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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

91-year-old Grandma Graduates From University In Thailand

A 91-year-old grandma became the oldest person to graduate from university in Thailand on Wednesday, receiving her bachelor’s degree from King Maha Vajiralongkorn. Escorted by her family, Kimlun Jinakul travelled more than 700 km from the northern province of Phayao [...]

August 9, 2017 Education
Nigerian university students, workers force judge to reverse ruling

Nigerian university students, workers force judge to reverse ruling on VC accused of fraud

The Federal High Court sitting in Ede, Osun State, has amended its earlier verdict sending Anthony Elujoba, the former Vice chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, to Ilesha prisons. The reversal came after workers and students of the school protested and [...]

July 12, 2017 Education
Teachers Protest Against Council Autonomy In Oyo

Teachers Protest Against Council Autonomy In Oyo

The Oyo State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), yesterday staged a peaceful protest against the proposed local governments’ autonomy in Ibadan, the capital city. They said if local governments autonomy was imperative for the federal and state [...]

June 29, 2017 Education
Social Intellectual Progressive (SIP) Abacus

Malaysia Inaugurates New Mathematics Method In Nigeria

The Malaysian High Commissioner, Mr Datum Lim, has inaugurated the Social Intellectual Progressive (SIP) Abacus that would help strengthen the bridge in mathematical learning in Nigeria. Lim made the inauguration and presentation of the SIP and Brain Gym on Wednesday [...]

June 22, 2017 Education
Christian Religious Knowledge

FG Denies Removing CRK From Secondary School Curriculum

The Federal Ministry of Education has debunked reports that Christian Religious Knowledge, CRK, has been removed as a subject of study from the curriculum of public secondary schools in Nigeria while Islamic Religious Studies, IRS, has been reintroduced. Debunking the [...]

June 21, 2017 Education
Christian Children Are Now Forced By The School Curriculum To Select Between Islamic Religious Knowledge And French

Christian Children Are Now Forced By The School Curriculum To Select Between Islamic Religious Knowledge And French

The educational curriculum in Nigeria has been changed. Christian children who hitherto could study Christian religious studies in schools are now forced by the curriculum to select between Islamic religious knowledge and french. There are a negligible number of French [...]

June 19, 2017 Education
Bayelsa Teachers Owed 10 Months Salaries

Bayelsa Teachers Owed 10 Months Salaries

Teachers in Bayelsa state have not been paid salaries for 10 months and have resolved to embark on an industrial action. The state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), on Sunday threatened to commence a three-day warning strike [...]

April 30, 2017 Education

JAMB Adopts e-PIN Vending To Prevent Fraud – Official

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it introduced the new e-PIN vending registration for candidates to prevent fraud in its examination. JAMB Acting Zonal Coordinator in Nasarawa State, Moses Akobu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on [...]

March 29, 2017 Education
Taraba Pupils Protest Over Non-Payment Of Their Teachers’ Salaries

Taraba Pupils Protest Over Non-Payment Of Their Teachers’ Salaries

Primary school pupils in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State, yesterday marched through major streets in protest against the unpaid salaries of their teachers. The pupils, who carried various placards, chanted that the state government’s failure to pay their teachers [...]

March 23, 2017 Education
Nigeria’s 2017 Best Medical Graduate

Butcher’s Son – Nigeria’s 2017 Best Medical Graduate

Nigeria’s 2017 Best Medical Graduate – The newly inducted doctor who is believed to be the Nigerian best Medical graduating student this year, spoke with Vanguard extensively on his achievements, ambition and challenges. Excerpts. WHO is Saheed Alabi ? I [...]

January 27, 2017 Education
Bauchi Girls Abandon Schools To ‘Raise Money For Their Wedding’

Bauchi Girls Abandon Schools To ‘Raise Money For Their Wedding’

Bauchi Girls Abandon Schools To ‘Raise Money For Their Wedding’: Maryam Begel, the chairperson of the committee on women affairs of the Bauchi State house of assembly, on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 revealed that female students in some schools in [...]

October 28, 2016 Education
Bayelsa Schools Shut

Bayelsa Schools Shut As Teachers On Strike Over 7-Months Salary Arrears

Bayelsa Schools Shut As Teachers On Strike Over 7-Months Salary – Public primary and secondary schools in Bayelsa have not yet begun the 2016/2017 session due to inability for government to pay teachers their seven months salary arrears. According to [...]

October 6, 2016 Education

Some Candidates Forget Expo In Answer Booklets – WAEC

In a hurry to submit their answer booklets to invigilators, some candidates forget their expo (materials used for examination malpractice) in the booklets, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has said. The council also noted that some other candidates use [...]

September 23, 2016 Education
Economic Recession

Economic Recession: Parents Withdraw Children From Private Schools

Economic Recession: AS school children resume from the long vacation, Hope for Nigeria gathered that parents have started withdrawing their children from private schools to public ones, attributing their action to the harsh economic situation in the country. Parents and [...]

September 21, 2016 Education

‘Born-again’ Student ‘Withdraws’ From UNILORIN, Says My O’level Obtained Through Malpractices

Year Three Sociology ‘born-again’ student of the University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, Kwara State, Mr. Abolarin Jephthah, has purportedly notified the university’s authorities of his decision to withdraw from the institution, confessing that he obtained the results of his West African [...]

September 12, 2016 Education
Jonathan’s N700m Almajiri Schools

Jonathan’s N700m Almajiri Schools Too Expensive To Run – Adamawa Govt

Jonathan’s N700m Almajiri Schools – The Adamawa State Government has said the multi-million Almajiri schools established by former President Goodluck Jonathan have yet to become operational because they are too expensive to run.     This was made known in [...]

September 8, 2016 Education
Jonathan Goodluck

More UMTE Candidates To Be Admitted – President Jonathan.

It has not been a good news to Nigeria UMTE candidates that sat for JAMB examination last Saturday, as the Minister for Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufai announced that only 520,000 of the 1,720,000 candidates will get admission into our Universities [...]

August 23, 2016 Education
Hijab In Lagos Schools

Court Reinstates Use Of Hijab In Lagos Schools

Hijab In Lagos Schools – The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has reversed the judgment of a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja which on October 17, 2014 banned the use of hijab in Lagos State public primary [...]

July 22, 2016 Education

Bauchi MP Faces Forgery Charges

The Bauchi State Commissioner of Justice has indicated interest to take over criminal prosecution of certificate forgery charge earlier filed by Ibrahim Angale of Congress for Progressive (CPC) against Yakubu Ahmed Mohammed of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Bauchi Central [...]

July 3, 2016 Education