Prof Abubakar Rasheed
NUC okays Reps’ bill to establish federal technology varsity in Asaba
House Minority Leader lists benefits The National Universities Commission (NUC) has thrown its weights behind the bill for the establishment of Federal University of Technology in Asaba, Delta State. The NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, who spoke when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Higher Education, said that an additional university…
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.
How power play forced UNILAG to postpone convocation
A supremacy battle between the governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) led by Dr Wale Babalakin (SAN) and the university management over the lined-up programmes for the convocation...
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.
Pretenders have no place in varsities, say VCs
Committee of Vice Chancellors (CVC) of Nigerian universities yesterday declared that with the uncovering of fake professors by the National Universities Commission...
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.