azeezat

Azeezat Adedigba covers the education and labour sectors for PREMIUM TIMES. She is also an investigative journalist and the winner of the 2019 Female Reporters Leadership Program (FRLP) organised by Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ). Azeezat is passionate about women and children advocacy. She holds a degree in Mass Communication from the University of Jos. She can be reached on Twitter @Adebimpe57.

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The new registrar of NECO, Godswill Obioma

Basic education certificate exams to end Sept 4 – NECO

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has said the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) will end on September 4. The Registrar of the council, Godswill Obiora, said this in Minna on Tuesday. BECE is conducted for candidates in their final year of Junior Secondary School for their transition from basic education…

JAMB Headquaters, Bwari Abuja. UTME cut-off points are determined by universities[PHOTO CREDIT: Azeezat Adedigba].

JAMB to review commencement date for 2020 admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it is considering a new date for the launch of the 2020 admissions process. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how the board initially told all institutions to begin admission for candidates for first and second choices on August 21, 2020. In a…

West African Examination Council (WAEC). [PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook page of WAEC]

WAEC releases 2020 WASSCE timetable

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the timetable for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the West African Senior School Certificate Examination(WASSCE) will begin on August 17. The government also said exit classes in secondary schools will resume August 4. In a…

University of Abuja main entrance [[Photo: University Website]

NUC begins assessment of universities ahead resumption

The National Universities Commission (NUC) said it is collecting data from universities to assess their readiness for resumption of academic activities. The commission also said efforts are ongoing to resolve the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities' (ASUU) that threatens to further delay the resumption of academic activities…

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

Nigerian govt asks schools to communicate reopening dates to parents

The Nigerian government has directed all schools to communicate their specific reopening dates to parents and students to avoid chaos. The government also said the 104 Unity Colleges are ready to open ahead of the August 4 reopening date for schools. According to a press statement by the spokesperson of…

WAEC examination

Nigerian govt announces dates for NECO, NABTEB, other examinations

The federal government has released a comprehensive schedule for various national examinations for exit classes including Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 and Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3. The examinations are to hold from August 17 to November 18. These include the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) for SSS3 students conducted…

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

How WASSCE will be conducted in Nigeria – Minister

The federal government has said the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) subjects peculiar to Nigeria candidates will be taken from September 5 through September 14, 2020. The government said the exams for subjects common to all English speaking countries of West Africa ( (Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The…

WAEC examination

UPDATED: WASSCE: Nigerian govt announces date for commencement of WAEC exam

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will begin on August 17, the federal government has said. The government also said exit classes in secondary schools will resume August 4. The spokesperson of the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Gooong, said this in a press statement made available to…

Cross section of over 3000 Teachers from various schools and education districts in Lagos State at the formal launch of the EKOEXCEL (Excellence in Child Education And Learning) at De Blue Roof, LTV, Agidingbi, Ikeja, on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Private school teachers seek interest-free loan from Nigerian government

The National Association of Private School Teachers (NAPST) has urged the Nigerian government to provide its members interest-free loans repayable gradually from when schools resume. The association said this is to cushion the effect of COVID-19 on private school teachers in the country. NAPST, which is the umbrella body and…

Adamu Adamu - Minister of Education

Nigeria considering GCE as replacement for 2020 WASSCE- Minister

The federal government has said Nigerian students may be asked to sit for the General Certificate Examinations (GCE) holding in November if the country fails to meet up with this year's timetable for the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The GCE is a private examination which is only offered…

Chris Ngige. [PHOTO CREDIT: @NGYouths4Change]

I didn’t breach presidential directive by suspending NSITF officials – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has maintained he acted within presidential directives on the suspension of top management and executive committee members of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF). The minister stated this in his submission at the investigative hearing by the House of Representatives' ad-hoc…

JAMB Headquaters, Bwari Abuja. UTME cut-off points are determined by universities[PHOTO CREDIT: Azeezat Adedigba].

