Breaking: Use of Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, others in passing instructions now acceptable in Nigeria’s primary schools – FG 

November 30, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a National Language Policy which provides the use of mother tongue as medium of instruction in primary schools across the country. Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. “A memo on national policy was Read More

Support your alma mater, Kogi govt charges old boys associations

November 30, 2022 Editorial III 0

The Kogi state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Wemi Jones, has called on old boys associations of secondary schools in the state to support and contribute their quota toward the development of education in their alma maters. Hon. Jones made the call on Tuesday at Our Lady of Schools (OLS), Anyigba, Dekina local government area of Kogi state Read More

JAMB, NECO registrars to speak as education correspondents stage retreat 

November 29, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Education Correspondents Association of Nigeria (ECAN) is holding a one day retreat on the state of education in Nigeria in Abuja, Tuesday. Dignitaries expected to speak in the retreat are Chairman, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Josiah Ajiboye; Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyode;  Registrar, National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, and Read More

Half salary: Pay us or risk mother of all crises, ASUU warns FG 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Monday called on Nigerians to prevail on the federal government to pay its members their withheld eight-month salaries to avert a fresh crisis in the nation’s universities. The union alerted that the looming crisis would surpass previous one experienced in the nation’s university if the federal government failed to heed their call.   Chairman University of Read More

JAMB explores digital optimisation software for UTME

November 28, 2022 Uji Abdulahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) recently held the third edition of its monthly seminar aimed at appraising its staff of those salient and critical operational processes and contemporary happenings in the education subsector. According to the statement signed by JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin and presented to Blueprint Monday, the session afforded the Read More

Another strike looms as ASUU drops fresh plans 

November 28, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Academic Staff Union of Nigeria Universities (ASUU) Monday called on Nigerians to prevail on the federal government to pay it’s members their withheld eight months salaries to avert a fresh crisis in the nation’s universities. The union alerted that the looming crisis will surpass previous one experienced in the nation’s university should the federal government fail to pay its members Read More

Education system: ARLS stage conference, demands improved funding of libraries 

November 27, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Academic and Research Libraries Section (ARLS) has called for proper funding, quality infrastructure in libraries to improve effective education in Nigeria’s higher institutions. ARLS national chairman, Dr Ifeanyi Ezema,  made the call in Port Harcourt, Rivers State during the association’s 8th National Conference and General Meeting held at the Rivers State University between November 15 and 18, 2022. Delivering his Read More

Akanbi: Kwasu declares 7 days mourning as AbdulRazaq, UNILORIN  VC mourn

November 21, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  The management of Kwara State University Malete, Monday, declared seven days mourning in honour of its late Vice Chancellor, Professor, Muhammed Akanbi, who died Sunday night.  In a statement  issued by the Registrar of the institution, Dr Kikeloma W. Sallee, the management directed the suspension of all activities from Monday Novermber 21, 2022. The statement urged all staff and Read More

JAMB unveils digitised platform for schools, regulatory agencies

November 21, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has unveiled an improved digital platform for prompt communication among the nation’s tertiary institutions and their regulatory agencies. A statement from the board’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol Dr Fabian Benjamin to Blueprint Monday, disclosed that the board formally unveiled the automated platform at a virtual meeting hosted at its national headquarters, Bwari, Abuja. Read More

Half salary may demoralise workforce, ASUU warns

November 17, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Benin (UNIBEN) chapter has discribed the half salaries paid lecturers for October by the Federal government as an onslaught against intellectuals. The association also claimed the Federal government’s action was aimed at demoralising workforce in the universities and to prepare the ground for eventual destruction of the system. The chairman of Read More

ASUU: FG insists on ‘no work, no pay’ position, okays N8bn for Danfodio varsity, NECO

  Despite objection by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the federal government would pay lecturers for the period they were on strike, Minister of Education Adamu Adamu, has declared. He said this Wednesday while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. “The strike Read More

Half salary: ATBU, UNILAG  lecturers protest, ASUU may go back to trenches

   The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Tuesday embarked on a protest rally within the institution’s premises over nonpayment of members’ salaries, insisting its demands are legitimate and patriotic.  The branch chairman, Dr. Ibrahim Inuwa, while briefing journalists at the end of the rally, stated clearly that, ASUU would continue to Read More

