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EDUCATION MINISTER BACKS JAMB ON CUT-OFF MARKS, ORDERS PUBLICITY OF UNUTILIZED ADMISSION SLOTS IN VARSITIES .
Appointment of Chief Executives of Parastatals and Agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education.
OUTCOME OF THE INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE INTO THE ALLEGATION OF SEXUAL MOLESTATION AND COVER UP BY THE MANAGEMENT OF QUEEN’S COLLEGE, LAGOS.
THE REPORT OF THE ZONAL ORIENTATION AND TECHNICAL MEETING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FAMILY LIFE HIV&AIDS EDUCATION (FLHE) IN FEDERAL UNITY COLLEGES HELD IN ABUJA BETWEEN 7TH -29TH SEPTEMBER, 2015.
REPORT ON THE 2015 WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY (WTD) CELEBRATION HOSTED BY THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION HELD AT THE EAGLES’ SQUARE, CENTRAL DISTRICT AREA, ABUJA ON 5TH OCTOBER, 2015
PROF. ANWUKAH RECIEVES OFFICIALS OF THE ICT UNIVERSITY, USA The Honourable Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah has reiterated the commitment of the Ministry to support e-learning in all our tertiary institutions in line with global trends. The Minister said this while receiving top officials of the ICT University, Batun Ronge, USA in his office on Thursday 24th March, 2016. Earlier in his remarks, the President, Board of Trustees, ICT University, Prof. Victor Mbarika, said his school is an organization that promotes ICT education globally. Prof. Mbarika asserts that they offer learning throughout the year for students, teachers, school administrators etc. He also told the Minister that his school has agreements with publishers to create e-learning platforms for eager learners as part of their plans to make e-learning more accessible to all groups. Abubakar .N Adams AD (Press)
BUHARI URGES UNIVERSITIES TO KEY IN TO THE WAVE OF CHANGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY
President Muhammadu Buhari has charged Universities to “avoid any corrupt tendencies and focus on their mission of impacting sound knowledge and conduct of researches”.
The President said this in his speech at the formal investiture ceremony of the Obi of Onitsha, His Majesty Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe as the 7th Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Represented by Prof. Anthony Anwukah, the Minister of State for Education, President Buhari observed that the event was “an important moment of celebration and a moment that invokes the glories of the past and points to the possibilities of a great future”. While extolling the sterling qualities of the new Chancellor, President Buhari also congratulated the new administration and the newly elected university’s Alumni Association on the auspicious moment, and urged them to doing their best to keep the flag of the university flying.
In spite of the present security challenges in the country, President Buhari urged the university to “fully and truly imbibe the culture of peace, harmony and tranquility which are key elements needed in a scholarly environment”.
In his address, the new Chancellor, Obi Achebe thanked the Federal Government for deeming him worthy to be chancellor of this “great citadel of education and learning founded by and named after one of the three founding fathers of modern Nigeria, His Excellency, the Right Honourable, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto”.
As part of the programme of events, a multi-user Laboratories project, built by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited in collaboration with the University, was commissioned by the representative of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State
FG sends more BEA scholars to Russia, Algeria
The Federal Government has sent another set of 78 Nigerian scholars to Russia and Algeria to pursue their undergraduate and post-graduate degrees under the 2015/2016 Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA).
Speaking during departure briefing/orientation for the scholars in Abuja on 23rd November, 2015, the Honourable Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Gozie Anwuka, restated this present administration’s commitment to the education of young Nigerians.
The Minister commended the two countries for their support to the Government of Nigeria in the development of the Education sector. He noted that Nigeria has enjoyed good bilateral relationship with the two countries, especially in the area of education. “This event has provided us with opportunity to celebrate our friendship with these nations,” he said.
He urged the scholars to made good use of the opportunity the award provided and to be good ambassadors of Nigeria, stressing that there is no provision for extension of the programme for any reason.
Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, said that the Scholarship award is another effort of government to increase access to higher education for the teeming youth.
She expressed appreciation to the two countries, saying that Russia and Algeria have not only been consistent in giving the award but gradually increased the number offered.
The Permanent Secretary counselled the scholars to be of good behaviour and be patriotic enough to return to Nigeria on completion of their programmes to contribute their quota to national development.
In a welcome address, Director, Federal Scholarship Board, Ms Ifeoma Agunwa gave a brief of the processes that culminated to the final selection of the scholars. She expressed appreciation to the Federal Government and the authorities of the Ministry in particular, for providing the enabling environment for the Board
1.R-L: Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Gozie Anwuka, PSE, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan and Director, Tertiary Education, Mrs. Hindatu Abdullah during the event
2. Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Gozie Anwuka, presenting certificate of award of scholarship to one of the successful candidates of the 2015/2016 Scholarship Award under the Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA)
3. R-L: Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, Registrar, JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde and ES, NCCE, Prof. Monday Joshua, during the NCCE Silver Jubilee anniversary held in Abuja recently.
4. Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, presenting certificate of award of scholarship to one of the successful candidates of the 2015/2016 Scholarship under the Bilateral education Agreement (BEA) on 23rd November, 2015