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Ooni @43: Falana seeks compulsory, free education in primary, secondary schools

By Lateef Dada   Osogbo   Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has called on the federal government to make education compulsory and free in both public primary and secondary schools throughout the federation. He made the call at Oduduwa Hall of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) during the Ooni Ogunwusi Annual International Leadership Symposium yesterday. […]

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Kad Poly ASUP suspends 7-week strike

By AbdulRaheem Aodu   Kaduna   Kaduna Polytechnic chapter of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its seven-week-old strike. Students of the institution were writing their second semester examinations when the lecturers decided to down tools following what they referred to as management’s failure to meet up with the agreement they jointly signed. […]

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‘In school, but learning nothing’

Six out of 10 children and teenagers in the world are failing to reach basic levels of proficiency in learning, warns a hard-hitting report from the United Nations. The UN describes the findings as “staggering” and representing a “learning crisis”. Much of the focus of international aid in education has been on the lack of […]

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FUNAAB confers science degree on Calabar monarch Oct 20

By Kingston Obung Calabar– Governing Council of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has concluded arrangement to confer honorary doctorate degree of science on the Obong of Calabar, His Eminence Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu V, on October 20, 2017. Pro-Chancellor of the institution, Dr Aboke Zhana, who disclosed this in Calabar yesterday during a […]

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How Senate guaranteed girl-child rights, education

Against the backdrop of the International Day of the Girl last week, EZREL TABIOWO, relives how the amendment to the UBEC Act by the Senate guaranteed the rights of the girl-child to compulsory education. The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, last week joined the world in celebrating the 2017 commemoration of the […]

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Northern govs’ wives vow to promote girl-child enrolment in schools

By Najib Sani Bauchi Wives of the 19 northern states governors under the auspices of the Northern Governors Wives Forum (NGWF) have expressed their resolution to promote the enrolment of girls in schools. Speaking yesterday during the opening ceremony of the northern governors’ wives conference at Yankari Games Reserve, Bauchi, wife of the governor, Hajiya […]

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NOUN opens community study centre in Potiskum

By Musa M. Buba Damaturu As part of efforts to upgrade the level of education in Yobe state, a non-governmental organisation, Potiskum Educational Forum (PEF) has secured the establishment of the National Open University (NOUN)Community Study Centre in Potiskum town. This was contained in a press statement by the Chairman of PEF, Ibrahim Babagana, and […]

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OAU students says University lied, demand reinstatement of students

The Students Union Government, SUG, of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, has called on the management of the institution to reinstate the recently suspended students with no condition attached. The SUG led by the president, Comrade Oyekan Ibukun, made the call in Osogbo, the state capital, during a press conference held at the […]

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Poly lecturers give FG 21-day strike notice

By Moses John Abuja Polytechnic Lecturers under the auspices of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has issued a 21-day ultimatum to the federal government to address pending issues with the union, or else they would withdraw their services. The union, after its 89th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Aba, Abia state recently, also […]

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UniCal denies cancelling post- UTME test

By Kingston Obung Calabar University of Calabar (UniCal) has denied reports that the just concluded post- UTME test had been cancelled. It also disowned a Facebook account credited to a group called Cross River Political Network in which it insinuated that UniCal had already compiled admission list for the first batch of students. A press […]

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International Day of Girl Child: Atiku seeks specialised policies, Bayelsa lawyers worried over rape, violence

Former Vice President of Nigeria and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, has called on the government of Nigeria to actively initiate policies that would empower the country’s young girls to grow up believing that they can do and become anything they imagine. In a statement released Wednesday in Abuja to mark […]

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TETFund sensitises 26 institutions on access to fund in N’west

By Martin Paul Abuja Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has sensitised 26 institutions in the North-west geopolitical zone on processes for accessing intervention funds. A startement signed by Director, Corporate Affairs and Public Relations, Mr. Ebikwo Benn, stated that the exercise was in line with the determination of the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Dr. Abdullahi […]

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Plight of basic education amid UBEC’s unaccessed funds

With the responsibility of compliment funding for basic education in the country, UBEC has been alerting that some state governments are not accessing their funds.  MARTIN PAUL writes. The disclosure Recently, the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), at a forum with education editors, raised the alarm that state governments were lackadaisical in accessing the consolidated […]

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Obaseki tasks Edo SUBEB on service delivery, accountability

Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki , has tasked new staff of Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on effi cient service delivery and accountability . Obaseki, who gave the charge at the closing ceremony of a two-day Orientation/ Retreat for the new staff of the board, explained that strong institutions were needed to sustain […]

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‘Unilorin not terrorist organisation’

Th e management of the University of Ilorin has rejected the labeling of the institution by the University of Ibadan Branch Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr.  Deji Omole, as a ‘terrorist organisation. ‘ Reacting to media publications credited to Dr. Omole, the Head, Corporate Aff airs, University of Ilorin, Mr. […]

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We’re ready to parner UK Open University – NOUN VC

By Martin Paul Abuja– Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu, has expressed the readiness of the university to collaborate with sister universities in areas of mutual interest. A statement signed by NOUN’s Director of Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Sheme, stated Adamu gave the assurances while playing host to offi cials […]