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WAEC extends SSCE registration

Couresy: The Nation - www.thnationonline.net http://thenationonlineng.net/new/waec-releases-2012-ssce-certificates/

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released certificates for its Senior School Certificate Examination written in May/June for SS3 pupils, and November/December, for private candidates last year.

In a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Mr Yusuf Ari, candidates who sat for the examinations up to last year were directed to collect their certificates from their former schools and WAEC Offices ... Read more »

Views: 566 | Added by: ExcedNetwork | Date: 03-August-2013


Why parents prefer private varsities

Chilling truth from Prof. Ajienka’s observatory…

From CHRIS ANUCHA, Port Harcourt

Joseph Atubokiki Ajienka, the debonair Vice Chancellor of University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), is not a religious prophet but a professor of Petroleum Engineering, who though, 100 per cent home-trained, can hold his head high, anywhere in the world.

But in this interview with Education Review, he threw a bombshell when he predicted that, in a few ... Read more »

Views: 558 | Added by: ExcedNetwork | Date: 09-May-2013 | Comments (0)

The Vice-Chancellor of the Niger State-owned Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBBU), Lapai, Niger State, Prof Ibrahim Kolo has accused development agencies and manufacturing industries of not utilising research findings by scholars from the nation’s Ivory Towers to fast track the country development.

Speaking during the university’s first inaugural lecture, the Vice- Chancellor noted that researches carried out in many areas of human endeavors with proven solutions by many scholars are abound but lamented that such findings are not being developed for the benefit of the country by our industries, development and government agencies.

Kolo said: ”In Nigeria, there is disconnect between what the universities are doing in the area of research and what development agencies are doing. Government is supposed to build on what the university researchers have done, but that is not the case. The fact is ... Read more »

Views: 541 | Added by: ExcedNetwork | Date: 09-May-2013 | Comments (0)

The Minister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i, has announced the allocation of N25 billion as Special High Impact Project fund for tertiary institutions for 2012.

She made the announcement recently at the opening of the Annual Strategic Planning Workshop, organised by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), for Vice-Chancellors, Rectors, Provosts and other principal officers of federal and state universities, polytechnics and colleges of education, held at the National Universities Commission (NUC), Abuja.

Professor Rufa’i disclosed that 12 institutions had been selected for the 4th Phase of the special intervention on the principle of one university and one polytechnic or college of education per geo-political zone. Each university is allocated the sum of N3billion, while Polytechnics and Colleges of Education receive N1billion each. The funds, she said, shall be used for program ... Read more »
Views: 598 | Added by: ExcedNetwork | Date: 27-September-2012 | Comments (0)

The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, was established to implement and monitor the federel government basic education programme.. To facilitate the programmes in the states UBEC boards were established in each state in Nigeria.

The law requires that intervention funds are sent directly to the SUBEBs to implement projects in primary and secondary schools.Recently the minister of state for education Nyesom Wike had cause to doubt the commitment of some SUBEBs to faithfully implement the pragramme in their states. DAVID AUDU reports on the minister’s frustration.

THE Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike has accused State Universal Basic Education Board Chairmen for the slow rate of implementation of the federal government Basic Education programme across the country.

Wike who lamented that w ... Read more »

Views: 545 | Added by: ExcedNetwork | Date: 27-September-2012 | Comments (0)

Nigerian and indigene of Sokoto State, Muftahu Jibrin Salihu Goronyo from Goronyo Local Government Area has emerged the first African to graduate with a first class in Master of Educational Leadership and Management of the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, but based in Malaysia.

Accordingly, Goronyo’s academic excellence fetched him two separate offers from different universities, including an automatic admission and scholarship by his university to undergo a three-year Ph.D programme between 2012 and 2015.

A congratulatory letter signed by Jim Campbell, Senior Media Co-ordinator of the university stated: "Firstly I can say a big congratulations on your upcoming – You should be very proud of this achievement. Besides bagging a first class degree, you are the only ... Read more »

Views: 576 | Added by: ExcedNetwork | Date: 27-September-2012 | Comments (0)

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the purchase of 16 million textbooks and library resources materials for distribution to all public primary schools and Junior Secondary Schools across the country.

The Minister of State for Education, Mr. Ezenwo Wike, stated this in Abuja while briefing State House Correspondents on the outcome of the weekly FEC meeting which was presided over by Vice-President Namadi Sambo.

He said the textbooks would be for core subjects in English Language, Mathematics, Basic Science and Technology and Social Studies for primaries three, four, five and six.

He said the library resources materials would be distributed to all Junior Secondary Schools across the country. ... Read more »

Views: 585 | Added by: ExcedNetwork | Date: 27-September-2012 | Comments (0)

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