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  •   University Abuja November 10 2022 The National Universities Commission NUC has issued a provisional license for the establishment of Ilesha University in Osun The Executive Secretary NUC Prof Abubakar Rasheed while granting the license to the Governor of Osun Adegboyega Oyetola said that the establishment of the university would make it the 60th state university and the 220th in the country Rasheed said that the establishment of the new university was one of the important legacies that any leader would leave anywhere in the world He praised the governor for this gesture saying that the university would focus on Agriculture and Health Sciences to produce graduates that would be relevant to the state and would also boost its economy It is worth saying that at this moment when you are about to leave office you are still learning a legacy for the State and humanity Having reviewed this writing and the way the state supported the alleged restructuring of Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho we promised that whenever the state wants a university we will be ready to support That time has come and having fulfilled the requirements resulting from the receipt of your letter and the earlier submission of the necessary documents I write on behalf of the NUC that as of Thursday 10 November the University of Ilesha is recognized as the 60th State and 220th University of Nigeria We want the university to take full advantage of the technical details of the abstract Letter the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB the Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund and the National Youth Service Corps NYSC have been notified of the establishment of this university it said Rasheed added that the university was necessary as only two million enrollments could not meet the educational needs of the country s more than 200 million people He said that the 111 private universities in the country could only concentrate 6 percent of the combined enrollment while public universities absorbed 94 percent hence the need to establish the new state university In his response Oyetola said that the establishment of the university was aimed at contributing to the development of human resources needed to drive growth in Osun and Nigeria Oyetola said the university was born from the August 6 2021 visit of a delegation of Ijesa elites to his office to request the upgrade of the 44 year old Ilesha College of Education to a full fledged university I assured the visiting delegation of our intention to critically review the application to determine the merit of the application and the ability of the Osun government to sustain another university of international repute Subsequently we commissioned a reputable KPMG firm to advise the government on the sustainability of the initiative and the firm provided a favorable report I previously conveyed the Osun government s decision to upgrade the institution recognized as the oldest remaining College of Education to a full fledged university on March 31 The establishment of Ilesa University is a necessary gap between qualified candidates and available space at existing higher institutions within the state as education remains the main industry in Osun he said He added that higher education anywhere in the world is a true driver of human development innovation technological advancement and resource exploration According to him higher education is critical for future wealth creation better socioeconomic achievement efficient agroeconomics and mining technology in the current dispensation of the knowledge economy Oyetola said that the rise in the pursuit of knowledge further strengthens the importance of higher education in this 21st century Higher education institutions are also critical and central to the development of well rounded leaders and qualified personnel in all areas of human activities This calls for the need to develop our current education college into a full fledged university to train and equip a diverse group of young people with professional skills entrepreneurship and innovative insights especially in agribusiness mining and health The new University of Ilesa will focus on agriculture and agribusiness to address food insecurity mining technology will draw on the abundant gold deposit in Ijesaland and medical sciences to enhance the need for human resources in the health sector said Likewise former state governor Chief Bisi Akande said that with the new university Osun now qualifies as a center of knowledge Akande however wants the commission to educate Nigerians on the need to give importance to numeracy and literacy education According to him Nigeria should aspire to be more educated to catch up with the developed world Therefore he reiterated that the new university had been carefully conceived as a complete entrepreneurial and innovative institution that would be financed through a combination of sources such as government community industry and other stakeholders edited 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    NUC issues licence for take-off of University of Ilesha
      University Abuja November 10 2022 The National Universities Commission NUC has issued a provisional license for the establishment of Ilesha University in Osun The Executive Secretary NUC Prof Abubakar Rasheed while granting the license to the Governor of Osun Adegboyega Oyetola said that the establishment of the university would make it the 60th state university and the 220th in the country Rasheed said that the establishment of the new university was one of the important legacies that any leader would leave anywhere in the world He praised the governor for this gesture saying that the university would focus on Agriculture and Health Sciences to produce graduates that would be relevant to the state and would also boost its economy It is worth saying that at this moment when you are about to leave office you are still learning a legacy for the State and humanity Having reviewed this writing and the way the state supported the alleged restructuring of Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho we promised that whenever the state wants a university we will be ready to support That time has come and having fulfilled the requirements resulting from the receipt of your letter and the earlier submission of the necessary documents I write on behalf of the NUC that as of Thursday 10 November the University of Ilesha is recognized as the 60th State and 220th University of Nigeria We want the university to take full advantage of the technical details of the abstract Letter the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB the Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund and the National Youth Service Corps NYSC have been notified of the establishment of this university it said Rasheed added that the university was necessary as only two million enrollments could not meet the educational needs of the country s more than 200 million people He said that the 111 private universities in the country could only concentrate 6 percent of the combined enrollment while public universities absorbed 94 percent hence the need to establish the new state university In his response Oyetola said that the establishment of the university was aimed at contributing to the development of human resources needed to drive growth in Osun and Nigeria Oyetola said the university was born from the August 6 2021 visit of a delegation of Ijesa elites to his office to request the upgrade of the 44 year old Ilesha College of Education to a full fledged university I assured the visiting delegation of our intention to critically review the application to determine the merit of the application and the ability of the Osun government to sustain another university of international repute Subsequently we commissioned a reputable KPMG firm to advise the government on the sustainability of the initiative and the firm provided a favorable report I previously conveyed the Osun government s decision to upgrade the institution recognized as the oldest remaining College of Education to a full fledged university on March 31 The establishment of Ilesa University is a necessary gap between qualified candidates and available space at existing higher institutions within the state as education remains the main industry in Osun he said He added that higher education anywhere in the world is a true driver of human development innovation technological advancement and resource exploration According to him higher education is critical for future wealth creation better socioeconomic achievement efficient agroeconomics and mining technology in the current dispensation of the knowledge economy Oyetola said that the rise in the pursuit of knowledge further strengthens the importance of higher education in this 21st century Higher education institutions are also critical and central to the development of well rounded leaders and qualified personnel in all areas of human activities This calls for the need to develop our current education college into a full fledged university to train and equip a diverse group of young people with professional skills entrepreneurship and innovative insights especially in agribusiness mining and health The new University of Ilesa will focus on agriculture and agribusiness to address food insecurity mining technology will draw on the abundant gold deposit in Ijesaland and medical sciences to enhance the need for human resources in the health sector said Likewise former state governor Chief Bisi Akande said that with the new university Osun now qualifies as a center of knowledge Akande however wants the commission to educate Nigerians on the need to give importance to numeracy and literacy education According to him Nigeria should aspire to be more educated to catch up with the developed world Therefore he reiterated that the new university had been carefully conceived as a complete entrepreneurial and innovative institution that would be financed through a combination of sources such as government community industry and other stakeholders edited 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    NUC issues licence for take-off of University of Ilesha
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    NUC issues licence for take-off of University of Ilesha

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    Abuja, November 10, 2022 The National Universities Commission (NUC) has issued a provisional license for the establishment of Ilesha University in Osun.

    The Executive Secretary, NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, while granting the license to the Governor of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, said that the establishment of the university would make it the 60th state university and the 220th in the country.

    Rasheed said that the establishment of the new university was one of the important legacies that any leader would leave anywhere in the world.

    He praised the governor for this gesture saying that the university would focus on Agriculture and Health Sciences to produce graduates that would be relevant to the state and would also boost its economy.

    “It is worth saying that at this moment when you are about to leave office, you are still learning a legacy for the State and humanity.

    “Having reviewed this writing and the way the state supported the alleged restructuring of Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho, we promised that whenever the state wants a university, we will be ready to support.

    “That time has come and having fulfilled the requirements resulting from the receipt of your letter and the earlier submission of the necessary documents, I write on behalf of the NUC that as of Thursday 10 November, the University of Ilesha is recognized as the 60th State and 220th University of Nigeria.

    “We want the university to take full advantage of the technical details of the abstract.

    “Letter, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have been notified of the establishment of this university,” it said.

    Rasheed added that the university was necessary as only two million enrollments could not meet the educational needs of the country's more than 200 million people.

    He said that the 111 private universities in the country could only concentrate 6 percent of the combined enrollment, while public universities absorbed 94 percent, hence the need to establish the new state university.

    In his response, Oyetola said that the establishment of the university was aimed at contributing to the development of human resources needed to drive growth in Osun and Nigeria.

    Oyetola said the university was born from the August 6, 2021 visit of a delegation of Ijesa elites to his office to request the upgrade of the 44-year-old Ilesha College of Education to a full-fledged university.

