How sporting activities can improve academic excellence

Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), Wahab Alawiye-King has pointed out that sporting activities can foster academic excellence, instill discipline and character building. According to him, sport activities, when combined... Read more »

Lawmaker earmarks N15.4m for Islamic schools in Daura

Alhaji Nasir Yahaya, member representing Daura constituency in Katsina State House of Assembly, says he has earmarked N15.4 million for the construction of three additional Islamic schools in his constituency. Yahaya told Akelicious in... Read more »

NECO sacks 19 for alleged certificate forgery

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has sacked 19 of its workers for forging their certificates. The Head, Information and Public Relations Division of the organisation, Azeez Sani, yesterday said the dismissal was... Read more »

FG to include robotics, AI in school curriculum

The Federal Ministry of Education has said it will work on the inclusion of coding, robotics and artificial intelligence in the country’s school curricula so as to take pupils to the 21st... Read more »

Gang War: Ewet Technical College Shut Down, DPO Injured, 34 Students Suspended

Akwa Ibom government has shut down a secondary school in Uyo metropolis over a cult war that resulted in critical injuries to a divisional police officer in one of the divisions in... Read more »

Ex-Unilag Lecturer Jailed 21 Years For Raping Admission Seeker

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday sentenced a former part-time lecturer in the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akin Baruwa, to 21 years imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old admission seeker. The News Agency... Read more »

JAMB and the quest to end admission fraud in varsities

Denying graduates opportunity to enrol for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), due to irregular admission process committed by their various institutions of higher learning, many academics affirm is like using a... Read more »

Mallam Adamu warns tertiary institutions against flouting JAMB template in admissions

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has warned tertiary institutions against admitting candidates outside the Central Admission Process System (CAPS) of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). In his address... Read more »

ASUU Seeks Review Of Existing Laws On Sexual Harassment

National president, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, has called for a review of existing laws on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions rather than formulating new ones. He made... Read more »

We Are Running Out Of Patience, Islamic Group To WAEC

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has warned that Nigerian Muslims are running out of patience concerning the West African Examinations Council, alleged contemptible treatment of Muslim girls, saying that the examination body... Read more »

Education Still Underfunded In States

Fresh facts from across the states of the federation have shown that the education sector is still underfunded by most state governors. With the exception of a few states, topped by Imo... Read more »

2020 UTME: 1.9m register as exercise ends February 17

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, says it has so far registered over 1.9 million prospective candidates for its 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, with a few hours to the... Read more »

FCTA to domesticate national teacher education policy

Malam Muhammad Bello, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), says the FCT Administration is making efforts to review and domesticate the National Teacher Education Policy to enhance teachers’ welfare for better... Read more »

UTME: Kwara Govt. pays N5m for indigent students

The Kwara Government has presented a cheque of N5 million to All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSs) for the purchase of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms for 1,000 indigent... Read more »

Edo varsity trains staff on modern learning tools

The management of the Edo University, Iyamho, Edo State, has organised a training workshop for members of staff of the University on the use of CANVAS LMS/AIS and Smart/Electronic Boards for effective... Read more »

ASUU Opens Talks with FG over 2009 Pact, IPPIS

As part of moves to halt an impending strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over its standoff with the federal government on the non-implementation of the February 2009 agreement... Read more »

Kogi Gov suspends VC, Rector

Vice Chancellor of the Kogi State University, Prof Abdulkadir and the Rector of the state’s polytechnic, Prof Atureta have been suspended from office. Our correspondent gathered that the duo were suspended for... Read more »

Kogi Polytechnic to convocate 5 sets of graduates in April

Prof. Mohammed Atureta, Rector, Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja,  says plans are ongoing to convocate five sets of graduates of the institution in April. Aureta disclosed this while interacting with members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of... Read more »

Fed. Poly Nasarawa matriculates 3,185 students

The Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa on Saturday matriculated 3,185 freshers, with a call on them to always be security concious, Among the students were 2,585 admitted to undertake National Diploma courses, while 600 were admitted into Higher... Read more »

Young Africans benefit from $500,000 Scholarship funding under the Africa Industrial Internet Programme

General Electric (NYSE: GE) ( and the Africa Leadership University (ALU) have announced the kick-off of the 3rd cohort of the Africa Industrial Internet Programme (AIIP)  which is aimed at equipping young Africans... Read more »

NECO releases November/December 2019 SSCE result

The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2019 November/December Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE). Mr Abubakar Gana, Acting Registrar of the council, made this known in a statement... Read more »

