WASSCE: Reps oppose minister on planned cancellation

July 10, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has expressed reservations over moves to cancel the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Nigeria, as recently announced by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. Minister of State for Education Emeka Nwajiuba had, earlier during one of the briefings of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, announced that efforts were on to get Read More

Like FG, Nasarawa places embargo on school resumption for graduating classes

July 10, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state commissioner for education, science and Technology, Hajiya Fatu Sabo, Thursday, said that there was no date for school reopening yet for graduating classes in the state amidst COVID-19.Hajiya Sabo made this known when she led other management staff of the ministry on the 2020 budget performance before the state House of Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Read More

Magili needs at least two boarding schools – Zhe Migili

July 9, 2020 Dominic Akpensuen 0

The paramount ruler of the Migili ethnic group in Nasarawa state, HRH Zhe Migili Dr Ayuba Agwadu Audu, has appealed to the government of Nasarawa state to establish at least two boarding  secondary schools in Migili to improve the educational development of his chiefdom. He stated this in an interview with Blueprint Wednesday in Keffi. The monarch stressed that education Read More

TETFUND projects: Kogi Poly rector tasks contractors on quality job

July 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Acting Rector, Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Salisu  Usman, Tuesday warned contractors handling Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) projects worth N953m in the institution against shoddy jobs. Usman gave the warning  in Lokoja during the presentation of award letters to the deserving contractors who emerged victorious after a competitive bidding process for seven Tetfund  projects. The rector urged the contractors to Read More

‘Machine learning will touch everybody’s life’

July 9, 2020 ABDULSALAM MAHMUD 0

Winners of an essay competition organised by the Science Communication Hub Nigeria (SciComNigeria) have been urged to pursue their careers in various fields of science. ABDULSALAM MAHMUD reports. Background The trio of Adejumobi Peace Adetayo, Adaukwu Emmanuella Alaribe, and Ahaiwe Godlyn, have emerged winners of the maiden National Life Sciences Competition (NLSC) for Nigerian secondary schools. They are students of Read More

Kogi: Yahaya Bello moves to establish science and technology varsity

July 9, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Kogi state governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has approved the transmission of a bill for the establishment of the Confluence University of Science and Technology. The state Commissioner of Information and Communication Kingsley Fanwo disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the end of the state Executive Council meeting at the Government House, Lokoja. The commissioner said the university which will be Read More

Schools’ resumption: Mixed reactions as FG reverses self, dashes hope of WASC candidates

The Nigerian  government Wednesday reversed its decision to reopen schools across the country for graduating students to write final examinations. Minister of Education Adamu Adamu  announced this while addressing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. He said no school in the country would participate Read More

COVID-19: FG makes u-turn school resumption, stops WAEC exams

July 8, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government Wednesday reversed its decision to reopen schools across the country for graduating students to write examinations.Addressing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, said no school in the country would participate in the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Read More

Revealed! Why we canceled WAEC exam for Nigerian students – FG

July 8, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has finally stopped Nigerian students from taking part during the forthcoming West African Examination Council (WAEC). Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after this week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting also said school resumption has been put on hold. Details loading…

Breaking: Danbatta ‘returns’ as NCC Boss

July 7, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate for approval after he reappointed Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta for a second term of five years as the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Senate President Ahmad Lawan made this known during plenary on Tuesday when he read Buhari’s letter of request for Danbatta screening and confirmation Read More

FG to decontaminate schools before resumption – Minister

July 6, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government said Monday that it would decontaminate schools across the country against COVID-19 ahead of Tuesday’s planned resumption.Minister of Environment, Mr Muhammad Mahmood, who disclosed this in Abuja at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on the Control of COVID-19, said enough teams are on ground to carryout the disinfection exercise. “Earlier I told you that we Read More

Breaking: At last, WAEC announces official date for rescheduled 2020 school examination kick-off

July 6, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

After three months of postponement, the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has announced August 4, 2020, as the kick-off date for this year’s school examination. Minister of state for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who revealed this at the routine presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday said the examination will end on September 5. According to the minister, after WAEC Read More

