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Educationists wants actuarial science in universities

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Participants at a meeting on manpower development for universities and the pension industry have called for advanced teaching of actuarial science (Study of Insurance) in Nigerian universities. Speaking at the stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja, some of the academics said the current pension structure required development of relevant programmes for effective manpower for the scheme. They said with just a law ... Read More »

Nigerian universities admit less than half their capacity – JAMB

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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 »

Federal Government introduces herbal medicine as a course in universities

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The Federal Government has concluded plans to introduce Herbal Medicine studies in Nigerian universities as from next year. Already, the Joint Admission Matriculation Examinations has been placed on notice to provide a space for candidates interested in the studying HM in the UTME on their forms. The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, who disclosed in Abuja during the 3rd ... Read More »

Enhancing competitiveness of Nigerian universities through virtual libraries

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When Larry Jones-Esan, director of studies at the London Academy for Higher Education, Stratford, London in his keynote address at the convocation ceremony of the University of Ado-Ekiti in 2007 disclosed that no Nigerian university featured in the top 5,000 according to the World Universities ranking, it came as a rude shock. More shocking to his audience was the fact ... Read More »

Nigeria: 123 varsities launch anti-plagiarism software

Nigerian Universities Commission

These are bad times for plagiarisers in the academic community as not less than 123 Nigerian universities are uniting forces to deploy top anti-plagiarism software to check the integrity of academic work. Nigeria is the first African country to introduce the plagiarism detection software by Turnitin on a nationwide basis. The deal is costing the universities N480 million for the first ... Read More »

RSUST 19th position world Webometric ranking table of Nigerian universities

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Following the academic performance of the Rivers State University of Technology [RSUST] has recently shot up from its 76th position to the 19th position on the ‘World Webometric Ranking Table of Nigerian Universities. The RSUST Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barineme Beke Fakae disclosed this in an interactive forum with the Federated Correspondents Chapel in Port Harcourt. Professor Fakae stated that out of ... Read More »

Nigeria loses N75 billion to US, European varsities: VCs

The disclosure by the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities (CVC) that Nigerians spend an average of N75 billion ($500m) annually on schooling in European and American universities might not be new to most Nigerian. What is new, however, is that this situation might remain unchanged for sometime as private universities that are supposed to provide competitive and quality ... Read More »

Nigeria loses $500m annually to European, American universities

The Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian (CVC), said that Nigerians spend an average of 500 million dollars annually on European and American universities. This is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a two-day Consultative Policy Dialogue on the Future and Relevance of the Nigerian Universities and other Tertiary Institutions, organised by CVC and Trust Africa, Dakar. ... Read More »

Nigeria: SSANU threatens to close universities in December

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Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities has threatened to embark on a week warning strike over non-inclusion of Earned Allowance for its members in the 2013 budget. According to a statement by the national president of the association, Comrade Samson Ugwoke, the union said it was ready to resist any attempt to reduce non-academic work-force of universities. “Anybody talking of ... Read More »

Nigerian universities lack enough lecturers – Report

By John Alechenu The report of the Federal Government Committee on Needs Assessment of Nigerian Public Universities has advanced reasons why Nigerian universities have been unable to compete favourably with their counterparts across the globe. According to the report, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent in Abuja on Sunday, a combination of infrastructural and manpower challenges has ... Read More »

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