UTME candidates to benefit from online intensive coaching

Students preparing for the 2020 tertiary matriculation examinations accross the country will benefit from Ready Learning Systems Concepts’ innovative approach to change the narrative of poor performance and frustration with gaining admission success.... Read more »

Nigerian Army, Nasarawa Govt Partner Together To Improve The Quality Of Education

The Nigerian Army has pledged to partner the Nasarawa State Government to improve the quality of education in the state. Maj. Umar Idris-Ja’afar, Commandant, Command Science School Lafia, said this during a courtesy visit to Hajiya Fatu... Read more »

Enugu Student Wins INCEED and SPACE Global Award 2020

Chineke Cajethan Goodluck, a student of Peaceland University of Education Enugu in Enugu state has been declared the overall winner of the prestigious 2020 International Education Summit Awards which received entries from... Read more »

Education: NGO appeals to FG for adequate funding

An NGO, I.A. Foundation on Sunday appealed to Federal and State Governments to give more priority to education through adequate funding. The Founder of the organisation, Mrs Ibironke Adeagbo, made the appeal in an... Read more »

African Student Bags 1st Prize in the IESA Bangkok Global Award 2020

Chineke Cajethan Goodluck from Enugu state Nigeria has been named the Winner of the International Education Summit and Awards 2020. This is an essay Competition which focuses on implementing any of the... Read more »

Breaking: Kaduna Polytechnic Sacks Hod Over Sexual Harassment

The Kaduna Polytechnic Management has terminated the appointment of a former Head of Department, Civil Engineering, Engineer Danjuma Alhassan over allegation of sexual harassment of a female student of the institution. The... Read more »

End Cultism Or Resign, Kogi Gov Warns VC, Rector, Others

• Sets February ending as deadline Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has ordered heads of tertiary institutions in the state to end cultism in their various campuses before the end of... Read more »

2020 UTME: JAMB registers 700,000 candidates in 2 weeks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says 700,000 candidates have so far been registered for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) nationwide in two weeks. The Board’s Head, Media and... Read more »

Obaseki commends pace, quality of work at AAU administrative building

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, on Sunday made an unscheduled inspection visit to the Ambrose Alli University (AAU) administrative building under construction in the Ekpoma campus of the institution. Speaking to newsmen after... Read more »

Send Your Children To School Or Go To Jail – El-rufai Tells Parents

With an estimated number of over 500,000 out of school children in Kaduna, the government of the state has threatened to jail parents who fail to enrol their children or wards to... Read more »

NUC approves medicine, 17 other Degree Programmes for FULafia

The National Universities Commission (NUC), has approved the commencement of MBBS in Medicine at the Federal University, Lafia (FULafia). This is contained in a statement signed by Dr N.B. Saliu, Director, Academic Planning, NUC... Read more »

Niger College of Education to include Kambari language in programmes

The Niger State College of Education, Minna says it will soon include Kambari, one of the state’s local dialects, as a course in its programmes of study. Prof. Mohammed Auna, Provost of the college, made this... Read more »

Bharath University, India appoints UNESCO Laurel, VC as member, Corporate Advisory Board

By Victor Bieni INDIA- Bharath University India has appointed UNESCO Laurel, Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu, the Vice Chancellor, Crown University International Chartered Inc. (Ghana, America and other Partner Campuses Worldwide), “Professor Emeritus... Read more »

OOU produces 42 First Class, graduate 10,258

Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago Iwoye, Ogun State has produced 42 First Class graduates, out of 10,258 students for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 academic sessions. Vice-Chancellor of OOU, Prof Ganiyu Olatunji, stated ... Read more »

Enugu governor’s wife flags off de-worming of pupils (Photos)

…As stakeholders hail Ugwuanyi on school feeding programme The wife of Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugochi Ugwuanyi, yesterday, flagged off the de-worming programme for pupils in public primary schools in the... Read more »

Tony Elumelu Donates Technology Centre To Ambrose Ali University (AAU)

The Chairman of UBA Group, Tony O. Elumelu, has made the donation of a multipurpose information technology centre to his alma mater, Ambrose Ali University. Through the UBA Foundation, the Corporate Social... Read more »

We’ll Recruit More Qualified Teachers – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the Federal Government would engage more qualified teachers to increase the teacher-to-pupil ratio in the country. Buhari, according to a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, said... Read more »

JAMB suspends compulsory use of NIN for 2020 UTME/DE registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suspended the compulsory use of National Identification Number (NlN) to register prospective candidates for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry... Read more »

