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Sokoto Polytechnic offers courses in mechatronics, others

Danjuma James, Sokoto Sokoto government-owned Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic has been granted approval by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to begin National Diploma programs in Building Technology and Civil Technology/Institutional Administration. Disclosing this in an interview in Sokoto, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Professor Aminu Ibrahim, said the …

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Former Head of State says Nigeria will benefit from Pamo University of Medical Sciences

Former Nigerian Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar has declared that the establishment of Pamo University of Medical Sciences will help the country conserve foreign exchange as highly trained medical doctors will be educated locally. Abubakar, who is the Chairman of the Governing Council and Board of Trustees of Pamo …

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How federal universities are covering up corruption, sexual harassment – SERAP

A new report by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has revealed how “most allegations of corruption in federal universities such as unfair allocation of grades; contract inflation, truncation of staff’s salary on the pay roll; employment of unqualified staff; Senator Dino Melaye’s certificate scandal saga; examination malpractices; sexual harassment; …

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Covenant University emerges first place winner in CFA Institute Research competition

By Raji Rasak Covenant University has emerged the first place winner in Nigeria’s stage of global CFA Institute Research competition. Covenant University beat University of Lagos and Obafemi Awolowo University which emerged second and third place winners, respectively, in the competition held in Lagos on Saturday. Eight universities took part …

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Mixed reactions trail renaming of Varsity after Ekwueme; Petty traders make brisk businesses at burial of late statesman

The Federal Government has renamed Federal University, Ndufu Alike, in Ebonyi after the late former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo announced this on Friday during the funeral service for the deceased at St. John the Divine Anglican Church, Oko, in Orumba North Local Government Area of …

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Admission in Nigeria’s first private Medical University, PAMO, continues

PAMO University of Medical Sciences (PUMS), Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has invited all eligible candidates for screening into its first batch of undergraduate admission. PUMS’ 2017/2018 academic calendar will commence with various undergraduate degree programmes in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences and Faculty of Clinical Sciences. For the Faculty …

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Bayelsa Government implements University Autonomy …Hands over mega agricultural assets to NDU

The Bayelsa State Government on Wednesday announced the transfer of two of its mega agricultural assets, the Bayelsa Palm Estate and School-to-Land to the Niger Delta University, NDU. A press statement signed by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Francis OTTAH Agbo noted that Governor Seriake Dickson made the announcement on …

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