• Senate begins process of converting YabaTech and Kaduna Poly to varsities

    Senate begins process of converting YabaTech and Kaduna Poly to varsities

    According to reports, the Senate has begun the process of converting Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, and Kaduna Polytechnic into city universities.

    The Bills, titled City University of Technology Yaba Bill, 2016 sponsored by Senator Gbenga Ashafa, APC, Lagos East, and that of City University of Technology Kaduna Bill, 2016, and sponsored by Senator Jibrin Barau, APC, Kano North, were introduced as first reading.

    While Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, was established in 1947 as Nigeria’s first higher educational institution, Kaduna Polytechnic […]

  • JAMB to scrap uniform cut-off points for varsities, others

    JAMB to scrap uniform cut-off points for varsities, others

    It was gathered that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has hinted that it may cancel the use of uniform cut-off points for admitting candidates that took the Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

    The issue of cut-off marks as currently being used for admission, it said, should be subjected to national debate by stakeholders.

    The Spokesperson of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, gave the indication in a statement he issued on behalf of its Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, on Sunday evening in Abuja.

    He […]

  • Era of wasteful spending over – Buhari tells varsities

    Era of wasteful spending over – Buhari tells varsities

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday reiterated that the era of wasteful spending was over and advised Nigerian universities to plough available resources into teaching, research and productive activities.

    The president, represented by Prof. Chiedu Mafiana, Executive Director at the National University Commission, spoke in Ilorin at the 32nd convocation of the University of Ilorin.

    According to him, it is the expectation of government that in the near future, universities should be self-reliant and provide substantial portion of their needed funds.

    Buhari also said […]

  • NUC scraps diploma programmes  in Nigerian varsities

    NUC scraps diploma programmes in Nigerian varsities

    According to reports, the National Universities Commission, NUC, has scrapped sub-degree diploma programmes in the country’s university system, its Executive Secretary, Abubakar Adamu, said on Monday.

    Mr. Adamu said universities currently running the programmes have been directed to begin to wind down immediately.

    The NUC scribe, who was speaking at the end of a meeting with vice chancellors of federal, state and private universities, also disclosed the plan for a comprehensive review of the university curricula to set the benchmark minimum academic […]

  • TETfund proposes N150bn intervention for varsities, others

    TETfund proposes N150bn intervention for varsities, others

    About N150bn has been proposed to be spent by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund as regular intervention to be shared among beneficiary universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in 2016, its Executive Secretary, Dr. Abdullahi Baffa, has said.

    But he also ruled out extending TETfund’s intervention grants to private universities and other tertiary institutions in the country.

    Baffa gave the figure in an interview with journalists during the 7th edition of an interactive forum which it jointly organised with the Federal Inland […]

  • Foreign varsities to offer easier payment plans

    Foreign varsities to offer easier payment plans

    According to reports, the Regional Manager Africa, United Kingdom Education Advisory Service, Bukky Awofisayo, has said that the recession and foreign exchange challenge being experienced in the country has propelled over 50 foreign universities to give prospective Nigerian students an easier payment plan and the possibility of fee reduction.

    Awofisayo said this in a statement ahead of its international education expo in the country.

    According to her, prospective students and their parents will have an opportunity to discuss the possibility of free […]

  • JAMB berates varsities over admission complicity

    JAMB berates varsities over admission complicity

    Despite the privilege to select candidates of their choice, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has raised the alarm over complicity in the admission of students into universities.

    The board, therefore, warned universities against deviating from laid down criteria as well as the introduction of extraneous factors into admission processes.

    JAMB registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, gave the warning, at the weekend, at an extra-0dinary technical committee meeting on 2016 admissions exercise to first choice institutions.

    He said it was observed at the […]

  • JAMB announces deadline for 2016/17 admission exercise for all schools

    JAMB announces deadline for 2016/17 admission exercise for all schools

    The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the deadline for the 2016/2017 academic session admission exercise will be on Wednesday, 30th November, 2016.

    This was contained in a statement issued by the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede during the technical meeting on 2016 admissions to first choice institutions at Bayero University Kano (BUK).

    He said it was imperative for all Vice-Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts to abide by the agreement and ensure its implementation.

    While Speaking, Oloyede warned that no name […]

  • We’re still vetting admission lists from varsities – JAMB

    We’re still vetting admission lists from varsities – JAMB

    As hundreds of candidates look forward to knowing their 2016/2017 admission status, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it is still vetting the list of the first batch of applicants submitted to it by the various universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.

    The clarification came against the backdrop that the board promised to upload the lists for candidates’ accessibility three days after meeting with stakeholders in Kano, Kano State.

    Officials of JAMB and others stakeholders had earlier met at the Bayero […]

  • JAMB insists no written post-UTME for varsities

    JAMB insists no written post-UTME for varsities

    The Registrar and Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, on Friday dismissed the speculation of a stalemate in the admission of fresh students into universities across the country.

    Oloyede, who spoke during an interview with journalists shortly after a visit to the zonal office of the board in Benin, the Edo State capital, insisted that all universities have been barred from conducting written examinations before admitting students.

    He also denied the alleged imposition of prospective students […]

  • KADPOLY, YABATECH not converted to varsities – NUC

    KADPOLY, YABATECH not converted to varsities – NUC

    The National Universities Commission says the Kaduna State Polytechnic and Yaba College of Technology had not been converted to universities.

    NUC’s Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, gave the clarification when he received Dr. Masa’udu Kazaure, the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education, in Abuja on Tuesday.

    Rasheed said polytechnic education was as important as university education to national development.

    He said: “We have been meeting to see how we will update ourselves on so many issues, particularly the social media […]