Unemployment: NASENI preaches review of entrepreneurship curriculum in higher institutions 

November 15, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) Prof. Mohammad Haruna has urged the National Universities Commission (NUC), the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) to review the curriculum for entrepreneurship courses to address the nation’s unemployment crisis. Haruna said graduates “are jobless because of misalignment between products of Read More

2023 UTME: Henna tatoos, seductive dressings not allowed, Registrar warns

November 14, 2022 Iliyasu Uji 0

The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has issued strict advisory on the application of henna, (Laili in Hausa) and appropriate dress code ahead of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME ). According to a statement made available to Blueprint Monday by JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, Prof. Oloyede warned Read More

Governors, FG working to pay withheld salary arrears of ASUU members

November 11, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Jigawa state governor , Mohammed Badaru, has revealed that Nigerian governors are working with the Federal Government to pay withheld salary arrears of members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).    Badaru on Thursday said the Governors were considering using legal ways to resolve ASUU challenges so that academics could go on smoothly in the tertiary institutions. He disclosed this during Read More

Half salary: Fresh strike looms as Lecturers troop to Abuja for emergency meeting

November 6, 2022 Editor 0

There are indications that lecturers under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may embark on fresh strike following half salary payment from the federal government. Already, ASUU leadership has summoned emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting and lecturers are on their way to Abuja. The emergency NEC meeting was conveyed to discussed the payment of 18 days Read More

UTME: Wrong subject combination hinders admission – JAMB

October 31, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said wrong subject combination is one of the major reasons many candidates cannot secure admission into higher institutions of learning to pursue courses of their choice. This was disclosed to Blueprint Monday by JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol in a statement credited to the board’s l zonal coordinator in Ogun state, Read More

WAEC opens up as fire guts national head office

October 26, 2022 Editor 0

The Management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has immediately reacted to a fire incident its National Office located at Yaba, Lagos on Wednesday morning October 26, 2022. A statement by Head, Public Affairs Department, Moyosola Adesina, same day assured members of the public that all important documents and records are intact after an early morning fire gutted it’s Read More

Oloyede gets another presidential award

October 24, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Barely a month after President Mohammadu Buhari honoured the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, with national honours of the Commander of the Order of  Niger (CON), the president has again conferred a special award on him,  namely the Distinguished Award for Education. JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed Read More

FG, ASUU enter fresh agreement 

October 24, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and office of Accountant General of the Federation have agreed a timeline of three months to co-opt University Transparency and Accountability Solutions (UTAS) into the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System(IPPIS). The agreement was reached on Monday, before Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, during a resumed meeting over the disagreement Read More

WAEC launches digital certificate

October 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

by Rosemary Moribirin The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has launched a digital certificate. This was revealed in a short statement on WAEC’s verified Twitter handle on Thursday. “We are live! The official launch of the WAEC digital certificate platform. Tune in to join,” the statement said.

64% of Nigerian children lack access to early childhood education – UNICEF

October 20, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that 64 per cent of Nigerian children between 0 and five years of age do not attend Early Childhood Education (ECE), which according to the global body was a critical foundation for all forms of child learning experiences. UNICEF Education Specialist Yetunde Oluwatosin, made this known Thursday in Sokoto at a two-day Read More

National Open University matriculates 14 inmates in ogun 

October 19, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has matriculated fourteen inmates of the Nigeria Correctional Center, Ibara Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, into different degree programs. Speaking at the matriculation ceremony, the representative of the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Olusegun Obaadesegun, congratulated the new intakes as the navigates the largest community of open and distance learning in higher education in West Read More

Low ranking: UNIZIK VC heaps blame on strike

October 17, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Professor Charles Esimone, Monday, regretted that his ambition to see the citadel of learning rank number one position in Nigeria and 200 in the world was frustrated by the eight months strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The Chairman of the Nigerian Universities Ranking Advisory Committee (NURAC), Professor Emeritus Read More