Prof Abubakar Rasheed
Tension as resident doctors begin strike amid COVID-19
Resident doctors in the country have commenced an indefinite nationwide strike following the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government.
‘Why research has failed to address national problems’
This is because they are conventional, meaning they are set up to deliver face-to-face instruction and not online learning in the real sense.
Buhari charges graduates on application of knowledge in development
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday charged the 786 graduating students of the Federal University Dutse (FUD), on the application of their knowledge in National development.
As NUC’s accreditations, alleged wrongdoings come under lawmakers’ searchlight
Accreditation of degree programmes in tertiary institutions is aimed at keeping Nigerian universities in good standing without compromise.
FG to fast-track Nigeria’s development via education, says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said his administration was deploying education to fast-track the transition of Nigeria to modern society.
JAMB to fully implement new admission system
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will soon implement, in full, its Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) geared towards ensuring quality control, transparency and credibility of the admission process. CAPS was introduced in 2017 by JAMB to ensure that candidates are fairly treated and to expand admission opportunities, as well as protect the…
NUC unveils four years strategic blueprint for varsities
Amid criticisms over the proliferation of private universities, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has mapped out a four-year strategic plan to produce globally competitive graduates. Executive Secretary the commission, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed who disclosed this at the 3rd matriculation ceremony of Elizade University, Ilara-mokin also expressed government’s readiness to provide the required funding for the…
Inside Nigeria’s private universities: The good, the bad, the ugly
By 2050, Nigeria will become the third largest country in the world, according to the United Nations, with 399 million people – many of them...
We are reviewing varsity curriculum to address unemployment, says NUC
The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof Abubakar Rasheed has disclosed that the Nigerian university curriculum is currently under review to improve the quality of the system and make graduates globally competitive.
Looking beyond Nigerian universities’ grading system
With the latest directive by the National Universities Commission (NUC) that all Nigerian ivory towers should adopt the five-point grading system, Head, Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL, examines its implication on learning and employment. Looking askance, a group of young students milled around the information board to glean the latest information. Just in December last year…