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Governor Wike Demands N5million From Political Parties

Governor Wike Demands N5million From Political Parties

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has signed Executive Order 21 to prohibit the use of public schools for political parties without approval from the Ministry of Education. Wike said applicants would also deposit the sum of N5million caution fees in [...]

October 7, 2022 Education
Buhari: Nigeria’s Future Heavily Dependent On Education

Buhari: Nigeria’s Future Heavily Dependent On Education

President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday Nigeria’s future relied heavily on education, noting that no society could grow beyond its educational attainments. The President said it was in consideration of such development that his government was determined to return teachers, teaching and [...]

October 7, 2022 Education
ASUU Reacts As FG Registers CONUA, NAMDA

ASUU Reacts As FG Registers CONUA, NAMDA

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said the registration of two new trade unions by the government for academic staff in the university system is inconsequential and does not pose any threat to its existence. The National President [...]

October 6, 2022 Education
NECO releases 2022 SSCE results, records 60% pass

NECO releases 2022 SSCE results, records 60% pass

The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Thursday released the results of the internal diet of the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). The Chief Executive Officer and Registrar of the examination body, Datani Wushishi, who made the announcement in Minna, Niger State [...]

September 30, 2022 Education
Nigerian University Loses 15 Lecturers To Death

Nigerian University Loses 15 Lecturers To Death

The current strike by Nigerian university lecturers, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has resulted in about 15 lecturers passing away at the University of Calabar, Cross River State. This is as there are other fatalities every day at [...]

September 28, 2022 Education
Varsities may lose session as ASUU strike lingers

Varsities may lose session as ASUU strike lingers

With no end in sight to the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), seven months after, the fate of students seeking admission into the nation’s universities remains unknown as two new sets await the resumption of [...]

September 16, 2022 Education
Make Nigerians Pay More For JAMB Exam But Give Us Autonomy

Make Nigerians Pay More For JAMB Exam But Give Us Autonomy

Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, has revealed that Nigerians should be made to pay more for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in exchange for financial autonomy for the board. Oloyede, who spoke before the [...]

September 15, 2022 Education
Another Nigerian University defies ASUU, reopens despite ongoing strike

Another Nigerian University defies ASUU, reopens despite ongoing strike

The management of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, has reopened the institution for academic activities, in defiance of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Union of Universities (ASUU) nationwide. The management directed the students to [...]

August 30, 2022 Education
Enugu Primary School Teachers, Local Council Workers Continue With Strike

Enugu Primary School Teachers, Local Council Workers Continue With Strike

The chairman of the Enugu chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Comrade Theodore Odo has said that unless the government pays minimum wage to teachers, the indefinite strike primary school teachers embarked upon three weeks ago would continue.  [...]

August 10, 2022 Education
Kano Approves 50% Scholarship Increment, To Disburse ₦865 Million

Kano Approves 50% Scholarship Increment, To Disburse ₦865 Million

The Kano State Executive Council has given approval for the 50 per cent upward review of the state scholarships allowances for its indigene students studying in Nigerian institutions. Similarly, it has also approved the release of N865.4 million to the state [...]

July 30, 2022 Education
Nigerian workers begin 3-day protest against university shutdowns

Nigerian workers begin 3-day protest against university shutdowns

Hundreds of demonstrators marched towards the seat of government in Lagos on Tuesday, singing anti-government chants on the first day of a planned three-day nationwide demonstration against the continued closure of Nigerian universities. Workers’ unions across several sectors participated in [...]

July 27, 2022 Education, Security
Strike: Nigerian govt, ASUU in war of words

Strike: Nigerian govt, ASUU in war of words

The Nigerian government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are once again in a war of words over the continued shutdown of public universities. The strike, which began on February 14, has been rolled over and is now in [...]

July 16, 2022 Education
BBNaija Season 7 Winner To Pocket N100million Grand Prizes

BBNaija Season 7 Winner To Pocket N100million Grand Prizes

Organisers of the popular television reality show, Big Brother Naija (BBNaija), have announced that season seven (7) of the show will begin on July 23. Teeming millions of Nigerians, as usual, who are fans of the show have been waiting [...]

July 8, 2022 Education
FG approves 109 e-Learning Centres for Primary education in Nigeria

FG approves 109 e-Learning Centres for Primary education

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N964 million for the provision of satellite-based education system equipment in three primary schools in each of the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Information and Culture Minister, [...]

June 16, 2022 Education
Motorcyclist Donates Writing Materials To Oyo State Pupils

Motorcyclist Donates Writing Materials To Oyo State Pupils

A motorcyclist in Oyo State, Adegoke Adejare, has donated writing materials worth thousands of naira to pupils of St. Paul’s Anglican School, Yanbule in Ibadan. While giving out the writing materials which included books, pencils, pens and erasers to the [...]

