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Birnin Kudu College hails Dangote on projects

By Muhammada Aliyu Dutse Africa’s richest and President, Dangote group of companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has been commended for taking the bull by its horns in the execution of critical projects in his own secondary school, the Birnin Kudu Unity College, Jigawa state. The commendation was made by the President of the college old students […]

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JAMB generated N12 billion in 2017 – Oloyede

By Martin Paul Abuja The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it generated N12 billion as income in 2017. The Registrar of the board, Ishaq Oloyede, made the disclosure at a press conference in Ilorin on Monday. The registrar said the board remitted N7.8 billion to the federal government after deducting its expenses, […]

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ASUU and earned allowance

    On December 4, 2017 the Non-Teaching Staff Unions (National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT); Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU); and Non Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU)) in public universities resumed their suspended strike. This time, it is about the failure of the Federal Government to explain how […]

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‘Why postgraduate students spend more years on Campus’

A PhD student at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, who preferred anonymity said most post graduate students in public universities reportedly spend more time than usual to complete their programmes principally due to thesis delay. Many doctoral students are said to have spent between five and 10 years on their individual thesis while others were […]

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Respect varsities’ autonomy, Nwodo urges FG

President-General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation (Ohaneze Ndigbo) John Nwodo, has advised the federal government to respect and uphold the autonomy of universities in order for them to achieve the purpose for which they were established. Nwodo who made the call while presenting the second convocation lecture of the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI) […]

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Opening new varsities not best -Pro-Chancellor

Pro-chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council University of Calabar, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has advised the federal government to stop establishing more universities, but enhance the standard of existing ones. Iwuanyanwu gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Atta Ikeduru, Imo state. He said that instead of frequently approving new […]

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Courses parents want for their wards

Nigerian parents usually believe that some courses in the university give more financial security than others and sometimes impose them on their children and wards, according to reports. They want courses such as Law, Medicine and Engineering which they consider are in high demand. These courses have been said to be the future as they […]

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Resting the dust on CRK, IRS controversy

One of the issues that shook the education sector in 2017 was the alleged removal of Islamic Religious Studies (IRS) and Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) from the curriculum. The intervention of lawmakers, however, put the debacle to rest. MARTIN PAUL writes. Preamble It was as if the hell was let-loose during the controversy that surrounded […]

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Kaduna: M.Sc degree holders vie for primary school jobs

Masters of Science (M.Sc) degree holders are among the 43, 806 candidates being screened for the 25, 000 primary school teaching jobs by the Kaduna state government. Our correspondent report that two names of two applicants with masters’ degree on biochemistry and water resources were cited on the notice board at Rimi College, Kaduna. The […]

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‘Quality vocational training’ll yield benefits’

Concerned stakeholders in the public and private sectors have begun collaboration with newly launched Vocational and Professional Development Academy (VPDA) in Lagos to deliver excellent vocational education to Nigerians. Founder of VPDA, Dr. Ekua Abudu, who spoke during the “Soft Opening Building 1” of the academy, said that seeing a Nigeria with a better and […]

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NB Plc fetes Kawo primary school in Kaduna

By Usman Ibn A. Lapai Kaduna Nigerian Breweries Plc, has renovated and handed back 37 class room, a library, six conveniences, a bole hole and overhead tank to Kawo LEA Model Primary and Nursery School as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility to mark Kaduna centenary. Speaking at the commissioning, the representative of the Permanent […]

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Exceptional performance: 17 pupils get N100, 000 each

For putting up excellent performance in their various academic activities, Eroton Exploration and Production, an oil company, has rewarded 17 pupils and secondary school students in Delta state with cash prize of N100, 000 each. The ceremony was attended by the wife of the Delta State governor, Dame Edith Okowa, the Commissioner for Basic Education, […]

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WAEC extends exam registration date to Jan 12

