Brig-General Ibrahim most erudite DG in Nigeria – Reps

October 27, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC) Brigadier -General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has been described by the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Youth and Sports, Hon. Yemi Adaramodu, as the most prolific and erudite DG in Nigeria. Adaramodu stated this Tuesday at the close of a three-day symposium themed, “Consolidating the Gains of the NYSC in Youth Read More

G20 members receive 15 times more COVID-19 vaccine than sub-Saharan African countries – UNICEF

October 27, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

G20 countries have received 15 times more COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita than countries in sub-Saharan Africa, a new analysis revealed. According to the press release signed by United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, and made available to Blueprint, Wednesday, the analysis, conducted by science analytics company Airfinity, exposed the severity of vaccine inequity between high-income and Read More

KOICA signs $10.41m project with UBEC, relocates to Asokoro

October 26, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), a government agency of the Republic of Korea responsible for grant aid and technical cooperation, Tuesday, signed a 10.41 million dollars project with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) to improve multimedia learning environment and teaching capacity building for Nigeria public primary and Junior Secondary Schools KOICA also moved its office from Maitama to Read More

NTI DG harps on quality, service delivery in teachers’ training

October 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Director General and Chief Executive National Teachers Institute (NTI), Prof. Musa Garba Maitafsir, has stated that the Institute will continue to promote quality assurance and effective service delivery in producing quality teachers. Addressing the opening of a three-day review meeting of Quality Assurance Monitoring and Evaluation Instrument at the Institute, Prof. Maitafsir, who was represented by the Institute’s Director of Academic Read More

In Yobe, govt jerks up retirement age for teachers

October 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni has approved the revised retirement age for Teachers from 60 to 65 years, and length of service from from 40 to 45 years, whichever comes earlier. This is contained in a statement signed by the Yobe state Head of civil service Mohammed B Nura. The statement said the revised retirement age and years of Read More

NTI trains 18,367 unqualified teachers from Adamawa, Borno, Yobe states

October 19, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Director and Chief Executive of National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Prof. Musa Garba Maitafsir, has vowed to curtail excesses at the Institute’s study centres nationwide, while tasking managers on commitment and dedication. Prof. Maitafsir stated this during the opening of a two-day review meeting on training of 18,367 unqualified teachers from Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, organised by the United Nations Read More

Class of 91 donates N20m exam hall to Titcombe College

October 18, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Class of 91 students of Titcombe College, Egbe, Kogi state has donated a 300-seater examination hall to their alma mater to support the school during its 30th anniversary reunion. Titcombe College (ECWA) is a co-educational school which use to be a mixed boarding and day school. The school, which was established in 1952 by Rev. Tommy Titcombe in Yagba Read More

Don condemns call for return to regional government

October 15, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

Participants at a roundtable discussion on Nigeria’s democracy and governance issues have suggested that citizens should play more participatory role in politics and hold their lawmakers accountable by compelling them to amend the constitution so that the nation’s democracy can work, or revert to regionalism. A leading discussant at the one day workshop organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Read More

Professor Aremu set to deliver lecture at Int’l association of universities’ event

October 12, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

A Nigerian-born UNESCO Laureate, Professor Bashiru Aremu, will on Thursday October 14, deliver a lecture at the Six and final Lecture on Innovative Education for Unshaped Futures (IE4UF). The one-day event, which will be virtual, is organised by the International Association of Universities (IAU) in collaboration with Universit Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). A statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Read More

NYSC coordinator inaugurates wheelchair project, wants sustained community development efforts

October 11, 2021 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

The Coordinator NYSC Nasarawa state Abdullahi Ahmad Jikamshi recently inaugurated forty wheel chairs for physically challenged members of the Uke Community in Karshi Development Area of the state.  The wheel chairs by secured for the beneficiaries by corps member Madugu Panam Amos, who partnered with a Jos based Non-Governmental Organisation, Beautiful Gates, which produces and gives out the wheel chairs Read More

Uniben suspends lecturer over rape allegation

October 7, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The authorities of University of Benin (UNIBEN) have suspended a lecturer in the Department of English and Literature for allegedly raping a female student in his office. The institution said: “Considering the gravity of the allegations and legal issues involved, the matter has been referred to the police for further investigation”.The incident reportedly occurred on October 5, but became public knowledge Read More