Low turnout, mixed reactions as pupils, students resume school in Oyo

July 6, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Primary 6 pupils as well as Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 and Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3 students across Oyo state on Monday resumed in their various schools as directed by the state government.Blueprint investigations revealed that the turnout in most of the public schools especially in Ibadan, the state capital was low as most parents were still uncertain of the Read More

Group condemns Ngige over suspension of NSITF MD

July 5, 2020 John Oba 0

A group, Civil Society Coalition for Transparency (CSCT) has condemned the purported suspension of the entire management of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), saying the minister’s action was illegal and suspicious. The group in a statement, Sunday by its national president, Comrade Mike Femi, demanded the immediate reversal of the minister’s decision, saying he has no right to Read More

Expose your students to sunlight, Oyo directs head teachers

July 5, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Oyo state government has directed principals/head teachers across the state to expose their pupils and students to “direct sunlight” for 30 minutes on a daily basis. This was contained in a circular signed by the state Commissioner for Education, Olasunkanmi Aremu Olaleye to principals/heads of schools and other stakeholders. The state government in the circular dated 2nd July entitled Read More

COVID-19: NAPPS trains 300 on school reopening strategies

July 5, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), FCT chapter, has commenced a capacity building for over 300 of its members following planned reopening of schools by the government. The virtual training and workshop series scheduled to hold throughout July is aimed at empowering the members on schools re-opening strategies in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. . The training Read More

Why Bayelsa is not ready to resume school – Liverpool

July 4, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Days after the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID -19 eased some restrictions including approving the resumption of pupils and students of graduating classes (Primary 6, JSS 3, and SS 3) in preparation for examinations, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education in Bayelsa state, Comrade Walter Liverpool, has declared that schools in the state were not ready to resume. Liverpool said until Read More

Senate queries law school over payment of N36m dressing allowance into staff account

July 2, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Thursday slammed the management of the Nigeria Law School over the payment of N36 million dressing allowance for 52 workers into the account of a single  staff.Chairman of the Upper Legislative Chamber’s committee on Public Accounts, Senator Matthew Urhoghide ( PDP Edo South), told the management of the school led by its Director-General, Prof Isa Chiroma, that the Read More

‘No African country invests 1% of GDP into research’

July 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A group of scientists, in an article on African Neuroscience, argue that the inability to meet research and development funding targets has affected Africa’s research output. ABDULSALAM MAHMUD reports. ‘Background Africa, as a continent, is desirous of attaining rapid scientific growth and technological development. It is the only way for it to catch up with its peers—Europe, Asia, Central America, Read More

COVID -19: Oyo govt issues fresh directive to pupils, students

July 1, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Oyo state government on Wednesday directed the primary 6, JSS3 and SSS3 students across the state to wear nose masks while resuming school next Monday to prevent the spread of Coronavirus pandemic. The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Olasunkanmi Olaleye, gave the directive while responding to questions from journalists at his office in Ibadan, the state capital. Read More

Appointment, promotion under IPPIS illegal – ASUU

June 29, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Monday stated that any appointment and promotion carried out under the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) is illegal. ASUU in a strike bulletin 10, signed by its president, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi and released to the press by the chairman, University of Ibadan chapter of the union, Professor Ayo Akinwole, emphasised  that it Read More

Covid-19: We need to employ additional teachers – Echono

June 29, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Sunny Echono, said President Muhammadu Buhari was highly concerned and worried over closure of schools, noting that plans are on top gear to reopen schools even in the face of rising trend in covid-19 pandemic because “schools cannot be closed permanently.” But he said to reopen schools, additional teachers and teaching materials are required Read More

Breaking: See classes allowed to reopen in schools

June 29, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has allowed schools to reopen but not for all classes. Those allowed to reopen according to the Presidential Task Force are students in graduating classes, that’s Primary 6, JSS3 and SSS3. The reopening measure is to allow them prepare for their examinations. Details loading…