Category: Education

Government alone can’t fund universities – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says government alone cannot provide the kind of support required for universities to develop at the rate expected of them. He said a lot of the support had to come from alumni of the universities as well…
“High UTME score no guarantee for varsity admission”

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board says that only a combination of JAMB cut-off marks, post-UTME, ‘O’ level results and other admission criteria as determined by institutions can ensure candidates’ admission.The JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this at an…
STRIKE: Fed Govt, ASUU to resume negotiation this week

Negotiation between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the on-going strike by varsity teachers will resume after the Eid-el-Kabir, Labour and Employment Minister Chris Ngige has saidIn a statement issued by Mr. Samuel Olowookere, the…
Osinbajo heads FG’s negotiation team with ASUU

The Federal Government’s negotiation team with the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities will now be headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of Wednesday’s…
NANS hopeful of resolution between ASUU and FG

The National Association of Nigerian Students says it is looking forward to the resolution of the standoff between the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Federal Government.NANS’ President, Mr Chinonso Obasi, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, urged…
JAMB defends low minimum cut-off marks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has defended the pegging of 120 as minimum cut-off marks for university admission.The decision, which was reached at a stakeholders’ policy meeting in Abuja, has generated controversy with many universities rejecting the marks.JAMB’s…
NANS Lists Solution To Education Woes

National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Zone B, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to meet the demands of striking university lecturers in the interest of the students and the overall development of the country’s education sector.It also called for the…
ASUU executives meet today to review strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will today hold a National Executive Council meeting to determine the direction of the ongoing national strike, according to the Premium Times.The meeting is coming after national branches held meetings on Wednesday to…