June 7, 2022 Education
Spend N999million Daily On School Feeding Programme

Spend N999million Daily On School Feeding Programme

President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has disclosed that it will spend N999 million daily to feed approximately 10 million pupils in the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) across the country. This was revealed on Tuesday by Aishatu Digil, the [...]

May 25, 2022 Education
21 Percent Of Buhari’s Tenure Taken By University Lecturers

21 Percent Of Buhari’s Tenure Taken By University Lecturers

The Social Sciences Students Association of Nigeria (SOSSAN) has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to put an end to the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) so that academic activities can resume. In [...]

May 24, 2022 Education
States lament as FG’s school feeding programme flops

States lament as FG’s school feeding programme flops

In 2016, when President Mohammadu Buhari-led government launched the school feeding programme, the idea was to address the growing number of out-of-school children, tackle malnutrition due to poverty among Nigerian children and their attendant consequences on education. These, among other [...]

May 14, 2022 Education
TETFund seeks more investment in basic schools to enhance learning

TETFund seeks more investment in basic schools to enhance learning

Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Sonny Echono, has called for more investment in primary and secondary schools to enhance the pursuit of purposive tertiary education, which is tailored towards meeting society’s needs. Echono, who spoke, while receiving [...]

May 13, 2022 Education
University Unions, NASU, SSANU Extend Warning Strike By One Month

University Unions, NASU, SSANU Extend Warning Strike By One Month

The Joint Action Committee of the Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU, and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU, on Friday again extended their 14-day warning strike in Nigerian universities by one month. The National President, SSANU, Mohammed H. Ibrahim [...]

April 23, 2022 Education
Over 11,500 Schools Closed In Nigeria Since 2020 Over Insecurity

Over 11,500 Schools Closed Since 2020 Over Insecurity

No fewer than 11,536 schools have remained closed since December 2020 as a result of abductions and security related issues. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) made known on Thursday in a statement signed by its Communication Specialist, Samuel Kaalu, [...]

April 14, 2022 Education
Oyo Technical Varsity Denies Ties With US-Based Professor

Oyo Technical Varsity Denies Ties With US-Based Professor

The management of the Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo State, has dissociated itself from claims made by United States-based Professor, Godwin Sadoh alleging non-payment of salaries and contract breach. Sadoh had alleged that Afolabi Oladapo, a former Head of Service of [...]

March 31, 2022 Education
Top Nigerian University, OAU Gets New Vice-Chancellor, Prof Bamire

Top Nigerian University, OAU Gets New Vice-Chancellor, Prof Bamire

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU Ile-Ife, Osun State, has announced the appointment of Prof Adebayo Simeon Bamire as its new substantive new Vice-Chancellor. The appointment, according to Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Owelle Oscar Idoko, takes effect from [...]

March 18, 2022 Education
Akwa Ibom teachers commence indefinite strike

Akwa Ibom teachers commence indefinite strike

Teachers in public primary and secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State have commenced an indefinite strike to press home their demands for the payment of eight years leave grant and six years of promotion arrears. “The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) hereby [...]

March 16, 2022 Education
Nigerian Students Applying To Study In UK Increase By 47%

Nigerian Students Applying To Study In UK Increase By 47%

The number of students who applied to universities in the United Kingdom has increased by 47%, a report from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service stated. Nigeria recorded the most substantial proportional increase in 2021. It is also the largest [...]

February 22, 2022 Education
3,815 Borno Teachers Incompetent, Not Trainable

3,815 Borno Teachers Incompetent, Not Trainable

Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum, on Thursday, described as “very scary” some findings submitted to him by a committee he constituted and tasked with conducting basic literacy and numeracy competency assessment of 17,229 local education authority teachers across the [...]

February 19, 2022 Education
Educationist deplores cheating, exam malpractice in schools

Educationist deplores cheating, exam malpractice in schools

Proprietor of Kingsfold International Academy, Mrs Olubunmi Osoba, has lamented increased cases of examination malpractice and cheating among school children and effects on quality education. She also frowned at the role of some parents in the menace, describing it as [...]

February 18, 2022 Education
Students In Top Nigerian University Write Exams In Dark Halls

Students In Top Nigerian University Write Exams In Dark Halls

A video of some students at the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Cross River State, lamenting how they are writing their exams in the dark, has surfaced online. In the video now eliciting reactions on social media, some of the students [...]

February 8, 2022 Education
Kano suspend licenses of private schools

Kano suspend licenses of private schools

The Kano State Government on Monday suspended the licenses of private schools over the murder of Hanifa Abubakar. Kano State Government said the schools’ licenses remained suspended until they are vetted. The Commissioner for Education Sanusi Said Kiru made the [...]

January 25, 2022 Education
Lack Of Quality Education Affecting Northern Nigeria

Lack Of Quality Education Affecting Northern Nigeria

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State said on Thursday that lack of functional education was adversely contributing to the menace of insecurity in the North.  He decried the activities of insurgents in the North-East, attributing their evil campaign to lack [...]

January 21, 2022 Education