Over one million students admitted illegally into Nigeria Universities –JAMB 

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has disclosed that some tertiary institutions in the country illegally admitted over one million students. JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, revealed this on Thursday in Abuja at the ongoing policy meeting on 2023/2024 admissions. The policy meeting, which has heads of tertiary institutions in the country, and other…

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Police halt SSANU, NASU protest in Abuja over four months withheld salaries

The Nigeria Police, Federal Capital Territory, FCT Command, on Thursday stopped the Joint Action Committee, JAC, of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, from embarking on protest in Abuja. As soon as the leadership of JAC started addressing members for the protest…

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JUST IN: FG bans admissions for under 18

The Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, on Thursday announced a ban on admissions for candidates under the age of 18 into tertiary institutions in the country. Mamman announced during the 2024 policy meeting of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. “JAMB is hereby notified that there is now a ban on underaged students, those…

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NBTE Suspends 2024 Schemes of Service for Polytechnics

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has suspended the implementation of the Draft 2024 Schemes of Service for Polytechnics until all discrepancies are addressed. Professor Idris Bugaje, the Executive Secretary of NBTE, made this announcement during a news briefing in Kaduna. He noted that several areas required amendments, including issues related to the treatment…

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Some of our staff are serving as informants to bandits – Katsina varsity VC alleges

The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University Dutsinma (FUDMA), Katsina State, Prof. Armaya’u Bichi, has alleged that some of the university’s staff were serving as informants to the bandits.   Bichi, who disclosed this to newsmen in Katsina on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, said that the contacts of the suspected staffers were given to a security agency for…

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UBEC to Launch Open Schooling Programme for Flexible Learning

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) is set to introduce an open schooling programme designed to provide a flexible learning model in Nigeria. Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, UBEC’s Executive Secretary, announced this at a meeting with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Abuja. He explained that the initiative aims to significantly broaden access to basic education. Represented…

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SSANU Threatens University Shutdown Over 4-Month Salary Arrears.

Barring last minute’s change, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, may shut down universities tomorrow over the non-payment of four months withheld salaries by the government. Recall that a fortnight ago, the Joint Action Committee, JAC, comprising SSANU and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, had issued a two…

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Advocate for national development, transformation – Bauchi Gov urges corps members

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has called on corps members nationwide to take the lead in advocating for national development and transformation. Governor Mohammed made the appeal in Bauchi on Tuesday during the swearing-in ceremony of 1,500 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 corps members for 2024, at the permanent orientation camp in Wailo, Ganjuwa Local Government…

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Dangote University Faces Blackout Over N248 Million Unpaid Electricity Bill

Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State, formerly known as Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil (KUST Wudil), has been plunged into darkness following a power disconnection by the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO). KEDCO disconnected the university about a week ago due to an outstanding bill exceeding N248 million, disrupting…

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FG Initiates Effective Basic Education Programme in 111 Schools

The Federal Government has launched the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Effective Schools Programme in 111 selected schools nationwide. During a meeting in Abuja with Coordinating Directors of State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs) and headteachers of UBE Effective Schools, the Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, highlighted this initiative….

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