azeezat

Azeezat Adedigba , an education reporter at Premium Times Newspaper. She received a B.SC degree in Mass communication from university of Jos in 2014. She has a penchant for music, art and rights of the masses.

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JAMB

JAMB, Police reply CAN; say candidates answered no Arabic questions

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and Police Service Commission (PSC) have denied reports that candidates for the recent police recruitment exercise wrote an examination in Arabic language. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the candidates for police recruitment wrote the qualifying examination nationwide on May 25 being part of the…

#FixingNigeria National Youth Conference (second edition)

2019: How to increase participation of young Nigerians – Groups

A civil group, Ernest and Ibrahim Foundation, has urged Nigerian youth to develop skills and competences before seeking elective positions. The group's founder, Ernest Nwosu, spoke at the #FixingNigeria National Youth Conference (second edition) on “Promoting Good Governance & Active Youth Participation in Politics.” The event was held in Abuja…

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking

ANALYSIS: Buhari administration’s scorecard in education after three years

On May 29, 2015, Muhammadu Buhari took the oath of office as the elected president of Nigeria after defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Tuesday marks Mr Buhari's third year in the saddle of Africa's most populous nation. While campaigning across the country in…

NLC-President-Mr

Democracy Day: Political class benefits, average Nigerian suffers – NLC

Ahead of this year's democracy day celebration, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has said the 18 years of democracy in the nation has benefitted the political class and not the average Nigerian. In a statement issued on Monday, the president of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba said despite the inability of…

Police Recruitment: 37,000 write JAMB test nationwide

At least 37,000 Nigerians on Friday sat for an aptitude test in the ongoing police recruitment exercise. About six thousand are expected to be recruited into Nigeria's foremost security agency at the end of the exercise. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), which conducted the examination at 156 computer-based…

Women who live in refugee camps after surviving Boko Haram attacks have narrated how Nigerian and Cameroonian security officials maltreated them.

How Nigerian, Cameroonian soldiers maltreated us in IDP camps – Female Boko Haram victims

Women who live in refugee camps after surviving Boko Haram attacks have narrated how Nigerian and Cameroonian security officials maltreated them. The women spoke on Thursday in Abuja at an event organised by Amnesty International (AI) to present its latest report on the situation in camps meant for internally displaced…

BAYERO UNIVERSITY KANO

NUC releases names of universities approved for post-graduate programmes (FULL LIST)

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released a list of approved post-graduate awarding institutions in Nigeria. The commission said it observed that some Nigerian universities are running unapproved post-graduate programmes, leading to the award of Masters and PhD degrees. A bulletin issued on Monday from the office of the Executive…

National University Commission, NUC

NUC releases names of 58 illegal universities in Nigeria (FULL LIST)

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released the list of 58 illegal universities in Nigeria. The commission said the universities are yet to be licensed by the federal government and have been shut down for violating the national minimum standard for education. A Monday bulletin from the office of the…

Philip Roth (Photo Credit: cbc.ca)

Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, dies at 85

The novelist, Phillip Roth, has died at the age of 85 years. The Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker International Prize-winning novelist drew his inspiration from Jewish family life, sex and American ideals. According to BBC, his works included American Pastoral, I Married a Communist and Portnoy's Complaint. New…

ATBU

Nigerian university workers warn they may resume strike

Eight weeks after they returned to work, non-teaching workers of Nigerian universities have warned they may resume their strike. The workers are angry over the failure of government to implement the agreement it reached with them during the strike. They are also unhappy with the rate government is giving approvals…

A classroom with students

Council decries rate of unqualified teachers in Nigeria schools

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, (TRCN) has raised alarm over the recruitment of unqualified teachers by private schools across Nigeria saying it portends serious danger. The registrar of the council, Josiah Ajiboye, said this on Wednesday during the Annual School Needs Exhibition, 8th edition with the theme “Education without…

Students writing exams used to illustrate the story, Civil society

WAEC begins registration for private candidates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it will soon conduct the second series of the West African Senior School certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates. This was made known in a press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES by the spokesperson of the council, Demianus Ojijeogu, on Sunday. According to the…

