Striking varsity unions: No deal, no UTME

Striking non-academic staff of universities threaten to disrupt UTME from 9 March. Above File Photo: UTME exam in session By Joan Nwagwu The striking non-teaching staff of the Nigerian universities have threatened to disrupt the 2018 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board’s (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which will hold from March 9. Mr Samson […]

Teachers hit 32.5% increase in salary

Teacher and her pupils The salary of secondary and primary school teachers in Kaduna states has shot up by 32.5 per cent with effect from February. The teachers would also enjoy tax-free pay until the implementation of the increase in pay. These are incentives introduced by the state to boost teaching and make it attractive […]

Kogi: Aspirant saves school from WAEC suspension

Candidates writing WAEC examination By Aledare Akinwale Col. Yomi Dare, rtd, has donated N250,000 to save a Community High School, Kakun, Kabba, in Kabba/Bunu council area of Kogi from being sanctioned by the West African Examination Council (WAEC). Dare, an aspirant for the Kogi West senatorial district election, made the donation to save the school […]

JAMB extends UTME registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has extended the registration exercise for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to February 11. JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede said a total of 1,451,691 applicants have registered for the examination, which was earlier scheduled to end yesterday. This was a little below the 1.7 million candidates […]

Teachers Recruitment: Kaduna SUBEB shortlists over 27,000 for interview

The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has shortlisted 27,639 applicants for oral interview in its ongoing recruitment of 25,000 teachers for the state’s public primary schools. The figure represents the number of successful applicants out of the more than 43,000 who sat for the aptitude test conducted on Dec. 20, 2017. The list, […]


…DONATES N10MILLION TO STATE Baze University, a privately owned University based in Abuja has applauded effort of Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello in revamping teacher education in the state. The University donated N10 Million to boost efforts of the state government in that direction. The donation was contained in a cheque and a covering […]

How Nigerian varsities can rank best in Africa

Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundip, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos says Nigerian universities can rank best in Africa By Chinyere Nwachukwu Nigerian universities can rank best in Africa, if we can have a stable academic calendar, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, has said. Ogundipe spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday […]

Inspire without words

Walaa Al-Barakati Badea Abu Naja Saudi Gazette WALAA Muhammad Salih Al-Barakati is a deaf coach. Himself deaf, Al-Barakati is the first trainer with a hearing disability who teaches the public the language of the deaf in the Kingdom. Coaches who are deaf or suffer from any other disability are usually marginalized and not welcomed by […]

Preserving purity of language

  A workshop of “Common Errors in Media” by Dr. Mahmood Al-Ammar, professor at Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University. King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue hosted a session about Arabic language. Columnist Saud Al-Junidel, presented the history of the Arabic language from its roots and the evolution, and outlined the challenges facing the language. […]

Six schools get “Fund A Library” Grant

Six secondary schools get grant to fund library By Okeoghene Akubuike Six secondary schools drawn from across the county have benefited from the Invictus Foundation’s “FundALibray Grant Project’’. ‎ At an event to present the schools with the certificate of the grant in Abuja on Thursday,  Mr O‎binwanne Okeke, the Chairman of the Foundation ‎said […]