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Nigerian Students Rejoice As University Lecturers Suspend Strike Action

Nigerian Students Rejoice As University Lecturers Suspend Strike Action

By Amos Tauna Kaduna (Nigeria) — Nigerian students have express delight with decision by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its two months strike, describing it as a welcome development to the educational sector of the country. The decision to suspend the strike followed a meeting between ASUU and the minister of […]

Crisis In School Feeding Financing Puts Pupils In West & Central Africa At Risk, Says WFP

Lack of financing for nourishing school meals from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), has put more than 1.5 million vulnerable children across West and Central Africa risk going to school hungry or dropping out altogether. The WFP’s regional programme faces an US$76 million funding gap, the agency warned as experts were meeting in […]

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Kaduna Polytechnic ASUP Shuts Down Academic Activities

By Amos Tauna The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, Kaduna Polytechnic, has resumed an indefinite industrial action, shutting down all academic activities in the institution. A statement by the Publicity Secretary of the union, Abbas Muhammad, explained that the return to an earlier suspended strike by the union last Tuesday became inevitable following a […]

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Nigeria’s Information Minister Inaugurates Broadcasting Buildings at Bayero University Kano

By Amos Tauna Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has inaugurated Broadcasting building by Bayero University, Kano, praising elevation of Mass Communication to a level of a faculty through the provision of the necessary infrastructure. “They (BUK) have elevated Mass Communication to a level of a Faculty but they did not just do […]

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Nigeria: Kaduna State In Deficit Of 25,000 Teachers, N93bn Worth Infrastructure Deficit

By Amos Tauna The Executive Chairman, Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Nasiru Umar, says the state has a deficit of about 25,000 teachers based on the current primary school enrolments. He added that N93 billion is needed to address infrastructural deficit in the state’s primary schools. Speaking when the National Assembly Committee on […]

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Kaduna State Tertiary Institutions To Operate Multi-Campus Structure

By Amos Tauna Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai of Kaduna State in northern Nigeria has announced that all tertiary institutions owned by the State government will henceforth operate a multi-campus structure – a decision that will assign at least one tertiary institution to every local government area. He said the new policy has been approved by the […]

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Nigeria:- Lottery Fund Donates Sports Equipment To 53 Schools In Gombe

 By Auwal Mohammed Gombe (Nigeria) — National Lottery Trust Fund donated sports equipment to 53 public primary schools in Gombe State northeast with strong warning to the Head Teachers of the beneficiaries schools. Executive Secretary of the Fund, Habu Gumel, stated this while speaking during the presentation of the sport equipment to the Primary schools […]

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Lowering Cut Off Into Tertiary Institutions Will Make Students Unserious — UNYF Tells FG

By Amos Tauna United Nigerian Youth Forum, UNYF, has noted that reducing cut off marks for admission into tertiary in 2017/2018 academic session by Joint Admission Marticulation Board, JAMB, will affect students performance in all levels of education in the country. The forum therefore rejected the recent pronouncement of the cut off mark for 2017/2018 […]

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