education

  • Radda suggests use of early warning system to stabilise education

    Gov. Dikko Radda of Katsina State Radda has urged that an early warning system should be used to overcome instability in the country’s education sector at all levels. Radda made the assertion during the second pre-convocation lecture of the Federal University Gusau (FUGUS) in a paper titled ” Insecurity and Educational Instability in the Country’, which was held in Gusau…

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  • NELFUND opens portal for 1st phase of students loan application

    The Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) has opened the application portal for the first phase of the student loan scheme, for students from federal institutions across the country. The loan website which became active in the early hour of Friday had the scheme’s pilot phase opened to students of federal tertiary institutions. The Media and Public Relations Lead of NELFUND, Mr…

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  • NUC approves 13 new graduate, undergraduate programmes for KWASU

    The National Universities Commission (NUC) has given Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, approval to run 13 new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The institution’s Acting Director, University Relations, Dr Saeedat Aliyu, said NUC’s  approval of the programmes was conveyed in a letter to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Jimoh Shaykh-Luqman, on Wednesday in Kwara. The letter was signed by NUC’s Acting Director of…

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  • ASUU wants Tinubu to intervene in its demands

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on President Bola Tinubu to look into the yearnings of the union to reposition the nation’s tertiary institutions. The union decried the neglects of its demands by the past administrations, saying the lingering crises that led to series of agitation since 2022 was due to non-implementation of the demands. Dr Adeola…

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  • FCTA, others adopt minimum standard conduct for schools

    The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has adopted the “Code of Conduct, Rules, Regulations for Primary and Secondary Schools in Nigeria”. Presented to stakeholders in Abuja on Monday, it is a comprehensive document that provides an all-inclusive and uniform guideline for both private and public primary and secondary schools in Nigeria. The project was funded by United Nations Educational, Scientific…

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  • Student loan scheme to commence with federal tertiary institutions—NELFUND

    The Managing Director, Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND), Mr Akintunde Sawyerr says students in federal tertiary institutions would first be considered in the roll out of the scheme.  Sawyerr disclosed this in Abuja on Monday, at a news conference on pre-application sensitization on the loan scheme.  He said that the Fund would roll out its obligations to federal universities, polytechnics…

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  • Kano varsity set to tackle out-of-school children challenge

    The Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education, Kumbotso, Kano State, says it will address the challenge of out-of-school children for the development of education in the country. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Yahaya Bunkure, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Monday. He said the problem would be tackled through community…

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  • Gov. Namadi distributes 30,000 sets of uniform to female students

    Gov. Umar Namadi of Jigawa, has flagged off the distribution of 30,000 sets of uniform to female students of senior secondary schools across the state. The event, organized by the Ministry for Higher Education, was flagged off at Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jahun, in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa. In his remarks, Namadi said his administration accorded special…

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  • ICT expert seeks improved computer education in basic schools

    An Ilorin-based Information Communication Technology(ICT) expert, Mr Kayode Balogun, has urged stakeholders to improve computer education in nursery and primary schools to prepare children for the future. Balogun, the Chief Executive Officer of Tech. in Taiwo, Ilorin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday that computer education should be prioritised in elementary classes to give the students advantage. According…

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  • Nasarawa Assembly extols Sule’s, TETFUND’s interventions at state varsity

    The Nasarawa State House of  Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology, has commended Gov. Abdullahi Sule and Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) for the provision of infrastructure at the State University, Keffi. Mr Abel Bala, the Chairman of the committee and Deputy Majority Leader of the House stated this when the committee visited the institution on an oversight function…

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  • Prioritise education funding beyond media promises, SSANU urges Ondo govt

     Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, Ondo State has called on government to prioritise funding of education in the state beyond media promises. SSANU Chairman, Mr Temidayo Temola, told newsmen on Friday in Okitipupa that the inadequate funding and non-payment of workers’ allowances had stalled research and community services…

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  • RMAFC partners JAMB to conduct directorate cadre promotion exams with CBT

    The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), in collaboration with Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Thursday conducted 2024 staff promotion exercise for senior officers of the commission with Computer-Based Test (CBT). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the officers who participated in the examination in Abuja included those on Grade Levels 14, 15 and 16…

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  • 4 Northern States brainstorm on out-of-school children in Katsina

    Stakeholders in the education sector across the four states of North-West region, on Thursday converged on Katsina to deliberate on ways to address the issue of out-of-school children in their states. The two-day regional stakeholders meeting, which commenced in Katsina, brought together participants from Katsina, Kaduna, Jigawa and Kano States. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting…

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  • The National Assembly

    Senator pays N45 million as students university registration fees

    Sen. Rufa’i Hanga (NNPP-Kano)  said on Thursday in Kano that he has paid N45 million as registration fees for 200 indigent students of Bayero University, Kano (BUK). Hanga told newsmen the gesture demonstrated his commitment to supporting education in Kano State, adding that had also awarded scholarships to no fewer than 200 students from the area at Kano State Polytechnic.…

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  • NECO denies extending closing date for 2024 SSCE internal registration

    The National Examinations Council (NECO) says it has not extended the closing date for the 2024 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) internal registration. The Council said this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, by its Acting Director, Directorate of information and Digital Communication, Mr Azeez Sani. Sani said the registration which started on Monday, Dec.18, 2023 would close on…

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  • School administrators develop action plan to sustain UNICEF REACH project

    Heads of some selected Primary and Secondary Schools in Katsina State have developed an action plan to ensure the sustainability of the Reaching and Empowering Adolescent Girls in Northern Nigeria, (REACH) project in their schools. The administrators, numbering 200, comprising all principals, headmasters/head mistresses, or their representatives, developed the plan at a one-day meeting in Katsina on Wednesday. The meeting…

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  • FG developing young learners’ academic, entrepreneurial potential – UBEC

    Dr Ahmed Bobboyi, Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), says the Federal Government is developing the academic and entrepreneurial potentials of young learners. According to him, this is to make them employable, productive and self-reliant. He disclosed this at the inauguration and handing over of three Junior Secondary/Vocational Schools in Kebbi on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

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