azeezat

Azeezat Adedigba is an education reporter at PREMIUM TIMES. She holds a degree in Mass communication from the University of Jos.  She loves music and arts.

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Atiku delivers first speech since leaving APC (FULL DETAILS)

A former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has delivered his first speech since quitting the country’s ruling party, APC. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr. Abubakar on Friday announced via a public letter that he was leaving the party. A day later, the Waziri Adamawa delivered a speech at the…

A classroom with students

UBEC commences assessment of basic education nationwide

The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, has expressed confidence that the outcome of results in the ongoing assessment of basic education across the nation will be credible. The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Hamid Bobboyi, gave the assurance during the monitoring of the assessment tests in selected schools in Abuja.…

Biodun Ogunyemi

Education tax must not be primary source of funding for Nigerian tertiary institutions — ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities in Nigeria, ASUU, has warned against distorting the mandate of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund as an intervention agency. The president of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, gave the warning in Abuja on Thursday at the launch of a publication, TETFUND Monthly Digest. Mr. Ogunyemi said…

Adamu Adamu

60 million Nigerians are illiterates — Minister

Nigeria's Minister of Education has expressed concern over the country's high rate of illiteracy, saying some 60 million Nigerians, or 30 percent of the population, cannot read or write. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said this on Thursday at the opening of the 2017 Nigeria's Annual Education Conference held…

ASUP may call off strike next week – Official

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, may call off its 10-day old strike next week, an official has said.   An official of the union, Kola Abiola, who is also the ASUP chairman of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic chapter in Abeokuta, told PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday that the decision will be taken in…

WAEC examination

WAEC performance drops nationwide, 26% candidates score five credits including Maths, English

Only 26 per cent of the private candidates who wrote the 2017 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, SSCE, had five credits including Maths and English, representing a sharp drop in the results recorded in 2016. The percentage of candidates in this category in 2015 and 2016 examinations were 28.59 per cent…

Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is’haq Oloyede

JAMB postpones sale of 2018 UTME application forms

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has suspended the sale of the 2018 application forms earlier scheduled to commence on Wednesday, November 22. The spokesperson of the board, Fabian Benjamin, said this in a press statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday evening. He noted that the postponement was due…

WAEC examination

WAEC releases results of private candidates

The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has released the results of the 2017 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination for private students. The council announced the release on Twitter on Tuesday, saying the results were released in Katsina by the head of national office, Olu Adenipekun. The council also announced that it…

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state

Anambra Election: APGA thanks Buhari for Obiano’s victory

The National Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Ifeatu Obi-Okoye, has attributed the flawless conduct of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra to President Muhammadu Buhari’s quest to build enduring institutions. Mr. Obi-Okoye made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Tuesday…

Last held in 2011, Nigeria to conduct assessment of its basic schools

Worried by the perceived low quality of basic education in the country, the Nigerian government said it has commenced a national assessment of teaching and learning quality in that sub-sector. The assessment will hold between November 22 and 24. The Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Hamid…

FILE PHOTO: Voting and accreditation in progress

‎Anambra Election: 20 parties score less than 100 votes each

More than half of the 37 parties that took part in Saturday's governorship election scored less than 100 votes, an analysis of the results show. According to the Returning Officer of the election, Zana Akpagu, a total of 2,064,134 residents registered as eligible voters for the election with the Independent…

Anambra Election: APGA leader commends Buhari for Obiano’s victory

The Director General of the Willie Obiano campaign organisation, Victor Umeh, has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his party's victory at the polls on Saturday. Mr. Obiano, a former national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, won the Anambra governorship election with about 55 per cent of total votes…

‎#AnambraDecides2017: How INEC handled logistics, accreditation — Group

The logistics process was fair but there were recorded glitches in the accreditation of voters, a youth-based organisation has found in its preliminary analysis of the ongoing gubernatorial election in Anambra State. The Youth Initiative for Advocacy and Advancement, YIAGA, said the voting materials in most parts of the state…

