News - Tertiary Education

Kwara State Seeks Saudi Arabia’s Support In Education, Manufacturing

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Kwara State government is seeking the support of the Saudi Arabian government in the areas of education, agriculture and manufacturing to enhance socio-economic development of the state. The state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, made request at Agbeyangi in Ilorin East Local Government Area during the foundation laying of a University. Governor Ahmed...

ASUU, FG Are Beginning To Agree – Senate Committee

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Senate says some agreement have been reached between the Nigerian government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU on some of their issues except one which borders on the earned allowances of lecturers. This was made known by the Senate committee set up by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki...

Sexual Harassment: Senate Sets 5-Year Jail Term And 5mln Naira Fine

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has adopted a five-year jail term and five million Naira fine as penalties for Sexual Harassment. Lawmakers reached the decision while deliberating on the report of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on the Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Bill. The bill also recommends expulsion...

FG Appoints 17 New CEO For Agencies Under The Ministry Of Education

3 years ago /
Education  Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 17 new Chief Executive Officers For agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education. A statement by the Deputy Director (Press) of the ministry, Mr. Benjamin Bem Goong, in Abuja, yesterday, indicated that the appointments took effect from, yesterday. The statement said that the...

Governor Yahaya Bello Directs KSU Vice Chancellor To Open The Institution On Monday

3 years ago /
Education 

The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has directed the Vice Chancellor of the Kogi State University, Anyigba, to reopen the school on Monday, July 18th 2016, after three months industrial action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the institution. Governor Bello said having met...

Nigerians spend $2bn on school fees abroad – Senator Binta Masi

3 years ago /
Nation 

Senator Binta Masi, Chairman Senate Committee on Tertiary Institution and Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, said Nigeria currently spends over $2 billion annually as capital flight on education abroad. She made this known in Abuja,during the official Commissioning of Federal University of Lafia, FUL, to the Nigeria Research and Education Network,NgREN. Senator Masi, who frowned...

28 Nigerian universities rank among best in Africa – Bogoro

3 years ago /
Education  Nation 

Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, the Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), on Thursday, said 28 Nigerian universities were ranked among the best tertiary institutions in Africa. Bogoro made this known at an interactive session with members of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and the media, organised by Partners for Electoral...

South African Students Vow to Fight For Free Education

3 years ago /
Education 

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...

 

Salaries Commission Threatens MDAs

4 years ago /
Nation 

The fight against corruption by the Buhari administration, may be gaining grounds, as the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commissions is threatening to involve anti-graft agencies in cases of violation of pay policies by agencies. Executive chairman of the commission, Richard Egbule, made this known in Abuja on Tuesday at an...

 

Poly Lecturers Reject Single Treasury Account Policy

4 years ago /
Education  Nation 

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...

Jonathan Promises To Upgrade Maritime Academy To University

4 years ago /
Politics 

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday promised to upgrade Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) in Oron in Akwa Ibom to a university if re-elected in next month’s general elections.Jonathan made the pledge in Uyo at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign in at the Ibom International Stadium.He also promised to...

Nigeria Must Move Forward – Jonathan

4 years ago /
Politics 

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday advised Nigerians to resist attempts by some people to frustrate the progress being recorded across the country. He gave the advice while addressing the Benue State people at the Presidential Campaign rally in Makurdi."Some people are trying to push us backwards but they will never succeed. "This...

Less Than 50% Of Nigerian Varsity Lecturers Have PhD – NUC

4 years ago /
Education 

The National Universities Commission (NUC) yesterday disclosed that less than 50 per cent of the nation’s university lecturers have doctorate degrees and the teaching personnel in the rank of senior lecturers and professors are also less than 50 per cent.  Deputy Director in charge of Special Duties at the NUC, Mr....

Jonathan Vows To Stabilise Naira

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday promised that his administration would strive to take away speculative behaviors that caused market exchange pressures in order to stabilize the value of the Naira. In a nationwide New Year broadcast in Abuja, The president said government would continue to promote policies that ensure economic stability. He...

New Year Message From President Goodluck Jonathan

4 years ago /
Nation 

Dear Great People of our nation, 1. I greet and felicitate with you all as we enter the New Year today. As we mark the beginning of this New Year, 2015, a new nation is being born. A new nation is being born because of the foundations we have all laid,...

 

FG Needs N5trn To Complete 8,000 Abandoned Projects

4 years ago /
Nation 

Former Director of National Planning Commission (NPC), Alhaji Nazifi Abdullahi Darma, has revealed that the Federal Government requires over five trillion naira (N5trn) to complete over 8,000 abandoned projects across the country. Darma, who made the revelation while speaking at a workshop on “Entrepreneurship in Tertiary Education Curriculum” organised by the...

Living faith Has Six Million Members Across 147 Countries - Oyedepo

4 years ago /
Education  Religion 

The President of Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, says the ministry has six million members in 147 nations across the world. Oyedepo made the disclosure on Saturday at a breakfast meeting with members of Omu-Aran Government Secondary School Old Boys Association at the Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara. Oyedepo, the...

TETFund Boss Condemns Attack On Schools

4 years ago /
Education  Security 

Mr Elias Bogoro, the Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), has condemned the spate of attacks on schools by insurgents. Bogoro made the condemnation while receiving members of National Association for Peaceful Elections in Nigeria (NAPEN), an NGO, in Abuja on Monday. He expressed hope that the Safe School Initiative of...

2015 Elections: Buhari Picks Prof. Osibajo As His Running Mate

4 years ago /
Politics 

The APC Presidential flag-bearer has finally put an end to speculations on who becomes his vice with the adoption of Prof. Yemi Osibanjo as his running mate ahead of other candidates thrown up for the position. Professor Yemi Osibanjo, a former Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Lagos State, was chosen...

Police To Consider Junior Officers With University Degrees For Elevation To Senior Officer Cadre

4 years ago /
Nation 

In line with his resolve to further boost the morale of Police workforce, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba CFR, NPOM, NPM, mni, has given approval for the consideration of Inspectors, Rank and File with University and other Tertiary education certificates for elevation to the Senior Officer cadre. The circular...