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U.S. Universities Offer $7.5m in Scholarships to Nigerian Students

More than 303 Nigerian students from the 17 states of southern Nigeria have received no less than $7.5 million in full or partial scholarships from 225 American universities and colleges to study in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic session. Acting United States Consul General Osman Tat disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday during the 2019 EducationUSA pre-departure orientation ... Read More »

Oloyede tasks Nigeria on Academic Qualification Equivalence

Oloyede tasks Nigeria on Academic Qualification Equivalence

  *Prof Oloyede (File picture) Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Is-Haq Oloyede has called on Nigeria to come up with appropriate frameworks and guidelines for attaining Academic Qualification Equivalence with sister African nations. Prof. Oloyede who is the former president, Association of African Universities said this would promote academic mobility, regional and international integration in education, ... Read More »

FUOYE set to introduce distance learning programme

FUOYE set to introduce distance learning programme

…as VC holds meeting with COL in Canada By Adewumi Ademiju, Ado-Ekiti The Federal University Oye-Ekiti has set to become a dual mode University. The Vice-Chancellor,  Prof. Kayode Soremekun, has held several meetings with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), in Vancouver, Canada, in an effort to strategize on transiting the institution  into a Dual mode University which combines the existing ... Read More »

UBEC to introduce cluster learning centers for the girl child- Dr Hamid Bobboyi

UBEC to introduce cluster learning centers for the girl child- Dr Hamid Bobboyi

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), as part of its commitment to addressing and paving way for improved and inclusive basic education delivery across the country, will soon set up Cluster Learning Centers for the Girl Child (CCLCGs). UBEC Executive Secretary, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi made this disclosure in Kaduna at a roundtable convened for the development of a framework for ... Read More »

UI Hijab Crisis: MURIC declares Day Of Solidarity

UI Hijab Crisis: MURIC declares Day Of Solidarity

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has declared Friday, 12th July, 2019 as a Day of Solidarity with female Muslim girls who are facing persecution in South West Nigeria for wearing hijab. This is coming on the heels of a video clip showing the molestation of female Muslim students at the International School of the University of Ibadan (ISI). MURIC declared ... Read More »

Oyo Govt. Bans Illegal Fees Collection In Primary, Secondary Schools

Oyo Govt. Bans Illegal Fees Collection In Primary, Secondary Schools

The Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has banned illegal fee collections in all Primary and Secondary schools owned by the state government. A circular released by the Head of Service of Oyo State, Mrs. Amidat Ololade Agboola, which was directed to Permanent Secretaries and heads of Education related agencies confirmed the order by the Governor on today. A ... Read More »

JAMB Set To Revalidate Biometrics Of Candidates Over Last 10 Years

JAMB Set To Revalidate Biometrics Of Candidates Over Last 10 Years

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will revalidate the biometrics of all candidates who have participated in its examination in the last 10 years. This is contained in a statement by the board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, issued on Sunday. According to the statement, the revalidation has become necessary in a bid to detect ... Read More »

OAU Muslim Graduates task Buhari on security, award 90 scholarships at Re-Union Conference

OAU Muslim Graduates task Buhari on security, award 90 scholarships at Re-Union Conference

The Obafemi Awolowo University ( OAU), Ile Ife, Muslim Graduates Association (UNIFEMGA) has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to be on top of the security situation in the country so as arrest the rising level of kidnapping, banditry and other violent crimes. *Prof Is-haq Oloyede addressing the delegates* The ex students gave the charge at the weekend during the 16th Annual ... Read More »

Photo News: Police Children School, Zaria PTA pays courtesy visit on Police Area Commander

Photo News: Police Children School, Zaria PTA pays courtesy visit on Police Area Commander

The Parents Teachers Association of Police Children School, Zaria, Kaduna State on Wednesday morning paid a courtesy visit on Asst. Commissioner of Police Surajo Fana, the Police Area Commander Zaria. From left:- 1.Usman Mohammed(FIN. SEC.) 2.S.P.Yahaya Abubakar 3. Shafiu Dayi. 4.Alh. Umar Garba (Garkuwa Dan Barhim Zazzau). 5.Area Commander, Zaria – Asst. Commissioner of Police Surajo Fana 6. Hassan Usman(Head ... Read More »

Effects of examination malpractice enormous on society-JAMB PRO

Effects of examination malpractice enormous on society-JAMB PRO

The Head of Public Affairs Unit of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Dr Fabian Benjamin has charged stakeholders in the fight against examination malpractice not to relent. The JAMB spokesman who said the menace has multiple implications for the society enumerated the different forms of examination  malpractice and listed measures taken by the Board to confront them headlong. ... Read More »