Yul Edochie

#AnambraDecides2017: Yul Edochie denies stepping down

Nollywood actor and Democratic People’s Congress, DPC, governorship candidate for the Anambra election, Yul Edochie, has denied endorsing Willie Obiano, the incumbent governor of the state. Mr. Edochie said on Twitter he was still in the race after reports surfaced Saturday afternoon claiming he had stepped down for Mr. Obiano.…

PHOTOS: Food, cash handed out to Anambra voters

Agents of different political parties on Saturday openly distributed food and cash gifts at polling booths to sway the support of voters at the ongoing Anambra gubernatorial election, PREMIUM TIMES can report. Reporters and monitors for this newspaper and its partner, the Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, witnessed agents…

Fire ravages Cameroon National Assembly complex

There was a fire outbreak in the early hours of Friday at the Cameroon National Assembly building in Yaounde. According to a report on BBC news Friday, there were no reports of casualties and the cause of the blaze was not immediately clear. In this week's sessions, the national assembly…

NYSC Corps members

NYSC announces resumption date for new batch of corps members

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has confirmed November 21 for the opening of orientation camps for prospective Batch B, Stream 1, corps members nationwide. This was announced on the Twitter handle of NYSC on Friday. Adenike Adeyemi, NYSC spokesperson, also confirmed the date to PREMIUM TIMES. NYSC says highlights…

JAMB disburses N28.8 million for prison centres

The sum of N28.8 million has been disbursed to provide computer sets that would allow prison candidates sit for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, and Direct Entry, DE, the registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede has said. Mr. Oloyede said the board had…

JAMB proposes date for 2018 UTME, fixes price of forms

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has proposed a date for the 2018 examination. The board proposed March 9 to 17 and said it is taking into cognisance dates of other public examinations. The Registrar of the board, Ishaq Oloyede, said this during a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday…

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Nigeria polytechnic lecturers ASUP commence nationwide, indefinite strike today

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, said it will commence a “total and comprehensive indefinite” strike on Monday due to the federal government’s failure to fulfil the outstanding agreement made with the union. The National President of the union, Usman Dutse, confirmed this in a phone interview with PREMIUM…

NOUN Headquarters

Over 5,000 NOUN PG students denied graduation for not scoring 3.0 CGPA

Over 5, 000 post-graduate students are trapped at the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, due to their failure to meet the university's requirement for graduation. According to the policy of the university, a student is required to earn a minimum cumulative grade point average, CGPA, of 3.0 and a…

National University Commission, NUC

NUC to approve 15 more university online learning centres

The National Universities Commission, NUC, on Tuesday in Abuja said it is in the process of allowing 15 more universities to embark on open distance/online learning as this will help solve inadequate access to university education. The Executive Secretary of NUC, Abubakar Rasheed, said this at a one day symposium…

UNILAG STUDENTS

2018 Budget: Buhari allocates 7% to education

Nigeria’s education sector has again been allocated much lower than the 26 percent of national budget recommended by the United Nations. The global organisation recommended the budgetary benchmark to enable nations adequately cater for rising education demands. But in the proposal presented to the National Assembly on Tuesday, President Muhammadu…

Alleged kidnappers

UNIABUJA students attack alleged kidnappers, set car ablaze

Following recent cases of abduction, theft and molestation in the University of Abuja, some students on Friday attacked men suspected of entering the school premises to kidnap girls, and set their car ablaze. The incident was confirmed by the student union president, Abeeb Obasanjo. Mr. Obasanjo however said the situation…

French language will give Nigerians more opportunities in international labour market – Minister

The Nigerian government has reiterated its commitment to the teaching of French language in Nigerian schools, saying being multi-lingual will give Nigerians more opportunities in the international labour market. The Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwukah, said this on Thursday in Abuja at the ceremony for the closure of…