EDUCATION

Pan African Maths Competition Begins In Abuja

Akin Akande, Abuja Representatives from 20 African countries including Nigeria have gathered in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to compete in the 22nd Pan African Mathematics Olympiad. According to the Director National Mathematical Centre, Professor Adewal Solarin, the competition, which aims among other things to encourage female students to study mathematics would see to the […]

Commissioner Suspends 20 Teachers For Absenteeism

Niger State Commissioner of Education, Alhaji Danladi Umar Abdulhamid, has approved the suspension without salaries, of 20 teachers of the Day Secondary School, Maitumbi. The suspension was sequel to the Commissioner’s unscheduled visit to the school where he found the said teachers absent, without reason, from their duty posts. Abdulhamid maintained that government would not […]

2013 UTME: FG Pegs Cut-Off Marks At 180, 150

Akin Akande, Abuja The Federal Government has released the cut-off marks for admission into universities, polytechnics, colleges of education as well as monotechnics and other tertiary institutions, pegging the minimum cut off mark for admission into universities at 180 and 150 for polytechnics, colleges of education and others. The cut off marks were announced on […]

University Education: Minister of Education Wants More Private Sector Partnership

Akin Akande, Abuja The Minister of Education, Professor Ruqqayatu Ahmed Rufai, has called on organised private sector to continue to partner with federal government in creating access to education by establishing private institutions. The Minister who made the call on Monday during an official visit to Baze University, a privately owned university in Abuja noted […]

NANS Accident: ASUU Wants State Of Emergency In Education

Akin Akande, Abuja Following the death of Senate President of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and four other officials of the association last week in ghastly motor accident, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has that said the fate that befell five NANS officials calls for declaration of emergency in the entire education […]

House Committee Defends Mass Literacy, Adult Education Commission

Akin Akande, Abuja The Chairman House Committee on Education, Honourable Aminu Suleiman has reiterated the place and importance of non-formal education and mass literacy in the country, saying that the National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-formal Education (NMEC) deserves to continue as an entity even as federal government is planning to scrap about […]

Education Minister mourns NANS leaders

Akin Akande, Abuja The Minister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i has expressed shock over the death of Mr. Donald Onukaogu, the Senate President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and four others in a motor accident on their way to Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. The Minister described the NANS Senate President as […]

Accreditation For Uni-Abuja medical Programme Underway – Minister

Akin Akande, Abuja Succor may have finally come the way of Medical students at University of Abuja as Minister of Education, Ruqayyatu Rufa’i said yesterday that arrangements were on with the National Universities Commission (NUC) and other stakeholders to accredit the medical course of the University which has thrown the institution into disarray in the […]

FG Launches Broadband To Connect Campuses

FG Launches Broadband To Connect Campuses

Akin Akande, Abuja The Federal Government has launched a robust inter-connectivity broadband for Nigerian universities system, which is also expected to facilitate the sharing of research data, pooled bandwidth, video/data communication among all the universities in the country. The project is also expected to create remote class participation, remote experimentation, symposia, inaugural lectures through international […]

Part-Time Uniport Students Protest Fees Increase

From Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt Part-time 200 Level students of the College of Continuing Education arm of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Rivers State, have raised alarm over the outrageous fees increment by the school authority. The students, who bared their minds to The Post in Port Harcourt said they were worried that returning […]