NUC Directs VCs To Appoint Acting Deputies

The Federal Government through the National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed all the Vice Chancellors (VCs) in Federal Universities whose tenure will soon end, to nominate their deputies to temporarily serve as acting VCs. This directive was made known in a circular addressed to the affected outgoing VCs and signed by the Executive Secretary of NUC, Chris Maiyaki who stated that this development followed the earlier directive by the Federal Ministry of Education.

NELFUND Lunches Application Portal For Student Loan

The Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) the official government body for student loans, has on Friday announced that the application portal for the student loan is now open.
The loan website became active in the early hours of Friday, however, the first phase of the loan is open to students of federal tertiary institutions, the first phase. NELFUND spokesman Nasir Ayitogo listed the step-by-step application for the loan.

Nigerian Students in UK to Leave Versity, Country over Unpaid Tuition

Nigerian students at Teesside University in the United Kingdom have been told to quit the school and return to Nigeria over unpaid fees. According to BBC, Teesside University said the move was in line with the UK’s immigration regulations. “Teesside University is proud to be a global institution with a diverse student population but is also very aware of its visa issuance and compliance obligations. “These strict external regulations ensure that the university fully supports a robust immigration system and are outside of the university’s control,” BBC said, quoting a university spokesperson.

Tinubu Orders Review of Tertiary Institution Board

Inconsistencies in the recent appointment of governing boards of tertiary institutions have prompted President Bola Tinubu to order a total and comprehensive review of the process before the inauguration and retreat being planned for the nominees. In a statement issued by Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, he recalled that the Federal Ministry of Education recently released names of nominees for chairmen, Pro-Chancellors, and members of the boards and councils of universities, Polytechnics, and colleges of education. It also announced that the inauguration and retreat for the nominees will take place on 31 May.

Student Loan: Only Those In Public Institution Will Be Given Priority – FG

Managing Director of Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND), Mr Akintunde Sawyerr, has revealed that only students across federal tertiary institutions will be prioritise to have access to the 1.2 million students loan in the first phase of its disbursement. The NELFUND chairman was speaking at the opening of the portal for applications on Friday, saying the first phase will be officially open for students across the federal tertiary institutions whose institutions have completed the uploading of their data. 

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