EKSU VC lauds FG on NEEDS assessment funds for varsities
April 12, 2021 1969 1079

Vice Chancellor, Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti, Prof. Edward Olanipekun, has commended the Federal Government for initiating the NEEDS assessment intervention funds for universities, saying that they have helped in battling infrastructu... Read more

Kogi begins COVID-19 vaccination
April 8, 2021 3119 1598

Kogi State on Wednesday inaugurated vaccination against COVID-19 in Lokoja. The first set of recipients of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines were health workers and frontline essential non-health workers. The state took delivery of 16,900 doses of... Read more

Ex-Ondo varsity lecturer found dead
April 8, 2021 2513 1220

A former lecturer in the Department of Earth Sciences, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Dr. Olatunde Adegbuyi, has been found dead inside his car. A source said the ex-lecturer was found dead on Tuesday by some persons outsi... Read more

World Health Day: FG, states tasked to address inequality, access to coverage
April 7, 2021 2589 1238

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world 15 months after its outbreak, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on governments to build a fairer and healthier world for everyone through quality medical and pharmac... Read more

Buni orders reopening of Yobe schools
April 4, 2021 3328 1498

Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has ordered the reopening of boarding schools closed over the recent abduction of students. The reopening of schools was made at the weekend in Damaturu, while the military, security agencies, and stakeholders we... Read more

UNIBEN dissolves SUG, suspends union leaders
April 1, 2021 4263 2151

The authorities of University of Benin, on Wednesday, announced the suspension of members of the three arms of Students’ Union Government in the institution. The institution’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dr Benedicta Ehanire, in a... Read more

WASSCE 2020 best three candidates are Ghanaians
April 1, 2021 3627 1833

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said its best three candidates in the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) are Ghanaians. They are: Master Cecil Tetteh Kumah (first); Master Godfred Aseda Obeng (second... Read more

Sanwo-Olu pledges to prioritise investment in education
March 31, 2021 3812 1775

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that no reward is enough for all that teachers are doing, considering the passion they bring to the job by inculcating in children the values they require to succeed; and also going the extra mile t... Read more

Bar convicted academics from teaching, Babalola tells NUC
March 29, 2021 4848 2367

The Founder of Afe Babalola University in Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), has urged the National Universities Commission (NUC) to have laws that will bar any convicted academic from teaching. He said it is time the universities r... Read more

Rector harps on dress code, discipline as LASPOTECH admits over 2,000
March 28, 2021 4647 2060

Dr Oluremi Olaleye, Rector, Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, on Saturday charged students of the institution to abide by its dress code and other rules and regulations in their best interest.   Olaleye, the 11th Rector of LASPO... Read more

NUC approves upgrade of three institutions in Delta to varsities
March 27, 2021 4638 2340

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the upgrade of three institutions in Delta State to full-fledged universities. The institutions are the College of Education Agbor, now University of Delta, Agbor; Delta State Polytechn... Read more

FG insists pact with ASUU on course, rules out strike by lecturers
March 27, 2021 4058 1996

The Memorandum of Action (MOA) signed with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) by the Federal Government is on course, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has said.  Speaking at the end of a parley with the del... Read more

JAMB makes NIN mandatory for UTME, direct entry admission
March 25, 2021 5019 2480

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the National Identity Number (NIN) is mandatory for students seeking admission into universities of their choice.JAMB spokesman Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Wednesday, said all potential candidate... Read more

Public schools in throes of poor infrastructure, learning facilities
March 25, 2021 4189 1976

Education infrastructure is an important factor in determining the quality of learning and graduates being churned out, however, most public schools lack basic infrastructure, such as laboratory, library, electricity and quality learning environme... Read more

ASUP threatens strike over unresolved issues with FG, states
March 20, 2021 6760 3091

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has threatened to embark on strike from April 6, over what it described as “unresolved issues with the Federal Government and some states.The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has t... Read more

Kwara orders head teachers, others to resume
March 19, 2021 5986 2705

Kwara State Government has ordered head teachers, teachers and other workers in grant-aided schools shut down, to resume Friday. This followed the inability of pupils in the schools to resume on Wednesday. The Executive Chairman of the state Teac... Read more

Kebbi first lady endows N5m to Sokoto varsity
March 18, 2021 6056 2888

Wife of Kebbi State Governor, Dr. Zainab Bagudu Shinkafi has announced an education endowment foundation chair of N5 million for the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies of the Sokoto State University. Dr. Shinkafi made this known shortly aft... Read more

Strike looms at YABATECH as SSANIP gives Rector ultimatum
March 18, 2021 5219 2473

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics, SSANIP, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), chapter, has given the Rector, Mr. Obafemi Omokungbe, an engineer, two weeks to redress the situation, where teaching staff have taken over some ... Read more

‘N900m fraud’; ICPC detains ex-JAMB Registrar
March 18, 2021 4541 1953

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has detained a former Registrar and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde, for allegedly misappro... Read more

Group blames UI ex-VC, council for truncating selection process
March 15, 2021 5714 2588

A group, the Coalition for Autonomy of Universities in Nigeria (CAUN), has blamed the truncation of the process for selection of a substantive Vice Chancellor (VC) for the University of Ibadan (UI) on the immediate past VC, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayin... Read more

NGO donates books, others to keep Adamawa girls in school
March 9, 2021 7654 3624

Over 900 out-of-school girls who returned to school in Adamawa State on the prompting of a pro-girlchild organisation are benefitting from a further intervention to keep them in school. Over 600 of the girls in two focal local government areas of... Read more

JAMB sets deadline, others for 2020/2021 admissions
March 1, 2021 10232 4610

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has said all admissions into the nation’s tertiary institutions for 2020/2021 academic session would end by June 15, 2021.   According to the board, the decision was collectively ta... Read more

ASUU awards N1.5m scholarship to 30 indigent UNIZIK students
February 27, 2021 9753 4542

OVER 30 indigent students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, have benefited from N1.5million scholarship awards by the members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the institution.The beneficiaries who received N50... Read more

Ganduje orders immediate closure of 10 boarding schools
February 27, 2021 8108 3668

Governor Abdullah Umar Ganduje has directed immediate closure of 10 boarding schools in Kano State against the wave of insecurity around public schools in the North. The affected schools are Maitama Sule Science College, Gaya; Girls Secondary Sch... Read more

Full academic activities to resume in federal varsities as NASU, SSANU end strike
February 27, 2021 7037 3017

Full academic activities are expected to resume on Monday in all the federal universities in the country as the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSAN... Read more

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