Only 5 per cent private schools in Northwest– DFID

July 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

United Nations’ Department for International Development (DFID) has disclosed that only five per cent of the total number of private schools exists in the North western part of the country. At a one-day-stakeholders forum tagged: “Developing Effective Private Education Nigeria”, the agency said a data generated under the DEEPEN project, indicated that the seven North –West states of Sokoto, Zamfara, Read More

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Nasarawa NAPTAN decries falling education standard

July 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nasarawa state chapter of National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) Chairman, Umaru Ebenya, has decried the falling standard of education in the state. Ebenya made the observation when he spoke with the state traditional council in Lafia, noted that the standard of education in the state public schools had fallen such that many secondary school leavers ccould hardly make Read More

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CITAD rates North-east adult literacy rate low

July 20, 2018 Martin Paul .Abuja 0

Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) said the North-east region has the least adult literacy rate with all states having lower than the national average rate. The NGO made this disclosure when it led a team, North-east Social Accountability in Education Cluster, a project supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on advocacy visit to the Read More

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Lawmaker canvasses upward review of TETFund’s education tax

July 20, 2018 Martin Paul .Abuja 0

Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Education Trust Fund and Services, Hon. Aminu Suleiman, has re-echoed the need for an upward review of education tax from corporate organizations being payable to Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). Suleman said at the commissioning of President Muhammadu Buhari’s senate building at the University of Maiduguri, the clamour for upward review of education tax was Read More

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Teacher accuses NUC, others of misleading FG

July 20, 2018 Moh Bello Habib .Zaria 0

The head teacher of Staff School, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Kaduna state, Mallam Muhammad Sani Mahmud has accused the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Salaries and Wages Commission (NSWC) and Federal Ministry of Education of misleading the Federal Government on funding of Universities’ Staff Schools across the country. He made the accusation in an exclusive interview with Blueprint in Read More

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NBTE seeks ODL review for polytechnics

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) with support from Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has concluded a review of the National Policy on Open, Distance and Flexible Learning (ODFL) for Nigerian polytechnics. Executive Secretary of NBTE, Dr Mas’ud Kazaure, at the close of a three-day meeting with relevant stakeholders on the review of the draft policy in Kaduna on Wednesday Read More

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Offa Poly suspends 2 suspected cult members

July 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Management of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa has suspended two students of the institution, Tajudeen Selim and Temitope Omotosho, suspected to be cult members, a statement by the institution yesterday said. According to the statement, before the suspended students were paraded by the police, the institution reported the incidence of forceful initiation to security agencies when the student who was forcefully Read More

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Political thugs destroy Melaye’s constituency projects before commissioning

July 18, 2018 Salihu OyiboSa, Lokoja 0

Hoodlums suspected to be political thugs Wednesday morning at about 2 :00 a.m burnt down Government Girls Secondary School Sarkin Noma and Lokongoma Secondary School in Lokoja local government area ready for commissioning. The two schools are the new projects of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West senatorial district of the State as part of his 143 constituency projects for Read More

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Kwara, Japan mull students’ exchange programme

Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad has disclosed that efforts were on top gear to facilitate students exchange programme between the state and Japan. This, he noted, would expose the students to various technologies in the Asian country and in turn have positive impact in the state and the country as a whole. A press statement issued Read More

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COE-SSUCCOEN commends Jama’a emir on peace, youth development

The Senior Staff Union in Colleges of Education Nigeria (SSUCCOEN), Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya, has commended the Emir of Jama’a, Alhaji Muhammad Isa Muhammad, on his positive contributions to the return of normalcy, peaceful coexistence in the area. The union also commended the efforts of the traditional ruler to youth and educational development in Southern Kaduna. The Read More

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29 polytechnics to pioneer ODFL programme, says NBTE

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) yesterday said it recommended 29 polytechnics to pioneer the Open, Distance and Flexible Learning (ODFL) programme in the country. Dr. Masa’udu Kazaure, the NBTE Executive Secretary made the disclosure in a message to the opening of a three-day stakeholders meeting to review the National ODFL Draft Policy and Strategy Documents. Kazaure, who was Read More

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Sex scandal: UNILAG releases panel’s interim report

July 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Management of the University of Lagos, Akoka, has presented an interim report of the fact-finding panel set up to look into an allegation of sexual harassment involving one of its lecturers. The principal assistant Registrar, Communications Unit of the institution, Taiwo Oloyede, spoke in a telephone interview yesterday. Over one month ago, the university set up the panel to investigate Read More