61st Independence Day parade: You’re worthy ambassadors, DG tells corps members

October 6, 2021 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has showered encomium on corps members who participated in the 61st Independence Day celebration parade at the Eagle Square, Abuja. General Ibrahim, in a statement Tuesday, appreciated the corps members for devoting their time and energy during the rigorous rehearsal for the exercise, which resulted in their super outing Read More

El-Rufai appoints visitation panel for KASU as Kaduna peace commission gets new chief executive

October 3, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government has appointed a seven-man Visitation Panel for the Kaduna State University (KASU), five years after the last visitation panels were set up for some state-owned tertiary institutions.El-Rufai equally appointed Dr. Saleh Momale as Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive of the Kaduna State Peace Commission and Barrister Rebecca Sako-John as Permanent Commissioner.A statement from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House on Read More

Educational Libraries: Association canvasses increased funding

October 1, 2021 Amaechi Agbo 0

The Academic and Research Libraries Section (ARLS) has called for increased funding of educational libraries to improve work efficiency and enhance productivity in higher institutions. ARLS Chairman, Dr Ifeanyi Ezema, made the call at the 7th annual conference of the association held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Enugu state. Dr Ezema who stated this during his welcome address to Read More

NTI DG assures of quality, commitment in teachers’ training

September 26, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The newly appointed Director General (DG) and Chief Executive (CE) of the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna, Prof. Musa Garba Maitafsir, has vowed to ensure quality and commitment in the training of Nigerian teachers. Prof. Maitafsir made the commitment during his familiarisation visit to Maiduguri, Borno state, where he solicited the support of the Chairman of NTI Governing Council, who is Read More

Nigerian educational system: Varsity don identifies problems, solutions

September 26, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A University don, Professor Sidney Osuji, has identified prolification of private schools as one of the major problems affecting the educational system in the country. Professor Osuji who is the Dean of the Faculty of Education, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) spoke at the weekend during a virtual summit of the Ezumezu Isinweke with the theme; “Structure of Education Read More

UNILORIN don advocates immediate review of Nigeria’s statistics master plan

September 26, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Professor of Statistics at the University of Ilorin, Peter Osanaiye, has advocated an immediate review of national and state statistics master plan to conform with morden statistical system.He regretted that despite efforts in the past supported by world bank, ECOWAS and the European Union (EU) to strengthen Nigeria’s statistical capacity, the country is still struggling with a weak system which Read More

How KASU spent N10bn on permanent site, graduated 9,665 students – VC

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Kaduna State University (KASU) has so far spent over N10 billion on the development of its permanent site in Rigachikun, Igabi local government, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mohammed​​ Tanko has said.  Addressing the 4th Combined Convocation of the University and installation of ex-Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi as Chancellor of KASU on Saturday, Prof. Tanko said KASU also received N3 Read More

NYSC posting: Induced rejection’ll attract sanction -DG

September 20, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu lbrahim, has advised corps members to avoid self-inflicted rejection, but to accept their posting in good faith and settle down to contribute their quota to the development of their host communities.  He said any corps member caught inducing posting or redeployment would be sanctioned in line with NYSC bye-laws. General Read More

Firm targets foreign education for low income Nigerians

September 19, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

A consultancy firm, Brix Group Int’l, says its target is to ensure that foreign education reaches students from middle and low income families in Nigeria, noting that schooling abroad should not be the exclusive preserve of the elites. Speaking in an interview with journalists in Abuja, Sunday, the Chief Executive Officer of Brix Group International, Dr. Sadasivam Rajendran, said the Read More

Corps doctors screen students for hepatitis, HIV in Yola

September 19, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

The Medical and Health Community Development Service (CDS) group  of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has screened secondary school students, teachers and other members of the public for Hepatitis C and B as well as HIV/AIDS tests in General Murtala Muhammad College (GMMC), Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa state, through their routine medical outreach, Saturday.  The group also offered free consultation Read More

Breaking: Taliban stop girls as schools reopen

September 18, 2021 BBC 0

The Taliban have excluded girls from Afghan secondary schools, after they ordered only boys and male teachers to return to the classroom. Schoolgirls told the BBC they were devastated not to be returning. “Everything looks very dark,” one said. A Taliban spokesman said there were plans to open girls’ schools soon. But there are fears Afghanistan is returning to the Read More