WASSCE: Delta demotes 41 teachers over exam malpractices

September 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Delta state government has sanctioned 41 teachers for examination malpractices during the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). This is contained in a statement by Delta Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr Patrick Ukah. Ukah said the decisions were based on the recommendations by the Examination Ethics Disciplinary Committee of the state. He said, “They are Read More

School reopening: FG asks states to scrutinise safety measures

September 21, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has asked the state governments and other stakeholders to scrutinise the template devised by the federal government to reopen schools across the country.He disclosed this when he was speaking on the occasion of the zonal  stakeholders meeting holding simultaneously in the six geographical zones in Abuja, Monday.“It gives me great pleasure and honour Read More

Umahi announces reopening date for schools in Ebonyi

September 20, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Sunday relapsed some Covid-19 restrictions on public gathering.Umahi who had assented the state bill on Coronavirus and other Dangerous Infectious Diseases and Related Matters Law 005 of 2020 and other relevant Laws, and subject to the NCDC COVID-19 Protocols and other directives of the Presidential Task on COVID-19,  issued a proclaimations relapsing  restrictions on events Read More

Ibadan poly sacks lecturer over ‘sexual act’

September 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Governing Council of The Polytechnic Ibadan on Saturday announced the immediate sack of a lecturer with the institution Mr. Ajadi Ojo Omotosho. Before the termination of his appointment, Omotosho was a lecturer in the department of Urban and Regional Planning in the institution and was alleged of sexual act. According to a letter signed by the institution’s Registrar /Secretary to the Read More

FUTMinna seeks funding for its research farm

September 17, 2020 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

The management of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMinna) has solicited the support of the former governor of old Kano state, Col Sani Bello (rtd), in funding the construction of their university’s research farm. Vice chancellor of the school, Professor Abdullahi Bala, explained that the research farm would help to curtail incessant clashes between herders and farmers in the Read More

Kaduna ICT Hub institutes creativity festival for students

September 17, 2020 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

Kaduna state ICT Hub (KADICT Hub), in partnership with the state ministry of education, has instituted an annual Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and creativity festival.  The co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Hub, Engr Yusuf Bashir, who spoke during a telephone interview with journalists, said the annual festival was instituted to spur innovation in students and Read More

‘Campus sexual harassment a threat to women’s pride’

September 17, 2020 Yawa Hadiza Hajiya 0

It is no longer news that sexual harassment has since become a scourge ravaging the serenity of our campuses and the moral fabric of our society. More troubling is the fact that our tertiary institutions seem to be helpless under the spell of sex-for-mark epidemic. It is pertinent to assert that no institution is immune from the onslaught of sexual Read More

Florence’s choice as UNICAL first female VC excites Omo-Agege

September 15, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has commended the Senate and management of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) on the choice of Professor Florence Obi as the new Vice Chancellor of the university. The choice of the female academic don for the number one job of the university according to Omo-Agege in a statement issued in Abuja Monday,  Read More

Breaking: ASUU, NASU, SSANU block VC, others from entering LASU compound

September 14, 2020 Editor 0

On a day Lagos State University (LASU) is meant to resume after long Coronavirus lockdown, different unions including Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have launched protest over non-increment in salary payment. Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) joined the protest which led to total Read More

Kano govt orders reopening of 6 colleges for NABTEB exams

September 14, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Kano state government has ordered the immediate reopening of six technical colleges in the state to enable their students in the exit class to participate in the forthcoming  National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) examinations. The Commissioner for Education, Malam Sanusi Kiru, gave the order in a statement issued on Sunday in Kano by the Ministry’s Public Relations Read More

Breaking: Lagos reveals classes approved for resumption as schools reopen

September 13, 2020 Editor 0

Lagos state government has revealed that only JSS 3 and SS2 classes will resume as from September 21, 2020. The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, who stated this via a press statement by Head, Public Affairs, Lagos state Ministry of Education, Mr Kayode Abayomi, Sunday said a gradual reopening of schools will be adopted. Part of the statement Read More

We don’t engage in illegalities, NYCN tells ‘self-appointed CBT president’

September 12, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) said its attention “has been drawn to certain falsehoods being peddled by one Maxwell Akwuruoha, who is parading himself as the purported President of the Computer Based Centers Proprietors Association in Nigeria, against the person of the Registrar of Joint Admission and Matriculations Board, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede and on the integrity of the Read More

We’re committed to raising standard of education – Oyo govt

September 12, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state government has vowed that there will be no going back in its efforts at raising the standard of education in and across the state. The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology,  Barrister Olasumkanmi Olaleye stated this on Friday while playing host to the Oyo  state chapter of Association of Private School Owners of Nigeria (APSON) and League Read More

Is free education lowering standard in Nasarawa schools?

