Rising unemployment: Why tertiary education should be skills-based

February 11, 2022 Admin III 0

After secondary school, many Nigerians seek tertiary education either in the university, polytechnic or college of education. With the ever-increasing unemployment rate it has become imperative for policy formulators to consider including skills acquisition in the nation’s school curriculums; PAUL OKAH writes. Nigerian graduates these days often regret ‘wasting’ their time in school after all since they often find it Read More

Minister, urges ERC, tertiary institutions to strengthen relationship

February 1, 2022 Binta Shama 0

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has called on the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) and Vice Chancellors of Universities to develop an excellent working relationship through the Energy Research Centres, to promote Research and Innovation for sustainable Economic Development in the country. The Minister said this, during the meeting with the Vice Chancellors of Host Universities of Read More

Language centre to unveil Gbagyi language orthography

October 13, 2021 Admin III 0

The Centre for Gbagyi Language Development (CGLD) in collaboration with the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERD) has concluded plans on the harmonised version of Standard Gbagyi Language Orthography to be thought in schools. Chairman of the Centre, Arc Andrew Gaza, disclosed this to Blueprint, Tuesday shortly after declaring open the Gbagyi language orthography writing, critique 6-days editing workshop Read More

NIAS set to bridge gaps of inadequate science graduates

October 4, 2021 John Oba 0

The National Institute for Animal Science (NIAS) has embarked on moves to bridge the gap of inadequate graduates for livestock management in the country. The Registrar of NIAS Professor Eustace Iyayi during a Validation of National Occupational Standard (NOS) for Poultry and Feed Mill Industry, lamented that the annual student admission and retention into tertiary institutions is inadequate. He said Read More

Chronicling Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic Sokoto

October 4, 2021 Mohammed Mustapha 0

Education has been globally defined as the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university. Simply, it is the process of imparting all forms of knowledg, formal, non-formal and other forms. This is the more reason governments world over strive to adequately fund education at all levels. As often said, education is the best legacy to Read More

Sexual harassment: NGO signs MOU with Nasarawa varsity

September 9, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

Nasarawa State University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a female rights non-governmental organisation known as Gender Mobile Initiative Against Sexual Harassment to aggressively tackle cases of sex- for-marks and other forms of intimidation suffered by female students at the nation’s tertiary institutions. The ceremony, which was presided over by Vice Chancellor, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed, and witnessed Read More

Job creation: NDE engages 2,572 unemployed graduates under GAP scheme

September 7, 2021 Admin III 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has recruited and deployed a total of 2,572 unemployed graduates of tertiary institutions across the country with various corporate oganisations under its transient job creation scheme. NDE’s Head of Information and Public Relations Edmund Onwuliri disclosed this in a statement Monday in Abuja. He said the scheme known as Graduate Attachment Programme (GAP) is Read More

On Auwal Jatau’s scholarship scheme

September 6, 2021 Admin III 0

The former Governor of Oklahoma of the USA, Brad Henry, once said,” No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. An educated workforce is the foundation of every community and the future of every economy”. Mustapha Baba Azare, Alkali Musa Street, Azare, Bauchi state [email protected] 08149712150

Author tasks FG, Nigerians on use of STI to drive economy

September 6, 2021 Binta Shama 0

Nigeria as country cannot survive without the production of modern technologies, industrial goods, including capital and processed, to drive its economy, author and researcher, Dr Felix Oragwu has said. Dr Oragwu stated this Thursday during the launching of his book entitled ‘Technology and Wealth of Nations’ in Abuja, saying science and technological innovations must drive nation’s economy for Nigeria to Read More

Leaving office a failure is not an option, Mr President!

August 27, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In the confines of the Presidential Villa, during a recent meeting of the National Council on Security, one of the many security meetings called at his instance, President Muhammadu Buhari told heads of security agencies that they must address the alarming insecurity situation in the country because he is not prepared to exit office as a failure. To underscore his Read More

Breaking: Kaduna govt evacuates ‘trapped’ students from Jos

August 26, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna State Scholarship and Loans Board said it has evacuated 87 students of the state origin studying in University of Jos and other tertiary institutions in Plateau state, following the recent crises in the state.  The Executive Secretary of the Board, Malam Hassan Rilwan disclosed in a statement made available to Blueprint on Thursday.  According to the Executive Secretary, Read More