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25m Nigerian children lack access to education – Don

July 16, 2018 Aideloje Ojo. Minna 0

Over 25 million children in Nigeria do not have access to education and therefore out of school, Professor Anthony Nwokeocha of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, has said. Nwokeocha stated this at the weekend in his inaugural lecture held at the main campus of the university in Lapai. He explained that 8.7 million of the out of school children were Read More

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Hijab: MURIC commends law school over Amasa’s call to bar

July 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has commended the Nigerian Law School’s body of Benchers and the Council of Legal Education for calling Firdaus Amasa to bar with her hijab. MURIC Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, who made statement in Lagos, said the Nigerian Law School had succeeded in restoring confidence of Muslims in the legal education by recognising Amasa. The Nigerian law Read More

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VP advocates entrepreneurial training from pry schools

July 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has called for intensification of sound entrepreneurship training from primary schools to enhance the capacity of Nigerians in the globally competitive economic environment. Osinbajo stated this at the official launch of the National School Entrepreneurship Programme (N-SEP) hosted by Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) in Abuja. He noted that the emergence of Read More

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Army seeks old students’ support for Command Schools

July 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Army has called on old students of Command Secondary Schools across the country to contribute towards the development of their alma maters. Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, who made the appeal at the grand reunion of the Command Secondary School Jos Old Students’ Association (COJOSA), stated that the current security challenge in the country has Read More

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UNICEF launches male champions to support girls’ education in North

July 13, 2018 Martin Paul Abuja 0

United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has introduced new strategists to ensure enrolment of girls, retention and completion of schools in northern states. At the launch of the initiative in Zamfara state recently, the Fund, which had just completed its Cash Transfer Programme and Educate A Child (EAC) initiatives in Sokoto, Niger, Katsina and other states, is working towards making boys Read More

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Law School turns out 1, 562 students, 2 bag second class

July 11, 2018 Kehinde Osasona .Abuja 0

    The Nigerian Law School yesterday called to the Bar 1,550 students who were successful after the April 2018 Bar final examinations. In the same vein, The school also called to the Bar 12 other graduates from the previous 2018 final examinations. Meanwhile, the examination success rate is put at 68.6 per cent. The Director- General (DG) of the Read More

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WAEC put to test at NNPC quiz competition

July 11, 2018 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) was put to test Monday in Ilorin when a participating student at the on-going Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) National Science Quiz Competition for states in the North Central Zone and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja disputed a mathematical answer the examining body proffered for one of the questions. Providing an option D Read More

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Odusile commissions NUJ model school in Kwara

National President of the Nigeria Union Journalists (NUJ), Alhaji Abdulwaheed Odisile, yesterday, in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, commissioned a new block of classrooms of the Kwara NUJ model. The project, located within the premises of NUJ Press centre Offa Road, GRA Ilorin, was initiated and completed by the immediate past administration of Abiodun Abdulkareem-led executive with crèche and nursery Read More

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Only 1% of Nigerians in universities – NUC

July 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has said only one per cent of Nigerian population form the total enrollment of students in the 164 universities across the country. The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Abubakar Rasheed, said this while fielding questions from journalists in Abuja. According to Rasheed, the 75 private universities in the country account for 5.31 per cent of Read More

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WAEC releases 2018 result

July 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The West African Examinations Council yesterday said only 49.98 per cent of the candidates who wrote its 2018 school certificate examination, obtained credit passes and above. The council’s Head of National Office, Olu Adenipekun, said the credit passes included English Language and Mathematics. Adenipekun gave this information at a news conference to announce the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Read More

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58 years after, ABUTH gets post-nursing accreditation

July 5, 2018 Moh Bello Habib. Zaria 0

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) has accredited four post basic nursing programme of the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital’s Schools of Post Basic Nursing, after 58 years of existence. Blueprint reports that the programmes accredited include Anaesthesia, Midwifery, Opthalmic and Paediatric, which take effect from this year. The school is now recognised and licensed to produce trained Read More

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Corruption in Education Sector

Kano gets first private varsity

July 4, 2018 Bashir Mohammed .Kano 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) yesterday presented provisional licence to Skyline University, Kano, to begin operation. The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Abubakar Rasheed, presented the licence to the proprietor of the university, Kamal Puri, an Indian businessman and educationist. It becomes the first private university in Kano, arguably Nigeria’s most populous state, and the second private university in the Read More

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