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UniIlorin partners US company on $1.5bn solar energy plant

The University of Ilorin is partnering with a U.S company to build a 500 megawatts solar energy plant as part of efforts to tackle the challenge of power supply in Nigeria. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, AbdulGaniyu Ambali, disclosed this while speaking at the News Agency of Nigeria NAN forum in Abuja. “The 500 megawatts […]

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WAEC rewards outstanding performance in 2016 examination

By Adeola Tukuru Abuja The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has rewarded students from some Nigerian schools for their outstanding performances in the 2016 West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). Master Pius Kyere of Ghana emerged first at the international excellence awards winner category. Master Oluwafisayomi Ayodeji, who was the overall best students in […]

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CBN brings financial education to basic education

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has developed and introduced a Financial Education Curriculum for basic and senior secondary schools, to educate children on how to use financial services responsibly. The Head of Consumer Education in CBN, Khadijah Kasim, said in Abuja after a road walk with school children within Nyanya, Karu, Orozo and Jikwoyi […]

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Bindows’ emergency in education mere slogan – NUT

By Muazu Abari Yola The Nigeria Union of Teachers ( NUT) in Adamawa state has lampoon the state Governor, Bindow Umaru Jibrilla, saying his declaration of  state of emergency in education is a mere slogan and wishful thinking that have not impacted positively in the education sector of the state. Speaking to journalists in an […]

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FCT College of Education honours former Provost

By Donald Iorchir Abuja It was a day of celebration, joy and praises at the College of Education, Zuba in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) when drums were rolled out by the school authorities to honour its former Provost, Professor Tijani Isma’il for his pioneering efforts in developing the college to its present standard. Incumbent […]

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190 Jigawa teachers end ICT training today

At least 190 basic education teachers in Jigawa state will today end their five day training on Information and communication Technology (ICT). The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has begun the five-day training the teachers in Hadejia, Jigawa state on Monday The Programme Coordinator, Alhaji Babangida Haruna, had disclosed this while inaugurating the exercise in […]

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FCE Okene matriculates 202 students

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja Federal College of Education, Okene has matriculated 202 students cutting across the eleven programme of the college. The breakdown showed that 102 students were admitted at the 100 level, while 200 students were those for the 200 level. Addressing the new students shortly after the administration of the matriculation oath on […]

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Katsina apportions 20% budget to education

By John Oba Abuja Katsina sate Governor Aminu Bello Masari, has stated that the state allocated 20per cent  of the 2017 budget to education because of the importance the current administration attached to the sector. He also revealed that about N3 billion has been spent on construction, rehabilitation, renovation and upgrade of secondary schools for […]

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Anwukah gets award for promoting quality education

Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwukah, has been conferred with the Golden Merit Award of Excellence in Promoting Quality Education and Management by the Institute of Industrialists and Corporate Administrators. Receiving the award, the minister commended the good work being done by the institute, especially, in the area of promoting the development of […]

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Girl,14, needs N1m to restore sight damaged by teacher

By Martin Paul with agencies report Abuja A Junior Secondary 111 student, Ralia Suleiman, of Government Junior Secondary School, Kachia, Kaduna state, whose teacher destroyed her eyesight, is in search of N1 million for operation before she could see with her two eyes again. The right eye of Ralia Suleiman, who is the deputy head […]

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Cult leader nabbed, remanded in prison

By Tope Musowo Lagos A wanted leader of a cult group reportedly responsible for terrorizing residents of terrorizing Shomolu and its environs, Ibrahim Oriyomi Balogun popularly called Small Jpron, was yesterday charged before an Ebutte Metta Magistrate Court in Lagos. Balogun, 35, who along his group are said to be behind crimes in the area […]

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Saraki charges varsities to be agents of development

By Martin Paul Abuja The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has urged Nigerian universities to be agents of community development rather than running all-comers’ programmes. Saraki gave the advice in a goodwill message at the 3rd Biennial Conference of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities in Abuja. He was represented by Sen. […]

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NBTE accredits 15 courses at Bida Poly

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has accredited 15 courses being offered at the Federal Polytechnic, Bida in Niger. The rector of the polytechnic, Abubakar Dzukogi, made the disclosure in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bida. He said the accredited courses include Building Technology, Quantity Surveying and Survey Geo-Informatics. Others […]