UBEC Funds: No Mismanagement on My Watch – Ahmed

UBEC Funds: No Mismanagement on My Watch – Ahmed

Former governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has refuted claims that his administration mismanaged Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) counterpart funds. In a statement issued by his spokesman, Dr Muyideen Akorede, in reaction to allegations by the state government that the former administration mismanaged the funds, Alhaji Ahmed absolved his administration of any wrongdoing regarding the management of UBEC ... Read More »

Breaking: JAMB Intelligence Committee clears 3, 736 candidates, sanctions four over attempt to fake results

Breaking: JAMB Intelligence Committee clears 3, 736 candidates, sanctions four over attempt to fake results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has released results of 3,736 candidates among those it invited for physical screening following post-election discovery of serious infractions. The information was contained in a statement sent to The State Online on Wednesday evening by JAMB Head of Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin. The statement said the candidates had interaction with the ... Read More »

Gov. Abiodun Sets Up Visitation Panel on TASCE

Gov. Abiodun Sets Up Visitation Panel on TASCE

Worried by the worsening standard at the Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu-Ijebu, the Governor of Ogun State , Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a Visitation Panel to conduct a holistic review of the current status of the institution and recommend the way forward to restore TASCE’s lost glory. The Panel will be led by foremost academic, Prof Kamal ... Read More »

Oloyede to Nigerian youth: Stop the blame game, you are leaders of today, not tomorrow

Oloyede to Nigerian youth: Stop the blame game, you are leaders of today, not tomorrow

Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede has charged Nigerian youth to stop the blame game and assume their rightful positions in the leadership of the country.He said they are leaders of today and not tomorrow. Professor Oloyede spoke when an 11-man delegation of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) led by its Vice-president, ... Read More »

Ahmadu Bello University appoints 2 new DVCs

Ahmadu Bello University appoints 2 new DVCs

The Governing Council of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has ratified the election of Professors Sadiq Zubair Abubakar and Danladi Amodu Ameh as Deputy Vice Chancellors (DVCs). Prof. Abubakar was elected DVC (Administration), while Prof. Ameh was voted to take charge as DVC (Academic). The council, at its 182nd meeting held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, considered the report ... Read More »

Opinion: Lamentations On Almajirai, By James Usman Bagudu

Opinion: Lamentations On Almajirai, By James Usman Bagudu

You pick up your kids from school, and as you exit the school gate scores of Almajirai besiege your children begging for leftovers from their lunch boxes. This was my daily experience in Kano while picking up my children from school. A heart wrenching experience etched in my memory. Most of the time the school children treat them with scorn ... Read More »

Cisco establishes 200 Networking Academies in Nigeria

Cisco establishes 200 Networking Academies in Nigeria

Global technology company, Cisco has established 200 Networking Academies in Nigeria, toward boosting digital skills. Olakunle Oloruntimehin, General Manager, Cisco Nigeria and West African Countries, made this known during the Network Academy (NetAcad) Demo and Roundtable Session on Saturday in Lagos. Oloruntimehin said that the establishment of 200 Networking Academies made Nigeria the country with the highest number of Cisco ... Read More »

Buhari Asks Governors To Enforce Free And Compulsory Basic Education

Buhari Asks Governors To Enforce Free And Compulsory Basic Education

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja urged State Governors to “enforce very vigorously” free and compulsory basic education for every child of primary and junior secondary school age. The President also urged the Governors to pay special attention to security, health and agriculture in the next four years of this administration. Inaugurating the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential ... Read More »

Gov Makinde declares entry forms for Schools of Science, Junior Secondary Schools free

Gov Makinde declares entry forms for Schools of Science, Junior Secondary Schools free

• Begins massive refuse evacuation in Ibadan metropolis Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has directed that entry forms into the state’s Schools of Science and Junior Secondary Schools be made free henceforth. The governor, in a directive issued through the State Head of Service, Mrs. Amidat Ololade Agboola, ordered that placement/screening exercise forms for students into Junior Secondary Schools ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun constitutes panel on Abiola varsity, Ogun Poly operational modalities

Gov Abiodun constitutes panel on Abiola varsity, Ogun Poly operational modalities

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has constituted a committee to look into the operational modalities of Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta and Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia. In a statement released in Abeokuta on Sunday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Kunle Somorin, Governor Abiodun stated that this has become necessary because the State-owned ... Read More »