Sunday, 10th December 2023

National Universities Commission

30 Nov
About 24 polytechnics and colleges of education have been converted to universities by the Federal and state Governments in the last three years, a move described by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) as an attempt to ‘kill’ technical education in the country.
29 Aug
The Gambia has sought postgraduate scholarships for its students in Nigerian universities. Its Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Prof. Pierre Gomez, who made the request during a courtesy call on acting Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Chris Maiyaki, yesterday, in Abuja, commended Nigerians for laying the foundation of university…
8 Aug
There are fears by parents and undergraduate students concerning accreditation of academic programmes.
3 Aug
Former Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof Peter Okebukola, has disclosed that Nigerian universities have the capacity to provide 40 per cent solutions to the nation’s challenges and attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Okebukola, who stated this while delivering this year’s convocation lecture of Babcock University, Ilishan, said the pathway to achieving this…
6 Jul
As controversy over the review of curriculum in the nation’s universities deepens, experts have called for caution on the part of feuding parties.
30 Jun
The National Universities Commission's (NUC) Core Curriculum Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) has been rejected by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). ASUU's national president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, in a statement, said the curriculum is a threat to the quality of university education and will erode the power of university Senates. Osodeke describes NUC control…
16 Jun
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted licence to Amadeus University, Amizi, Abia State to operate as a private university. The ceremony, which took place in Abuja, also attracted key stakeholders. The higher institution is set to embark on its mission to deliver quality education, with focus on entrepreneurship, research, innovation and social impact. The…
1 Jun
The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Abubakar Rasheed, has appealed to the Federal Government to adequately fund tertiary education in Nigeria.
25 May
As Nigerian universities seek to unbundle the mass communication curriculum in compliance with the National Universities Commission (NUC), communication expert Chido Nwakanma has urged students to embrace Public Relations (PR) for sustainable and exciting careers.
1 Apr
Vice-Chancellor of Wellspring University, Edo State, Prof. Isaac Ajayi, has said the institution would continue to lead in promoting the cause of higher education in the country.
Ayodeji Agboola
25 Feb
Anywhere in the world, the government alone cannot fund education. The institutions of learning outside the country that we are proud of are not being funded by the government.


12 mins ago
The immediate past Vice Chancellor of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, has expressed dismay over the awful management of the Ekiti State-owned dairy firm in Ikun. Prof Ogunwole, an agriculturist with special interest in dairy farming, expressed his displeasure during a visit to the firm, where he was confronted with the alleged…
30 mins ago
As part of efforts to reduce youth restiveness in the Niger Delta region, the international Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), through the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise Niger Delta (LIFE-ND) project, has supported 2,250 women and youths in Edo State. The National Project Coordinator, LIFE-ND, John Omoruyi, while conducting journalists round their projects in Edo communities, stated…
37 mins ago
Polling stations opened Sunday for Egyptians to vote in a presidential election overshadowed by war in neighbouring Gaza and with little doubt that the incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will secure a third term.
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A Philippine boat and a Chinese Coast Guard ship collided near a hotly contested reef on Sunday, with both countries trading blame for the latest such confrontation in the disputed South China Sea.
1 hour ago
The Nobel Peace Prize will be handed out in Oslo on Sunday but with the notable absence of winner Narges Mohammadi, currently in prison, who will be represented by her children.
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Israeli forces pushed Sunday into southern Gaza, where hundreds of thousands of civilians have fled in search of shelter from bombardments and intense fighting with Hamas militants.
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Nearly 200 Rohingya refugees, mostly women and children, were stranded on a beach in western Indonesia Sunday after local authorities said they would not accept the new arrivals, AFP witnessed.
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Polls opened in Hong Kong's first "patriots only" district council election on Sunday, with officials dismissing concerns of potentially low turnout in a race that has shut out all opposition candidates after a national security crackdown.
1 hour ago
In a forest in northern California, a line of people spread out through the trees, setting fire to shrubs and fallen branches in an act of intentional arson aimed at making the woodland better able to cope with future conflagrations.
1 hour ago
China's President Xi Jinping will arrive in Vietnam on Tuesday on a mission to strengthen relations, just months after Washington and Hanoi upgraded their diplomatic ties.