[Breaking] Hanifa Abubakar’s saga: Kano government revokes licences of private schools

January 24, 2022 Bashir Mohammed, Kano 0

Following the alledged gruesome murder of a five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar of Noble Kids Academy in Kano, Abdulmalik Tanko, the proprietor of the school, the Kano state government has outrightly revoked the licences of all private schools operating in the state. Announcing the decision to revoke the licences with immediate effect at a press conference in Kano, the state commissioner for education  Alhaji Read More

JAMB constitutes task force on foreign candidates

January 24, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

JAMB Registrar Prof Ishaq Oloyede has constituted a taskforce on foreign students in order to coordinate the admission of foreign candidates who had taken the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) into Nigerian tertiary institutions.   The constitution of the task force may not be unconnected to the desire of the federal government to internationalise the nation’s tertiary institutions to make them Read More

ABU receives N10b grants in 2021-VC

January 24, 2022 Moh Bello Habib, 0

The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) has attracted funding amounting to over N10 billion in 2021 through various grants for infrastructure development across the University, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kabiru Bala, has disclosed. He made the disclosure at the University’s 80th (Ordinary) meeting of Congregation, stresing that efforts were being made to secure more grants for the University this year. The Congregation, Read More

NTI retrains 18,367 unqualified teachers in North-East

January 18, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The National Teachers Institute (NTI) has matriculated 18,367 unqualified teachers from Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states (BAY states) for retraining under its emergency teacher retraining programme, just as Minister of Education harped on teachers’ professional development. The Education Minister, Malam Adamu Adamu, reiterated the ministry’s commitment to establish a robust teacher professional development and recruitment system and strengthen leadership capacity Read More

Ebonyi council inaugurates education board to revamp sector

January 15, 2022 Paul Okah, Abuja 0

Following the declaration of a state of emergency on education by the Ebonyi state government, the Afikpo North Local Government Area (LGA) Chairman, Barrister Oby Oko-Enyim, on Friday, inaugurated the council’s education board.  The inauguration which took place in the LGA secretariat was the first of its kind, aimed at revamping the sector and salvaging the fortunes of children enrolled Read More

Grants: TETFund warns stakeholders to beware of fraudsters

January 12, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The management of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has raised the alarm on activities of frausters camouflaging as its agents with the aim of duping stakeholders in education and unsuspecting members of the public. The methods  the fraudsters used  include fraudulent claims of payment of grants to Nigerian students; recruitment and forgery of special intervention approval letters addressed to heads Read More

UNICEF commends Zulum for signing child protection law

January 12, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Tuesday congratulated children in Borno state as the state governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, signed the Borno State Child Protection Bill into law on Monday. In a release signed by UNICEF’s representative in Nigeria, Mr Peter Hawkins, and made available to Blueprint Tuesday, UNICEF said, the development was a victory for Borno state children, Read More

Kogi gov lauded over achievements in education

January 11, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The board chairman, Kogi state College of Education (Technical), Kabba, Dr. Peter Tukura, has commended the Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for his achievements in the educational sector. Tukura in a statement issued by his media aide, Comrade Emmanuel Daudu, on Monday, particularly thanked the governor for ‘his special interest’ in the college. .  “… As for the best leaders, the Read More

2021 UTME: JAMB calls on tertiary institutions to complete admission in record time

January 10, 2022 Uji A bdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has called on alltertiary institutions in Nigeria to expedite action on the completionof the 2021 admission processes. JAMB authorities said the call became necessary following thenegligible number of fully-processed 2021 admissions on the CentralAdmissions Processing System (CAPS) out of the teeming population ofeligible candidates who possessed the requisite qualificationsyearning for admission. According to Read More

JAMB hints on 2022 UTME/DE application forms

January 6, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned the general public to stay away from mischief makers  who are out to create panic  by misleading stakeholders that the board had begun the sale of UTME/DE forms. This warning was contained in a statement signed by JAMB’s head of protocol and publicity, Dr  Fabian Benjamin, Thursday, and made available to Blueprint. Read More

Adebooye emerges UNIOSUN’s 4th VC

January 4, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Governing Council of Osun State University (UNIOSUN) has announced the appointment of Professor Odunayo Clement Adebooye as the 4th Vice-Chancellor of the university. Chairman of the Council Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali, SAN, announced the appointment as approved by the Visitor to the University, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, Monday, evening. The Professor of Plant Physiology replaced Professor Adefemi Bello, who was Read More

Workers started 2021 with great hope, but it was finally dashed – Adeyemi

January 4, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Comrade Peters Adeyemi is the General Secretary of Non-Academic Union of Education and Associated Unions (NASU) as well as president of Public Service International (PSI) for Africa and Arabs Region. He speaks with selected labour correspondents on some burning labour issues in Nigeria. MOSES JOHN brings the details. Except Challenges workers faced in 2021 I would say that this year Read More

