We won’t succumb to blackmail over elections – ASUU The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Thursday said it would not succumb to blackmail over the 2019 elections. ASUU said Nigerians were only interested in credible elections and not the participation of lecturers in the conduct of polls. Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Ibadan, the ASUU chairman, University of...... read more
JAMB begins sale of UTME form Jan 10, bans cybercafés The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has said that it will commence sale of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination form to candidates on January 10, 2019. This was made known during a meeting between JAMB and Computer Based Test centres at the University of Lagos, on Thursday, where the Registrar of...... read more
BREAKING: Senate passes Fed Poly, Item, Bill 2018 The Senate on Thursday passed the Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND on Federal Polytechnic, Item, Abia State (Establishment, etc.) Bill 2018 (SB. 520). Senator Binta Masi Garba had presented the report of the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND on Federal Polytechnic Item Abia State (Establishment, etc) Bill 2018 (SB. 520), seconded...... read more
Prepare for long strike, ASUU tells members President,  Academic Staff Union of Universities,  Prof Biodun Ogunyemi,  has told  striking lecturers in public universities to brace for a longer strike. Ogunyemi  also  told ASUU members “to be on the watch and prepare for a long-drawn-out struggle to salvage the university system”. The union called a national strike last month ...... read more
NECO: Postponement of examination caused by public holiday The National Examination Council has said that the recent postponement of its examination for private candidates was due to the Federal Government’s decision to declare a public holiday. The body also dismissed the insinuation that this was the third time it postponed the examination, describing it as a social media hoax...... read more
NECO releases timetable for Nov/Dec exams The National Examinations Council has said its November/December 2018 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination would start on Monday, November 19. The acting Registrar, Mr Abubakar Gana, stated this in a statement in Abuja, noting that candidates should check their electronic mail addresses for the timetable. Gana said the examination was earlier scheduled...... read more
JAMB to offer exceptional foreign nationals scholarships in 2019 The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination will be made available to candidates of other countries in West Africa to gain admission to Nigerian universities. The JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, stated this at the 6th Annual Conference of West Africa Universities in Dakar,...... read more
Abia govt return schools to Assemblies of God Church Private sector's involvement in the running of Abia state schools system received further boost as the state government handed over two primary schools to their former missionary owner. The formal handing over of East Street and Clifford Primary Schools Aba to Assembly of God Church, Aba District was part of government...... read more
We can’t meet ASUU’s demands now — FG The Federal Government has appealed to the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to exercise restraint in their demands from the government. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said at a press conference in Abuja on Monday night ASUU’s problems with the government began during the Umaru Yar’Adua...... read more
ASUU begins indefinite strike The Academic Staff Union of Universities has commenced a nationwide industrial action following the inability of the Federal Government to respond to its demands. Specifically, the union accused the government of not implementing the Memorandum of Action signed with it, declaring that the strike would be total as all federal and...... read more
FG to release intervention funds to 216 varsities, others The Federal Government has said that it will release intervention funds, through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, to 219 universities, polytechnics and colleges of education by 2019 so as to enable them to build “critical infrastructure.” The TETFund Executive Secretary, Dr Bichi Baffa, said this in Abuja last Friday, while enlisting...... read more
Abia returns mission schools to owners Abia State government has returned East Street Primary School and Clifford Road Primary School, both in Aba, to the original owners-the Assemblies of God Church. The church had, in the past, pleaded with the government to return the schools to it. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu made the announcement during this year’s Men’s Day...... read more
Our efforts on education are yielding profound and scalable result – Ikpeazu Abia state Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu says his administration is not relenting on its pursuit for a quality and affordable education, noting that the policies already implemented are yielding profound and scalable results. The Governor made the disclosure on Tuesday, during an interactive session with Corps members serving in Abia state....... read more
Governor Ikpeazu honors three best students in WASCE   As part of events marking the 27th anniversary of the creation of Abia State, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has honored three best performing West Africa School Certificate Examination (WASCE) students from each of the Senatorial zones of the state. The three students who received cash gifts of one million naira (N1,000,000.00)...... read more
NECO releases results, over 70% pass English, Maths The National Examinations Council has released the June/July 2018 Senior Secondary Schools results, News Agency of Nigeria quoted a statement issued on Monday in Minna. The Acting Registrar, Alhaji Abubakar Gana, said in the statement that 1,041,536 candidates registered, while 1,032,729 candidates actually sat for the examination. Gana said that 939,733...... read more
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