Poorly educated populace leads to failure of nations - Osinbajo, Obi

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 elections, Peter Obi, have both spoken on the need for the government to pay attention to education, saying that a nation’s development is directly proportional to the level of educational investment in the...... read more

Uzodinma upbeat, as Imo gets new university *Takes off in October

The Nigerian University Commission (NUC) has approved the take off of the Imo State University for Agriculture and Environmental Sciences in October this year.  The approval underscores the efforts which the Imo State government ably led by Governor Hope Uzodimma has made towards the establishment of a second university for the...... read more

Peter Obi: Want to get out of poverty? Get education!

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has stated that increased access to education remains a critical key strategy that could be employed to reduce poverty in the country. Obi said that Nigeria would successfully move millions of people out of...... read more

Six months after, FG orders reopening of schools nationwide

It is now left to individual states to fix the dates of resumption for their schools, as the Federal Government, on Thursday, removed a seal on all levels of schools, shut about six months ago in the thick of the COVID-19 outbreak. Amidst total lockdown across the country, President Muhammadu Buhari,...... read more

WAEC Supervisors arrested in Nasarawa, Rivers and Bauchi for leaking exam papers

Luck has run out on some workers of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), as they were on Wednesday arrested by the law enforcement agencies for leaking question papers in the ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) examinations. The Head, National Office of West African Examination Council (WAEC), Mr....... read more

BREAKING: Ogunsola firms up as UNILAG's VC, gets approval of Governing Council

Folasade Ogunsola, a professor of medical microbiology and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services), firmed up her position as the first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), following her confirmation by the institutions's Governing Council, on Wednesday. The newly appointed Chairman of the council, Dr John Momoh, who was directed to...... read more

BREAKING: Ogunsola breaks records, becomes UNILAG first female VC, 58 years after

Folasade Ogunsola, 62, has broken another record by becoming the first female Vice Chancellor in the 58 years of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), another feat after becoming the firs female provost of the College of Medicine at the prestigious institution. Ogunsola, born in 1958, who was just four years when...... read more

Kwara arranges WAEC exam for 16-year-old COVID-19 patient

A 16-year-old female COVID-19 patient is sitting her senior secondary school certificate examination at the Kwara State COVID-19/Infectious Disease Centre in Ilorin, the state capital, an official said on Wednesday. The patient —whose name and school were withheld to avoid stigma — wrote her Agricultural Science paper on Wednesday under close...... read more

BREAKING: Security cordon at UNILAG *Embattled VC scoffs sack *Varsity appoints new helmsman

A palpable security cordon, has been thrown over the University of Lagos (UNILAG), where the rumbling leadership crisis boiled over on Wednesday, with the sacking of   Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, by the Governing Council of the institution following the termination of his appointment. The embattled...... read more

UMTE screening commences September 7 - JAMB *See details

The 2020/2021 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination screening will commence in Nigeria’s higher institutions on September 7. The agreement was reached at a meeting between the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and Vice-Chancellors, Rectors, and Provosts of tertiary institutions on Monday. Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, who made the announcement, said...... read more

BREAKING: Succour for NDDC scholarship students, as Buhari orders payment of fees

About 24hours after a mass protest was held in London, President, Muhammadu Buhari, has ordered the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to pay its scholarship beneficiaries studying abroad. This was contained in a statement titled ‘NDDC invites President Buhari to Commission Signature Project’ and signed by the NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs,...... read more

How I spent N523.3million to feed school children during lockdown – Minister

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, has come out with some details of how the Federal Government, spent the money it used to feed school children at him during the lockdown over COVID-19. The minister, said contrary to reports touting N13.5billion monthly on the homegrown school...... read more

Obi to Nigerian youth: You need relevant skills to secure your future

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2020 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has called on youths to get themselves involved in learning more skills that will help them in the future, while urging governments to take investments in vocational and technical education more seriously. Obi, who said...... read more

Don’t cancel WAEC exams, ensure safety of candidates, Obi cautions FG

Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Peter Obi, has cautioned the Federal Government against the recent directive by the Federal Government through the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, that schools in the country would no longer re-open as earlier planned and that the West...... read more

Unpaid salaries: Uzodinma, scandalised, descends on IMSU boss

Imo Governor Hope Uzodinma has queried the vice chancellor of the Imo State University (IMSU), Prof. Adaobi Obasi, over failure to pay salaries of the institution’s workers for February this year. The Nation reports that the query, which was issued through Commissioner for Education, Prof. Bernard Ikegwuoha, on Wednesday, followed discovery...... read more

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