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Of dilapidated schools in Akwa Ibom

It was a well investigated, balanced and well reported story on the dilapidated schools in Akwa Ibom. In lucid details, the expose shows caved roofs, broken floors, leaking classrooms, fallen walls and children sitting and sleeping on bare floors. Many [...]

July 4, 2018 Education

NANS urges Governor Ganduje to reduce N17,000 damages imposed on Kano varsity students

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has urged Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, to reduce the N17,000 damages fee imposed on students of Kano State University Of Science And Technology (KUST), Wudil. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), [...]

June 24, 2018 Education

Helen Keller performs groundbreaking ceremony on school gardening for Lagos schools

Helen Keller International (HKI), Nigeria, in partnership with the Lagos State government and funding from Mondelez International Foundation has flagged-off the school garden sites in government primary schools and communities in Ikeja Local Council Area of Lagos State. The project, [...]

June 3, 2018 Education

Education in Nigeria: A state of emergency

It is no longer news that the Nigerian educational system, due to an unwholesome combination of neglect and mismanagement, has fallen over the years into a squalid state of disrepair. It is no longer news that while in saner societies [...]

June 1, 2018 Education

TETFund explains refusal to support private varsities, teaching hospitals

The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Dr. Abdullahi Baffa, has kicked against moves to compel it to support privately owned universities in the country. Baffa in a presentation to the comrade Aminu Sulaiman led House of Representatives [...]

May 30, 2018 Education

University of Dundee, Sheffield Hallam University to meet prospective Nigerian students in Kaduna and Lagos

How do you apply for admission into a UK University? Can a UK education help you get ahead in life, career and business?  What do you need to apply for a visa to study in the UK? How much does [...]

April 9, 2018 Education

Group tracks N501.4m UBEC projects in 32 Kaduna schools

A Non Governmental Organisation, the Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All, (CSACEFA) said it has commenced investigation into N501.4m Universal Basic Education Commission’s (UBEC) spending in 32 basic schools in Kaduna State. The organisation with the support of [...]

April 5, 2018 Education

FG reintroduces History into school curriculum

The Federal Government has ordered the reintroduction of History as an independent subject into the basic and junior secondary schools in the country. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who gave the directive, at the launch of History curriculum [...]

March 27, 2018 Education

Bauchi polytechnic offers free tuition to persons living with disabilities

Bauchi polytechnic offers free tuition to persons living with disabilities: The Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (ATAP) Bauchi, says it will waive tuition fees to persons with disabilities willing to study in the institution. The Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr Suleiman [...]

March 26, 2018 Education

WAEC bans private school teachers from supervising examinations

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has banned teachers from private schools from supervising its examinations. The ban has, however, angered Christian faith-based schools who say they are being targeted. The President, Association of Christian schools in Nigeria Ekaete Ettang, [...]

March 23, 2018 Education

Ondo students shut scholarship board over planned tuition hike

Ondo State students, under the aegis of National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) and National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) have shut down the state scholarship board over alleged unfavourable policies of the state government. The students, who were [...]

March 19, 2018 Education

197,050 qualified candidates denied admission in seven universities

197,050 qualified candidates denied admission in seven universities: As gaining admission into tertiary institutions in the country becomes an arduous task, data obtained from some schools around the country, sharply contradicts claims by the Joint Admission and Matriculations that over [...]

February 11, 2018 Education

Pupils sit on bare floor to learn in community hosting six oil wells [PHOTOS]

With 6 oil wells, obtained photographs of pupils sitting on bare floor while taking lessons in a Delta Primary School. The photographs taken by DAILY POST on Wednesday, January 17, exposed the terrible situation of pupils of Otoro Primary School [...]

January 17, 2018 Education

Kaduna teachers begin indefinite strike

Kaduna teachers begin indefinite strike: Teachers in public secondary and primary schools in Kaduna State on Monday began an indefinite strike action over job security and welfare issues. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the strike was called [...]

January 8, 2018 Education

ASUU asks EFCC to release report on alleged N2 billion fraud at Unilorin

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release its findings on the alleged N2billion naira fraud at the University of Ilorin. The University of Ibadan chapter of ASUU made the [...]

January 8, 2018 Education

Northern states, universities denying Christians employment, admissions – ECWA

The Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA, has alleged that higher institutions in the Northern part of the country, have been denying Christians admissions into professional courses. The church also alleged that Christians have also been denied employment on account of [...]