    “I assured the visiting delegation of our intention to critically review the application to determine the merit of the application and the ability of the Osun government to sustain another university of international repute.

    Subsequently, we commissioned a reputable KPMG firm to advise the government on the sustainability of the initiative and the firm provided a favorable report.

    I previously conveyed the Osun government's decision to upgrade the institution, recognized as the oldest remaining College of Education, to a full-fledged university on March 31.

    “The establishment of Ilesa University is a necessary gap between qualified candidates and available space at existing higher institutions within the state, as education remains the main industry in Osun,” he said.

    He added that higher education anywhere in the world is a true driver of human development, innovation, technological advancement and resource exploration.

    According to him, higher education is critical for future wealth creation, better socioeconomic achievement, efficient agroeconomics, and mining technology in the current dispensation of the knowledge economy.

    Oyetola said that the rise in the pursuit of knowledge further strengthens the importance of higher education in this 21st century.

    “Higher education institutions are also critical and central to the development of well-rounded leaders and qualified personnel in all areas of human activities.

    This calls for the need to develop our current education college into a full-fledged university to train and equip a diverse group of young people with professional skills, entrepreneurship, and innovative insights, especially in agribusiness, mining, and health.

    “The new University of Ilesa will focus on agriculture and agribusiness to address food insecurity, mining technology will draw on the abundant gold deposit in Ijesaland, and medical sciences to enhance the need for human resources in the health sector. ", said.

    Likewise, former state governor Chief Bisi Akande said that with the new university, Osun now qualifies as a center of knowledge.

    Akande, however, wants the commission to educate Nigerians on the need to give importance to numeracy and literacy education.

    According to him, Nigeria should aspire to be more educated to catch up with the developed world.

    Therefore, he reiterated that the new university had been carefully conceived as a complete entrepreneurial and innovative institution that would be financed through a combination of sources such as government, community, industry and other stakeholders.

    edited

    Source Credit: NAN

  •  The Executive Secretary National Universities Commission NUC Prof Abubakar Rasheed says Nigerian public universities budgeted N1 billion for energy on annual basis but mostly got between N11 million and N12 million on monthly basis According to Rasheed this amount is actually not adequate for the smooth running of institutions He made the assertion during a Pre Convocation Lecture of the 4th Combined Convocation of Bingham University in Karu on Friday The topic was Issues in the Nigerian Tertiary Education System He said that there was need to invest more in the education sector as the impact of low education budget tended to high illiteracy rate We need to be a little bit more serious with our education sector in this country Public universities have to budget close to one billion naira for energy every year to buy diesel pay NEPA service generator attend to some other things and what does the government give them Today at the National Assembly we are going for federal universities budget defence and we hope that if we are lucky the National Assembly may allocate between N11mllion to N12million per month as overheads to take charge of energy every month But in reality what universities spend is between N60 million to N80million monthly to pay for electricity and that is why there is inadequacies of water counselling support for teachers communication internet and cleaning services he said The executive secretary said that in many universities there was a huge infrastructural deficit with grossly inadequate lecture halls laboratories offices hostels internet and electrical facilities among others He therefore commended TETFund for its interventions role saying that without them most universities would have gone into extinction Rasheed while also speaking on the impact of educational budget on governance and development in Nigeria said the impact of low spending on education by past and present administrations was evidence across the country The widening gap of out of school children which currently stands at 18 5m is the highest in the world The figure has jumped from 10 million as parents withdraw their children from school for fear of abduction kidnapping and the rest so the illiteracy rate now stands at 78 million while tertiary enrollment is about 10 1 per cent This has affected youths development index which place Nigeria 161 out of 181 as disheartening as the rate is it describe how the youths are increasing frustrated and in disillusion in this country This is happening as a result of low funding for education especially at the local government level The quality of Nigeria primary education is ranked 120 out of 136 in the world as a result of the outcome of inadequate funding of education he said He therefore called for more investment in education to get to where we ought to be as a country while also calling for massive technical skills as well as building more schools and equipping them with adequate equipments He added that the issues of governance was posing a lot of challenges in tertiary institutions especially the public institutions According to him the key to the survival of private universities is the strong governing council but this is not so with public universities Rasheed said that the neglect of education was an invitation to chaos and disorder in the society hence adequate attention must be given to education sector to enhance national development NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Energy crisis: Varsities budget N1bn, get less annually— NUC boss
     The Executive Secretary National Universities Commission NUC Prof Abubakar Rasheed says Nigerian public universities budgeted N1 billion for energy on annual basis but mostly got between N11 million and N12 million on monthly basis According to Rasheed this amount is actually not adequate for the smooth running of institutions He made the assertion during a Pre Convocation Lecture of the 4th Combined Convocation of Bingham University in Karu on Friday The topic was Issues in the Nigerian Tertiary Education System He said that there was need to invest more in the education sector as the impact of low education budget tended to high illiteracy rate We need to be a little bit more serious with our education sector in this country Public universities have to budget close to one billion naira for energy every year to buy diesel pay NEPA service generator attend to some other things and what does the government give them Today at the National Assembly we are going for federal universities budget defence and we hope that if we are lucky the National Assembly may allocate between N11mllion to N12million per month as overheads to take charge of energy every month But in reality what universities spend is between N60 million to N80million monthly to pay for electricity and that is why there is inadequacies of water counselling support for teachers communication internet and cleaning services he said The executive secretary said that in many universities there was a huge infrastructural deficit with grossly inadequate lecture halls laboratories offices hostels internet and electrical facilities among others He therefore commended TETFund for its interventions role saying that without them most universities would have gone into extinction Rasheed while also speaking on the impact of educational budget on governance and development in Nigeria said the impact of low spending on education by past and present administrations was evidence across the country The widening gap of out of school children which currently stands at 18 5m is the highest in the world The figure has jumped from 10 million as parents withdraw their children from school for fear of abduction kidnapping and the rest so the illiteracy rate now stands at 78 million while tertiary enrollment is about 10 1 per cent This has affected youths development index which place Nigeria 161 out of 181 as disheartening as the rate is it describe how the youths are increasing frustrated and in disillusion in this country This is happening as a result of low funding for education especially at the local government level The quality of Nigeria primary education is ranked 120 out of 136 in the world as a result of the outcome of inadequate funding of education he said He therefore called for more investment in education to get to where we ought to be as a country while also calling for massive technical skills as well as building more schools and equipping them with adequate equipments He added that the issues of governance was posing a lot of challenges in tertiary institutions especially the public institutions According to him the key to the survival of private universities is the strong governing council but this is not so with public universities Rasheed said that the neglect of education was an invitation to chaos and disorder in the society hence adequate attention must be given to education sector to enhance national development NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Energy crisis: Varsities budget N1bn, get less annually— NUC boss
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    Energy crisis: Varsities budget N1bn, get less annually— NUC boss

    The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, says Nigerian public universities budgeted N1 billion for energy on annual basis but mostly got between N11 million and N12 million on monthly basis.

    According to Rasheed, this amount is actually not adequate for the smooth running of institutions.

    He made the assertion during a Pre-Convocation Lecture of the 4th Combined Convocation of Bingham University in Karu on Friday.

    The topic was : “Issues in the Nigerian Tertiary Education System“.

    He said that there was need to invest more in the education sector as the impact of low education budget tended to high illiteracy rate.

    “We need to be a little bit more serious with our education sector in this country.

    “ Public universities have to budget close to one billion naira  for energy every year to buy diesel, pay NEPA, service generator, attend to some other things and what does the government give them?

    .

    ”  Today at the National Assembly, we are going for federal universities budget defence and we hope that if we are lucky, the National Assembly may allocate between N11mllion to N12million per month as overheads to take charge of energy every month.

    ” But in reality, what universities spend is between N60 million to N80million monthly to pay for electricity and that is why there is inadequacies of water, counselling, support for teachers, communication, internet and cleaning services,” he said.

    The executive secretary said that in many universities,  there was a huge infrastructural deficit with grossly inadequate lecture halls, laboratories , offices, hostels internet and electrical facilities among others.

    He, therefore, commended TETFund for its interventions role saying that without them, most universities would have gone into extinction.

    Rasheed, while also speaking on the impact of educational budget on governance and development in Nigeria, said the impact of low spending on education by past and present administrations was evidence across the country .

    “The widening gap of out-of-school children which currently stands at 18.5m is the highest in the world .