By Martin Paul Abuja West African Examination Council (WAEC) has extended the closing date for the sale of private candidates’ registration forms to January 12, 2018. The council, on its official twitter page @waecnigeria, yesterday said the closing date had earlier been fixed for today, December 29, 2017. The registration of the WASSCE private candidates […]

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Education tops Borno’s N170bn 2018 budget

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, yesterday presented an estimate of N170. 2 billion for the state’s 2018 budget to the state House of Assembly, with education getting the highest amount of N27 billion. Addressing the lawmakers in Maiduguri yesterday, the governor announced that the draft titled “Budget of Resettlement and Empowerment” […]

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IDP obtains First Class in Islamic Studies

By Aliyu Askira Kano Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof Uba Abdallah Adamu has revealed that a woman in Gulak IDP camp in Adamawa state successfully registered with the university and passed out with a 1st class degree in Islamic Studies. Speaking to the press after a recent sensitisation workshop […]

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MAPOLY students protest closure

Students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, poured to the streets of Abeokuta Tuesday, to protest the closure of their school, which has been under lock for nearly three months. The protest left one student slumping and a police officer injured. The students who were angry for the delay in their second-semester examination which supposed to […]

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Departments that ‘hoard’ first class at ABU

Students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, have said that their school is one of the foremost higher institutions in Nigeria with rich history, facilities and respectable alumni, but it’s unfortunate that some departments in the institution traditionally do not give their graduates first class degrees. Currently, ABU was ranked the best university in the […]

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Varsity proscription: Kogi gov ignorant of the law – ASUU

By Patrick Ahanor Benin City The Benin zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has faulted the Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello’s proscription of the state varsity ASUU, declaring that the latter’s action is “laughable”. This was just as the union condemned the sack of 150 lecturers in Kogi state University and another […]

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ACDE President visits NOUN, underscores varsity’s importance to Africa’s ODL

By Paul Martin Abuja President of the African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) and Vice-Chancellor of the Open University of Sudan, Prof Abdelraouf Ahmed Abbas, has called on the management of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) to render the university’s vast experience in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) to similar institutions on the […]

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NECO commissions 89 units office complex

By Aideloje Ojo Minna The Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof Charles Uwakwe, has commissioned an 89 units office complex as part of efforts to solve the problem of office accommodation at the council headquarters. Commissioning the complex at the weekend, Prof Uwakwe said that NECO expended the sum of N120 million on […]

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CSOs commend JAMB’s effort to carter for candidates with special needs

Civil society and religious based organisations have commended the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for policies and programmes it has put in place to ensure transparency and efficiency in her operations. The groups made up of Civil Society and Community Based organisations particularly lauded the Board for not only being prudent in the management […]

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Standard of Education not Falling

Engr Nuhu Halidu is a French-trained mechanical engineer with RCC Construction Company. UJI ABDULLAHI Iliyasu had a chat with him at Nasarawa. Excerpts. Where did you qualify as engineer? I am Engr Nuhu Halidu. I was trained at the Federal University of Science Paris and later Federal University of Science, Caen, Normandy. The training in […]

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UI non-academic staff on war path

The non academic staff of University of Ibadan has drawn the battle line with its ASUU counterpart over allowance issues. The protesting non-teaching staff stormed lecture rooms with canes and sticks, chasing students and lecturers out of lecture rooms. Lecturers and students of the institution have been thrown into confusion as non-teaching staff drove them […]

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LASPOTECH to become university soon

Rector of Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Olayinka Sogunro, has said that the school will soon assume a higher status of a university, which will run National Diploma and Higher National Diploma alongside BSc programmes. Sogunro announced this at a meeting of the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN), which was organised by […]

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Why Nigerian varsities not world-class — Babalola

The founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Afe Babalola, has explained why it is difficult for Nigerian universities to make first 1000 in the world. Speaking at the second founder’s lecture he delivered at the University of Medical Sciences in Ondo state, entitled, “The Secret of Founding,” Babalola said Nigerian universities are facing mounting […]