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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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