Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Education

Benue: Ortom orders SUBEB to lift restriction on contractors

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has directed the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to immediately reverse the restriction placed on contractors who bidded for the procurement and supply of plastic tables...

NANS faults Sarafa Ishola’s appointment

The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has faulted the appointment of Alhaji Sarafa Ishola, the Baba Adinni of Yoruba as campaign Director General (DG) of Allied People’s Movement (APM), Governor...

FG releases N16.8 billion to settle salary arrears

The Federal Government says it has released 16.8 billion-naira to settle outstanding salary arrears of staff in tertiary institutions. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who announced this during the Sixth Edition of the Ministerial Press Briefing’’ in...

FG budgets N100m to boost Readership Promotion Campaign

The Federal Government has budgeted N100 million to boost the National Library of Nigeria’s (NLN) Readership Promotion Campaign, Prof. Lenrie Aina, the National Librarian, has said. Aina, who spoke in an interview with the News...

Nestle trains 30,000 farmers

In its effort towards sourcing 100 percent of its raw materials locally, Nestle Nigeria, in partnership with the International Fertiliser Development Centre (IFDC), said it has trained more than 30,000 farmers on resilient...

DELSU sacks two lecturers, others in trouble over alleged gross misconduct, sundry offences

Angered by what it described as sundry offences and alleged gross misconduct by some of the lecturers, the management of the Delta State University (DELSU) has dismissed two of its lecturers in the Department...

UTME: Results inaccessible

Candidates of the Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination(UTME) have decried technical challenges faced in accessing by telephone, the just released results. And the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, which...

Sacked TETFUND boss says minister demanded N200m bribe

Former Executive secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Dr. Abdullahi Baffa Bichi, has alleged that he was sacked from office for refusing to give out kickback to the minister of education Mallam Adamu Adamu. Baffa’s...

Girl without hands wins national handwriting competition

Parents and educators have been worrying about the “dying art” of handwriting for years, as smartphones and laptops have lead some classrooms to spend less and less time on teaching the fine...

Letter from Africa: How Nigeria's elite avoid 'bad education'

In BBC series of letters from African writers, journalist Sola Odunfa reflects on a controversial proposal to ban the children of government officials and top civil servants from completing their education abroad. Back in the...