Education

NUC increases years of study for physiotherapy students

An extra year of study has been added to the Physiotherapy programme in Nigerian universities by the National Universities Commission, NUC.

Students offering the course now spend six years for course work and clinical, and one year internship, leading to the award of Doctor of Physiotherapy, th [...]

Sun, 26 August 2018


Okojie retires from public service

Former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof Julius Okojie, has retired from public service after attaining the age of 70 years.

NUC, in a statement on its website, said Okojie recently marked his departure from public service with a valedictory lecture at Feder [...]

Sun, 12 August 2018


9,000 lecturers get TETFund scholarships in 2 years

Over 9000 lecturers from Nigerian universities, polytechnics and colleges of education have been awarded scholarships by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, to pursue masters and PhDs at home and abroad for the past two years.

Executive Secretary of TETFund, Dr Abdulahi Baffa, who state [...]

Sun, 12 August 2018


Stakeholders want an urgent policy on TVET

As youth unemployment in Nigeria continues to soar, stakeholders have advocated an urgent formulation of a policy on Technical and Vocational Education, and Training, TVET, to address the challenge.

Speaking at a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Education, in Abuja, the Provost, Busine [...]

Sat, 21 July 2018


UNIABUJA moves to address certificate complaints

Authorities of the University of Abuja have set up a committee to address complaints over collection of certificates by graduates of the institution.

Registrar of the university, Mrs. Rifkatu Swanta, who disclosed this exclusively to the Abuja Inquirer in her office at Gwgwalada recently, assur [...]

Sat, 21 July 2018


UniMaid draws over N11bn TETFund allocation - Baffa

The University of Maiduguri, UniMaid, has accessed over N11billion allocation from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, out of the over N12billion allocated to it from 1999 till date.

 

Executive Secretary of TETFund, Dr. Abdullahi Baffa, disclosed this while commissioning an [...]

Sat, 21 July 2018


Insecurity hampering girls’ education in Zamfara

The wave of bloody attacks on Zamfara communities by bandits and cattle rustlers is weighing heavily on the education of girls in the affected communities.

The violent attacks which have shut down some schools, have forced many young children of school age to relocate to safer communities along [...]

Sat, 21 July 2018


NUC will not allow 100% online degrees- Rasheed

The Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, has said the commission will not allow 100 per cent running of online degrees in Nigeria as it could spell doom for the university system.

Rasheed, who [...]

Sun, 15 July 2018


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