Monday, February 15, 2021



NUC approves 4 courses for Fountain University

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has given approval to the management of Fountain University, Osogbo in Osun, to run four of its courses with effect from 2020/2021 academic session.

As Abdalla Uba Adamu bows out of NOUN…, by Ibrahim Sheme

When Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu reported for work as Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) in February 2016, he came cracking several jokes.

Controversy trails FEC approval of 20 private universities

Stakeholders have expressed divergent views on the recent approval of the additional 20 private universities in the country by the Federal Government.

FEC approves Maryam Abacha, Al-Istiqama, 18 other new private universities

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday, approved the establishment 20 additional private universities in the country.

Nigerian govt releases N40bn earned allowances to ASUU – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has disclosed that the Federal Government has released N40billion for the payment of earned academic...

UNILORIN announces resumption date

The management of the University of Ilorin, on Thursday, stated that the institution will resume full academic session on Jan. 11, 2021.

Maryam Abacha varsity founder donates N25m to newly inducted nurses in Nigeria

The President and Founder, Maryam Abacha American University of Niger, MAAUN, Prof. Adamu Abubakar-Gwarzo, has donated N25million to the 257 newly inducted nurses by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, NMCN.

Proliferation of universities: Blessing or curse to Nigeria?

Nigeria currently has 171 universities, according to National Universities Commission, NUC, records.

Proposed Maryam Abacha varsity in Kano gets NUC pass mark

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has appended a pass mark on the facilities put in place at the proposed Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano.

NUC approves 15 programmes for Kano varsity

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has approved 15 Postgraduate programmes for Kano State University of Science and Technology, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Shehu Alhaji, has said.

ICPC partners NUC to go after illegal degree awarding institutions 

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, says it will soon begin to clamp down on institutions awarding illegal degrees in the country.

JIBWIS Islamic University in Jigawa awaits NUC accreditation – Bala Lau

The National Chairman, Jama'atu Izalatil Bidi'a Wa Iqamatul Sunnah, JIBWIS, Sheikh Bala Lau, has disclosed that preparations are in top gear for the establishment of an Islamic University in Jigawa State.

NUC accredits more programs for Ekiti varsity

Ekiti State University, EKSU, Ado Ekiti, says the National Universities Commission, NUC, has granted full accreditation to the institution to run more undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Court slams N703m damage against NUC, Airtel over copyright infringement

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court, Abuja, in Wednesday ordered the National Universities Commission, NUC, and Zain Nigeria Ltd (now Airtel) to pay N703 million in damages to a media company, TV Xtra Production for copyright infringement.

NUC approves 6 new courses for NOUN

The National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, says that the National Universities Commission, NUC, has approved six academic programmes for the institution.

COVID-19: BUK suspends lectures for 1 month

The Management of Bayero University, Kano has suspended all academic activities for a period of one month, following a directive from the Federal Government over the coronavirus pandemic.

Mass Comm unbundling may cause student apathy to journalism – Don

The Coordinator, International Institute of Journalists, IIJ, Ilorin Campus, Dr Lukman Azeez, says unbundling of Mass Communication may lead to drastic reduction of number of students offering journalism.

Kwara varsity to unbundle Mass Communication programme August, says HOD

Kwara State University, KWASU, Malete, is set to key into the unbundling of Mass Communication programme with effect from next academic session in August, says Dr Isiaka Aliagan, the acting Head of Department, Mass Communication.

NUC approves MBBS, Computer Science, 16 other courses for Nasarawa varsity

The National University Commission, NUC, has approved Medicine, MBBS, Computer Science and 16 other courses for the Federal University, Lafiya.

NUC dismisses staff over ‘corrupt’ compromise in university accreditation process

Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, NUC, said the commission has dismissed one of its staff over academic corruption during accreditation programme of universities.

BUK set to commence degree programs in PR, Advertising, Broadcasting

All is set for the Faculty of Communication of the Bayero University Kano, BUK, to commence Degree programmes in Public Relations, Advertising and Broadcasting once the National Universities Commission, NUC, issues the guidelines for the implementation.

Reps divided over move to scrap post UTME exams

The House of Representatives was on Wednesday divided over the motion to stop the conduct of examinations of post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, and Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB, in the country’s higher institutions.

UK-based Foundation honours Ned Nwoko for establishing Sports University in Nigeria

Delta State born-philanthropist, Prince Ned Nwoko has been honoured in recognition of his commitment to sports development in Nigeria. 

215 students bag first-class honours at Covenant University

A total of 215 students of the Covenant University, Ota in Ogun, were conferred with First Class degrees at its 2018/2019 convocation on Friday.

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