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Inside Lagos school where pupils learn without infrastructure

OLADEINDE OLAWOYIN, reports in this piece, that pupils of St. Phillips Anglican Nursery/Primary School, Ese-Ofin, in Ojo local government area of Lagos State, are taught under deplorable conditions, like absence of functional toilet, tattered ceilings and unfenced premise, among others Offensive odour There was palpable discomfort written boldly on the faces of the pupils as […]

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Our education policy outdated – Expert

  Information Communication Technology (ICT) expert, Oladayo Akinpelumi, has lamented how Nigeria’s education system has out lived its relevance since the 90s. He said to meet up with the time, ICT was the only leverage upon which teaching and learning could be salvaged, especially with the 10 million out-of-school children living across the country. Akinpelumi, […]

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Polytechnic students caution on tuition fees hike

By Patrick Ahanor Benin City National Association of Polytechnic students (NAPS) has warned against attempts by some schools to increase their tuition fee and declared that any such move would be totally rejected by the student populace. This was just as the students also admonished Kwara state government and the management of Kwara Polytechnic to […]

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UniAbuja students end Peace Institute training

  Post-graduate students of APUDI Institute for Peace Studies and Social Rehabilitation, University of Abuja, ended their leadership training aimed at equipping them with strategic planning in modern organisations and leadership skills. The training was also for effective organisational administration and performance, appreciation of their positions and roles in an organisational setup for those in […]

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NANS ‘president’ arrested over alleged robbery

National Association of Nigerian students (NANS) ‘President’, Prewar Benjamin, a 400 level student of Niger Delta University, Amassoma, with seven undergraduate accomplices, has been arrested over alleged cultism, armed robbery and murder. According to reports, the police authorities gave the names of the other seven suspects as Asari Enagob, 400-level student; Suoguai Bina, 500 level […]

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Falling education standards, global problem – Adikwu

Vice-Chancellor, University of Abuja, Professor Michael Adikwu, has said that the falling standard of education is a global phenomenon. Various nations, however, have put in place several approaches in tackling them. It should be noted that no “fire-brigade” approach can be used in reversing the trend. One system and global approach that has been used […]

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Common slangs on campuses

Prominent slangs on campuses show that Nigerian students can hardly do without using these campus lingoes. The use of slangs among Nigerian students on campuses is so popular that some of these slangs have become mainstream, paving way for what many regard as Nigerian English. These slangs differ from one campus to the other. Apart […]

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UNIABUJA medical students: 12 years, 12 failures

Twelve of the 30 medical students of University of Abuja who were admitted in 2005 reportedly failed their final exam. The university’s Deputy Registrar Waziri Garba, made this known an interview with newsmen in Abuja. Garba said the results of the students’ final professional examinations released showed that 18 medical students passed the examination and […]

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Rules corps members don’t make fuss about

National Youth Service Corps orientation camp is a regimented environment with rules that are upheld by soldiers, Man O War officials and police officers. With the uniform officers, it is difficult to mess up. Even if you do with police and the Man’ O War officials, you dare not try it with the soldiers. These […]

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No profit from Covenant Varsity – Oyedepo

The Chancellor of Covenant University, Bishop David Oyedepo has said that Living Faith Church Worldwide has not made any profit from its university since inception. The university which was founded in 2002 is one of the institutions with a very high tuition fee which ranges from N799, 500 to N819, 500 per session. However, while […]

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Atiku raises alarm over school dropout rate

By Martin Paul Abuja Former Vice-President and founder, American University of Nigeria (AUN), Atiku Abubakar, has frowned at the rate children drop out of school in the country. A statement made available to Blueprint, stated that Abubakar, who raised the alarm in Yola at the 12th Founders’ Day ceremony and commissioning of projects of the […]

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Establish technical colleges in each LGA – Kazaure

Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Dr. Mas’udu Kazaure, has called on the federal government to establish technical colleges in each of the local government areas to facilitate skills development. Kazaure said in Kaduna that the nation needed at least one technical college in each of the 774 local government areas, adding that […]

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Epe school pupils’ kidnappers surrender arms

