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FEC Approves 20 Private Universities

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, approved the establishment of 20 private universities in the country.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu ,said the approved universities will get their provisional licenses from the National Universities Commission (NUC), which they will use for the next three years while monitoring and evaluation will go on.

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Some of the universities approved by the FEC are Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State. Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State, Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo State, Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State, and Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State, Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano among others.
Nine of the private universities are located in North Central, three in South South, two in South East, five of them in North West and one in South West.

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Kano State Governor Increases Retirement Age for Teachers

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Kano State Governor Increases Retirement Age for Teachers

The Kano state Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has increased the length of service for teachers in the state from 35 years to 40 years.

This has moved retirement age from 60 years to 65 years, for all categories of teachers in the state.

Ganduje disclosed this during the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Award Night, as part of activities marking this year’s workers’ day celebration, held at the Open Theatre, Government House, Kano, on Saturday, assuring that all the policies would be sustained.

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He said the gesture was to motivate and promote teacher’s commitment to their duties.

The governor further mentioned that, all teachers from primary to secondary schools up to tertiary institutions, would benefit from the new development. adding that, this is an innovation that we cherish and will sustain.

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Security Threat: Kano Govt. Directs Closure of Bagauda Technical College

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Security Threat: Kano Govt. Directs Closure of Bagauda Technical College

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As a proactive measure, the Kano State Government, late Monday evening, directed the immediate closure of Bagauda Technical College over disturbing security reports.

According to a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Aliyu Yusuf, the state Commissioner of Education, Muhammad Sanusi, attributed the closure to disturbing security reports, as well as the need to protect the lives of the students and teachers.

He therefore urged parents to immediately evacuate their children from the college premises and wait for further directives.

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The Commissioner further used the opportunity to express the state government’s appreciation to parents and guardians for their support and cooperation on government’s policies and directives, especially on security-related matters.

Already, no less than 34 boarding schools located on the outskirts of the metropolis have been closed due to the prevailing security situation around neighboring states.

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Students from the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi Abducted on Campus

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Students from the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi Abducted on Campus

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Some students from the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi (FUAM) in Benue State have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

The school authority announced on Monday that an unspecified number of students from the institution were taken away at gunpoint on Sunday.

Director of Information, Protocol and Public Relations Unit (IPPR), Rosemary Waku, made the announcement in a statement.

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This comes less than a week after Greenfield University students in Kaduna state were kidnapped on campus.

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