Thursday, 18 January 2018

4 FUTO students build a drone to mitigate security challenges on campus

Four students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri were recently celebrated for building a surveillance drone for the institution.

The students, Ekeh IsidoreKizito OnyemaAloysius Nwokedike and John Kenedy Kalusubmitted the drone to the Electrical Electronics Engineering Department as their final year project.
Explaining how they were inspired to design a surveillance drone, the students said they were inspired by constant armed robbery incidents on their campus.
Ekeh IsidoreKizito OnyemaAloysius Nwokedike and John Kenedy Kalu designed a surveillance drone as their final year project. (Nairaland)

The students also said the idea was developed as a result of security challenges they were facing on campus and in their hostel. READ MORE @ 

Thursday, 21 December 2017

FG issues provisional licenses to six new private Universities

The Federal Ministry of Education on Tuesday issued provisional licences to the six newly established private universities. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, gave the provisional licences to the institutions in Abuja.

The institutions are Admiralty University Ibusa in Delta; Spiritan University Neochi, Abia; Precious Cornerstone University in Ibadan, Oyo State; Pamo University of Medica Sciences, Port Harcourt; Atiba University in Oyo, Oyo State; and Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences, Ijanikin, Lagos State.

Adamu, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Sonny Echono said the Federal Executive Council approved the take-off of the universities on Dec. 6. Dec. 6.

He said that the approvals were given to the universities to provide quality education in Nigeria.
He said the approval had increased the number of private universities in the country to 74.
Mallam Adamu Adamu

He said, “The problems of access to quality education in Nigeria has poised serious challenges and therefore required serious efforts to address them.

“The approval of the universities tends to address the issue of access to university education.
“Private universities in Nigeria have contributed and will continue to contribute to the development of education in the country.
“The competition of private universities has contributed to healthy delivery within the system.”
He called on the institutions’ administrators to ensure the highest standard of best practices to achieve academic excellence in their programmes.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said quality control must be strictly adhered to.
He said, “With about two million candidates applying for admission into universities annually, the university system is only able to accommodate about 500,000 students yearly.

“And so, there is need to license more universities to help deal with the challenge of access to education.”

Also, Former head of state, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar called on Nigerians to maintain peace in the country to ensure educational development. Abubakar also urged universities to maintain and ensure quality education for the betterment of all Nigerians.

He said with a total of 160 universities in Nigeria out of which 74 are private universities, 46 states and 40 federal universities, there was the need to ensure peace to achieve educational development.
He called for the engagement of the youths educationally, adding that the universities should be adequately equipped for meaningful development.


Thursday, 9 November 2017


Many concerned stakeholders has lamented about the challenges posed by SHORTAGE OF QUALIFIED SKILLED TEACHERS IN NIGERIA in the education sector....Edufast moves to support the government.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017


Author: Chinma Ihenacho


After four years of striving for excellence in the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK), gathered that two young men who were roommates defied the odds to graduate with a first class. Apart from sharing the same middle name, Henry Ikenna Ozor and Joshua Ikenna Akuchi, seem to have a lot in common. The two were classmates in secondary school, and when they met as undergraduates in the faculty of Engineering of UNIZIK, they became roommates. Years down the line, the pair conquered expectations when they both graduated with first class degrees, and even finished as best graduating students from their departments. Read more:

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

ExxonMobil partners with Kaduna State Government to Improve Education

Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (Offshore East) Limited, an ExxonMobil affiliate company in Nigeria, has donated 5000 personal tablet computers to students in Kaduna State government-owned secondary schools, under the State’s Smart Education Initiative, as part of efforts to improve students’ access to education within the state.

The tablet computers are equipped with school curriculum, e-text books along with past questions and solutions for national examinations, which will greatly aid students in their academics by providing them with instant access to multiple sources of knowledge.
“This initiative fits into our social investment strategy, which supports improvement and capacity enhancement of institutions at all levels in Nigeria’s education sector. It also mirrors similar educational programs supported by ExxonMobil affiliates across Nigeria” said Paul Arinze, General Manager, Public and Government Affairs for ExxonMobil affiliates in Nigeria. “In the past two decades, ExxonMobil affiliates in Nigeria have invested over eight billion naira in Nigeria’s education system.”

“We hope this investment in smart education systems for high school students will have a carry-over effect, leading to improved performances of the students at further levels of education, and an improved quality of working class Nigerians in Kaduna state”, he added. Also speaking, the Group General Manager (GGM) of the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), represented by the Manager Public Affairs, Ahmed Aminu, described the project as a “worthy initiative” and urged the students to make the most of the opportunity to embrace digital education.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai
The Governor of Kaduna State, His Excellency Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, commended NAPIMS, Esso and other co-venturers on USAN deep water field for their contribution to the State’s Smart education initiative, emphasizing the value of the project in overcoming some of the current challenges to education in the state.
The governor added that the proper utilization of the tablet computers would enhance the national competitiveness of Kaduna State students and help build human capital within the state.


Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Unimaid VC, Prof. I. A. Njodi Receives National Award

Prof. Ibrahim Njodi (L) receiving his Award from Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (R) 
The management and staff of Edufast International Consult heartily felicitates with Professor Ibrahim Njodi on his recent achievement. Indeed, as the saying goes, 'A gold fish has no hiding place'. Today (21st, February, 2017), at Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja, you were conferred with the NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY ORDER OF MERIT Award by Mr President, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR.

Keep doing the good work for humanity; University of Maiduguri community will never forget your extra efforts in repositioning the institution. More grease to your elbows!

Tuesday, 31 January 2017


Com. Isaac Balami   Source: TUC

I am pleased to announce that the Federal Government through the Ministries of Aviation and Interior,  Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) now have some policy direction for the betterment of all Pilots and Aircraft Engineers in Nigeria.  I, and the National Administrative Council (NAC) of NAAPE last year met with the Minister of Aviation, Minister of Interior, DG of NCAA and other key players in the Aviation sector. This led to the Federal Government constituting a committee whose decisions will soon be implemented. 

We have had young, brilliant and superbly-certified Nigerian Pilots and Engineers complain about unjustifiable........ READ FULL: