Nigeria

31 October 2021

6th Africa Council for Distance Education Conference Ends Successfully

The 6th African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) conference ended successfully with a call to stakeholders within the education space to consider the enormous potential of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in changing the face of pedagogy in Africa. Read more

Adamawa Poly Seeks Approval to Recruit 70 Lecturers 

Prof. Ibrahim Umar, Rector, Adamawa State Polytechnic, has urged Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri to approve the recruitment of 70 academic staff, to fill the vacancies in some departments of the institution. Read more

Abia Govt Converts 3 Institutions into Universities

The Government of Abia State has announced the conversion of three institutions into universities in the State following the approval by the State House of Assembly. Read more

ASUU Thumbs up FG Over Stipends for Education Students 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has commended the federal government for approving stipends for students of education in public tertiary institutions. Read more

Banditry: Academia, Students Worried About Their Safety

Academics and students are worried that the fragile peace in Nigeria’s education sector is under threat as bandits continue their rampage across the country, kidnapping undergraduates and making the citadels of learning across the country unsafe. Read more

Buhari Approves N75,000 for Education Students in Public Universities

President Muhammadu has approved a N75,000 stipend per semester for education students in public universities across Nigeria.For Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) students, a stipend of N50,000 per semester was also approved. Read more

Buhari Signs Agric Research Council Law, Approves 2 Tertiary Institutions 

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (Amendment) Bill 2021. Read more

Cambridge College to be First in UK to Return Looted Benin Bronze

A Cambridge college is to become the first British institution to return one of the Benin bronzes to Nigeria later this month in what has been described as “a historic moment”. Read more

CBN Earmarks N500m Grant to Promote Entrepreneurship in Tertiary Institutions

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday unveiled guidelines for the implementation of its Tertiary Institutions Entrepreneurship Scheme (TIES) by setting aside a total grant of N500 million for five top Nigerian polytechnics and universities with the best entrepreneurial pitches/ideas. Read more

Crisis in Education Sector Cuts Across All Levels

The Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Suleiman Bogoro, has said the crisis being witnessed in the nation’s education sector, cuts across all levels from primary through secondary and tertiary levels of learning. Read more

Delegation of Nigerian Investors and Diplomats Paid a Courtesy Visit to JU.

Nigerian Investor and Founder of African Children Talent Discovery Foundation (ACTDF), Engr. Noah Dallaji, visited Jimma University along with a delegation comprised of diplomats, business people, and representatives of chamber of commerce from Nigeria and Panama (Latin America). Read more

Develop, Sustain a Contributor’s Mentality for a Colourful Destiny…

Covenant University’s graduating class of 2021 has been tasked with evolving a contributor’s mentality if they desire to make the most of their endeavour as they transition into the world of work. Read more

Don Recommends Overhauling Nigerian Teacher Education Curriculum

Prof. Haladu Bayero, Dean, Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has recommended the overhaul of the Nigerian teacher education curriculum and the model of its implementation to align it with the technology needed in 21st century teaching and learning. Read more

Don Tasks Alumni on Development, Mentoring

The Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Prof. Henry Imhonde, at the weekend, challenged alumni associations to promote development of projects in tertiary institutions and mentor the younger ones. Read more

FG Approves N30bn for Polytechnics, Colleges of Education 

The Federal Government, Tuesday said that N30 billion has been approved for the Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in the country.The approval came on the heels of series of agitations for better welfare for members by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP. Read more

FG: Universities to Get N30bn Revitalisation Fund Soon

The federal government says it will soon commence disbursement of the N30 billion revitalisation fund to public universities. Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, spoke on Friday in Abuja after a closed-door meeting between the government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Read more

Graduate Employability a Talking Point at Lagos Conference

African universities must undertake strategic collaborations, boost innovation and develop entrepreneurial initiatives, targeting the needs of students to remain relevant in the future, a higher education conference in Nigeria has been told. Read more

How 9th LASU VC Emerged 

At last! The Lagos State University (LASU), Oojo, has got a new Vice Chancellor. She is Prof Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello. And she would run the affairs of the 38-year-old institution for the next five years. Read more

International Association of Universities Commend Efforts of Don

The International Association of Universities, UOC, has commended the efforts of UNESCO Laureate Prof. Bashiru Aremu on the international conference and urged him to make necessary reviews.According to the letter that was written to UNESCO Laureate Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu … Read more

JAMB Makes N400m from Correcting Errors in Candidates’ Names

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, a couple of years ago, made over N400 million from candidates who requested that their names be written in other manners apart from the ones they initially inputed while filling forms to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, …Read more

JAMB Registrar Urges FG to Declare State of Emergency in Education

Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, on Thursday pleaded with the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the education sector. Read more

King’s University VC Calls for Entrepreneurship-Based Curriculum For Universities

The Vice-Chancellor of Kings University, Ode-Omu, Osun State, Professor Adenike Kuku on Wednesday suggested that the curriculum of all programmes in Nigerian universities be tailored towards entrepreneurship for students to become self-independent individuals. Read more

Kwara Set to Upgrade IVTEC To HND Awarding Institution

…Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq said that it is imperative to focus on the need to graduate job creators rather than job seekers, “hence the huge investment in the establishment of this great citadel of learning. Read more

NBTE Moves to Stop Certificate Racketeering in TVET Institutions

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Zaptrance Workdwide System Ltd. for the development of a s`Quick Response Code (QR Code) generating system. Read more

NIAS Moves to Increase Number of Graduates for Livestock Management 

The National Institute for Animal Science (NIAS) has embarked on moves to bridge the gap of inadequate graduates for livestock management in the country. Read more

NOC Takes Olympic-Value Education Programme to Universities 

The 6th Edition of the Olympic Value Education programme (OVEP) held at Nile University, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, ended on Friday 1st October. Read more

Only 1 % of JAMB Applicants Choose Polytechnics, Says ASUP

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) has lamented the neglect of Nigeria’s polytechnic institutions which it said has led to low patronage by students seeking admission into higher institutions. Read more

Over N$1 Million Pledged at NUST Fundraiser 

Over N$1 million has been pledged by corporate and philanthropic individuals in support of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) Ohangwena campus. Read more

Oyedepo Plans to Build ‘World-Class’ University 

The Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Dr David Oyedepo, says he will build a world-class university to compete favourably with such other universities. Read more

Part-Time, Sandwich Students’ Admission Must Pass Through JAMB

Universities and other tertiary institutions running degree programmes can no longer admit candidates into their sandwich, distance learning, part-time and other programmes directly, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said. Read more

Six Nigerian Universities Become Centres of Excellence in Procurement 

The federal government is set to implement the Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards Enhancement (SPESSE) Project to produce experts in procurement, environmental and social standards in the country. Read more

Strike Continues Unless Govt Meets Our Demands, Unions Insist

The Joint Unions of Plateau Tertiary Institutions (JUPTI) have vowed to continue with the strike action if the Plateau State Government fails to implement the agreement between both parties. Read more

Striking SSANU Workers Denied Access to Taraba Varsity Facilities

The wrangling in the Taraba State University has taken a different dimension as the striking non-academic staff was denied access to the school facilities. Read more

Taraba University: Non-Academic Staff Unions Stage Protest Over Poor Welfare

The joint action committee of the Senior Staff Association of the Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) at the Taraba University, Jalingo, on Monday staged a peaceful protest demanding an improved welfare. Read more

TETFund Living Up to Its Mandate

The executive secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Professor Suleiman Bogoro has said the Fund is living up to its mandate since inception. Read more

TETFund To Support Four Agencies for Drug Production

The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund, (TETFund), Prof Suleiman Bogoro, said the fund will be providing “mega research support” to four public agencies, led by the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development,( NIPRD), … Read more

The Informality of Our Economy Can Change Transformatively Through Digital Transformation

The Senior Economic Adviser, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI) and Chairperson, School of Politics, Policy and Governance, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has posited that the informality of Nigeria’s economy can change transformatively through digital transformation. Read more

Three Federal Poly, Ilaro Students Bag Psychometrics Scholarship Award

A student of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Miss Christianah Olafare, has won the N100,000 worth of scholarship award by the International Psychometrics Centre (IPC), …Read more

UNILORIN Holds Convocation, Bars Graduates Without First Class from Attending 

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) says it will hold its 36th Convocation from October 15, this year, with plans to bar graduates without first-class degrees from attending the ceremony. Read more

UNIOSUN VC Seeks Probe of Graft in Varsity System 

Vice Chancellor of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Prof. Labode Popoola, has urged stakeholders and anti-graft agencies to investigate how resources are utilised in the nation’s university system. Read more

Varsities Groan Under Huge Electricity Bills

By Iyabo Lawal (Lagos); Lawrence Njoku (Enugu); Anietie Akpan (Calabar); Charles Ogugbuaja (Owerri); Isa Abdulsalami Ahovi (Jos), Gordi Udeajah (Umuahia), Ayodele Afolabi (Ado Ekiti), Odun Edward (Ilorin), Murtala Adewale (Kano) and Rotimi Agboluaje (Ibadan). Read more

Vice-Chancellor, Registrar Inducted Fellows of Chartered Institute of Administration

Members of the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Administration (CIA) led by their President/Chairman of Council, Administrator Samson Oyedapo Olopade, FCIA, were in Covenant University recently to induct the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo and the Registrar, Dr. Olusegun J. Omidiora into the distinguished Fellowship of the Institute. Read more

 

30 September 2021

179,330 Spaces Lie Fallow in Universities as 225,926 Waste at Polytechnics, Colleges

While many young Nigerians yearly seek admission to tertiary institutions to further their education and are denied the opportunity, in what looks like a paradox, thousands of admission spaces are lying unfilled in those institutions for various reasons. Read more

Africa Centers of Excellence Increase Pool of Researchers

The Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE), coordinated by the Association of African Universities (AAU) and the Inter-University Council of East Africa, have graduated a total of 8,100 students made up of 1,600 PhD students and 6,500 masters students since the initiative’s inception in 2014,… Read more

Akwa Ibom to Establish College of Science & Technology

Akwa Ibom state government has announced plans to establish a College of Science and Technology that will run as an intermediary programme to prepare students into Science and bridge the gap of effective science learning preceding tertiary education. Read more

ASUU Decries Lack of Enabling Laws to Protect State Universities

Various state governments that have been establishing universities have been charged to back it up with the necessary legislations. Read more

Covenant Management Underscores Importance of SDG Drive on Sanitation

Covenant University has reinforced her commitment to driving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to Clean Water and Sustainable Environment by promoting ‘Operation Keep Campus Clean’ under the Covenant University Students Support Programme (CUSSP). Read more

Demand for International Study Still Remains Strong

New research shows that, whereas COVID-19 has dampened the international mobility of students from Africa, the numbers of those already pursuing international degrees remained steady. Read more

Despite Over a Million Students without Admission, Universities, Colleges Underutilise Admission Quota

Tertiary institutions in Nigeria failed to utilise over 400,000 admission slots in 2020 despite hundreds of thousands of candidates available to fill such spaces, the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has said. Read more

Despite Underfunding of Existing Institutions, Nigerian Lawmakers Want 200 New Universities, Colleges 

Nigeria’s 98 public universities suffer from chronic underfunding; often leading to strikes by lecturers and staff over payment of salaries and other welfare issues. Read more

EKSU Warns ASUU Against Disrespecting, Maligning Varsity’s Governing Council 

The Vice Chancellor, Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, Prof. Eddy Olanipekun, has warned the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) against taking steps that could rubbish or cast aspersion on the personalities of members of the Governing Council of the university. Read more

Elizade University VC Advocates Govt Financial Support for Private Institutions

The Vice-Chancellor of Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin in Ondo State, Prof Olukayode Amund, has advocated that the Nigerian government should provide funding support for private universities in the country, saying this would boost university education and fast-track a knowledge-based society. Read more

Engage Genomics, Proteomics, Metagenomics in Solving National Challenges…

The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, says it has become imperative for Nigeria to engage genomics, proteomics, or metagenomics as vital tools in solving pertinent national challenges in her aspiration for national development. Read more

Ex-NUC Boss Blames Satellite Campuses for Half-Baked Graduates

A former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Universities Commission (NUC), Prof Peter Okebukola, has said that satellite campuses were responsible for producing poor, half-baked and unemployable graduates in the country. Read more

Experts Call for Zero-Tolerance Policy on Drug ‘Time Bomb’

Drug use among adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa, including a considerable proportion of students at African higher education institutions, confirms the importance of an effective drug prevention policy to prevent further harm to mental health and academic performance. Read more

FG Advocates Strategic Alliance on Science, Technology, Innovation

Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has stressed the need to forge a strategic alliance with critical stakeholders in the development of science, technology and innovation (STI). Read more

FG to Sanction Institutions that Give Admissions outside CAPS

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu on Tuesday, warned tertiary institutions not to give admissions outside the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS). Read more

Igali Hails FUTA, Congratulates 14 Dons for Winning National Research Grants 

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing council, Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA , Ambassador Godknows Igali has described the institution as a citadel of learning with crop of excellent scientists at par with their contemporaries in other parts of the world. Read more

JAMB: UNILORIN, UNIBEN, UNIMAID among universities that admitted most students in 2020

Ten Nigerian universities alone accounted for one-fifth of the students admitted into Nigerian tertiary institutions last year, data from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has shown.Of the 551,553 students admitted into Nigerian universities as of August, 101,034 students gained admission… Read more

LASU Wins 2020 TETFund Research Grants

Two research teams from Lagos State University (LASU), led by a former Dean, Faculty of Arts, Prof. Adeniyi Harrison, and the current Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Omobitan, have won the 2020 Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) national research fund to the tune of N66.8 million. Read more

MBA Rankings: Schools in Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa on List

Five African business schools are among 286 institutions globally that offer the world’s best Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programmes, according to QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a major ranking provider of analytics and other insights on the higher education sector worldwide. Read more

Meagre Budgets Hamper Education Improvements

In the second of a series of interviews, University World News spoke to Oluwasegun (Segun) Afolaranmi from Lagos in Nigeria, who received a Clarendon scholarship for his masters studies at the University of Oxford. Read more

Mixed Reactions Trail Scrapping of UTME Benchmark

Mixed reactions have continued to trail the recent scrapping of general cut off marks for admission into the country’s tertiary institutions by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Read more

NDE Engages 2,572 Unemployed Graduates

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has recruited and deployed 2,572 unemployed graduates of tertiary institutions across the country to various corporate organisations under its transient job creation scheme. Read more

New LASU VC Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello Assumes Duty

Following her appointment as the ninth substantive vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello has assumed duty on Monday, September 20. Read more

NUC Applauds Newly Appointed Secretary-General of African Universities 

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has expressed confidence in the ability of the newly appointed Secretary-General of the 54-year-old Association of African Universities (AAU), … Read more

President of the Association of African Universities Participates in the Inauguration and Investiture of UNISA’s First Female Vice Chancellor

The President of the Association of African Universities (AAU), Professor Bakri Osman Saeed received a kind invitation from Professor Puleng LenkaBula, the new Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Africa (UNISA), to participate in her inauguration ceremony. Read more

Professor Adebayo Canvasses Greater Investment in Digital Resources…

It has become vital for people to access computers and the internet for socio-economic connectivity as the wave of globalization sweeps across the globe, according to the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, … Read more

Proliferation of Universities: ASUU Calls on NASS to Pass the Bill to Amend NUC Act 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on the National Assembly to pass the Bill to amend the National Universities Commission Act to address the proliferation of state universities. Read more

Rankings: African Universities have Made Progress Since 2018

African universities at last may be shaking off the longstanding unenviable characterisation of not measuring up to their counterparts in other parts of the world when it comes to providing high-quality teaching, research output, knowledge transfer and international outlook, … Read more

Recruiters Compete for Nigerian Students, Youth Bulge

Competition for the recruitment of Nigerian students who are seeking high-quality university education in foreign destinations has increased in the past few years because of their ability to pay higher tuition fees in comparison to their counterparts from other countries … Read more

Redefining Education in The Developing World

Education has been identified as the ultimate route to escape poverty. It is widely held that if you attend school, graduate, and get a lucrative job, your economic status will automatically be boosted or improved. This is still the case in today’s competitive world. However, it is hugely dependent on the nature or type of education you are receiving. Read more

Researchers in Africa Unite to Tackle Challenges (Africa)

Africa’s researchers from the humanities and natural sciences have resolved to combine efforts and implement solutions unearthed from their findings to tackle major challenges that plague the continent. Read more

Sexual Harassment: NGO Signs MOU with Nasarawa Varsity 

Nasarawa State University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a female rights non-governmental organisation known as Gender Mobile Initiative Against Sexual Harassment to aggressively tackle cases of sex- for-marks and other forms of intimidation suffered by female students… Read more

‘Study for the Greater Purpose of Life Rather than a Degree’

Three African students at the University of Oxford walked away with the top honours in this year’s awards for Rare Rising Stars after being selected from a shortlist of high achievers. The awards celebrate black African and Caribbean-descent university students, sharing positive stories and inspiring future generations. Read more

Targeted, Proactive Efforts Needed to Strengthen Physics

The need for a proactive effort to improve the teaching and researching of physics in Sub-Saharan Africa as a foundation for critically important scientific work has been highlighted in a new report from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the UK-based Institute of Physics (IOP). Read more

UI, UNILAG, Covenant Listed in World Best University Ranking

Nigerian tertiary institutions – University of Ibadan (UI), University of Lagos (UNILAG), and Covenant University among others were listed in the 2022 World Best University ranking. Read more

UNIBEN VC Orders Immediate Closure of Varsity Over Students’ Protest 

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof. Lilian Salami, has announced the immediate closure of the University following the protest that rocked the institution on Tuesday… Read more

UNILAG Centre Gets £1.9m Grant for Urbanisation Studies

The Centre for Housing and sustainable Development (CHSD), University of Lagos has won a grant worth £1.9 million for research on Migration, Urbanisation and Conflict in Africa (MUCA). Read more

Universities Called Upon to Lead Political Engagement

African universities have been called upon to be engaged in political and social activism and take leading roles towards improving the human condition on the continent by exposing inherent dangers of inequalities, exclusion, oppression, racism and other forms of coloniality in society. Read more

Universities have Become Central to COVID-19 Response

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, universities across the globe are meeting the challenge and playing an enormous role in the response. Learning from this experience will help to ensure that the expertise and unique role of the academic community are fostered for tomorrow’s public health needs. Read more

Varsity Lecturers Decry Exclusion from TETFund Scholarship

University lecturers from the faculties of arts, education, management, and social sciences have decried their exclusion from accessing Masters and Ph.Ds scholarships in any foreign university by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). Read more

VC Race: LASU Governing Council Shortlists 4 Professors for Interview 

The Governing Council of Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, have shortlisted four professors for the vacant vice chancellor position. Read more

Visitation Panel Scores Varsities Low on Quality Education 

Presidential Visitation Panel of the University of Abuja observed that tertiary institutions give priority to Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) at the expense of educational quality. Read more

Why Tertiary Institutions Need Policy on Sexual Harassment

The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, has launched a policy on anti-sexual harassment and warned perpetrators to avoid the menace or face stiff sanctions. Read more

 

31 August 2021

85% of Nigerian Varsities Lack Hostels

Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, says 85 per cent of public varsities in Nigeria lacks hostel facilities. Read more

87 UTME Candidates Get Stanbic IBTC N34.8m Scholarship Award

Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, a member of Standard Bank Group, has granted scholarship award, worth N34.8 million, to 87 successful candidates who participated in the 2019 and 2020 University Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Read more

ANAN Varsity to Kick Off Academic Activities in September

All is set for commencement of academics at the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria University, (ANAN) University in September. Read more

ASUU Seeks 10-Year Ban on New Varsities Accessing TETfund Grants

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged the Federal Government to bar state governments proposing to establish new universities from accessing Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) for a minimum of 10 years. Read more

Bar New Varsities from Accessing TETFund Grants – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has urged the Federal Government to bar state governments proposing to establish new universities from accessing Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) for a minimum of 10 years. Read more

Bayelsa Govt. Frets, Pleads with Unions to Shelve Planned Strike

The Bayelsa State Government through the deputy governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo has therefore appealed to the labour unions in the various schools not to embark on their planned strike, saying efforts were underway to address their demands. Read more

Competency-Based Curriculum: Universities Lagging Behind

Universities in East Africa need to start realigning their academic programmes to the requirements of the competency-based curriculum (CBC), being implemented at various levels of the basic education system in the region. Read more

Covenant Vice-Chancellor Elected on the Governing Board…

Africa’s foremost private university, Covenant, and her Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, have been hauled to the upper reaches of history courtesy of Professor Adebayo’s election to the Governing Board of the Association of African Universities. Read more

Create Avenue for Researchers to Domesticate Research Findings, …

Former Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has charged the National Council on Health (NCH) to urgently create a forum that will allow all landmark research outputs from investigators and research institutions to present their research findings to policymakers and domesticate the evidence. Read more

Educating Ethical Citizens is a Priority for Universities

Africa needs a new type of citizen, a dedicated, modest, honest and informed man [citizen]. A man [citizen] who submerges himself in service to the nation and mankind [humankind]. Read more

Essay Denounces ‘Pervasive’ Racism and Sexism in Science

Sexist and racist discriminatory practices are widespread and entrenched in scientific processes, including in the indicators of success and impact, and have to change to tackle challenges such as COVID-19 and climate change, which necessitate diverse experiences and perspectives to come up with creative solutions. Read more

Expanding Tax Fund to Support HE Spending and Priorities

The leaders of Nigeria’s Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) have unveiled spending priorities for a government agency that spent NGN300 billion (US$730 million) during the 2020-21 academic year. Read more

Experts Seek Policy on Industry, Academia Partnership

Researchers in Nigeria have advocated the formulation of a national policy on industry and academia partnership to enhance synergy and the transfer of research into products and services. Read more

Expert Urges Nigerian Companies to Partner Universities on Engineering Research

A Nigerian professor has said that lack of collaboration between higher institutions and companies was working against engineering development in the country. Read more

Facilitator Enlightens Students on Imperative of Good Laboratory Practice

An organization or individual risks exposing patients to accident and health hazards, suffering the higher cost of analysis due to investigation, and including legal and regulatory sanctions should good laboratory practice be compromised. Read more

FG to Expend N292.66 Billion in Select Public Universities, Polytechnics

The Federal Government has approved the disbursement of N292.66 billion to select public universities, polytechnics and colleges of education across the country. Read more

Graduates to be ‘Uxported’ Under Skills Partnership Model

Chronic unemployment of university graduates in Sub-Saharan Africa is driving universities and other tertiary institutions in the region into forming partnerships with some European countries to train middle-level migrant workers to fill skills shortages that exist in those foreign labour markets … Read more

Investment Opportunities in Education are Beckoning

Africa has one of the strongest opportunities for growth in tertiary education globally despite sloppy quality credentials, a new survey shows, riding on sustained economic expansion. Read more

I Started a Consultancy to Train University Students on Data Management

Every time I listened to reports from different media outlets, I became increasingly convinced that some of the challenges Africa faces can be addressed if we invested more in research. Read more

JAMB, Heads of Tertiary Institutions Decide 2021 /2022 Admission Cut-Off Point Aug 31

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) and heads of tertiary institutions will on August 31 at a Policy Meeting, peg the minimum cut – off mark for 2021/ 2022 admissions. Read more

JAMB Releases Mop-Up UTME Results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of over 17,000 candidates who sat for the Mop-Up Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Read more.

Lagos Moves to Establish 2 Additional Universities

The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to deliver two additional universities to Lagosians. They are the university of education and another one for science and technology. Read more

LASU VC Crisis: Fresh Controversy as New Governing Council Begins Selection Process

The new development in LASU polarises the university along two lines of PhD holders and holders of medical fellowships. Read more

Minister Extols SWAN on Girl-Child Education

The Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, has urged relevant stakeholders to as a matter of priority educate the girl-child in order to give them the ability to make informed choices. Read more

New AAU Leadership Wants to Increase its Membership

The Association of African Universities or AAU has appointed Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole, the former vice-chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria, as its secretary general. He will take over from Professor Etienne Ehouan Ehile, who has been at the helm for the past nine years. Read more

No Plan to Reverse Fee Hike, Says Babangida Varsity

The Vice Chancellor, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL), Niger State, Prof. Abu Kasim, has said that a total reversal of the recent increase in the institution’s tuition fee may be impossible. Read more

NUC Approves Babcock Varsity’s Open, Distance E-Learning

Babcock University Ilishan-Remo, has joined the league of universities licensed to run open distance and e-learning programme in Nigeria. Read more

OAU Management Will Make the Institution Zero Tolerance for Sexual Harassment

The Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede has concluded plans to make the institution “zero tolerance” for sexual harassment and other social vices. Read more

Oyewole Named Association of African Universities Secretary-General 

The outgoing president of the Association of African Universities (AAU) governing board, Prof. Antonio Orlando Quilambo, rector of Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique, has announced the appointment of Prof. Olusola Bandele Oyewole as the secretary-general for AAU,… Read more

Prof. Bogoro Charges IAR&T on Problem-Solving, Nation-Fixing Multidisciplinary Research

As part of efforts towards making Nigeria a knowledge economy and attaining food sufficiency, the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro has called on the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) of Obafemi Awolowo University… Read more

Scholar Enlightens Researchers on Fundamentals of Systemic Review

Researchers at Covenant University were recently exposed to a scientific research process when a scholar, Dr Kingsley Ukwaja, enlightened them on a methodical approach to reviewing at a Webinar organized by the Covenant University Centre for Research Innovation and Discovery (CUCRID). Read more

TETFund Disburses N300bn to 226 Tertiary Institutions

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has said it has disbursed more than N300 billion this year to about 226 tertiary institutions for staff members training and infrastructure development. Read more

TETfund Executes 10,000 Projects, Trains 30,000 Academic Staff

In the 10 years of its establishment, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) has executed more than 10,000 projects across Nigerian higher institutions and trained over 30,000 university staff to obtain Masters and PhD degrees in both Federal and State Government-owned institutions. Read more

TETFund Gets Draft Bill to Float Research Foundation

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has received the draft executive bill to establish the National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF). Read more

TETFund Injected N2.5trn in Tertiary Institutions in 10 Years

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has injected about N2.5 trn in infrastructure and staff development in public universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in the last 10 years. Read mor

TETFUND Scholarship Beneficiaries Lament Shortage of Fund

Some of the lecturers under the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND academic staff training and development programme have lamented the shortage of funds to enable them complete their studies abroad. Read more

Tokyo Olympics: What is the Role of Universities in Sport?

