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Nigeria: Onokerhoraye urges FG to fund private universities

Western Delta University

Pro-chancellor of Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State, Prof. Andrew Onokerhoraye, has called on the relevant authorities in the country to amend relevant laws establishing the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, ETF, to enable it contribute to the development of private universities in the country. The appeal is coming on the heels of the call by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, ... Read More »

Nigeria: New universities start in two years

National Universities Commission

Three new universities recently established by federal government will not begin academic session until next year or two, said the National Universities Commission. At a meeting with the newly appointed vice chancellors of the new universities, NUC executive secretary Julius Okojie, questioned about when the new academics is to commence in the new school, said, “2014, 2015”. He explained, “It ... Read More »

Nigeria: Govt to promote research in universities with N3bn grant

Incentives in the form of N3 billion grant may soon come the way of tertiary institutions with bias in ‘demand driven’ research, going by indications from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). The Executive Secretary of TETFUND, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, announced in Abuja that his organisation had set aside N3 billion to fund research institutions in order to promote demand ... Read More »

ASUU seeks increased funding for universities

Says neighbouring Ghana has been dedicating 30 percent of its annual budget to its education sector The newly elected President of the Academic Staff of Universities Union (ASUU), Dr. Nasir Isa, has called for adequate budgetary allocation to education, to stem the quest of Nigerians to study in neighbouring countries. Isa made the call in Abuja when he led other ... Read More »

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