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The presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, ATIKU ABUBAKAR, says he will hand over Federal Government-owned universities to state governments.The 75-year-old Adamawa-born politician said this as a panelist at the 2022 Nigerian Bar Association’s Annual General Conference held in Lagos State.Speaking during the panel session, ATIKU said the Federal Government does not have infinite resources.But […]

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has insisted that the Federal Government has not paid its university lecturers since the union embarked on industrial action in February this year. ASUU President, Professor EMMANUEL OSODEKE, who disclosed this on a televised programme accused the Government of using hunger as a tool to force the striking […]

Rivers State ministry of education says it is not true fifty students were raped in public schools in the state.Commissioner for education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku who stated this at a meeting with heads of schools and Representative of FIDA in Portharcourt said, reports making the rounds about fifty cases of defilement in schools are false […]

The Rivers State governor NYESOM WIKE says no country can get it right without  proper education. Governor WIKE  stated when the minister of Education for state, CHUKWUEMEKA NWAJAUBA paid him courtesy visit at government house Port Harcourt. The governor also disclosed that the state has been able to bring about 36,000 children  who are out […]

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that it has started the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration. The exam body in a statement issued in Bwari, FCT, by its Head, Public Affairs and Protocols, Doctor FABIAN BENJAMIN,  said all potential candidates must provide their National Identity Number (NIN) […]

The Federal Executive Council has approved a memo from the Ministry of Education for the establishment of 20 new private universities across the country. The 20 new private universities are to be given provisional licenses to run for three years while the ministry monitors and evaluates their growth. This brings the total number of private […]

The National Examinations Council has fixed new dates for the examination following requests by candidates to be given more time to complete their registration process for the 2020 Senior School Certificate Exams. The Council has promised to put measures that will protect candidates and exam officials from contracting COVID-19 while sitting for the exam. This […]

President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has directed the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to coordinate the deployment of a plan to address the out-of-school children problem. The President gave the directive at State House, Abuja, while inaugurating the 18-member Presidential Steering Committee on Alternate School Programme, co-chaired by the Ministers of Humanitarian […]

The Rivers State Ministry of Education has denied reports of governor NYESOM WIKE shutting down schools in the state for two weeks with effect from 22 January, 2021 due to the second wave of Coronavirus. In a statement signed by Commissioner for Education Professor KANIYE EBEKU, described the report as false and should be treated […]

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools has threatened to delist schools that refused to comply with COVID-19 protocols when they resume. The National President, YOMI OTUBELA, made this known in an interview with newsmen. He explained that the association has set up a task force team that would ensure compliance. OTUBELA added that […]