JAMB fixes date for commencement of 2020 admissions, releases guidelines

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released guidelines to all heads of tertiary institutions for the 2020 admission exercise. The board also told all institutions to begin admission for candidates for first and second choices on August 21, 2020. In the document, seen by PREMIUM TIMES, and sent…

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

Nigeria, four other countries discuss postponement of WASSCE

Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, and Liberia have begun discussions on postponing the West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE), an official has said. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this in Abuja on Friday. He said Nigeria and the four countries are considering a new…

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

Nigerian govt sets deadline for schools to meet conditions for reopening

The federal government has given school proprietors across the country up to July 29 to meet specific guidelines set towards the reopening of schools. The date for the reopening is to be announced in due course. The minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this in Abuja on Friday.…

New Leadership of The Nigerian Labour Congress

Updated: NLC, ULC resolve rift, merge

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) have settled their crisis that split the labour movement in the country. The President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, disclosed this at a joint media briefing of the two labour unions in Abuja on Thursday. The briefing was attended by…

Chris Ngige. [PHOTO CREDIT: Sahara Reporters]

Ngige inaugurates panel to probe suspended NSITF MD, others

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has inaugurated a Presidential Joint Board and Audit Investigation Panel to probe alleged N3.4 billion financial infractions levelled against suspended Managing Director of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Adebayo Somefun, and three other directors. The committee is chaired by Ibrahim…

WAEC examination

WASSCE: No going back on suspension of WAEC exam yet – Nigerian govt

Amidst criticisms by many Nigerians and an opposition leader, the Nigerian government has defended its decision not to allow students in the country take part in this year's West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). PREMIUM TIMES reported the government's decision last week amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The education minister,…

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

COVID-19: Nigerian govt releases new guidelines for resumption of schools

The federal government has released guidelines ahead of the resumption of schools at every level in the country. The guidelines for the safe reopening of schools and learning facilities after the COVID-19 pandemic outlined actions, measures, and requirements needed for resumption. In the document released by the federal ministry of…

Adamu Adamu - Minister of Education

FG inaugurates governing councils of 13 federal universities

The federal government has inaugurated the governing council of 13 federal universities. The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, said this while Inaugurating the council members in Abuja on Monday. The universities are Federal university Lokoja, Federal University; Lafia Nasarawa; Federal University, Kashere, Gombe; Federal university Wukari Taraba; Federal University Dutsin…

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

UPDATED: Nigerian govt reverses resumption of schools, says no WAEC exam for now

The federal government has reversed its earlier announcement on the resumption of schools. It also said no Nigerian school will participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier scheduled for August 5 to September 5. This year’s examination, administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), was postponed…

President Donald Trump pictured April 4, 2020 AFP

U.S. to expel international students if…

International students who are pursuing degrees in the United States will have to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities switch to online-only courses, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Monday night. The move will affect thousands of foreign students including Nigerians who travelled to the United States to attend…

WAEC examination

UPDATED: FG announces date for commencement of WAEC examination

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will now hold from August 4 to September 5, 2020. This was announced by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba, on Monday during the daily COVID-19 Presidential Task Force briefing. “As soon as we conclude WAEC, we will take NABTEB…

A Public School

Group cautions Nigerian govt against reopening of schools

A non-governmental organisation has cautioned the federal government against re-opening of schools even for final year students, while COVID-19 continues to spread. Anap Foundation in a statement said its advice was necessary to avoid community-level transmission of COVID-19 among pupils and to avoid exposing the population to large-scale Infections. Schools…

Folashade Yemi-Esan

Nigerian civil servants violating COVID-19 restriction order — Head of Service

The Office of the Head of Service of the Federation (HoSF) has decried the level of non-compliance with directives and advice on the COVID-19 pandemic measures in government offices. The office said government workers are who should not go to offices are doing so, and are not adhering to the…

Chris Ngige. [PHOTO CREDIT: @NGYouths4Change]

NSITF admits spending N3.4 bn on ‘training’ but says Ngige approved it

The management of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) has said the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, approved the controversial N3.4 billion for the training of staff. It also said all training, contracts and rehabilitation it carried out received the approvals of the Federal Ministry of Labour…