JAMB registrar bags excellence award

January 3, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has been honoured by Item Development Association (IDA) with Diamond Excellence Award.   According to the Board’s weekly magazine, JAMBULLETIN, published on Monday, the award was based on Prof. Oloyede’s sterling leadership style. “In recognition of the sterling leadership qualities of the registrar, the Item Development Association (IDA) had, on Read More

COVID-19: Underage not required to produce vaccination card – JAMB

December 28, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said their earlier  requirement for entering their facilities by candidates, clients and other members of the public does not include those below the age of 18 years. The board said minors are not required to produce any vaccination card before being allowed access to their facilities because that category of persons are not Read More

NTI trains 925 teachers on key thematic areas

December 20, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna is training 925 teachers on key thematic areas in the 2021 capacity building workshops for teachers under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) project.  NTI Director General and Chief Executive (DG/CE), Prof. Musa Garba Maitafsir, disclosed, in a speech addressed to the participants at all the training centres, that the training was in line with President Read More

JAMB inpects prospective UTME centres in Germany

December 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that it has inspected facilities put in place for the prospective UTME entres in Berlin, Germany, beginning from the 2021 UTME. This was contained in JAMB’s weekly bulletin, released Sunday. According to the bulletin,  the inspection of the centre was undertaken by a three-man technical team from the board’s national headquarters, which aimed Read More

FCT COE to become University of Education – FCTA official

December 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Wednesday said it plans to transform the FCT College of Education, Zuba, to University of Education.The secretary for FCT Education Secretariat, Malam Sani El-katuzu, stated this at a news conference held at the FCT Education Resource Centre, Abuja. El-katuzu said the secretariat would do everything humanly possible within the limit of resources available to Read More

Why we embark on strike – ASUU

December 13, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Benin zone, has clarified that strike actions by the nation’s university lecturers was a last resort to draw government’s attention to their plights and not intended to derail academic activities. This was just as the union also emphasised that strike actions were not perculiar to Nigerian Universities, adding that, “in fact, some Universities Read More

UNILORIN bans learner drivers, unregistred vehicles from campuses

December 13, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Authorities of the University of Ilorin Monday began enforcement of the ban of learner drivers and unregistered vehicles from gaining access into it’s campuses. The university took the stiff decision following Tuesday December 7, 2021 accident that claimed the lives of four members of a family and a student of the institution. The incident threw the university community into grief Read More

Breaking: Keep off NYSC facilities if you are not vaccinated, DG warns corp members

December 13, 2021 Editor 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned that only candidates with valid vaccination profile would be allowed into the camps for programme. The NYSC authorities also warned those yet to carry out the exercise to keep off its facilities nationwide. NYSC Director General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, who disclosed this on Monday, also added that the the observation of the Read More

Potiskum: Power Minister mobilises N40m for education trust fund

December 12, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

The Minister Of Power, Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu, Saturday, mobilised financial support worth N40 million from organisations and individuals for Potiskum local government area’s education appeal fund. The effort Blueprint gathered that part of the mobilisation of resources for the take up of Yobe state Education Trust Fund. In a statement signed by the Minister’s special assistant on communication, Malam Read More

FULafia gets new registrar

December 9, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, 0

Nuradeen Abdu has been appointed as the new registrar for Federal University of Lafia (FULafia) Nasarawa state. Until his appointment, he was the academic secretary of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Kaduna state. His appointment was announced by the chairman of the governing council Prof. Mumzali Jibrin on Thursday, during the 17th regular meeting of the governing council in Read More

NUC uncovers 67 illegal varsities, satellite campuses, others in Nigeria

December 5, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) weeked announced that it has so far uncovered 67 illegal universities, satellite campuses and centers operating across Nigeria.NUC Executive Secretary, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, announced this at the 11th convocation ceremony of Al- Hikmah university Ilorin.To this end, he said the commission was developing a new Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard (BMAS) for universities in the country Read More

NYSC DG wants trust fund for corps members

December 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has reiterated the need for the establishment of a trust fund for provision of start-up capital for corps members to advance their business ideas and grow the Nigerian economy. Ibrahim made the call in Sagamu, Ogun state while inaugurating a skill acquisition centre at the NYSC orientation camp. The Read More

Borno allocates land for JAMB’s computer-based test centre

December 2, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has directed that land be allocated of land for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB’s) computer-based test center in Maiduguri. Zulum gave the directive Thursday, when he received the registrar of JAMB, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, at the Council Chambers of the Government House. The governor also directed the Borno state Geographic Information Service Read More