    “ The figure has jumped from 10 million as parents withdraw their children from school for fear of abduction, kidnapping and the rest so the illiteracy rate now stands at 78 million while tertiary enrollment  is about 10.1 per cent.

    “ This has affected youths development index which place Nigeria 161 out of 181, as disheartening as the rate is, it describe how the youths are increasing frustrated and in disillusion in this country.

    “This is happening as a result of low funding for education especially at the local government level“The quality of Nigeria primary education is ranked 120 out of 136 in the world as a result of the outcome of inadequate funding of education,” he said.

    He, therefore, called for more investment in education to get to where we ought to be as a country, while also calling for massive technical skills as well as building more schools and equipping them with adequate equipments.

    He added that the issues of governance was posing a lot of challenges in tertiary institutions especially the public institutions.

    According to him, the key to the survival of private universities is the strong governing council but this is not so with public universities.

    Rasheed said that the neglect of education was an invitation to chaos and disorder in the society, hence, adequate attention must be given to education sector to enhance national development.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Minister of Water Resources Mr Suleiman Adamu says the Federal Government is set to collaborate the Ministry of Education Stakeholders on a new Programme to improve access to toilets and WASH facilities in Schools The new initiative School WASH will be targeted first to Federal Government Institutions Colleges of Education universities polytechnics starting from 2023 We are ready and hope that the Federal Ministry of Education is ready we will be talking to SUBEB TETFund and will also be going down to State and Local Governments to see that they are also carried along He stated that this had become imperative because despite all that has been done on these collaborations in the past the indices collected from surveys had continued to grow We have sent a draft MOU to the Ministry of Education We also have a budget line starting from 2023 We hope the ministry will keep pace with our enthusiasm to ensure we attack this indices he said The News Agency of NIgeria reports that the 2022 World Toilet Summit scheduled to hold in Nigeria is a unique global platform in which Stakeholders NGOs Development Partners and high level Decision Makers would come together to better strategise and address in country Sanitation challenges They will also proffer solutions that will help to resolve the issues around Open Defecation The Minister said that the World Press Conference had become imperative to bring Nigeria up to speed as preparations are on for Nigeria s hosting of the World Toilet Summit set to hold on Nov 18 and Nov 19 2022 This is a global event which will provide an excellent opportunity to bring greater visibility to the issue of ending open defecation in Nigeria It is expected to enhance Nigeria s capability to be better equipped towards meeting the target of ending open defecation by 2025 The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Water Resources Mrs Didi Walson Jack during her welcome address said that the theme of the summit Towards Sanitation Innovations for Economic Development was an opportunity to enable participants exhibitors and other stakeholders in the sector have wider range of vision within the sanitation value chain This global Press Conference has become important because accurate and correct informative messages about the summit will be disseminated to the general public for the creation of awareness on new innovations instant exposure on the benefits of the summit for increased technological cost effective investment and entrepreneurial potentials she added NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG set to partner stakeholders, improve toilet facilities in schools
     The Minister of Water Resources Mr Suleiman Adamu says the Federal Government is set to collaborate the Ministry of Education Stakeholders on a new Programme to improve access to toilets and WASH facilities in Schools The new initiative School WASH will be targeted first to Federal Government Institutions Colleges of Education universities polytechnics starting from 2023 We are ready and hope that the Federal Ministry of Education is ready we will be talking to SUBEB TETFund and will also be going down to State and Local Governments to see that they are also carried along He stated that this had become imperative because despite all that has been done on these collaborations in the past the indices collected from surveys had continued to grow We have sent a draft MOU to the Ministry of Education We also have a budget line starting from 2023 We hope the ministry will keep pace with our enthusiasm to ensure we attack this indices he said The News Agency of NIgeria reports that the 2022 World Toilet Summit scheduled to hold in Nigeria is a unique global platform in which Stakeholders NGOs Development Partners and high level Decision Makers would come together to better strategise and address in country Sanitation challenges They will also proffer solutions that will help to resolve the issues around Open Defecation The Minister said that the World Press Conference had become imperative to bring Nigeria up to speed as preparations are on for Nigeria s hosting of the World Toilet Summit set to hold on Nov 18 and Nov 19 2022 This is a global event which will provide an excellent opportunity to bring greater visibility to the issue of ending open defecation in Nigeria It is expected to enhance Nigeria s capability to be better equipped towards meeting the target of ending open defecation by 2025 The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Water Resources Mrs Didi Walson Jack during her welcome address said that the theme of the summit Towards Sanitation Innovations for Economic Development was an opportunity to enable participants exhibitors and other stakeholders in the sector have wider range of vision within the sanitation value chain This global Press Conference has become important because accurate and correct informative messages about the summit will be disseminated to the general public for the creation of awareness on new innovations instant exposure on the benefits of the summit for increased technological cost effective investment and entrepreneurial potentials she added NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG set to partner stakeholders, improve toilet facilities in schools
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    FG set to partner stakeholders, improve toilet facilities in schools

    The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, says the Federal Government is set to collaborate the Ministry of Education, Stakeholders on a new Programme to improve access to toilets and WASH facilities in Schools.

    “The new initiative ‘School WASH’ will be targeted first to Federal Government Institutions, Colleges of Education universities,polytechnics starting from 2023. “We are ready and hope that the Federal Ministry of Education is ready, we will be talking to SUBEB, TETFund and will also be going down to State and Local Governments to see that they are also carried along.

    ” He stated that this had become imperative because despite all that has been done on these collaborations in the past, the indices collected from surveys,had continued to grow.

    “We have sent a draft MOU to the Ministry of Education.

    We also have a budget line starting from 2023. We hope the ministry will keep pace with our enthusiasm to ensure we attack this indices,” he said.

    The News Agency of NIgeria reports that the 2022 World Toilet Summit scheduled to hold in Nigeria is a unique global platform in which Stakeholders, NGOs,Development Partners and high-level Decision Makers would come together to better strategise and address in-country Sanitation challenges.

    They will also proffer solutions that will help to resolve the issues around Open Defecation.

    The Minister said that the World Press Conference had become imperative to bring Nigeria up to speed as preparations are on for Nigeria’s hosting of the World Toilet Summit set to hold on  Nov. 18 and Nov. 19, 2022. “This is a global event which will provide an excellent opportunity to bring greater visibility to the issue of ending open defecation in Nigeria .

    “It is expected to enhance Nigeria’s capability to be better equipped towards meeting the target of ending open defecation by 2025.” The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs Didi Walson-Jack, during her welcome address said that the theme of the summit “Towards Sanitation Innovations for Economic Development”, was an opportunity to enable participants, exhibitors and other stakeholders in the sector, have wider range of vision within the sanitation value chain.

    This global Press Conference has become important because accurate and correct informative messages about the summit will be disseminated to the general public for the creation of awareness on new innovations, instant exposure on the benefits of the summit for increased technological, cost effective investment, and entrepreneurial potentials,”she added.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The management of the Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano has announced Monday Oct 24 as resumption date for academic activities This is contained in a statement by the Spokesman of the University Malam Abba Abdullahi on Tuesday in Kano He said the senate of the University approved the resumption at an emergency meeting held on Monday and directed the students to resume for the second semester 20212022 academic session The statement quoted the Vice Chancellor Prof Mukhtar Atiku as reitrating commitment to the provision of conducive learning environment to promote standard of the university The university has secured approval for new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in addition to other accomplishments in academic and infrastructure development According to him there are five categories of works taking place at the university s main campus presently including those supported by the state government Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund Central Bank of Nigeria CBN philanthropists among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kano varsity announces resumption date
     The management of the Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano has announced Monday Oct 24 as resumption date for academic activities This is contained in a statement by the Spokesman of the University Malam Abba Abdullahi on Tuesday in Kano He said the senate of the University approved the resumption at an emergency meeting held on Monday and directed the students to resume for the second semester 20212022 academic session The statement quoted the Vice Chancellor Prof Mukhtar Atiku as reitrating commitment to the provision of conducive learning environment to promote standard of the university The university has secured approval for new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in addition to other accomplishments in academic and infrastructure development According to him there are five categories of works taking place at the university s main campus presently including those supported by the state government Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund Central Bank of Nigeria CBN philanthropists among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kano varsity announces resumption date
    Education2 months ago

    Kano varsity announces resumption date

    The management of the Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, has announced Monday Oct. 24, as resumption date for academic activities.

