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Educationists wants actuarial science in universities

Nigerian Universities Commission

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 »

Nigeria: University lecturers, ASUU, begin nationwide indefinite strike

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Nigerian University lecturers, under the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), began a nationwide indefinite strike. The ASUU National President, Isa Fagge, told journalists of the development at a news conference via telephone at the University of Lagos. He said that the decision to have the strike was reached at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of ASUU held at the ... Read More »

Nigeria: FG increases funding to universities, others by over 40 percent

The Federal Government has increased funding to universities, polytechnics and Colleges of Education by more than 40 per cent through the Education Tertiary Fund (ETF) intervention support. Education Minister Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i, who announced this year’s direct allocation to tertiary institutions through ETF, said tertiary institutions would no longer complain of funding as their major problem. She said a ... Read More »

Africa: UNILAG emerges best varsity in Nigeria

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) established in 1960 by an Act of Parliament has shot into the lead in the global Webometric ranking as Nigeria’s number one university. Ranked in the 16th position on the African continent, a release by the authority of the university said the 2012 ranking was based on the web popularity of the institution by International ... Read More »

Nigerian students protest university name change

University-of-Lagos

Students at one of Nigeria’s oldest universities protested a presidential announcement renaming the school, saying that while the institution has been neglected, its name is still a famous brand they want to hang on to. President Goodluck Jonathan announced on state-run television that the University of Lagos — popularly known as UNILAG — would be renamed Moshood Abiola University in ... Read More »

Nigeria: NUC rides on British Council to save distance learning

With about 350,000 admission capacity, it is very clear that the 120 federal, state and private universities in the country cannot solve the problem of students’ enrolment at present. Over 1.6 million candidates sought admission to various universities last year with about 350,000 securing the entrance. As a matter of fact, 99, 000 out of the 1.6 million had preferred ... Read More »

Why Nigerian Varsities Are Not Among The Top

  A few weeks ago, an online university ranking organisation, Webometrics, released the 2012 world universities ranking and no Nigerian university was ranked among the top one thousand in the world. Although, some Nigerian universities namely, University of Benin, 1,639/17, University of Agric Abeokuta, 2,266/25, University of Ibadan, 2,515/26, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 3,228/31, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, 3,263/31, ... Read More »

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