UTME: JAMB’s struggle to retain CBT

In 2015, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, adopted the Computer-Based Test, CBT, as the singular mode for conducting the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, thus abolishing the use of Paper-Pencil Test, PPT. In this report, Godfrey AKON examines the setbacks, struggles [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016

US firm donates to AUN’s ’Feed and Read Program for Girls

The Feed and Read  Program  for Girls, a literacy scheme of the American University of  Nigeria, AUN, for disadvantaged young girls in the Yola-Jimeta community, recently received a boost from Vicki Marsha Uniforms, a California-based school uniforms company.
The university said i [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016

Minister tasks parents on student’s use of poetry

Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, has urged parents in the country to encourage their wards to read and express themselves in poetic forms as part of efforts towards deepening their knowledge.

Anwukah, who spoke in Abuja on the occasion of the 2016 World Poetry Day, stress [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016

Investigates alleged sexual assault at Queens College

The Federal Government has set up a panel to unravel the veracity of allegations levelled against a teacher in Queens College, Lagos for sexually molesting a Junior Secondary School, JSS student.

Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, who constituted the panel charged members t [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016

FG to cut matching grants for UBEC allocations

The Federal Government has given indications to reduce counterpart funds paid by states to access UBEC allocations for the development of basic education in states.
Over N58 billion allocated to states is currently in the coffers of the Universal Basic Education Commission following the inabilit [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016

32% children of school age not enrolled - survey

An estimated 32 per cent of Nigerian children between the ages of 6 to 11 years are not enrolled into primary school, a survey conducted by the National Population Commission, NPC, has revealed.

The data survey, which was carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the United [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016

UBEC inspection of Basic Schools Federal Government projects in Yobe State

R-L: Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission, Dr. Suleiman Dikko, Yobe State Universal Basic Education Board, Alh. Goni Ibrahim and Yobe State Commissioner of Education, Alh. Mohammed Al-Amin, during the UBEC inspection of Basic Schools Federal Government projects in Yobe State, rece [...]

Mon, 28 March 2016

Albinism: education fights discrimination- foundation

The Albino Foundation has reiterated its belief in education as a necessary tool to employ in the fight against discrimination of persons living with albinism, PLWA.

Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Mr. Jake Epele, who stated this in Abuja at the Back-to-School Education Grant Project [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


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