Kidnappers, who adopted six students of Lagos Model College, Igbonla, Epe, Lagos state, have surrendered guns, explosives and ammunition to the and embraced the federal government amnesty programme. They were identified as militants behind the series of kidnap in Lagos,Ondo and nearby states as well as allegedly vandalising the Arepo pipeline and attacks on persons […]

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Nigerian varsities lack research agenda – Ex-VC

By Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu Abuja Former Vice Chancellor of University of Abuja, Prof Gambo Laraba Abdullahi, has observed that the key function of analytical chemistry in universities is to conduct research that could lead to the advancement of knowledge. It is also to contribute directly or indirectly to economic progress and the quality of life […]

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Teenager kills 2 pupils in Borno

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri A teenager, suspected to be of unsound mind, has killed two pupils of Jafi Primary School, Kwaya Kusar town in Borno state. Police statement said the lunatic, bust into the school premises with cutlass made his way to the classroom, where he dealt several cuts on the pupils. The statement signed […]

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WAEC c’ttee attests to exam malpractice deduction

By Martin Paul Abuja National Examination Committee (NEC) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), yesterday stated that networking with ministries of education has led to the reduction in malpractice in its examinations. The committee, which stated this in a communiqué issued after its 64th meeting, particularly commended the collaborative efforts to identify and take […]

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Education best weapon against insurgency – Shettima

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima, has described education as the best tool to counter extremism in the state. He said this at the distribution of writing materials and school bags to pupils in Bolori II, Chibok and Damboa primary schools most affected by Boko Haram insurgency. A forum of Senior Special […]

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Polytechnic education neglect, bane of technological devt – Stakeholders

By Najib Sani Bauchi Stakeholders in the polytechnic system across the country have decried the neglect of polytechnic education, saying it had undermined the growth of technology in the country. National and state leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and rectors of polytechnics made the observation yesterday at the opening ceremony of […]

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Emefiele to deliver 47th UNN lecture

By Raphael Ede Enugu Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, is to deliver the 47th University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) convocation lecture scheduled for November 30. Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, who gave the indication during a pre-convocation press conference yesterday at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus […]

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2 undergraduate researchers to develop UMAV

Kwara State University (KWASU), during the 8th edition research day activities for its undergraduates, featured two students working to develop unmanned military aerial vehicles to support the federal government, recently in Ilorin, Kwara state. BINTA SHAMA reports The duo, Onafowope Olaoluwa and Abdul-Majeed Adnan Sambo, who are students of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, presented an […]

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Sacked 21,780 Kaduna teachers act of impunity – Group

By our Correspondent The recent disengagement of 21,780 public primary school teachers in Kaduna by Governor Ahmed Nasir El- Rufai has been described as an act completely bereft of humility or milk of human kindness, notwithstanding the good intentions that may have informed the action. A statement by Mainan Zazzau Communication Committee, issued by its […]

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NUC to train academics in journal publication

By Martin Paul Abuja National Universities Commission (NUC) said it had concluded arrangements to conduct a nationwide training for junior and middle-career lecturers on academic publishing. NUC’s Director of Research, Innovation and Information Technology in NUC, Dr Suleiman Ramon-Yusuf, who disclosed this yesterday in Abuja, said the training was part of efforts to promote research […]

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I inherited over N600m liabilities, claims – Rector

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna Rector, Kaduna Polytechnic, Prof Idris Mohammed Bugaje, yesterday, said he inherited N614, 806, 193.50 liabilities and claims, despite not receiving handing over notes from his predecessor. Speaking when he received members of the House of Representatives Committee on Education at one of Nigeria’s leading polytechnics, Prof Bugaje said he also inherited […]

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UNICEF to enroll 400,000 out-of-school children in Adamawa

By Muazu Abari Yola The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in conjunction with Adamawa state government has begun its 2017/2018 school enrollment drive campaign as part of efforts to improve child enrollment into formal education in the state. The programme, which is targeted at the grassroots, will lead to the enrollment of 400,000 out of […]

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Lead British Int’l School leads in inter schools contest

  Lead British International School Abuja, yesterday emerged top as overall winner at the: ‘Tour and Speech Contest’, organised by ‘A Woman Heart Foundation’ , in collaboration with other non-governmental organisations. The speech contest was organised for selected schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The second position went to Government Science Secondary School , […]