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Plateau establishes Federal Polytechnic in Shendam LGC

…State Government to give “maximum support” to school. by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Following the newly establishment of a Federal Polytechnic in Shendam local government area, the State Governor, Simon Lalong, has assured the school’s Management Team of the State Government’s “every needed support” for success of the school. The governor gave the assurance when he received the Rector of

Why 75% students may drop out of Kaduna Varsity – ASSU

…Decries school fees rising to over 500%. by Achadui Gabriel, Kaduna The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Kaduna State University (KASU) Chapter, has alarmed that, 75 percent of the university’s students may drop out of school due to the monumental increase in tuition fees. The KASU chairman, Dr Peter Adamu, who confirmed the report, said in a statement

Tertiary Institutions unions threaten Kaduna State with strike action over 12 years’ unsettled issues

...65-year Retirement Age for academic staff is one of issues. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna The Joint Unions of Tertiary Institutions of Kaduna State (JUTIKS) on Wednesday threatened industrial action over about 12-year “unsettled issues” with the Kaduna State Government. Chairman of the joint unions, Noah Danlami, who announced the threat in a statement made available to newsmen in Kaduna, is

D-G Nigerian College of Accountancy commended for investing in human capital development

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Senator Istifanus D. Gyang of Plateau North Senatorial District has commended the Director-General of Nigerian College of Accountancy, Miango, Dr. Kayode Fasua, his management team and, indeed ANAN, for investing in human capital development and building the capacity of professionals in the accounting profession, not only for Nigeria but other African countries,

Adamawa State University holds joint graduation ceremony

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos About 11,650 have graduated at the joint graduation ceremony of 5th and 12th Convocation of the Adamawa State University (ADSU), Mubi, in Adamawa State. Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Kaletapwa Faranta, disclosed this recently during the convocation, while stating that 21 graduated for Ph.D, 482 for M.Sc, 16 for MTRA, 135

PTA cries out over incessant bandit attacks on schools in north

…Urges Govt to secure schools. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna The national president, Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of Nigeria, Mr. Haruna Danjuma, has called on states and the federal government of Nigeria to, as a matter of urgency, bring an end to the increased attacks on schools by bandits and terrorists in northern region.  Danjuma made the call during an interview with

Dantata’s Son Awards University Scholarship to 100 ‘Poor’ Students

…To make 4 years’ full payment at a blow. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna The chairman of Dantata Group of Companies and an elder statesman, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, has awarded 4-year full scholarships to 100 less-privileged students to study different courses at the newly established Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano. Alhaji Dantata, in a release, signed by founder, Al-Istiqama University, Rt. Hon. Suleiman

Gidan Waya College of Education to Commission N750m TETFund Projects soon

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Kaduna State College of Education (CoE), Gidan Waya, is getting a face-lift, as several projects sponsored by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) will be completed, beginning from this month of March and beyond. These facts were gathered during an on-the-spot assessment of infrastructure by journalists at the permanent site of the school

Muslim College of Health Science and Technology Inducts 320 Students

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna The Provost of Muslim Community College of Health Science and Technology, Funtua, Alhaji Umar Aminu, has urged the students to demonstrate commitment to their studies and be orderly in conducting their activities within and outside the college. In a statement issued in Kaduna and signed by the institution’s public relations officer PRO), Abdullahi Lawal

NUC grants approval for Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai to commence academic programmes in Medicine, Surgery

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted approval for the commencement of academic programmes in Medicine and Surgery (M.B.B.S) and other Postgraduate programmes at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai (IBBUL) by 2020/2021 academic session. The letter by NUC, which transmitted the approval to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and made available to