Chime begs lawmakers to drop probe on N3.6billion education project Alleged intervention of Enugu State Governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime, has led to the sudden dumping of investigation into the N3.6 billion primary schools renovation contracts awarded by the Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ESUBEB). Chime reportedly met with members of the state House of Assembly, on Wednesday night, a day...... read more
NECO postpones 2015 common entrance to April 25 The 2015 National Common Entrance Examinations into secondary schools scheduled for March 21 has been postponed till April 25.  Mr Abdul Mustapha, the Abuja Liaison Officer of the National Examination Council (NECO) disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Thursday in Abuja. Mustapha said that postponement was necessitated by the...... read more
LASU boils again; Workers lock out VC Barely 48 hours to the 20th convocation ceremony of the citadel, the Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, Prof. John Obafunwa was on Monday embarrassed by the members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) alongside their junior colleagues under the aegis of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), as he was locked...... read more
Nine new private varsities get licenses Provisional licenses have been presented to nine new private universities by the Federal Government on Thursday. This development brought to 59 the number of private universities in the country. Presenting the licenses to the proprietors at the National Universities Commission (NUC), Minister of Education Malam Ibrahim Shekarau warned that engaging in...... read more
Internet failure mar e-UTME exams The postponed 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, now a Computer-Based Test, CBT, which commenced Tuesday, nationwide, was again stalled across several examination centres over failure of internet servers.  It was also gathered that the failure of the bio-data capturing machine to capture candidates’ thumb-prints during accreditation at the centres threw...... read more
Exam racketeering: UNIZIK suspends five lecturers A gale of suspension is currently rocking the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka . Already five Lecturers have been suspended following their involvements in examination malpractice and gross misconduct. According to a news bulletin from the office of Public Relation officer and information management Dr Emmanuel Ojukwu, yesterday noted that the lecturers were...... read more
1.47m candidates for 2015 UTME A total of 1,475,477 candidates registered for the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admission, Matriculation and Examination Board (JAMB). This year’s UTME is scheduled to hold between Tuesday, March 10 and Saturday, March 21 across 400 centers in the country and seven foreign countries namely –...... read more
Protest grounds Delta Poly The Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, has been shut down by its management for a week, just as the Delta state police command said it had arrested 39 students of the institution in connection with the violent protest, which shut the school’s activities down Wednesday. Although, the institution is yet to issue...... read more
NANS demands reduction in NYSC online registration fee The National Association of Nigerian Students has asked the management of the National Youths Service Corps to reduce the online registration fee for prospective corps members to N3,000. The fee at present is N4,000.The NANS President, Mr. Tijani Usman, made this known in a statement on Monday.Usman, the statement added, made...... read more
BREAKING: ASUP suspends planned strike The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has reversed its decision to commence a strike action on Wednesday following “fruitful” negotiations with the Minister of Education Ibrahim Shekarau and the House of Representatives Committee on Education. The union had a two-hour meeting with Shekarau starting from 11am and ended another meeting...... read more
ASUU threatens strike over Falaki’s murder   The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to arrest those responsible for the murder of Professor Ahmad Mustapha Falaki of the Ahmadu Bello University’s Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR) or universities in the country may be forced to shut down. Professor...... read more
NECO releases November/December 2014 result The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released its results for the November/December 2014. The results accordig to report show improvement over the previous examinations conducted by the body, with 52.94 per cent credit pass in English Language and 55.37 per cent credit pass in Mathematics. The Registrar and the Chief Executive...... read more
Why we directed Schools to remain open -FG The Federal Government directed all schools from the primary to the tertiary level should remain open during the period of the general elections. It also directed all private schools in the country to comply. This decision was reached at the end of a meeting between the Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim...... read more
Elections: FG to Decide Schools Closure In its efforts to ensure free and fair elections and one that is violence free even after the exercise, the federal government will today decide whether schools, both private and public should be in session or go on break. This has come as a result of several outcries from students, parents...... read more
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