JAMB

EXCLUSIVE: JAMB makes N8.5billion from 2018 admission forms

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board generated a princely N8.453billion from the sales of forms to applicants seeking admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria in 2018, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. A top official of the Board told this newspaper Friday morning that the revenue came from payments made by…

NYSC SWEARING-IN CEREMONY IN ZAMFARA

NYSC DG warns corps members against electoral offences

National Youth Service Corps members have been warned against any act of misconduct through their participation as ad-hoc staff in the forthcoming elections. This was made known in a press statement signed by the Corps' director, press and public relations, Adenike Adeyemi, on Thursday. According to the statement, the Director-General,…

FEC re-emphasises ban on tuition fees in Nigerian universities

The Nigerian government has said its policy on the non-payment of tuition fees in federal universities is still ongoing. The Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwuka, said this while briefing state house correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday. He…

The FEC Meeting presided by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Nigerian government approves establishment of Skyline University

The federal government has given provisional licence for the establishment of a private institution, Skyline University, in Kano State. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) gave the approval Wednesday at its meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa. Currently Nigeria has 163 universities:…

File photo of Graduates of Fountain University

Nigeria mulls extra year of studies for graduates before NYSC

Nigeria is considering a major policy change to its tertiary education that would see graduates go for an extra year of studies. The Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwukah, disclosed this on Tuesday at a two-day retreat for governing councils of federal universities in Abuja. The retreat, held under…

NYSC Corps members

NYSC DG tasks corps members on security awareness

Corps members have been advised to be security conscious while in their respective host communities during the service year. This was made known in a press statement signed by the National Youth Service Corps, Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, on Friday. According to the statement, the Director-General, Suleiman…

Nigerian pupils preparing to write an exam [Photo: The News Nigeria]

Headcount of personnel, students begins in Edo schools

The Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has announced the commencement of the 2018 audit of personnel; teaching and non-teaching staff as well as students in all basic education institutions in the state. According to a press statement by the spokesperson to the state governor, Crusoe Osagie, on Thursday,…

Adamu Adamu

Boko Haram kills 2,295 teachers in North-east – Minister

Nigeria's Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said 2295 teachers were killed in attacks by insurgents in the North-east. The minister said this during a workshop organised for the Review of Legal Framework on the Safe School Declaration in Abuja on Wednesday. The minister, who expressed concern over the systematic…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

‎Free education saves Kaduna parents N3 billion yearly – El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, said the free basic education policy in the state is saving parents N3 billion every year. A statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity on Monday, said the removal of hidden fees and levies have helped…

WAEC examination

WAEC vows to deal with candidates involved in exam malpractice

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has said it has the capability to detect and punish candidates who benefit from the fraudulent activities of operators of websites who illegally provide answers to its examinations. This position follows criticism that the integrity of the 2018 May/June SSCE has been tainted by…

U.S Embassy holds World Press Freedom Day lecture

The United States Embassy, Abuja, will on Thursday hold its World Press Freedom Day lecture, the embassy has announced. The lecture is organised in partnership with the Mass Communication Department of Nile University of Nigeria. The event is scheduled for the university’s auditorium from 9:30 a.m. Linda Hervieux, a distinguished…

Nigerian pupils preparing to write an exam [Photo: The News Nigeria]

Nigeria begins national headcount of school pupils, personnel

The federal government will on April 29 begin a National Personnel Audit (NPA) to produce a data bank of pupils, students and personnel of public and private basic education schools in Nigeria. The Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Hammid Bobboyi, said the exercise would be conducted in…

Government Secondary School, Zone 3, Wuse, Abuja

Civil society groups demand probe of online sale of WAEC answers

Civil society groups have called for an independent investigation of the malpractice rocking the ongoing 2018 May/June Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in Nigeria. The integrity of the examination organised by the West African Examination Council has been tainted by the exposure of real-time sale of answers to candidates by…