    This is contained in a statement by the Spokesman of the University, Malam Abba Abdullahi on Tuesday in Kano.He said the senate of the University approved the resumption at an emergency meeting held on Monday, and directed the students to resume for the second semester 20212022 academic session.

    The statement quoted the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mukhtar Atiku as reitrating commitment to the provision of conducive learning environment to promote standard of the university.

    “The university has secured approval for new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in addition to other accomplishments in academic and infrastructure development.

    According to him, there are five categories of works taking place at the university’s main campus presently, including those supported by the state government, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), philanthropists, among others.


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  •  The Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund says it has trained about 17 000 academic staff on Information and Communication Technology ICT in the last two years The Executive Secretary TETFund Mr Sonny Echono made this known in Abuja at an Asset Declaration Security and Fraud Detection Awareness Workshop Servicom Week Echono expressed delight at the level of impact TETFund had brought to bear in public higher education institutions in the country He said the fund had also trained 37 000 academic staff and sponsored 98 000 others to attend workshops and conferences Since the signing of the TETFund Act of 2011 into law by Mr President the impact of the fund has been felt by all our stakeholders This is evident through the magnitude of projects and programmes for both infrastructure and human capacity development of all academic staff of the public tertiary Institutions and is something we are very proud of If you go to our campuses across the country in our beneficiary tertiary institutions the TETFund logo has become so synonymous with many of the physical structures that we have If you notice even when unions are agitating they never mention TETFund as part of their problem because we have been able to train 37 000 of them he said Echono who congratulated the immediate past Chairman of TETFund s Board of Trustees Kashim Ibrahim Imam and former Executive Secretary Prof Suleiman Bogoro for bagging OFR and OON respectively said the awards were well deserved On the recent move by TETFund to leverage more on ICT to ensure seamless delivery of its mandate Echono said the fund would soon ensure major processes in some areas of interventions which would strictly be done through online This year we have approved that all the interventions that have to do with ICT will have to be done online we don t want them to send papers to us we don t even want face to face contact he said Meanwhile the National Coordinator of Servicom Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli commended Echono TETFund s Head of Servicom Unit Mrs Ebere Nwobu among others for ensuring successful celebration of the Customers Service Week Akajemeli expressed satisfaction with the open communication between TETFund and its stakeholders saying it was a right step in the right direction In a remark Head TETFund s SERVICOM Unit Mrs Ebere Nwobu who said the Agency would continue to give the desired attention to all its stakeholders commended Echono for always providing the necessary support to ensure better service delivery The 2022 Customer Service Week has its theme as Celebrate Service NewsSourceCredit NAN
    TETFund trains 17,000 academic staff on ICT
     The Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund says it has trained about 17 000 academic staff on Information and Communication Technology ICT in the last two years The Executive Secretary TETFund Mr Sonny Echono made this known in Abuja at an Asset Declaration Security and Fraud Detection Awareness Workshop Servicom Week Echono expressed delight at the level of impact TETFund had brought to bear in public higher education institutions in the country He said the fund had also trained 37 000 academic staff and sponsored 98 000 others to attend workshops and conferences Since the signing of the TETFund Act of 2011 into law by Mr President the impact of the fund has been felt by all our stakeholders This is evident through the magnitude of projects and programmes for both infrastructure and human capacity development of all academic staff of the public tertiary Institutions and is something we are very proud of If you go to our campuses across the country in our beneficiary tertiary institutions the TETFund logo has become so synonymous with many of the physical structures that we have If you notice even when unions are agitating they never mention TETFund as part of their problem because we have been able to train 37 000 of them he said Echono who congratulated the immediate past Chairman of TETFund s Board of Trustees Kashim Ibrahim Imam and former Executive Secretary Prof Suleiman Bogoro for bagging OFR and OON respectively said the awards were well deserved On the recent move by TETFund to leverage more on ICT to ensure seamless delivery of its mandate Echono said the fund would soon ensure major processes in some areas of interventions which would strictly be done through online This year we have approved that all the interventions that have to do with ICT will have to be done online we don t want them to send papers to us we don t even want face to face contact he said Meanwhile the National Coordinator of Servicom Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli commended Echono TETFund s Head of Servicom Unit Mrs Ebere Nwobu among others for ensuring successful celebration of the Customers Service Week Akajemeli expressed satisfaction with the open communication between TETFund and its stakeholders saying it was a right step in the right direction In a remark Head TETFund s SERVICOM Unit Mrs Ebere Nwobu who said the Agency would continue to give the desired attention to all its stakeholders commended Echono for always providing the necessary support to ensure better service delivery The 2022 Customer Service Week has its theme as Celebrate Service NewsSourceCredit NAN
    TETFund trains 17,000 academic staff on ICT
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    TETFund trains 17,000 academic staff on ICT

    The  Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) says it has trained about 17,000 academic staff on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the last two years.

    The Executive Secretary, TETFund, Mr Sonny Echono, made this known in Abuja at an Asset Declaration, Security and Fraud Detection Awareness Workshop, Servicom Week.Echono expressed delight at the level of impact TETFund had brought to bear in public higher education institutions in the country.

    He said the fund had also trained 37,000 academic staff and sponsored  98,000 others to attend workshops and conferences.

    “Since the signing of the TETFund Act of 2011 into law by Mr President,  the impact of the fund has been felt by all our stakeholders.

    ” This is evident through the magnitude of projects and programmes for both infrastructure and human capacity development of all academic staff of the public tertiary Institutions.

    and is something we are very proud of.

    “If you go to our campuses across the country in our beneficiary tertiary institutions, the TETFund logo has become so synonymous with many of the physical structures that we have.

    “If you notice, even when unions are agitating they never mention TETFund as part of their problem because we have been able to train 37,000 of them,” he said.

    Echono, who congratulated the immediate past Chairman of TETFund’s Board of Trustees, Kashim Ibrahim-Imam and former Executive Secretary, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro for bagging OFR and OON respectively, said the awards were well deserved.

    On the recent move by TETFund to leverage more on ICT to ensure seamless delivery of its mandate, Echono said the fund would soon ensure major processes in some areas of interventions which would strictly be done through online.

    “This year we have approved that all the interventions that have to do with ICT will have to be done online, we don’t want them to send papers to us, we don’t even want face to face contact,” he said.

    Meanwhile, the National Coordinator of Servicom, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli, commended Echono, TETFund’s Head of Servicom Unit, Mrs Ebere Nwobu, among others, for ensuring successful celebration of the Customers Service Week.Akajemeli expressed satisfaction with the open communication between TETFund and its stakeholders, saying it was a right step in the right direction.

    In a remark, Head, TETFund’s SERVICOM Unit, Mrs Ebere Nwobu, who said the Agency would continue to give the desired attention to all its stakeholders, commended Echono for always providing the necessary support to ensure better service delivery.

    The 2022 Customer Service Week has its theme as ‘Celebrate Service’.


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  •  The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund Mr Sonny Echono has bagged an award of a Fellow of the Nigerian Association for Educational Administration and Planning NAEP The award came barely 24 hours after receiving the National Honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger OON from President Muhammadu Buhari At the investiture on Wednesday in Abuja the National President of NAEP Prof Hauwa Imam said the award was in recognition of Echono s track record of leadership in the education sector quality assurance and service delivery in Nigeria Imam said other distinguished administrators in the education sector were also awarded fellowship to encourage excellence in policy implementation She explained that the programme was organised to enable scholars and practitioners fashion out new strategies for effective policy implementation Over the years the education system has been plagued by problem not because of the absence of good policies but the implementation of the policy she said Responding Echono said the fellowship was a worthy recognition of efforts to restore a culture of planning in the general administration of the education sector According to him the fellowship is a worthy recognition of the effort one is able to make in the sector by working hard to restore the culture of planning not just in terms of curriculum and delivery system but also in the general organisation of the educational sector Echono said the new career path policy approved by the Federal Government made it compulsory for those who aspire to be administrators of educational institutions to possess the necessary professional exposure and registration We also believe that those entrusted with responsibility for administering our institutions should not only have academic qualification but also have professional knowledge and skills They should also continually develop themselves to horn this skills imbibe good practices improve accountability prudence and judicious use of resources at their disposal he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    TETFund boss bags another award after OON conferment
     The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund Mr Sonny Echono has bagged an award of a Fellow of the Nigerian Association for Educational Administration and Planning NAEP The award came barely 24 hours after receiving the National Honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger OON from President Muhammadu Buhari At the investiture on Wednesday in Abuja the National President of NAEP Prof Hauwa Imam said the award was in recognition of Echono s track record of leadership in the education sector quality assurance and service delivery in Nigeria Imam said other distinguished administrators in the education sector were also awarded fellowship to encourage excellence in policy implementation She explained that the programme was organised to enable scholars and practitioners fashion out new strategies for effective policy implementation Over the years the education system has been plagued by problem not because of the absence of good policies but the implementation of the policy she said Responding Echono said the fellowship was a worthy recognition of efforts to restore a culture of planning in the general administration of the education sector According to him the fellowship is a worthy recognition of the effort one is able to make in the sector by working hard to restore the culture of planning not just in terms of curriculum and delivery system but also in the general organisation of the educational sector Echono said the new career path policy approved by the Federal Government made it compulsory for those who aspire to be administrators of educational institutions to possess the necessary professional exposure and registration We also believe that those entrusted with responsibility for administering our institutions should not only have academic qualification but also have professional knowledge and skills They should also continually develop themselves to horn this skills imbibe good practices improve accountability prudence and judicious use of resources at their disposal he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    TETFund boss bags another award after OON conferment
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    TETFund boss bags another award after OON conferment

    The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Mr Sonny Echono, has bagged an award of a Fellow of the Nigerian Association for Educational Administration and Planning (NAEP).

