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Osun Inaugurates N750m High School Named After Prof. Wole Soyinka


Osun State has inaugurated one of the mega schools under the education reform programme of Governor Rauf Aregbesola named Wole Soyinka Government High School located in Ejigbo, Osun State. The project is said to be worth N750 million. Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, who described the Federal Government’s failure to rescue ... Read More »

Education Sector Reform: FG Vows To Weed Out Unqualified Teachers


The Federal Government will sanitize the teaching service by weeding out all unqualified teachers in Nigeria’s primary and secondary schools as it reforms the education sector. The Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwuka, told a news conference in Abuja on Sunday, that the Federal Government would no longer ... Read More »

Senate Directs JAMB To Extend Result Validity To 3 Years


The Senate, yesterday, directed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to begin to extend the validity of its results to a period of three years. This came following a motion entitled: “JAMB’s New Admission Policy,” sponsored by Senator Joshua Lidani (APC), Gombe South, which was debated during plenary. The ... Read More »

Unijos ASUU Gives Reasons For Embarking On Indefinite Strike


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Jos chapter on Thursday commenced a “total, comprehensive and indefinite” strike action and blames the management of the institution for the sad development. Unijos branch Chairman of ASUU, Dr. Christopher Piwune, while addressing the press on Saturday, said the university management ... Read More »

UNIJOS Lecturers Commence Indefinite Strike, Demands Improved Working Conditions


As a means of awakening the Federal Government on their demand for a better working condition, lecturers of the University of Jos, UNIJOS, on Friday commenced an indefinite strike. This was announced in a statement signed by Prof F. C. Piwuna, the Chairman of the University’s chapter of the Academic ... Read More »

Dangote Employs 15 Professors To Teach At Kano Varsity


The Chancellor of Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST) and Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has pledged to pay four- year wages of 15 science- based professors to teach at the university. In a press statement addressed to LEADERSHIP in Kano to mark the 15- year anniversary of ... Read More »

ASUP Threatens Indefinite Strike Over Unpaid Salaries, Others

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The fragile industrial peace currently being enjoyed in the nation’s institutions of higher learning may soon be shattered if the threat by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, to embark on an indefinite strike is anything to go by. The polytechnic lecturers are decrying the deplorable condition of state ... Read More »

Osun Secondary School Students Protest Govt.’s Parent’s Tax Clearance For Admission Policy


Although he has not paid their parents salaries for over eight months and businesses across the state are suffering as a result, Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has made the tender of three-year tax clearance of parents a pre-requisite of admittance of both new and returning students. This angered the ... Read More »

Ekiti Introduces N1,000 Education Levy For Secondary School Students

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Ekiti State government has directed students in secondary schools to start paying a token of N1, 000 per term and those of Primary Schools are to pay N500 towards educational development in the State. The Ekiti State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Jide Egunjobi made this known in ... Read More »

UNIZIK Apprehends 176 Impostors At Post-UTME Exams


Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) apprehended at least 167 impostors during the just concluded Post University Matriculation Examination, Post-UTME, of the institution. The arrested persons have been handed over to the police. The university’s director of information, Dr. Emma Ojukwu said the affected persons would be charged to court soon. ... Read More »

‘We Are No Longer Foolish’, NYSC Tells Students – NYSC


The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has told students of Obafemi Awolowo University that the body is no longer foolish like before in its dealings. In a program powered by the Division of Student Affairs, OAU in conjuction with NYSC, the later has educated the final year students and prospective ... Read More »

Delta, Edo Lead In Highest Credit Passes In NECO Examination


The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released its June/July 2015 results with 68.56 percent of the students recording five credit pass and above in all subjects including English Language and Mathematics. In the analysis of candidates performance by states, Delta State‎ scored the highest in five credits and above including ... Read More »

Muslim Students Demand Apology, Adjustment Of Nov/Dec WAEC Timetable


Muslim students under the aegis of Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), have faulted the timing of some subjects of WAEC examinations for Nov./Dec private candidates. The zonal coordinator of the group in the southern states, Alhaji Mushafau Alaran, who stated this while addressing a news conference in Abeokuta, the ... Read More »

MUST SEE: List Of Illegal Tertiary Institutions As Released By NUC

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Below is a list of illegal degree awarding Institutions operating in different parts of Nigeria as released by the National Universities Commission on August 24th. The NUC Executive secretary, Julius Okojie, says anyone who patronise these schools, do so at their own risk. Full list after the cut.. Full list: ... Read More »

Stoppage Of WAEC Fee In Oyo Payment Is Temporary – Ajimobi

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Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has said that the stoppage in the payment of the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination fee for candidates in the state will be a temporary thing. The government had this week announced that it would stop paying the examination fees. It also introduced N3,000 ... Read More »

WAEC Will Not Adopt CBT For Examinations


Computer-based Testing (CBT) may be the latest technology being adopted by examination bodies, but the West African Examination Council (WAEC) will not adopt the technology. Its Head, National Office, Mr Charles Eguridu, made the clarification at an interactive forum with Education Correspondents on Thursday night in Abuja. According to him, ... Read More »

11 Private Universities Declared Substandard By NUC… Checkout The Universities


The National Universities Commission, NUC, on Thursday denied 11 private universities operating in Nigeria full operational licenses for their inability to meet set standards three years after they were issued provisional licenses. Speaking at the presentation of the full operational licenses to nine other private universities, the NUC Executive Secretary, ... Read More »

Okojie Expresses Concern Over Fees Charged By Private Universities

Prof. Julius Okojie

The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Julius OKojie, has expressed concern over high tuition fees charged by private universities. Speaking on Thursday in Abuja at the presentation of full Operational Licences to nine private universities earlier granted provisional licences in 2007, 2009 and 2011, Okojie noted ... Read More »

WAEC To Release Results Of Students From Debtor States


West African Examination Council (WAEC), yesterday announced that it would release the results of candidates in the 13 states that owe fees for the 2015 May, June Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) within 24 hours. Head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Mr. Charles Eguridu disclosed this yesterday ... Read More »

61.32% Fail English, Maths As WAEC Stops 13 States


616,370 of 1,593,442 get credit passes in five subjects MORE than half of the candidates who sat for the May/June 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) cannot advance to higher institutions. Reason: They failed English and Mathematics. The two core subjects are compulsory for admission into tertiary institutions, ... Read More »