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Nigerian universities admit less than half their capacity – JAMB

Nigerian public universities

BY ABDULWASIU HASSAN Most Federal Universities across Nigeria admit less than half of their carrying capacity amidst complaints that majority of eligible secondary school leavers don’t have access to university education, Registrar, Joint Admissions and matriculations Board, Professor ‘Dibu Ojerinde, has said. Professor Ojerinde, who said this while briefing newsmen on Tuesday on the board’s preparation for this month’s Unified ... Read More »

Brazil’s universities take affirmative action

Antonio Oliveira

By Julia Carneiro Twenty-four-year-old Antonio Oliveira was born into a poor, mixed race family in the state of Maranhao in north-east Brazil. As a teenager he had to balance his time between school and helping his parents harvest vegetables to sell at a farmer’s market, and doing other small jobs to scrape by. Until recently, he says the only prospects ... Read More »

FG justifies establishment of new federal universities

Federal University

The Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, said the establishment of 12 new federal universities by President Goodluck Jonathan was a welcome development. Maku said this when the National Good Governance Tour (NGGT) visited the Federal University, Otuoke, in Bayelsa State. He noted that Nigerians were hungry for learning, and the government should create an opportunity for future leaders. “Nigerians ... Read More »

Nigeria: Federal govt. gives N31.5 bn to new universities

The Federal Government said it had so far allocated N31.5 billion for the nine newly established universities in the country. The Minister of Education, Prof. Ruquayyatu Rufai, disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists in Dutse. Rufai, who was in Dutse to attend the matriculation of 205 pioneer students of the Federal University, Dutse, said that each of the institutions ... Read More »

Chile and Brazil with the most universities among Ibero-America’s top ten

Brazil and Chile have seven universities among the top ten in Ibero-America according to the 2012 QS World Ranking, including Sao Paulo and Catholic university of Chile ranked one and two.  Mexico, Argentina and Colombia help complete the list of the top 20 universities of the region that also includes Spain and Portugal. The four Chilean besides the Catholic University are ... Read More »

Nigeria: New Federal Universities Begin Academic Session April – Minister

Minister of Education, Prof Ruqayyatu Rufai on Sunday said the nine new Federal Universities would commence academic session in April. Rufai made this known while addressing newsmen in Dutse after inspecting the permanent site of Federal University Dutse. She explained that all the necessary facilities had been put in place for the universities to take-off in April, with the exception ... Read More »

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