    The award came barely 24 hours after receiving the National Honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) from President Muhammadu Buhari.

    At the investiture on Wednesday in Abuja, the National President of NAEP, Prof. Hauwa Imam, said the award was in recognition of Echono’s track record of leadership in the education sector, quality assurance and service delivery in Nigeria.

    Imam said other distinguished administrators in the education sector were also awarded fellowship to encourage excellence in policy implementation.

    She explained that the programme was organised to enable scholars and practitioners fashion out new strategies for effective policy implementation“Over the years, the education system has been plagued by problem, not because of the absence of good policies, but the implementation of the policy,” she said.

    Responding, Echono said the fellowship was a worthy recognition of efforts to restore a culture of planning in the general administration of the education sector.

    According to him, the fellowship is a worthy recognition of the effort one is able to make in the sector by working hard to restore the culture of planning, not just in terms of curriculum and delivery system but also in the general organisation of the educational sector.

    Echono said the new career path policy approved by the Federal Government made it compulsory for those who aspire to be administrators of educational institutions to possess the necessary professional exposure and registration.

    “We also believe that those entrusted with responsibility for administering our institutions should not only have academic qualification but also have professional knowledge and skills.

    “They should also continually develop themselves, to horn this skills, imbibe good practices, improve accountability prudence and judicious use of resources at their disposal,” he said.


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  •  As Nigeria mark 62nd Independence Anniversary some Nigerians have expressed joy over the infrastructure development in the country since independence A cross section of the respondents who spoke in Bauchi and Dutse described the Federal Government s commitment towards roads housing power and rail infrastructure development as commendable Mr Sabo Mohammed a political analyst in Bauchi State said the country witnessed massive progress in infrastructure development under President Mohammadu Buhari s administration He lauded the president for ensuring continuity of infrastructure development projects initiated by his predecessors He said the projects were designed to provide modern air sea rail and road transportation networks for ease of doing businesses reduce poverty creat jobs and enhance wealth creation Mohammed said that power and housing project initiatives would also address energy crisis enhance stable power supply and provide decent houses to tackle housing deficit in the country According to him the Buhari administration has executed about 5 000 kilometers of roads through the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund and SUKUK Bond The gesture he said would encourage investment revamp industries and improved public service delivery to fast track sustainable social and economic development in the country He listed some of the projects to include the 2nd Niger Bridge Lagos Ibadan Expressway East West Road Abuja Kaduna Kano Expressway Gombe Yola Road Kano Maiduguri Expressway and Kirfi Gombe Road Mohammed said that some of the projects had been completed and inaugurated while others were at various stages of completion On rail sector Mohammed listed the Kaduna Abuja Lagos Kano Warri Itakpe Lagos Portharcourt standard gauge lines as well as Kano Maradi Rail line in Niger Republic In the energy sector he said the Federal Government initiated viable projects such as NLNG Train 7 Ajaokuta Kaduna Kano AKK pipeline project The AKK project on completion would saw an incremental 4 000MW of generating assets to the power sector he said Mohammed said the Zungeru and Kashimbila Hydro Power Plants were designed to complement systemic reforms and investments in the distribution and transmission segments of the electricity value chain The analyst said the country under the stewardship of Muhammadu Buhari also achieved giant leap in energy infrastructure development with signing of agreements on expanding gas supply to other African member states On July 28 2022 Nigeria signed a Memerandum of Understanding MoU with Algeria and Nigerien Governments for the implementation of the Trans Saharan Gas Pipeline TSGP project TSGP also known as NIGAL pipeline and Trans African gas pipeline is a planned natural gas pipeline from Nigeria to Algeria The gigantic project is seen as an opportunity to diversify the European Union s gas supplies Not to forget the infrastructure development in tertiary institutions across the country funded by Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund he said Mohammed said the projects were visible and incontrovertible assets in proof of what Nigeria s resources were invested in He however urged the Federal Government to complete all ongoing projects before the expiration of the tenure of President Buhari in 2023 Also Maryam Ibrahim and Babangida Muhammad residents of Dutse in Jigawa lauded the Nigerian government over its commitment to the infrastructure development in the country Muhammad noted tat the feat achieved in road infrastructure enhance transportation services as well as ease movement of goods and services across the country He advocated for practical measures to ensure rehabilitation and maintainance of the structures and urged Nigerians to protect national assets in their respective communities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria@62: Stakeholders commend Nigeria’s infrastructure devt
     As Nigeria mark 62nd Independence Anniversary some Nigerians have expressed joy over the infrastructure development in the country since independence A cross section of the respondents who spoke in Bauchi and Dutse described the Federal Government s commitment towards roads housing power and rail infrastructure development as commendable Mr Sabo Mohammed a political analyst in Bauchi State said the country witnessed massive progress in infrastructure development under President Mohammadu Buhari s administration He lauded the president for ensuring continuity of infrastructure development projects initiated by his predecessors He said the projects were designed to provide modern air sea rail and road transportation networks for ease of doing businesses reduce poverty creat jobs and enhance wealth creation Mohammed said that power and housing project initiatives would also address energy crisis enhance stable power supply and provide decent houses to tackle housing deficit in the country According to him the Buhari administration has executed about 5 000 kilometers of roads through the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund and SUKUK Bond The gesture he said would encourage investment revamp industries and improved public service delivery to fast track sustainable social and economic development in the country He listed some of the projects to include the 2nd Niger Bridge Lagos Ibadan Expressway East West Road Abuja Kaduna Kano Expressway Gombe Yola Road Kano Maiduguri Expressway and Kirfi Gombe Road Mohammed said that some of the projects had been completed and inaugurated while others were at various stages of completion On rail sector Mohammed listed the Kaduna Abuja Lagos Kano Warri Itakpe Lagos Portharcourt standard gauge lines as well as Kano Maradi Rail line in Niger Republic In the energy sector he said the Federal Government initiated viable projects such as NLNG Train 7 Ajaokuta Kaduna Kano AKK pipeline project The AKK project on completion would saw an incremental 4 000MW of generating assets to the power sector he said Mohammed said the Zungeru and Kashimbila Hydro Power Plants were designed to complement systemic reforms and investments in the distribution and transmission segments of the electricity value chain The analyst said the country under the stewardship of Muhammadu Buhari also achieved giant leap in energy infrastructure development with signing of agreements on expanding gas supply to other African member states On July 28 2022 Nigeria signed a Memerandum of Understanding MoU with Algeria and Nigerien Governments for the implementation of the Trans Saharan Gas Pipeline TSGP project TSGP also known as NIGAL pipeline and Trans African gas pipeline is a planned natural gas pipeline from Nigeria to Algeria The gigantic project is seen as an opportunity to diversify the European Union s gas supplies Not to forget the infrastructure development in tertiary institutions across the country funded by Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund he said Mohammed said the projects were visible and incontrovertible assets in proof of what Nigeria s resources were invested in He however urged the Federal Government to complete all ongoing projects before the expiration of the tenure of President Buhari in 2023 Also Maryam Ibrahim and Babangida Muhammad residents of Dutse in Jigawa lauded the Nigerian government over its commitment to the infrastructure development in the country Muhammad noted tat the feat achieved in road infrastructure enhance transportation services as well as ease movement of goods and services across the country He advocated for practical measures to ensure rehabilitation and maintainance of the structures and urged Nigerians to protect national assets in their respective communities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria@62: Stakeholders commend Nigeria’s infrastructure devt
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    Nigeria@62: Stakeholders commend Nigeria’s infrastructure devt

    As Nigeria mark 62nd Independence  Anniversary, some Nigerians have expressed joy over the infrastructure development in the country since independence.

