NBTE to restructure technical, vocational education in Nigeria

NBTE to restructure technical, vocational education in Nigeria

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The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has disclosed its readiness to restructure technical and vocational education in Nigeria. It said this will tackle issues that are negatively affecting the standard of such training. The board’s Executive Secretary, Dr Masa’udu Kazaure, gave…

ATBU VC laments inability to employ 3rd Class graduate who built drones

ATBU VC laments inability to employ 3rd Class graduate who built drones

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The Vice Chancellor of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, Saminu Ibrahim  has lamented the inability of his university to employ an alumnus of the school who had been able to build drones despite making a Third Class. Professor Ibrahim said this…

Federal University Dutse gets NUC approval for PhD, 30 new programmes

Federal University Dutse gets NUC approval for PhD, 30 new programmes

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The Federal University Dutse (FUD) has secured approval from the National Universities Commission (NUC) to commence PhD programmes in seven courses from the 2018/2019 academic session. These are among the 37 new programmes that got the nod of the university regulatory body….

Say no to drugs, cultism, Ambode’s wife urges LASU students

Say no to drugs, cultism, Ambode’s wife urges LASU students

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The Lagos State governor’s wife, Bolanle Ambode has urged Lagos State University (LASU) students to shun cultism and drugs abuse and other career-ruining vices. According to her, no amount of peer pressure, emotional challenges or psychological issues could justify the indulgence. Mrs…

Sexual harassment: NUC charges universities to name and shame perpetrators

Sexual harassment: NUC charges universities to name and shame perpetrators

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The National Universities Commission (NUC) has charged the management of Nigerian universities to name and shame perpetrators of sexual harassment in their respective institutions. This call came from the NUC Executive Secretary, Abubakar Rasheed at the 33rd annual conference of the Association…

LAUTECH gets full accreditation for 24 courses despite poor government funding

LAUTECH gets full accreditation for 24 courses despite poor government funding

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Students at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) may now heave a sigh of relief even as their school remains shut as the National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted full accreditation to 24 of the 29 courses for which that was sought….

Candidates’ UTME performance statistics (2015-2018)

Candidates’ UTME performance statistics (2015-2018)

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Over 70% of candidates who wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in four years scored below 200 despite the desire of a majority of them to study highly competitive courses that require more than that. This is deduced from the statistics of…

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