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ABUJA — The Chairman of the Governing Board of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEB), Professor Usman Adamu Kyuka, has assured Nigerians that the majority of the 20 multi-million naira model schools across some states of the federation being built with state-of-the-art facilities, would be ready for use before the end of this year. Kyuka spoke when he and the Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi commenced the inspection of the model schools built by...

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OWERRI — Candidates of the 2021 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Imo have expressed satisfaction with the security at the Computer Based Test centers for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the UTME is conducted nationwide from June 19 to July 3. There was widespread speculation that gunmen would attack some of the centers in Imo, following the recent security unrest in the state. Although there was...

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SOKOTO — Five management staff of the Sokoto state Primary Staff Pension Board have been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly diverting N553.985,644.1. The staff includes Abubakar Aliyu, Hassana Moyi, Haliru Ahmad, Kabiru Ahmad, and Dahiru Muhammad Isa who are Secretary, Director of Finance and Supply, deputy Director of Finance, and Supply, Accountant and Cashier of the board respectively. The money was meant for the payment of retired teachers’ gratuities...

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The National Council of Pharmacists cancelled the ‘Pharmacy Technician programme’ course previously accredited to be studied in the School of Health Technology, Kano for alleged violation of regulations. The development will affect 50 final year students of the institution who may have wasted their academic years. The students who were said to have written their final examinations at the Institution received the news recently. The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria had initially accredited the Course for...

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MAIDUGURI — President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commissioned the newly remodelled Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok of Borno state which was hitherto attacked by the dreaded Boko Haram sect. The new school is now ‘Government Secondary School’ mixed with Boys and Girls. Over 3000 students in Chibok have been unable to return to school since the deadly attack by Boko Haram in the community, but with the reopening of the new edifices, hundreds of students...

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YOLA — Dilapidated hostel structure at Government Secondary School (GSS) Numan in Adamawa state has fallen down killing on Friday killing one student identified as Harka Yinasinma. Adamawa state government has given education a serious premium in its eleven-point agenda. Sources at the school said despite its state of dilapidation, the school authorities allowed several students to be sleeping in the building. “What would have turned to a serious disaster was today averted as most...

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ABUJA — The governing board of the National Examinations Council has approved the appointment of new Acting Registrar and Chief Executive of the Council, Ebikibina John Ogborodi. The appointment followed the death of the Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma on Monday, June 1, 2021, after a brief illness. Before his appointment, Ogborodi was the Director of Special Duties in the examination council. In a circular issued by the Director of Human Resources Management, Mustapha K. Abdul,...

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KADUNA — The Kaduna State Director of Public Schools in the Ministry of Education, Habibu Idris Alhassan says the government has inaugurated members of the Committee on Almajiri and Sangaya Reformation towards total integration into the mainstream education system. Alhassan while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after inaugurating the committee said the committee would ensure that all school-age children have access to free and compulsory basic and post-basic education across the state. “The committee will...

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ABUJA — Nearly seven months after the pronouncement by President Muhammadu Buhari on the approval of a special salary scale for teachers, the implementation of the scale is yet to take effect. President Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, during the World Teachers Day celebration in October 2020 also reviewed upward their retirement age to 65 and said the approval was to take effect immediately. The president also approved the...

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ABUJA — The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that sought to prohibit discrimination between the university degree and the High National Diploma (HND) certificate holders in the country. The bill which was sponsored by Senator Ayo Akinyelure passed the third reading during the plenary session on Wednesday. The Chairman of the Joint Committee that worked on the legislation, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, said the bill will free the HND Holders from stagnation and ensure balance...

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