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WAEC bans 47 Kogi schools over exam malpractice

West African Examination Council (WAEC) has banned 47 secondary schools accused of aiding and abetting examination malpractices in Kogi state, from serving as centres for its examinations. The Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Rosemary Osikoya, who disclosed this yesterday during a press conference in Lokoja, the state capital, said government recently received a letter to that […]

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JAMB extends deadline for registration

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the extension of registration for 2018 UTME till February 11, 2018. The spokesperson of the board, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in a press statement made available to Premium Times yesterday evening. The board had said in December that the sale of form and registration for all candidates […]

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23,987 students get N300m Kano scholarship

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Kano state government has commenced payment of the sum of N300 million scholarship grant to 23,987 students to enable them pursue various academic courses in Nigerian universities and other tertiary institutions. This was disclosed by the Executive Secretary, Kano state Scholarship Board, Prof Fatima Umar, at a press conference in her […]

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Jigawa to recruit 1,300 teachers

By Muhammad Aliyu Dutse The Jigawa state government has concluded arrangements to recruit 1, 300 teachers in the first quarter of this year. Executive chairman, state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Salisu Zakar dropped the hint yesterday while reviewing the board’s achievements in their last fiscal year. Zakar said those to be recruited would […]

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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, […]