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UNIUYO entrepreneurial training to address graduate unemployment – Ekpo

March 28, 2014 Administrator 0

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Uyo, Prof (Mrs.) Comfort Ekpo, has said that entrepreneurial programme integrated into the institution was to equip students with skills for self-reliance upon graduation in order to curb graduate unemployment in the country. Prof. Ekpo stated this when she received the executive and members of the Chartered Institute of Administration who paid her a courtesy visit. Read More

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Seven months on: Polys, COEs, still under lock and key

March 28, 2014 Administrator 0

The seven month-old industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)  and the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) has continued to stagnate academic activities  in polytechnics and colleges of education, with  fading hopes of an early resumption date, despite endless meetings  by the warring parties to resolve the matter. AUGUSTINE OKEZIE captured the logjam Read More

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Olaniyonu highlights the benefits of SIWES

March 21, 2014 Administrator 0

The  Ogun state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Barrister Yusuph Olaniyonu, has described the continued practice of making students undergo industrial training as part of the requirements for their graduation as a laudable gesture capable of enhancing their productivity when they get to the labour market. Olaniyonu gave this description at the Governor’s office Press Centre while addressing some students Read More

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Firm donates 50 desks, chairs to Edo school

March 21, 2014 Administrator 0

As part of efforts to address inadequate facilities in the nation’s education sector, the Managing Director of Integrated Data Service Limited, (IDSL), Dr. Joseph T. Dawha, has donated 50 sets of 2-in-1 classroom chairs and desks to Oba Ewuare Grammar School in Benin City, Edo state capital. Dawha, who lamented the pathetic state of facilities in public schools, said the Read More

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NGO supports Uni-Uyo scheme with student’s scholarship

March 21, 2014 Administrator 0

The University of Uyo (Uni-Uyo) Support Scheme also known as Hope Scheme instituted by the vice chancellor, Prof. (Mrs) Comfort Ekpo few years ago, has received a boost with five undergraduates Scholarship by a Non-governmental Organization, Akwa-Cross Canada, Ottawa Chapter. Presenting the awards, the leader of the Akwa-Cross Canada, Ottawa Chapter, Mr. Chapman Uko, commended the university management for the Read More

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National Library mark Nigeria’s historic moments in pictures

March 21, 2014 Administrator 0

During the recent celebration of Nigeria’s centenary, the National Library of Nigeria, mounted several photo exhibitions to focus on Nigeria’s historical moments. AUGUSTINE OKEZIE attended the exhibition and captured its implications It was no longer news that in 1914, Nigeria was famously merged in two protectorates, defying geography and language, to become a united in indivisible country. One hundred years Read More

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Fallouts from university town hall meetings

March 21, 2014 Administrator 0

Recently, the Federal Ministry of Education, in conjunction with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, organised zonal town hall meetings for universities in the six geo-political zones. The minister and senior officials of the ministry and parastatals were in attendance, alongside relevant stakeholders, including the vice chancellors and senior management staff of the universities located in the zones. SIMEONE NWAKUDU highlights Read More

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That NESG summit on education

March 21, 2014 Administrator 0

At the 20th Nigerian Economic Summit, which ended recently, addressing fundamental issues affecting the development of Nigeria’s education sector, took the centre stage. AUGUSTINE OKEZIE examines the major highlights of the education summit The summit, which held between March 18 to 20 at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja,  had as its theme, “Transforming Education through Partnerships for Global Competitiveness”. The organizers Read More

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… Reiterates commitment to teachers’ welfare

March 14, 2014 Administrator 0

The federal government has reiterated its commitment to the promotion of teacher’ welfare even as it rewarded deserving teachers and school administrators at the just concluded 2013 edition of the President’s Teachers and Schools Excellence Award (PTSEA). The Supervising Minister of Education, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, in his speech at the combined awards presentation ceremony for the president’s teachers and school Read More

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NUT calls for employment of qualified teachers

March 14, 2014 Administrator 0

The Nigerian Union of Teachers has appealed to the Federal government to employ highly qualified teachers to teach in the basic schools to ensure high standard of education. The Union’s President, Mr Michael Alogba who made the demand in Abuja also stated during the 2013edition of President’s Teachers and schools excellence award that the honour would go a long way Read More

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FG steps up reading campaign to check declining standards

March 14, 2014 Administrator 0

Worried by the declining standard of education in Nigeria, particularly at the basic school level, the federal government has stepped up its campaign to address poor reading and comprehension competencies among the teaching personnel. At the opening of a four-day capacity building workshop organised for English Language Secondary School teachers in Abuja, facilitated by the National Action Committee on Read Read More

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RTEAN calls for free, compulsory education

March 14, 2014 Administrator 0

The road transport employers association of Nigeria, (RTEAN),has  called on state holders to wake up to the ideals as well as benefits of free compulsory  education as a panacea to solving Nigeria’s economic woes. The national president of RTEAN, Alhaji shelu Isiwele, made this known when the National Association of Nigerian students.  Presented him with a peace ambassadors award in Read More

