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  • Adamawa teacher wins 2020 Maltina Teacher of the Year
    Our Reporter     A teacher from Concordia College, Yola Adamwa State Anani Oluwabunmi, , Adamawa State, , over the weekend,  emerged the winner of the 2020 Maltina Teacher of the Year. Anani was declared the winner at the grand finale held on Friday, October 16, 2020, at Eko Hotel... Read more »
  • Katsina approves re-opening of varsities
    By Augustine Okezie, Katsina Katsina has approved the reopening of academic activities at Alqalam University and Umaru Musa Yar Adua University by Monday October 19. The Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Bello Masari on Higher Education, Alhaji Bishir Ruwan Godiya, told The Nation only the two tertiary institutions have met... Read more »
  • 2020 NCEE: There’ll be no delay in release of results — NECO Registrar
    Agency Reporter The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Saturday said there would be no delay in the release of results of the just-concluded 2020 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE). The Registrar and Chief Executive of the council, Prof. Godswill Obioma, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of... Read more »
  • President’s incentives for teachers: fluke or reality?
    By Kofoworola Belo-Osagie, David Adenuga Bauchi, Justina Asishana Minna, Frank Ikpefan Abuja, Toba Adedeji Osogbo and Chris Njoku Owerri Last Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari announced incentives expected to be implemented nationwide for teachers. However, state officials, teachers, administrators and others question how the largess would go round. President Muhammadu Buhari announced... Read more »
  • I prayed for a car before I was picked, says Nigeria’s best teacher
    Olaoluwa Asubiojo, a Physics Teacher at Amoye Grammar School, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State won the National Best Teachers’ Award (Secondary School category), demonstrating that his declaration as the best teacher in Ekiti State in 2019 was no fluke. The 50-year-old, who hails from Igede-Ekiti, shares his career experience with RASAQ IBRAHIM.... Read more »
  • Kano higher institutions to reopen Oct 26
    From Fanen Ihyongo, Kano   All higher institutions in Kano state will reopen on October 26, after seven months of closure occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic. The Commissioner for Higher Education, Mariya Mahmud Bunkure told reporters in Kano that the government had taken all the necessary measures for the smooth resumption... Read more »
  • Rotary donates to Lagos school
    Rotary Club of Surulere Northeast has donated a modern signage board to Obele Community Senior High School, Randle, Surulere, Lagos. It also reconstructed a roundabout in the school and beautified it with flowers. Its President, Tosin Alfred-Kenepade said the club embarked on the projects as part of the celebrations of... Read more »
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    Education – Vanguard News

  • ASUU to FG: Why do you want to spend money on IPPIS when UTAS is free?
    By Adesina Wahab The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has challenged the Federal Government to tell Nigerians why it prefers to spend money on enrolling workers on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS, when the union’s University Transparency and Accountability System, UTAS, can be used for the... Read more »
  • Unequal access to literacy raises poverty, insecurity, says Mabini-Adesanya, Zatem boss
    Given the large number of out-of-school children in Nigeria, unequal access to literacy poses threat of poverty, poor health, insecurity and an increase in crime rate. The post Unequal access to literacy raises poverty, insecurity, says Mabini-Adesanya, Zatem boss appeared first on Vanguard News.... Read more »
  • Unity Schools: 92,591 candidates write 2020 Common Entrance Examination
    By Joseph Erunke – Abuja Over 92,000 candidates, Saturday wrote the 2019/2020 Common Entrance Examination of National Examination Council NECO, for admission into unity schools. Mallam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, who disclosed this to newsmen when he led top officials of both the ministry and NECO on monitoring of... Read more »
  • Over 60 professors submit CVs for FUOYE’s vice-chancellorship seat
    The race towards appointing the next Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has become really tight and tough as investigations revealed that over 60 professors, said to be eminently qualified to succeed outgoing Professor Kayode Soremekun in February 2021, have already put in their applications. The post Over... Read more »
  • IPPIS: Remain resolute, don’t enroll, ASUU tells lecturers
    The that universities will resume after the strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has been dashed as the union, Friday, insisted that it would not join the controversial Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS. The post IPPIS: Remain resolute, don’t enroll, ASUU tells lecturers appeared... Read more »
  • Strike: FG promises to release N40bn earned academic allowance to ASUU
    …N30bn to be paid 3-weeks By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja The Federal Government has promised to pay N40 billion, being the pending Earned Academic Allowance, EAA, of University teachers. This is as the ongoing dialogue between the government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will continue on Wednesday,... Read more »
  • Strike: FG to release N30bn earned allowances to ASUU
    The Federal Government has agreed to release N30 billion as part payment of the Earned Academic Allowances (EAA) to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Sen. Chris Ngige. Minister of Labour and Employment said this at the end of a meeting between the Federal Government and ASUU on Friday... Read more »
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    Education – TODAY

