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

Letter to graduating students

June 9, 2021 Admin III 0

he most joyful moment students had during school life is the day of graduation; the day each of them will be thinking of becoming an important personality in his/her society. They graduate with fresh minds and brains full of knowledge and wisdom whereby everyone is desperate to help his/her communities in one way or the other. Unfortunately, expectations change due Read More

Breaking: Senate passes Bill to end HND/BSc dichotomy

June 2, 2021 Admin III 0

The Senate has passed a bill that prohibits employers in the country from discriminating between first degree and Higher National Diploma (HND) holders. The passage of the bill followed the consideration of a report by the Joint Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters; and Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.  Chairman of the Joint Committee, Ibrahim Shekarau (APC, Kano Central), said, Read More

AMAC asks indigent students to collect scholarship forms

May 28, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

The management of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), under the Council’s Scholarship Scheme, has called on indigent students of AMAC studying in various tertiary institutions across the country to collect their 2021 AMAC scholarship application forms. According to a statement issued by the head of public relations, Mrs. Patience Olaleye, in Abuja on Friday, the date of the collection is Read More

Maintaining academic standards in schools

May 24, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Over the years, the nation’s educational system has come under focus in terms of maintaining, promoting, and protecting academic standards. This effort is given the desired attention because any educational institution that is bereft of necessary standards and quality can be said to have outlived its usefulness. This is the bone of contention of discussants while reviewing the state of Read More

Re: Re-setting button of Nigeria football administration

May 7, 2021 Sani Abdullahi 0

In a democracy, freedom of expression remains a cardinal pillar, especially when done with the best of intentions, to enhance public good and overriding national interest. In the exercise of this inalienable right, those who pontificate on issues of significance should be seen to be truly patriotic on the ideas they sell to fellow citizens. This is not the case Read More

May Day: Prioritise security, workers welfare, NAAT tells FG

May 1, 2021 Moses John 0

The National President of National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has urged the federal government to give priority to welfare of workers as well as the rising security situation in the country. President of NAAT, Comrade Ibeji Nwokoma, in his May Day message to the workers said this year’s celebration was very important to Nigeria workers as it reflect on Read More

Yobe: NDE trains 34 indigenes on environmental beautification

April 30, 2021 Admin III 0

In its quest to create jobs for graduates and non-graduates as well as a recovery process for victims of Boko Haram insurgency, the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has flagged-off Environmental Beautification Training Scheme (EBTS) for 34 Yobe indigenes across the 17 Local government councils. Flagging off the training in Damaturu the state capital, the Director General of the NDE Read More

NOUN visitation panel urges cooperation at maiden sitting

April 27, 2021 Admin III 0

The Presidential Visitation Panel set up for the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) began its maiden sitting at the permanent site of the university on Monday in Abuja. Chairman of the panel, Alhaji Isa Bello Sali, a former head of service of the federation said during its maiden meeting that it was in line with the mandate given to Read More

Ogun monarchs back Border Institute Bill, storm Senate

April 26, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Frontline traditional rulers from border towns in Ogun state stormed the Senate Monday to throw their weight behind Border Institute Bill, sponsored by Senator Tolu Odebiyi (APC Ogun West). The bill sponsored by Odebiyi seeks for the establishment of the National Institute for Border Studies in Imeko, Ogun West senatorial district. The institute as stated in the bill, is proposed Read More

NNMA, TETFund partner on projects, research devt

April 23, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

The Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA) has entered into partnership with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) to initiate projects and research programmes that would benefit universities and other tertiary institutions in the country. This was contained in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was reached during a meeting with the chairman, Governing Board of the NNMA, Prof. Shekarau Yakubu Read More

Impact of peer group in higher institutions

March 28, 2021 Admin III 0

The academic environment taught us a broad alliance of individuals connected from different social, cultural, economic, and ethnic backgrounds formed together as an emergent group. However, the system provides a student as a socialization agent that explored him to a different world which in turn, influences him to conform to the laid norms and values of the institution which if Read More

