The resolution followed a motion by Jibrin Barau, APC-Kano, who sought an “investigative...

Asset Declaration Will Boost Nigeria’s Income-to-GDP – Minister

2 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has explained that the newly launched Voluntary Asset and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS), is a credible platform put in place for defaulting Nigerian taxpayers to work out a flexible way to pay their outstanding tax liabilities. Speaking in Abuja after the launch of VAIDS...

JAMB Asks UTME Candidates To Print Exam Slip

2 years ago /
Education 

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has directed candidates scheduled for the mop-up Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to print their examination slip on Wednesday. This is contained in a statement issued by its Head of Information, Fabian Benjamin, in Abuja on Wednesday. The rescheduled examination holds on July 1 across...

Nigeria Needs A New Generation Of Universities – Bukola Saraki

2 years ago /
Education 

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...

FG, Senate Urge Varsities To Seek Alternative Funding

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government on Wednesday urged tertiary institutions in the country to develop alternative means of generating funds to run their activities with a view to surviving the economic recession. The government also identified poor deployment of Information Communications Technology in the education sector as the reason behind the slow migration...