Reps applaud TETFUND for promoting research, innovations amongst Nigerian students, youth …as Deputy Speaker calls for more innovative hubs in S/East

The Federal House of Representatives has applaudedTertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund)for championing creative researches and establishing innovative hubs for the promotion of science and technology education amongst Nigerian students and youth. Speaking at the closing ceremony of a two-week cohort learning for some select Nigerian students, researchers and academia at the Abuja Innov8 Hub over the weekend, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu said the Parliament would continue to support creative activities that tended to develop the minds of Nigerian youth with innovations,…

University of Abuja issued over 80,000 Certificates since 2019 – Registrar

By ABUBAKAR YUSUF     The Registrar, University of Abuja, Yahaya Mohamed said the Institution has issued 87,000 backlog of certificates of various programs since the inception of the present administration of Professor Abdulrasheed Na’Allah in 2019. The backlog of certificates abandoned since 2006 contained 45,000 for graduates and 42,000 for the diploma students of the Institution. He said the new policy of the Institution is that certificates of graduated students will be ready for pick up immediately on graduation to avoid reoccurrence. He made this revelation on Thursday during…

Cross River Govt off sets N440m WAEC fees for 16,301 indigenes

The Cross River State Executive Council has approved the payment of WAEC fees for 16,301 indigenes of public schools in the state. The State Government will be offsetting the payment with N440, 127, 000 (Four Hundred and Forty Million, One Hundred and Twenty-seven Thousand Naira) being for students writing the Senior Secondary School Certificate. The State Governor, Bassey Otu said the present economic situation characterized by high cost of living required some palliative measures in the education sector to ameliorate the hardship of parents in meeting the educational responsibilities of…

Confusion as Teacher flogs student to death in Lagos

Confusion broke out at Araromi Ilogbo Secondary School in Oko Afo, Lagos State, as students of the school staged a protest over the death of one of their classmates, who was reportedly flogged to death by a teacher.   The incident was said to have occurred on Thursday when the deceased, identified as master David Babadipo, was allegedly flogged by the teacher, Mr Oluwale.   Following the incident, the victim was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.   In a viral video, many pupils of the school…

FUDMA grants Senator Barau’s request,set to establish 4 Study Centres in Kano North … As Deputy Senate President sponsors 400 Indigents for Degree programs

The Federal University, Dutsin-ma, Katsina State is set to establish four study centres in Kano North Senatorial District courtesy of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau I Jibrin. This is sequel to the request of Senator Barau during a courtesy call by the management of the University led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Armaya’u Hamisu Bichi, in Abuja on Wednesday. The study centres would be sited in Gwarzo, Danbatta, Dawakin Tofa and Gabasawa local government areas of Kano North Senatorial District. When established, degree and diploma programmes of…

NBTE scraps HND Computer Science from Polytechnics

The Nation Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has announced the unbundling of Higher National Diploma Computer Science programmes in Polytechnics. This is just as schools are now to offer Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Cloud Computing, Software and Web Development and Cybersecurity and Data Protection at the HND level to replace the faced-out Computer Science program. As a result, the HND Computer Science Programme will no longer accept new admissions starting from the 2024/25 academic session, the Board has said. The Board also said the grace period issued is to enable…

Tinubu orders probe of private universities in Nigeria

The federal government under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has set up a committee to investigate the activities of private universities established in the last 15 years.   The Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman made this known during the inauguration of the inter-ministerial committee on degree mills in the country, on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.   According to him, this would show if the private institutions under investigation have in the place prescribed facilities, adequate management structure, and adequate funding of programmes among others.   He also noted that the…

Full list of foreign universities blacklisted in Nigeria

The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Education, on Tuesday suspended the evaluation and accreditation of degree certificates from the Republic of Benin and Togo.   The drastic measure was taken by the ministry of education following an investigation by Daily Nigerian Newspaper titled “UNDERCOVER: How DAILY NIGERIAN reporter bagged Cotonou varsity degree in 6 weeks”.   The investigative reporter obtained a degree from Cotonou University within six weeks and also participated in the mandatory one-year scheme organised by the National Youth Service Corps     Meanwhile, as highlighted…

Over 300 students to benefit from Yayi Scholarship/Bursary Award 1st Batch …… Sets to open portal for more beneficiaries

The Scholarship/Bursary Award Board has shortlisted over three hundred (300) qualified applicants among those who recently submitted applications for the 2023 Scholarship Award of the Senator representing Ogun West Senatorial District in the Nigeria Senate,Sen Solomon Olamilekan Adeola(Yayi). These are applicants who made minimum of second class upper or upper credit in their course of studies across the public tertiary institutions in the country   This is the first batch in the ongoing process to select one thousand (1000) beneficiaries of the Scholarship and Bursary Award for bonafide Ogun West…

CONUA dismisses Newspaper reports on reconciliation with ASUU

The leadership of Congress of Nigerian University Academics CONUA has distanced itself from a news report titled “VC says ASUU, CONUA reconciliation ongoing” published by Punch and Vanguard and credited to the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti. The union in a statement signed by its National President,Comrade ‘Niyi Sunmonu, stated that since this news was reported, other news outlets have been reaching out to leadership of CONUA on the truthfulness or otherwise of the information. “Members of the public should note that CONUA doesn’t have anything to do…