Government won’t close schools during elections, insists minister
The Federal Government, yesterday, stated that it has no plans to close private and public schools in the country ahead of the general elections.
Four new private varsities get provisional licences
The Federal Government has issued provisional licences to four new private universities.The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, yesterday in Abuja presented the licences to the representatives of the tertiary institutions.
Nigerian student athlete expelled for not reciting national anthem
A Nigerian female athlete Esther Edet has been expelled from the ongoing 19th Nigerian Colleges of Education Games (NICEGA) at the Federal College of Education, Obudu, Cross River State for not reciting the Nigeria national anthem. “All participants must obey the rules and play by them. Any athlete who goes contrary to the regulations of…
FG/ASUP meeting deadlocks, adjourns
Negotiations between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff of Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Monday in Abuja ended in a deadlock, as both parties agreed to adjourn the meeting until a later date.
‘Buhari's government favours 65 years retirement age for teachers’
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, yesterday disclosed that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration supports 60-65 years retirement age for teachers to improve basic and secondary education standard in the country. Adamu made the administration’s position known during a public hearing to insulate teachers from the retirement age for public servants organised by the House joint…
Adamu urges FG, states to commit 15% of budget to education
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said that if conscious attempt must be made to redeem the education sector, states and the Federal Government must begin to commit at least 15 per cent of their yearly budgetary resources to education.
FG earmarks N7bn to step up security in unity Schools
Over N7 billion has been voted by the federal government to address security lapses in the 104 unity schools through the provision of security infrastructure between 2017 and 2018.
ASUU, principals fault Buhari’s education, feeding policies
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s education policy as a disaster. Reacting to claims by Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi that university professors earn more than state chief executives, chairman of the University of Ibadan branch, Dr. Deji Omole, in a statement, maintained that allocations to the sector had been…
Why FG, ASUU agreement would be difficult - Education minister
Nigeria's education minister, Adamu Adamu, has said it would be difficult for the federal government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to agree for a suspension of the ongoing indefinite strike action due to crashing oil prices. Adamu who was addressing reporters in Abuja stated that the well-being of the education sector of the…
At ACE convocation, FG promises education for all
The Federal Government has promised to introduce policies that would improve the quality of education in the country, to give citizens unfettered access.
Paying lip service to education with emergency declaration
Education in Nigeria, at least in the public sector, is in a state of dysfunction. Its human capital is in disarray, so is its physical infrastructure. The nation’s standard of education totters as the government continues to talk more about the crises....