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How I combined western, Quranic education

UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB encounters Maryam Bukola Lawal, who speaks on her road to academic stardom at FUT Minna.  Call her jack of all trades and master of all, you might not be wrong. This, perhaps, is the best way to describe Lawal Maryam Bukola, a 22-year-old 2016 first class graduate of Bachelor of Agricultural Technology […]

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We’re committed to rebuilding schools in N’East – Minister

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said that the Ministry of Education, as part of its plan this year, would focus on rebuilding schools destroyed by insurgents in the North-east. This was just as he disclosed that his ministry has provided 25 solar powered boreholes to 25 Federal Government Colleges in the six geo-political […]

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300 institutions queue for TETFund intervention – Baffa

By Martin Paul Abuja Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has come under intense pressure in recent time to accumulate other non-educational institutions among its intervention funds beneficiaries. TETFund Executive Secretary, Dr. Abdullahi Baffa, who disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja, after commissioning some of the agency’s projects in Kano, expressed concerns about the development. Responding […]

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Sokoto targets N1bn from education levy

Sokoto state government has said that it is targeting over N1billion from the education levy it introduced on its workers in 2017. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Alhaji Mainasara Ahmed, disclosed this in Gusau at a three-day workshop organised by a USAID-assisted Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy and Development (LEAD) project that was […]

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‘Emulate Kwara ESSPIN projects model’

Kwara state government has been described as a gateway to education development in Nigeria on accounts its ability and willingness to implement education reforms. The team leader of Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) in Kwara state, Chief James Fadokun stated this when he led other members of the agency on a courtesy to […]

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Adamawa uncovers ghost schools

By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz Yola Adamawa state government has discovered some non-existent schools and healthcare centres in the state’s payrolls. A member of the Committee for the Payment of Outstanding Salary Liabilities, Barrister Bala Sanga, disclosed this at a meeting of the committee. Sanga, who is the state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, said that […]

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Zamfara compensates 1450 FUNGUS lands owners

By Saudi Muhammad Gusau The Zamfara state government has paid the sum of N340 million as compensation to 1,450 lands owners where the Federal University Gusau, (FUNGUS) permanent site is located. Speaking during the formal handing over the cheques to the beneficiaries, the state secretary to the state government Prof. Abdullah  Shinkafi, said  the state […]

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FG charged to improve tertiary institutions funding

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja The outgoing Registrar of the Federal University Lokoja, Kogi state, Hajia Habibat Anavoza Adeiza, has appealed to the federal government to improve on funding of tertiary institutions to enable them train youth both in character and learning in the interest of the country. Adeiza, who made the appeal during the send-forth […]

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FUGUS admits 1,666 students this year – VC

By Sanusi Muhammad Gusau The Federal University Gusau in Zamfara state  has admitted a total of 1,666 students to study degree courses into various field of studies for the 2016/2017 academic session. This was made known by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Magaji Garba, at the 3rd matriculation ceremony held at the permanent […]

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ABU must pay sacked workers N2.5bn – Court

By Lubem Gena Abuja The National Industrial Court, Abuja, has struck out a motion of stay of execution, filed by the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, to stall the payment of N2.5bn to 110 workers, whose appointments were terminated. Justice Rakiya Haastrup, in her ruling, maintained that the motion was “not competent, lacking in merit and […]

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Insurgency: Madagali LG receives teaching, learning materials

By  Ibrahim Abdul’ Aziz Yola At last Madagali, the most hit area by Boko Haram insurgents in Northern part of Adamawa state, North Eastern Nigeria has received teaching and learning materials worth millions of naira. Adamawa state Governor, Muhammadu Bindow, who made the presentation in Gulak, the headquarters of Madagali LG, said that the intervention […]

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Oyo arrests 8 students for roaming streets during school hours

By Agboola Bayo Ibadan Eight secondary school students in Oyo state are now in the custody of the State Social Development Centre, Samonda undergoing counselling as the state government orders total clampdown on truancy in all its public schools. The students were arrested by the state’s enforcement team led by  the Special Adviser to the […]