Saraki List Gains of 3 New Petroleum Industry Bills

2018-06-22T18:17:21+00:00June 4th, 2018|Education, Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the three new Petroleum Industry Bills (PIB) being considered by the Senate will boost economic growth and lead to a more efficient oil sector that is globally competitive. Saraki who stated this while declaring open a 3-day public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill [...]

Saraki Advocates Priority for Human Capital Development

2018-03-28T14:24:16+00:00March 27th, 2018|Education|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the country needs to prioritize human capital development in national spending even as it embarks on various infrastructure projects. Saraki stated this when he declared opened a two-day public hearing on the 2018 budget, organized by the Joint National Assembly Committee on Appropriation. The [...]

Education Reforms Key To Africa’s Development

2018-02-15T09:28:33+00:00February 4th, 2018|Education|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has urged African leaders to shift emphasis from the current theoretical system of impacting knowledge in her education system to practical skills based approach in order to radically turn around the fortunes of the continent. Saraki made the call while delivering a keynote address at the 2018 [...]

Saraki Directs MDAs to Submit Outstanding Scholarships to Senate

2017-11-02T11:22:46+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Education|

...Calls for Review of Scholarship Policy President of the Senate Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Wednesday met with representatives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) responsible for the welfare of Nigerian Students on scholarships abroad now stranded due to non-payment of their living allowances and tuition fees by relevant government agencies. The Senate in plenary [...]

UBEC Amendment: Malala Yousafzai Commends Saraki, Senate

2017-08-12T11:51:03+00:00August 12th, 2017|Education|

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, has commended the 8th Senate, and its President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki for the  recent amendment to the Universal Basic Education Act, which extends the right to free education across Nigeria from nine years to twelve years for all children. In [...]

More States Will Soon Access UBEC Funds, Says Saraki

2017-08-12T11:55:00+00:00August 10th, 2017|Education, Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that Senate’s amendment of the Act that establishes the Compulsory Universal Basic Education, will provide all 36 States of Nigeria with needed funds to enhance the quality of education in the country. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, [...]

Saraki Seeks Alignment of Education Curriculum With Industry Requirements

2017-08-08T14:02:00+00:00August 8th, 2017|Education|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday stated that Nigeria’s university curriculum and teaching methods must be upscaled to reflect the demands of employers from both the public and the private sectors. Speaking on the need for the country to urgently reposition its educational system to reflect current domestic and global realities [...]

Senate Vows To End LAUTECH Crisis

2017-07-23T17:42:13+00:00July 21st, 2017|Education|

The senate has vowed to bring to an end the crisis bedeviling the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) that led to the closure of the institution for almost two years. Speaking while receiving a delegation led by the president of LAUTECH Alumni Association, Professor Adewale Sunday, in Abuja, the President of the Senate, Dr [...]

10.5m Out-Of-School Children A Ticking Time Bomb

2017-06-12T10:25:05+00:00June 11th, 2017|Education|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the statistics that over 10million children in the country were out of school as not only alarming but a ticking time bomb. He also expressed the readiness of the National Assembly to partner with stakeholders like the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to drastically reduce the numbers. [...]

KCOBA Seeks Senate’s Intervention to Save Unity Colleges

2017-06-12T10:24:35+00:00June 10th, 2017|Education|

The national leadership of the King's College Old Boys' Association (KCOBA) has called on the Senate to urgently cause its Committee on Education to investigate and review the current management model for Federal Unity Colleges in the country in order to save them from total collapse. The National Secretary of KCOBA, Mr. Lucky Idike, according [...]

Saraki Calls For Urgent National Dialogue To Fix Education Sector

2017-04-27T10:50:32+00:00April 27th, 2017|Education|

...As Queens College Old Girls' Petition Senate Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has called for an urgent roundtable discussion involving all stakeholders, the government and international development agencies on how to halt the dwindling fortunes of education in the country. Saraki spoke yesterday when the Advocacy Group of the Queens Collage Old Girls' Association [...]