Africa’s poor performance in the recent Olympic Games in Tokyo highlighted the role that universities on the continent could play to help prepare sports stars for the international sports stage, similar to the work done by institutions in other parts of the world, notably the United States. Read more

Top 100 Universities in Nigeria Emerge

The University of Ibadan, UI, has been ranked as the number one university in Nigeria. Read more

UNILAG Centre for Housing Advocates Multi-Disciplinary Research in Varsities

The Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development, University of Lagos has called for Multi-disciplinary Research (MDR) approach to projects in universities across Africa. They also sought a robust and more unified methodology to researches with vast knowledge on various fields to boost capacity in Africa. Read more

31 July 2021

Ahmad Rabiu’s Initiative Awards UNIBEN N1bn Infrastructure Grant

The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative has awarded a N1bn infrastructure grant to the University of Benin as part of its 2021 Tertiary Education Grants Scheme. Read more

‘As Custodians of Higher Education … We Cannot Fail Our People’

It has been asserted that, apart from the Black Death of the Middle Ages in Europe and the Spanish Influenza of 1918, which spread to every nook and cranny of the world (except the tiny island of St Helena), nothing like the present COVID-19 pandemic has ever shaken the world health system to its foundations. Read more

ASUU Threatens Fresh Strike Over IPPIS, Others

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has threatened to resume the industrial action it suspended since December 2020 over the Federal Government’s alleged failure to honour many of the agreements it signed with the Union. Read more

Caleb Varsity Matriculates 1,900 Students

Caleb University, Imota, Lagos has matriculated a total of 1,900 students made up of 1,353 undergraduates, 216 who were admitted through the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB), … Read more

CBN Partners Tertiary Institutions to Finance Fresh Graduates

To address rising youth unemployment in the country, particularly that of fresh graduates, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has proposed to partner tertiary institutions to foster entrepreneurship among youths by supporting them with start-up capital for their enterprises upon graduation. Read more

Challenges in Contexts of Conflict

Schools, colleges and universities are comparatively ‘soft’ targets where large numbers of people gather. Military, government and civil buildings are increasingly well-guarded. By contrast, educational institutions are less protected, more vulnerable and …Read more

Covenant, CBN to Partner on Entrepreneurship Scheme for Graduates

Nigeria’s foremost private University, Covenant, is among the select Universities proposed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for its Tertiary Institutions’ Entrepreneurship Scheme (TIES). Read more

Covenant Wins 2021 International Green Gown Award…

Covenant University’s status as one of the world’s leading institutions in Goal 13 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Climate Action – has been validated by her emergence as winner of the 2021 International Green Gown Award for the Next Generation Learning Skills Small Institution Category. Read more

COVID-19: UNIPORT Orders Compulsory Use of Face Mask on Campus

Rivers is among the states that have been put on red alert by the federal government because of the Delta variant of COVID-19 infection. Read more

Digital Centres in Six Countries to Build Competence

The Association of African Universities (AAU), in partnership with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne) in Switzerland, launched centres of competence in digital education (centres de compétence en éducation numérique), or C-CoDE, at the AAU’s recent general conference. Read more

E-Learning is Getting Stuck in the Digital Divide

With 82% of students in Sub-Saharan Africa stranded without internet access, many African universities’ valiant efforts to embrace online delivery got stuck in the digital divide. COVID-19 has shown that affordable, accessible internet is more necessary than ever. Read more

Emefiele Urges Universities to Focus on Entrepreneurship Devt

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has stressed the need for Nigerian universities to focus more on entrepreneurship development in order to address the surging youth unemployment in the country. Read more

FG Appoints 43 Traditional Rulers as Varsity Chancellors

The Federal Government on Thursday approved the appointment of 43 traditional rulers as chancellors and 27 other individuals as pro-chancellors of some federal universities and inter-university centres. Read more

FG Approves N8.5bn for Medical Research, Others

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), has approved N8.5 billion naira for the conduct of ground-breaking research in medicine and other areas in 2021, under the National Research Fund, a scheme funded by the Tertiary Education Trust. Read more

FG to Site Fed University of Technology in Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom

The Federal Government of Nigeria has resolved to site the Federal University of Technology Akwa Ibom in Ikot Abasi local government area of the state. Read more

FG Will Implement Fully Recommendations of Visitation Panels to Universities 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday disclosed that the visitation panels approved to all Federal Universities and Inter-University Centres will soon submit their report, assuring that the government is committed to the full implementation of all acceptable recommendations of the panels. Read more

FRC to Partner Tertiary Institutions on Fiscal Responsibility 

In a bid to deepen fiscal responsibility in Nigeria, the Fiscal Responsibility Commission is seeking strong partnership with the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and the National Universities Commission (NUC). Read more

Fresh Varsity Strike Looms, FG, ASUU Resume Fight on Payment Platforms

The Federal Government on Tuesday denied allegations that it had breached agreements it reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities. Read more

FUPRE VC Canvasses Partnership on Funding of Education

Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun (FUPRE), Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, has urged the Federal Government to partner reputable public-spirited individuals, corporate bodies, national and multi-national organisations to broaden sources of funding for education in Nigeria. Read more

Good Command of English Critical to Accomplishment, Says Media Veteran

A doyen of newscasting in the Nigerian broadcast media, Mrs Bimbo Oloyede, has emphasized the importance of good speech to the attainment of success irrespective of one’s profession and position. Read more

House Passes Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill

The House of Representatives at the plenary yesterday passed for second reading a bill seeking to prohibit and punish sexual harassment of students by educators in tertiary institutions. Read more

IPPIS Undermining University Autonomy

The barrage of visitors to the universities from all sorts of agencies of government on “inspection,” “oversight,” “review,” “assessment,” “appraisal,” and similar terminologies have made a complete mess of any autonomy… Read more

Lagos Assembly Proposes Two New Universities for State

The lawmakers also proposed that the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) and the Michael Otedola College of Education be upgraded to a university. Read more

Political will Needed to Create the Ideal Post-Pandemic University

Digital infrastructure and connectivity, capacity-building for academic staff and students to use digital learning tools, quality assurance in the online study environment and stronger leadership from governments to bring about these changes are some of the measures that are required to create the post-pandemic African university. Read more

Quality Higher Education ‘Indispensable’ for Africa’s Future

Higher education in Africa and around the world is in a moment of rapid transition and transformation, thanks to the massive disruptions of COVID-19 that have accelerated long-term trends and exposed and exacerbated the sector’s systemic deficiencies and inequalities. Read more

Senator Odebiyi’s Bold Step to Prioritise Education

Ayinde Grace, a proud student of University of Lagos, commended Senator Odebiyi for being a great philanthropist and lover of youths. “I really thank God in your life sir, because without Him it is impossible for you to do this great and uplifting job you are doing in Ogun West. Read more

Solid Foundation in Mathematics Launchpad to Rewarding Career

Asides from being widely applied in various aspects of risk management, Mathematics is also commonly applied in multiple facets of life such as business, engineering and medical sciences. Read more

UNESCO Inaugurates Plant Biotechnology Chair in Covenant University

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) now has a Chair endowed in Covenant University in recognition for her outstanding contributions and performance in a particular field of competence beneficial to humanity. Read more

UI Professors Speak on Council’s Decision to Restart VC Race

Some professors at the University of Ibadan (UI) have backed the decision of the newly constituted university council to restart the process of electing the 13th Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the institution. Read more

UNILORIN Ranks 3rd Best Varsity in Nigeria

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has been ranked among the top three universities in Nigeria, by AD Scientific Index, a leading global ranking body based in Turkey. Read more

Universities And Fake Certificates

Recently, the Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, said many institutions are still in the habit of awarding certificates to people who do not attend universities. Read more

Universities Need Policies for Knowledge Management

Formulating a policy for knowledge management and setting up an institutional repository, a research and publication office and departmental committee to support researchers are some of the measures required to boost knowledge management capability in African higher education institutions. Read more

Varsity, Poly Lecturers Issue Fresh Ultimatum to FG Over Salaries

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, on Monday, issued a fresh ultimatum to the Federal Government to pay the outstanding 10-month arrears of its members’ salaries or be prepared for another industrial action. Read more

Varsity Set to Run Part-Time Programmes

The Katsina State-owned Umaru Musa Yar’adua University has disclosed that it has concluded arrangements to commence part-time degree programmes. It is expected to begin initial 15 programmes. Read more

Varsity Suspends Six Students for Malpractices in Rivers

The Management of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE) has suspended six students for engaging in examination-related offences. Read more

 

30 June 2021

8,000 Varsity Students Get Employability Training

The Lagos State Office of the Special Adviser on Education said on Wednesday that it was training additional 8,000 final year and penultimate students in entrepreneurship and employability skills through the Jobs Initiative Lagos. Read more

Alleged Fraud: NAUS Demands Removal of Ekiti Varsity VC

The National Association of Universities Students, NAUS, Monday, called on the authority to investigate alleged fraud and involving the Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Oye- Ekiti, Professor Abayomi Fashina. Read more

Again, JAMB Delists Six CBT Centres

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has delisted an additional six Computer Based Centres (CBT) over poor performance on the second day of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Read more

Benue Govt to Recruit 3,172 Academic, Non-Academic Staff for Tertiary Institutions, …

Benue state government has approved the employment of over 3,172 teaching and non-teaching staff for tertiary institutions as well as teachers for the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB. Read more

Court Awards N5m Against Lecturer for Victimising Student

A Federal High Court sitting in Jos has awarded N5 million in general and exemplary damages against a lecturer, Mr. Thaddeus Longduut, for victimizing a masters student, Georgia Mark Davou and causing her not to graduate from her Economics Masters program. Read more

Covenant, ACCA Commit to Mutually Beneficial Relationship

The relationship between Covenant University and the global professional accounting body, the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA), is primed to yield great dividends for faculty and staff of the University, according to disclosures by the body. Read more

Entrepreneur Counsels Covenant Students on Building Blocks to Successful Business Partnership

Akin-Olotu, Guest Speaker at a recent Town and Gown Seminar of the Department of Sociology, Covenant University, made the assertion while speaking on “How to Build a Great Partnership as a Sociologist for a Thriving Business in the 21st Century”. Read more

Hard work, Networking, Others Propel Female Engineers to Success…

An accomplished female engineer, Engr. (Mrs) Margaret Oguntala, has urged female engineering students at Covenant University not to see their gender as an impediment to success in their chosen career. See yourself more as a professional than a woman and relate with your peers professionally, she advised. Read more

JAMB: NIN Uncovered 500,000 Fake UTME Candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday said the introduction of the National Identification Number (NIN) in the 2021/2022 exam registration helped it to uncover over 500,000 fake candidates. Read more

Kaduna Varsity Students Locked Out of School for Protesting Hike in Tuition

The state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai had increased their tuition by 200 percent, leading to a protest. Read more

Nigerian Govt Establishes Four New Universities in Osun, Jigawa, Others

The president also approved a take-off grant of N4 billion each for the Universities of Technology and N5 billion each for the Universities of Health Science from the funding resources of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). Read more

Never Underestimate Any Tertiary Institution, Partnership Improves Output…

For research and effective learning, Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria have been charged to partner with each other. Read more

Nigeria Misses Out as 31 African Institutions Make QS Rankings of Best Varsities Globally

The universities in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, have failed to make the 1300 tertiary institutions listed in the 2022 QS world university rankings. Read more

Okowa Lauds TETFund for Contributions to Educational Development

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Wednesday commended the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for its role in the growth and development of tertiary education in the country. Read more

Ondo Varsity Students Protest Over Rape, Armed Robbery by Hoodlums

The SUG president said hoodlums rob students of their valuables like phones, laptops, gadgets and rape female students at gunpoint, and four female students were raped two weeks ago. Read more

Our Salaries Have Been Mutilated by IPPIS, Made Us Poorer

As the controversial introduction of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) by the federal government continue to create problems in the education sector of the country particularly tertiary education which has led to prolonged industrial action crippling smooth learning, … Read more

Provost Queried for Suspending 20 Students Who Refused to Welcome Buhari to Borno

The Borno State Commissioner for Health, Juliana Bitrus, has queried the Provost of the College of Nursing and Midwifery, Rakiya Mustapha, for suspending 20 students who disobeyed an executive order that required them to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari during his last visit. Read more

Save the Children is “Horrified” by Reports of 80 College Students Abducted in Nigeria

“Save the Children is horrified by reports that 80 students have been abducted from their college in Kebbi State. Their safety and well-being remain our primary concern, and our hearts go out to them and their families. We call for their immediate and unconditional release and a safe return to their families.” Read more

Stakeholders Endorse Virtual Learning, Private Funding for Tertiary Education

About 200 students graduated from the virtual MBA programme of the university. Majekodunmi disclosed that the idea of having online MBA was conceived five years ago. Read more

Strive to be Unique in Business, Says eTranzact CEO

Dr Obi, Speaker at the virtual Leadership Development Masterclass organized by the African Leadership Development Centre (ALDC) of Covenant University, described strategy as what would make a particular organization different and provide a competitive advantage. Read more

UTG and OAU Sign Agreement to Further Areas of Cooperation

Banjul, June 10th 2021- On behalf of the University of The Gambia (UTG), the Vice Chancellor, Professor Faqir Muhammad Anjum, has signed additional agreements to further cooperation with the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), lle-Ife, Nigeria. Read more

 

31 May 2021

100 Students Hospitalised in Ekiti Varsity

At least 100 Students of the College of Health Sciences and Technology in Ijero Ekiti, Ekiti state, were hospitalised on Wednesday. Read more

Addressing Equity and Resilience in the Wake of COVID-19

Last year, roughly 222 million students were enrolled in formal post-secondary education around the world, more than doubling the 100 million student enrolment figure from 2000. Read more

ASUU Continues Strike as Emmanuel Orders Akwa Ibom Varsity Reopening

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has ordered the reopening of Akwa Ibom State University. Read more

Béatrice Khaiat, General Director of Campus France Concluded a Partnership Convention with the TETFund.

University cooperation between France and Nigeria reached a new important step on Monday 17 May 2021. Read more

Covenant Enactus Team Bags 2021 International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) Award

The Covenant University Enactus team has emerged winner of the 2021 International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) award in the category of ‘Whole System Approach’ for its PET City Bricks project. Team Covenant, consecutive (2019 and 2020) winner of the Enactus Nigeria National Championship, became the first African University to win the award since its inception in 2009. Read more

Edo University Uzairue Gains Global Recognition

Edo State University, Uzairue, has been ranked among Nigeria’s elite tertiary institutions within the short period of its establishment, after being ranked fourth in the country, in its first time of being assessed in the 2021 World Impact Rankings of Universities. Read more

FG Mulls Elevation of Survey Institute to Varsity

The federal government has disclosed plan to elevate the oldest specialised institution for the teaching of surveying and geo-informatics in Nigeria, the Federal School of Surveying in Oyo, Oyo State established in 1908, to a university. Read more

Higher Institutions Must Imbibe Strategic Fundraising Culture, Says Amin

Prof. Jibrila Amin has stressed the need for higher institutions in Nigeria to imbibe the culture and techniques of strategic fundraising that would enable them manage endowments. Read more

How 37 Tech Colleges Excelled Despite COVID-19

The 2019/2020 academic session was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Nevertheless, students in terminal classes still had to sit for external examinations. Read more

Kano Approves New Minimum Wage for Lecturers

The Kano State Executive Council (SEC) has approved the implementation of a new minimum wage for academic and non-academic staff of the two state-owned universities. Read more

Kano Varsity Arrests 17 Suspects Over Female Hostels’ Attacks

The management of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has announced the expulsion of six of its students for various offences, including the gang-rape of a female colleague in one of the hostels. Read more

LASU, U.S. Varsity Sign MoU on GNS Courses

The Lagos State University (LASU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Triune Biblical University (TBU), United States global extension to teach students in Nigeria General Nigerian Studies (GNS) courses. Read more

Licences to Expand Nigeria’s Private Higher Education Sector

Nigeria’s National Universities Commission (NUC) has moved ahead with a major expansion of Nigeria’s private higher education sector, granting provisional licences to 20 new private universities. Read more

MTU VC Calls for Focus on Entrepreneurial Studies

The Vice-Chancellor of Mountain Top University, Ogun State, Prof. Elijah Ayolabi, has urged the Nigerian government to pay attention to the development and funding of entrepreneurial studies in tertiary institutions. Read more

Ondo Varsity Laments as 200-Level Student Commits Suicide

The management of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, on Thursday, said it would investigate the reason behind the death of one of its students, Feranmi Fasunle. Read more

Only 1% of UTME Candidates Apply to Polytechnics

The polytechnic lecturers in the country have expressed their disappointment that only about one per cent admission seekers into tertiary institutions in the country are actually applying to polytechnics on a yearly basis. Read more

‘Private Varsities Responding to Repositioning of Tertiary Education System’

Vice Chancellor, Igbinedion University Okada (IUO), Edo State, Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, yesterday, declared that private universities were responding to the repositioning of Nigeria’s education system to meet international standards and compete with other institutions globally. Read more

Science Fund Targets Agriculture Innovations in West Africa

The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET), one of Africa’s biggest science funds, is rolling out €2.7 million (about US$3.3 million) in grants for innovations in agriculture, targeted at universities and research institutions in West Africa. Read more

University of Maiduguri Receives N1 Billion Grant

University of Maiduguri is one of the six Nigerian Universities in a first cohort that will benefit from a donation of N1 billion each from the initiative as part of its Tertiary Education Grants Scheme. Read more

UNN Visitation Panel Calls for Memoranda

Federal Government’s Visitation Panel to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) has called on the institution’s community to submit their memoranda and be actively involved in the assessment of the university for its overall development. Read more

We Can’t Fund Varsities Alone, Says Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has said that the federal and state governments cannot fund tertiary institutions alone. Read more

 

30 April 2021

Africa’s Best World Class Private Varsity of the Decade in Quality Education

To the glory of God, Covenant University has risen to another epochal height by emerging Africa’s Best World Class Private University of the Decade in Quality Education. Read more

African University Leaders Sign SDG Agreement

The vice-chancellors of four leading African universities have committed their institutions to work towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of a global pact signed by 56 heads of higher education institutions. Read more

Ekiti Varsity Workers Protest Over Unpaid Allowances

Lecturers and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities at the Ekiti State University have occupied the campus to press home their pending demands from the state government and the university management. Read more

Fairness, Thoroughness Vital to Accreditation Exercises – Accreditation Team Leader

Accreditation teams to the programmes of Covenant University – Mass Communication, Biological Sciences, Economics, and Political Science and International Relations – have assured the University Management of fairness and thoroughness in the evaluation of resources for the programmes. Read more

FG Inaugurates Councils of 5 Universities

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Monday in Abuja inaugurated Governing Councils of five federal universities, urging them to respect federal character in the appointment of members of staff. Read more

Higher Education Has a Role in Curbing Disinformation

Higher education communication experts can help to curb misinformation through lectures and conferences, but the responsibility to counter false information has to be shared by the government, influencers, opinion-shapers, the media and the public. Read more

Humans of J-WEL: Ada Sonia Peter, Covenant University

Based off of Humans of New York, Humans of J-WEL is a new series designed to build our global community, allowing our members to get to know one another by sharing each another’s deep knowledge, expertise, and challenges. Read more

Knowledge of Prevailing Software, Others Critical to Excellence in Civil Engineering

Engr. Adebayo, Guest Speaker at the first Town and Gown Seminar of the Department of Civil Engineering, Covenant University, for the Alpha Semester of the 2020/2021 Academic Session, urged the students to always improve their skills to remain competitive. Read more

Minister Tasks Varsities on Research

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has  charged universities, tertiary and research institutions to intensify research and development in critical areas of science for positive impact on Nigerians. Read more

Nigeria Needs More Varsities – FG

The Federal Government has said that the country needed more universities in order to address the challenge of access to tertiary education. Read more

Only Universities have Powers of Admissions, not External Body…

The University of Abuja has pointedly told the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, that it lacked constitutional powers to meddle in admissions into universities. Read more

Process to Select Vice-Chancellors Flawed, but Can be Fixed

Some universities in Nigeria are in crisis over the selection of vice-chancellors. From Ibadan to LagosOye Ekiti and Dutse, things have not been running smoothly. Read more

Reps Reject High Acceptance Fees by Universities, Polytechnics, Others
House of Representatives Wednesday expressed worry over the huge amount of money paid by students in the nation’s tertiary institutions as acceptance fees. Read more

School of Business Concludes Training of Trainers in Entrepreneurship…

The School of Business on Friday 16th April 2021 successfully concluded the ARUA EIMEC training of trainers in entrepreneurship and Innovation program.  The 12 day training brought about participants from universities in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Nigeria. Read more

The Way Nigeria Selects Vice-Chancellors is Deeply Flawed…

Some universities in Nigeria are in crisis over the selection of vice-chancellors. From Ibadan to Lagos, Oye Ekiti and Dutse, things have not been running smoothly. Read more

Think Career Not Qualification, Expert Admonishes Covenant Students

A Human Resource expert, Mr. Tolu Adedayo, has advised Covenant University students from the Department of Biochemistry to focus on career development instead of qualifications as the world has evolved from qualification-focused to career-focused. Read more

UNESCO, WAC Sign Agreement to Boost Quality Assurance of Higher Education Systems

The resolution was sequel to a motion titled “Need to Investigate the Acceptance Fees Charged by Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria”, sponsored by Hon. Julius O. Ihonvbere from Edo State at the plenary. Read more

Until Govt Values Education, Reading Culture Won’t Improve

The Vice-Chancellor, Mountain Top University, MTU, Prof. Elijah Ayolabi, has said for reading culture to improve in the country, the government must place a high premium on education. Read more

Varsities Must Place Emphasis on Skills Above Certificate —FG

The Federal Government has tasked universities in Nigeria to redesign their curriculum to lay more emphasis on building skills in students, saying this should be a major consideration above issuance of certificates to those who are usually referred to as half-baked and unemployable. Read more

 

31 March 2021

ASUU to FG: Varsities will be Shut Down Again If…

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has threatened to resume its suspended strike over non-payment of salaries and alleged victimisation of members. Read more

AOCOED Should be Converted into University

Members of the College of Education Academic Staff Union, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education chapter, AOCOED chapter, have called on Lagos State Government to change the status of the oldest tertiary institution in the state into a university. Read more

Automation Expert Encourages Students on Creation of Robots

Students of engineering at Covenant University have been encouraged not to see a Robot as extraordinary because of the lack of technology for its creation. They can acquire the capacity to create a robot if they so desire. Read more

Building Robust Human Relationship Key to Successful World of Work – Sociologist

A recent ‘Town and Gown’ seminar organized by the Department of Sociology, Covenant University, brought the importance of maintaining relevant networks and connections in the corporate world to the fore. Read more

Disruptive Innovator Urges Women to Take Action

A disruptive innovator, Mrs Foluke Micheals, has urged women in Nigeria and worldwide to play important roles to lead better. She encouraged women to make responsible decisions to help protect and preserve the environment, like actions that reduce carbon emissions. Read more

Expert Seeks Anti-Drug Abuse Units in Tertiary Institutions

The Assistant Commander of Narcotics, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr David Enoch Kumchi, has called for the establishment of a drug-free counselling unit and the engagement of the nation’s drugs enforcement agency toward preventing the smuggling of hard drugs into institutions of higher learning. Read more

FAAN Set to Develop Policy Framework to Mitigate Sexual Harassment in Varsities

Members of the Fulbright Alumni Association Of Nigeria (FAAN) spread across the tertiary institutions and government circle in the country have converged on Bowen University campus to deliberate and develop a policy framework that would be efficient and effective enough to address the increasing rate of sexual harassment… Read more

FG Bars Senate from Upgrading Adamawa Health Facilities to Tertiary Hospitals

The Federal Government has rejected plans by the Senate to upgrade some medical facilities to tertiary health institutions in Adamawa State. Read more

FG Inaugurates Hybrid Solar Power Project in Petroleum Varsity

The federal government has inaugurated a 1.35-Megawatt Solar Hybrid Power project at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources (FUPRE), Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State. Read more

KNUST Renews Partnership Accord with Madonna University in Nigeria

Management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Madonna University in Nigeria have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to renew existing collaboration between the two Universities. Read more

Nigeria University Lecturer’s Agreement Today

ASUU strike update be say Nigeria federal goment and university lecturers wey dey under Academic Staff Union of Universities [ASUU] meet and reach one agreement on Friday. Read more

Obaseki Assures of More Funding for Basic, Tech Education

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has said that his administration would continue to invest in basic education as well as Technical and Vocational Education, TVET. Read more

PBL Skills for University Academic Faculty Across Sub-Saharan Africa

A new generation of skilled and entrepreneurial graduates becomes reality through reforming the curricula from subject-based to competence-based. Read more

Public Universities Still Struggling with Virtual Learning 

As the world battles the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, public universities in Nigeria are still struggling to cope with virtual learning, despite the attention brought to it in the wake of the lockdown occasioned by coronavirus disease. Read more

Toronto Film School Appoints Carpa Education as Official Representative for Nigeria

Carpa Education has been appointed an official representative of Toronto Film School and Yorkville University in Nigeria. This will allow Nigerian Students to apply, get accepted, and study online in the interim, pending when the lock-down is lifted. Read more

UI, 5 Others Ranked In 2021 Emerging Economies University Rankings

At least, six tertiary institutions of learning in Nigeria have been ranked among an overall 606 universities across the world in the latest release of the 2021 Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings. Read more

UI only Nigerian varsity to Make QS World University Rankings for 2021

UI made the list for the study of Medicine and Agriculture & Forestry — with the varsity’s best performance coming from Medicine. Read more

UNICAL to Bonour Innoson, Ibitoye, as 22 Bag First Class

The Vice-Chancellor University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi has revealed that 22 graduands of the institution bagged first-class honours in their various fields of study out of the 4,955 graduands. Read more

UNILAG Ranks 172 in 2021 Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings

Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) was ranked 172 out of 606 universities from in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings. This is a notable elevation from the University falling within the ranking range of 201–250 last year. Read more

 

28 February 2021

Alumni Appreciate Covenant Management, Unfold Plans for Students

Mrs Onabanjo-Joseph said the association was ready to partner with the University to help the current students get prepared for the world of work, and inculcate in them the essence of working hard and becoming a member of the alumni association. Read more

Barnstone Studios Announces New Gwendolyn Stine Scholarship Winner…

A Nigerian man is the latest to win a Barnstone Studios Gwendolyn Stine Scholarship. The 6-month master class provides a strong foundation in drawing. Read more

Elusive Peace in Ebonyi Varsity as Government, ASUU Disagree

State-owned universities in Nigeria, unlike their federal counterparts, are oftentimes bogged down by inadequate funding and dearth of infrastructure. Read more

Federal Varsities have Lost one Academic Session due to ASUU Strike, Says Ministry

The Federal Ministry of Education, yesterday, confirmed that all federal universities across the country have lost one full academic session as a result of the industrial strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Read more

Gbajabiamila Installs Free WiFi in Six Public Tertiary Institutions in Lagos

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has facilitated the installation of free Wi-Fi in six public tertiary institutions in Lagos State for ease of learning. Read more

Growth in Fraudulent University Test Centres Spreads North

Nigeria’s Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has raised an alarm over the influx of fraudulent computer-based test (CBT) centres in some parts of the North. Read more

Nigerian Universities to Sport Africa’s Largest Solar Hybrid Project

With over half of Nigeria’s population under the age of eighteen, the future of the nation lies with its youth. Empowering this majority demographic is at the centre of the Rural Electrification Agency’s (REA) mandate, which brought to life the Energising Education Programme (EEP). Read more

NOUN Opens Study Centre In Ohafia, Abia

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has opened a study centre in Asaga-Ohafia community in Abia to expand access to higher education in the area through the open and distance learning programme. Read more

Proliferation of Private Varsities Won’t Solve Education Problems

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said that the proliferation of private universities in the country would not solve the problems of access and quality education. Read more

Row Over Rise in House Rent

Students of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) are desperate for accommodation outside campus, following the reduction in number of students in hostels by school authorities to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Read more

Scrutiny of Illegal Foreign Providers to be Intensified

The Nigerian government will continue to closely monitor illegal foreign higher education providers trying to get a foothold in the country’s education space amid a growing demand for qualifications that cannot be satisfied by existing private and public universities. Read more

UTME: JAMB Vows to Prosecute 200 Exam Fraudsters

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Tuesday stated that the North was fast becoming the epicenter for examination malpractices in the country. Read more

 

31 January 2021

Covenant Students Back on Campus, Commend Resumption Protocols

Nigeria’s foremost private tertiary institution, Covenant University, is currently a beehive of activities as freshmen and returning students arrived on campus to continue their academic pursuits. Read more

Delta Upgrades 3 Tertiary Institutions to Varsities

Delta state government, Wednesday, said it has upgraded polytechnic and college of education to universities in the state to accommodate students who are qualified, but have no space for admission. Read more

Fresh Strike Looms as University Workers Issue Ultimatum

Hope of a peaceful reopening of universities in Nigeria after the suspension of the strike by lectures may be dashed following a 14-day strike notion issued by the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) to the federal government… Read more

High Electricity Tariff May Cripple Universities – Vice-Chancellor

Vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has warned that the suspension of the nine-month-old strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may not be enough to guarantee a smooth academic session in Nigeria’s institutions… Read more

Kano Tertiary Institution’s to reopen 18th January

Kano State Government have on Friday announced the re-opening of all tertiary institution in the state from 18th January, 2021. Read more

Legacy of COVID-19 will be Better Online Capability

COVID-19 has been tough for all Nigerian higher education institutions, their staff and students, but one bright spot has been the fact that universities have developed remote learning capacities that will stand them in good stead in the future. Read more

Ministry Orders Vice-Chancellors to Start with Classes

After 10 months, during which public universities in Nigeria remained closed due to industrial action and the first wave of COVID-19, the Federal Ministry of Education in Nigeria has instructed vice-chancellors to reopen campuses for teaching and research. Read more

Nigeria has a Shortage of 277,537 Teachers in Basic Education Sector, Says UBEC

The Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr Hamid Bobboyi, has revealed that Nigeria had a shortage of 277, 537 teachers at the basic level… Read more

Ogun Sets Up Education Trust Fund

Ogun State government has set up a Tertiary Education Trust Fund to tackle infrastructural decay and deficit in the state-owned tertiary institutions. Read more

Professor Adebayo, Others Highlight Leadership Traits to Emulate at Training for Academic Leaders

The Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, has highlighted the crucial role of leadership in driving to fruition the University’s short and long-term visions. Read more

TETfund Boss Tasks Stakeholders on Knowledge-Based Economy

Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund), on Saturday urged stakeholders to galvanise support towards building a knowledge-based economy for the country. Read more

Three Issues that Shaped Education in 2020

Many private tertiary institutions, state universities, polytechnics and colleges of education implemented staggered resumption dates and classes in line with the COVID-19 safety protocols set by the Nigerian Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC)… Read more

Why Leadership Training Should be Institutionalised

The disruptions in higher education activities due to COVID-19, coupled with the prolonged staff strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the powerful pillar representing all the teaching personnel within government-owned universities in Nigeria, have exposed the quality of leadership… Read more

Yabatech Loses Staff to COVID-19, Shuts Hostels

The Director of Academic Planning of the Yaba College of Technology, Yabatech, Mr M.A.O Omoighe, has died following complications from the Coronavirus disease… Read more

You’ve Done Better Than Any of Us, Former LASU VCs, Okebukola, Leigh Tell Fagbohun

…, Professor Peter Okebukola and a former Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo, Professor Abisogun Leigh, have openly declared that the outgoing Vice-Chancellor of LASU, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun did better for LASU than any of his predecessors. Read more

 

31 December 2020

226 Tertiary Institutions to Benefit from N500 Billion TETFund Education Tax in 2021

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT), Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, has announced that 226 universities and colleges of education are to benefit from the N500 billion education tax target set for 2021. Read more

Closure of University Health Service (JAJA Clinic) for 7days…

The University community is hereby informed that a client who was 1st seen on 10 December and later admitted in the University Health Centre overnight of 13/14 December tested positive to COVID-19. Read more

Education Standard on the Downward Trend -Education Minister, Adamu Adamu

Adamu, who spoke Thursday at the commissioning of 7 various projects the Federal College of Education, YOLA frowned at a situation where many graduating students in our tertiary institutions do not know how to read should be of serious concern to all and sundry. Read more

JAMB Awards N375m to 5 Best Performing Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria 

The University of Ilorin won the Most Subscribed Institution by Candidates award, while Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, won the Most National Institution in Admission of Candidates. Read more

Johnson Sirleaf Becomes Chairman Eastern Palm University

Former president of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been appointed as chairman of the governing council of the Eastern Palm University, Ogboko, in Imo State. Read more

Law School at National Open University Back on Track

The law faculty of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) will be permitted to accept new students again and past graduates will be able to proceed to the Nigerian Law School… Read more

My Intention was to Change Nigeria Through Education

Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has revealed that his administration’s interest was to change the society through education. Read more

Nigeria Leads in Sub-Sahara Student Mobility

University students in Sub-Saharan Africa have become the most mobile tertiary students in the world, as about 5% of the 8.1 million tertiary students on the continent have crossed a border… Read more

Nigerian University Lecturers Suspend 9-Month Long Strike

The Academic Staff Union of University in Nigeria has suspended its strike on condition, ending a 9-month long industrial action. Read more

Panel Ignites Discussion About Technical Education

The Development Research and Project Centre (dRPC) sparked robust discussions about the importance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) among education researchers… Read more

Students Vow to Take Action if Strike Continues

The newly elected president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Sunday Asefon, has vowed that the students’ body would shut down all private universities in Nigeria if the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) fails to call off the nine month-long strike embarked on by its members. Read more

TETFund eyes N8.5bn Research fund for 2021

The Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, has approved an increase of the national research fund to the tune of N8.5 billion in 2021 from N7.5 billion. Read more

TETFund to Partner REA on Power Supply to Varsities

THE Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, has expressed readiness to partner with the Rural Electrification Agency, REA, to provide all public universities with independent power supply. Read more

Visitation Panels to Federal Universities to be Gazetted

The National Universities Commission (NUC) said the visitation panels to 38 federal universities and four Inter-University Centres recently approved by the President Muhammadu Buhari will be gazetted to enable the exercise to be carried out. Read more

Why Prof Bogoro Deserves Education Research Man of the Year Award

The universe is governed by two eternal masters: rewards and punishments. When a man by his actions has proved his mettle, he should be commended and given due regards. Read more

 

30 November 2020

ASSU/FG Impasse: NANS to Stage Nationwide Protest 

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has resolved to organise a nationwide protest to press home its demand for the immediate reopening of all universities across the country. Read more

Best Universities in Nigeria 2021

Nigeria is a country on a steep ascent. Its economy and its population are growing steadily and are only set to keep expanding. Read more

Countering Perceptions About Engineering and Women

Professor Esther Titilayo Akinlabi is the new director of the Nigeria-based Pan African University Institute of Life and Earth Sciences (PAULESI), which is part of the African Union-owned Pan African University (PAU). Read more

Covenant, Rolep Partner on Research Output Commercialisation

Covenant University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rolep Veterinary Consult towards the commercialization of ADPL Adaptive, an award-winning research product from the Covenant University Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery (CUCRID). Read more

Covenant University’s Prowess in Research & Development Delights TETFUND

Covenant University stands out among Nigerian institutions involved in research and development and indeed consistently gives the nation something to cheer about in this area, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) has declared. Read more

Democracy Group Calls on Government to ‘Save’ Universities

The Network for Democracy and Development (NDD) has called on Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors to save public universities from avoidable collapse. Read more

Detoxing Internationalisation from Trumpist Malady

In 2017 the United States president, Donald Trump, declared: “There is no global flag, no global currency, no global citizenship.” Earlier, in 2016, the former United Kingdom prime minister, Theresa May, exclaimed: “If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere.” Read more

FG Meets ASUU Faction, Reviews Registration Application

The Federal Government has said it was reviewing an application for registration by the Congress of University Academics which was requesting registration as a trade union. Read more

Govt alone Can’t Fund Universities, Says Namadi Sambo

Former Vice-President, Namadi Sambo, has said government alone cannot provide the kind of support required for universities to develop at the rate expected of them, considering the reality of limited resources in the country. Read more

Jumping Projects on Universities is Over

The chairman of the board of trustees of Nigeria’s Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, has declared that the era of dumping projects on universities has gone. Raed more

Ibas Seeks TETFund Intervention in Research, Developed in Navy Tertiary Institutions

Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas has called for a closer collaboration with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund)… Read  more

Lagos Internship Programme: Over 1,275 Companies to Accept Post NYSC Graduates

Over 1,275 companies have indicated willingness to accept 4,000 post NYSC graduates for internship programme. Read more

Misconception About ASUU

If not because of the dogged determination and perseverance by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in defence of education over the years, public universities in the country would have since been in dilapidated condition with poor infrastructure, and… Read more

TETFUND ICT-Digital Economy Thematic Group Understudies Covenant University Research Model

The Tertiary Education Trust (TETFUND) will be tapping into the various capacities available across the spectrum of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector of Nigeria in its attempt at establishing a national research and development foundation for driving and advancing the industry. Read more

UNILAG Postpones 2020/2021 Post-UTME Screening Indefinitely

The 2020/2021 Post-UTME Screening exercise of the University of Lagos has been postponed indefinitely. Read more

Varsity Workers Go Spiritual Over Unpaid Salaries

The organised labour unions in tertiary institutions in Ondo State have begun to seek spiritual assistance on the challenges facing the institutions particularly on the alleged non-payment of salaries. Read more

 

31 October 2020

ASUU Recommends Farming for ‘Naive’ Education Minister

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday advised the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba, to resign and go into farming. Read more

Cisco Seeks Improved Partnership with Covenant

Representatives of Cisco Networking Academy, an IT skills and career-building programme for learning institutions and individuals worldwide, has offered to strengthen the organization’s relationship with Covenant University… Read more

Covenant Students Commence Omega Semester Examinations

Two weeks after returning to the campus, Covenant University students are currently sitting for the Omega Semester Examinations of the 2019/2020 Academic Session. Read more

FUOYE Vice Chancellorship Race Gets Tougher

The race towards appointing the next Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) is becoming tougher… Read more

Govt Proscribes ASUU, NASU, Others in Ebonyi Varsity

The Ebonyi State Government on Thursday announced the proscription of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union and others at the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. Read more

Kyambogo Picks Lessons from Makerere Fire Incident

Kyambogo University has equipped itself with firefighting equipment to prepare for any fire outbreak to avoid what occurred to Makerere University’s Ivory Tower. Read more

Solidarity with protesters forces labour talks into dead-end

University campuses in Nigeria remain closed as talks between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the government were adjourned indefinitely following the ongoing demonstrations by Nigerian youths since mid-October… Read more

Staff Resistance Threatens Reopening of Universities

In accordance with a growing sense among health experts, the National University Commission, government officials and vice-chancellors that the COVID-19 pandemic has been tamed in Nigeria. Read more

Two Women Now Lead Pan African University Institutes

Two women have been appointed in key positions at the Pan African University (PAU), a continental institution with a postgraduate network across five regions and which works under the auspices of the African Union (AU). Read more

Unity Schools Meaning”, October 12 “FG Resumption Date for Schools” and Universities…

Nigerian goment don order di re-opening of all federal goment owned universities immediately and unity schools from 12 October, 2020. Read more

What Happens Before College Matters

Experts agree higher education needs to do more to create equity for Black students. But more attention needs to be paid to barriers Black students face before they step foot on campus. Read more

What it Feels Like to be in the Shoes of a Young Nigerian

Following weeks of nationwide protests against police brutality, led by young Nigerians who complain of being targeted by the police, Adejuwon Soyinka asked Oludayo Tade, a sociologist, to help us understand what it feels like being a young Nigerian living in the country today. Read more

 

30 September 2020

Colleges of Education Staff Union Begins Strike over N441bn Funding Shortfall

Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) has ordered its members to immediately withdraw their services. Read more

Covenant Resumes Aptitude Screening for Admission Applicants

Admission process into Nigeria’s No.1 Private University, Covenant, will continue in earnest on Monday, September 7, 2020, with the academic aptitude screening of applicants. Read more

COVID-19: VC Warns Against Hasty Reopening of Universities.

The outgoing Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Kayode Soremekun, has warned against hasty reopening of the nation’s tertiary institutions, arguing that Covid-19 is still very much alive in Nigeria. Read more

Edo Varsity Iyamho to Commence New Academic Session on November 16

Edo University Iyamho has concluded its 2019/2020 academic session online on CANVAS LMS due to the COVID-19 … Read more

Enactus Nigeria Presents Champions Trophy, Plaques to Victorious Team Covenant

The Country Director, Enactus Nigeria, Mr Michael Ajayi, has heaped plaudits on the Management of Covenant University for the immense support given to Enactus Covenant University since 2016. Read more

NCC Inaugurates Committee for 2020 Research Proposals

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has inaugurated a 15-member Evaluation Committee for the assessment of the 2020 Telecommunications based research from Academics in the Nigerian tertiary institutions. Read more

Precious CornerStone Varsity Seeks Partnership with Covenant

The Vice-Chancellor of Precious CornerStone University (PCU), Ibadan, Oyo State, Professor Julius Oloke, on Thursday, September 3, 2020, paid a working visit to Covenant University, intending to foster a working relationship with the nation’s best private university. Read more

Sanwo-Olu, Heads of Lagos Tertiary Institutions Disagree Over New Minimum Wage

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has asked the heads of the state-owned tertiary institutions to be responsible for the implementation of the new minimum wage for their workers. Read more

TETFund a Strong Pillar for Nigerian Varsities 

The vice chancellor of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti, Professor Edward Olanipekun, says the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) is critical to the survival of institutions of higher learning Nigeria. Read more

We Are Not Considering Reintroduction of Education Levy – SUBEB Boss

The Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr Nureni Adeniran has ruled out calls in some quarters for the current administration in the state to reintroduce N3,000 development levy to assist the government in the running of schools. Read more

 

30 August 2020

60% of Top 10 of the Top 500 Authors in Nigeria by Publication Volume in the Past 5 Years from Covenant

Covenant University continues to cement her enviable status as Nigeria’s most research-driven institution by producing 6 of the top 10 authors in the country by publication volume within the last five years. Read more

Collaboration, New Incentives, Organisational Entity Essential to Innovation -Expert

Collaboration is essential for innovation as Universities, research institutes, and small and large businesses contribute to regional growth and development. Read more

Covenant Boasts 90% of Top 10 Nigerian Authors in Engineering

West Africa’s numero uno institution, Covenant University, proved it is the destination for students seeking the Golden Fleece in engineering education as the top 10 Nigerian authors in the field of engineering are from Covenant. Read more

Does the New Sexual Harassment Bill Unfairly Target Academics?

Several academics say a bill aimed at preventing the sexual harassment of students by academic staff is superfluous and attempts to criminalise the higher education sector by unfairly targeting university lecturers who make up only a small portion of the higher education community and, indeed, the nation. Read more

Equip Students with Practical Skills, NSE President Tasks Tertiary Institutions

Tertiary institutions in the country have been charged to as a matter of necessity equip all engineering students with the practical skills needed to facilitate the nation’s quest for technological development, particularly to reshape the post-COVID-19 era. Read more

Expert Recommends Use of Academic Nuclear Structure Physics Techniques for Realisation of SDGs

A professor of Physics, Alison Bruce, from the University of Brighton, the United Kingdom, has suggested the use of techniques developed for Academic Nuclear Structure Physics for the realization of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more

Family Farming in Africa and the Role of Universities and Research Institutions

In sub-Saharan Africa, family farming is a major component of the agriculture sector, providing livelihoods for over 70 per cent of the population. Read more

Fragile Normalcy Returns to University of Lagos

The establishment of a special Visitation Panel at Nigeria’s University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the election by the university senate of an acting vice-chancellor have seen some semblance of normalcy return to the first-generation public university. Read more

Gov Sule Pledges Quality Educational Infrastructure in Nasarawa

Sule while receiving the document restated his administration’s commitment to uplifting the standard of education in the state, especially Government College, Keffi, being one of the premier institutions in the state and the country that has produced a president of the federal republic of Nigeria among other prominent citizens. Read more

KWASU VC Advocates Suitable Skills in Varsities

Going by the recent figures of 21.7 million released by the National Bureau of Statistic (NBS) as unemployed Nigerians, the Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University, Malete, Prof. Muhammed Mustapha, SAN, has urged universities in the country to introduce job-enabling skills that would be complimentary to graduates of different disciplines. Read more

Nigeria Crippling its Future with Sustained Shutdown of Tertiary Institutions

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic set off a rash of panic measures in Nigeria, as in many other nations of the world, including and particularly the blanket and sustained shutdown of educational institutions. Read more

NSE Oluyole Branch Donates Training Equipment to First Technical University

As part of its responsibilities to develop young engineers and engineering trainees, the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Oluyole branch, in collaboration with Automation and Engineering Academy Ibadan, donated training equipment to the First Technical University, Ibadan. Read more

NUC, SSANU Back Reps Bill to Establish Federal University of Technology in Asaba

A proposed law by the House of Representatives to establish a Federal University of Technology in Asaba, Delta State, got the support of the National Universities Commission, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and other stakeholders… Read more

Reopen Universities, CONUA Tells FG

The Congress of University Academics (CONUA), has expressed the readiness of its members to resume, calling on government to reopen universities in Nigeria. Read more

SSANU Faults Buhari on Composition of Special Visitation Panel at UNILAG

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, Monday faulted the composition of Special Visitation Panel on the University of Lagos Vice Chancellors crisis by the Visitor of the University, President Muhammadu Buhari. Read more

Tertiary Institutions Will Reopen Very Soon

The Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, on Saturday, assured Nigerian students languishing at their homes that tertiary institutions across the country will reopen very soon. Read more

Uncertainty as Massive Resignation Hits IBB Varsity

It seems the mass resignation of about seven lecturers at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL), in Niger state, was not a novel incident. Read more

Universities to Resume Soon – Minister

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba assured students on 24 August that tertiary institutions across the country would reopen very soon. Read more

Universities will Reopen Soon, Federal Government Says

Tertiary institutions in Nigeria have been shuttered since March in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease. Read more

With COVID-19 Cases Rising, will Nigerian Schools Fully Reopen in 2020?

It is now over four months since the government ordered the shutdown of schools to control the spread of the coronavirus. Academic sessions have been disrupted for students at primary, secondary, and university levels. Read more

 

31 July 2020

ACTIS-Backed Group Acquires Nigerian University

Honoris United Universities, an African education group backed by Actis, has acquired the Nile University in Abuja, its first university acquisition in Nigeria and the entire West African region. Read more

ASUU Decries Proliferation of Universities in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused the federal and state governments of allowing the proliferation of universities in the country, which was affecting education quality. Read more

Covenant Global Leader in Open Access Data Article Publication

Covenant University continues to punch above her weight as a regional force by outshining a slew of European, Asia, and Far East institutions to become the global leader in Open Access Data Article Publication. Read more

Covenant Bags Best School Award at Creativity Competition

God’s own University, Covenant, has been named the ‘Best School of the Year’ at the just concluded Future Creativity Leaders Academy (FCLA) Competition. Read more

COVID-19 Eroding Milestones in SDGs, Says Professor Iweala

A senior faculty in the Department of Biochemistry, Covenant University, Professor Emeka Iweala, says COVID-19, an infectious disease caused by the dreaded coronavirus poses enormous health, economic, environmental, social and political threats to humanity. Read more

Nile University of Nigeria Joins Honoris Network

Known for its strong academic credentials and best-in-class faculties, the Nile University of Nigeria is the latest institution to join the Honoris United Universities network. Read more

North East Universities Press on in the Shadow of Boko Haram

Universities and other tertiary education institutions in North East Nigeria are working to recover from severe disruptions to operations and academic life – in some cases, lengthy closures and falls in enrolments – caused by attacks from insurgent group Boko Haram. Read more

Staff Union Accused of Blocking Universities from Reopening

The founder of Afe Babalola University in Ado Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola, has accused the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of blocking the reopening of Nigerian universities. Read more

Travel Restrictions and Their Impact on Reopening of Universities

As Nigeria awaits a formal government announcement on the reopening of university campuses, a major obstacle to the resumption of higher education activities is the temporary restrictions on inter-state movements of people, goods and services within the country and internationally that have been in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

 

31 May 2020

ASUU Faults Ngige’s Comments on Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has faulted the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige on his alleged comments that university lecturers are sitting at home playing game instead of carrying out research that would bring solution to COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Covenant Dominant in Scival’s Top 500 Nigeria Authors’ Ranking

Covenant, West Africa’s No. 1 University, continues to receive validation for her research endeavours courtesy of the impressive scholarly outputs of her authors. Read more

Covenant Partners Host Community to Combat Spread of Coronavirus

Covenant University has through her Community Development Impact Initiative Committee (CU-CDIIC) continued to sensitize residents of Ota community and environs, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, Ogun State, on the need to adhere to established medical directives towards slowing the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus. Read more

EdTech Firms to be More Prominent in Talent Development Post-COVID 19 …

While stating that COVID 19, caused by the dreaded Coronavirus, had engendered an accelerated evolution in the Education landscape (as it has in many others), Professor Atayero posited that the Ivory Tower would have to leverage on the established capacity of EdTech companies as a temporary stopgap. Read more

Financial Times Ranks Lagos Business School as Best Custom Executive Education Provider in Africa

Lagos Business School’s Custom Executive Education has been ranked number one in Africa and among the top 50 in the world by the Financial Times (FT). Read more

Nigeria-Based Students Cut off as Universities Resume Work

While the higher education system in Benin is getting back to work, after the government said the ban on classes to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic would end on 11 May, the ongoing closure of the border with Nigeria is creating problems for private institutions and their students. Read more

Okorocha’s Free Education Was a Sham — IMSU Visitation Panel

The Chairman of the panel, Prof.   Chinedu Nebo, former Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, who made these revelations yesterday while submitting the panel’s report to governor Hope Uzodinma, also submitted that  it was inconceivable   that quality tertiary education could be received free. Read more

Raise Funds for Education Like You Did for COVID-19

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the education sector and raise funds to tackle the rot therein, just as it did to contain Coronavirus outbreak in the country. Read more

Rector Asks Institutions to Tackle COVID-19 Pandemic

The Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Dr Hephzibah Oladebeye, has urged tertiary institutions in the country to seek new knowledge and ways to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Sustain E-Learning, Queen’s College PTA Tells FG

The Chairman of the Queen’s College Parent Teacher Association, Yaba,  Mr Damola Adewuyi, has urged the Federal Ministry of Education  to assist schools in the country to  preserve knowledge using electronic means. Read more

TETFund, Morgan State University, USA Agree Strategic Partnership
The Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, has just secured a historic agreement with the Morgan State University in Maryland, USA. Read more

UKZN Professor Collaborates on Diagnostic Tool for COVID-19 Using X-Rays

Academic Leader for Research and Higher Degrees in the School of Life Sciences Professor Evariste Bosco Gueguim Kana, has collaborated with researchers in South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon and the UNESCO regional office for Southern Africa to develop a web-based diagnostic tool… Read more

Why We Need to Introduce Higher Education Studies

Globally, higher education policies have long been limited to assumptions and loose projections with little research-based evidence for policy. Read more

 

30 April 2020

Covenant Remains Best Private Varsity in Quality Education

Covenant achieved the feat by sustaining her 201-300 ranking in Quality Education in the recently released 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings. Read more

Covenant University Founder Donates Medical Resources, Others to Fight Coronavirus

The Living Faith Church Worldwide (LFCW), parent body of the No. 1 tertiary institution in West Africa, Covenant University, has donated ambulances, test kits, and personal protective device (PPE) to… Read more

Nigeria’s Academic Journals Have a Quality Issue…

Academic journals are central to the careers of academic staff of tertiary institutions, especially universities. They are considered an important way to assess academics for promotion, especially in the non-humanities disciplines. Read more

Outcry Over Health, Education Capital Projects Budget Cuts

Academics have responded with dismay to the news that Nigeria’s Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed and the leadership of the Senate have decided to reduce capital projects across national departments by 20%. Read more

Poor Internet Brings Academic Work to a Virtual Standstill

Nigeria’s universities have been struggling to shift their activities online following the 20 March federal government shutdown to restrict public gatherings and curb the spread of the coronavirus. Among the reasons is poor internet infrastructure and a lack of reliable electricity supplies. Read more

Universities Pull their Academic Weight in Fight Against COVID-19

Since the first case of the coronavirus disease in Sub-Saharan Africa was diagnosed in late January by medical researchers at the Centre for Human and Zoonotic Virology of the College of Medicine at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, universities in Sub-Saharan Africa have been proving their capacity to assist in the global response to the pandemic. Read more

 

31 March 2020

Coronavirus – Universities on Red Alert

Following the discovery of a case of the fast-spreading coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19, at Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria on Friday 28 February, some universities have been placed on red alert by their managements and government authorities. Read more

Covenant Faculty Suggests Solution to Scourge of Coronavirus

It will take the combination of the theological, metaphysical, and the scientific to address the scourge of coronavirus currently ravaging most parts of the world, a Covenant University faculty has postulated. Read more

Covenant, BOSCH Partner to Promote Skill Acquisition, Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Education

Africa’s fastest growing University, Covenant, and BOSCH Power Tool are partnering to revolutionise the education sector through Skill Acquisition, Future of Work and Entrepreneurship Development. Read more

Facilitators Insist on Gender Equality as Covenant Celebrates International Women’s Day

Women are now an important part of the comprehensive business environment, and their continuous involvement has become imperative for sustainable economic growth and social progress. Read more

Nile University Empowers its Alumni to Start Successful Businesses with Startup Day Program

The Alumni Relations Department of Nile University of Nigeria hosted its first edition of the Startup Day… Read more 

Nile University of Nigeria Signs an MoU with Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution

On March 18, Nile University of Nigeria and the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) entered into a strategic partnership to facilitate capacity development. Read more

Nile University Partners with Frontiers to Organize Workshop…

Nile University’s Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences in collaboration with Frontierss held a 5-day training on the application of the bioinformatics in drug discovery and development for its staff and students. Read more

NUC Orders Closure of All Universities Nationwide

National Universities Commission (NUC) on Friday ordered the closure of all universities in Nigeria to prevent further spread of coronavirus. Read more

UNILAG Emerge First in Nigeria at Africa’s Biggest Inter-University Machine Learning…

Students of the University of Lagos participated in the 2020 edition of the Africa Inter-University Machine Learning Hackathon tagged UmojaHack… Read more

Universities Close as Coronavirus Threat Spreads

The Federal Ministry of Education has directed all tertiary institutions in Nigeria to shut down and allow students to go home as cases of reported COVID-19 increased to 13. Read more

28 February 2020

Academics Challenge Allegation They Misuse Research Funds

University researchers in Nigeria have dismissed as a “hasty generalisation” accusations made by a national university funding agency representative in an international forum that Nigerian researchers routinely use their research grants for personal expenses. Read more

Calls for Private Universities to Benefit from State Fund

Vice-chancellor of Precious Cornerstone University in Ibadan, Professor Julius Oloke, and foremost industrialist, Chief Bode Amoo, have called on the Tertiary Education Trust Fund to extend its grants to private institutions in Nigeria. Read more

Chancellor Calls for Strengthening Research Capacity

During the 2020 Academic Welcome, the NUST Chancellor and Speaker of the National Assembly, Prof Peter Katjavivi, urged the University to deepen its research and publication capacity. Read more

Covenant Crosses 5,000 Publications Milestone for the First Time Since Inception

Nigeria’s best research institution, at the weekend, albeit for the first time since inception, crossed the 5,000 publications milestone. Read more

Covenant Launches Solution 17 to Drive United Nations SDGs Initiatives Globally

An attempt at driving both local and global impacts of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has necessitated the launch of Solution 17, a model developed by Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI) in partnership with Covenant University… Read more

Covenant Produces 50% of Top 10 Authors Globally in Compressive Strength…

It was interesting to note that the top three (3) authors in the top 10 list were from the Department of Civil Engineering, Covenant. Read more

Officials from the Nigerian Defence College Visit UTG

A group of forty (40) participants of Course 28 from the Nigerian Defence College were on Wednesday 12th February 2020 at the Chancery Building of the University of The Gambia in Kanifing. Read more

Senate Bill Wants UBEC, TETFUND To Fund Foreign Education of Repentant Boko Haram Terrorists

Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) are now to fund foreign training for repentant Boko Haram fighters. Read more

Skills Development & Youth Employability in West Africa

Observations on the state of TVET and good practices from Senegal, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria… Read more

University of Abuja to Award PM Abiy with Honorary Doctorate

The management of the University of Abuja will today award honorary degrees to the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed Ali, a former Chief of Army Staff, retired Major General Alwali Kazir and singer Ibrahim Narambada for distinguishing themselves in their respective fields and contributing to peace and progress of their countries. Read more

World Bank, AAU, NUC Approve Covenant’s Africa Centre of Excellence Team

The team was in Covenant on a scheduled Africa Centre of Excellence Impact Implementation Plan visit. A representative of the World Bank and a health expert, Professor Solomon Agbor, who led the visiting team, said that the purpose of the 2-day visit was to see the level of adherence and compliance of the Centre to the earmarked implementation plan for the ACE project. Read more

31 January 2020

Covenant Emerges Best Research Institution in Nigeria!

While still offering praises to the Almighty for the multiple honours, awards, and recognitions harvested by Covenant, the University, on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, emerged the best institution in Nigeria on different fronts in the field of research. Read more

Covenant Research Output at its Highest since Inception

Covenant, at the weekend, indicated she was not resting on her oars as the best research university in Nigeria, as the latest report on the University’s research endeavours by SciVal revealed the aggregate of her publications was at its highest since inception. Read more

CPUT Fosters Rapport with Nigerian Institution

Ties between CPUT and the Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) in Nigeria were strengthened during a recent visit by international scholar, Dr Itunu Awosika. Read more

Groups Take Campaign Against Sexual Harassment to UNEC

The Gender Development and Policy Centre (Gen-Cent), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN) in collaboration with Women Aid Collective (WACOL) has taken the campaign against sexual harassment in tertiary institutions to the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus (UNEC). Read more

Mass Communication Degree Unbundling Widely Welcomed

The move by the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria to unbundle the national curriculum for mass communication into seven different university degree programmes has been widely welcomed by academics and media and communication practitioners alike. Read more

OAU Panel Submits Report on ‘Sexual Harassment’

The panel investigating allegation of sexual harassment against a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun State, Mr. Olabisi Olaleye, has submitted its report to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede. Read more

Oyo State Government Seeks Collaboration with Covenant Towards Energy Sufficiency

The Government of Oyo State, South-West Nigeria, is desirous of entering into partnership with Covenant University, with a view to harnessing available natural means of energy resources… Read more

Review of Nigeria’s University Curriculum in Final Stage –NUC

The National Universities Commission (NUC), is in the final stage of a draft review of Nigeria’s university curriculum, according to the Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed. Read more

Strategy, Innovation, others Crucial to Sustainable Business Ventures in Africa

The renowned entrepreneur handed down this message on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, while addressing participants, as the Keynote Speaker, at the Covenant University Edustart Global Conference 2020, themed ‘Empowering Africa through Entrepreneurship’. Read more

UB Team Takes to Nigeria on International Student Recruitment Drive

A team of seven University of Botswana staff has set out on an aggressive mission to market the university and recruit international students in Nigeria’s three cities of Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. Read more

Universities Body Defends Accreditation Practices

The executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, has denied allegations of corrupt practices levied against some staff of the commission during the ongoing course accreditation at Nigerian universities. Read more

UNIZIK Students with Mutilated Certificates Risk Expulsion

Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state, Prof. Charles Esimone on Monday vowed to expel students of the institution with forged or mutilated certificates. Read more

We Need to Stop ‘Old Schoolboy’ Accreditation Process

Thank you for the piece by Alex Abutu in the University World News Africa edition of 16 January 2020, titled “Universities body defends accreditation practices”, a follow-up to an earlier story on 7 December 2019 titled “Academics highlight flaws in annual accreditation process”. Read more

31 December 2019

100 Fake Professors Uncovered in Nigerian Universities

No fewer than 100 fake professors have been uncovered in Nigerian universities by the National Universities Commission, NUC. Read more

4IR – Are Universities Preparing Students for the Future?

The World Economic Forum (WEF) released a report in 2018, and the story is about the future of jobs. Read more

Academics Highlight Flaws in Annual Accreditation Process

Against the backdrop of declining academic staff numbers, universities in Nigeria have been accused of under-reporting student numbers and hiring lecturers already employed at other universities… Read more

Biochemist Enjoins Academia to Address Environmental Pollution in Nigeria

Members of the academia, both within and beyond Covenant University, have been urged to explore opportunities by advancing proposals and projects that can provide simple solutions to identified environmental pollution issues in Nigeria. Read more

Chancellor Admonishes Students to Take Responsibility

The Chancellor and Chairman, Board of Regents, Covenant University, Dr. David O. Oyedepo, has admonished Covenant University students to take responsibility in order to see their dreams and visions come true. Read more

Covenant: Nigeria’s Most Outstanding Higher Institution of the Year 2019

Africa’s soar away University, Covenant, has yet again received an accolade for providing cutting edge education. She emerged as the ‘Most Outstanding Higher Institution of the Year’ at the 6th Annual Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award. Read more

Covenant’s Research Publications Cross 1,000 Mark in Reference Year

Covenant has for the first time since the establishment of the University crossed the 1000-mark threshold in terms of publications published in an ongoing reference year. Read more

Fake Professor Claim Raises More Questions

Some academics have expressed surprise and confusion over the recent revelation by the executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, that the commission discovered about 100 fake professors in the universities system. Read more

Governors Divert Funds Allocated to Develop Education, Atiku Alleges 

A Bill for the establishment of Federal University of Agriculture and Technology (FUAT) in Funtua, Katsina State is sponsored by Senator Bello Mandiya, APC, Katsina South. Read more

Nigeria Builds Nation’s First Transportation University with Chinese Support

Nigeria has started the construction of the country’s first transportation university assisted by a Chinese firm. Read more

Nigeria’s Higher Education Sector Over Populated 

Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has said that Nigeria’s higher education sector was overburdened by population growth. Read more

Nigeria University Lecturer Sacked Over Sexual Harassment

The University of Abuja in the Nigerian capital has dismissed one of its lecturers over sexual harassment. Read more

Nile University Emerge as Runners-up in the CJFCT Moot Court Competition

Nile University of Nigeria finished second in the recently concluded Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (CJFCT) Moot Court competition. Read more

Pan-African Universities Debates: Covenant Rules to The Glory of God!

Covenant University has emerged winners of the 2019 Pan-African Universities Debating Championship (PAUDC) in the Public Speaking category of the annual championship, held in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in Kumasi, Ghana. Read more

Professor Alege Advocates Policy Framework to Address Societal Challenges

A Professor of Economics, Philip Olasupo Alege, has advocated the institution of a framework that will lead to appropriate policy advice in response to societal problems. Read more

Public Private Partnership: A Panacea for Crises in Education Sector

It will be stating the obvious to say that the education sector in Nigeria is fraught with difficulties. UNESCO recommends that governments should invest about 26% of their budgets on education, but in Nigeria we spend a paltry 6%! Read more

 How I Discovered the Many Versions of ‘Home’

…Truth be told, no one prepared me for what awaited me, especially in a foreign country, the adventure of learning new ways of life, unlearning and relearning new norms. Read more

Senate Passes Bills to Establish More Universities, Polytechnics

The Senate on Wednesday passed six bills seeking to establish and give legal backing to federal universities and polytechnics across several states of the federation. Read more

Varsities Face Fresh Strike in Jan, FG Enrolls 8,000 lecturers

A nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities is imminent in January with the failure of the Federal Government and the union to settle their disagreement on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System. Read more

30 November 2019

ASUU Seeks Buy-In for Own Payroll System

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has met with Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) enrolment. Read more

Biochemist Enjoins Academia to Address Environmental Pollution in Nigeria

Members of the academia, both within and beyond Covenant University, have been urged to explore opportunities by advancing proposals and projects that can provide simple solutions to identified environmental pollution issues in Nigeria. Read more

Denying Private Universities TETFund Interventions Unjust, Says GUU Chancellor

Prof. Gregory Ibe, the Chancellor and Founder of Gregory University, Uturu (GUU) in Abia, says it is unjust for the Federal Government to continue to deny private universities the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) interventions. Read more
Expert Educates Building Tech. Students on Remedies to Procurement Challenges

A successful builder and expert in procurement, Mr. Toyin Diya, has asserted that to sustain remedies to challenges plaguing the Nigerian procurement system, organizations must ensure that due process (from planning, evaluation, implementation, execution and project delivery) is followed… Read more

‘Get Your Own Universities in Order’, President Urges Union

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to first tackle the issues of sorting (academic corruption), plagiarism as well as sexual harassment allegedly bedevilling some of the universities in the country rather than directing their criticisms only on the perceived inadequacies of government. Read more

Good Communicative Skills Crucial to Success of an Entrepreneur’s Business Goals

Linguist cum fashion designer, Atinuke Olutoye, has drawn a nexus between the study of languages, communication and the business of fashion, noting that the competitive advantage gained through entrepreneurship cannot be leveraged without effective communicative skills. Read more

Legal Executive Enlightens Mechanical Engineering Students on Corporate Governance

… Mrs. Sophia Abiri-Franklin, has urged engineers to comply with all relevant laws, regulations and the provisions of the Code of Corporate Governance, especially as it relates to ethical conduct. Read more

Norwegian Varsity Seeks Collaboration with Covenant

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway, is considering the establishment of a collaboration with Covenant University, according to a faculty at the NMBU, Professor Muyiwa Sam Adaramola. Read more

Quality Assurance/Control Expert Enlightens Students on Career Path

A Quality Assurance and Control expert, Mrs. Abimbola Akinfenwa of Fidson Pharmaceuticals, Lagos, has enlightened students of the Department of Biological Sciences, Covenant University, on the need to make the right career decisions early,… Read more

South-East NYSC Coordinator Inaugurates Entrepreneurship Centre in Aba

Alhaji Ahmed Ikaka, the South East Zonal Coordinator, National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), on Tuesday inaugurated a new Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Department (SAED) Centre built by corps members serving in Osisioma, near Aba. Read more

The Battle Over Controversial Entrance Examination Rages on

Controversy over the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) – an entrance examination conducted by individual universities in Nigeria – continues to rage following calls by members of Nigeria’s House of Representatives to have the test stopped once and for all. Read more

Vice-Chancellors Secure a Short Reprieve in Payroll Feud

Threats to withhold the October salaries of lecturers in Nigerian federal universities unless they register their details with the new Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) have not been carried out after an intervention by the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVC). Read more

31 October 2019

2020 THEWUR Subject Rankings: Covenant Makes Big Move…

God’s own University, Covenant, on Thursday, October 17, 2019, took a giant leap in the 2020 Engineering and Technology Subject Rankings of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (WUR) by moving from her former 501-600 bracket to 301-400. Read more

Autodesk Aims to Strengthen Partnership with Covenant

Autodesk, a worldwide leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software for manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment, has moved to strengthen its partnership with Africa’s leading university, Covenant. Read more

Calls for Action Against Sexual Harassment in Universities

Former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has called on the government to deal decisively with university lecturers in the habit of sexually harassing young female undergraduates for grades. Read more

Nigerian Students Caught in Political, Economic Crossfires

Nigerian students in Benin are at the receiving end of an unstable economic situation and fractured political relations between the two neighbours. Read more 

Research Identifies Correlation between Residential Environment, Travel Behaviours

A qualitative research that seeks an in-depth understanding of residents relocating from a major city of the world to another, with a view to knowing how and to what extent a change in the residential environment affected people’s travel behaviour and attitudes, has shown that. Read more

Selective Amnesty Dashes Hopes of Lecturers’ Release

Observers of Cameroonian politics and higher education are baffled and disappointed by President Paul Biya’s decision not to include the six university teachers abducted from Abuja, Nigeria, and deported back to Cameroon in 2018 in his recently-granted amnesty for political prisoners. Read more

Sex for Grades’: Undercover in West African Universities

Academic institutions in West Africa have increasingly been facing allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers. This type of abuse is said to be endemic, but it’s almost never proven. Read more

Sex-for-Marks: Victim Protests in Kaduna

A victim of alleged sexual harassment by a university lecturer, Salamatu Bello, embarked on a lone protest on Friday in Kaduna. Read more

TETFund to Embark on Impact Assessment to Tertiary Institutions

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) is set to carry out the impact assessment of its interventions Funds in the last 20 years for self-scrutiny. Read more

Universities Embrace Alternative Power Sources

With assistance from the federal ministry of education and international donors, Nigerian universities are taking advantage of alternative energy production technology, and the unbundling of the electricity production and distribution in the country, to generate their own electrical supply from a variety of sources. Read more

University Pension Nets N12.5b in Two Years

The Nigerian University Pension Management Company Limited (NUPEMCO) has a net contribution of N12.5 billion from university staff in less than two years. Read more

When Lecturers go on Strike, Students Can Still Learn

In 2013, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Nigeria embarked upon industrial action due to the non-implementation of previous agreements, which included attending to inadequate university funding and disparities in salary and retirement age. Read more

30 September 2019

Appeal Against Life Terms for Deported Academics

An appeal, funded by residents of Canada, has been lodged against the sentences of life imprisonment handed down last month by a Cameroonian military tribunal to six academics arrested in Abuja, Nigeria, and deported back to Cameroon in January 2018. Read more

Academics and Students Seek Action Over Deaths in South Africa

The picketing of South African-owned businesses in Nigeria by the Nigerian national student body has ended, but the academic community is losing patience with the ongoing deaths of Nigerians in South Africa and has called for firmer action. Read more

Appeal Against Life Terms for Deported Academics

An appeal, funded by residents of Canada, has been lodged against the sentences of life imprisonment handed down last month by a Cameroonian military tribunal to six academics arrested in Abuja, Nigeria, and deported back to Cameroon in January 2018. Read more

Calls for Reinvestment of Exam Fee Proceeds into HE

Academics and other higher education stakeholders are calling for the reinvestment into the under-funded higher education sector of monies received by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Read more

College of Engineering Strengthens Faculty, Staff Capacity for Accreditation Demands

Faculty and staff of the College of Engineering (CoE), Covenant University, would have to be steadfast in the collation of data and ensure maximum cooperation among themselves for the engineering programmes in the University to be given clean bill of health by accreditation bodies. Read more

Covenant Crosses 4000 Publications Volume in Scopus

Covenant University, the biggest mover in the recently released 2020 World University Rankings of the Times Higher Education (THE), has crossed the 4000 publications volume threshold in Elsevier’s Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Read more

Researchers Adopt a ‘Wait-and-See’ Approach to Few Fund

A recent call for applications by the Nigerian government-funded Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for its new intervention fund dedicated to funding applied research under its National Research Fund (NRF) programme has met with mixed responses from the academic and research community. Read more

Staff Strike Over Government Failure to Heed Court Order

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has slammed the Nigerian government over its refusal to obey a court order. Read more

When Industrial Attachments for Lecturers are not Enough

The Nigerian National Universities Commission recently issued a statement about plans for lecturers to do industrial attachments. Like many African nations, graduate unemployment rates in Nigeria are a constant problem. Read more

UNIUYO Alumni Condemn Cult Attacks on Students

The University of Uyo Alumni Association has condemned the recent attacks on students of the institution by suspected cultists. Read more

31 August 2019

Adaptability to New World of Workplace Vital to Success – HR Expert

The graduating Class of 2019 in the College of Business and Social Sciences (CBSS), Covenant University, has been told to brace up and adapt to the realities of the world of work, if they must fit into the fast-pace and technologically-driven world of work. Read more

Covenant University: Saviour of Private University Initiative in Nigeria – NUC Scribe

Without the exploits of Covenant University, the initiative of allowing private individuals or organisations to run universities, taken many years ago, would have been a grand failure. Read more

Nigerian Student Deaths in North Cyprus – What is Going on?

The website “Study in North Cyprus” describes the territory as a “student paradise”, but the recent murder of another Nigerian student in Northern Cyprus – in this case at the hands of fellow Africans – continues to raise questions about the quality of life for African students in the self-declared republic. Read more

UNIUYO Alumni Condemn Cult Attacks on Students

The University of Uyo Alumni Association has condemned the recent attacks on students of the institution by suspected cultists. Read more

31 July 2019

ASUU Crisis Affecting Academic Staff

The Vice-Chancellor of University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, has said the protracted crisis rocking the local chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has brought a lot of discomfort to the innocent academic staff and students of the University. Read more

British Council Future Leaders Connect Award to UI Law Graduate

Elizabeth Chinenyenwa Nwarueze, 2018 First Class Graduate of Law and Best Graduating Student of the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan has been selected by the British Council for the prestigious Future Leaders Connect Award. Read more

College of Education Gets N621.9m from TetFund…

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TetFund ) has approved N621.9 million for infrastructure development in the college. Read more

Commission Warns Nigerians Against Illegal Colleges of Education

The National Commission for Colleges of Education has warned Nigerians against illegal institutions running Nigeria Certificate in Education programmes across the Country.
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Don Canvasses Repositioning of Postgraduate Programme for Global Relevance

A world-class University like Covenant needs to continuously disrupt, positively, her postgraduate studies structure for her to remain globally relevant to the needs of the present time. Read more

Jigawa to Construct N57m Mosque for Female Students at FUD
The Jigawa Government has opened tender for the construction of a mosque worth N57 million for female students at Federal University. Read more

Korea Awards Masters Degree Scholarship to 13 Nigerians

The Republic of Korea has awarded full scholarships for Master’s Degree Program to 13 Nigerian government officials to study in leading Korean Universities. Read more

Okebukola Lauds Covenant, Expects More African Varsities in World Rankings

After a decade of use of the African Quality Rating Mechanism (AQRM), accompanied with quality-enhancing remediation, the quality of higher education in Africa would have received a boost significant enough to pop up many more African universities on global league tables. Read more

University Workers Begin Nationwide Protest Monday

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and Non-Academic Staff Union has directed their members to commence a nationwide protest with effect from Monday, July 2019 over alleged breach of the agreement by the Federal Government. Read more

UNN Tops Nigerian Varsities, 17th in Africa
The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, has been ranked first in Nigeria and number 17 in Africa based on citations from publications. Read more

We did not Sack or Demote Any Staff, Michael Okpara Agric University Says
The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) in Abia says the university did not sack or demote any staff of the institution as alleged in some quarters. Read more

30 June 2019

Buhari Tasks Universities to Intensify Inventions

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged universities to intensify their efforts in making discoveries and inventions that can assist in the development of Nigeria, reports the Nation. Read more

Computer-Based Examinations have Reduced Workload —VC

The Vice-Chancellor of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Prof. Ignatius Onimawo, said the introduction of computer-based examinations for 100 and 200 level students, had reduced the workload of lecturers of the institution. Read more

Cut-off Mark for University Entry Approved

The authorities of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday approved 160 as a minimum cut-off mark for candidates seeking admission into public universities in Nigeria, writes Oluwole Ige for the Nigerian Tribune. Read more

Dangote Business School Official Urges Nigerian Varsities to Emulate Covenant’s Entrepreneurship Education

With the right supports and vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystems, other Nigerian universities generally can emulate Covenant University, by producing students who will change the narratives of the country and make a dent in the universe. Read more

Don Seeks Functional Laboratories to Boost Research, Revenue

A professor of Microbiology at Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Titilayo Femi-Ola, has advocated the establishment of functional central laboratory and as well installation of functional laboratory equipment in the university. Read more

Don Tasks Buhari on Varsity Education, Research Grants

A United States of America-based Nigerian university lecturer, Prof. Adesoji Adesina, has said Nigeria cannot achieve sustainable development or solve its multiple problems if it continues to pay lip service to education and research funding. Read more

Plagiarism – What can Curb the Scourge?

