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Korea partners Nigeria on schools’ construction in FCT

The Korean government through its Korean International Cooperation Agency, KOICA, is partnering the FCT Administration and the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, to build model primary and secondary schools in Abuja.

The schools, which are estimated to cost $15 million US dollars, are [...]

Sun, 28 February 2016


ASUU: 8% education budget flouts agreement with FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said the N369.6 billion appropriation to education for 2016 represents only 8 per cent of the national budget, contrary to its agreement with the federal government to progressively increase the allocation to 26 per cent as recommended by UNESCO.

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Sun, 28 February 2016


World Bank, int’l partners to fund Nigeria’s school census

The World Bank has given assurance of providing financial and technical assistance to federal and state government’s institutions to facilitate the annual school census across Nigeria.

World Bank Education Specialist in Nigeria, Dr. Tunde Adekola, who stated this at the flag-off of the ex [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016


FCT minister backs closure of 556 private schools

FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, has thrown his weight behind a decision by the FCT Education Secretariat to shut down over 556 illegal private schools operating in Abuja.

Bello spoke on the sidelines of the flag off of the 2015/2016 annual school census in Abuja, last week, maintaining tha [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016


FG won’t reverse decision on sacked VCs - Adamu

Despite widespread condemnation that has continued to trail the Federal Government’s decision to sack 13 vice chancellors of universities, Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has maintained that government won’t reverse the dismissal.

Adamu, who until the time of this report [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016


Outcry as FG sacks 12 Vice Chancellors

There are indications that the Federal Government’s sack of 12 Vice Chancellors of 12 federal universities established by the Goodluck Jonathan administration may have unsettled the academic community in the country.

In the statement on Saturday, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu in [...]

Mon, 15 February 2016


Germany expresses interest in Nigeria LNG

German Vice Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Mr. Uwe Beckmeyer, has said his country is seeking business relationship to accelerate the supply of Nigeria’s Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, in the German ship building industry.

Beckmeyer, who stated this during a visit to the Minister [...]

Sun, 14 February 2016


North-East teachers train on reading techniques

As part of efforts to improve the quality of basic education delivery, the Federal Government has embarked on training of primary school teachers in the North-East zone on teaching techniques in reading and comprehension.

The training, which is part of the capacity building initiative of the Fe [...]

Sun, 14 February 2016


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