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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ASUU Strike: Lecturers didn’t give us ‘good notice’ – Education Minister

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Wednesday condemned the indefinite strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, calling for restraint. He said most of their grievances were already being addressed by the government. Mr. Adamu who stated this while speaking with journalists after the Federal Executive Council,…

NANS criticises economic recovery plan

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has criticised the recently launched National Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP, saying it does not have provision for addressing challenges faced by universities and students. Speaking with journalists on the indefinite strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the…

Support mounts for ASUU strike as split emerges in ranks

The senator representing Kaduna Central District, Shehu Sani, has expressed support for the strike announced by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday. Mr. Sani, who was once a unionist before he became a lawmaker, expressed his support in a Facebook post. Members of ASUU had publicly announced…

Why we are going on an indefinite strike — ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities in Nigeria, ASUU, says it has commenced a "total and comprehensive indefinite" strike due to the federal government's failure to fulfill the 2009 agreement made with the union. Briefing journalists on Monday after an emergency meeting of its National Executive Council held at the…

Biodun Ogunyemi

It’s Official: ASUU declares total, indefinite strike

Lecturers in Nigerian public universities have declared a total, indefinite strike from Sunday, August 13. The lecturers, members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, announced their decision on Monday morning. At a press conference in Abuja, the ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, explained reasons for the lecturer’s decision. PREMIUM…

NYSC SWEARING-IN CEREMONY IN ZAMFARA

NYSC ‘not paying N75,000 to former corps members’

The National Youth Service Corps has debunked reports that the agency has launched a portal for payment of N75, 000 to former NYSC corps members. This was made known by the NYSC in a press statement on Saturday. "The attention of the NYSC Management has been drawn to publications with…

Lagos Polytechnic workers deny suspension of strike

Teachers of Lagos State Polytechnics, LASPOTECH, have debunked a claim by the state government that a court has ordered them to return to work. The state government had asked the National Industrial Court to restrain the workers from embarking on an indefinite strike they called on August 1, after which…

ASUU backs disengagement of 400 university workers

The Academic Staff Union of Universities of the Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike in Abia State, has endorsed the decision by the university last month to disengage over 400 workers. The university teachers said the affected workers were engaged on temporary basis, which under the laws of the university…

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JAMB to determine cut off mark for admission August 22

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, will hold the policy committee meeting on August 21 and 22 that will determine cut of points for admission this year into various courses in Nigerian tertiary institutions. A press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES by JAMB on Sunday said the Minister…

National University Commission, NUC

Nigeria missing out on educational grants due to poor database – NUC

The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Abubakar Rasheed, has said the Nigerian educational system is ‘losing a lot’ of foreign grants, incentives and scholarships due to lack of credible data. He expressed his dissatisfaction during a meeting with directors of academic planning of Nigerian universities in Abuja…

National University Commission, NUC

Number of Nigerian universities may double as NUC considers 200 new private university applications

Should regulatory authorities in Nigeria approve all the applications they received, the number of universities in the West African country would more than double. The National Universities Commission, NUC, said it is currently processing over 200 applications for new private universities in the country. Currently, the total number of universities…

NYSC Corps members

Shun get-rich-quick syndrome, DG tells NYSC members

The National Youth Service Corps members have been advised to shun the get-rich-quick syndrome and seek lawful means of livelihood. The Director-General of the corps, Sulaiman Kazaure, a brigadier general, gave the advice on Monday while addressing Corps members at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Ebonyi State and the…

National University Commission, NUC

Vice-chancellors in Nigerian universities should earn uniform pay – NUC

For proper accountability, the National Universities Commission, NUC, has said all vice chancellors especially in federal universities should earn uniform and specified salaries. The executive secretary of the commission, Abubakar Rasheed, stated this during a meeting he had with bursars of federal universities in Abuja Tuesday. He said the disparity…

Minor parties fret over moves to deregister political parties that fail to win elective seats

Minor political parties in Nigeria have condemned the bill seeking to empower the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to withdraw the licences of political parties that fail to fulfill certain conditions, including winning an elective seat. If the bill becomes law, a political party would cease to exist if it…

‘Good Christian’ Jonathan approved controversial school curriculum – Minister

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Thursday said the controversial basic curriculum amendment that raised dust in recent weeks because of its religious contents, was approved by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Adamu, who said the furore generated was not necessary, said the former leader was "a good Christian…

US Embassy, Abuja

U.S. govt offers scholarship to 140 Nigerian students into American universities

The United States government says it has helped 140 Nigerian students gain scholarships to attend American colleges and universities. The U.S. acting deputy chief of mission, Aruna Amirthanayagam, said this on Friday at a press briefing on pre-departure orientation for the latest beneficiaries of the Education USA programme. He said…

Education facility

Curriculum Controversy: Nigerian govt. moves to separate CRK, IRK

The Nigerian government has reportedly ordered the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council, NERDC to separate two subjects, the Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) and Islamic Religious Knowledge (IRK) in the basic education curriculum. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, gave the indication on Thursday in Abuja at the meeting of the Minister…

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

It’s official: NYSC confirms resumption date for Batch A Stream 2 corps members

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has confirmed July 26 for the commencement of orientation for prospective Stream 2, Batch A corps members nationwide. The NYSC spokesperson, Bose Aderibigbe, told PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday that the date is official. She said the Batch 'A' (Stream II) Orientation Course has been…

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EXCLUSIVE: NYSC fixes orientation date for Stream 2 Batch A corp members

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has tentatively fixed July 26, 2017 for the commencement of orientation for prospective Stream 2, Batch A corp members nationwide. By the new timetable, the orientation programme will close on August 15. An NYSC source told PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday that the agency fixed the…

WAEC examination

WAEC releases May/June 2017 results; records high pass rate

The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has released its May/June 2017 secondary school certificate examination results. The council said on its Twitter account on Monday that the results of 94.36 per cent of the 1,471,151 candidates that sat for the examination were released. Of that number, 923,486 candidates, representing 59.22…

Crisis brews in Michael Okpara University over sack of over 400 workers

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State, is still enmeshed in controversy over the termination of the appointments of 496 workers last week. While the workers, made up of academic and non-academic staff, have cried that they were sacked by the new vice-chancellor, Francis Otunta, to enable him "recruit…

Nigerian Custom Officer

Just in: Nigerian paramilitary services end dichotomy between HND and BSC holders

The Nigerian government has abolished the dichotomy between holders of university degree and higher national diploma, HND, in all the paramilitary services. The development was announced through a press statement on Thursday signed by ,Abubakar Magaji, a permanent secretary in the Ministry of Interior. According to the statement, the Civil…

Lassa fever

Lassa Fever: Education minister condoles with school over student’s death

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu on Wednesday sympathized with staff of Federal Government Girls’ College, Langtang, Plateau State over the death of one of its students, Faith Tanko, who died from Lassa fever. This was made known in a press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday. Mr.…

Governments urged to gather accurate data to enhance development

Governments need to get accurate data in order to improve the conditions of the people and effectively deal with the challenges of population, governance and accountability. The Regional Director of Ford Foundation, Innocent Chukwuma, made this observation on Wednesday in Abuja, while speaking at the Third Nigerian Education Innovation Summit,…

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

JAMB begins sale of Direct Entry forms

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has commenced the sale of Direct Entry application form for candidates who have A-level results and wish to gain direct admission to degree programmes in Nigerian tertiary institutions. JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, said this in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on…