Higher institutions’ poor performance could rubbish TETFund’s mandate – Bogoro

March 22, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has charged the 226 public tertiary institutions that are statutory beneficiaries of its interventions in the country to inculcate efficient service delivery to ensure that they compete with the best across the globe. The Fund warned that its capacity to achieve results in accordance with its mandate was being threatened by beneficiary institutions that Read More

Expectations as Shaba emerges NASRDA DG

March 19, 2021 Aminu Gandhi 0

On February 25, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari nominated Dr Ahmad Halilu Shaba as the substantive Director- General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA). The nomination letter was read at Plenary on March 2, 2021 by the Senate President, Senator (Dr) Ahmad Lawan for confirmation by the Senate. The nomination of Dr Ahmad Halilu Shaba by the President Read More

ASUP threatens strike over unresolved issues with FG, states

March 19, 2021 Admin III 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has threatened to embark on a strike from April 6, over what it described as “unresolved issues” with the federal government and some states. ASUP gave the notice in a communiqué at the end of its 99th National Executive Council meeting on Friday, in Katsina. In the communiqué, signed by its president, Mr. Read More

NSE encourages students to apply for engineering courses

March 8, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Worried by the scarcity of engineers in the nation, the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has advised science students to study engineering courses in tertiary institutions. Bauchi state chairman of the society, Engineer Abdulmalik Maleka, gave the advice while addressing journalists during the commemoration of the World Engineering Day 2021 in the state. Maleka said as part of measures to Read More

ABU alumni honours El-Rufa’i, Emir Bamalli

February 27, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, Zaria 0

The Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria alumni has honoured Kaduna state Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufa’i, and Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli with award of excellence during its 14th Annual General Assembly (AGA) Lecture held at Kongo Conference Hotel, Zaria on Friday. Blueprint reports that the Lecture was preparatory to the association’s AGA during which election of new officials will Read More

IPAC decries low performance of Cross River

February 22, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Cross River state has expressed worry over the performance of the political class. Consequently, it charged them to wake up from slumber and give the people expected representation and leadership. The Council said, “Immediately after election, over 80 percent of our representatives from the local government chairmen, state and National Assembly members and Read More

Federal Road Safety Corps at 33

February 22, 2021 Admin III 0

Last Wednesday, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) might not have rolled out the drums to celebrate the 33rd year of its creation due to the challenges thrown up by the Covid-19 pandemic among other reasons. Nevertheless, the Corps deserves more than a passing comment for attaining the landmark. Established in February 1988 through the instrumentality of Decree 45 as Read More

FG hands over 1.23km roads to Oko Poly

February 17, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Oko in Anambra state, Dr Francisca Unoma Nwafulugo, has commended the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola for the 1.23 kilometer roads constructed in the institution. The rector stated that the project would impact the quality of education and the learning environment at the institution. The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing is Read More

International organisation trains Nigerians on entrepreneurship

February 17, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

A German organisation, Gesellschaft Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) SIDEN, has trained secondary school students on different skills in order to curb youth unemployment. Addressing journalists Tuesday in Abuja, Entrepreneurship and Job Creation Advisor for GIZ-SEDIN, Mr Babafemi Oyediran, said the organisation was working with experts to ensure that Nigerian youth become employers of labour instead of depending on nonexistent white collar Read More

Proliferation of varsities: Whither education standard?

February 12, 2021 Admin III 0

In this report, PAUL OKAH takes a look at the recent creation of 20 private universities by the federal government against the backdrop of the perennial strikes by university workers and decaying infrastructure in the education sector. Over the years, the standard of education has been a major concern to authorities in the education sector. The nation’s graduates are said Read More

Breakdown in social contract leading to increased crimes in Nigeria – Ihua

January 22, 2021 Binta Shama 0

Executive Director Africa Polling Institute (API) Professor Bell Ihua discusses with Blueprint reasons highly skilled Nigerians out-number the unemployed in the search for greener pasture abroad, as well the citizens’ perception of the COVID-19 pandemic among others. BINTA SHAMA reports. Let me congratulate you on your recent appointment as a professor sometime last year. What does this connote?   First, I want Read More