Varsities, others can’t admit up to 20% - minister

Due to low absorption capacity, conventional tertiary institutions in the country cannot admit up to 20 per cent of candidates, Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, has disclosed.

Anwuka stated this in Abuja during a ministerial press briefing to mark the 2016 Commonwealth Day [...]

Sun, 13 March 2016

Report shows no progress in Nigeria’s educational outcomes

An education data survey conducted by the National Population Commission, NPC, in 2015 indicates a gradual slide in educational outcomes among primary school students across the country.

According to the survey, which was conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the United [...]

Sun, 13 March 2016

The cultural day performance by students of Glory and Praise International School, Kuje, Abuja.

L-R: Vice Principal, Academic, Mr. Gbenga Moses, chairman, Dr. Oladeji Michael, his wife, Mrs. Tola Oladeji and school administrator, Mr. Olaniyi Adeniji applauding students during the cultural day performance by students of Glory and Praise International School, Kuje, Abuja. 

Mon, 07 March 2016

1.8 million candidates, 343 prisoners participate in 2016 UTME

Over 1,850,000 candidates were registered for the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, nationwide.

Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, who disclosed this in Abuja while monitoring the on-going exams, said the figures represent [...]

Mon, 07 March 2016

FG reconstitutes governing councils of 12 universities

As uproar persists over the sack of 12 vice chancellors, the Federal Government has gone ahead to reconstitute the governing councils of the 12 new federal universities established by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The inauguration, which followed alleged ‘unceremonious’ sack o [...]

Mon, 07 March 2016

FG adopts new academic standards for varsities

As part of efforts to ensure qualitative university education in the country, the Federal Government has adopted new Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards, BMAS, for Nigerian universities.

The adoption follows a successful review of the 1989 minimum academic standards in 2015 to guide the proces [...]

Mon, 07 March 2016

the commission’s inspection of UBEC Federal Government Projects in Kaduna State, recently.

L-R: The Headmistress, LEA primary school, Vaguwar, Kano Central, Hajiya Fausat Lawal, Director, Project Monitoring, Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Madfaki Monday, Permanent Secretary, Kaduna State SUBEB, Mr. Ibrahim Sambo and Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education C [...]

Sun, 28 February 2016

UBEC frowns at substandard school projects

The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, has expressed displeasure over some low standard school projects in the North Central and North West geo-political zones under the 2015 budget.

According to a statement released by UBEC, the Executive Secretary of the commission, Dr. Dikko Suleima [...]

Sun, 28 February 2016


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