20 UK boarding schools to visit Nigeria, strengthen partnership with parents, schools

January 8, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Heads and senior leaders from more than 20 United Kingdom boarding schools have concluded plans to visit Lagos Nigeria this January to “learn what parents are looking for” and develop “partnerships with schools.”  The event tagged “UK Boarding Schools Week” will hold at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Saturday 14th January 2023. It is being organised by Mark Brooks Education Read More

Breaking: Bala appoints Professor Fatima Tahir VC BASUG

December 12, 2022 Editorial II 0

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has appointed the first female professor from Bauchi local government Fatima Tahir, as the new vice chancellor of the Bauchi State University Gadau (BASUG) otherwise called ‘Sa’adu Zungur University’ Immediate past commissioner of education and higher education Dr Aliyu Tilde disclosed this Monday in a statement. Our correspondent reports that a new commissioner is yet Read More

Breaking: Use of Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, others in passing instructions now acceptable in Nigeria’s primary schools – FG 

November 30, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a National Language Policy which provides the use of mother tongue as medium of instruction in primary schools across the country. Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. “A memo on national policy was Read More

Heritage Energy, JV partners target 800 beneficiaries in  scholarship programme

November 30, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited (HEOSL), Operator of the OML 30 Joint Venture (JV) between NNPC E&P Limited (NEPL) and Shoreline Natural Resources Limited (SNRL), on behalf of the JV partners, has announced its collaboration with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to conduct a qualifying examination to select beneficiaries for its 2022/2023 university scholarship programme  The examination, which held on Read More

Who aids corruption in education sector, teachers or administrators?

October 7, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has berated what he terms as corruption in the education sector in the country. Expressing his disdain for the unhealthy practice, the President said that corruption undermines educational policies, investments and creates an unfriendly learning environment for young people. Tellingly, the President said that corruption in the education sector undermines investments, beclouds funding and make people focus Read More

Why people now develop cold feet towards western education

September 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

Is a university certificate or any certificate from a higher institution in Nigeria still relevant? ELEOJO IDACHABA asks this question in the light of recent happenings in the education sector. Call it sheer apathy, it might not be entirely wrong because gone are the days when everyone saw education as a ladder through which one can climb up to achieving Read More

Convert 7-months ASUU salaries to scholarship, compensation for students – APC chair

September 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The national vice chairman (North-west) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Mallam Salihu Moh Lukman, has called on the federal government to convert seven months arrears yet to pay members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to scholarship and compensation for Nigerian students. ASUU, who has been on strike for seven months was ordered, Wednesday, back to Read More

ASUU: Ebonyi indigenes berate Umahi for saying ‘education not for everybody’

August 16, 2022 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-cultural in Diaspora (AEISCID) has accused governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state of killing education at all levels in the state, even as the group condemned a statement credited to the governor that “higher education is not for everybody.” Making comments on the ongoing ASUU strike, the governor was reportedly said: “University education is not Read More

Breaking: Bogoro out as retired permanent secretary emerges TETFUND boss

March 4, 2022 Editor 0

A retired and immediate past permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education, Mr Sonny Echono, has been appointed as the new Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). A statement by the Ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations Ben Bem Goong on Friday revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved his appointment. The statement further revealed that Echono Read More

Ebonyi council inaugurates education board to revamp sector

January 15, 2022 Paul Okah, Abuja 0

Following the declaration of a state of emergency on education by the Ebonyi state government, the Afikpo North Local Government Area (LGA) Chairman, Barrister Oby Oko-Enyim, on Friday, inaugurated the council’s education board.  The inauguration which took place in the LGA secretariat was the first of its kind, aimed at revamping the sector and salvaging the fortunes of children enrolled Read More

Insecurity taking negative toll on Nigeria’s education sector – Ortom

October 18, 2021 John Shiaonɗo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Monday expressed worry over the rising wave of insecurity, a situation, which he said is taking a Negative toll on the Nigeria’s education sector.The governor made the lamentation in his home country Gbajimba, Guma local government area during the virtual handing over and commissioning of Government Science and Technical College built by Star Deep Read More

2021 World Teachers’ Day: Setting legacies for the future

October 14, 2021 Kayode Ojewale 0

If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased – Maya Angelou (1928-2014), Poet and civil rights activist.What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others – Pericles (495-429 BC), Greek Statesman. Recovery from a breakdown, setback, illness, heartbreak, Read More

Language centre to unveil Gbagyi language orthography

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Centre for Gbagyi Language Development (CGLD) in collaboration with the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERD) has concluded plans on the harmonised version of Standard Gbagyi Language Orthography to be thought in schools. Chairman of the Centre, Arc Andrew Gaza, disclosed this to Blueprint, Tuesday shortly after declaring open the Gbagyi language orthography writing, critique 6-days editing workshop Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

Lawmaker donates instruction materials to constituency

September 27, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

A member House of Representatives representating Ikara and Kubau federal constituency of Kaduna state, Dr Hamish Ibrahim, have donated instructions material to some selected public secondary schools in his constituency. Our correspondent reports that material include, 4,200 textbooks for both junior and secondary schools, 14,000 customised exercise books and 175 furniture. The schools that benefitted included, Government Secondary Schools, Ikara, Read More

Nigeria, Ukraine meet over baliterial relationship in field of education

September 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to lift the nation’s educational system, the Nigerian and Ukrainian governments have met in Abuja to discuss modalities of developing bilateral relationship between both countries.  This is even as both countries have intensified talks on cooperation and signing of agreements with focus on Ukranian experience. Hosting a  delegation of Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria together with Ukrainian Center Read More

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