Education News in Nigeria
Following the orders by the Federal Government, urging all universities to re-open, the Senate of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) Tuesday sacked all academic staff with immediate effect.
The Senate of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) has sacked all academic staff on its payroll for failure to return to classrooms, the Nigeria Tribune has reported.
The Union, however, described the statement credited to Supervising Minister and Minister of Education, Barr Nyesom Wike, that ASUU was making new outrageous demands as “untrue and absolute lie”.
The Federal Government’s Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment-Programme (SURE-P) has approved the sum of N15 billion for the payment of allowances to 50,000 unemployed graduates expected to be employed under the Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS) of the programme.
Secretary to the Federal Government, Anyim Pius Anyim, has stated that contrary to the claims by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Federal Government has demonstrated commitment to the implementation of the 2009 FG/ASUU agreement.
Minister of Education, Ruqayyatu Rufa’i speaking yesterday in Abuja said the on-going ASUU strike action that has left universities paralysed would soon be called off.
Sokoto State Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has actually divulged that his administration would employ 541 graduates from the State in this month of August.
On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, WAEC released the full results of 1,543,683 candidates who sat for its May/June 2013 Secondary School Certificate Examination.
Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno State says the state has lost more than 800 classrooms to the activities of members of the Boko Haram sect.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) – After 81 days of inactivity, polytechnic students across the country are expected to return to their classrooms as the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) suspends its strike today.
Students under the aegis of Nigerian Education Rights Coalition and Coalition Against Commercialization of Education in Nigeria today embarked on street protests in Lagos that has brought traffic to a standstill on on Lagos main road, Ikorodu road.
The lecturers accuse the government of violating an agreement.
The candidates whose names appear in this publication were successful at the Nigerian Defence Academy Entrance Examination held on Saturday 18 May 2013. They are to appear for interview before an Armed Forces Selection Board (AFSB) from Saturday 29th June – 9 August 2013 at the Nigerian Defence Academy (Old Site), Kaduna. Candidates will appear before the AFSB in 2 batches as follows:
National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is using this medium to inform the public and in particular, all prospective corps members that the NYSC 2013 Batch B orientation course will commence in all the orientation camps as follows:
The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria yesterday warned the Senate to put on hold the planned deregulation of the national minimum wage in the country in the interest of industrial peace.
As the Senate commence debate and voting on the report of its adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution, the upper legislative chamber is set to scrap the N18,500 national minimum wage, Daily Trust can reveal.
The management of UNIBEN have layed off 19 academic and non academic staff today in a bid to change the image of the University
The Creative Arts students of the University of Lagos decided to protest this morning over the alleged s*xual harassment of female students in the department by their lecturers.
The Vice – Chancellor has, on behalf of the Senate, approved that the under listed students be suspended for presentation of fake receipts/alteration of tellers during the 2011/2012 first semester examination.
Prospective corps members of the 2013 Batch ‘B’ cadre have been asked to check their posting and collect their call up letters from today (20/10/2013) at their respective universities.
Maiduguri again experienced violence yesterday as gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram Islamic sect unleashed terror at Innovative Secondary School in the Customs area of Maiduguri, the Borno State, where they killed four teachers and two students.
Suspected Islamist extremists have attacked a secondary school and military checkpoint in northeast, leaving 11 people dead including seven students, the military said Monday.
The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Dibu Ojerinde has accused candidates that sat for the 2013 JAMB examinations of performing below the expected standard.
Prof. Ojerinde further said there was nothing unusual from the way JAMB had previously conducted the examination.
Ojerinde, who was speaking in response to claims of sharp practices by his agency during Channels Television’s morning flagship programme Sunrise Daily, also said the failure recorded is “a normal thing”.
In his words “I want to say that nothing unusual went wrong. Nothing happened other than that the performance of the children was not entirely good enough…Finish”.
“It (performance) is not unusual. It is a normal thing” he said.
He also brushed off claims by an education consultant who claimed he led a protest to the head office of the examination agency and threatened to sue the agency before some results were released.
He however said the public were informed of pending results that were under investigation due to the inability of some of the candidates to thumb print while some could “not even do the normal thing” while some were “suspected to be malpractice cases”.
He explained that those with such cases were forwarded to a committee that will “decide if they truly did the right thing or not or if they really committed any offence which will necessitate cancellation”.
University of Benin, UNIBEN has extended the deadline for the 2013/2014 Postgraduate Application Process. The general public, most especially persons interested in starting a postgraduate programme at the University of Benin, UNIBEN should take note of this information
University of Nigeria Nsukka,UNN Post UTME 2013 Date
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), on Wednesday said that it was making progress in discussions with the Federal Government over its ongoing indefinite strike.
The Minister of Education, Prof. Ruquayyatu Rufai, has explained that 16,000 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, results were cancelled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, because of examination malpractices by the candidates.
Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has said 150 students of Delta State origin have been awarded scholarships.
The federal government has charged newly inaugurated board members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to ensure the smooth implementation of the ongoing administrative reform of the scheme.
Four officials of the Ogun State Ministry of Education have been arrested over alleged fraud of about N200 million in the payment of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) fees for students in its secondary schools.
For students seeking admission into universities, all hope is not lost yet, as representatives of Indian universities have disclosed that Indian government has an education policy to admit 15 per cent African students yearly into their various universities which have 17 million capacity adding that examination is not compulsory.
The 2013 Batch B prospective Corps Members are advised to start checking their names as from Wednesday 22nd May, 2013 from their various institutions attended.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has unveiled the identities of the illegal “universities” with known addresses operating in the country. The commission disclosed this yesterday at the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) headquarters during a joint press conference on the activities of the operators of the illegal “universities” across the country.
The Federal Government has ordered Federal Universities to undertake a comprehensive audit of their staff and students.
Unconfirmed reports have it that four students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State might have lost their lives, Monday, as hundreds of them went on the rampage, protesting against the barring of unregistered students from participating in the harmattan examination, which should have started Monday.
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is to scrap the Paper Pencil Test in 2015.
University of Ilorin is at it again, with their annual rustication of students. 24 students both male and female were sent off. Their pictures were posted in all notice board available in the school.
The school administration said the reason for this is ‘general misconduct’, but to the understanding of the students of the school, their offenses could possibly be, inappropriate dressing, exam malpractice or failure to wear school ID card.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has finally released the results of candidates whose results were initially withheld over non-biometric verification even as 91, 610 candidates will commence the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME. Computer based Test in the 7 various designated centres, CBT from Saturday.
Etisalat Nigeria today announced it has established an MSc in telecommunications engineering at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
Over 160 Nigerian students who are on the federal government scholarship in Russia are now begging to survive due to lack the non-payment of their allowances in the last six months, it was revealed yesterday.
This is to educate you that the National Examination Council (NECO) has because released the 2013 NECO June/July Authorities Evaluation Schedule.
The Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, has called on Nigerian universities to evolve alternative sources of funding to reduce over-dependence on government.
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