Archive for January 17th, 2013

Students from India and Pakistan shun UK universities

UK universities recorded a significant drop in the number of students from India and Pakistan for the first time last year. The numbers of students from India fell by a whopping 23.5% compared to 2010-11 and from Pakistan by 13.4%, the official Higher Education Statistics Agency, or HESA, reported last week. There were almost 10,000 […]

Anger over lean budget for public universities

Public universities in Nigeria will face harsh financial times yet again this year. The National Assembly recently approved a paltry 8.7% of the nation’s entire budget for the education sector, and only around 3% of this low allocation will go to tertiary institutions. Stakeholders, including lecturers, students and non-teaching staff at public universities, have expressed […]

Facebook adds free calling feature for US iPhones

Facebook has added a feature in its mobile phone app that allows free calling for US iPhone users. Users can now make calls to each other via the Facebook Messenger app anywhere they have a wi-fi or a cellular-data connection. The feature could be a boon for heavy talkers as they would avoid carrier call […]

Intel sales and profits fall in the fourth quarter

Profits at Intel have fallen as the world’s largest maker of computer microchips continues to suffer from weaker PC sales. Net income for the last three months of 2012 fell 27% to $2.47bn (£1.54bn), although the figure beat analysts’ forecasts. Revenue fell 3% to $13.5bn. Sales of PCs, the majority of which use Intel chips, […]

British Council / NLNG Scholarship in UK for Nigerian Graduates (Masters 2014)

Scholarship Name: NLNG Scholarship Brief description The British Council will administer the NLNG Scholarships for Nigerian graduates to study for masters degree in the UK for September 2014 intake. Apply for a Masters scholarship to study in the UK Accepted Subject Areas The scholarship is for courses of study in the areas of engineering, geosciences, […]