Tag: Nigerian Universities

Ranking disqualifies Nigerian universities graduates from UK new visa opportunity

The United Kingdom is set to begin issuance of a new visa that allows holders of first degrees, masters, and doctorates to travel to the country and work in fields such as science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship by May 30. According to the eligibility criteria, applicants must be a graduate[Read More…]

Buhari challenge Nigerian Universities to develop COVID-19 Vaccine

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Nigerian universities to intensify their research to develop a COVID-19 vaccine to tackle the dreaded virus afflicting the country. The President, represented by the Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, gave the challenge at the 5th and 6th combined convocation of the Federal[Read More…]

Top 10 Public Universities in Nigeria

By Akindele Olalekan Nigeria is home to some of the  best  Universities on the continent and some of her Public schools have been ranked very high worldwide. Here is a list of the top ten Public Universities in Nigeria. 1. University of Lagos Sitting on top of this list is[Read More…]

3 Months Into Academic Session, UNN 100L Students Forced To Change Courses

Kenneth Igwe (name has been changed) is a lucky young man in many respects. Like thousands of other hopefuls who try to get into the prestigious Law program at the University of Nigeria (Enugu Campus) every year, he filled his preferred institution and degree program on his JAMB form and[Read More…]

President Buhari wants Nigerian universities to generate internal revenue

President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked universities in the country on the need for them to increase their internally generated revenue (IGR) to enhance sustainable education. Buhari stated this during the 44th convocation ceremony of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, on Saturday. The president, who was represented by the Deputy[Read More…]

Why ASUU Declared Indefinite Nationwide Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that it will on Monday decide if it will begin an indefinite strike. A memo dated August 12, 2017, purportedly from the union, had circulated on social media claiming they would embark on an indefinite strike beginning Sunday, August 13, 2017.[Read More…]

“We Must Be Fair To All” – JAMB Denies Imposing Candidates On Universities

The Registrar of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, on Friday, said it was untrue that the board was imposing candidates on universities for admission. Oloyede told journalists in Benin, Edo, during his visit to JAMB’s zonal office that the board had resolved all issues of admission[Read More…]

Obafemi Awolowo University Resumes Wednesday After Two Months Strike

The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife have asked students of the institution to resume next Wednesday. The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr Biodun Olarewaju, confirmed this in a press statement on Thursday. The announcement came two months after activities on OAU campus were halted by members of[Read More…]

Nigerian Government Scraps Post-UTME As Pre-Condition To Gain Admission, Pegs Cut-off Mark At 180

Federal Government has scrapped post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, as a pre-condition to gaining admission into universities in the country. The government and stakeholders in education sector also pegged 180 as benchmark for 2016 admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education to improve quality of education in Nigeria. ?[Read More…]

Medical Students To Spend 11 Years In Nigerian Universities

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has declared that medical students in Nigerian universities will spend 11 years before getting an MBBS degree. This declaration was made by the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Professor Julius A. Okojie, on Monday in a lecture titled, ‘Development of Medical Education: Prospects and Challenges,’[Read More…]