NUC: 58 illegal Varsities operating in Nigeria, eight still investigated *See their names The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released the list of 58 illegal universities in Nigeria. According to the commission, the listed universities are yet to be licensed by the federal government and have been shut down for violating the national minimum standard for education.  The commission, in bulletin released on Monday,...... read more
Obi to Nigerians: Funding education, investment, not expenditure *Let’s change our attitude A complete attitudinal change in which education would be seen as investment, rather than mere expenditure is being advocated by former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi. Obi, who has been going round the country to sensitise the populace on the new ways Nigeria, could tackle its socio-political and economic...... read more
Eight Nigerian schools get British Council International School award Eight schools in Nigeria have been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of their work to bringing the world into the classroom.  The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that showcase outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools...... read more
BREAKING: Tight security, as Osagie, sexually-harassed female student, appears OAU panel Monica Osagie, the post-graduate female student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, who got Professor Richard Akindele, of the Accounting Department into trouble for allegedly demanding sex to upgrade her marks, is currently spilling all she knows about the incident before an investigative panel set up by the institution. Akindele, is...... read more
Again, El Rufai fires barely 5000 new Teachers in Kaduna The Kaduna State Government has sacked 4,562 newly-recruited teachers a few weeks after they were issued with employment letters to replace those sacked for failing a competency test. The state Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Ja’afaru Sani, who announced this at a press briefing in Kaduna said the reason for the dismissal...... read more
OAU sex scandal latest: We may involve police, others to unravel the truth – VC The world whose ears have been itching to hear the latest in the scandal involving a lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Richard Akindele, who allegedly demanded sex from a female student to upgrade her marks, would soon hear the final verdict, all things being equal. This was the firm...... read more
Education, your greatest weapon to freedom, Obi tells students The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has advised Nigerian students to focus on their education, as that is the greatest weapon to liberate people and society from ignorance, slavery and prepare them for competition in the world. He gave the advice while celebrating “My Freedom Day”, with students...... read more
BREAKING: After three months, Varsities non-teaching Staff suspend strike The non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities comprising of NASU, SSANU, and NAAT have suspended their strike. The staff and members of three unions announced the suspension of the three month and 10 days old strike on Wednesday. National chairman of the Joint Action Committee of the three unions, Samson Ugwoke announced the suspension...... read more
UPP to Ekweremadu: Your hard work and dedication has paid off The United Progressive Party (UPP), is full of praises for Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, joining other Nigerians in congratulating the Senator from Enugu State, who recently scored another milestone in the academia. Ekweremadu, a lawyer, author and scholar, was recently appointed Professor and Senior Mentoring Scholar of E-Governance and Strategic...... read more
Stop taxing schools, Obi tells governments *Endorses free education The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr.  Peter Obi, has called on federal, state and local governments to stop all forms of taxations and levies on voluntary agencies and privately-owned primary and secondary schools across the country that render services for the common good. He made the call during his recent...... read more
JAMB: UTME results won't be out immediately The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it will not release the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results immediately, unlike it did in 2017. The examination is scheduled to begin on Friday, March 9, to March 17. The registrar of the board, Ishaq Oloyede, said this during a press conference titled “Conduct...... read more
Mystery Snake reportedly swallows N36 million cash in JAMB office A mystery snake is said to have sneaked into the accounts office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital and made away with N36 million cash. Before now, JAMB candidates purchased scratch cards from JAMB state offices and other designated centers, to gain access...... read more
Moment of glory, as MD School, gets British Council International School award MD Nursery and Primary School, Lagos has been awarded the prestigious British Council International School Award. The British Council conveyed its decision to the school via a letter dated January 16, 2018. According to the letter, signed by the Council’s Project Officer in charge of Schools Education, Olumide Akintunde: “We are...... read more
Teachers' mass sack: Kaduna NUT surrenders, calls off strike The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Kaduna State of has called off its indefinite strike. NUT Chairman in the state, Mr Titus Amba, announced this in Kaduna State, barely two weeks after the industrial action began. The announcement was contained in a statement jointly signed Mr Ambah and the assistant...... read more
Teachers'sack: NLC shuns El -Rufai, Police, shuts down Kaduna with protests *Journalist's car rams into cordon area Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), on Thursday, went ahead with their protest in Kaduna despite warnings and tightened security by the Police. The protesters were seen marching through the major roads in the state capital and insisted on proceeding to the Government...... read more
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