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JUST IN: 30,000 successfully registered for student loan – NELFund

A total of 30,000 students have successfully registered for the student loan scheme. Similarly, over 60,000 individuals have registered on the website of the fund. The Managing Director of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund, Akintunde Sawyerr, made this known in a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday. On June 12, 2023, Tinubu signed the Access […]

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State varsities’ students to benefit from FG’s loan scheme

The website of the student loan fund has received over 60,000 visitors since its launch, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund, Akintunde Sawyerr, made this known during an ongoing press briefing in Abuja on Thursday. Sawyerr also noted that over 90% of federal institutions have submitted the list of students, noting that

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Ajayi Crowther varsity to subject students, staff to drug tests – Alumni

Ajayi Crowther University has decided to subject students, porters, and security personnel to mandatory drug tests, according to a report from the institution’s alumni executive. This is coming in the wake of the death of a student who was said to have been beaten to death by some of his colleagues. It was reported that

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10 facts about Alaafin of Ọ̀yọ

The Alaafin of Ọ̀yọ́ is a revered figure, embodying both traditional authority and cultural significance within the Yoruba community. As the paramount ruler, the Alaafin holds immense power and responsibility, serving as the custodian of tradition, the arbiter of justice, and the protector of his people. With a regal presence and dignified demeanour, the Alaafin

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Oro Festival forces NCEE in Ikorodu to make center change

National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2024, in Ikorodu, has been rescheduled for several centers due to the Oro Festival. The adjustments are made to ensure the smooth administration of the exam and to facilitate easier movement for candidates and their families. Candidates initially posted to United Senior High School (20028)

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Food Security: Olori Atuwatse takes sustainable farming campaigns to Secondary Schools

The wife of Olu of Warri, Olori Atuwatse III, has renewed the call to bring back school farming into the curriculum of Secondary schools in the country, as a way of encouraging the young ones to take to farming early enough as an alternative means of self sustenance. Making the call at the flagged off

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Empowering Girls through Menstrual Hygiene Education, VARSH, Teachers educate students

Menstrual Hygiene Week is a global initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the significance of proper menstrual hygiene management. Celebrated May 8 annually, it serves as a platform to break the stigma around menstruation and promote good menstrual health. The day advocates for better access to menstrual products, education, and sanitation facilities, ensuring women and

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40 directors fail permanent secretary qualifying exam

A substantial number of directors, totaling no fewer than 40, have failed to pass the qualifying examination required for appointment to the position of permanent secretaries, according to information obtained by Edugist. A total of 92 directors were listed to sit the examination which took place on May 27, 2024. While 40 directors scored below

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AfDB urges private sector investment in African higher education

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and education experts have called for increased private sector involvement in financing tertiary education across Africa, emphasising the importance of enhancing skills among the continent’s youth. The appeal was made during the ongoing Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the AfDB and a high-level dialogue held in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday.

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UBEC introduces new accounting manual, sanction regime to curb infractions

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has rolled out a newly revised Accounting Manual and a stringent sanction regime aimed at enhancing financial accountability within the basic education sector. Hamid Bobboyi, the Executive Secretary of UBEC, announced the implementation of these measures during a six-day training session held in Abuja. The training, attended by accountants

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MultiChoice advocates for educational development to boost talent in African entertainment

In commemoration of the 2024 Africa Day, MultiChoice has underscored the crucial role of education in nurturing and sustaining talents within the African entertainment industry. Speaking on the occasion, MultiChoice emphasised the continent’s vast but untapped potential, stressing the need for organizations to address Africa’s educational challenges. This, they argue, will ensure that students acquire

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