• FG Orders Separate Cut-Off Marks For Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education

    FG Orders Separate Cut-Off Marks For Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education

    According to reports, the Federal Government has directed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to consult with the relevant stakeholders so as to come up with new and separate cut-off marks for admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education from next year.

    A statement issued on Monday by the Deputy Director (Press and Public Relations), in the Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, said the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, gave the directive after a one-day meeting with […]

  • Jega criticizes universities over bread and sachet water production

    Jega criticizes universities over bread and sachet water production

    Pro-Chancellor, Plateau State University, Bokkos, and former Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has criticised the trend where universities engage in bread and sachet water production to generate funds.

    Jega expressed his displeasure at the opening of the 2016 Nigerian Higher Education Summit on Monday in Abuja.

    Organised by the Association/Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities and TrustAfrica, Dakar, Senegal, the summit has “Exploiting Diversity, Differentiation and Quality Assurance in Revitalising the Nigerian Higher Education System” as its theme.

    The […]

  • “We’ll Not Allow Government To Destroy Public Universities” – ASUU

    “We’ll Not Allow Government To Destroy Public Universities” – ASUU

    According to reports, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Friday, said it would not fold its hands and watch federal and state governments kill public universities.

    The union asked parents, students and other stakeholders 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 […]

  • FG approves eight new private universities

    FG approves eight new private universities

    It was gathered that the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the establishment of eight new private universities for the country.

    The decision was taken at a meeting of the council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

    The new universities include Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos; Clifford University; Coal City University; Dominican University, Ibadan, Kola Daisi University, Ibadan; Legacy University, Okija among

  • FG to construct dams in 3 federal universities

    FG to construct dams in 3 federal universities

    According to reports, the federal government may have found the solution to the persistent water problem facing some federal universities in the country with the plan to construct water dams in three of these institutions.

    As a result, the federal universities in Owerri, Jos and Abuja have been slated to have dams because the project has been included in the 2017 budget.

    However, another federal university which had long made a similar request and even produced a design of the dam may […]

  • Good News: This Nigerian University Finally Makes One Of The Best In The World

    Good News: This Nigerian University Finally Makes One Of The Best In The World

    A 2017 global ranking of universities released by the Times Higher Education has placed the University of Ibadan in Oyo state at number 801 among the best 978 in the world.

    The university was the only one in Nigeria that made the list.

    University of Ibadan is now among the best 1000 in the world

    Prior to this time, no Nigerian university made the list of the best 1000 and the argument majorly was that the tertiary institutions in the country were lacking […]

  • JAMB denies imposing candidates on universities for admission

    JAMB denies imposing candidates on universities for admission

    The Registrar of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, on Friday, said it was untrue that the board was imposing candidates on universities for admission.

    Oloyede told journalists in Benin, Edo, during his visit to JAMB’s zonal office that the board had resolved all issues of admission into tertiary institutions after due consultation with all stakeholders. ‎

    ‎”I know many of you are bothered and you want to hear from me about the admission.

    “There is no stalemate; after due […]

  • NUC phases out diploma programmes in universities

    NUC phases out diploma programmes in universities

    The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Tuesday, says universities in the country would soon put a stop to diploma programmes run at the undergraduate level.

    The Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, who disclosed this in Abuja, when he received the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Dr Masaudu Kazaure, in his office, said only polytechnics had statutory right to run diploma programmes.

    He noted that the commission would soon notify universities to stop diploma […]

  • Ranking of universities worldwide is subjective and political – ABU VC

    Ranking of universities worldwide is subjective and political – ABU VC

    Prof. Ibrahim Garba, the Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has said that the ranking of universities worldwide is “subjective and political’’.

    Garba said this when he featured at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. NAN recalls that no Nigerian university was listed in the 2016 annual rankings compiled by the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR), a Saudi Arabia-based education consulting firm.

    The vice-chancellor said that most times, the ranking was aimed at attracting patronage to some universities. “University ranking […]

  • Don’t play with fire, admit students through JAMB not post-UTME – FG warns universities

    Don’t play with fire, admit students through JAMB not post-UTME – FG warns universities

    The Federal Ministry of Education on Monday sent a strong-worded statement to Nigerian universities, warning them that only the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) can admit students.

    The Director, Press and Public Relations, in the ministry, Mr. Ben Goong, stated that any institution that acted against the directive would have itself to blame.

    He denied media reports that the earlier decision to cancel post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was upturned.

    The ministry insisted that universities “had no business admitting candidates other than […]