September 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

UJI ABDULLAHI ILIYASU examines the importance of education as a vehicle for societal transformation and concludes that Nasarawa state should work towards fulfilling that goal. Background  Education is said to be a tool used for the integration of individuals into the society so that they can achieve self-realisation and promote national consciousness. Also it is a tool for  promoting unity, peace Read More

Varsity don, Pate, elected ACSPN president

September 10, 2020 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

An acclaimed professor of Media and Society, Umaru Pate, has been elected president of the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN). ACSPN is an association committed to advancing the scholarly study and practice of communication by promoting and facilitating the pursuit of excellence in academic research and professional practice in Nigeria. Pate, who lectures at the Bayero Read More

UN on N/East: 611 teachers killed, 910 schools destroyed, 4.2m kids affected

September 8, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

  The United Nations has condemned the repurposing of schools for use as markets, military bases, isolation centres and camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs), saying schools must remain safe places free of conflict and violence. It also warned against further attacks on educational institutions and students, lamenting that between 2009 and December 2018, about 611 teachers were killed in Read More

Principals laud el-Rufai over schools renovation works

September 8, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Principal of Rimi College, Kaduna, Mrs Altine Ishaku Dauda, has lauded Governor Nasir el-Rufai for changing the face of the school through the ongoing road construction and renovation of 23 classrooms, six laboratories and five hostels.  The acting Principal, Government College, Kaduna, Malam Bello Fih, also commended governor el-Rufai for turning the citadel of learning to a modern institution with the infrastructural Read More

At last, Ogun announces date for school resumption

September 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Ogun state government, Monday, announce September, 21 for the reopening of schools in the state.This is coming five months after schools were shut down in the state as part of efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kunle Somorin, to governor Dapo Abiodun in Abeokuta, disclosed the reopening of schools is extended to all Read More

In Kaduna, publishing coy dedicates children book to UBEC, Abibat Mogaji

September 7, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A Kaduna-based company, Richvalues Concept Ltd. has published a children short story book to mark this year’s International Literacy Day commemorated every September 8.The company told reporters in Kaduna on Monday that the book titled: ‘The Wise Queen’ and authored by Mohammed Nasir Usman, is dedicated to; Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and to the Read More

Children become endangered species with gap in education – Giwa-Amu

September 6, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The International Day For the Protection of Education is a day set aside to review and draw attention on the importance of protecting education, to ensure that a generation of children are saved. Speaking to journalists in Abuja Wednesday, to commemorate the day,  UNICEF Education Officer  responsible for  emergencies  at the national level, Judith Giwa-Amu, said when education is attacked,  (educational Read More

NUC approves Maryam Abacha varsity site in Kano

September 4, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has expressed satisfaction with the facilities put in place at the proposed Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano. The director, public affairs of the Commission, Malam Ibrahim Usman Yakasai, stated this Friday while speaking to newsmen shortly after the delegation from the Commission inspected facilities at the proposed site located at Hotoro in Kano Read More

IBBUL lauded for undertaking seroprevalence research

September 3, 2020 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

The central research team of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL) has been commended for undertaking a seroprevalence research on COVID-19 with a view to providing a solution for the global health emergency. Niger state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mohammed Mohammed Makusidi, gave the commendation while presenting his paper at a one-day public lecture, organised by the Centre for Historical Read More

IBB varsity becomes WAITRO member

September 3, 2020 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai (IBBUL), in Niger state, is now a member of the World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organisation (WAITRO). WAITRO is the leading global network of Research and Technology Organisation (RTO). A letter signed by the secretary-general of the association, Dr Eckart Bierdumpel Sankt, and addressed to the vice chancellor Prof. Abu-Kasimu Adamu, and Read More