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

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