Pantami, silence is not the answer

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

“Yaba kyauta tukwici”, this is to borrow some Hausa adage, meaning “appreciate whoever shows concern on you” and “he who wants to stay away from being disappointed, should expect less and love less from anybody”. My focus is not on the acquisition of a professorship by the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, or question the legality of Read More

Out-of-school-children and kidnappings: Matters arisis

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Of late, oservers have noted that kidnappings and abductions of pupils and students in various schools, especially in some parts of the northern part of the country, have amplified the roles of gender discrimination, disasters, conflict, poverty, language barrier, child labour and forced marriage in forcing more children out of school. They note that no fewer than 1,000 children have Read More

Pantami, silence is not the answer

September 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

“Yaba kyauta tukwici”, this is to borrow some Hausa adage, meaning “appreciate whoever shows concern on you” and “he who wants to stay away from being disappointed, should expect less and love less from anybody”. My focus is not on the acquisition of a professorship by the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, or question the legality of Read More

Yobe govt’s political miscalculation

September 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

In August, Yobe state government under the leadership of Hon. Mai Mala Buni, reduced the salary of its workers from the new national minimum wage system to the old minimum wage template. Later, the government officials held a press conference regarding the matter and concluded that: the depletion is temporary and they already put hand on, to get rid of Read More

Ecobank out with ‘Back-to-School’ packages for the new session

September 12, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Ecobank Nigeria has announced special loan packages for parents and guardians to enable them pay school fees for their children and wards ahead of resumption for the 2021/2022 school year. Also, the bank is making special infrastructure loans available to educational institutions. This, according to the bank, will equip them adequately for the new session. Announcing the various ‘back to Read More

In Akwa Ibom, Senator bags leadership award

September 11, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Distinguish Senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Akon Eyakenyi, has been honoured with an African Icon Leadership Merit Award. Eyakenyi, who received the award in Uyo, dedicated it to her constituents, saying that they were the backbones behind her successes in her political journey. Consequently, the Ntisong Ibibio III, His imperial majesty Obong Read More

7,000 Islamic-oriented schools in Nigeria – Minister

September 10, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Minister of Education, Prof. Adamu Adamu, has said that 7, 000 Islamic oriented schools were operational in the country. He also called on private schools managements not to allow the collapse of the nation’s education system. Adamu stated these Friday while declaring open a national conference of the Association of Model Islamic Schools in Minna. The minister, who was Read More

X-raying Abia education sector

September 7, 2021 Kingsley Alumona 0

Recently, Remanda Flawless Ltd produced a 32-minute documentary video which chronicles Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state work in the state’s education sector since his administration started in May 2015. The documentary also featured some major stakeholders, as well as some teachers who play one role or the other in the education sector of the state. The documentary started with Read More

VC cautions against another ASUU strike

September 2, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

The Vice Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, (NSUK) Prof. Suleiman Bala Mohammed has called for urgent remedial actions to avert the looming nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). He said that it will be disastrous and unfortunate to ignore the recent complaints by ASUU leadership over government’s reluctance to implement the agreement that prompted the Read More

On Yobe Spelling Bee competition

September 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

It gladdened my heart when I heard the story of how public school pupils thrashed private school students in a Spelling Bee Competition for Junior Secondary School Students across the 17 local government areas, organised by IPI in collaboration with State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). Interestingly, it’s found out that the two schools that emerged as the winners of first Read More

Sterling Bank partners Nexford to create global talent pipeline

August 15, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Sterling Bank Plc and Nexford University, a United States (US) based next generation online university, have entered into a new partnership that will create global emerging markets’ talent pipeline known as “Fund Your Future” as part of Nexford’s wider ‘Learn to Earn’ for emerging markets. Divisional Head, Health and Education sectors with Sterling Bank, Mr. Obinna Ukachukwu, who disclosed this Read More

Innovative CoE Karu holds maiden matriculation

August 13, 2021 Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Innovative College of Education, Karu, on Friday held its maiden matriculation ceremony for 2020/2021 students at its campus in Karu, Nasarawa state. The founder/proprietor Dr. G. A. Oladejobi, said the college was a student-centred institution built for grooming professional and new generation teachers in Nigeria and beyond. He added that the college “aims to produce a total teacher that Read More

