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Doors to higher education just swung wider for students across Nigeria. The Nigerian Education Loan Fund, NELFUND, announced on 7th July that students enrolled in 36 state-owned universities and colleges can now apply for student loans. NELFUND collaborated with these institutions to ensure their student information was uploaded to the Student Verification System, SVS, – a key step for loan eligibility. The programme applies to students attending the following institutions: Adamawa State University, Mubi; Ramat...

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The Vice-Chancellor of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu University, Professor Kate Azuka Omenugha, has said that the Institution is engaging in programmes that mirror the school’s values, ahead of the climate summit to be hosted by the university. “We are engaging in programmes that will make us reflect our values”, Prof. Omenugha said during a press briefing which was held at the Vice-Chancellor’s conference room of the university, on Tuesday. Since resumption, Prof. Kate Omenugha has continued her...

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A United Kingdom University, Online Business School Coventry, has developed a teaching and learning model to attract Nigerian working-class students interested in advanced degrees abroad. The university which offers short courses and higher degrees in a broad range of professional courses including accounting, business management, information technology, health and social care, hotel and hospitality, human resource management, and a variety of other courses, offers a complete hybrid education at a comparatively more affordable cost. This...

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The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar has urged graduands of Junior Course (JC) 97 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, Kaduna State, on the 3 essentials of junior command leadership which include being decisive, understanding risks and focusing on the desired end-state. According to the CAS, as junior commanders, being indecisive was not an option, just as decisive leaders sometimes make bad decisions. Abubakar, however, noted...

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Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has declared a State of Emergency in the Education sector, accusing the immediate past administration in the State of neglecting the sector. The governor made the declaration in Kano, alleging that the past administration sold some public schools and converted others to private shops. He expressed concern over the rising number of out-of-school children, with nearly a million youngsters currently denied access to educational opportunities. Gov. Yusuf said...

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Anambra State-owned Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu University has unveiled an action plan on how to address the adverse impact of climate change across all three campuses of the university. For the first time, the university shall be hosting the 2024 Tree Planting and Climate Action Summit. This summit will be held on July 17th, 2024 at the Igbariam campus of the university and will mark the beginning of the climate action by the Institution. A statement by...

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The Special Adviser to the Governor of Anambra State on Youth Empowerment Programmes, Dr. Nelson Omenugha, has facilitated specialist agro/farming business training, sponsored by the Government of China, for four Anambra indigenes. The training that is going to be held in China is a high-impact seminar on agriculture, agro-business, and farming and for this cohort, only fifty slots were reserved for Africa by the Chinese Government. The Anambra beneficiaries are; Udogu Augustine, Ude Arinze, Uju...

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The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof Joseph Ikechebelu, has been announced to oversee the office of the Vice-Chancellor as Prof Charles Esimone’s tenure ends today. Esimone became the University’s Vice Chancellor about this time five years ago. Having served out his five-year tenure, it only became natural that his deputy should take over pending the appointment of a substantive Vice Chancellor in due course. The announcement for Ikechebelu to take over was...

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Professor of medical hydrology and climatology, Prof. K’tso Nghargbu is the head of International Linkages at Nasarawa State University, Keffi Nigerian Professor of medical hydrology and climatology, Prof. K’tso Nghargbu, chaired the session on Climate Change and Economy, at the 47th International Society of Medical Hydrology World Congress that was held in Romania. Prof. K’tso who emphasized economic diversification as a way out of Nigeria’s economic difficulties, made a case for the exploitation of Nigeria’s...

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The Kogi State government has promised that it will ensure the safe return of the abducted students of Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH). This was contained in a press statement on Friday by the Special Adviser to Kogi State Governor, Usman Ododo on Youth and Student Matters, Oladele John Nihi. The statement read, “I understand the concern and anxiety of the students of Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH) regarding the abduction...

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