2015/2016 Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development

The PRESSID Implementation Committee invites qualified candidates to apply for the third edition (2015/2016 academic session) of  the Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development (PRESSID). The Scheme, which sponsors graduates that have obtained First Class Honours degrees from any recognized and approved university, for postgraduate studies in the top 25 universities in the world was established… Continue reading 2015/2016 Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development

Ogun tops Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development Award

Ogun state topped the list of beneficiaries of the 2014/2015 Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development (PRESSID) awards claiming 17 out of the 104 slots. PRESSID was introduced by President Goodluck Jonathan last year as part of initiatives to encourage the first-class graduates   to study in the top 25 universities in the world… Continue reading Ogun tops Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development Award

Google AdCamp 2014

Online advertising is at the core of Google’s business and Google will be sharing the magic of her platforms with university students through Google AdCamp. AdCamp offers a collaborative curriculum focused on Google’s advertising sales and services operations, an overview of Google’s ad products and insight into the industry. Up to 70 current university students will be… Continue reading Google AdCamp 2014

World Bank Scholarship for Specialised Post-Graduate Programme in Agriculture and Sustainable Environment

The Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta has commenced the training programme in its World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence in Agriculture and Sustainable Environment. The centre will run specialized international postgraduate courses designated as Master (M.AgSE) and Doctorate (Phd AgSE) degrees in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment. The courses are M.AgSE and PhD AgSE in:… Continue reading World Bank Scholarship for Specialised Post-Graduate Programme in Agriculture and Sustainable Environment

FG Committed to Centre of Excellence Projects in Universities – NUC

THE Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Julius Okojie, has expressed the commitment of the Federal Government to support the establishment of centres of excellence in some Nigerian universities, under the World Bank-assisted project. Okojie disclosed this on Thursday, at a meeting with evaluators from the regional facilitation unit of the Africa Centres… Continue reading FG Committed to Centre of Excellence Projects in Universities – NUC

First Student Loan Scheme Bill Passes Second Reading

A bill to create a student loan scheme – called a Higher Education Bank – has passed a second reading in the national assembly and is expected to be approved soon. As expected, there was jubilation among students over the scheme, which is unprecedented in Nigerian higher education. Student beneficiaries would receive sufficient funding to… Continue reading First Student Loan Scheme Bill Passes Second Reading

Covenant Varsity Battles for Clinton’s Hult Prize

Team Fudio of Covenant University stands the chance to win USD1 million to start up their social enterprise as at this year’s Hult Prize competition if they propose the very best idea to change the world. This year’s competition brought together over 10,000 applicants from 150 different countries with solutions to the global food crisis.… Continue reading Covenant Varsity Battles for Clinton’s Hult Prize

Nigeria’s First Online University: Beni American University

Nigeria’s first online university has been launched by Gossy Ukanwoke who has been nicknamed Nigeria’s Mark Zuckerberg. Called Beni American University, Gossy who is also the founder of the Students Circle Network, an academic social network for students, teachers and institutions that brings over 10,000 free academic resources from over 200 universities globally, and shares… Continue reading Nigeria’s First Online University: Beni American University

Six Mega Universities Underway

The National Economic Council (NEC), on Thursday approved the conversion of one university in each of the six geo-political zones to a ‘Mega University.” The recommendation for the conversion was part of those contained in the report of the Peter Obi-led Technical Committee on the recommendations of the Needs Assessment of Nigerian Universities, CNANU. All the… Continue reading Six Mega Universities Underway

Babcock University Denies Claims of Outrageous Increment in School Fees

The Management of Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun state has denied the recent claims by some students of the University that the school tuition fees of different departments for the next academic session has been increased outrageously. In a statement signed by the Director, External and Community Affairs, Joshua Suleiman, the school Management has officially denied… Continue reading Babcock University Denies Claims of Outrageous Increment in School Fees