December 18, 2017 Education

EXCLUSIVE: How 24 universities shared N23 billion causing fresh crisis in Nigerian universities

HOPE FOR NIGERIA has obtained the full details of how N23 billion disbursed to Nigerian universities to settle earned allowances and arrears was shared among 24 universities. University staff, members of four unions, are currently engaged in a verbal war [...]

December 2, 2017 Education

Delta primary teachers lament non-payment of salaries

Delta primary teachers lament non-payment of salaries: Primary school teachers in Delta State yesterday protested at the state House of Assembly over non-payment of their salaries.The protesting teachers with placards at the Assembly premises saying: “We want our salaries removed [...]

November 29, 2017 Education
Government Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State

No child will be left out in accessing quality education, says Ambode

Government Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has said that his administration will not relent in its efforts to provide quality education to every child in the state. Ambode spoke simultaneously at the commissioning of several blocks of classrooms and school [...]

November 15, 2017 Education

Buhari backs sack of 22000 ‘unqualified’ Kaduna teachers

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday threw his weight behind Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s decision to sack 22,000 teachers in Kaduna State who failed competency test and recruit 25,000 new ones. El-Rufai had vowed that threats of industrial action by the state chapter [...]

November 14, 2017 Education
UNILAG becomes first Nigerian university to obtain TV licence

UNILAG becomes first Nigerian university to obtain TV licence

UNILAG becomes first Nigerian university to obtain TV licence: The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has become the first university in Nigeria to be granted a licence to operate a television station. This was disclosed by Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye, Chairman [...]

November 11, 2017 Education
Okorocha partners Zuma on education

Hope for African child, as Okorocha partners Zuma on education

Okorocha partners Zuma on education: Available statistics show that thousands of African children are affected by armed conflict and outbreak of deadly disease; they are confronted with physical harm, violence, danger, exploitation, fear and loss. While many children are forced [...]

November 4, 2017 Education
Law School: 1, 272 students fail Bar final exam

Law School: 1, 272 students fail Bar final exam

The Nigerian Law School, yesterday, announced that 1, 272 students have failed the Bar final examination, which held in August. This was contained a statement issued by the Head of Information and Protocol, Nigerian Law School, Chinedu Ukekwe. According to [...]

October 22, 2017 Education
Independence Anniversary: Gov. El-Rufai pardons 13 convicts

Kaduna to employ 25,000 teachers

Gov. Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State says the state will employ 25,000 primary school teachers as parts of efforts to restore dignity and quality to its education sector. The governor, who stated this when he received a World Bank delegation [...]

October 10, 2017 Education
21,780 Kaduna teachers fail primary four exam

21,780 Kaduna teachers fail primary four exam

21,780 Kaduna teachers fail primary four exam: About 21,780 out of 33,000 teachers failed the primary four test administered to test their competence by the Kaduna State government. The state is therefore shopping for 25,000 new teachers as one of [...]

October 10, 2017 Education
Yoruba drums

Yoruba language bill: Lagos schools risk N500, 000 fine, closure for non-compliance

Lagos – The Lagos State House of Assembly is proposing a fine of N500, 000 or closure of any school that flouts its proposed law on compulsory teaching and learning of Yoruba Language, when passed.  The Assembly had previously made [...]

October 3, 2017 Education
WAEC Exam Malpractice

Exam malpractice: WAEC approves cancellation of entire results of candidates

THE West African Examinations Council, WAEC has approved cancellation of entire  results  of candidates if found guilty of  examination malpractice.   The decision was reached at  the 61st Meeting of the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) of West African Examinations Council [...]

September 6, 2017 Education
Reuben Abati

JAMB And The Politics Of Cut-Off Marks – Reuben Abati

Ihave followed with keen interest the controversy over the announcement of cut-off marks for Nigeria’s admission processes of the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, JAMB, the 2017/2018 session, with many commentators and the general public insisting that it is unwise, insensitive [...]

August 29, 2017 Education

FG wants to destroy universities in Nigeria – ASUU, VCs reject new cut-off marks

– Some university vice chancellors in Nigeria have condemned the new cut-off marks introduced by JAMB – Also the Academic Staff Union of Universities has rejected the new cut-off of 120 for UTME – According to those critical of the [...]

August 25, 2017 Education

15 students allegedly beat colleague to death after accusing him of homosexuality

The Police Command in Jigawa said it has arrested 15 students over the death of their colleague in Yankwashi Local Government Area of the state. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Jinjiri Abdu, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of [...]

August 11, 2017 Education