EDUCATION

There are 11m out-of-school children in the North East, What FG, UN are doing about it

A former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, says the destructive activities of Boko Haram contributed to the estimated 11 million out-of-school children in Nigeria, particularly in the north-east. The Boko Haram insurgency has caused about 100,000 deaths since 2009 and ...

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Olashore student wins Cambridge Awards

Okupe Mofiyinfoluwa Ademidun a student of Olashore International School has been awarded the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award at the inaugural edition of the British Council Recognition and Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards. The awards ceremony which held at the Intercontinental Hotel ...

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NASS to raise teachers’ retirement age to 65 – Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has assured Nigerian teachers that the National Assembly will increase their retirement age from 60 to 65 years to retain more experienced teachers in public schools. Mr. Dogara disclosed this when ...

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Sokoto Govt. sponsor 200 girls abroad to study medicine

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, says his administration has concluded plans to send 200 students to India and other countries to study medicine. Governor Tambuwal made the disclosure in Sokoto on Monday night at a media parley to commemorate ...

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UI shut over students’ protest, students ordered to vacate campus today

The management of the University of Ibadan on Monday shut the institution and directed the students to vacate the campus on or before 6 p.m. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the students had earlier taken to the ...

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Buhari gives date for Maritime University take-off

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that the contentious Maritime University in Okerenkoko, Delta state, should take-off in October. The establishment of the university is one of the demands of Niger Delta militants to embrace peace. Governor Ifanyi Okowa of Delta ...

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JAMB postpones UTME, extends registration deadline by two weeks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has postponed the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) from May 6 to May 13, but the May 20 scheduled for the end of the exercise remains the same. Is-haq Oloyede, JAMB registrar, ...

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JAMB: No UTME registration on Saturday

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced suspension of registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) for one day. Addressing journalists in Abuja, the Registrar of the Board, Is-haq Oloyede, said candidates would not be able to ...

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NANS gives 24-hour ultimatum for release of jailed Unilag students

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called for the immediate release of 13 students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) being held in Kirikiri Maximum Prison, Lagos. NANS’ President, Mr Chinonso Obasi,  said the union would protest at ...

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13 UNILAG students remanded in Kirikiri Prisons

A Special Offences Mobile Court in Oshodi, Lagos, on Saturday remanded 13 students of the University of Lagos in Kirikiri Prisons pending their bail application. The police arraigned the students on a two-count charge of unlawful invasion and disruption of ...

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