Federal University Lafia sacks 35 staff

Federal University, Lafia, has sacked 35 non-teaching staff due to paucity of funds, its Vice Chancellor Prof Mohammed Sanusi Liman disclosed. He told journalists in Lafia that the sacking of the affected staff, who were engaged earlier this year, was the decision of the council due to lack of funds to pay their salaries. Prof […]

We Will Not Accept Admission Done Arbitarily – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned tertiary institutions in the country against arbitrary and unjust processes in this year’s admission procession. It says while institutions reserves the right to admit students, they must justly explain why other candidates were not admitted. The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede stated this Friday, at […]

Mark Zuckerberg’s (Free) Education Of Nigerians By Okey Ndibe

Last week, Nigeria hosted one of the central deities in the global revolution called social media—in the name of Hon Triple High Chief Sir (Dr.) Alhaji Mark Zuckerberg, Grand Commander of the American Republic (GCAR), founder, chairman, chief executive officer (CEO) of Facebook International Corporation, the Eze Gburugburu of Iru Akwukwo, Oga Patapata of Menlo […]

World Bank earmarks $500m for basic education in Nigeria

The World Bank has set aside $500 million as grant to fund basic education in five states for five years, Mrs Helen Okoro, the Information Officer, Universal Basic Education Commission, has said. Okoro, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, credited Dr Olatunde Adekola, Head, World Bank International Reconstruction and Development team, as giving the […]

Nigeria is 70 years late in achieving global education standard – UN

The new Global Education Monitoring, GEM, a UNESCO affiliate, has said that Nigeria, will achieve universal primary education in 2070. The report released by Aaron Benavot, Director of the GEM, said “On current trends, universal primary education in sub-Saharan Africa will be achieved in 2080; universal lower secondary completion in 2089; and universal upper secondary […]

NIGER STATE BEGINS RENOVATION OF SCHOOLS

NIGER STATE BEGINS RENOVATION OF SCHOOLSThe Niger State Government after the State executive council meeting yesterday 1st of September said it had expended over N2.1bn on renovation of six selected schools in its school development program.   The Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Fatima Magudu, who made this known after the State Executive Council meeting, said two […]

NUC releases list of illegal tertiary institutions (See full list)

The National Universities Commission has released a list of illegal degree awarding institutions operating in Nigeria. The schools were published in the NUC’s weekly bulletin dated August 24. According to the bulletin, the NUC Executive secretary, Julius Okojie, warned that those who patronise the schools, do so at their own risk. “Certificates obtained from these […]

We’re still vetting admission lists from varsities – JAMB

As hundreds of candidates look forward to knowing their 2016/2017 admission status, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it is still vetting the list of the first batch of applicants submitted to it by the various universities, polytechnics and colleges of education. The clarification came against the backdrop that the board promised to upload […]

Only permed hair acceptable, school tells female students

A South African school was today (Monday) accused of racism for allegedly telling black girls to straighten their hair and not wear ‘afro’ hairstyles. Pupils at Pretoria High School for Girls have said they were forced to chemically straighten their hair and not have afros that were deemed untidy. Over the weekend, students donning afro […]

Only permed hair acceptable, school tells female students

A South African school was today (Monday) accused of racism for allegedly telling black girls to straighten their hair and not wear ‘afro’ hairstyles. Pupils at Pretoria High School for Girls have said they were forced to chemically straighten their hair and not have afros that were deemed untidy. Over the weekend, students donning afro […]