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....
FG okays N2b take-off grant for Borno’s military varsity
The Federal Government has approved N2 billion for the take-off of the new Nigerian Army University in Biu, Borno State. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, made the disclosure when he paid a courtesy call on the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Baffa Bichi, yesterday in Abuja.…
Does education really sell?
“Education doesn’t sell” is a statement that I have been confronted with repeatedly over the past six years or so. To put things straight, it has been many students’ strongest point against hard work in the university, and if I add the time spent refuting this together now, it would probably run into years of…
Government releases admission into unity colleges
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has approved the release of admission into Junior Secondary School (JSS) 1 of the 104 Federal Government colleges in the country. The approval followed the 2018 selection exercise for placement of qualified candidates into JSS1 held across the country. In a statement yesterday in Abuja, “The selection exercise employed the…
HND certificates’ long road to obliteration
There was no fanfare when the announcement was made during the Federal Executive Council meeting held recently concerning the decision to scrap the award of HND by polytechnics. It was a subtle decision that drew no rancour or debates among the ministers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.
Varsity admissions and illegality
It is, indeed, very disturbing that against the background of the recent verdict of a Federal High Court in Abuja outlawing the conduct of post-University Tertiary...
Buhari sends delegation to Bauchi over rainstorm
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to immediately lead a Federal Government delegation to Bauchi in the aftermath of the rainstorm, which destroyed about 1,505 houses.
Group warns institutions against post -UTME screening
A non-governmental organisation, Legal Defence Assistance Project (LEDAP) has warned managers of the nation’s tertiary institutions against conducting the post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinaion (UTME), warning that there’s a subsisting order of the court against the exercise.
Education in Nigeria: A state of emergency
It is no longer news that the Nigerian educational system, due to an unwholesome combination of neglect and mismanagement, has fallen over the years into a squalid state of disrepair. It is no longer news that while in saner societies throughout the world, the teaching profession is considered one of the most important jobs there could be, in Nigeria...
WAEC mass failure and recipe for success
The crisis in the sector was further described by Senator Biodun Olujimi as worrisome.She said, “There is need for revaluation to understand where the missing link is. There is also the need to look at teacher education because we have some teachers who are not properly trained, who don’t do research and cannot read or write. So, how can they teach our children well?”