Kaduna pays N380.7m for students’ NECO, NABTEB examinations

Kaduna pays N380.7m for students’ NECO, NABTEB examinations By Philip Yatai Kaduna State Government said on Monday that it expended N380.7 million on payments of National Examination Council (NECO) and National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) fees for 33,750 students. The state’s Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Ja’afar Sani, who made this known […]

Niger College of Education expels 556 students over poor academic performance

The Niger State College of Education has withdrawn 566 students who did not measure up academically in 2017/2018 academic session. Hajia Hadiza Kolo, the Academic Secretary of the College revealed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Wednesday. Kolo said though the affected students came with flamboyant secondary […]

Improving reading culture can curb fake news – National Librarian

Improving reading culture can curb fake news – National Librarian By Okeoghene Akubuike/ Funmilayo Adeyemi The National Librarian, National Library of Nigeria, Prof. Lenrie Aina has urged Nigerians to imbibe reading culture, to curb the menace of fake news in the country. Aina gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria […]

2019 UTME: JAMB makes N1.2bn in one week, suspends nine CBT centres

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that it made a total sum of N1.3 billion between January 18 and 24, 2019 as revenue. The huge sum is part of the examination body’s revenue generated through the ongoing registration for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and other sources including sale and […]

Anambra extends teachers’ retirement age

Teacher and her pupils By Francis Onyeukwu Anambra state government has approved the extension of retirement age for teachers from 60 years to 65 years. The Head of Service, Mr Harry Udu, said in Awka that the extension takes effect from Jan. 17, 2019. According to Udu, the extension affected teachers in primary and post-primary […]

LAUTECH school allegedly bars 55 female Muslim students over use of Hijab [PHOTOS]

Reports reaching DAILY POST from Ogbomoso town in Oyo State has it that no fewer than fifty-five (55) female Muslim students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) International School Ogbomoso, have been barred from entering the school premises over the use of Hijab. A senior lecturer in the school who begged not to be […]

Nigeria’s private universities jump to 79

Education Minister, Adamu Adamu announces four more private universities Private universities in Nigeria are now 79, with the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approval of four more. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said Wednesday that the four new universities have satisfied the criteria for establishing a university in Nigeria as provided by the National Universities […]

ASUU strike: FG withdraws `no work no pay’ threat

ASUU President Professor Biodun Ogunyemi: No work, no pay withdrawn The Federal Government has withdrawn the recent threat to activate the ‘no work no pay policy’ against striking university teachers. This was disclosed by the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, in an exclusive chat with Vanguard Media. […]

No work, no pay for striking ASUU members

ASUU President Professor Biodun Ogunyemi: No work, no pay rule triggered The Federal Government has ordered Vice Chancellors to enforce no-work-no-pay rule where lecturers belonging to Academic Staff Union of Universities, are on strike. According to The Nation, the directive was said to have been communicated to the universities in a memo sent by the […]

FG cuts N1,500 from UTME, SSCE, JSCE fees

The Federal Government yesterday announced the reduction of N1,500 from the fees being charged for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) and the Junior Secondary Certificate Examination (JSCE). The reduction was announced at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by the Vice President, Yemi […]