75% of GCC students in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH — Secretary General of the Federation of GCC Chambers, Abdulrahim Hassan, has said the Gulf states spend about $150 billion on education with a cumulative annual increase in spending of about 1.8%. It is expected that the number of students in the GCC will reach 11.3 million by 2020 and up to 75% of […]

1.7 million candidates to write 2017 UTME–JAMB

Some 1.7 million candidates are expected to sit for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, has said. Mr. Oloyede made the disclosure while fielding questions from journalists at the Information and Communication Technology Retreat on Tuesday in Abeokuta, Ogun. The News Agency of […]

Student population in Nigerian Open University hits 254,000

The registered active student population of the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, has hit 254,000, its vice- chancellor, Abdalla Adamu, disclosed. Mr. Adamu told the Economic Confidential magazine in Abuja that the number is distributed across the 77 study centres scattered all over the country touching all the states, local government areas and the […]

Kano varsity to award first class degrees to 39 graduates

hehu Alhaji Musa, vice chancellor of Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST), has said the institution produced 39 first class degree holders in the 2015/2016 session. Musa stated in a pre-convocation press briefing that the 4th convocation of the institution will combine three sets, totaling 3,212 graduates across the 27 programs of the university. The […]

Prof Bala elected ABU’s DVC Admin

Professor Kabiru Bala has been elected as the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He defeated Professor S. Z. Abubakar of the institution’s Faculty of Agriculture with 221 votes to 50. The election was conducted by members of the ABU Senate. Until his election, he was the Dean School of Post […]

Sultan tasks NYSC members on self-reliance, economic growth

Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has tasked National Youth Service Corps, NYSC members to ensure self-reliance and promotion of Nigeria’s economic growth. This is just as he assured the corps members posted to Sokoto state of their security while serving in the state. The royal father spoke when he received the corps members deployed to the […]

IBB University rolls out N25bn 5-year strategic plan

The management of Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai in Niger has unveiled a strategic development plan that would cost the institution N25 billion over the next five years. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Mohammed Maitura made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lapai on Thursday. He said […]

WAEC’s best National Distinction/Merit Award winners emerge

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has, Thursday, in Lagos unveiled winners of the National Distinction /Merit Award. The trio, Master Babalola David Oluwasayo, Master Alabi Philip Toluwase and Miss Nkata Lewechi Ugonma  emerged first, second and third respectively among over a million candidates that sat the  May/June 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Announcing […]