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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National University Commission, NUC

UPDATED: NUC approves Gombe State University of Science and Technology

The National Universities Commission has granted approval for establishment of Gombe State University of Science and Technology as the 154th university in Nigeria. The approval for the state-owned institution was granted on Thursday in Abuja. The Executive Secretary of NUC, Abubakar Rasheed, announced the approval during a meeting with the…

FILE PHOTO: Cleared Candidates for JAMB Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) Computer Based Text writing their examination at a centre in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Monday (15/5/17). 02556/15/5/2017/Anthony Okpu/EO/ICE/NAN

‎Only 30% UTME candidates will gain admission to universities – NUC

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has said only 30 per cent of the 1.7 million candidates who wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, will be admitted this year owing to limited spaces in the universities. The executive secretary of the commission, Abubakar Rasheed, was quoted as saying this at…

Dr Tunde Adekola; Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Onwuka; Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Sunny Echono; Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela; and Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Dr Tolorunleke Sunday

Nigeria moves to revamp data collation system in educational sector

The Nigerian government says it has taken steps at collating timely statistics for effective planning and policy making in the educational sector. This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwukah, at the launch of Nigeria Digest of Education statistics 2014-2016 and Nigeria Education Indicators for 2016…

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC, TUC, ASUU, SSANU react to Nigerian govt’s move to implement ‘No Work, No Pay’ ‎during strikes

Labour officials have faulted the plan by the federal government to implement the 'No work No pay" rule over workers' strikes in Nigeria. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, announced the plan after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council last week Wednesday, against the backdrop of a…

SHOCKING: The shanty, dumpsite concealed within Nigeria’s Federal Secretariat

Ensconced within the imposing structures of the twin-complex Federal Secretariat, Abuja, is an uncompleted building which over the years has housed a shanty that doubles for some as a residential and business point. The shanty, which exists outside the federal capital city masterplan, without interference by government, is located in…

LAUTECH

LAUTECH lecturers call off strike, resume Monday

Students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho will return to their classrooms on Monday for the first time in six months. This followed an announcement on Tuesday by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, calling off the protracted strike action involving the teachers and other workers of…

EFCC

Group launches campaign against graft

A youth group has launched a campaign to mobilise Nigerians against corruption and hold government officials accountable at all levels. The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement, YIAGA, is launching the #BounceCorruption campaign with support from the MacArthur Foundation. As part of the campaign, YIAGA, on Tuesday began a…

Over 20,000 candidates write Nigeria’s first teachers’ professional exams

Over 20,000 potential teachers across the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory participated in the First Teachers’ Professional Qualifying Exams on Saturday. Monitoring the examinations organised by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria TRCN, the Minister of Education,  Adamu Adamu, said at one of the Abuja…

NYSC Corps members

NYSC announces passing out date for 2016 Batch B corps members

The Management of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has said its 2016 Batch B, (Stream One) Corps members will pass out on Thursday, November 2. The corps said on its official Twitter handle on Saturday that details of the passing out activities would be communicated to corp members by…

Why we stopped allocation of land in Abuja – FCT minister

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Musa Bello, has said the FCT Administration needs over N80 billion to provide infrastructure in the new districts. The minister, while fielding questions from journalists on Thursday also explained why his administration stopped further allocation of land in the Nigerian capital He said FCT…

FRSC

FRSC refers 4000 Abuja drivers for mental evaluation

The Federal Road Safety Corps has caught 4,000 drivers in Abuja within the last three months and referred them for psychological evaluation. The new Federal Capital Territory Sector Commander of the commission, Ayuba Wobin, disclosed this during a visit to the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, on Friday. According to a…

Aggrieved teachers disrupt academic activities at Federal Science and Technical College

Academic activities remained on hold for the seventh day on Monday at the Federal Science and Technical College, Orozo, in Abuja as the teachers continued their strike over crumbling facilities and other sundry issues. The workers, who started their strike Friday last week, staged a protest within the school premises on…