Ganduje, Nigeria’s unity and integration

August 23, 2021 Muhammad Garba 0

When in March, this year, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader and former Lagos state governor chose Kano for the 12th Bola Ahmed Tinubu Colloquium to celebrate his 69th birthday in the ancient and progressive city of Kano, Asiwaju purposely demonstrated not only the unity and oneness of Nigeria, but also identified with Governor Abudullahi Umar Ganduje, whom he Read More

Only women have passion to ensure education policies’re implemented – FRANCES OKEREAFOR NOSIKE

August 13, 2021 Admin III 0

Frances Okereafor Nosike is a psychologist and women’s rights activist. In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she speaks on President Muhammadu Buhari’s pledge to increase the national budget for education as well as the need for more attention to be paid girl-child education. What’s your background and how did you become an activist? I am the Founder and National President Read More

IDY: Youths are sweeping game-chargers

August 12, 2021 Admin III 0

International Youth Day is observed annually on 12 August worldwide with the aim of bringing the challenges of youth around the world to the attention of the global authorities so as to save their bacon to fulfill their potential and play their vital role in their nation-building. The theme of this year is “Transforming food systems: Youth Innovation for Human Read More

Secession: Africa ‘ll lose respect if Nigeria breaks – Ganduje

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has warned that the continent of Africa will lose it respect to the world if the Nigeria cease to exist as a Nation. Ganduje, however, called on seccessionits agitators to stop immediately and give dialogue a chance. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the second public lecture series organised by the APC Press Corps Read More

Yobe state education and Fika Old Students Association

August 3, 2021 Admin III 0

Yobe state had its own bitter taste of the Boko Haram insurgency, which destroyed many schools across the state. According to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, more than 1, 500 primary and secondary schools in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states had been destroyed and over 2, 295 teachers had been killed by the Boko Haram insurgents since 2014. It Read More

Borrowing: Don’t mortgage future of unborn Nigerians, SSASGOC tells Buhari

July 13, 2021 Moses John 0

The Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASGOC) has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari against heavy external borrowing in the country. At the end of its Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Abuja Monday, the association urged the president to ensure the government harnessed the country’s abandoned resources instead of mortgaging the future of Nigerians with external Read More

Building a new Nigeria: Imperatives for shared prosperity

July 11, 2021 Akinwumi A. Adesina 0

Being a convocation lecture delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group American University of Nigeria July 10, 2021 Good morning everyone! A very happy morning to you the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021! Today is your big day. A day of joy, for you and your families, your lecturers and the University. I wish Read More

Senate upgrades Maritime Academy to University

July 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday passed a bill to upgrade the Maritime Academy, Oron in Akwa-Ibom state into a full-fledged University of Maritime Studies. Also passed was a bill to establish the Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Ogoja, Cross River state. Both bills were passed by the upper chamber after the presentation and consideration of two separate reports by the Committee Read More

Senate passes bills for Otukpo health sciences varsity, Suleja ICT institute

June 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday passed a bill to establish the Federal University of Health Sciences Otukpo, Benue state. Also passed was a bill for the establishment of the Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Suleja. The passage of both bills followed consideration of two separate reports by the Committees on Health (Secondary and Tertiary), and Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND. Chairman of Read More

Breaking: Police confirm student shot dead during Kaduna protest as NANS threatens massive action

The Kaduna state Police Command has confirmed the killing of a student of College of Education Gidan Waya, Kafanchan by security operatives during a protest by the students over the hike in tuition fees by the state government. This is just as the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) gave Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state 21 days to pacify Read More

Withdraw VIPs’ police to secure campuses, students urge IGP

June 28, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The newly elected national president of the National Association of University Students (NAUS), Comrade Ijegalu Felix, Sunday, called on the Inspection General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, to withdraw police personnel attached to VIPs across the country. He said the personnel should be redeployed to various institutions of learning to protect students. Felix stated this in his maiden press Read More

Students’ protest: Rector lauds Sule for reopening Nasarawa poly

June 26, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

Rector, Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic Lafia, Dr.Justina Anjide Kotso, Friday, commended the Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, for reopening the institution after its three months old suspension of academic activities following the students protest that led to destruction and vandalisation of the school properties. She gave the commendation during a meeting of the co-heads of Nasarawa state-owned tertiary institutions who paid her solidarity visit at the Read More