Does the high incidence of plagiarism among students in Nigeria point to the need for more support and mentoring for students or more effective sanctions against those found to be guilty? Or maybe both? Read more

Private institutions ‘should not benefit from funding’

The executive secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Professor Elias Bogoro, has said that Nigeria’s private universities and polytechnics should not benefit from the federal government’s support funds coz they charge fees in dollars rather than Naira. Read more

Unity Schools Alumni Seek Peaceful Coexistence among Nigerians

Unity School Old Students Association, USOSA has called on Nigerians to seek peaceful coexistence among themselves. Read more

University Staff Kidnappings – Union Calls for Action

Amid nationwide concerns over security, Nigeria’s academic community is experiencing ‘fear and anxiety’ after two recent kidnappings involving university academics in the country, one of which resulted in the abductee’s death. Read more

31 May 2019

2019 Arts Festival at ALU Rwanda

The Arts@ALU is a community of artists and creatives within the ALU Community. This group of talented students and staff members are passionate about keeping the Arts alive at ALU, celebrating our richly diverse culture, as well as hosting the Annual Arts Festival at the end of every academic year. Read more

AAU/University of Abuja Workshop on Online Teaching and Learning Management

The dawn of the twenty-first century is being recognized as a knowledge era, of which higher education plays a crucial role. The primary goals of higher education institutions are enhancing and maintaining academic excellence, scholarship, and public service. Read more

Again, ASUU Threatens to Go On Strike, States Reasons

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it might go on strike if the Federal Government does not fulfil its agreement with the union. Read more

Amid Questions of Funding, State Approves New Universities

Despite the inability of the Imo State government to cater for its existing university, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has issued an approval for outgoing Governor Rochas Okorocha to establish four additional state-owned universities, writes Azeezat Adedigba for the Premium Times. Read more

Global Book Alliance: ADEA and USAID Support African Publishing Stakeholders in the Creation of a Publishing Collaborative

The forum under the theme, Enabling African Publishers to Provide Quality Books in African Languages through the African Publishing Collaborative Initiativetook place from 8th to 9th May 2019 on the margins of the Nigeria International Book Fair (NIBF) in Lagos at the Jelili Adebisi Omotola Hall, University of Lagos. Read more

JAMB Unveils Most Preferred Tertiary Institution in UTME

With 86,401 candidates, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), was on Thursday, named the most-subscribed university by candidates in the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Read more

Minister Attributes Covenant’s Global Reckoning to Science, Technology and Innovation Prowess

Nigeria’s Honourable Minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has attributed the rising profile of Covenant University in the comity of world’s universities to her excellence in the fields of Science, Technology and Innovation. Read more

Nigeria Deploys Professors to Build Local Academic Capacity

As part of ongoing efforts to build South-South cooperation and develop local capacity in higher learning in Uganda, THE Nigerian government announced it had recently deployed 76 professors to four universities in Uganda. Read more

Vice-Chancellor Urges Communities in University Environ to Join Fight Against Malaria

The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, has enjoined the people of Promise Community, Iyana-Iyesi, Ota, Ogun State, to join hands with the University in fighting the scourge of malaria outbreaks. Read more

30 April 2019

Academics Fume Over Universities’ Promotion Scandals

The “absurd politicisation” of appointments and promotions within universities – with the knowledge of vice-chancellors who operate on the basis of nepotism and patronage – is behind some of the promotion scandals currently plaguing Nigerian universities, according to a senior academic. Read more

Buhari offers Employment, Scholarships to 168 ex-Corps Members

President Muhammadu Buhari has given automatic employment to 168 ex-corps members and also scholarships up to Doctorate level in Nigerian universities of their choice. Read more

Covenant Ranked 301+ in 2019 THE University Impact Rankings

According to the THE, “University Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. We use carefully calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons across three broad areas: research, outreach, and stewardship”. Read more
Many Nigerian Universities Yet to be Ranked – Ex-VC

A former Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Prof. Musbau Akanji, has said the country still have universities that have yet to be ranked by the Nigerian universities ranking and international bodies. Read more

Nigeria’s Higher Education Sector Faces a Number of Issues, Here’s What the West African Country Can Do to Fix It

The level of funding of the education sector has been recognised as one of the major factors that contribute to quality education. This, in turn, determines growth and development of a country. It’s also been acknowledged that quality education determines the success in achieving the sustainable development goals. Read more

Vice-Chancellor Urges Faculty, Others to Embrace Innovation

“Creativity is thinking of something new. Innovation is the implementation of something new”, while Jeffrey Baumgartner, a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator specialising in creativity and innovation, defined innovation as, “The implementation of creative ideas in order to generate value, usually through increased revenues, reduced costs or both”. Read more

We ‘ve Uncovered New Scam to Defraud Candidates, JAMB Alerts

To this end, the board, which said this in a weekly news bulletin, released to the media, Sunday, by its Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, has advised all candidates to “jealously guard their UTME registration numbers and profile codes to avoid falling victim of this latest scam.” Read more

31 March 2019

2019 Edustart Summit: Facilitators Agree Teachers Must Adapt to Changes in Technology

Facilitators at the recently held 2019 edition of the Covenant University Edustart Summit, with the theme, ‘The Future Teacher’, have unanimously agreed in their submissions that the teacher of the future must be technology-savvy, innovative, thoughtful and collaborative among others. Read more

Study Reveals Women Highly Vulnerable to Intimate Partner Violence

The results of a study undertaken by a team of scholars at the University of Pittsburg, USA, in an attempt to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, have highlighted significant vulnerabilities of women related to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and other forms of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Boko Haram settings Read more

What Can be Done About Poorly Performing Universities?

Nigeria’s universities have been under-funded for decades. Like a talented but under-achieving football team, they fail to achieve goals because the country hasn’t invested enough in their structure, their facilities and their people. Read more

28 February 2019

Cross-Disciplinary Scholarships Essential for National Development

The Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences of the Augustine University in Ilara-Epe, Lagos State, Prof. Aderemi Raji-Oyelade, has called on academic institutions in Nigeria to popularise the potential of cross-disciplinary scholarships to boost national development. Read more

Covenant, Others Consider Collaboration on Additive Manufacturing

Covenant University, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, (MSOE), USA, and the Nigerian Foundries Limited are considering collaboration on additive manufacturing and foundry technologies. Read more

ESUT Teaching Hospital Builds 10-Ton Incinerator

THE Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has completed construction of over ten tons volume incinerator which the management said was aimed at reducing infection prevalence among patients and staff of the hospital. Read more

Quality Education, Tool for Nation Building

Former Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Bamitale Omole has described quality education as a tool for nation- building. Read more

Official Launch of the RCE Ogun, Themed: “Climate Change Action for the Africa we Want”

Covenant University, in conjunction with the United Nations University will be launching the Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on February 4, 2019, Covenant’s Centre for Research, Innovation, & Discovery. Read more

Strike Ends, but with Government Promises that Few Believe

The three-month-long academics’ strike in Nigeria has ended with another agreement between the union and the government, but hopes of the government keeping its promises to the sector seem to be at an all-time low. Read more

University of Ibadan Resumes

Following the suspension of the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, UI, Professor Abel Olayinka has announced the recommencement of academic activities on Monday, February 18, 2019. Read more

31 January 2019

AAU Reopens for Lectures

Some lecturers of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma in Edo State, on Monday commenced academic activities in defiance of the directives of the Academic Staff Union of Universities. Read more

Covenant Sets New Record, Crosses 1,000 Publications for the Year 2018!

As at Saturday12th January 2019, Covenant has crossed 1,000 publications for the year by having 1,006 publications indexed in the Scopus database. Read more

FG Orders Arrest of Promoters of Illegal Tertiary Institutions

The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Education, has directed the arrest and prosecution of the promoters of illegal tertiary institutions in the country, as it put the total number of unlicensed universities at 66 and that of unlicensed polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of education at 68. Read more

Former Ambassador Osuntokun Advocates Experts as Nigerian Delegates to UN

A former Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Professor Akinjide Osuntokun has advised the federal government to always consider few knowledgeable experts as country’s delegates to the United Nations. Read more

Higher Education’s Role is to Reassert Universal Values’

Higher education has a key role to play in countering the spread of populism and nationalism and tackling global challenges such as poverty and climate change, by reasserting universal values of human dignity and the value of science and research, UNESCO’s education chief, Stefania Giannini, said last week. Read more

Mixed Responses to Jail Term for ‘Scapegoat’ Professor

An effective two-year prison sentence recently slapped by a high court judge on a Nigerian professor accused of sexual harassment of a student has met with mixed reaction on Nigerian campuses. Read more

Possible Breakthrough in Lecturers’ Strike Deadlock

Nigerian universities, crippled by a three-month shutdown due to strike action, may be reopened soon if parties stick to a new agreement reached on Monday 7 January. Read more

Top 100 Best Universities in Nigeria 2019 – Latest 2019/2020 Edition

Based on the ranking released by 4 International Colleges & Universities (4ICU), an international higher education search engine and directory reviewing accredited universities and colleges in the world, we present you the top 100 universities in Nigeria for the year 2019.Read more

Wrong Perception Affecting Technical, Vocational education –FG

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said that wrong perception is affecting the enrolment of candidates into various technical and vocational education institutions, as well as assessment and certification programmes in the country. Read more

31 December 2018

Bastardising Higher Education in Nigeria

Much as it is desirable to take education closer to the people, the rate at which universities, polytechnics and colleges of education are mushrooming in Nigeria has raised serious questions about the underlying factor for their establishment.

Covenant Clinches Outstanding Tertiary Educational Learning Environment and Facilities Award

West Africa’s No. 1 University, Covenant, on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, added another feather to her cap by winning the “Outstanding Tertiary Educational Learning Environment and Facilities Award”. Read more

Covenant Sets New Record, Again, Crosses 900 Publications for the year 2018

As at Sunday 9th December 2018, Covenant has crossed 900 publications for the year by having 907 publications indexed in the Scopus database. This is 52.18% above the publication figure for the entire year in 2017, which stands at 596. Read more

Discord Over Bid to Open 80 New HE Institutions

Nigeria’s parliament is on the verge of making possible the creation of 80 new public tertiary education institutions in a bid to accommodate growing numbers of students, but opinion outside of the National Assembly is strongly divided on whether the country needs them. Read more

No Reinstatement of Academic Whistleblowers – University

The University of Ilorin confirmed on 13 December that it is appealing a court judgment which reinstated two academics dismissed more than a year ago from the federal University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) for blowing the whistle on the alleged corrupt activities of two of the institution’s past vice-chancellors. Read more

UNILAG Introduces More Entrepreneurship Programmes for Students

The University of Lagos’s students were on course in changing the narrative of university education in the country through its various entrepreneurship programmes. Read more

UNILAG Wins Best Use Of Technology And Best Use Of Social Media Awards (Federal University)

The University is pleased to announce that Nigeria Technology Awards (NiTA) has bestowed on it the awards for Best Use of Technology (Federal University) and Best Use of Social Media (Federal University) for the year 2018. Read more

30 November 2018

David Oyedepo Charges Parents to Ensure Sound Child Upbringing

Speaking at the 17th matriculation ceremony of Covenant University, Oyedepo explained that every child is born as a raw material, pointing out that appropriate training makes the child a treasure. Read more

World Bank Selects LASU as African Centre of Excellence

The Lagos State University (LASU) has been selected as a Centre of Excellence for Innovative and Transformative STEM Education (CITSE) by the World Bank, among other 16 universities across Nigeria. Read more

31 October 2018

Academics Criticise Plans to Establish New Universities

Academics have lashed out against proposals to significantly increase the number of public universities in Nigeria, as the government unsuccessfully grappled with an assessment report of public universities that highlighted glaring weaknesses within the sector. Read more

Covenant Graduates, Most Employed in Nigeria Again!

Covenant has once again emerged as the institution with the most employed graduates rate in Nigeria. This is according to the 2018 edition of The Nigerian Graduate Report published by Stutern, an online platform that focuses on training and connecting talented youths in Nigeria with employers for internships as well as entry-level jobs. Read more

Covenant Sets New Record, Crosses 800 Publications for the Year 2018 and 3,000 Since Inception!

Celebration has become a daily affair in Covenant as the University adds to her numerous records by crossing 800 publications indexed in the Scopus database this year, even with two months to the end of the year. Read more

How to Detect a Hack: 3D X-Ray Nanoscope for Hardware Security – Prof. Akinwande

On Monday, October 15, 2018, Prof. Akintunde Ibitayo Akinwande presented a special seminar titled: “3D X-Ray Nanoscope for Hardware Security of Hardware Security Circuit Chips“, at the Julius Berger Hall, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos. Read more

Students’ View of PhD’s Value Drops as Course Progresses

Postgraduate researchers become less convinced of the value of their studies as they move through their degree, according to a major survey that suggests that many are also increasingly dissatisfied. Read more

30 September 2018

Akwa Ibom College Lecturers Protest Non-Payment of Salaries

Labor unions in Akwa Ibom State College of Education, Afaha Nsit on September 14 commenced a strike action after failing to reach agreement with the government over a number of their demands. Read more

Covenant to Increase Postgraduates and Reduce Undergraduates Admissions

Covenant is planning to increase the admission slots for postgraduate students and reduce the undergraduate intakes into the University, says the Vice-Chancellor. Read more

‘Misled’ Parents Call for Lower Private University Fees

Since the advent of private universities in Nigeria in 1999 – most of which are faith-based – there have been calls for them to reduce their fees which are several times higher than public universities. Read more

Three Nigerian Universities Ranked Among World’s Best

Three universities in Nigeria – Covenant University, University of Ibadan, and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka – have been included in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Read more

31 August 2018

Covenant Tasks Lecturers on Development of Excellent Teaching Skillset

Academics in Covenant have been charged to invest their time and energy in developing their expertise in specific subject areas. Read more

Education Problem is Not Knowledge Gap, but Skills

Polytechnics were supposed to be centres where people who have skills are trained, where you have technicians and technologists. Read more

How to Take Notes in a Large, Rowdy Lecture Theatre

If you can’t take notes in a rowdy lecture hall, here are some important tips you need. Read more

Research Group to Improve Youths’ Skill in NANO-Tech

The African NANO-Technology Research Group of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) has held a two-week international workshop at Princess Alexandra Hall to discuss how the economy can be revitalised to provide jobs for the youth. Read more

Physically Challenged Students in LASU Want Scholarship from Lagos Govt

The physically challenged students in Lagos State University (LASU) have reportedly appealed to the state government to give them and every person living with disability in the school full scholarship. Read more

Professor Atayero Raises Concern Over Impact of Human Activities on the Environment

The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, has voiced his concern over the impact of human activities on the environment, which he said had become critical in spite of numerous international conventions and advocacies. Read more

Varsity Shut Over Students’ Protest

The Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM) in Benue State has been shut indefinitely following a students’ protest. Read more

30 June 2018

We Expelled About 400 Students in One Year – VC, Alex Ekwueme University

The management of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Udufu-Alike in Ikwo local government of Ebonyi state said it has expelled about four hundred students in just one year. Read more

31 May 2018

UNILAG reacts to sexual allegation against English lecturer

UNILAG management says it has a zero tolerance for sexual harassment adding that the allegation will be thoroughly investigated. Read more

NUC shuts down 58 illegal universities in Nigeria

The National Universities Commission has shut down 58 Universities across the country. See the list. Read more

UNICAL suspends lecturer for allegedly issuing fake certificates to students

The UNICAL Vice Chancellor ordered immediate and indefinite suspension of Dr Mensah for allegedly selling certificates to students. Read more

FG denies abandoning 19 Nigerian students in Russia

FG says the students scholarship covers only BSc programs but some of them stay back in Russia to start a postgraduate program. Read more

First class is not cheap in LASU- VC

The Vice Chancellor of LASU says the University awards first class to only students who meet the requirement. Read more

LASU VC suggests whistle-blowing policy on campus to expose randy lecturers

The Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University says the institution has been peaceful for more than a year because of the whistle-blowing policy. Read more

Catholic University opens prayer room for Muslim students

St. Ambrose University allots the prayer room to Muslim students in honor of Joe DeFrancisco, who died in 2017. Read more

Polytechnic students decry exclusion from tuition waiver in federal universities

National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) said the proposed abolition of tuition fees in tertiary institutions is a welcome development. Read more

Hundreds of new universities planned in Nigeria as demand soars

National Universities Commission considering applications from 292 potential private institutions. Read more

Crescent Varsity Msc Programmes Approved Since 2013 –prof. Gbajabiamila 

Authorities of Crescent University,Abeokuta have debunked rumours making the rounds that the institution’s Master’s programmes are not approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC),the regulatory body in Nigeria. Read more

‘TETFund Bill must be Modified for Faith-based Varsities’

In this interview with Funmi Ogundare, the Vice-Chancellor of Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State, Professor Bernard Aigbokhan explained that the country needs to go back to the values that will ensure that the right leadership qualities are inculcated in students. He expressed optimism that the federal government will modify the TETFund bill to allow faith-based universities benefit from it. Read more

UI Notice to Students on Accommodation and School Fees Receipts 2017/2018

University of Ibadan (UI) has automated the process of self generation of accommodation and school fees receipts for the 2017/2018 academic session to avoid unnecessary queue and delay. All undergraduate … Read more

30 April 2018

Public Varsities’ Fee Hike Threatens Dreams of Indigent Students

It was like a nightmare when Bowale Aderemi (not real name) heard that the N25,000 tuition fee he normally pays at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, was no longer acceptable. The final year law student had just returned from where he was doing a holiday job that sunny afternoon when one of his friends called to break the news to him. Read more

7 Nigerian Universities Incorporated into World Technology Network Seven Nigerian Universities on Wednesday signed an agreement with the University of Bradford to be incorporated into the World Technology Universities Network (WTUN) to enhance the development of technology in their schools. Read more

Nigerian Maritime University Takes off

The Vice Chancellor of Nigerian Maritime University, NMU, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, Prof. Ongoebi Maureen Etebu, has said academic activities will commence in mid-April 2018.

Unimaid Graduates 14, 368 Students… As It Holds 23rd Combined Convocation

The University of Maiduguri has concluded arrangement and preparations to hold its 23rd Combined Convocation Ceremony of 14,368 students comprising of post graduates, under graduates and diploma students for the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 academic seasons. Read more

Covenant Accountancy Students Gain Exemption from 11 ICAN Subjects

Covenant University and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under the ICAN Mutual Cooperation Agreement with Tertiary Institutions (MCATI), which exempts undergraduate Accountancy students of Covenant from 11 subjects of ICAN’s professional examination. Read more

30 December 2017

College Partner Foreign Varsities on Research, Wins ICT Award In U.S

Adeyemi College of Education (ACE), Ondo has partnered with the International Centre for Information Technology and Development (ICITD), Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA for joint research works. Read more

Don’t Be Discouraged From Choosing These Schools Because Of These Stereotypes

Choose the institution you consider okay for your academic pursuit and let not tales from the past discourage you. Read more

Igbinedion Varsity Providing Leadership to Meet National Education Goals

Vice chancellor of Igbinedion University has assured best graduating students of the institution of automatic employment as a way of promoting academic excellence. Read more

LASPOTECH to Become University Soon

LASPOTECH on becoming a university would run National Diploma and Higher National Diploma programmes alongside BSc programmes. Read more

National Higher Education Forum Postpones Event

National Higher Education Forum is a multi-sectoral platform design for regular, productive engagements of key higher education stakeholders, education thought-leaders, innovators, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, et cetera in search of sustainable solutions to Nigeria’s higher education challenges and in pursuit of greater prosperity for the nation. Read more

Organization Visits Lagos NYSC Orientation Camp

UNICAF visited NYSC training camp in Lagos, to give presentations and inform Corps members about the degrees available in UNICAF University. Read more

Professor Seeks Spiritually-Minded Leaders for Socio- Economic Change

A professor of Business Administration and Management, has insisted that for Nigeria and African countries to take a leap towards the much needed socio economic transformation and technological development, it is imperative to harness the competencies of spiritually minded leaders. Read more

Reconstruction that Nigerian Education System Needs, by Okebukola

Former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), has reiterated the need to reconstruct and reformat the country’s educational system. Read more

Tai Solarin University of Education Holds Convocation

Activities marking the 9th convocation ceremony of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), was culminated with the award of higher degrees and diplomas as well as admission into first degrees and presentation of prizes. Read more

Tertiary Institutions Receive N378m as Allocation

Banu said that the disbursed funds was about N66 million higher than the third quarter allocation of about N312 million. Read more

VC Laments Low Enrolment of Northerners in Tertiary Institutions

Vice chancellor, Kano University of Science and Technology, has tasked Northern youths to channel their energy towards building a prosperous future rather than pursuing unrealistic goals. Read more

30 October 2017

3,500 Out Of 60,000 Candidates to Get UI Admission
The University of Ibadan (UI) will offer admissions to only 3,500 out of the 60,000 candidates that applied for its undergraduate courses, a figure 50 per cent lower than what the National University Commission (NUC) has allotted the institution. Read more

Don Tasks Institutions on Collaboration

Deputy vice chancellor, University of Lagos (UNILAG), has stated that internationalisation of the education system would promote teaching, scholarship and opportunities among university students in the country. Read more

Eight Universities May Deny 143, 000 Placements

Worsening infrastructural challenge, regulatory conflict between the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) and universities, inadequate teaching aids and unavailability of adequate manpower, among others, would join forces to deny over 143, 000 applicants placement in eight universities in the ongoing 2017/2018 academic session. Read more

FG, Stakeholders Disagree On Status of Maritime Academy

The cold war between the Presidency and National Assembly appeared to have shifted to the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, Akwa Ibom State, as the bill to upgrade the academy to a Federal University of Maritime Studies (FUMS) suffered a temporary setback. Read more

Getting Young Ones Prepared Through Skill Acquisition

With the labour market so uncertain and saturated, people looking for employment are not finding things easy. But tertiary institutions in the country keep churning out thousands of graduates every year, who have to compete with seasoned professionals for jobs that are simply not there. Read more

Let’s Use Technical, Vocational Education to Tackle Unemployment

The Rector, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree is the first Nigerian to be appointed the West African representative of the Commonwealth Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA). Read more

NABTEB, NGO Organize Conference on Vocational Education

The National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB), North Central Office in partnership with National Association of Technical and Vocational School Proprietors of Nigeria (NATESVOSPON), organized a national conference on technical education. Read more

Nigerian Universities as Problem-Solvers

Universities are fundamentally centres from which forward-looking nations draw the well-qualified and properly educated workforce and citizens that steer national aspirations towards progress. Read more

Poly Education Should Be Reoriented

The Alumni Association of Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) has called on the Federal Government to review all policies guiding polytechnic education to tackle the nation’s unemployment challenge. Read more

Poor Perception of Technical Education Affects Economic Growth

A vocational education conference has ended in Abuja with authorities saying poor perception of technical education leads to underdevelopment.  Read more

Senate to Rename Colleges of Education

The Senate has commenced the process to rename eight colleges of education to align the location of the institutions affected by boundary adjustment as a result of state creation. Read more

Registrars without IT Knowledge Will Soon Become Irrelevant, Says ARNU

Association of Registrars of Nigerian Universities (ARNU) has counselled its members to get acquainted with modern Information Technology (IT), so as to remain relevant in the university corporate system. Read more

Removing Barriers, Impacting Higher Education Institutions Globally

Tackling the biggest challenges of higher education institutions globally and ensuring that the goals and purposes of higher education for the students, nation and society are met, were the focus of the 2017 Global Meeting of Associations (GMA) of the International Association of Universities recently held at the University of Ghana, Accra. Funmi Ogundare reports. Read more

The Nigerian Student Activists: Endangered Species?