How we plan to produce 30 million literate Nigerians in three years – Commission

The National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education, NMEC, on Thursday, in Abuja said it has developed a plan that will ensure that 30 million Nigerians become literate within three years. The Executive Secretary, NMEC, Abba Haladu, said this during the Nigerian National Council for Adult Education annual…

FILE PHOTO: Cleared Candidates for JAMB Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) Computer Based Text writing their examination at a centre in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Monday (15/5/17). 02556/15/5/2017/Anthony Okpu/EO/ICE/NAN

Nigerian govt denies stopping post-UTME examination

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has debunked news reports that it has ordered a stop to the post-UTME examination as part of the process for admission into Nigerian universities. This denial was contained in a press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday. Mr Adamu said the report…

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Traders protest planned market demolition by Abuja council

Scores of traders on Wednesday marched to the office of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammed Bello, to protest an alleged attempt to demolish the Utako Ultra-Modern Market in Abuja. The traders said that the Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, had moved in equipment to demolish the market…

College of Education suspends bursar for alleged N125 million fraud

The College of Education, Obudu, in Cross River State has suspended its bursar, Ushie Sixtus, for alleged theft of N125 million from the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System, GIFMIS, salary account of the college. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the governing council of the college on September 29 ordered Mr.…

Ikeogu Oke

Former journalist wins NLNG $100,000 literature prize

The Advisory Board of the Nigeria Prize for Literature, an annual competition sponsored by NLNG has announced Ikeogu Oke as the winner of the 2017 edition. The Chairman of the board, Ayo Banjo, made this known during a press conference in Lagos. The winner of the award goes home with…

Almost half of teachers in Nigerian schools not qualified – Registration Council

About 300,000 of the 700,000 teachers in Nigerian schools are not qualified to teach, the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, has stated. About 25,000 of the unqualified teachers are teaching in schools in Kano State, the registrar and chief executive officer of the council, Josiah Ajiboye, said on Wednesday.…

World Teachers’ Day: Nigerian govt vows to improve teachers’ productivity

In commemoration of the upcoming World Teachers Day, the Nigerian government has said it will empower teachers with the requisite tools to be able to deliver their best in the present fast-paced world. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said this in Abuja during the ministerial briefing towards the 2017…

Nigerian Minister flown to U.S. for medical treatment

Less than six weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari returned from medical treatment in the United Kingdom, his Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwukah, has been flown to the United States for the same purpose. This was disclosed on Tuesday by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, at a press…

Nigeria’s 10 most powerful trade unions

Trade Unions have become an integral part of many professional bodies across the world.  In Nigeria, workers have various unions which serve as the mouthpiece of members within the profession. The major aim of such unions is to defend the rights of members. There are numerous trade unions in Nigeria under…

SWEARING-IN CEREMONY FOR NYSC 2017 BATCH A MEMBERS IN ABUJA

NYSC to review scheme to enhance relevance

The National Youth Service Corps has decided to review the policy thrust and administration of the scheme to make it more responsive to Nigeria's national needs. The NYSC, in a press statement Friday afternoon, said this was part of the resolutions at the annual management conference of the scheme, held…

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

JAMB to enforce provision of O-level results before admission

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said it would demand for the records of Ordinary and Advanced Level results of candidates recommended by tertiary institutions before offering them admission. JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede said this during this year’s meeting on admissions exercise/processes for Innovative Enterprise Institutions in Abuja…

malnourished child

Six million Nigerian under-five children stunted due to malnutrition – UNICEF

Over six million children in Nigeria under the age of five are stunted due to malnutrition, the United Nations Childrens Fund, UNICEF, has said. According to the global agency, about 60 per cent of the 22.2 million children in that age bracket in the country face risk of poor development…

University of Lagos (UNILAG). [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

UNILAG fixes new dates for post-UTME

The University of Lagos has fixed new dates for its post-UTME examination. The aptitude test will now hold from October 4 to 6, the institution said on its social media accounts. The aptitude test, for students seeking admission into the university who have passed the UTME, was initially scheduled to…