UNICEF launches faith handbooks for Christian, Muslim children

February 23, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

UNICEF, in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA), has launched new “Faith for Life” handbooks for Christians and Muslims with recommendations on child well-being.A statement signed by Communication Specialist, UNICEF Nigeria, Geoffrey Njoku, Tuesday, disclosed that  the handbooks leverage on the influence of the two most prominent religions in Nigeria – Islam and Christianity – and provide recommendations on Read More

WASSCE: WAEC sets date to commence e-registration

February 21, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Nigeria, has said that the e-registration for the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates will begin from March 13 and end on March 31, 2021.It said the offline registration started on February 15 and would end on March 15.Head of the Nigeria National Office of the examination body, Mr Read More

Nigeria needs best brain in teaching profession – TRCN Registrar

February 21, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

The Registrar/Chief Executive, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Professor Segun Ajiboye, has said that Nigeria need the best brains in the teaching profession. Presenting the 488th inaugural lecture of the University of Ibadan entitled “Teaching: In the Classroom as a Regulator.” at the weekend, the TRCN maintained that in doing this, the time has come for the Joint Admission Read More

Oyo NYSC cordinator tasks corps members on entrepreneurship

February 18, 2021 John Oba 0

The NYSC Oyo state coordinator, Mrs Grace Ogbuogebe, has tasked the outgoing  2020 Batch A corps members to become entrepreneurs as they exit national service.She gave the charge while addressing the over 5,000 corps members during the low-key passing out ceremony at Ibadan, Southwest local government. She stressed that it’s only entrepreneurial skills that would sustain and turn individuals to job Read More

Brain controls malaria pain – Unilorin don

February 18, 2021 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

Though, malaria is deadly and have claimed millions of lives, especially in Africa, it is the brain that controls both the pain and fever aspects of the disease in human beings, a lecturer at the University of Ilorin (Unilorin), in Kwara state, Dr. Aboyeji Lukuman Oyewole, has said. He made this known, while discussing a research work he carried out, Read More

10 FUTMinna students cheat death in auto crash

February 18, 2021 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

At least three persons have been confirmed dead in an auto crash at Kafanchan town, in Kaduna state.The accident, involving a Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA) inter-state bus and a commercial motorcycle, occurred around 8 oclock in the morning on Monday.The driver of the bus, together with the motorcycle rider and his passenger, lost their lives in the ghastly crash. Read More

Breaking: Niger publishes names of kidnapped school boys, teachers

February 18, 2021 Adeloje Ojo 0

Niger state government has published names of students and teachers of Government Science College, Kagara who were kidnapped on Wednesday morning attack. Up to 27 students, 3 teachers, two non-teaching staff and 9 family members of the staff staying in the quarters were abducted. The names of the abducted teachers are: Hannatu Philip, Lawal Abdullahi and Dodo Fodio while the Read More

Attacks on schools violate children’s rights -UNICEF

February 17, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF)  has condemned the attack by armed men on Government Science College, Kagara, Niger state.This was contained in a press release signed by UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Mr Peter Hawkins, Wednesday.  According to the release, many students are unaccounted for, though it is not yet clear how many have been abducted. “UNICEF condemns in Read More

Education: Etsu Nupe inaugurates N926m projects at Fed Poly, Bida

February 16, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

History was recorded on Tuesday, as the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji (Dr) Yahaya Abubakar, Inaugurated developmental projects, worth over N 926million at the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State. The five projects were successfully constructed by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund( TETFUND), as well as two others by the Institution’s management under the rector, using it’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). They included Read More

Don commends FG intervention on teachers’ welfare

February 16, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

The Director institute of Education, Nasarawa State University, Professor Orame Patrick Saurayi Alaku has commended the recent federal government intervention on teachers’ welfare, saying it would go a long way to encouraging commitment and the improvement of primary education sector.Alaku noted that teachers have been neglected for long in the country therefore,  an intervention will instill confidence in teachers and Read More

Breaking: WAEC releases another 2020 WASSCE results *See how to check your own, register for upcoming exam

February 15, 2021 Editor 0

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Monday, released the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates. This is the second series of the release of results. The council said 39.82 per cent made credits in five subjects, including Mathematics and English. The Head of the National Office, Patrick Areghan, also announced the opening of registration for Read More

NUC approves medicine, surgery programmes for Niger varsity

February 14, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted approval for the commencement of academic programme in Medicine & Surgery (M.B.B.S) and other postgraduate programmes at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai by 2020/2021 academic session.The letter by NUC that transmitted the approval to the office of the Vice-Chancellor and made available to the press indicated other programmes to include: Accounting ( M.Sc Read More