With all the political shenanigans in the news, it would be easy to miss the news that another student was expelled from an institution of higher education for essentially raising issues concerning student welfare with the school administration. Read more

VC Canvasses TETFUND Support for Private Schools

The Vice Chancellor, Bells University of Technology, has stressed the need for Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) to be provided for private institutions of higher learning. Read more

When Parental Pressure Compounds Academic Rigour on Campus

Our University system too is a big issue that could make a lilly-livered student drop dead. Read  more

Why Africa Lags Behind In Global Education Goals, By UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has said Nigeria and other African countries were lagging behind in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs). Read more

Why Role-Relevant Qualifications Must Be Part of Job Crisis Solution

Nigeria is grappling with a growing jobs crisis, with national unemployment at 14 per cent after rising steadily for the past two years – meaning that over 11 million Nigerians ready and willing to work are jobless. Read more

15 October 2017

5 Things You Should Know About National Open University Of Nigeria

With over four hundred thousand students and seventy centres nationwide to their name, it is now important to look into the school and see what they have to offer. Read more

Allocate 26% Of National Budget To Education – Afe Babalola

The Founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Chief Afe Babalola, has called for a national emergency fund to address the challenges of inadequate funding of education in Nigeria. Read more

Book on Inspiration to be Included in Curriculum

The first lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has announced that her office will work towards including the book titled ‘Stop, Turn it Around’ into schools’ ‎curriculum. Read more

How To Revamp Nigeria’s Educational System – Anyaoku

The former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth speaks on how to reform education in Nigeria. Read more

Leadership Failure Responsible For Deplorable Education Standard

You recently inaugurated the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), what informed this decision? Read more

Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Will Stop To Exist In 2021

Mapoly was recently upgraded to a University of Technology and the Governor assured students would finish their programs before it stops to exist. Read more

Obasanjo Presidential Library: Expanding Nigeria’s Knowledge Base

A library is seen as a collection of sources of information and similar resources made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It also provides physical and digital access to materials. Read more

Students, Lecturers Face Uncertainties Over MAUSTECH

The announcement and eventual approval for Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) to be upgraded to a university in Ogun State was greeted with excitement and hope. Read more

The Birth Of Open Education Resources Policy

Nigeria’s higher education recorded landmark feat as a draft National Policy on Open Education Resources (OER) was recently validated. Read more

University Education Not A Low Hanging Fruit

The controversies surrounding the Joint Admission Matriculation Board’s policy on admission into universities and other institutions of higher learning in the country in the 2017/18 academic session are not receding just yet. Read more

VP Proposes Private Partnership In Varsity Funding

Vice President Yemi declared that the government alone cannot sustain funding of universities or even keep them at their current levels due to its dwindling revenue. Read more

30 September 2017

Covenant, Oral Roberts University Endorse Collaboration

Covenant University and Oral Roberts University (ORU), the United States, have reached an agreement to collaborate on research and students exchange among others. Read more

Covenant Wins Big at National CODET Competition Finals

Engineering students of Covenant University have made outstanding accomplishments in different categories at both the South-West Zonal and National Finals of the 2017 edition of the Committee of Deans of Engineering and Technology of Nigerian Universities (CODET) competition. Read more

Ending Corruption with Education in Nigeria

Once again, the chronic issue of corruption has come to the fore; corruption is everywhere in Nigeria and it is the major cause of poverty. It is associated with lower levels of economic development, slower economic growth, poverty and conflicts. Read more

ECOWAS Moves to Harmornise Curriculum System

Member states of the Economic Community of West Africa States have planned to review strategies for the strengthening of human capital. Read more

ESUT Inducts 29 Medical Doctors

Vice Chacellor of the Enugu State Uiversity of Sciece ad Technology has charged the newly graduated medical doctors not to cut corners but to stic to the ethics of the medical profession i the discharge of their duties. Read more

Expert Calls for Integrity in Estate Valuation Practice

A call has gone to budding professionals for more ethical and professional integrity in the practice of Estate Valuation and Surveying, in order to ensure the credibility of the profession. Read more

JAMB Stops Regularisation of Illegal Admission in Tertiary Institution

The joint admission and matriculations board will from this year stop the regularisation of all illegal admission in tertiary institutions in the country. Read more

Stakeholders Validate National Policy on Open Education Resources

For the first time in the history of higher education in the coutry, a draft national policy on open education resources has been validated to address the dearth of learning resources in quality, quantity and currency in the subsector. Read more

University of Ilorin Rejects Terrorist Tag

The authorities of University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) yesterday denounced the toga of terrorism allegedly slammed on the institution by the Chairman of University of Ibadan chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr Ayodeji Omole. Read more

15 September 2017

27 States Spend N106b on 35 Varsities in One Year

State universities in the country are growing in number, but the funds to run them only come in trickles. According to the budgets of 27 states examined by The Guardian, the total amount allocated to 35 such universities in 2016 by the owner-state governments was N106 billion. Read more

Akeredolu Lobbies for Niger Delta Varsity in Ondo

Instead of sending beneficiaries of amnesty programme overseas to acquire higher education, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has implored Federal Government to establish a university of technology in Ondo State. Read more

ASUU and the Crisis in Education

The 2017 list of Nigerian universities approved and released by the National Universities Commission, NUC, shows that Nigeria has 152 universities distributed as follows: federal universities, 40; state universities, 44; private universities 68. Read more

Covenant University Promises to Maintain Collaboration with FRSC

The Management of Covenant University has assured the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) that the University will continue to collaborate with the agency in its task of ensuring safety of lives and orderliness on Nigerian roads. Read more

Curricula Review, Panacea for Education Sector Revival The Chancellor of Chrisland University, has urged stakeholders in the sector to consider the review of the nation’s school curricula as the revival of the sector hangs on the review. Read more

Ending Corruption with Education in Nigeria

From political circles to business boardrooms, educational institutions, the health and judicial sectors, and even the “holiest” places, our religious institutions-the list is endless. This vice is literally dismembering our country. Read more

Information Technology and Transcription of Reading Materials for the Visually Impaired Persons in Nigeria

Studies have shown inadequate reading materials for the visually impaired in Nigeria. Information technology has greatly advanced the provision of information to the visually impaired in other industrialized climes. Read more

Is JAMB Recipe For Confusion In Higher Institutions?

Nigeria’s tertiary education system is in a shambles – in terms of infrastructure, funding and academics – as it remains largely crisis-ridden for years. The recent reintroduction of the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, the latest cut-off marks imbroglio and alleged back-door admission policy of higher institutions reveal the ugly underbelly of the nation’s floundering education system. Read more

Kano, French Governments Plan Scholarship Scheme

Kano state government has launched the second phase of its scholarship scheme with the French government. Read more

No Progress without Quality Education, NLC Tells FG, ASUU

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities to embrace collective bargaining as there was no way progress would be made without quality education. Read more

The Illegality of Post-UTME

The confusion that has trailed the re-introduction of the post University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) in higher educational institutions across the country over the fees payable by candidates forced me to dig into the legality or otherwise of the test that now determines our children’s educational destiny. Read more

We Target Infrastructure, Publication For Academic Training And Devt You can see clearly that the founding fathers of this agency have cut out, in clear details, what they want the Fund to achieve as far as growing or supporting the growth of our higher education institution is concerned. Read more

31 August 2017

5 Reasons Why the 120 Minimum Point is Good for Nigerian Universities

While some Vice Chancellors condemned the 120 cut-off mark policy the JAMB Registrar urged Nigerians to wait and see the effects of the policy. Read more

5 Reasons Why You Should Study Online

We live in an era where everything has moved online, from shopping to banking to watching TV, and education is no exception. Read more

Australia to Partner Nigeria to Promote Science, Innovation, Tech in Schools

The Australian Government has expressed its desire to partner Nigeria ‎in promoting and growing potential for young people in science, innovation and technology from university level down to the primary school level. Read more

FG-Offers Scholarship to 222 Girls amid ASUU Strike

Nominations of the girls were based on their performances in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Read more

German Varsity to Design, Operate Private Medical Varsity in A’Ibom

A Germany university, the University of Hamburg (UKE), has expressed its willingness to partner in the execution of the proposed Thompson and Grace Medical University (TGMU) and the Specialty Hospital in Afaha Obong community of Abak Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State. Read more

Giving Education the Priority it Deserves

As the Academic Staff Union of Universities prepares to meet the federal government again owing to the strike it embarked, experts who have been monitoring the development say the government should show more commitment towards ensuring a knowledge-driven economy that accords priority and adequate funding to quality and functional education. Read more

Government, not ASUU Is the Problem of Higher Education in Nigeria

One of the major challenges of higher education in Nigeria is the incessant strikes by ASUU due to the failure of government to honour agreements between them. Read more

JAMB Releases Cut-Off Marks, Sets Deadline For Change of Institution

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Tuesday released the cut-off marks for this year’s admission into the country’s universities, polytechnics and colleges of education. Read more

NABTEB Registrar Attributes Decline in TVE to Poor Funding

The Registrar of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), Professor Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, has attributed the low rate of Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) in Nigeria to poor funding of technical colleges by government at all levels. Read more

National Agency Partners With Academia to Fight Corruption

The country’s anti-corruption agency is partnering with the National Universities Commission, or NUC, to sponsor 20 doctoral theses engaging with anti-corruption issues over the next 10 years and to introduce an anti-corruption course for all students at undergraduate level. Read more

Training Firm Canvasses Technology-oriented Curriculum

The Programme Director, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Mr. Rajiv Sharma, has stressed the need for the curriculum of schools in the country to be technology-oriented and that it should be tailored towards training people’s mind, fine-tuning the language and programme people for better future. Read more

UNILORIN Appoints New VC

The Governing Council of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has approved the appointment of Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem as its 10th Vice-Chancellor. Read more

University Sacks 18 Lecturers, Others for Plagiarism, Extortion, Sexual Harassment

The Governing Council of the Delta State University, Abraka has sacked 10 lecturers, eight non-teaching junior staff and warned 17 dons for extortion, sexual harassment and gross misconduct, among others. Read more

UTME Cut-Off Marks: Monitoring Admission Processes, Dropping Education Standard

Following the announcement of new cut-off points by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for higher institutions, which generated uproar in the country, some experts are calling for the reversal of the policy, just as the board explained the rationale behind the new minimum scores for admission into higher institutions. Read more

15 August 2017

35 Medical Students Return from Ukraine, Become Doctors

35 of 85 medical students of the Osun State University who were sent to a Ukrainian university for medical studies by Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration have returned to Osun. Read more

A Befitting End to HND-BSc Dichotomy

A muted jubilation over the announcement that the dichotomy between HND and BSc in the civil service has been removed, indicates that there are still hurdles to cross in the age-old discrimination against HND holders. Read more

A University Struggling With Its Past and Future

The crisis rocking Ladoke Akintola University of Technology appears intractable as the institution remains shut for more than 10 months while the two owner-state governments –Oyo and Osun – battle for its soul, leaving students and staff in a helpless situation. Read more

Commission Considers 200 Private University Applications

The National Universities Commission in Nigeria said it is currently processing over 200 applications for new private universities in the country. Read more

Entrepreneurial Learning Should Start From Elementary School

As part of efforts to fast track economic growth, Life-Baker International School has harped on the need to introduce entrepreneurial skills to children at an early stage. Read more

‘Entrepreneurship Education Will Tackle Joblessness’

Chairman of Tafa Local Government of Niger State Ado Abubakar has said the entrepreneurship programmes of the Young Doctors Academy, Gauraka will help reduce unemployment in the country. Read more

Forum Wants More Funding For Education

The Transparency Advocacy Development Initiative (TADI) has urged the Federal Government to commit more funds to development of education. Read more

List of Private Universities in Nigeria

The most interesting thing about private universities is that getting admission into any one of them is easy. Read more

Open, Distance Education Accommodates More Learners, Say Dons

Director, Open and Distance Education, National Universities Commission (NUC), has advised admission seekers to seek the viable option of open and distance learning as it has the capacity to accommodate more learners. Read more

Special Education Needs Attention’

The Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo was established to care for the needs of special students. For the past 40 years, the institution has been training the physically challenged, thereby contributing hugely to national development. Read more

UI Chapter Notifies VC, Stops Examinations, Others

The University of Ibadan (UI) chapter of the union wrote the vice chancellor of the institution, intimating him of its participation in the exercise, which it described as total, comprehensive and indefinite. Read more

Universities for Army, Navy, Maritime Coming -Education Minister

Minister of Education said that, three of the universities were for the Army, Navy and Maritime respectively and would take off soon. Read more

What to Do When the Universities Are Shut Down

If you are an undergraduate in any of the public higher institutions brace yourselves for a long stay at home. Read more

15 July 2017

66 Students of Cherryfield College Pass UTME

66 students out of the 68 graduating students of Cherryfield College, Jikwoyi in Abuja have scored the 180 cut-off point required by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in the recently released results of the Unified Tertiary matriculation Examination (UTME). Read more

Council on Education Endorses Separate Religious Studies, Revised Curriculum for 2018

The National Council on Education (NCE) has endorsed the Federal Government decision to separate Christian Religious Studies (CRS) and Islamic Religious Studies (IRS) as stand-alone subjects, after their infusion into one single subject generated controversy. Read more

FG Stops Discrimination between Degree Holders

With this new development, HND holders will be paid the same as BSC graduates at the entry point. Read more

Getting Nigerian Universities Back On Track

A deep intellectual and practical discourse to transform the Nigerian universities from institutions that merely answer to the epithet ‘university’ to universities indeed, recently engaged the attention of policy experts, academics, technocrats, bureaucrats, and the general public at a seminar organized by Ibadan School of Government and Public Policies (ISGPP) at the conference centre of the University of Ibadan (UI). Read more

Group Trains 25 Corpers on Teaching Methods

An innovative group, ‘Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education’ has trained about 35 corps members on teaching techniques to improve the methods of teaching in schools. Read more

Let Ibadan Technical Varsity be

Findings suggest that the technical university, Ibadan, was established at almost a zero cost to the state government since it is largely on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement. Read more

Private University vs Public University

This debate is senseless. The debate about which type of university is better is pointless. Read more

Rousing Reception for Akubuiro’s Prodigals in Paradise as Unilag Hosts Journalist

The Faculty of Arts Boardroom, University of Lagos, was filled to the brim with students and lecturers from English Department as they came to participate in the monthly Book Reading session. Read more

Sokoto Earmarks N900m for Payment of Scholarships

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has approved the release of N900 million for the payment of tuition fees and upkeep allowances to students of Sokoto indigenes studying in both Nigeria and abroad. Read more

There Is More to Degree Disparity than FG Salary for HND Holders

The disparity that has consigned HND holders to job discriminations is said to have sprouted from the visions with which polytechnic education was set up. Read more

30 June 2017

12,000 Students to Participate in Lagos Entrepreneurial Programme

About twelve thousand students drawn from six higher institutions in Lagos state are expected to participate in this year’s entrepreneurial and skill acquisition programme being packaged by the state government. Read more

50 Percent 2017 Intervention Funds Accessed By Higher Institutions

The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Dr Abdullahi Bichi Baffa has disclosed that over 50 per cent of its 2017 direct intervention fund has been accessed by higher institutions across the country. Read more

African Universities Align With AU on 2063 Education Agenda

The Association of African Universities (AAU) has promised to align its activities with the African Union’s (AU) 2063 Agenda on education. Central to this was the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA-2025) and the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024.) Read more

AUN Appoints New President

The Board of Trustees of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) has appointed an American international educator, Dr. Dawn Dekle, as president of the institution after an international search to replace the former occupier of the office, Margie Ensign. Read more

Better Utilisation of Nigerian Varsities will Boost Development

A Professor of Agricultural Engineering, and former Vice Chancellor, OAU, Ile-Ife, Michael Faborode said Nigeria must be alive to its roles to its citizens, and utilise its universities as the knowledge factories of ideas and innovations for development to take place. Read more

Caleb Varsity’s Experience, Indication of Great Research Potentials

The Vice-Chancellor of Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State, Prof. Ayandiji Daniel Aina, has said the university’s experience over the last few years strongly indicated the great potentials in the university in instituting a learning context that is rich in educational opportunities, research and scholarship. Read more

Going to University Halves Risk of Heart Disease, 30-Year Study Shows

Going to university slashes the risk of heart disease, particularly among women, new research shows. Statistics show people with the worst education are much more likely to develop the cardiovascular condition. Read more

Govt Tasked on Uniformity of Standard in Nigerian Schools

The federal and state governments as well as other relevant stakeholders in Nigeria’s educational sector have been urged to work towards ensuring uniformity of standards in the running of public and private schools in the country. Read more

LASU VC Stresses Need for Students to be Patriotic

The Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, (LASU), Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun has called on students to be passionate about their country in order to assist in its developmental efforts saying that no country can be higher than the commitment of its citizens. Read more

Monarch Joins Furore over New Specialised College Bill

An influential king in Western Nigeria has intervened in the ongoing controversy around the scrapping of management science courses in 25 federal universities of agriculture in a move aimed to correct what is perceived by the education minister as mission drift away from the fundamental objectives of the specialised universities. Read more

Nigeria to Get $961M Loan for Education and Economic Recovery Plan

A total of $961million has been approved by the World Bank to support the implementation of Nigeria’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017-2020. Read more

Nigerian Youths Urged to Develop Entrepreneurship Skill

Nigerian youths and graduates of higher institutions across the country have been urged to develop skills in entrepreneurship and Information and Communication Technology (ICT), to advance their job opportunities. Read more

Why African Leaders Must Invest in Education by Ghanaian President

Stakeholders in African education system have identified lack of political will to invest in education as the bane of development in the continent. Read more

Why Senate Should Amend Tetfund Law

Funding is the problem of both federal and state universities and to some extent private universities. However, the effect of poor funding is more pronounced with state universities. Read more

15 June 2017

Alake Tasks Buhari Over Scrapping of Management Courses in Specialised Varsities

The Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo has expressed concern over the directive of the education minister, Adamu Adamu that all specialised universities should stop offering management courses forthwith. Read more

Closure of Institutions in Southern Kaduna Punitive, Vindictive – SKYSFOM

Southern Kaduna Youth and Students Forum, SKYSFOM, has noted with dismay that the closure of institutions in the area by the Kaduna State government‎ is punitive, vindictive and in bad omen. Read more

Facts about Education in Oyo State

The issues being experienced by the tertiary institutions in Oyo state today are a result of years of maladministration. Read more

Higher Education – An Antidote to Boko Haram

In the wake of a series of suicide bomb attacks this year on the University of Maiduguri by Islamic extremist terror group Boko Haram, academics have called for the government to revamp education and vocational training in order to discourage the recruitment of young men and women as cannon fodder by the militant extremist group. Read more

Joint Poly Unions Agree To Suspend Ongoing Strike in Delta Polytechnics for One Month

The Joint Unions of Polytechnic Staff in Delta State have agreed to suspend their ongoing strike in the three State Owned Polytechnics in Delta State for one month, beginning from Thursday, June 8 to enable the Delta State Government consider and meet with their demands with a view to restoring industrial peace and harmony. Read more

Quanser Seeks Collaboration with Covenant in Grooming Quality Engineers

Quanser, a firm specialized in the deployment of transformational laboratories for the global academic community, has indicated its interest in partnering with Covenant University with a view to developing system-level software for the University for efficient teaching and learning. Read more

15 May 2017

12 Universities to Undergo Financial Probe

The Federal Ministry of Education has inaugurated a seven-person committee to probe the use of grants for ‘take-off’ projects in 12 universities established between 2011 and 2013 – three of which are under investigation by the national Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Read more

Akwa Ibom Government Tasks Tertiary Institutions on Curriculum Development

Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel has called on university administrators in the country to rejig the curriculum and give priority attention to Information and Communication Technology [ICT]. Read more

Appraising JAMB’S Approach to Eliminate Examination Fraud with New Innovation

Yearly, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), conducts Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for millions of students yearning for university, polytechnic and monotechnic education nationwide. Read more

British Council, CIE Celebrate Students’ Performance in Cambridge Exam

Fifty-Eight Nigerian students have been honoured by the British Council and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), for their exceptional performance in Cambridge examination series. Read more

Educationist Advocates Reintroduction of HSC in School Curriculum

Disturbed by display of youthful exuberance by some university students particularly in their 100 level, a retired permanent secretary in Ondo State, Mr. Erastus Akinkuowo yesterday advocated the reintroduction of Higher School Certificate (HSC) programme in Nigerian education curriculum. Read more

Ethical Issues in Nigeria’s Higher Education and governance

From all interrogations in symposia, lectures, workshops, conferences, submissions of policy makers and independent opinions of parents and parent teachers associations, Nigeria is in dire need of quality education characterised by duty, moral obligation and moral commitment different from the status-quo. Read more

EU Open More Education Opportunities to Nigeria

The European Union (EU) said that Nigeria was among the countries it had opened more educational opportunities to, under its Erasmus +Programme. Read more

Government Pledges to Pay Teachers Higher than Other Workers

Teachers may soon earn higher salaries than other workers in the country. The Education Minister, Adamu Adamu dropped the hint yesterday while inaugurating the Governing Councils of 21 Federal Colleges of Education in Abuja. Read more

HDI Launches Higher Education Fund for Underprivileged Students

To ensure continuous education of the underprivileged children to tertiary level, a non-governmental organisation, Human Development Initiative (HDI), has launched Tertiary Education Trust Fund (HDI-TETF). Read more

Our Curriculum Must Be Reviewed to Promote Sound Character and Self-Reliance

A former president of the General Conference, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), posited that a review of the school curriculum to promote character, independent thinking and self-reliance in youths coupled with the political will from elected functionaries are needed to propel Nigeria’s education sector to enviable heights. Read more

Rhema University Holds Maiden Education Exhibition

Rhema University, Aba, made history recently when she held her first education exhibition which showcased wonders of the great citadel of learning. The programme, which attracted many academics, school heads and dignitaries from all walks of life, was intended to sensitize the public on special educational features and unique packages available at Rhema University. Read more

Teachers Reveal How Education Has Changed Dramatically Over the Past 20 Years

A lot has happened since today’s college graduates were born. A handful of long-time teachers reflect on those changes. Read more

The University, the Student and the Workplace

In most countries as it is also in Nigeria, the university is the apex institution of the educational system which starts from the primary, the secondary and the tertiary institutions which includes the colleges of education, the polytechnics, other professional and specialised institutions of higher education with the university as the crown jewel. Read more

UNESCO Decries Inability of Governments to Meet Demand for Higher Education

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has lamented the inability of governments, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa to meet the growing demand for higher education. Read more

UTME Candidate’s Father Threaten to Sue JAMB over Network Failure

Smart threatened legal action against JAMB for “breach of contract” against the Nigerian parents and every candidate who fell victim to “the inadequate preparation”. Read more

World Bank Boosts STEM Projects in Universities with $70 million

As part of its contribution to the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), in the nation’s universities, the World Bank has committed $70m to projects in 10 institutions across the country. Read more

30 April 2017

ASUU Faults Registration Logjam, Asks Oloyede to Step Aside

Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr. Deji Omole has asked the Registrar of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Professor Ishaq Oloyede to voluntarily resign his position for the lopsided nature of the ongoing JAMB registration coordinated by the Board. Read more

ASUU wants JAMB Scrapped Because Lecturers are “Out of Business” – Coalition

The Joint Action Coalition of Civil Society Organization for Transparency in Governance has ​called on Nigerians to ignore those “out of business” calling for scrap of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) ​and support on-going ​re​​forms by the exam body.​ Read more

Educator Calls for Uniform Cut-Off Mark

Every candidate seeking admission into Nigerian universities should be made to gain admission with a uniform cut-off mark. Read more

FG Vows to Phase out Uncertified Teachers Next Year

The Federal Government has said that it will not allow any teacher without Professional ‎Certificate of the Teachers’ Registration Council (TRCN) to teach beyond this year, 2017. ‎Read more

Higher Institutions Urged to Inculcate Moral Behavior in Youths

The acting Registrar, National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) Professor Muhammad S. Abdullahi has charged institutions of higher learning to consider as critical addressing the decline of moral behavior among youths. Read more

How a Self-Published Author Sold 10,000 Books

Most books are written to be bought and read for the author to make some income. With the doors of traditional publishing getting narrow, many writers have found relief in self-publishing. Read more

JAMB: When Truth Hurts Infinitely

Nigerians resent truth. They abhor it and seek to cage it within the prisms of their crooked instincts. When President Muhammadu Buhari launched the national re-orientation campaigns for attitudinal change tagged #ChangeBeginsWithMe#, many Nigerians never saw the wisdom. But successive events are now illuminating the necessity of the campaigns. Read more

Monarch Tasks Poly Management on Industrial Devt Curriculum

A royal father, the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobi has called on the management of polytechnics in the country to focus on the various curricular that would produce the manpower needed to drive the industrial development and other policies of government. Read more

Rector Warns Lecturers against Extortion, Matriculates 7,066 Students

Dr. Sanusi Jimah, the Acting Rector of Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, warned lecturers against extortion of money from students of the institution. Read more

UATH gets Higher Grade PCR Laboratory

The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) has launched a higher grade Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) laboratory at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada. Read more

Publishers’ Association Inaugurates State Chapters

The National President, Nigerian Publishers’ Association (NPA), Mr. Gbadega Adedapo, has berated the activities of pirates in the country, saying the body has started inaugurating its state chapters to protect the publishing industry in the country and guide against piracy. Read more

Policy, System Should be Reviewed

As the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) prepares to administer its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in May, University Dons who have been monitoring the development, said despite the challenges confronting the board, it should review its current policy to enable candidates surmount the problems, improve on its system, while calling for support from Nigerians. Read more

Stakeholders Canvass Varsity Status for FCET Umunze

A former Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has called on the federal government to elevate the Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, would widen students’ access to higher degrees in technical education and equip them with employable skills. Read more

15 March 2017

Air Force Institute Admits 277 Out of 10,000 Applicants

The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Kaduna, has admitted 277 students out of the 10,000 applicants that applied for engineering courses. Read more

Bauchi College to Offer Degree Courses

AD Rufa’i College for Legal and Islamic Studies Misau has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ‎with Bayero University, Kano (BUK), to run affiliated degree programmes in some selected courses. Read more

CODET Seeks Contribution to National Development

The Committee of Deans of Engineering and Technology of Nigerian Universities (CODET) has revealed its plan to leverage on engineering partnerships so as to drive change in the society. Read more

Curtailing Unemployment through Vocational Education and Training

Worried by the sprawling unemployment that has almost capsulated many countries, especially developing ones such as Nigeria, Ganiyu G. Oke, a professor of Adult Education in the Department of Adult Education, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, in his inaugural lecture called for prompt attention to be given to vocational education and training, as a way of creating more jobs and sustaining existing ones for our teeming youths, putting an end to unemployment and to grow the economy. Read more

Hope as Pro-chancellors Meet on Quality Education

Participants have gathered in Abuja for a two-day conference organized by the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian Federal Universities (CPC) aimed at improving and maintaining the quality of higher education in a harsh economic environment. Read more

How CBN New Forex Policy Affects Students in Diaspora

When the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, rolled out its foreign exchange monetary policy, it was perceived by many Nigerian students as a step in the right direction aimed at alleviating the suffering of the citizenry, especially those who do business in foreign currency. Read more

Lawmaker Tasks Varsities on Training of Railway Engineers

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, Senator ‘Gbenga Ashafa has called on faculties of engineering in Nigerian Universities to immediately commence the training of rail-infrastructure engineers. Read more

Panel Indicts Katsina Higher Institutions

A visitation panel set up by the Katsina State Government to probe finances of its four higher institutions has indicted the schools, accusing them of keeping poor financial records. Read more

Pro-Chancellors Seek Autonomy for Universities

The Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Federal Universities has called governments to give full autonomy to universities to allow them respond to their demands. Read more

Senate President Urges Universities to Shun All Comers Programmes

The Senate President, has urged Nigerian universities to be agents of community development rather than running all-comers’ programmes. Read more

State University Matriculates 1,367 Students

At the 4th matriculation ceremony of the university that the new students were admitted out of over 13,000 candidates. Read more

Strike Paralyses Auchi Poly

The Federal Polytechnic Auchi has been deserted for weeks as a result of the strike embarked upon by various academic and non-academic unions in the institution. Read more

Students Protest in UNILAG, Demand Restoration of Students’ Union Body

Students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka protested against the school management’s high-handedness which led to the banning of the Student Union Government (SUG) on campus and the rustication of eleven students, among other issues. Read more

Tetfund Begins Project Defence for Tertiary Institutions

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has commenced project defence for all the public tertiary institutions in the country, in view of accessing the N213 billion allocation for the 2017 Intervention activities. Read more

Why UI Officials Are On Strike

The non-academic staff unions of the University of Ibadan (UI) directed their members to proceed on an indefinite strike to protest illegal deductions of pensions and shortfall in the payment of salaries. Read more

15 February 2017

19 Nigerian Academics Conduct Research in Shell Sabbatical Programme

A total of 19 academics from different universities in Nigeria have begun research attachments in several fields of study in the latest phase of the sabbatical and internship programme of The Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Joint Venture, which was introduced in 1980. Read more

Academics Reject Local Language Plan for Sciences

In a rare show of solidarity, university teachers on almost all campuses of both public and private universities throughout the country have rejected a ministerial proposal that science be taught in three indigenous languages commencing at primary school level. Read more

AUST to Inaugurate N2bn Lab Next Month

The President, African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Abuja, Prof. Kingston Nyamapfene, has announced the university’s plan to inaugurate a state-of-the-art science and technology laboratory worth N2 billion on March 30. Read more

Lecturer Says Google Search Has Turned Students to Lazy Researchers

A lecturer, says students have become lazy due to their over-reliance on google search for their academic works. Read more

Only One in Four Applicants Gets a University Place

Every year millions of Nigerian students fail to get into university. It will not always be because they did not study hard enough for entrance exams; instead, in many cases, it will be because there simply isn’t enough room for all of them. Read more

Over 300 Institutions Jostle for Inclusion in Beneficiary List

Various institutions have continued to mount pressure on the federal government to further review the laws governing the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for them to be listed as beneficiaries of the intervention fund. Read more

Priest Says Institutions Must Force Students to Think Critically

Catholic education today must be structured as to prepare people not just for now, but for the future. Critical thinking skills must be an integral part of that education such that our students are helped to think critically so that problems can be solved in their unique varieties, instead of parroting answer fashioned by teachers. Read more

Specialised Universities Ordered to Return to Mandates

The Nigerian federal government has ordered all specialised universities to stop offering courses and programmes contrary to their mandates and delete the courses from the portal of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, the agency responsible for university admissions. The move is an attempt to improve education quality in the country. Read more

Why Females Prefer Colleges of Education, Polytechnics

The desire to acquire tertiary education before marriage had made most females in Borno to prefer enrolling in Polytechnics and Colleges of Education instead of universities, some education stakeholders in the state have observed. Read more

31 January 2017

How to Create a Stunning CV

A Curriculum Vitae is one of the most essentials documents in one’s life. Its importance cannot be exaggerated as it literally tells you about a person’s character and accomplishments. Read more

Can Nigeria Become A Global Player?

