Northern leaders demand action on 13.2m out-of-school children

Traditional and religious leaders from northern Nigeria have demanded immediate action to tackle the rising number of out-of-school children in the country.

The leaders made the request in Kaduna at the Northern Nigeria Traditional Rulers Conference on Out-of-school Children jointly organized b [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018

Enugu wins 2018 NNPC quiz competition

Enugu State representative to the 2018 NNPC National Science Quiz Competition, Okeke Tony Kabilan, has emerged winner of the contest.

Okeke beat 17 other contestants with 75 points to emerge winner at the grand finale of the competition in Abuja last Tuesday.

No fewer than 18 states from [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018

Nigeria borrows $611m to support states’ out-of-school children

The Nigerian Government has secured a credit facility of $611 million to support states with the highest number of Out-of-school children, OSC, under the Better Education Service Delivery for All, BESDA, programme.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this in Kaduna at the 2- [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018

LRCN tasks VCs on employment of certified librarians

The Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria, LRCN, has called on all Vice Chancellors and heads of tertiary institutions in Nigeria to employ and promote only certified librarians.

Registrar of LRCN, Prof. Michael Afolabi, stated this during a courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor of [...]

Sun, 07 October 2018

NUC plans ICT literacy for graduates

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has commenced efforts towards bridging the gap in Information and Communication Technology, ICT, among university graduates.

Chairman of ICT Development Committee in NUC, Engr. Johnson Asinugo, gave the indication at an interactive session between the [...]

Sun, 07 October 2018

FG: ASUU lied over tuition fee increase

Claims by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, that the Federal Government plans to introduce tuition in all federal universities have been described as baseless, false and without any iota of truth.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who issued the rebuttal in a statement, sa [...]

Sun, 07 October 2018

Emirs converge over 13.2 million out-of-school children

Over nine Emirs and several traditional rulers from 19 states of northern Nigeria are meeting in a conference at Kaduna to seek solutions to the over 13.2 million out-of-school children in the country.

Emir of Argungu, HRH Samaila Mera, who is leading the movement, said the conference which sch [...]

Sun, 07 October 2018

ABU gets NUC approval for business school

Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, has secured the approval of the National Universities Commission, NUC, for its newly established Business School.

Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, gave the approval last Wednesday when the Vice Chancellor of ABU, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, led a [...]

Sun, 23 September 2018


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