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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.
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…
There are fears by parents and undergraduate students concerning accreditation of academic programmes.
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…
As controversy over the review of curriculum in the nation’s universities deepens, experts have called for caution on the part of feuding parties.
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…
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…
The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Abubakar Rasheed, has appealed to the Federal Government to adequately fund tertiary education in Nigeria.
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.
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.
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.