Many Nigerian students already go outside the country to pursue university education. As a strategic choice, we have to devise ways by which our country can become attractive to students from other countries”. Read more

Forget Your University Certificates, Go Back to Farm – Aregbesola Tells Graduates

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun have charged university graduates to dump their certificates and go back to farm, urging them to see agriculture as viable alternative to white collar job. Read more

No Nigerian Higher Institution Makes Best Universities for Employability List

Going to university and earning a degree might get you a job but going to the right college or university will most likely get you the job of your dreams. Read more

Non-Payment of Lecturer Salaries a Growing Trend

Chronic delays in the payment of lecturer salaries by the federal government are causing major disruptions in Nigerian universities and have already brought some to a standstill. Despite the recession, however, salaries and allowances of all political office holders continue to be paid on time. Read more

Only 2,000, Out Of 5,000 Came For Registration

Very few candidates who were offered admission into the college in the 2016/2017 session have accepted the offer. Read more

What Exactly Is Going on in Our Universities and Colleges?

The average Nigerian student entering tertiary institution whether University or College, is most likely going to be between 15 and 19 years old. Read more

15 November 2016

A New Education Model

The model that I am talking about is a robust educational model that combines traditional content with critically important life-long skills; financial, health, and administrative skills, which can be delivered via existing school systems and teachers/instructors. Read more

Collage of Shame

The photos you see here depict the situation of things, physical infrastructure-wise, in some of the Federal government colleges, otherwise known as Unity Schools. Read more

Much Ado about Educationally Less Developed States

In a bid to ensure a uniform development of the country’s educational sector, the Federal Government, over 25 years ago, formulated a policy of granting some preference to candidates seeking admission into universities across the country, from states that are termed educationally less developed. Read more

NUC Urged To Monitor New Varsities

The National Universities Commission (NUC), has been urged to monitor the eight new universities recently approved by the Federal Government to ensure they conformed to standards. Read more

Only One Doctor to 9,000 People in Niger

The Nigeria Medical Association in Niger State says the ratio of doctors to patients in the state was one to 9,000, as against one to 600 as recommended by the World Health Organisation. Read more

The Eight New Private Universities

The Federal Government last week granted provisional licences for the establishment of eight new private universities in the country, following a recommendation by the National Universities Commission (NUC). Read more

The Myth of Poor Access

This opinion is reflective of the pervasive but spurious notion that we have more qualified candidates than the spaces available in our universities. This is far from the truth.  In fact, the Nigerian university system as it stands today with 40 federal, 44 state and 68 private universities can accommodate all qualified applicants not just from Nigeria, but from the entire West African sub-region. Read more

The Necessity of Educational Flexibility

The necessity of career colleges is crucial to development of the socio economy of any country, especially the developing ones, like ours, because career colleges provide students with options based on not only “what they learn” but “how they learn”. Read more

Universities Oppose Scrapping Of Diploma Courses

The new executive secretary of Nigeria’s National Universities Commission or NUC, a regulatory agency mandated by law to promote quality assurance in higher education, has unilaterally ordered vice-chancellors to scrap all non-degree courses forthwith. Read more

Withdraw Letter of Re-certification of State of Origin Written to Tertiary Institutions – Lawmakers Tell Revenue Agency

The Kwara State House of Assembly on Thursday directed the state Internal Revenue Service to immediately withdraw the letter of re-certification of State of Origin it wrote to various higher institutions in the State. Read more

31 October 2016

Compound Interest: Truth Captured in Figures

As Buhari administration prepares, end of the month, to offer jobs to 200,000 unemployed graduates, out of the estimated 15.7 million, a look at graduate unemployment crisis in the country. Read more

I Almost Lost Track of My Goals—Caleb Varsity Best Graduating Student

The best graduating student of Caleb University, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.84 in the economics department, Olukemi Emmanuel, shares his challenging experiences. Read more

Kano Spends N2.6b on Education in Two Months

The state commissioner for Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, who made the disclosure in a chats with newsmen in Abuja recently explained that the amount was expended on the payment of teachers’ salaries, scholarship to students studying in various institutions of higher learning, and on accreditation of tertiary institutions in the state. Read more

NBTE Calls for Establishment of More Private Polytechnics

The Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education, has called for the establishment of more private polytechnics in the country. Read more

Overseas Naira Debit Card Cap: Nigerian Students, Medical Tourists Live on Borrowed Time

The decision of Nigerian banks to cut off their Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card services as well as hard currency- denominated online transactions may have destabilised the army of Nigerian students studying overseas, the sick in foreign hospitals and the Diaspora community in general. Read more

Scrapping of Diploma Programmes in Varsities

In a move aimed at refocusing Nigerian universities on their core mandate, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has scrapped pre-degree and diploma programmes in all the institutions. Read more

The Kaduna State Government Has Allocated N43.9 Billion To The Education Sector

The government has budgeted N215.9 billion for the 2017 fiscal year out of which N130.3 billion was earmarked for capital spending and N85.5 billion for recurrent. Read more

The School’s 10MW Solar-Power Plant and What It Truly Means

The Nigerian-German Energy Partnership, NGEP, has begun the process of installing a 10 megawatt solar plant at the University of Ibadan. Read more

Unilorin to Admit Less Than 11,000 Out of 103,238 Applicants

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, has said that out of 103,238 applicants, the university will be able to accommodate less than 11,000. Read more

We Have 68% “Accidental Teachers” In Nigerian Schools – NGO

The Centre for Learning and Educational Development Advocacy Africa (CLEDA-Africa), says 68 per cent of primary and secondary school teachers in Nigeria are “accidental teachers’’. Read more

Why Amaechi Must Sanitise Maritime Academy

All is not well with Nigeria’s only, International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron. With the sudden death of the former rector, Dr. Joshua Okpo, the thinking was that the academic staff and the community would seek a peaceful and friction-free engagement to move the organisation forward. Read more

30 September 2016

65 US Universities Woo Nigerians to Institutions

More than 65 universities in the US are to participate in the forthcoming EducationUSA’s 17th Annual College and Career Fair, scheduled to hold on different dates in Lagos and Abuja. Read more

A Review of Adamu Adamu’s Education Roadmap

The Education Ministry looks on the surface as one so easy to manage, but it is certainly not if it is to achieve its role as a key sector for sustainable human and economic development. Read more

‘Emphasising Our Culture Will Promote Tourism’ – KWASU Researcher

Mr. Oluremi Adebayo while speaking at the Olojo Festival Corporate Forum said that tourism in Nigeria can generate so much more than it is now. Read more

Fragile Peace after Vice-Chancellor Selection Row

A fragile peace prevails on the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile Ife after an interim vice-chancellor was elected by the senate, ending months of uncertainty and controversy and the literal absence of a vice-chancellor. Read more

Help From ‘Above’

How university Profs from Uga, Anambra State, are helping secondary students from their community to prepare for public exams. Read more

Kaduna State Commits to Empowering Girls with Education

Governor Nasir el-Rufai has restated the commitment of the Kaduna State Government to girls’ education and guaranteeing nine years of free education in the State. Read more

Nigeria’s Oldest Varsity Enters Top 1000 on Global Rankings

The University of Ibadan is technically the best University in Nigeria at the moment, according to this new ranking. Read more

15 September 2016

ASUU Decries Reduction of Budgetary Allocation to Education

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decried the reduction of the Federal Government’s allocation to the education sector from 11 per cent in 2015 to 8 per cent in 2016. Read more

Chinese to be Taught in Schools

The Initiative of African Friends of China has urged the Federal Government to approve the teaching of Chinese language in secondary schools across the country. Read more

Dutsin-Ma University Conducts Employee Audit

Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Dutsin-ma, says the Governing Council has directed the management to carry out comprehensive assessment of all employees. Read more

FG Approves NOUN’s e-Learning programme

The federal government has given go ahead for e-Learning programme of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). Read more

FG Takes Action to Improve Education Quality

The Federal Government recently presented a draft of education reform plan tagged ‘education for change; a ministerial strategic plan (2015-2019)’ to stakeholders and development partners in Abuja, in an attempt to improve the quality of education output. Read more

Former NUC Secretary Calls for Return of Test

Former secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), has called for the return of the post-UTME test in tertiary academic institutions in the country. Read more

Nile Varsity and Nigeria’s Quest For Science-Based Economy

Tertiary level education forms the bedrock of high level manpower development. This highlights the need for a qualitative education at this level. Read more

Redeemers Varsity to Honour Danjuma, Samson, Produces 25 First Class

The Redeemers University, Ede, Osun State will tomorrow, September 8, install General Theophilus Danjuma (Rtd) as the second Chancellor of the institution, as well as confer him with honorary degree in Business Administration during its 8th graduation ceremony which will hold at its auditorium. Read more

Senator Awards N50m Scholarship, Warns Against Social Vices

A former Senate President, Senator David Mark has disbursed N50 million worth of scholarship to indigent students in tertiary institutions across the country. Read more

Sokoto Withdraws Students from Foreign Universities

Sokoto state government has given approval for the transfer back home of 39 of its citizens currently in various schools in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Read more

UNILAG Students Donate Materials to Orphanage

With a thought on the plight of the less privileged children and the need to extend love and care to them, the Business Administration Department, Class of 2015 of the Distance Learning Institute, University of Lagos (UNILAG) during a recent visit to the orphanage wing of the Red Cross Society in Makoko, Lagos donated some materials to the home. Read more

Universities Berate FG Over TSA, Says Policy Negates Autonomy

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday berated the federal government for compelling the nation’s universities to key into the Treasury Single Account (TSA); declaring that “the policy negates the principle of autonomy as contained in the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement”. Read more

Westerfield Students Gain Multiple Varsity Scholarships

Westerfield College, Lagos has demonstrated its quest for excellence in academics after three universities from the UK, US and Canada awarded scholarships to most of its graduating students to study various degree courses. Read more

31 August 2016

35 Nigerian ICT Students to Receive Jim Ovia’s N16m Seed Fund

No fewer than thirty five computer science students who are student members of the Nigerian Computer Society will receive N16 million scholarship fund from Jim Ovia Information Communication Technology, ICT, and Foundation. Read more

50 Nigerian Students Get Scholarships to Study in China

Fifty four students of Confucius Institute of Nnamdi Azikiwe University have been awarded scholarships to further their education in China. Read more

ASUU Warns On Imminent Strike if Grey Areas Are Not Addressed

The seemly stable academic session enjoyed by universities in the past few years may soon be distorted by a prolonged strike if the Federal Government fails to address some grey areas affecting the sector, the Academic Staff Union of Universities. Read more

FG Earmarks N3b for Varsity Research

The Federal government has earmarked N3 billion for high impact researches in federal and state public tertiary institutions, according to Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Funds (TETFUND). Read more

How JAMB under My Leadership Will Conduct Students’ Admissions

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has assured that the 2016 admissions into the country’s tertiary institutions will be smooth. Read more

More Universities Get UNESCO Chairs

Currently, University of Ibadan holds UNESCO Chair in Earth Sciences and Georesources Engineering Management, Global Education Initiative for Nigeria, Benin City has the UNESCO-GEIFON Chair in Environmental Sciences while Kwara State University has UNESCO Chair in Alternative Energy. Read more

Staff Association Accuses Higher Education Leaders of Corruption

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities has accused pro-chancellors and vice-chancellors of Nigerian universities of corruption and running the nation’s ivory tower aground through fraudulent activities, diversion of funds and awarding shady contracts. Read more

 ‘UI to Admit 3,000 Out Of Over 29,000 Candidates

The Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan (UI), has said that only 3,000 candidates out of the over 29,000 who scored 200 and above in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and chose the premier university would be offered admission. Read more

Unilorin, 6 Other Universities Develop Anti-Plagiarism Software

The University of Ilorin in collaboration with six other Nigerian universities have developed home-grown anti-plagiarism software, designed to check academic fraud. Read more

Waste of Time, Resources on Useless Diplomas

It was another apt decision in the education sector when the National Universities Commission (NUC) recently announced that Nigerian universities will soon stop running diploma programmes at the undergraduate level. Read more

31 July 2016

Dickson Denies Ownership of Proposed Private Varsity

The Bayelsa State government denied claims by some politicians in the state that the state governor, is planning to establish a private university known as the African University with the scarce funds of the state. Read more

Ghana, Lagos to Collaborate On Improving Education

The University of Education, Winneba in Ghana said it would collaborate with the Lagos State Government to develop its education. Read more

‎FG to Introduce Maritime Law as Course in Nigerian Varsities

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council and the National Universities Commission (NUC) agreed to collaborate on the introduction of Maritime Law as a course of study in Nigerian universities. Read more

FG’ll End Disparity between Varsity Degrees, Polytechnic Diplomas

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is doing everything possible to end the disparity between Higher National Diploma (HND) and University Degree holders in the country. Read more

ICPC, NANS Sign MOU to Check Corrupt Practices in Higher Institutions

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to check corrupt practices in higher institutions. Read more

JAMB Sends Candidates’ Lists to Universities

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board yesterday said names of candidates who qualified for 2016 admission screening exercise had been released to universities and other tertiary institutions based on individual institutions’ capacity. Read more

Kebbi Govt Releases N600m for Students’ Scholarship

The Kebbi Government has paid N600 million backlog of tuition and registration fees for indigents of the state studying in various tertiary institutions of learning within and outside the country. Read more

NOUN to Offer Scholarships to 100 Idps

The Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), has said that the university is working towards offering scholarships to 100 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country. Read more

Otuoke Varsity to Introduce 16 New Academic Programmes

The Federal University, Otuoke in Bayelsa, is to introduce 16 new academic programmes in addition to the 12 existing ones from the next academic session. Read more

Police Arrest Six AICE Students over Violent Protests

Six students of Alvan Ikoku College of Education (AICE) Owerri, were arrested by the police following protests in their premises, during which property worth millions, including the office complex of the Provost, were destroyed. Read more

Ranking of Universities Subjective, Political

The Vice-Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has said the ranking of universities worldwide is “subjective and political”. Read more

Varsity Senate Should Set Admission Standard

Vice-Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) has said the senate of universities should set standards for admission into their institutions. Read more

15 July 2016

ASUU Bemoans 51 Lecturers’ Exit from Kogi Varsity

The Chairman, Kogi State University (KSU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has disclosed that about 51 senior lecturers of the institution have left as a result of irregular payment of salary by the state government. Read more

ASUU Leader Seeks Decentralisation of JAMB

The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan (UI) chapter, Dr. Deji Omole, yesterday restated call for decentralisation of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Read more

AUN Starts Law Studies in August 2016

The American University of Nigeria has received a full approval by the National Universities Commission and the Council for Legal Education to start her innovative LL.B programme. Read more

Ban on Post-UTME Shallow Thought, Autocratic

The University of Ibadan chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has described as “shallow thought and autocratic. Read more

Education Standards and Scrapping Post-UTME

By scrapping the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), otherwise called Post- JAMB (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board) examination, the Federal Government once again advertises inconsistency in Nigeria’s educational system and quest for development. Read more

Ekiti Varsity Workers Protest Stoppage of Subvention

The various industrial unions in Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti (EKSU), paralysed activities in the school to protest government’s alleged stoppage of subvention to the school, non-payment of six months salary arrears as well as non-remittance of deductions to their cooperatives. Read more

Firm Invests $12m in 6 Nigerian Varsities

The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) has reportedly invested $12 million in six Nigerian tertiary institutions with the aim of developing research and engineering in the varsities. Read more

Institute Scholarships to Reposition Higher Education

The Minister of Education, has said that to improve the falling standard of education in the country, there is need for the nation to give generous and targeted scholarships to students, at all levels, and enhance teachers’ emolument. Read more

JAMB Clarifies 2016 Varsity Admission Procedure, Denies Point System

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has made clarification on guidelines for this year’s admission into Nigerian universities. Read more

Mixed Reaction to Scrapping of University Admission Test

While some have welcomed it, many academics, business representatives and civil society groups in Nigeria have rejected Federal Minister of Education’s recent scrapping of the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination admissions system. Read more

Nigerian Varsities and Their Autonomy

It is very appropriate that the founder of AfeBabalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, SAN, has called for a strict obedience of the laws, regulations and the series of court judgments delivered over the years on the limitations on the powers of Visitors, Vice Chancellors and Councils of universities if the age-long and all-important autonomy of the university system is to be preserved in the country. Read more

NUC, UNESCO Partner on Introduction of Gender Course in Varsities

The National Universities Commission (NUC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), and other stakeholders are in the final stages of the introduction of a new course, Gender and Transformative Leadership, into the university curriculum. Read more

Only Exam Board Has the Power to Admit Students into Universities

The Federal Ministry of Education has iterated that only the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has the power to admit students into higher institutions in the country. Read more

Reforms in Our Tertiary Education Not Based On Religion or Witch-Hunt

The Governor of Osun State, has described the speculation that the ongoing restructuring and reforms being carried out in all the state-owned tertiary institutions are aimed at retrenching workers as false and baseless. Read more

Sanusi Urges Graduates to Embrace Various Govt. Empowerment Programmes

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has advised unemployed graduates in the country to take advantage of the various empowerment programmes of the government to become self-reliant. Read more

Students Beg Kogi University Lecturers to End 3-Month Strike

Students of Kogi State origin in tertiary institutions, have appealed to lecturers in Kogi State University, Ayangba, to call off their three months old strike. Read more

Students Receive Over U.S. $4.6 Million Scholarship Fund

Nigerian students have received over 4.6 million dollars’ worth of academic scholarships from higher institutions towards furtherance of their education this year. Read more

UI ASUU Chair Slams Minister Over Post-UTME

The Minister of Education, received a knock from the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, over his recent ‎pronouncement on banning of post-JAMB examinations in Nigerian universities, describing it as incursion into the autonomy of the universities. Read more

VC Solicits Financial Assistance to Develop UNIMED

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Medical Science, Ondo, Ondo State, Prof. Friday Okonofua, has called on well-meaning sons and daughters of Ondo State to assist the university financially to enable it develop. Read more

30 June 2016

Challenges Confronting Universities – Now and In Future

Professor of applied chemistry and former head of service for the Nigerian government, presented a futuristic and thought-provoking paper on transforming universities for this century and beyond, at the Annual Conference of the Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities. Read more

Curbing Poverty, Unemployment through Education

To tackle the problems of poverty and youth unemployment which are on the increase in Nigeria, experts have called for curriculum reform and a shift from certificate acquisition to equipping students with 21st century work-ready skills. Read more

Enugu Appoints New Rector, Governing Council for IMT

Enugu State Governor, has appointed Prof. Augustine Nweze as the new Rector of the Institute of Management and Technology. Read more

Investment in Education Will Bring Hope to Future Generations

The former Vice-Chancellor, Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), has stressed the need for the country to have a proud and cohesive people where appropriate values and attention are placed on key sectors such as education, human rights and security by government. Read more

Lagos Urges Undergraduates to be Passionate about Entrepreneurship

The Lagos State Government has urged youths, especially undergraduates, to be passionate about always excelling in life, notwithstanding their circumstances. Read more

Ministry, Vice-Chancellors to Meet Over Post-UTME

The Federal Ministry of Education has decided to convene a meeting with vice-chancellors, admission officers, and other stakeholders to discuss processes for the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Read more

Nigerians Need Quality IT Education for Self-Reliance

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Aptech Training Institute, spoke on why Nigerians need to acquire qualitative information technology education. Read more

Nigerian Turkish Nile University Medical Faculty Gets NUC Accreditation

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has given approval to the Nigerian Turkish Nile University (NTNU) to admit students into its College of Medicine. Read more

Nigerian Varsities May Be Truly Autonomous

Elder Statesman and Founder of Afe Babalola University, has called for a strict obedience of the laws, regulations and the series of court judgments delivered over the years on the limitations on the powers of Visitors, Vice Chancellors and Councils of universities if the age-long and all-important autonomy of the university system is to be preserved in the country. Read more

Over 90 Percent of Project Work of Tertiary Students Are Plagiarised

Founder of Gregory University and chairman Trust Global Technologies Limited said over 90% of the projects written by students in tertiary institutions across the country are plagiarized. Read more

VC Urges FG to Grant Education Loan to Varsity Students

The Vice Chancellor of the Redeemers University, advised the Federal Government to grant education loan to university students to enable them tackle school fees problems in their various institutions. Read more

What Our Public Universities Can Learn From Private Ones

Private universities have become in the last decade an influential fixture of Nigeria’s educational landscape. Read more

You Can’t Fix Nigeria without Education

The duo of the former Minister of Information and National Orientation and the Chancellor of Covenant University, have advised President Muhammadu Buhari to consider fixing the education sector if truly he is committed to rewriting the nation’s history for good. Read more

15 June 2016

Academic Researchers Block N’Assembly, Seek Amendment of TETFUND Act

Academic researchers in Nigeria, under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Research Institutes, on Monday blocked the entrance of the National Assembly in Abuja, protesting against their exclusion from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund. Read more

Buhari Has No Case to Answer on Certificate Suit

The suit reportedly filed by an Abuja-based lawyer, challenging Muhammadu Buhari’s eligibility to contest the 2015 presidential election on the ground that he does not have a School Certificate, the basic educational qualification set out by the constitution for a candidate seeking to run for the office of president, is dead on arrival. Read more

FG Scraps Post UTME, Pegs Cut-Off Points At 180

The Federal Government ordered that the controversial examinations usually organised by universities in Nigeria for admission seekers after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations should be scrapped. Read more

Ogun Students Protest Lecturers’ Unpaid 14 Months Salaries

Students of Tai Solarin College of Education, TASCE, Omu Ijebu, Ogun State, are protesting the non-payment of 14 months salaries of their lecturers at the state secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Oke Ilewo. Read more

One Year of Education under Change Agenda

According to the great Nelson Mandela “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I cannot agree less with Madiba. If Nigeria must witness change in the real sense the most potent weapon to be deployed is education. Read more

Oshiomhole Seeks Subsidies for Indigent Intelligent Varsity Students

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has called on the Federal Government to review its policy on university education with a view to subsidising tuition for indigent students. Read more

Reps Move to Establish Education Bank for Students

Lack of access to quality education by indigent youth desirous of learning may soon become history as the House of Representatives moved to establish a body (Education Bank) responsible for making interest-free loans available for education purposes. Read more

15 May 2016

FG Will Harmonise University Tuition Fees

The Federal Government will harmonise tuition fees in all federal universities to stop arbitrary charge of fees by some university authorities. Read more

FG Approves VEIs, IEIs as Alternate Routes to Higher Education

To increase access to higher education, the federal government has approved the establishment of the private sector-led Vocational Enterprise Institutions (VEIs) and Innovation Enterprise Institutions (IEIs) with the aims of serving the needs of the industry and achieving self-empowerment in the country. Read more

Fresh Vista for Establishment of Education Bank

Calls for the establishment of Nigerian Education Bank has been on for nearly a decade. But not much has happened in this direction despite groups and influential individuals joining the fray. Read more

Investment in Higher Education Will Stem Brain Drain

A group of education experts have called for the improvement investments in higher education institutions to help stem brain drain being experiences in some countries. Read more

Universities Move to Contain Spreading Student Protests

Public universities in Nigeria that remain open have been advised to urgently begin semester examinations in an attempt to contain the spread of student protest action that has swept across public sector institutions. Read more

30 April 2016

ASUU Demands Agreement Implementation

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nsukka zone has demanded the immediate implementation of the 2009 agreement entered by the federal government with the union. Read more

ASUU Decries Cut in Allocations to Federal Universities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Abuja Zone, has expressed displeasure over cut in allocation for personnel expenditure to Federal Universities by the Federal Government. Read more

