FG promises adequate security for students in Unity schools
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu has promised adequate support for the security of lives and property of students of Federal Unity Colleges and other schools in the country. Adamu gave the promised in Abuja on Monday at the inauguration of the Central Planning Committee on Security Education and Awareness Campaign for Principals and…
Unity Schools and unjust cut-off marks
An order given by a court of competent jurisdiction ought to be obeyed by both the Federal Government and the minister of Education in the interest of the rule of law. Why should the minister not comply with the court order?
Outrage over disparity in criteria for admission to unity schools
For Prof Ngozi Osarenren, the disparity in the admission criteria between the south and their northern counterpart showed that government is merely paying lip service to qualitative education.
78,378 pupils sit for 2017 entrance exam into Unity Schools, says Minister
No fewer than 78,378 pupils are participating in the ongoing 2017 National Common Entrance Examination across the country, according to the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.
Disparity in unity schools’ cut-off marks as an albatross
A young girl seeking admission into any of the country’s 104 Federal Government Colleges (Unity Schools) from Anambra State must score 139 points out of a possible 300 to stand a chance of being taken.
National Assembly to raise feeding cost for unity schools’ pupils
Barring any last-minute change, the cost of feeding each student in the 104 unity schools in the country would be increased from N88 to N200 per day.
Hike in unity schools’ fees is a minus
The crisis in the education sector came to a worrisome turn last week following reports of a massive hike in the school fees payable in the 104 unity schools, otherwise known as Federal Government Colleges.
FG bans PTAs from collecting levies in Unity colleges
The Federal Government has banned the collection of development levies by Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA) in the 104 unity colleges across the country, the Federal Ministry of Education says.