Revealed! How Kogi varsity fresh graduate died few days after graduation

February 12, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

A graduating student of Kogi state university, Anyigba, simply identified as Abdulfatai Sani, has been reported dead shortly after attending final year examination. Abdulfatai was a student of Micro Biology in the Faculty of Natural Sciences who was said to have just wrote his final examination last Saturday. A close friend (name withheld) to Abdulfatai confirmed his demise. He said Read More

NYSC awards: 110 corps members get automatic job, post graduate scholarships

February 11, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

 President Muhammadu Buhari has awarded automatic employment and post graduate scholarships to 110 corps members who had distinguished themselves  in course orientation, community  development service and winding up/passing out during their service years.  This was contained in the president’s speech at the occasion of the 2018/2019 NYSC honours awards in the Banquet Hall of the presidential villa Thursday.  President Buhari said Read More

Federal varsity Lafia gets new VC

February 11, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Professor Shehu Abdur-Rahman has taken over the reigns at Federal University of Lafia (FULafia) from Professor Muhammad Sanusi Liman as the third vice-chancellor of the institution.Speaking after he took over on Thursday, Prof. Shehu said he was prepared for his new assignment after the process that saw him emerge as the vice-chancellor. He described the process as “very tedious and Read More

2020 UTME: JAMB to spend N100m on impersonators

February 10, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Ilyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it would spend  at least N100 million to prosecute 200 out of the over 400 impersonators in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).The board disclosed that there have been  proliferation of fraudulent Computer Based Test (CBT) centres in some parts of northern region.  The board also said that over 400 candidates Read More

110 corps members get presidential awards

February 10, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Ikiyasu 0

 President Muhammadu Buhari would confer the presidential honours award on 110 ex-corps members of the 2018/2019 service year that distinguished themselves in the course of national service in the areas of orientation course, primary assignment, community development service and winding up/passing out. A press release made available to Blueprint by the Director-Generalof National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, Tuesday, said Read More

TETFunds proven accountability under Bogoro

February 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

UJI ABDULLAHI ILIYASU in this report, examines some of the activities of the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro, and says his propensity to probity and accountability is unassailable despite misrepresentation of facts by his detractors.  Background Bogoro, a public officer who goes about his official assignments with such zeal as if the next Read More

Akwa Ibom: Experts want re-introduction of levies in public schools

February 8, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Experts in the education sector have urged Akwa Ibom state government to consider re- introduction of levies in public schools.They said such payment would raise the standard of learning and address lack of consumables in science laboratories in public schools in the state.The Chairman of State Secondary Education Board (SSEB) Dr Ekaette Ebong Okon made the disclosure while speaking to newsmen Read More

Ibadan Poly, FUAB students jailed 13 months over impersonation

February 4, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan Wednesday sentenced two students to 13 months imprisonment over  impersonation.  The students, Opeyemi Olasumbo Folarin, a 27-year-old Higher National Diploma student of Ibadan Polytechnic and Ogunseye Ajibola  Olamilekan,  a student of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, were both arraigned by the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office. Folarin and Olamilekan were both  Read More

20 new private varsities approved by FG

February 3, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the establishment of 20 new universities in Nigeria.Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. “The approved universities are Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State; Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State; Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Read More

NYSC: Taraba governor wants national service increased to two years

February 2, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

 Taraba state governor, Architect Darius Dickson Ishaku, has commended the contributions of corps members to the development of the state, especially in the area of education, and advocated two years for the national service. In a statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday by the Director-General of NYSC, Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, Darius made the remarks when he received him in Government House Read More

NYSC DG inspects Taraba orientation camp

February 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

 The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has inspected the facilities at the Taraba state permanent orientation camp to make sure it complies with the COVID-19 protocols as directed by the Presidential Task Force on the Pandemic. A statement made available to Blueprint by General Ibrahim Tueday said after ensuring that all necessary facilities were procured Read More

Strike: Edo teachers defy court order, stay away from classrooms

February 2, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

  Public primary school teachers in Edo state on Tuesday stayed away from work in continuation of the ongoing indefinite strike it began January 18, 2020.A visit to Igbesanwan, Agbado, Ebenezer and Ogboe primary schools in the Benin metropolis showed that academic activities have been paralysed. The teachers are at loggerheads with the state government over unpaid entitlements and other Read More