    A cross section of the respondents who spoke in Bauchi and Dutse, described the Federal Government’s commitment towards roads, housing, power and rail infrastructure development as commendable.

    Mr Sabo Mohammed, a political analyst in Bauchi State, said the country witnessed massive progress in infrastructure development under President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration.

    He lauded the president for ensuring continuity of infrastructure development projects initiated by his predecessors.

    He said the projects were designed to provide modern air, sea, rail and road transportation networks for ease of doing businesses, reduce poverty, creat jobs and enhance wealth creation.

    Mohammed said that power and housing project initiatives would also address energy crisis, enhance stable power supply and provide decent houses to tackle housing deficit in the country.

    According to him, the Buhari administration has executed about 5,000 kilometers of roads through the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund and SUKUK Bond.The gesture, he said, would encourage investment, revamp industries and improved public service delivery to fast track sustainable social and economic development in the country.

    He listed some of the projects to include the 2nd Niger Bridge; Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, East-West Road, Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Expressway, Gombe -Yola Road, Kano – Maiduguri Expressway and Kirfi – Gombe Road.Mohammed said that some of the projects had been completed and inaugurated while others were at various stages of completion.

    On rail sector, Mohammed listed the Kaduna – Abuja, Lagos – Kano,  Warri – Itakpe, Lagos -Portharcourt standard gauge lines as well as Kano – Maradi Rail line in Niger Republic.

    In the energy sector, he said, the Federal Government initiated viable projects such as NLNG Train 7, Ajaokuta – Kaduna – Kano (AKK) pipeline project.

    The AKK project on completion would saw an incremental 4,000MW of generating assets to the power sector, he said.

    Mohammed said the Zungeru and Kashimbila Hydro Power Plants were designed to complement systemic reforms and investments in the distribution and transmission segments of the electricity value chain.

    The analyst said, the country under the stewardship of Muhammadu Buhari also achieved giant leap in energy infrastructure development with signing of agreements on expanding gas supply to other African member states.

    On July 28, 2022, Nigeria signed a Memerandum of Understanding (MoU) with Algeria and Nigerien Governments for the implementation of the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline (TSGP) project.

    TSGP; also known as NIGAL pipeline and Trans-African gas pipeline is a planned natural gas pipeline from Nigeria to Algeria.

    The gigantic project is seen as an opportunity to diversify the European Union’s gas supplies.

    “Not to forget the infrastructure development in tertiary institutions across the country funded by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund),” he said.

    Mohammed said the projects were visible and incontrovertible assets in proof of what Nigeria’s resources were invested in.

    He, however, urged the Federal Government to complete all ongoing projects before the expiration of the tenure of President Buhari in 2023.Also, Maryam Ibrahim and Babangida Muhammad, residents of Dutse in Jigawa, lauded the Nigerian government over its commitment to the infrastructure development in the country.

    Muhammad noted tat the feat achieved in road infrastructure enhance transportation services as well as ease movement of goods and services across the country.

    He advocated for practical measures to ensure rehabilitation and maintainance of the structures, and urged Nigerians to protect national assets in their respective communities.


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  •  The National Commission for Colleges of Education NCCE visitation panel has visited Isa Kaita College of Education Dutsinma in Katsina State for assessment and approval of some courses due for accreditation This is contained in a statement by the institution s Deputy Registrar Alhaji Usman Datti in Katsina on Monday He said the visitation panel was led by the Deputy Director Academic Programmes of the NCCE Mr Moses Afolabi He said the team was in the school to asses 26 Nigeria Certificate of Education NCE courses that were due for accreditation Datti quoted Afolabi as expressing satisfaction with the team s findings and pledged that the panel would be thorough free and fair in its assessment of the courses The statement also quoted the Provost Dr Isma il Ado as commending Gov Aminu Masari for provding dequate funds and necessary support to the college Apart from the TETFund interventions to the institution Masari s support on staff development had remained outstandingly commendable Ado was quoted as saying in the statement www nannews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Accreditation: NCCE panel visits College of Education, Dutsinma
     The National Commission for Colleges of Education NCCE visitation panel has visited Isa Kaita College of Education Dutsinma in Katsina State for assessment and approval of some courses due for accreditation This is contained in a statement by the institution s Deputy Registrar Alhaji Usman Datti in Katsina on Monday He said the visitation panel was led by the Deputy Director Academic Programmes of the NCCE Mr Moses Afolabi He said the team was in the school to asses 26 Nigeria Certificate of Education NCE courses that were due for accreditation Datti quoted Afolabi as expressing satisfaction with the team s findings and pledged that the panel would be thorough free and fair in its assessment of the courses The statement also quoted the Provost Dr Isma il Ado as commending Gov Aminu Masari for provding dequate funds and necessary support to the college Apart from the TETFund interventions to the institution Masari s support on staff development had remained outstandingly commendable Ado was quoted as saying in the statement www nannews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Accreditation: NCCE panel visits College of Education, Dutsinma
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    Accreditation: NCCE panel visits College of Education, Dutsinma

    The National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) visitation panel has visited Isa Kaita College of Education, Dutsinma in Katsina State, for assessment and approval of some courses due for accreditation.

    This is contained in a statement by the institution’s Deputy Registrar, Alhaji Usman Datti, in Katsina, on Monday.

    He said the visitation panel was led by the Deputy Director, Academic Programmes of the NCCE, Mr Moses Afolabi.

    He said the team was in the school to asses 26 Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE) courses that were due for accreditation.

    Datti quoted Afolabi as expressing satisfaction with the team’s findings, and pledged that the panel would be thorough, free and fair in its assessment of the courses.

    The statement also quoted the Provost, Dr Isma’il Ado as commending Gov. Aminu Masari for provding dequate funds and necessary support to the college.

    “Apart from the TETFund interventions to the institution, Masari’s support on staff development had remained outstandingly commendable,” Ado was quoted as saying in the statement. 