  • Gold rises on renewed US stimulus hope, dollar falls
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a bill for a compromise stimulus package is being written as she awaits a key phone call with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said his chamber would take up a comprehensive coronavirus package if an accord is struck. The Bloomberg Dollar... Read more »
  • ICPC uncovers N5.17 billion fraud in education, agric ministries
    The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it has uncovered diversion of part of the N2.67 billion payments made to some Federal Colleges for school feeding during lockdown. The post ICPC uncovers N5.17 billion fraud in education, agric ministries appeared first on TODAY.... Read more »
  • Convoy attack: Borno governor meets families of slain policemen
    Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has met with families of policemen and members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) killed by insurgents in an ambush on Friday in Borno. The post Convoy attack: Borno governor meets families of slain policemen appeared first on TODAY.... Read more »
  • Nigerian government mulls policy on zero rating for educational websites
    Federal Government says it is considering a new National Policy for zero rating on educational websites to allow for consumption of contents without charges, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, on education sector. The post Nigerian government mulls policy on zero rating for educational websites appeared first on TODAY.... Read more »
  • Oil palm growers commend President Buhari, central bank for empowering small holder farmers
    The Oil Palm Growers Association of Nigeria (OPGAN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for empowering smallholder farmers under the Anchor Borrower Programme (ABP). The post Oil palm growers commend President Buhari, central bank for empowering small holder farmers appeared first on TODAY.... Read more »
  • Lagos launches N5 billion support capital for low-cost schools
    Lagos State Government in partnership with First Bank of Nigeria has launched N5 billion Post-Coronavirus (COVID-19) Recovery Support capital for the education sector to support low-cost private schools across the state in mitigating the negative impact of the pandemic. The post Lagos launches N5 billion support capital for low-cost schools... Read more »
  • Afenifere leader expresses fear over future of Nigeria
    Fasoranti who stated this in Akure, Ondo State capital, during the launch of his book titled “My Life, My Legacy (Service with Integrity and Excellence), to mark his 94th birthday, complained about the continued insecurity in the country, unemployment, famine and other challenges confronting the country seem to be eroding... Read more »
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    Education – Daily Post Nigeria

  • End SARS: Gov Abiodun closes all schools, bans Okada in Ogun
    Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has ordered the immediate closure of all schools in Ogun State from now till October 26, DAILY POST reports. The Governor disclosed this on Tuesday evening at a press conference he addressed at Okemosan, Abeokuta. Abiodun also ordered the ban of the operations of... Read more »
  • Kwara Poly Rector debunks allegations against school
    The Rector of Kwara State Polytechnic, in Ilorin, Engr (Dr) Jimoh Mohammed, on Tuesday debunked allegations arising from the ongoing visitation panel exercise against the management of the institution circulated by some online news media. Dr Mohamed said he would not want to pre-empt the outcome of the report of... Read more »
  • End SARS: Ekiti government orders closure of schools
    The Ekiti Government has ordered the immediate closure of all private and public schools following continued End SARS protests across the state. The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Dr Kofoworola Aderiye, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti by Abimbola Dada, the Chief Information Officer... Read more »
  • Education: Ikpeazu approves reopening of universities, polytechnic, colleges of Education in Abia
    Government and tertiary institutions in Abia State have been directed to reopen for academic activities with effect from Monday, October 26, 2020. Okezie Ikpeazu, the Governor of Abia State made the approval in a release made available to newsmen, by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, on Monday. The... Read more »
  • End SARS: Lagos Govt shuts schools over protests
    The Lagos State Government has directed all students in public and private schools to stay at home following the tension generated by the End SARS protests in the state. The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, issued the directive, on Monday stating that the safety of the students, parents... Read more »
  • End SARS: NECO postpones examination
    The National Examination Council (NECO) has announced the reschedule of Paper I Computer Studies Practicals which was to take place on Monday 19 October 2020 to November 16 2020. This was made known in a statement by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Azeez Sani. Sani said the... Read more »
  • ASUU strike: University of Uyo students protest, gives govt seven days ultimatum to meet demands
    The National Association of Nigeria Students, University of Uyo chapter, on Friday embarked on a peaceful demonstration, calling on the federal government and the Academic Staff Unions of Universities to resolve their differences and allow students return to school. The protesters who blocked the Ikpa road of the Town Campus... Read more »
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    Education – Information Nigeria

  • #EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos
    The Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the closure of public and private schools indefinitely in the state. The closure of schools in Lagos was announced in a press statement on Monday by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi. Also Read: #EndSARS... Read more »
  • NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest
    The National Examination Council, NECO, has announced the rescheduled of one of the practical examinations supposed to hold in October till the next month. This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18, by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division for the Nigerian exam... Read more »
  • FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock
    The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday ended in a deadlock. Although some agreements were reached at the meeting, the meeting is set to reconvene on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, by 3.00 pm after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting for... Read more »
  • BREAKING: FG, ASUU Meet Today To Resolve Strike
    In a bid to end the ongoing industrial action by lecturers of universities, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will be meeting the federal government today. Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, will lead the government delegation. Also Read: ASUU Struggle Is Legitimate And Morally Right, Says Shehu... Read more »
  • We Regret Registering For IPPIS – ASUP lecturers
    The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has expressed regret over the decision of polytechnic lecturers to be enrolled on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). Anderson Ezeibe, president of the union made this known during a meeting with the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba on... Read more »
  • ASUU Struggle Is Legitimate And Morally Right, Says Shehu Sani
    Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has described the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as morally right and legitimate. The academic union has been on strike since March 2020 over the failure of the Federal Government to meet its demands. Also Read: Lawan Faults FG As... Read more »
  • Lawan Faults FG As Senate Tackles Govt, ASUU Deadlock
    The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has berated the Federal Government for signing an unrealistic agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). He made this remark when he met with representatives of the union in Abuja on Monday. He said, “When we negotiate, we must negotiate in... Read more »

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