• Niger state earmarks N869 million to improve education

    Niger state earmarks N869 million to improve education

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Hajiya Fatima Madugu, Commissioner for Education, announced this at the end of the state Executive Council meeting on Thursday in Minna.

    She said that N214 million would be used for procurement of science equipment and solar plant while N655 million is for provision of furnitures, instructional materials and electronics in the schools.

    Madugu added that the effort is to provide qualitative education for students and conducive teaching environment for teachers.

    She said that the schools […]

  • Nigerians have lost over N900 billion in exams fees to malpractice in the last 20 years

    Nigerians have lost over N900 billion in exams fees to malpractice in the last 20 years

    Nigerians have lost over N900 billion in examination fees to exam malpractice in the last 20 years, according to Exam Ethics Marshal International (EEMI), an NGO.

    Mr Ike Onyechere, the Chairman of the organisation, said this while fielding questions on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum on Sunday in Abuja.

    He said that exam malpractice had become an organised criminal activity controlled by syndicates who, when caught, are not punished.

    “The exam bodies have organised exams for 84 million candidates from 1996 […]

  • Education minister says FG ready to transform science and technical education

    Education minister says FG ready to transform science and technical education

    Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said the Federal Government would transform science and technical education in a bid to fast track technological development in the country.

    Adamu said this on Saturday in a message to the 12th combined convocation of Federal Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi.

    The minister, who was represented by Dr Mas’ud Kazaure, Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education, said the government would also support researches for breakthroughs in all sectors of human endeavour.

    Adamu charged polytechnics to breed the […]

  • Abia Senator awards scholarships to 240 individuals

    Abia Senator awards scholarships to 240 individuals

    Senator representing Abia Central District, Theodore Orji, has expressed worry over the decreasing yearly budgetary allocations to Nigeria’s education sector as he described the sector as the most important.

    Orji said budgetary allocation to the sector dropped by N123, from N492 billion to N369 billion in 2016, adding that these allocations are less than the UNESCO recommendation of 26 per cent of education budget.

    Orji said: “It is imperative to prepare intellectuals who will proffer everlasting solution to Nigeria’s economic and political challenges and I want […]

  • Parents are retrieving their wards from private schools over recession

    Parents are retrieving their wards from private schools over recession

    Chief (Mrs.) Victoria Diete-Spiff, founder of Charles Dale Memorial International School, Port Harcourt, , has expressed worry that parents were retrieving their children from private schools because of the economic crisis in the country.

    Diete-Spiff worried that parents were now taking their children to public schools adding that private schools were facing hard times.

    Diete-Spiff, who spoke after receiving Academic Icon Award from National Association of Oduduwa Students during the 10th Anniversary of the institution, also advocated for government to give grants […]

  • Blame federal government ASUU tells Nigerians

    Blame federal government ASUU tells Nigerians

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Friday stated it would not fold its hands and watch federal and state governments kill public universities.

    The union has asked stakeholders and the general public to direct their grievances against the ongoing one-week strike to the Federal Government.

    Speaking through its chapter in the Bayelsa State-owned Niger Delta University (NDU), ASUU insisted that the industrial action was for the best interest of development of tertiary education in the country.

    Addressing a press conference at the school’s auditorium, […]

  • NCCE concludes verification of Private Colleges of Education

    NCCE concludes verification of Private Colleges of Education

    According to reports, the National Commission for Colleges of Education on Thursday said it has concluded the verification of almost all the Private Colleges of Education across the federation.

    Suleiman Garba, the Deputy Director Press of the NCCE, made the assertion on Wednesday in Abuja in a statement.

    More than 35 of the 62 private colleges of education verified were given provisional approval to operate by the commission.

    The statement said that the verification was part of the commission’s initiative to improve the […]

  • ASUU talks tough ahead of meeting with senate

    ASUU talks tough ahead of meeting with senate

    Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has vowed to go on with its warning strike billed to commence today despite the intervention of the Senate.

    Biodun Ogunyemi, National Chairman of the union stated this to newsmen.

    Recall that the academic body had on Monday threatened to embark on a one week warning strike over the failure of the Federal Government to fulfill an agreement reached in 2013.

    Following its threat, the Senate had yesterday urged President of the senate, Bukola Saraki to intervene […]

  • Chevron assures Nigerians on promotion of quality education

    Chevron assures Nigerians on promotion of quality education

    According to reports, the Managing Director of Chevron Nigeria Limited, Mr. Clay Neff, yesterday, at the 2016 Awokoya Memorial Chemistry Competition, organized by Chemical Society of Nigeria, Delta State chapter, said Chevron will continue to support and promote quality education in Nigeria.

    Neff, who was ably represented by Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, at the event, held at PTI Conference Centre, Effurun, noted that the reasons Chevron initiated and agreed to support and sponsor the Chemistry competition were being realized.

    “We are also aware […]

  • Senate orders refund of N264bn diverted from education fund

    Senate orders refund of N264bn diverted from education fund

    According to reports, the Senate Thursday ordered the refund of N263,931,254,708.51 billion allegedly diverted from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) by the Federal Government.

    The decision follows a revelation of mismanagement of funds in the education sector between 2011 and 2015 when TETFUND allegedly lent to other government departments, contrary to the law establishing the agency.

    The Chairman of the Committee on Education, Senator Barau Jibrin (APC, Kano North), while presenting the report of his panel on the floor of the […]

  • Mothers should give children s*x education – RCCG

    Mothers should give children s*x education – RCCG

    Rekiya Iletu, the Provincial Coordinator in charge of the Children Church of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has urged mothers to spend quality time with their children.

    Iletu made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday at the Musical Concert of the Lagos Province 15 of RCCG, Idi-Oro, Mushin, Lagos.

    She said that sexual abuse was on the increase, adding that parents had the responsibility to educate their children on the dangers of sexual abuse.

    “The […]