Only women have passion to ensure education policies’re implemented – FRANCES OKEREAFOR NOSIKE

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Frances Okereafor Nosike is a psychologist and women’s rights activist. In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she speaks on President Muhammadu Buhari’s pledge to increase the national budget for education as well as the need for more attention to be paid girl-child education. What’s your background and how did you become an activist? I am the Founder and National President Read More

High rate of out of school children worries FG – Minister

August 12, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

  The federal government Thursday said it is concerned about  the high rate of out of school children in Nigeria. The Minister of Education,  Mallam Ademu Adamu, while speaking in Jalingo during the 65th National Council on Education (NCE) said eradicating out of school children phenomenon remains a tool for the achievement of education in the year 2030. The minister who Read More

ActionAid Nigeria thumbs up Buhari on education budget increase

August 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

ActionAid Nigeria has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on his commitment to increase education spending by 50 per cent over the next two years and up to 100 per cent by 2025. This was contained in a statement by the country director, ActionAid Nigeria, Mrs. Ene Obi, in Lagos Friday. Obi said that the increase was in tandem with the objective Read More

Yobe’s emergency on education

August 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

I, humbly, write to call the attention of Governor Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe state to the state of emergency on education which drew my attention, despite the fact that I am not an indigene of Yobe but Bauchi state. Despite the governor’s declaration of a state of emergency on education in the state as of now, the state is among Read More

Yobe state education and Fika Old Students Association

August 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Yobe state had its own bitter taste of the Boko Haram insurgency, which destroyed many schools across the state. According to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, more than 1, 500 primary and secondary schools in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states had been destroyed and over 2, 295 teachers had been killed by the Boko Haram insurgents since 2014. It Read More

On Buhari’s promise of 50% education budget increase…

July 30, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In an action that can be termed as a major education development, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to increase the budget for Nigeria’s education sector by 50 percent over the next two years. The President and other leaders signed a form of commitment, contained in a document, at a meeting in London, United Kingdom.The document was titled: “Heads of State Read More

Contextualising the unholy parable of the Fika school video

July 29, 2021 Abubakar Aliyu Bawa 0

James Thurber, an American author, sums it up when he said, quite rightly so that, “nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation”. And in the midst of rising tide of such desperation such men get blind to the obvious, and hence blind also to their blindness, apologies to Daniel Kahneman a world famous psychologist. These are some of the thoughts Read More

Nigerians’ quest for overseas studies

July 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

A new report published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), a global foreign-policy think tank, to the effect that a significant percentage of the £30 million contributed annually to the United Kingdom’s education sector by politicians in West Africa come from Nigeria is a cause for concern by the managers of Nigeria’s economy. The situation is not only Read More

Group tasks NASS on speedy domestication of Marrakesh Treaty

July 18, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Nigeria Association of the Blind (NAB), has appealed to the National Assembly to fast-track passage of the Nigeria Copyright amendment Bill before it, in order to fully domesticate the Marrakesh Treaty. The treaty makes the production and international transfer of specially adapted books for people with blindness or visual impairments easier, through a set of limitations or exceptions to Read More

2021 UTME mass failure: Who is to blame?

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

BENJAMIN SAMSON in this report takes a look at the views of stakeholders on the mass failure in this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and how to avoid re-occurrence. The controversy over the results of this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) still rages. Many students who sat for the examination Read More

Zamfara SUBEB chair calls on security agencies to safeguard all schools in the state

July 12, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Worried over the impact of lingering insecurity in the Northwest on the education sector , the reinstated chairman, Zamfara State Universal Basic Education Board, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu Maradun (Dan-Madamin Maradun), has appealed to security agencies in the state to adopt holistic measures in securing all public schools. The SUBEB chairman made the call while addressing journalists shortly after the stakeholders Read More

Teachers retirement age: Include our members, NASUEAI tells NASS

July 8, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASUEAI) Thursday asked the National Assembly to include its members in the proposed bill on Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers . This was contained in a letter submitted to the National Assembly through the Senator representing Oyo Central senatorial district, Senator Teslim Folarin, by the union leadership in Oyo state on Read More