Education

EndSARS Protest: NECO Reschedules Exam

The National Examinations Council has announced the rescheduling of the Paper I Computer Studies Practical earlier fixed for today (Monday) between 10am and 1pm. The paper has now been fixed for Monday, November 16, 2020, between 10am and 1pm. A statement issued on Sunday by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Azeez Sani, titled: ‘Rescheduling of Paper I ...

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Despite Talks, FG Sends Delegates To Varsities For IPPIS Capturing, ASUU Alleges

Indications emerged on Friday that the faceoff between the Federal Government and the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities may not end soon. Despite the ongoing discussions between the two, ASUU said the government had sent officials from the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation to commence enrolment of lecturers on the controversial Integrated Payroll and ...

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FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS Ends In Deadlock

The meeting between the Federal Government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, over the controversial Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, platform last night ended in deadlock. There were heated arguments between representatives of Federal Government and ASUU as the two parties maintained their positions on IPPIS. The meeting took place at the Conference Hall of ...

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BREAKING: FG, ASUU Meet Today To Resolve Strike

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, will today (Thursday) meet with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities in a bid to end the over six months strike by the university lecturers. A statement by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations at the ministry, Mr Charles Akpan said Ngige would host a meeting ...

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Nigerian Teacher Olasunkanmi Opeifa Makes Final Ten For $1m Global Teacher Prize 2020

Nigerian teacher Olasunkanmi Opeifa has been named a top 10 finalist for the Global Teacher Prize 2020, in partnership with UNESCO. Now in its sixth year, the US$1 million award established by the Varkey Foundation is the largest prize of its kind. In a special video message announcing Olasunkanmi Opeifa as a top ten finalist, comedian, actor, writer and presenter Stephen Fry paid a moving tribute to Olasunkanmi Opeifa’s work. ...

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UNN @ 60: Obi Inaugurates N5 Billion Development Fund  

The former Governor of Anambra State and Vice-Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, Mr Peter Obi, has inaugurated five billion Naira development fund to address infrastructure challenges in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Obi, an alumnus of the university of the class of 1984, inaugurated the capital campaign at the 60th Founders’ Day celebration ...

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Bulk Of Education Budget Goes To 10,500 Professors In Public Varsities — Minister

…says ASUU’s penchant for strike driving students to private universities  The Federal Government on Wednesday lambasted the Academic Staff Union  Universities for refusing to call off its six-month strike. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, in an interview with The PUNCH in Abuja, said the bulk of education budget was being spent on 10,500 professors in Nigeria’s public universities. ...

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ASUU To FG: We Can’t Resume Oct 12, Our Strike Indefinite

There were strong indications on Monday that students of public universities in the country would stay at home further as the Academic Staff Union of Universities dismissed the Federal Government’s directive that all educational institutions in the country should resume on Monday next week. The National President of ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, in a telephone interview with The PUNCH,  said ...

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Buhari Orders Free Tuition, Automatic Admission For Children Of Teachers, Reintroduces Bursary For Students

…approves new salary scale for teachers, extends retirement age to 65 President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a new special salary scale for teachers in basic and secondary schools, including provisions for rural posting allowance, science teachers allowance and peculiar allowance. He also approved special pension scheme that would enable the teaching profession to retain its experienced talents, and also extended ...

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Teachers Are Invaluable Part Of Our Education Sector — Obi

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has described teachers’ roles and contributions to education system, both in Nigeria and beyond, as invaluable, encouraging teachers to remain dedicated in their duties. Obi, while commemorating the International Teachers Day 2020, with the theme, “Teachers Leading in Crisis, reimagining the future”, said the ...

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