List of Universities Closed Down by National Universities Commission (Nigeria)

On 28 May 2018, the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria issued a bulletin stating that the following institutions have not been licensed by the Federal Government and have been closed down: 1) University of Accountancy and Management Studie

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Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education upgraded to university (Nigeria)

Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, formerly known as Alvan Ikoku College of Education (1973-2007), was upgraded to university status on December 1, 2016. The university name is Alvan Ikoku University of Education.

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JAMB releases new cut-off marks for tertiary institutions (Nigeria)

As of 2010, students interested in pursuing higher education need to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam (UTME) administered by the Joint Articulation and Matriculation Board (JAMB). The scores on the UTME exam determine whether a student qua

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Senate Extends Validity of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam to Three Years (Nigeria)

Nigeria's Senate Upper Chamber in March 2016  extended the  Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Entrance Examination (UTME) validity period to three years from one year. This change allows students compete for a

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University of Maiduguri Continues to Operate Despite Boko Haram Attacks (Nigeria)

Despite recent attacks by Boko Haram in the area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, University of Maiduguri continues to operate, planning its 22nd convocation ceremony in April, after a six-year suspension.

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