Cut-Off Marks: NANS Threatens Resistance, Demands Reversal

Cut-Off Marks: NANS Threatens Resistance, Demands Reversal

Chris Steven, Abuja    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has condemned the recent backwards review of the cut off marks for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria from 180 for universities and 165 polytechnics to 120 and 100 respectively. The Students’ umbrella body  describef the exercise as a gross misplacement of priority and […]

FG Faults ASUU’s Indefinite Strike

FG Faults ASUU’s Indefinite Strike

…Says Action Negates Section 41 of Trade Disputes Act, Cap T8, 2004 Chris Steven, Abuja A fresh twist to the indefinite strike called by the Academic Staff Union of Universities emerged on Tuesday, with the Federal Government accusing the union of going against laid down constitutional procedures before embarking on the industrial action. Specifically,Minister of […]

ASUU Begins Nationwide Indefinite Strike

ASUU Begins Nationwide Indefinite Strike

Chris Steven, Abuja The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has directed all its members in public and private universities in the country to commence an indefinite strike. Biodun Ogunyemi, President of ASUU who declared the strike in Abuja on Monday at a press conference said the Federal Government has failed to meet up with […]

Only N1.7b Out N3b Research Fund Accessed By Nigerian Lecturers In Eight Years

Only N1.7b Out N3b Research Fund Accessed By Nigerian Lecturers In Eight Years

Chris Steven, Abuja Eight years after the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) instituted N3billion National Research Fund (NRF) to enhance research activities in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions, only N1.72billion of the fund has so far been accessed by Nigerian academics, Abdullahi Baffa, Executive Secretary of TETFUND has revealed. “Since its establishment in 2009, with the seed […]

Zenith Bank To Partner Readamana To Enlarge ICT Compettion, Discover More Katherine Etas

Zenith Bank To Partner Readamana To Enlarge ICT Compettion, Discover More Katherine Etas

Zenith Bank is to partner with ReadAmana to encourage participation by more students in the annual Microsoft Office Specialist Championship, Group Managing Director, Peter Amangbo has said. Speaking in Lagos on Tuesday while receiving the Nigerian contingent to the 2017 edition of the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC) held in Disneyland, California, USA, Amangbo […]

Unapproved Schools Will Not Be Allowed To Operate Says Wike

Unapproved Schools Will Not Be Allowed To Operate Says  Wike

Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt   Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that all unapproved schools in the state will no longer be allowed to operate as from September, 2017.   Speaking on Tuesday at Government House, Port Harcourt during a courtesy visit  by the management of Jesuit Memorial College, Mbodo-Aluu, Governor Wike said that […]

Award Winning Schoolgirl, Katherine Eta, Challenges Other Students As Organisers Move To Enlarge Competition

Award Winning Schoolgirl, Katherine Eta, Challenges Other Students As Organisers Move To Enlarge Competition

Award winning Nigerian schoolgirl, Katerine Eta, has challenged other students to see failure as a call to put in more efforts rather than an excuse to quit. Katherine of Childville School, Ogudu, Lagos last week emerged the third place winner in the keenly contested 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC) held in Disneyland, California, […]

Half Baked Graduates: NUC Moves To Overhaul Academic Programmes In Universities

Half Baked Graduates: NUC Moves To Overhaul Academic Programmes In Universities

Chris Steven, Abuja The National Universities Commission has declared its intention to review all academic programmes ran in Nigerian Universities with a view to weeding out courses not necessarily relevant to developmental needs. The move, was announced by the Executive Secretary,Abdulrasheed Abubakar on Thursday, when he met with Directors of Academic Planning in all public […]

10.5m Out Of School Children Is A Time Bomb Waiting To Explode

10.5m Out Of School Children Is A Time Bomb Waiting To Explode

Bukola Saraki, President of the Senate, says the nation is sitting on a time bomb waiting to explode with 10.5millon out of school children. Speaking on the amendment of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC)Act  to provide free and compulsory primary and secondary education for the Nigerian child, Saraki said ” We must get these children back […]

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