NUC has decided to split Mass Communication into 7 different degrees

NUC has decided to split Mass Communication into 7 different degrees Journalism & Media Studies Public Relations Advertising Broadcasting Film & Multimedia studies Development Communication Studies Information & Media studies Your thoughts... Read more »

We won’t enrol on IPPIS – ASUU tell FG

Disagreement persists between the Federal Government and University lecturers over the enrolment in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel and Information System (IPPIS). On Thursday, government official appeal to the Academic Staff Union... Read more »

We’ll Position Universities To Produce Quality Graduates – President Buhari

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE WE’LL POSITION UNIVERSITIES TO PRODUCE QUALITY GRADUATES– PRESIDENT BUHARI President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said Federal Government will give more attention to improving personnel and infrastructure of... Read more »

JAMB: Rivers launches e-platform for indigenes, plans free registration

Rivers State Government has begun processes to pay the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) fee for eligible Rivers students in SS3. This is in fulfilment of Governor Nyesom Wike’s promise to ensure every... Read more »

Gov-Ganduje Makes Secondary School Compulsory For Girls In Kano State

To reduce the menace of child-bride ravaging Northern Nigeria, Kano State Governor, Abdulahi Ganduje,has revealed that the education policy that protects the girl child.  The governor disclosed this on Sunday night during... Read more »

JAMB Cut-Off Marks 2020/2021 Admission – Universities, Poly & COE

The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, (UTME) 2019 Jamb Cut Off Marks for All Nigeria Institutions has been released! The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) pegged the minimum cut-off mark for admissions... Read more »

Lagos State To Distribute Tablet Pcs To Public School Teachers

Babajide Sanwo-Olu who is the Governor of Lagos State has revealed his plans of distributing tablets PCs to public school teachers, he says that is one of the ways he wants to... Read more »

UNIBEN reads riot act to staff over school runs

Authorities of the University of Benin (UNBEN), has cautioned members of staff against engaging in transporting their children to and from school, otherwise known as school runs, during working hours. The University... Read more »

FG Pays Suppliers Of Food For School Feeding For January 2020

The Federal Government has proactively paid suppliers of foodstuff and cooks under the Home Grown School Feeding Programme for January 2020 to ensure that feeding the 9.9 million pupils in the participating... Read more »

ASUU, Senate talks may wait till Feb

The crisis between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities over the controversial Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System may linger till February 2020. This is because the Senate... Read more »

JAMB announces date for 2020 UTME

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced new dates for 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and other criteria for registration and participation in the examination.  JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede,... Read more »

Some lecturers not qualified to be in varsities – ASUU

The National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi,  has decried the recruitment system in the universities, regretting that many people not qualified to teach had found their way into... Read more »

19,273 teachers failed qualifying test – TRCN registrar

The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Prof. Segun Ajiboye, said on Sunday that a total of 53,674 candidates passed the November diet of the Professional Qualification Examination organised by the council... Read more »

ASUU has no factions – Prof Ogunyemi

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has debunked the insinuation in some quarters that the union now has a splinter group. Ogunyemi made the clarification when he... Read more »

LASU to get hostels for first time in 36 years

Students and staff of the Lagos State University (LASU) are about to witness the construction of an 8,272 unit of hostels for the first time in thirty-six years. This move is the... Read more »

19,273 teachers fail TRCN exam, 53,674 licensed in December

No fewer than 53,674 teachers, who wrote the December Diet of the Teachers’ Professional Qualifying Examination, have qualified to register for teaching licenses. The Registrar, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria, Prof. Josiah... Read more »

JAMB official jailed 8 years for N12.5M E-card theft

Delta State High Court, Asaba has sentenced a JAMB official, James Orji Ihejirika to eight years imprisonment for stealing the Board’s E-facility cards and change of course cards worth N12.5 million. Ihejirka was... Read more »

Why FG Is Insisting On IPPIS – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused the Federal Government of using the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System (IPPIS) to “cripple” the re-negotiation of FGN/ASUU 2009 agreement and memorandum... Read more »

JAMB generates N20 billion in three years – registrar

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Thursday, said it has generated N20 billion from University and Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) between 2016 to 2019. The Board also announced its readiness... Read more »

Nigeria short of 277,537 teachers, says UBEC

The basic education sub-sector has 277,537 teachers deficit, the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has said. The commission also said there is a deficit of 135,319 teachers at the Early Childhood Care... Read more »

Sex-for-marks: UniAbuja sacks dean

The University of Abuja (UniAbuja) has dismissed a professor and former dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Adeniji Adedayo Abiodun for sexually harassing a student. UniAbuja’s head of information and university relations,... Read more »