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Thinkright Foundation sues for better society

March 7, 2014 Administrator 0

Thinkright Foundation, a Lagos-based non-governmental organisation, has called for attitudinal change that will boost personal, organizational and national development. Speaking at the launch recently, the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the foundation, Mr. Daniel Ukwu said the mission of the foundation is to enhance development through strategic capacity-building. Ukwu added that the foundation has the vision of becoming Read More

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Wike inaugurates committee on NICT, Uromi

March 7, 2014 Administrator 0

The federal government has inaugurated a six-man committee to oversee the take-off of the newly established, National Institute of Construction Technology, Uromi, in Edo state. Inaugurating the committee in Abuja, the supervising Minister for Education, Barrister Nyeso Wike, reminded the members that the establishment of the institution is a central component of the transformation agenda of the present administration. According Read More

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As Zamfara council sponsor students to Uganda…

March 7, 2014 Administrator 0

Recently, the Zamfara state government sent a number of students of the state origin on scholarship study in Uganda. UMAR MARADUN examines the role of local government councils in the running of education in Nigeria Although the role of the local government councils in the running of education has been relegated to the background, with the introduction of states’ universal Read More

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For a sustainable reading culture

March 7, 2014 Administrator 0

Recently, the Federal Ministry of Education in conjunction with the office of the special assistant to the President on MDGs organised an awareness campaign on reading as part of its grass root mobilisation effort aimed at resuscitation the dying reading culture. AUGUSTINE OKEZIE highlights the essential pathway for the revival of the reading culture In an address at the FME/MDGs Read More

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Poly governing councils wade into ASUP strike

March 7, 2014 Administrator 0

Chairmen, governing councils of federal polytechnics have voted to mediate in the dispute between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), with a view to ending the lingering strike action. Chairman of the forum of Polytechnics Governing Council Chairmen, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, who led his members on a courtesy visit to the Supervising Minister of Education Nyesom Read More

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Vocational education, key to sustainable development in Nigeria – Egbule

March 7, 2014 Administrator 0

Experts in vocational education recently converged in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital, for the 21st Annual International Conference of the Nigeria Vocational Association (NVA).At the occasion, the National President of the association, Prof. Patrick E. Egbule of the Department of Vocational Education/Agricultural Science Unit, Delta State University, Abraka, spoke to FRANCIS OGAR on the need to inculcate the right Read More

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IMSUBEB upgrades information unit

March 7, 2014 Administrator 0

The Information unit of the Imo State Universal Basic Education Board (IMSUBEB) in Owerri has been upgraded for efficient dissemination of information and liaison with the general public. The Chairman, of the agency, Mrs Gertrude Oduka, disclosed this  when news correspondents visited the headquarters of the organization recently, on a courtesy call. The chairman also informed the media that a Read More

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FUTO VC Lauds journalists over coverage of activities

March 7, 2014 Administrator 0

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri  (FUTO), Prof. Chigozie C. Asiabaka, has praised journalists in Imo state for their continued positive coverage of the institution’s programmes and activities. Asiabaka, who was speaking during an interactive session with some media representatives in the tate, made it clear that the institution’s programmes and activities coupled with information on Read More

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Leadership tussle rages in Federal Poly, Nassarawa

February 28, 2014 Administrator 0

The serene academic atmosphere in the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa was thrown into confusion recently over who between Dr. Shettima Abdulkadir Saidu and Mr Shuaibu Madaki is the substantive rector of the institution. KATE ONWUDINJO captured the true situation on ground as well as government’s reaction The confusion at the Federal Polytechnic, Nassarawa had started when on February 3 this year, Read More

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FG raises alarm over threat of extinction of Nigeria languages

February 28, 2014 Administrator 0

The supervising minister for education, Barrister Nyesom Wike has raised an alarm over the possible extinction of Nigeria’s indigenous languages. He noted this at the 2014 The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture UNESCO, International Mother Language Day, IMLD, in Abuja. He said there is remarkable decline in the use of Nigerian languages, especially those living in urban Read More

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ASUU/FG agreement: UNICAL gets N4.6billion, graduates 1507

February 28, 2014 Administrator 0

The University of Calabar (UNICAL) has accessed the sum of N4.6 billion from the N200 billion recently released by the federal government to universities in line with Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) agreement with government late last year. The institution will also on Saturday, January 22, graduate 1507 students who, for three academic years, were not privileged to do Read More

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Prof. Obioma’s NERDC and Nigeria’s education

February 28, 2014 Administrator 0

At a recent interactive media chat in Abuja, the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council, Professor Godswill Obioma, did not hide his passion for a transformed and functional education in Nigeria and the Council’s agenda for 2014 to actualize the dream. AUGUSTINE OKEZIE critically evaluates the contributions of the mathematics Professor and the Council to the changing Read More