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…As Gov Mutfwang Shuts Down The Academy Following the collapse of the School building of the Saint Academy in the Busa Buji area of Plateau State on Friday which killed 22 students and more than 130 injured, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Ahmed Dangiwa, has directed an immediate and comprehensive investigation to ascertain the cause of the incident. The Minister in a statement attributed the collapse to the negligence and unscrupulous behavior...

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The Enugu State Government has announced plans to commence construction of eight Science, Technical, and Vocational (STV) Schools in the state. The Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ndubueze Mbah revealed this on Wednesday during the inspection of the Government Technical College, GTC, Enugu school premises. Prof Mbah further revealed the STV Schools will focus on three major areas; Science and Technology, Building and Architecture, and Industrial Agriculture. Disappointed at the present state of GTC Enugu, the...

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The Bauchi State Government has commenced distribution of Food Palliative to Boarding and Integrated Qur’anic Tsangaya Schools across the state as part of measures to cushion the economic hardship being faced by the populace. Dr Jamila Dahiru, State Commissioner for Education who kicked off the distribution exercise at Government Girls College Bauchi said the food commodities were provided by the State Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs. “The 28 benefitting schools with a cumulative student population of...

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The Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, University of Ibadan, on Tuesday, staged a peaceful protest at the main entrance of the Institution. The protest disrupted vehicular movement, following the blockage of the UI-Sango ever-busy road by the protesters for almost an hour. The protesters carried placards with various inscriptions such as “Federal Government should honour 2009 agreement made with the Union,” Nigeria workers are hungry,” JAC demands immediate...

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By Hassan Umar Shallpella The Kwara State University, Malete, has expelled 175 students for various offences ranging from examination malpractices, theft, using fake results to gain admission, assault, fraud, belonging to unregistered associations, and illegal possession of a firearm, among others. The expulsion was contained in a statement signed by t The institution’s acting Director, University Relations, Dr Saeedat Aliyu in a statement made available to Newsmen said the expelled students were penalized for the...

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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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The Federal University of Kashere, Gombe State has received approval from the National Universities Commission (NUC) to run all 43 academic programmes presented for accreditation during the October/November 2023 accreditation exercise. The approval was contained in a document by NUC with reference number NUC/ES/412/VOL.14/327 addressed to the vice chancellor, Prof. Umaru A. Pate with the caption, “Result of the October/November 2023 Accreditation of Academic Programmes in Nigerian Universities. A statement signed by the varsity’s PRO,...

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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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