President Buhari Sacks Charles Uwakwe As NECO Registrar, Four Officials

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the termination of the appointment of Prof Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council. The President also dismissed four members of the management for various offences bordering on financial impropriety. Uwakwe had been suspended since May 2018 by the Federal [...]

By |2020-05-21T11:51:38+01:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|0 Comments

NASU directs varsity workers, others to begin strike

THE Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has lamented the short-payment of its members since February by the Federal Government through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). It said it will begin strike in federal universities, polytechnics and colleges of education once they reopen. NASU General Secretary Peters Adeyemi in [...]

By |2020-05-20T14:46:59+01:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|0 Comments

Universities Presenting Names Of Dead Staff To Collect Salaries, FG Alleges

The Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) office has accused university administrators of providing a payroll list containing dead staff for salary payment. The government was reacting to accusations by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that IPPIS paid dead staff and generally cut its members’ salaries by as much as 50 per [...]

By |2020-05-20T12:53:06+01:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|0 Comments

Reps want e-learning system instituted in education sector

The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Ministry of Education to urgently develop a national policy and framework for online education for schools at various levels. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the resolution was sequel to the unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Aniekan Umanah (PDP-Cross River) at the plenary [...]

By |2020-05-20T12:42:29+01:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|0 Comments

JAMB orders equipment to disinfect sanitise workers nationwide

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has placed an order for ventilators, environmental disinfectant safety sprayers and vehicle-mounted disinfectant sprayers to sanitise its workers nationwide daily. The equipment are produced by the National Agency for Science Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI). The board said its entire workers at its headquarters and outstations would be sanitised before and [...]

By |2020-05-19T12:52:24+01:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|0 Comments

No NYSC Mobilisation Soon, Says Director-General, Shuaibu

Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Ibrahim Shuaibu, has said that there are no plans to mobilise recent graduates in the country for the compulsory scheme due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Shuaibu in an interview with Economic Confidential said only Batch A, Stream 1, who were asked to leave camp due to COVID-19 [...]

By |2020-05-19T12:12:50+01:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|0 Comments

Nigerian govt announces locations of six new colleges of education

The federal government has announced the locations of the six newly approved federal colleges of education, one in each of the six geo-political zones of Nigeria. In a statement on Monday, the spokesperson for the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Gooong, said the six colleges of education will take-off in October. “The attention of the [...]

By |2020-05-19T12:01:14+01:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|0 Comments

Imo government to reposition state university, IMSU

The Imo Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, on Saturday announced his administration’s plan to reposition the Imo State University (IMSU) for academic excellence. Uzodinma who made the announcement while receiving a report from the institution’s visitation panel in Owerri said that the state was poised to take the university to a competitive and admirable height. “It [...]

By |2020-05-18T14:04:07+01:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|0 Comments

Schools to remain closed – NUT

The Nigerian Union of Teachers has said that it wants primary and secondary schools, both private and public, to remain closed as long as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the country. The Secretary-General of the union, Dr Mike Ene, said this in an interview with our correspondent on Thursday in Abuja. Ene explained [...]

By |2020-05-18T12:47:57+01:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|0 Comments

24 Girls Trafficked From Akwa-ibom For Prostitution Rescued In Lagos

We collect N1,500 from customers – 13yr old victim Twenty-four girls who were trafficked from Akwa-Ibom State to Lagos, for prostitution, were rescued at Abbatoir, Agege area of the state, by the Police, Thursday. Arrested, were four men suspected to have brought them. The girls whose ages were between 13 and 22 years, lived in [...]

By |2020-05-18T10:42:29+01:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Education, news|0 Comments