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  •  Gov Charles Soludo of Anambra has called for a strategic partnership with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund toward the delivery of intervention projects in higher institutions in the state Soludo made the call during a visit to the Executive Secretary of TETFund Sonny Echono in Abuja on Tuesday He said such collaboration would bring about a more robust impact with regard to TETFund intervention projects in the state We have a big dream a big agenda to partner with you and other critical stakeholders to ensure we achieve desired results when it comes to TETFUND project The Federal Government is a very critical player in this field of education as we know education is on the concurrent list The federal and states work together The only way we can make it work for ourselves is to work together through collaboration coordination and cooperation I will like us to work together in a whole lot of areas we are interested in and in some years to come we will be able to say with partnership with TETFund we were able to deliver A B C D Soludo said The governor commended TETFund for its various intervention projects across the country He said that the three state owned tertiary institutions in the state Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Anambra Polytechnic Mgbakwu and College of Education Nsugbe were eager to welcome more intervention projects from TETFund He however expressed concern over the growing number of tertiary institutions in the country saying government might find it difficult to adequately fund them in the future With the tertiary institutions going the way they are now there are still questions and issues we are not asking At some point we are going to ask whether or how the government will be able to fund or adequately fund the number or the plethora of institutions But in the interim before we get there TETFund has been filling the gap in terms of infrastructure in our tertiary institutions the governor said Soludo said that TETFund had done a lot in view of the limited resources available to it compared to the massive needs of the higher education sector He said Even if the Federal Government is to spend its entire capital budget on education it will not be enough to address all the issues Responding Echono said the fund had continued to do a lot both in terms of infrastructure and academic content development He said that TETFund projects were everywhere in tertiary institutions in Anambra especially at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka adding that the fund would do more in the state owned institutions In Anambra you will see a lot of our presence but I admit at the level of state institutions we need to do more TETFund has put in place mechanisms through specialised training to ensure Nigerian graduates are easily employable The fund has trained over 35 000 academic staff with the Centre of Excellence churning out cutting edge research to meet Nigeria s developmental needs he said Echono said that in the last 11 years 35 000 academic staff had been trained in Masters and PhDs saying that a lot had been done in the research component of its intervention He said that the fund was also working on the employability of graduates by linking the institutions with industries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Soludo seeks Anambra-TETFund partnership for intervention projects
     Gov Charles Soludo of Anambra has called for a strategic partnership with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund toward the delivery of intervention projects in higher institutions in the state Soludo made the call during a visit to the Executive Secretary of TETFund Sonny Echono in Abuja on Tuesday He said such collaboration would bring about a more robust impact with regard to TETFund intervention projects in the state We have a big dream a big agenda to partner with you and other critical stakeholders to ensure we achieve desired results when it comes to TETFUND project The Federal Government is a very critical player in this field of education as we know education is on the concurrent list The federal and states work together The only way we can make it work for ourselves is to work together through collaboration coordination and cooperation I will like us to work together in a whole lot of areas we are interested in and in some years to come we will be able to say with partnership with TETFund we were able to deliver A B C D Soludo said The governor commended TETFund for its various intervention projects across the country He said that the three state owned tertiary institutions in the state Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Anambra Polytechnic Mgbakwu and College of Education Nsugbe were eager to welcome more intervention projects from TETFund He however expressed concern over the growing number of tertiary institutions in the country saying government might find it difficult to adequately fund them in the future With the tertiary institutions going the way they are now there are still questions and issues we are not asking At some point we are going to ask whether or how the government will be able to fund or adequately fund the number or the plethora of institutions But in the interim before we get there TETFund has been filling the gap in terms of infrastructure in our tertiary institutions the governor said Soludo said that TETFund had done a lot in view of the limited resources available to it compared to the massive needs of the higher education sector He said Even if the Federal Government is to spend its entire capital budget on education it will not be enough to address all the issues Responding Echono said the fund had continued to do a lot both in terms of infrastructure and academic content development He said that TETFund projects were everywhere in tertiary institutions in Anambra especially at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka adding that the fund would do more in the state owned institutions In Anambra you will see a lot of our presence but I admit at the level of state institutions we need to do more TETFund has put in place mechanisms through specialised training to ensure Nigerian graduates are easily employable The fund has trained over 35 000 academic staff with the Centre of Excellence churning out cutting edge research to meet Nigeria s developmental needs he said Echono said that in the last 11 years 35 000 academic staff had been trained in Masters and PhDs saying that a lot had been done in the research component of its intervention He said that the fund was also working on the employability of graduates by linking the institutions with industries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Soludo seeks Anambra-TETFund partnership for intervention projects
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    Soludo seeks Anambra-TETFund partnership for intervention projects

    Gov. Charles  Soludo of Anambra, has called for a strategic partnership with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) toward the delivery of intervention projects in higher institutions in the state.

    Soludo made the call during a visit to the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Sonny Echono, in Abuja on Tuesday.

    He said such collaboration would bring about a more robust impact with regard to TETFund intervention projects in the state.

    “We have a big dream, a big agenda to partner with you and other critical stakeholders to ensure we achieve desired results when it comes to TETFUND project.

    “The Federal Government is a very critical player in this field of education; as we know, education is on the concurrent list.

    The federal and states work together.

    “The only way we can make it work for ourselves is to work together through collaboration, coordination and cooperation.

    “I will like us to work together in a whole lot of areas we are interested in and in some years to come, we will be able to say with partnership with TETFund, we were able to deliver A,B,C, D,” Soludo said.

    The governor commended TETFund for its various intervention projects across the country.

    He said that the three state-owned tertiary institutions in the state, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University; Anambra Polytechnic, Mgbakwu; and College of Education, Nsugbe; were eager to welcome more intervention projects from TETFund. He, however, expressed concern over the growing number of tertiary institutions in the country, saying government might find it difficult to adequately fund them in the future.

    “With the tertiary institutions going the way they are now, there are still questions and issues we are not asking.

    “At some point, we are going to ask whether or how the government will be able to fund or adequately fund the number or the plethora of institutions.

    “But in the interim, before we get there, TETFund has been filling the gap in terms of infrastructure in our tertiary institutions,’’ the governor said.

    Soludo said that TETFund had done a lot in view of the limited resources available to it compared to the massive needs of the higher education sector.

    He said, “Even if the Federal Government is to spend its entire capital budget on education, it will not be enough to address all the issues.

    ’’ Responding, Echono said the fund had continued to do a lot both in terms of infrastructure and academic content development.

    He said that TETFund projects were everywhere in tertiary institutions in Anambra, especially at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, adding that the fund would do more in the state-owned institutions.

    “In Anambra, you will see a lot of our presence but I admit at the level of state institutions, we need to do more.

    “TETFund has put in place mechanisms through specialised training to ensure Nigerian graduates are easily employable.

    “The fund has trained over 35,000 academic staff with the Centre of Excellence churning out cutting-edge research to meet Nigeria’s developmental needs,” he said.

    Echono said that in the last 11 years, 35,000 academic staff had been trained in Masters and PhDs, saying that a lot had been done in the research component of its intervention.

    He said that the fund was also working on the employability of graduates by linking the institutions with industries.


