USOSA advocates 15% of annual national budget for education

USOSA 2018 Exco Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA) has called on the Federal Government to allocate 15 per cent of its annual budget to education. Mr Lawret Wilbert, the newly sworn in President-General of the association, made the call on Saturday in Abuja at the 34th plenary meeting and press conference of the association. […]

FG, states should budget 15% to education

Education to get 15% budgetary allocation in Nigeria The National Economic Council (NEC) has advised the Federal and state governments to allocate 15 per cent of their budgets to education. This was part of the resolutions reached during the Council’s meeting held on Thursday inside the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Governor […]

NGO flags-off safe water campaign

Safe water campaign in FCT schools Community Excellence and Development Initiative, (CEDI), a leading community healthcare giver, has flagged-off safe water sensitization and awareness campaign as solution to preventable diseases. The NGO, started taking the message to students of schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday. According to the Executive Director of CEDI, […]

Unilag to screen new intakes for drug abuse

University of Lagos, UNILAG plans alternative power supply By Chinyere Nwachukwu The University of Lagos is to screen its newly-admitted students for hard drugs, an official said on Wednesday in Lagos. The university’s Principal Assistant Registrar, Communication Unit, Mrs Taiwo Oloyede, warned  that the university would not hesitate to withdraw admission of  new students who […]

Prioritising education only key to development – Don

Students writing exams By EricJames Ochigbo A Trustee of the Nigerian Academy of Education (NAE) Emeritus Prof. Otonti Nduka has said that Nigeria must prioritise education if the nation hopes to attain its developmental objectives. In an interview with our correspondent in Abuja on Thursday, Nduka said education had been relegated to the background for […]

Africa’s future depends on improving education

It is time for an entrepreneurial and knowledge revolution in Africa. Only a properly educated workforce and entrepreneurial class will have the skills and drive to thrive as new technologies change the nature of work, leisure, the environment, and society – and to tackle our continent’s most pressing challenges. Many people in Africa and beyond… […]

Education key to vibrant economy — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described education as key to a vibrant economic development. Speaking at the 29th Convocation ceremony of the Nigerian Defence Academy organised in honour of Cadets of 66 Regular Course, postgraduate students and honorary degree awardees; totaling 1,562; Osinbajo said the Federal Government was ready to prioritise its policies along that […]

Federal Polytechnic Nekede No.1 in Nigeria: NBTE

Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri: ranked No.1 in Nigeria By Philip Yatai/Kaduna The Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri in Imo is the best polytechnic in Nigeria, according to the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE). The Executive Secretary of the Board, Dr Masa’udu Kazaure made this known in Kaduna on Thursday, at the end of the Second […]

Why ATBU established Technology Park – VC

The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi chose to establish a Science and Technology Park to close the gap between academic research and industry, the Vice Chancellor Professor Saminu Ibrahim has said. The VC made the remarks during a visit to the headquarters of Media Trust Limited, Abuja, together with the Chairperson of the Governing […]

Council inducts 45 foreign trained laboratory scientists

A cross section of inducted foreign-trained medical lab scientists By Felicia Imohimi The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) has inducted 45 foreign graduates of Medical Laboratory Science. Mr Tosan Erhabor, Acting Registrar of the council while inducting the professionals in Abuja said the graduands were inducted having scaled through the seven months pre-qualification […]