ASUU demands met, universities may reopen January, says FG

Nigeria government said it is optimistic that public universities will reopen in January 2021 after an 10-month industrial strike action. Nigeria’s labour and employment minister Chris Ngige said the government has already met 98% of the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) leadership. “We have met about 98 per cent of the […]

Ganduje demands apology from US varsity over controversial appointment

Kano State Government on Sunday demanded an apology from the management of East Carolina University, over a controversial appointment, offered to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. The state governor was reportedly offered an appointment by the American university to the position of Senior Mentoring Scholar and Visiting Full Professor of e-governance and International Affairs in the university […]

Ekanola is UI Acting VC

In line with the directive of the Ministry of Education, through the National Universities Commission (NUC), the Senate Committee of the University of Ibadan (UI) yesterday appointed Prof. Adebola Ekanola as the Acting Vice Chancellor. Ekanola, the current Deputy Vice chancellor (Academic), beat four other contestants to secure the job, which will last for the next […]

Osinbajo seeks suitable curriculum to address quality education

VICE President Yemi Osinbajo has called for an urgent need to design and develop suitable curriculum assessments and monitoring systems that will focus on improving the quality of education during and post-COVID-19 pandemic. Osinbajo, who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukuemeka Nwajuiba, stated this in Abuja yesterday at 2020 Nigeria’s […]

BREAKING: WAEC further extends registration for WASSCE private candidates

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Friday further extended registration for its 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination for private candidates. This was disclosed in a tweet through its Twitter handle, @waecnigeria. WAEC explained that the new registration deadline is Friday, November 13, 2020. “WASSCE for private candidates, 2020 – second series: […]

NECO to restart exams Monday

The 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Suspended by the National Examinations Council (NECO) will resume next Monday, the examination body said on Monday. NECO announced the suspension of the examinations in the wake of the #EndSARS protests by youths seeking an end to police brutality. The protests disrupted the movement of examination materials nationwide. […]

Time to call ASUU’s bluff

After all, it’s the fashion these days to be a desk general!” — the last quip of Jero’s Metamorphosis (published 1973) — was Prof. Wole Soyinka’s wry but devastating dig, at power-grabbing, opportunistic soldiers. The late Chuba Okadigbo, inimitable Oyi of Oyi, and former president of the Senate, would further explore this dismissive motif.  He gored them as […]

Open University resumes academic activities Monday

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is scheduled to resume normal academic activities tomorrow after six months of break following the COVID-19 lockdown. The Director, Media and Publicity, NOUN, Mr. Ibrahim Sheme, said the decision to resume normal academic activities followed the recent decision of the Federal Government on the re-opening of all academic […]