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FG Approves N400bn for Universities

FG Approves N400bn for Universities

By Linda Erokeâ As part of efforts to transform the nation’s universities to meet the international standard, the federal government has earmarked the sum of N400 billion to be expended on infrastructure development for public universities within a period of [...]

August 19, 2013 Education
No going back on strike, say UNIJOS teachers

No going back on strike, say UNIJOS teachers

David-West insists on govt’s funding of education THERE may be no end yet to the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as the University of Jos (UNIJOS) chapter Thursday vowed to continue until the [...]

August 16, 2013 Education

Okonjo-Iweala: FG Lacks Funds to Meet ASUU Demands

• Govt to release N100bn for varsities’ infrastructure as strike continues Senator Iroegbu and Aisha Wakaso The Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has disclosed that the demands of the Academic Staff Union of [...]

August 14, 2013 Education, Finance
‘ASUU Has Failed Nigerians’

‘ASUU Has Failed Nigerians’

The Kano University of Technology Alumni Association has declared that industrial action always embarked by the university lecturers was no longer fashionable in Nigeria.   The association also charged the striking university lecturers to be creative in fighting the course [...]

August 12, 2013 Education

Edo Varsity Gets N500 Million Facility Grant

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has approved the sum of N500 million for Ambrose Alli University to upgrade its facilities. Speaking at the inauguration of eight member Governing Council of the university chaired by Professor Greg Akenzua, Governor Oshiomhole [...]

August 6, 2013 Education

ASUU strike may end next week – Suswam expresses hope

By Ameh Comrade Godwin Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam has disclosed that the ongoing strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities may end in the next one week.   The governor, who doubles as chairman of the National [...]

August 3, 2013 Education

ALUU 4: Plaintiffs Present Fresh Charges Against Suspects

Plaintiffs in the court case over murder of four University of Port Harcourt students in Aluu, Rivers State have withdrawn and presented fresh charges against suspects on trial over the incident.   A High Court presided over by Justice L.L [...]

August 1, 2013 Education, Law
The Yaba College of Technology

YABATECH To Start Computer-Based Post UTME Test

The Yaba College of Technology is to introduce Computer-Based Test (CBT) in its 2013/2014 Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to hold in September.   The Head of Public Relations Unit of the institution, Mr Adekunle Adams, told the News [...]

August 1, 2013 Education

ASUU Wants NUC to Account for N100b Annual University Stabilization Fund

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Monday, urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to prevail on the executive secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, to account for the N100 billion annual stabilization fund provided by the [...]

July 30, 2013 Education
Anglican University Abuja.

FG Approves Land For Take-off Of Abuja Anglican University

The Federal Government has approved 100 hectares of land for the permanent site of the proposed Anglican University, Abuja. The Bishop of Kubwa Diocese, Duke Akamisoko, stated this in an interview with Newsmen during the 2nd Session of the Second [...]

July 30, 2013 Education

ASUU Denies Plan To Call off Strike

ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has described as speculative reports that the strike embarked upon by the union over the inability of the Federal Government to implement the 2009 agreement it willingly entered into with the union would be [...]

July 29, 2013 Education

ASUU Strike Update: Lecturers Won’t Renegotiate 2009 Agreement with FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday insisted that it would not open fresh negotiation with the Federal Government on the agreement reached with the latter on the management of Nigerian universities in 2009. Ademola Aremu, the National [...]

July 25, 2013 Education
The Academic Staff Union of Universities

More Disturbing Education Matters

HOWEVER the strikes of university, and polytechnic teachers are resolved, they would fail to address the damages from imbalance in the attention the authorities give different sides of higher education.   The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and the [...]

July 16, 2013 Education
UI Students Protest Paralyses Commercial Activities

UI Students’ Protest Paralyses Commercial Activities

Students of the University of Ibadan, yesterday, paralysed commercial activities in the ancient city when they moved out of campus to protest Federal Government’s alleged insensitivity to myriad of problems in education sector.   During the protest that lasted for [...]

July 12, 2013 Education
University of Lagos

Youth Group Threatens Mass Protest over ASUU Strike

The Association of Northern Youths for the Advancement of Peace Harmony & Development, ANYPAD, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to resolve the lingering crisis between Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and the Ministry of Education or face protest [...]

July 5, 2013 Education
The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)

VIDEO: Why We Went on Strike – ASUU President

The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nasir Issa-Fagee explained that the union went on the indefinite strike on Monday because the Federal Government has implemented only two of the nine issues agreed on since 2009. He said that [...]

