Education

Amid ASUU Strike, Senate Approves Six New Tertiary Institutions

The Senate on Wednesday passed six bills seeking to establish federal tertiary institutions in different parts of the country. The bills were passed following the consideration of the reports by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, presented by its Chairman, Senator Barau Jibrin. The proposed institutions include four polytechnics, one college of education and one university of technology. If ...

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Obiano Met Non-Functional Technical Schools — Commissioner

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Commissioner for Basic Education in Anambra state Prof. Kate Azuka Omenugha has said that Governor Willie Obiano met non-functional technical schools when he came on board in 2014. She also said that none of the technical colleges in the state had accreditation from the National Board for Technical Education. The commissioner stated this on Monday at ...

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Buhari Reduces Cost Of UTME, SSCE Forms

President Muhammadu Buhari has reduced the cost of forms for some terminal examinations like the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, organised by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Examination Council, as well as the Basic Education Certificate Examination. This was revealed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, after the Federal Executive Council meeting ...

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Again, FG, ASUU Meeting Deadlocked As Strike Continues

The Federal Government and leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities met on Monday at the Ministry of Education headquarters, Abuja, to review the grey areas in the 2017 Memorandum of Action, trying to reach a middle ground. The strike by the lecturers, however, continues as the meeting could not conclude on whether ASUU should return to work or ...

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Atiku’s Wife Admonishes Graduands To Show Value For Education  

Titi Abubakar, wife of former Vice President of Nigeria Waziri Atiku Abubakar has admonished the new set of students graduating from the Feed and Read Programme of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) to show good examples of the values that can be imbibed  through education. Mrs. Abubakar was a keynote speaker at the graudation ceremony for the pupils who ...

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ASUU, FG Meeting Deadlocked As Strike Continues

The Federal Government on Thursday opened negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities at the Ministry of Labour and Employment office in Abuja over the universities lecturers’ strike since November 5. The meeting, which began at 3pm and lasted till 9pm, was adjourned till next week, as the striking teachers and government did not reach a middle ground. Our ...

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Strike: FG, ASUU Hold Crucial Meeting Thursday

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Labour and Employment and leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities are expected to meet in Abuja on Thursday over the strike in public universities since November 5. Our correspondent confirmed on Wednesday that the Federal Government delegation led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, would meet with ASUU ...

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Broken government promises to blame for Nigeria university strike

Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has not fulfilled agreements it made with academic staff in Nigeria’s public universities. EPA-EFE/ Felipe Trueba Oludayo Tade, University of Ibadan All 37,504 academic staff of Nigeria’s public universities have been on an indefinite strike since early November. This followed a meeting of the union’s national executive council which ruled that no substantial progress had been made ...

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Hijab Controversy: UI International School Shut

The 55-year old International School Ibadan, owned by the University of Ibadan, was on Monday shut. The closure of the secondary school, followed the appearance of some students, dressed in hijab against what the management prescribed as the dress code. Some parents, under the aegis of the International School Muslim Parents’ Forum, in a letter dated November 9, 2018, and ...

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