Category: Education

Minister of State for Education says Schools Will Not Reopen on June 8

During the Task Force briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, said that the Federal Government is considering sectionalising classes for primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions in the country ahead of the reopening of schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. He also debunked reports that schools are set to reopen […]

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Coronavirus: Lagos Govt Speaks On Reopening Schools

The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led government in Lagos State on Tuesday noted that the state does not have the authority to unilaterally order the reopening of schools in the state. The Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo, stated this during an online programme, ‘Covinspiration show,’ moderated by a United Nations (UN) Youth Ambassador, Dayo Israel in […]

Buhari appoints Professor Godswill Obioma as new NECO Registrar

Professor Godswill Obioma has been appointed as the new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO) by President Buhari. Prof. Obioma who was Ebonyi State Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, officially took over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar Mallam Abubakar Gana on Friday, […]

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Buhari sacks Professor Uwakwe as NECO registrar, four others dismissed

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sack of Prof Charles Uwakwe as the registrar and chief executive officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO). The NECO registrar who has been suspended since 2018 following a probe of allegations of unsatisfactory conduct against him with one involving the mismanagement of N25 billion, was dismissed alongside four […]

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Breaking: President Buhari Sacks NECO Registrar, 4 Other Top Staff For Fraud

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday terminated the appointment of Charles Uwakwe as the registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO) and four other management staff for various offences. Naija News reports that the  President sacked the NECO registrar and four other top staff after a panel investigating allegations of misconduct against them while they were […]

IPPIS: FG Explains Why It Reduced Lecturers Salaries

Following complaints by different lecturers that the salaries they have been receiving, since the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), is lower than their initial pay, the Federal Government have explained why. Recall that the lecturers complained about not receiving full salaries in February, March and April, demanding explanations. A statement […]

Presidency Speaks On Reopening Schools To Take Exams

President Muhammadu Buhari‘s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, has again reiterated on federal government’s stand on school resumption following the gradual relaxation of the lockdown ordered by the president on Monday during his speech on COVID-19. Naija News reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the conditional and phased relaxation of the lockdown imposed on Abuja, Lagos […]

WAEC Denies Canceling 2020 WASSCE

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has denied cancelling the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates in 2020. In a statement to newsmen, WAEC’s Head of National Office (HNO) Mr. Patrick Areghan, also denied reports that the council was refunding N22,500 to candidates for cancelling the examination. Areghan said the examination was […]

FG postpones 2020 WAEC and NECO exams indefinitely

The Nigerian Government has announced that this year’s Senior School Certificate Examination organised by the West African Examinations Council and National Examinations Council will be postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak. According to Emeka Nwajubu, Minister of State for Education, government has made provisions for students to learn online. He said, “WAEC and NECO for the […]

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Coronavirus: We Are Monitoring The Situation – NECO Speaks On Plans To Shift Exams

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has disclosed that no definite decision has been taken yet on postponing the Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) and the Basic Education Common Entrance Examination (BECE). NECO Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Alhaji Azeez Sani, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Minna, Niger State, […]

JAMB Arrests 149 Candidates For UTME Malpractices

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has released information about 149 candidates arrested for malpractices during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) The malpractices committed includes attempt to cheat, forceful entrance, tampering with examination documents, examination by proxy, smuggling of mobile phones into the examination halls among others. According to the board Imo, Anambra […]

Coronavirus: WAEC has postponed West African Senior School Certificate Examination

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Nigeria has postponed the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates, 2020, until further notice. It was earlier scheduled to commence on April 6, 2020. A statement released by the council’s Head of National Office in Nigeria, Patrick Areghan, on Friday March […]

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