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  •  The Sustainable Peace Team set up by the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities CVCNU has called for an executive action by the Federal Government to propose to the National Assembly its decision on improved funding to address impasse The former Secretary General CVCNU Prof Michael Faborode made the call in an advisory paper tagged Exploring Alternative Pathways to Amicably Resolving Impasse made available to the news Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja Faborode said that once the national assembly receives the necessary communication from government is should enact legislation to ensure succeeding government s compliance with the undertaking He also suggested that government as well as ASUU should consider and accept Blended Financing options as a medium term solution to sustainable funding of public universities As a way of sourcing and mobilising funds internally to take care of some of the current pressing needs we propose to government to suspend the 25 per cent remittance of all user charges collected by the universities This will go a long way in helping to pool funds internally to meet some of the outstanding obligations and further boost internal fund generation efforts in universities For the 35 professoriate salary increase offer that was rejected by ASUU we suggest that a middle ground will be for government to accept to make the offer net of taxes This will provide a sort of tax break that will improve the current comparatively low take home pay of Nigerian academics This can be for a period to be mutually determined taking cognisance of the deleterious galloping rate of brain drain that must be halted he said According to Faborode this will represent a significant shift by ASUU as it falls far short of what was dedicatedly and painstakingly negotiated He said that the team also propose an agreed percentage increase in the quantum of user charges to help bridge funding gaps which he said could be used to fund staff earned allowances as currently being done by some state universities We are aware that the Audit Report commissioned by the federal government to review the payment of earned allowances established that the allowances had no clear cut basis of disbursement And in many cases the administrative heads played a secondary role in its disbursement We say time and again that given the unique system that operates in universities the time lost to a strike can to an extent be recovered through extra work and sacrifices such as utilisation of breaks periods outside official hours and leaves to make up on the part of the staff He therefore called on the government on the needs to allow some creative funding options while appealing to the government to reconsider its position on this matter Faborode said that the team recognised that the Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund had become by default a major financier of higher education He however said that the current template for funds allocation and distribution was long overdue for review He advised that TETFund NUC ASUU and the ministry of education to convene a policy meeting to consider a new template that would meet the current demands of beneficiary institutions and block fund leakages We also agree with the suggestion that government should increase the current funding source to at least 3 of profit after tax of all companies doing business in Nigeria As we noted in our previous communication ultimately the government must align itself politically and legally with the laws establishing its universities The autonomy of public universities cannot be by half measures The University is a universal entity and we cannot localise ours out of the global community of institutions of higher learning and expect them to compete favourably with their global peers he said He added that having established and appointed the Governing Councils with people of high integrity and proven records of service they should be allowed to administer the universities as prescribed by the law and in tune with their individual contexts According to him for our universities to transform to the highly desired world class status they require favourable governance tenets that encourage strategic vision innovation and flexibility He said this would enable them to make critical transformative decisions and manage resources without being encumbered by bureaucracy He therefore called on the government to speedily facilitate the reopening of the universities now that campaigns were about to start as this would help insulate the bulk of the students from overt politicisation of their plight He however commended the Committee of Pro Chancellors CPC Committee of Vice Chancellors CVC and ASUU for agreeing to its earlier suggestion that a meeting of Pro Chancellors Vice Chancellors and ASUU should be convened We are informed that the meeting will hold on Wednesday Sept 14 We plead that the meeting should consider the fate of the Nigerian university system and for the ASUU leadership to be more pragmatic and reflective of history We earlier noted that 2023 would represent 50 years of strikes by the academic staff There is no gainsaying that members of the university community at their various levels have made huge personal sacrifices for the system We will continue to do so and hope that external actors like government its agencies and the national assembly as well as stakeholders will understand and appreciate that the insistence on adequate funding to create better teaching learning and research environments is not personal nor trivial but fundamental to the nation s progress he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU: Peace team seeks NASS action on funding for universities
     The Sustainable Peace Team set up by the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities CVCNU has called for an executive action by the Federal Government to propose to the National Assembly its decision on improved funding to address impasse The former Secretary General CVCNU Prof Michael Faborode made the call in an advisory paper tagged Exploring Alternative Pathways to Amicably Resolving Impasse made available to the news Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja Faborode said that once the national assembly receives the necessary communication from government is should enact legislation to ensure succeeding government s compliance with the undertaking He also suggested that government as well as ASUU should consider and accept Blended Financing options as a medium term solution to sustainable funding of public universities As a way of sourcing and mobilising funds internally to take care of some of the current pressing needs we propose to government to suspend the 25 per cent remittance of all user charges collected by the universities This will go a long way in helping to pool funds internally to meet some of the outstanding obligations and further boost internal fund generation efforts in universities For the 35 professoriate salary increase offer that was rejected by ASUU we suggest that a middle ground will be for government to accept to make the offer net of taxes This will provide a sort of tax break that will improve the current comparatively low take home pay of Nigerian academics This can be for a period to be mutually determined taking cognisance of the deleterious galloping rate of brain drain that must be halted he said According to Faborode this will represent a significant shift by ASUU as it falls far short of what was dedicatedly and painstakingly negotiated He said that the team also propose an agreed percentage increase in the quantum of user charges to help bridge funding gaps which he said could be used to fund staff earned allowances as currently being done by some state universities We are aware that the Audit Report commissioned by the federal government to review the payment of earned allowances established that the allowances had no clear cut basis of disbursement And in many cases the administrative heads played a secondary role in its disbursement We say time and again that given the unique system that operates in universities the time lost to a strike can to an extent be recovered through extra work and sacrifices such as utilisation of breaks periods outside official hours and leaves to make up on the part of the staff He therefore called on the government on the needs to allow some creative funding options while appealing to the government to reconsider its position on this matter Faborode said that the team recognised that the Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund had become by default a major financier of higher education He however said that the current template for funds allocation and distribution was long overdue for review He advised that TETFund NUC ASUU and the ministry of education to convene a policy meeting to consider a new template that would meet the current demands of beneficiary institutions and block fund leakages We also agree with the suggestion that government should increase the current funding source to at least 3 of profit after tax of all companies doing business in Nigeria As we noted in our previous communication ultimately the government must align itself politically and legally with the laws establishing its universities The autonomy of public universities cannot be by half measures The University is a universal entity and we cannot localise ours out of the global community of institutions of higher learning and expect them to compete favourably with their global peers he said He added that having established and appointed the Governing Councils with people of high integrity and proven records of service they should be allowed to administer the universities as prescribed by the law and in tune with their individual contexts According to him for our universities to transform to the highly desired world class status they require favourable governance tenets that encourage strategic vision innovation and flexibility He said this would enable them to make critical transformative decisions and manage resources without being encumbered by bureaucracy He therefore called on the government to speedily facilitate the reopening of the universities now that campaigns were about to start as this would help insulate the bulk of the students from overt politicisation of their plight He however commended the Committee of Pro Chancellors CPC Committee of Vice Chancellors CVC and ASUU for agreeing to its earlier suggestion that a meeting of Pro Chancellors Vice Chancellors and ASUU should be convened We are informed that the meeting will hold on Wednesday Sept 14 We plead that the meeting should consider the fate of the Nigerian university system and for the ASUU leadership to be more pragmatic and reflective of history We earlier noted that 2023 would represent 50 years of strikes by the academic staff There is no gainsaying that members of the university community at their various levels have made huge personal sacrifices for the system We will continue to do so and hope that external actors like government its agencies and the national assembly as well as stakeholders will understand and appreciate that the insistence on adequate funding to create better teaching learning and research environments is not personal nor trivial but fundamental to the nation s progress he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU: Peace team seeks NASS action on funding for universities
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    ASUU: Peace team seeks NASS action on funding for universities

    The Sustainable Peace Team, set up by the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) has called for an executive action by the Federal Government to propose to the National Assembly its decision on improved funding to address impasse.

    The former Secretary General, CVCNU, Prof. Michael Faborode, made the call in an advisory paper tagged: ‘ Exploring Alternative Pathways to Amicably Resolving Impasse” made  available to the news Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja.

    Faborode said that once the national assembly receives the necessary communication from government, is should enact legislation to ensure succeeding government’s compliance with the undertaking.

    He also suggested that government, as well as ASUU, should consider and accept ‘ Blended Financing options as a medium-term solution to sustainable funding of public universities. 

    ” As a way of sourcing and mobilising funds internally to take care of some of the current pressing needs, we propose to government to suspend the 25 per cent remittance of all user charges collected by the universities.

    ” This will go a long way in helping to pool funds internally to meet some of the outstanding obligations and further boost internal fund generation efforts in universities.

    ” For the 35% professoriate salary increase offer that was rejected by ASUU, we suggest that a middle ground will be for government to accept to make the offer, net of taxes.

    ” This will provide a sort of tax break that will improve the current comparatively low take-home pay of Nigerian academics.

    This can be for a period to be mutually determined, taking cognisance of the deleterious galloping rate of brain drain, that must be halted,” he said.

    According to Faborode, this will represent a significant shift by ASUU as it falls far short of what was dedicatedly and painstakingly negotiated.

    He said that the team also propose an agreed percentage increase in the quantum of user charges to help bridge funding gaps which he said could be used to fund staff (earned) allowances as currently being done by some state universities.

    ” We are aware that the Audit Report commissioned by the federal government to review the payment of earned allowances, established that the allowances had no clear-cut basis of disbursement.

    ” And in many cases, the administrative heads played a secondary role in its disbursement.

    ” We say time and again that given the unique system that operates in universities, the time lost to a strike can, to an extent, be recovered through extra work and sacrifices (such as utilisation of breaks, periods outside official hours and leaves to make up) on the part of the staff.

    He, therefore, called on the government on the needs to allow some creative funding options, while appealing to the government to reconsider its position on this matter.

    Faborode said that the team recognised that the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) had become, by default, a major financier of higher education.

    He, however, said that the current template for funds allocation and distribution was long overdue for review.

    He advised that TETFund, NUC, , ASUU and the ministry of education to convene a policy meeting to consider a new template that would meet the current demands of beneficiary institutions and block fund leakages.

    ” We also agree with the suggestion that government should increase the current funding source to at least 3% of profit after tax of all companies doing business in Nigeria.

    ” As we noted in our previous communication, ultimately, the government must align itself politically and legally with the laws establishing its universities.

    The autonomy of public universities cannot be by half measures.

    “The University is a universal entity and we cannot localise ours out of the global community of institutions of higher learning and expect them to compete favourably with their global peers,” he said.

    He added that having established and appointed the Governing Councils, with people of high integrity and proven records of service, they should be allowed to administer the universities as prescribed by the law and in tune with their individual contexts.

    According to him, for our universities to transform to the highly desired world class status, they require favourable governance tenets that encourage strategic vision, innovation, and flexibility.

    He said this would enable them to make critical transformative decisions and manage resources without being encumbered by bureaucracy.

    He, therefore, called on the government to speedily facilitate the reopening of the universities now that campaigns were about to start as this would help insulate the bulk of the students from overt politicisation of their plight.

    He, however, commended the Committee of Pro- Chancellors (CPC),  Committee of Vice Chancellors (CVC) and ASUU for agreeing to its earlier suggestion that a meeting of Pro-Chancellors, Vice-Chancellors and ASUU should be convened.

    “We are informed that the meeting will hold on Wednesday, Sept.14. We plead that the meeting should consider the fate of the Nigerian university system and for the ASUU leadership to be more pragmatic and reflective of history.

    ‘We earlier noted that 2023 would represent 50 years of strikes by the academic staff.

    There is no gainsaying that members of the university community at their various levels have made huge personal sacrifices for the system.

    “We will continue to do so and hope that external actors like government, its agencies and the national assembly, as well as stakeholders will understand and appreciate that the insistence on adequate funding to create better teaching, learning and research environments is not personal, nor trivial but fundamental to the nation’s progress,” he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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