Spend Your Resources Wisely, Buhari Tells Universities

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged university administrators to ensure prudent management of scarce resource at their disposal. Read more

UNIBEN Produces Heads of 8 Tertiary Institutions in a Year

The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), described the recent appointments of eight of its academic staff as heads of various institutions across the nation as unprecedented. Read more

University of Lagos: An Inevitable Shutdown

Hardship over absence of light, water halts learning indefinitely. Read more

Varsity Loses Accreditation after Sacking 153 Lecturers

The Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) has reportedly lost the accreditation of several courses after the management allegedly dismissed 153 lecturers of the university. Read more

15 April 2016

FG Asks Universities to Foster Research

The Minister of State for Education, has called on universities to promote effective researches with a view to boosting knowledge and products development. Read more

Kaduna Govt To Restructure Scholarship Programme, Accommodates Physically Challenged

The Kaduna State government said plan has been concluded to restructure the state’s scholarship scheme to accommodate the indigent and physically challenged in the state. Read more

Kaduna State University to Graduate 100 Medical Doctors

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Health said the Kaduna State University (KASU) would be able to produce 100 medical doctors annually in three years time. Read more

Okorocha Advocates Classification of Nigerian Universities

Governor of Imo has called for the classification of Nigerian universities as being practiced in other nations. Read more

Planners Hold Professional Education Programme

The Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria (TOPREC) and the Centre for Human Settlements and Urban Development, Federal University of Technology, Minna, have said they will soon commence the 2016 Mandatory Continuing Professional Planning Education Programme (MCPPEP) in two centres. Read more

Providing Quality Education amid Insurgency in Yobe

The scale of destruction wrought by insurgency on education in Yobe State between 2010 and 2014 is to put it mildly, mind boggling. No level of the educational system, from tertiary to primary schools, was spared. Read more

Students Unrests: FG Wades in, Constitutes High Powered Fact-Finding Panel

Following the recent spate of unrest in some tertiary institutions in the country, the office of the Special Assistant to President on Youths and Students’ Affairs (OSAPYS), has reached out to major stakeholders towards resolving the problem. Read more

UNN VC Advocates Entrepreneurship, Research in Tertiary Institutions

In a bid to make Nigerian graduates employers of labour and globally competitive, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Nigeria, has urged higher institutions across the country to give priority to entrepreneurship studies and research development programmes. Read more

1 April 2016

17 Courses Accredited in Plateau State University

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted full accreditation to 17 academic programmes of the Plateau State University. Read more

Buhari Apologises for Dissolving Universities’ Governing Councils

President Muhammadu Buhari has apologised for dissolving governing councils of universities along with the boards of parastatal agencies. Read more

Buhari Will Address Underfunding of Poly Education

The Minister of Education, has promised that the government will address poor funding of polytechnic education to boost technical and vocational education in Nigeria. Read more

Dons Warn Varsities on Using Mercenaries for Accreditation

Two academics warned Nigerian universities to desist from engaging `academic’ mercenaries during accreditation of their programmes. Read more

Ebonyi Governor Sacks 83 Staff of State-Owned College of Education

Governor directed the immediate disengagement of 83 staff of the state College of Education, Ikwo, over alleged irregularities in their appointments. Read more

Jega Heads C’ttee on Revival of Education in Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),  Prof. Attahiru Jega, has been appointed to head an advisory committee that will revive the educational sector in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states of North-West Nigeria. Read more

Varsities, Polytechnics Get Cut-Off Marks in June

JAMB will officially publish the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), cut-off marks for universities and  polytechnics in June. Read more

15 March 2016

Effective Tertiary Education Crucial to National Advancement

The need to enhance the quality of the country’s tertiary education system and reap the numerous benefits therein was the main crux of discourse at the 10th convocation ceremony of Lagos City Polytechnic (LCP). Read more

Forex Ban Hits Nigerian Students Around The World

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has put an end to speculation and announced that students abroad no longer have access to foreign currencies lodged in the central bank to pay for tuition fee and other costs. Read more

Medical Students to Spend 11 Years in Varsity − NUC

The National Universities Commission has declared that any student who wants to study medicine will henceforth spend a minimum of 10 years in the university. Read more

Minister Charges Varsities to Commercialize Research Findings

Minister of State for Education, has charged Nigerian universities to commercialize the end products of their researches as a way of circumventing the constraints of funds from government in the running of the higher institutions. Read more

Researchers Protest Inadequate Funding

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions (ASURI) on Friday took to the streets in Abuja to show their grievances over poor funding of the nation’s research institutes by successive governments. Read more

29 February 2016

Concern Over Government Usurpation of University Powers

The Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities has expressed concern over what it described as infringement by the minister of education on the powers of governing councils of universities in recent appointments of vice-chancellors for 12 federal universities. Read more

Minister Sacks 13 University Vice-Chancellors, Councils

Nigeria’s education minister has sacked the vice-chancellors and governing councils of 13 federal universities. In the same breath, he announced the university leaders’ successors. Strangely, no reason was given for the mass firing that has shocked the higher education community and the country. Read more

NUC Grants Al-Qalam University Permission to Establish Post Graduate School

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted permission to Al-Qalam University in Katsina to establish school of post graduate studies. Read more

Sacked 12 VCs Were Arbitrarily Appointed by Jonathan – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Abuja said the recent removal of 12 vice-chancellors of Federal universities by the Federal Government amounted to a violation. Read more

VC Defends Private Varsities

The Vice Chancellor, Christopher University, Mowe in Ogun State, said the proliferation of private universities in the country did not mean they were sub-standard. Read more

15 February 2016

Consult Academics, VC Advises FG

The Vice-Chancellor, Christopher University, Ogun State, has urged the Federal Government to turn to the academia in seeking solutions to the nation’s economic challenges. Read more

NUC Urges ‘Lesser Known’ Universities to Rebrand

The National Universities Commission on Monday advised “lesser known” private and public universities to intensify branding of their programmes in order to attract more students. Read more

Tertiary Unions Oppose Anti-Corruption Treasury Account

Tertiary education unions in Nigeria are campaigning against a Treasury Single Account, implemented by the President to checkmate fraud and corruption in federal institutions and agencies, including in the education sector.  Read more

January 2016

Before Engaging Unemployed Graduates as Teachers

Minister of Labour and Employment, recently announced the intention of the Federal Government to convert most of the unemployed graduates to teachers in a bid to tackle the perennial problem of graduate unemployment. Read more

Covenant University Students Enlightened on Career Path in IT

Covenant University students of the Department of Physics have been enlightened on the robust career pathways in the IT sector at the just concluded Town and Gown seminar, held at the College of Science and Technology conference room recently. Read more

Covenant University will redefine Higher Education Delivery in Nigeria” VC, Signs Pact with GoldTracks

The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Charles Ayo, has said that the University would redefine higher education delivery in Nigeria. Read more

Education in 2016: Nigerians Want Change

As activities in the country kick off in 2016, concerned educationists are optimistic that Nigerians will begin to demand for the promised change, especially in the education sector, after having waited with baited breath for seven months to give the Buhari administration time to settle down. Read more

Electricity, Water Problems Spur Clampdowns on Students

The stifling of student unionism in Nigeria is continuing, without any credible plan to find a lasting solution to the problem of campus unrest. Read more

Hosting 10 ACEs boosts image of Nigeria’s Higher Education

Minister of Education, says Nigeria playing host to 10 out of the 22 African Centres of Excellence spread across West and Central Africa has boosted the image of the country’s higher education. Read more

Increase in College Of Education, Polytechnic and Others Enrolment

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday said that the enrolment for Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and Monotechnics and Innovative Enterprise Institutions had improved greatly. Read more

Mechanical Engineering Students Urged to Embrace Entrepreneurship

A veteran in the Foundry industry has described entrepreneurship as a panacea to unemployment among youths in Nigeria as he urged Mechanical Engineering Students to embrace enterprise. Read more

Nigerian Universities Churning Out Low Grade Postgraduates, Top Professor

A professor of accounting and finance at the Babcock University, says many universities in the country are merely churning out incompetent masters and doctoral degree holders. Read more

NUC Approves 14 Courses for IBB Varsity

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved 14 academic programmes of the Niger State owned Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai. Read more

Varsity Withdraws 460 Students over Poor Academic Performance

The Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna in Niger, has withdrawn 460 hundred level students following “very poor’’ performance in the just-concluded academic session. Read more

Students Undergo Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Training

Students of Mechanical Engineering, Covenant University, recently increased their employability skills as they were trained on Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) at the New Lecture Hall, Mechanical Engineering Department. Read more

December 2015

Covenant University Alumni Sets Pace Through Business Networking

The event, tagged “Breakfast Business Roundtable” organised by the Covenant University Alumni Association, was a lively breakfast time with networking sessions, followed by presentations and discussion during the breakfast roundtable. Read more

Don’t Make English, Maths Compulsory for Students Seeking Admission – Okorocha Tells Universities

Governor of Imo State has requested universities in the country and other institutions of higher learning to stop making credit passes in English language and Mathematics compulsory for those seeking admission. Read more

Engineering Body Tasks FCTA to Establish Polytechnic in Abuja

The Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE), has urged the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to establish a polytechnic in Abuja in order to enhance technical education in the territory. Read more

Getting Technical, Vocational Education Back On Track

Without a vibrant, knowledgeable and sound working population, a nation will not develop. Many wonder why Nigeria’s growth is stunted. Read more

Higher Education Not Panacea to Curbing Youth Unemployment, Firm Chief Cautions

Quality and relevance, not higher education, are some of the factors that are capable of addressing the country’s rising youth unemployment. Read more

Nigeria Needs a Higher Sense of Purpose

It is no secret that the average Nigerian politician and even many of those who indulge in public debate have often chosen small mindedness over rescuing our country’s soul or our general sense of purpose as a nation.  Read more

Postgraduate Medical Education in Nigeria: Past, Present and Future

The primary examination is the first entry point in both Colleges, with applicants being medical graduates completing their National Youth Service Corp. Read more

Probe Universities on Students’ Extortion

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on the Federal Government to take steps to check the arbitrary extortion of students by the administrators of Nigerian universities who have turned the universities to personal estates, to forestall a major crisis in the system. Read more

Senate Orders Review Of Universities Admissions Policy

Senate, the upper chamber of Nigeria’s legislative body, has directed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to extend the validity of university entrance exam results to three years, and to stop assigning students to institutions for which they have not applied. Read more

November 2015

Association Urges Increased Funding For Medical Schools Association of Colleges of Medicine of Nigeria has urged the Federal Government to provide adequate funding for colleges of medicine to enable them achieve the purpose for which they were established. Read more

Buhari Wants Varsities to be Agents of Change The President has charged Nigerian universities and other institutions of learning to reposition themselves and encourage sustainable development through improved quality education. Read more

Chancellor Tasks Varsities on Research Findings His Eminence Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu, has challenged universities to match their research findings with societal needs as this would expedite the country’s growth. Read more

Compulsory Hostel Accommodation On The Campuses The Nigerian government is finalising plans to compel universities to provide student hostels on all campuses. Read more

Gregory Varsity Chancellor Restates Importance of Technical Education Chancellor, Gregory University, Uturu (GUU), has urged the Minister of Education, to work towards the establishment of technical and vocational schools in all local council areas across the country. Read more

In Nigeria, Education Is Both a Debt and Death Sentence The Education Rights Campaign, ERC, applauds the victory of South African students over attempts to impose a steep rise in registration, tuition and accommodation fees. Read more

Students Abroad ‘Stranded’ Following Economic Woes A sharp drop in oil revenue – Nigeria’s principal source of foreign exchange – coupled with the tight fiscal policies of the new government, has threatened the well-being of Nigerians studying abroad. Read more

Technical Education: We Got It Wrong Because of Emphasis on Grammar/White Collar Jobs The role of technical and vocational education in national development cannot be overemphasized. Read more

Trinity College Celebrates 20 Years of Academic Excellence, Harps on Credibility All is now set for the 20th anniversary celebration of Trinity International Schools. Read more

UNICAL Academic Staff Honour Iyayi It was a moment of sober reflection as academic staff in the University of Calabar (UNICAL), under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Read more

U.S Higher Education Enrolment‎: Nigeria Rated 1st In Africa, 18th in The World Nigeria was rated first in Sub-Saharan Africa and eighteenth in the World for International U.S higher education enrolment. Read more

October 2015

Augustine Varsity to Meet Educational Needs of Nigerians The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, has said the newly established Catholic Church-owned university, Augustine University, will contribute immensely to meeting the needs of personal, social and economic development of Nigerians and the nation at large. Read more

Campus Campaigns Against Rape and Assaults Intensify For many years, cases of sexual harassment and rape were swept under the carpet by Nigerian universities. But times have changed. Female students, supported by parents and civil society groups, are hitting back and universities have introduced rules to combat sexual assault. Read more

Controversy Over Criteria for Appointing Vice-Chancellors The Nigerian Medical Association and academics are once again at loggerheads over criteria for selecting vice-chancellors. Read more

Developing Nigeria’s Polytechnic Education One of the embarrassing attitudes of the Federal and state governments in Nigeria is the lack of adequate recognition to polytechnic education. Read more

Lecturers Contributed to Rots in Nigeria’s Education Sector Governor accused lecturers in some higher institutions of being responsible for the increasing incidences of sexual harassment and cultism in higher institutions in the country. Read more

Provost Urges Buhari To Appoint An Academic As Education Minister The Provost of College of Education, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint experienced academic as the Minister of Education to bring the needed reform and stability in the sector. Read more

U.S Higher Education Enrolment‎: Nigeria Rated 1st in Africa, 18th in the World Nigeria was rated first in Sub-Saharan Africa and eighteenth in the World for International U.S higher education enrolment. Read more

September 2015

Feminists Raise Alarm over Rising Campus Rape Cases The Nigerian Feminist Forum has sounded an alarm over what it said are increasing cases of rape in tertiary institutions across the country. Read more

How Education Can Curb Boko Haram Boko haram has bedevilled the education sector by attacking schools. Read more

Nigerian Education, Short of Nationalists’ Expectations, Unfit for Purpose Nigeria keeps advancing in post-independence age yet largely stunted in the education delivery system. Read more

Presidential Promise to Increase University Funding Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly pledged top priority for an increase in university funding, and has instructed the National Universities Commission and the federal education ministry to work out how this might best be done. Read more

Protests Greet Downgrading of Upgraded Universities Students and lecturers in four colleges of education that were upgraded into universities staged peaceful protests against alleged attempts by Nigeria’s new president to return them to colleges status. Read more

Upgraded Colleges of Education: Institutions with 2 Chief Executives THE upgraded four colleges of education to universities by former president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has produced a scenario of one institution of higher learning having two chief executives at the helm of affairs. Read more

August 2015

Controversies Over Placements Hit Admissions Board Nigeria’s Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, the sole agency mandated to decide placement criteria for tertiary institutions, is enmeshed in controversies over this year’s student admissions policies and practices. Read more

‘No’ to Privatising University-Based Schools A government plan to withdraw funding from university-based primary schools and demonstration secondary schools on all campuses in Nigeria has met with sharp resistance from parents, some university staff, university-based unions and university management. Read more

US Don Tasks Buhari On Education Funding A professor of political science at Brooklyn College, United States of America has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to invest in the future of Nigeria by allocating 30 percent of the budgetary allocation to education. Read more

VC Tasks FG On Revitalising Education In N’East The Vice Chancellor of the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, has appealed to the Federal Government and donor agencies to consider the revitalisation of education in the North-East region, in their plan for the reconstruction of the war-ravaged region. Read more

 

July 2015

British Educationist Harps on Modern Teaching Techniques Worried by the growing decay in the country’s education sector, a British ‎educator, has called on Nigerian authorities and relevant agencies of government to place high premium on teacher training. Read more

Contributions of Private Varsities Undervalued The Vice Chancellor, Igbinedion University, Okada, Professor Eghosa Osaghae, in this interview with Bridget Chiedu Onochie, appraised the complementary role of private universities in Nigeria, and concluded that private schools should also enjoy government interventions. Read more

Don’t Shy Away From Presenting Inaugural Lectures’ Vice Chancellor of University of Uyo, has charged professors in different disciplines to see inaugural lecture as a debt owed the university system. Read more

Educationist Seeks Improved Funding for Education Sector Founder of Doregos Private Academy, Lagos, Mrs. Clementina Abeke Doregos, has urged the Federal Government to allocate more funds to the nation’s education sector as obtained in developed countries. Read more

Expert Urges Improved Facilities at Medical Institutions President of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, Prof. Rasheed Arogundade, has urged governments at different levels to provide modern equipment to medical institutions across the country, as a way of tackling the challenges facing the health sector. Read more

How Prof Hattie’s Research Faults Government’s Education Policies Education expert has questioned some of the key reform policies pursued by governments in the last 20 years. Read more

President orders payment of lecturer salary arrears Calls for the payment of salary backlogs by staff in state universities resumed after the recent elections in Nigeria. Read more

Learners Deserve World-Class Educational Resources Bothered by the curriculum challenges faced by stakeholders in education sector, Pearson Nigeria, has reiterated commitment to providing resources adding that Nigerian learners deserve world-class educational resources. Read more

Rising Abuse of Scholarship Programmes Scholarship programmes in the country have been squirming in a mire of controversies, occasioned by underhand dealings, which are allegedly gaining ascendancy. Read more

Stakeholders Identify Quality Higher Education As Vital To Africa’s Future African elites and leaders were told the bitter truth that no amount of long hours’ of prayers or political will be substituted for quality education in solving the problems of Nigeria and Africa by extension. Read more

We Give Back to Society through Education Former member of Lagos House of Representatives and the founder of De-Yet group of schools, Okokomaiko, Hon Taiwo Saheed has vowed to enhance better development and empowerment of the society through education. He made this known during the end of session/valedictory/prize giving day of the school. Read more

Why Foreign Varsities Are Not Opening Campuses in Nigeria Chieftains of some foreign universities have urged the Federal Government to put in place clear-cut regulations/policies that would guide foreign institutions seeking to establish their campuses in Nigeria. Read more

Yale Alumni Inaugurate Club, Pledge Support for Nigerian Students To further strengthen the relationship between Nigeria and Yale University, United States, the Yale Club of Nigeria has been inaugurated by old students of the 314-year-old institution. Read more

 

June 2015

Academics Reject Newly Created Universities Barely a week before handing over power to Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari, former president Goodluck Jonathan hurriedly approved the creation of five new universities. Read more

The Education Myth If we broaden access to schools and improve their quality, economic growth will be both substantial and equitable. Read more

Investing in Education Gives Greatest Benefits for Every Naira Spent The Abuja summit aims to act as a start point, counting down to the broader UN Meeting in September. The targets agreed at the UN later this year will guide the global spending of $2.5 trillion of development aid, as well as domestic budgets, over the next 15 years. Read More

Leaders in Academia to Brainstorm on Best Practices in Education Management In a bid to bring together leaders in academia, business, government and civil society, to discuss and identify best practices for integrating sustainability and responsibility into management education. Read more

Oyedepo Canvasses Quality Tertiary Education There is no political solution to African problems, except for the governments to invest largely in higher education. Lamenting the yearly drop in education funding in Nigeria and other African countries, he said if any government must get it right in its ramifications, investment in education must be paramount and massive. Read more

 

MAY 2015

What Buhari Must Do to Uplift Education The immediate past Secretary, National Universities Commission, Professor Peter Okebukola has averred that if Nigerians would see improvement in the education sector, the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari must reform and massively invest in education. Read more

Consolidate on Jonathan’s Strides In Education The President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has been urged to consolidate on the gains recorded in the nation’s higher education sector under the outgoing administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. Read more

April 2015

Include Nutritional Education in School Curriculum, Govt Told A professor of nutritional education in the School of Agriculture and Industrial Technology, Babcock University, has called on government to modify the instructional curriculum of schools from kindergarten to tertiary level to include adequate nutritional education. Read more

What Buhari Must Do to Uplift Education The immediate past Secretary, National Universities Commission, Professor Peter Okebukola has averred that if Nigerians would see improvement in the education sector, the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari must reform and massively invest in education. Read more

1.4 Million Students Sit University Entrance Exam Online The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board or JAMB, the sole agency mandated to conduct entrance examinations for universities in Nigeria, has held its first computer-based tests for more than 1.4 million candidates at some 400 information and communications technology, or ICT, centres countrywide. Read more

Buhari Urged to Scrap Foreign Scholarships The Commonwealth Youth Council chairperson, Ahmed Adamu, has urged Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari to abolish foreign scholarships in the country when he assumes office on 29 May. Read more

 

March 2015

Tansian University Umunya Matriculates 201 Students Tansian University, Umunya in Anambra State matriculates about 201 fresh students for 2014/2015 academic session. Read more

Makinde’s Bursary Award Holds Tomorrow The award is expected to benefit 1500 students who are indigenes of Oyo state. Read more

Restoring Lost Glory of Tertiary Education The recently concluded Computer Based Test (CBT) by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in the over 300 centres across the country is a pointer that in the next few years the lost glory of tertiary education in Nigeria will be restored. Read more

Upgrading Alvan Ikoku College of Education to a University The quest for the upgrade of the college of education has been premised on certain factors such as the availability of requisite facilities, the presence of qualified personnel and its status as the oldest teacher training college in Nigeria. Read more

 

FEBRUARY 2015

National Universities’ Body Raises Pass Grade The National Universities Commission has abolished the pass degree in all Nigerian universities with effect from the 2013-14 academic sessions. Read more

No Plans for Education as Politicians Beg for Votes Globally, education has come to be regarded as a catalyst for meaningful development, but in the Nigerian perspective, many have observed that the two major contenders in the Presidential election, President Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, have not really been specific in terms of how they intend to tackle the insecurity challenges. Read more

NILS, Johns Hopkins Varsity Sign Pact on Education in Nigeria National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) and Johns Hopkins University have reached a pact that would bring the university into Nigeria’s educational system beginning with executive education programmes. Read more

Nasarawa Government Warns Private Tertiary Institutions Against Exorbitant Fees Nasarawa Government warned proprietors of private higher institutions in the state against charging exorbitant school fees. Read more

Surveyors Seek Human Capacity Development in Nigeria To ensure faster development, stakeholders last week called on all level of governments to embark on massive human capacity development, saying that is the way to attain all round growth. Read more

Rebuilding the Nigerian Dream: Mapping the Building Blocks When the University of Nigeria, Nsukka opened formally on October 7, 1960 – six days after the nation’s independence – it was with a spirit of hope and optimism. Read more

Kortext, Universal Bipolar To Drive Digital Books in Nigeria Kortext’s agreement with Universal Bipolar is to distribute digital textbooks in Nigeria and West Africa. Read more

 

JANUARY 2015

Lecturers and Students Oppose Boko Haram The continual conquest and annexation of a section of North-East Nigeria by Islamic group Boko Haram is cause of growing concern in the nation’s universities. Read more

Higher education, Key to Decent Job Chances for Youths in Developing Economies Youths with post-secondary education living in middle and low-income countries have a much higher chance of finding decent jobs. Read more

Call for Acceptance of Open, Distance Education Intensifies Without doubt, Open and Distance Education plays an essential role in personal, community and national development. Read more

Nigeria Should Strive for a Minimum of 30% Budget on Education The current Nigerian education budget fell short of UNESCO’S 26% recommendation and is not likely to effect change in the troubled sector. Read more

Rector Advises Students Against Being Used as Political Thugs In the process of developing the student knowledge and skills, it is expected that students should be of good conduct by shunning social vices such as examination malpractices, cultism and general lawlessness. Read more

 

DECEMBER 2014

More Private Universities Call for TETF Assistance Vice Chancellors call on the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETF) to extend assistance to private universities in the country. Read more

Why Nigerian Varsities Lag Behind Universities the world over earned their reputation via sound academic and research output. Why are Nigerian universities behind in this area? Read more

Federal Government Approves N800 Million for Research Centre in UNIPORT Research is a top priority in any university, hence the need to give UNIPORT a research library. Read more

University Education is for Promoting Industrialisation, not Entrepreneurship Majority of the youth who graduate from Nigerian universities are not employable and most university graduates are not good entrepreneurs, by implication, the Nigerian university education should produce entrepreneurs who can employ themselves and others. Read more

Scholar Urges Muslim Youth to Combine Islamic Studies, Western Education A cleric has called on Muslim parents in Nigeria to ensure that their children are given the best teachings of Islamic studies in addition to western education in order to make meaningful contributions to nation building. Read more

Federal Government Will Train and Re-Train Teachers Federal government will work out modalities for the training and re-training of teachers in the country. Read more

Partner Us on Education, Ajimobi Charges Corporate Bodies Well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organisations are called to partner with government in the education sector to ensure that needed infrastructure and conducive teaching and learning environments are provided in state-owned education institutions. Read more

 

OCTOBER 2014

Disruptions in Higher Education Shape the Classroom of the Future Online learning emerged as a disruptive innovation when access to higher education became a driving need for a growing population of adult learners who primarily saw education as a way to advance their careers. Read more

Why Nigerians Prefer Foreign Education Nigerian students are the seventh most satisfied international students in the world according to a recent i-graduate analysis of student satisfaction surveys from 50 universities in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Read more

 

SEPTEMBER 2014

Has the Nigerian Education System Collapsed? There is unanimity of considerable opinion from knowledgeable and competent sources that Nigerian education sector is gravely sick. Read more

Funding: A Bane of Tertiary Education The crisis in the education sector is most apparent in the tertiary institution, largely because of its place and importance in national development. Read more

 

AUGUST 2014

Ogun Teachers Protest Government Policy School teachers stormed the office of the Chairman of the state Teaching Service Commission at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, and staged a peaceful protest. Read more

Loans for Technical College Graduates Against the background of the worsening mass youth unemployment, the decision by the Lagos State Government to provide loans to graduates of technical colleges to enable them take off as entrepreneurs has the potential to provide much needed relief in that sector. Read more

 

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