July 3, 2013 Education

ASUU Strike Gains Ground In Lagos

Academic activities at the University of Lagos were grounded on Tuesday in compliance with the national strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday.   The  ASUU, under the leadership of the National President, Dr Isa [...]

July 2, 2013 Education

Another Wizard: Nigerian Student Graduates With 5.0 CGPA In Russian University

A Nigerian student Victor Olalusi has emerged the best graduating student with a grade point of 5.0 in the Faculty of Clinical Sciences at the Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow. According to his friends, Olalusi previously had the best [...]

June 30, 2013 Education
How 10-Year-Old Boy Escaped Ritual Killers In School

How 10-Year-Old Boy Escaped Ritual Killers In School

A school is believed to be a safe place. But that was where Abiodun, a ten-year-old primary school student in Ibadan, Oyo State, fell into the hands of a kidnapper. How did it happen? Abiodun Oladele, a primary school student [...]

June 29, 2013 Education
UNIBEN Fires 5 Professors

UNIBEN Fires 5 Professors

The management of UNIBEN have layed off 19 academic and non academic staff today in a bid to change the image of the University A statement frome the university’s  public relation officer, Mr. Harris Osarenren said the layoff which has [...]

June 25, 2013 Education
Poly Students Lock Down Ikorodu Road In Protest

Poly Students Lock Down Ikorodu Road In Protest

Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro Ogun State students are protesting on the Ikorodu expressway, Lagos thereby causing heavy traffic. The student who decided to leave Ogun state and protest long strike in Lagos said the reason been that the road is owned [...]

June 24, 2013 Education

Peter Obi Donates N9bn To Schools, Monarchs Get Jeeps

Anambra State Governor Peter Obi on Monday handed over N10m cheques to each of the 253 public secondary schools in the state. The governor, who gave the cheques at the Women Development Centre, Awka, the state capital, also gave out [...]

June 18, 2013 Education

Edo Halts Judicial Panel On Slain UNIBEN Student

Edo State Government has halted action on the setting up of a panel of inquiry into the killing of Mr. Ibrahim Momodu. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor said the government’s decision is because a case [...]

June 12, 2013 Education

VIDEO: Our Education System Isn’t Dead – Education Consultant

An education consultant, Mr Sodunke Oludotun today accused the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Dibu Ojerinde of “trying to see that the education system in Nigeria is dead”. Oludotun said, “Dibu is trying to see [...]

June 11, 2013 Education

UNIBEN Student Killing: Edo Police Command Sends Case File To DPP

The Edo state Police Command, forwarded the case file of the slain 22-year-old University of Benin (UNIBEN) student who was allegedly killed by the police last week Wednesday, to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal Advice. This came barely [...]

June 8, 2013 Education

Kebbi Federal University To Focus On Medicine, Social Sciences, Says VC

The Vice Chancellor of the newly approved Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Prof. Lawal Bilbis, on Friday said the institution would concentrate on medicine, social sciences and the humanities. Bilbis, who said this at a news conference in Birnin Kebbi, added [...]

June 8, 2013 Education
Babcock University Graduation

Babcock Student Loses 8 Family Members On Their Way To The Graduation

Margaret Okwuikpo, who graduated with a second class upper degree in Nursing, was one of the two that could not help shedding bitter tears at the Babcock’s graduation. The lady had lost eight family members in a road crash on [...]

June 5, 2013 Education
JAMB Examinations

Why 16,000 JAMB results were cancelled – Minister

By CALEB AYANSINA Minister of Education, Prof. Ruquayyatu Rufa’i, has explained that 16,000 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, results were cancelled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, because of examination malpractices by the candidates. [viralpullquote ]Minister of Education, [...]

May 29, 2013 Education
JAMB Releases Withheld Results

JAMB Releases Withheld Results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has finally released the results of candidates whose results were initially withheld over non-biometric verification even as 91, 610 candidates will commence the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME. Computer based Test in the [...]

May 18, 2013 Education
School Pupils Feared Dead In Lagos Flood

School Pupils Feared Dead In Lagos Flood

Lagos Flood – Some pupils of Ogba Primary school in Lagos were, yesterday, feared drowned while others were wounded in the flooded school premises, following heavy rainfall witnessed in some parts of Lagos. The pupils, as gathered, were released to [...]

May 15, 2013 Education