Nigerian Universities admitted over one million students illegally –JAMB reveals

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has revealed that some tertiary institutions in the country illegally admitted over one million students. JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, made this revelation 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…

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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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We’re Not Selling Off Varsities To Foreign Investors — Federal Gov’t

The Federal Government has debunked news report making the rounds about its purported decision to hand over public universities to private investors. Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, stated this on Tuesday at the Quarterly Engagement of Education Ministers with Directors, Heads of Agencies and Parastatals under the Ministry of Education held in Abuja. It…

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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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“No one told me the truth” New mum sues medical practitioners for misleading her as she shares struggles after changing gender as a teen

A woman, who transitioned into a man when she was still a teenager, has shared her regrets while detailing its effects on her body as she transitions back to her original gender and welcomes a child. On June 3, 2024, Prisha Mosley, 26 gave birth to a healthy baby boy via C-section.   What is…

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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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FG and ASUU Begin Negotiations to Prevent Impending Strike

The Federal Government has initiated discussions with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to prevent a planned strike. After a two-hour closed-door meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, Minister of Education Professor Tahir Mamman described the meeting as productive, indicating that ongoing consultations would address the issues raised by ASUU. “We’ve had a very good…

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HND Holders Now Eligible for Lecturing Positions in Nigerian Polytechnics.

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has announced that holders of Higher National Diplomas (HND) can now be employed as lecturers in Nigerian polytechnics under a newly approved scheme of service. During the formal presentation of the new Schemes of Service to polytechnic stakeholders in Kaduna, NBTE Executive Secretary, Professor Idris Bugaje, stated that…

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Almajiri Commission Aims to Enroll 10 Million Children in School by 2027

The National Commission for Almajiri and Out-of-School Children’s Education has reiterated its goal to enroll 10 million out-of-school children into educational institutions by 2027. This ambitious initiative aims to provide these children with access to comprehensive education. The Commission is also working to integrate Western education into the Almajiri school curriculum, ensuring a well-rounded educational…

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2025 ranking: Top 10 universities in the world

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a global higher education network, has unveiled its World University Rankings for 2025, highlighting over 1,500 universities across 105 higher education systems worldwide. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States has been named the best university in the world. The United States dominates the rankings with 197 institutions, followed…

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JUST-IN: ASUU Joins Nationwide Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has joined the ongoing indefinite industrial action initiated by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC). In a statement released on Monday, ASUU President Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke instructed branch chairpersons and zonal coordinators to ensure that university lecturers nationwide participate in the strike, aligning…

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JAMB Releases Additional 3,921 Results, Reschedules Examination

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has rescheduled the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for 24,535 candidates. In a statement, JAMB spokesman Dr. Fabian Benjamin explained that the rescheduling was due to substantial non-compliance with the Board’s standards at certain examination centers affecting these candidates. Additionally, JAMB has released an extra 3,921 results…

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Almajiri Commission Advocates for Enhanced Teacher Training

The National Commission for Almajiri and Out-of-School Children’s Education has called for ongoing training and retraining of school managers and teachers to keep their knowledge and skills current. The commission emphasized that the success of any school relies on vision, capacity, aspiration, ownership, and support. Dr. Muhammad Sani Idris, the Executive Secretary of the commission,…

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Commission Calls for Educational Support for Almajiri and Out-of-School Children

The National Commission for Almajiri and Out-of-School Children’s Education has urged stakeholders to support initiatives ensuring every child receives quality education and a brighter future. In a statement marking Children’s Day, Executive Secretary Dr. Muhammad Idris emphasized the collective responsibility to uphold children’s rights and help them reach their full potential. Dr. Idris noted that…

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