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IPPIS can’t curb corruption in public education, ERC tells FG

December 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) Sunday stated that the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) cannot curb corruption, ensure sanity, transparency and accountability in the public education system and MDAs where it has been introduced.  ERC stated this, Sunday in a statement signed by its national coordinator, Comrade Hassan Taiwo Soweto and the national secretary, Comrade Omole Ibukun in Ibadan.  ERC Read More

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946,000 Katsina kids out of school—UNICEF

November 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said no fewer than 946,000 children are out of formal school education system in Katsina state. UNICEF chief of field office Kano, Maulid Warfa, stated this on Wednesday in Katsina, during the 2019 end of year review meeting and 2020 states engagement planning workshop for Kano and Katsina states. He said for Kano Read More

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Gombe enrolls 27,505 into nomadic schools

September 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Executive Secretary of Gombe state Universal Basic Education Board, Mr Babaji Babadidi, has said 27,503 Fulani children have been enrolled in nomadic school across the 11 local government areas of the state  Mr Babadidi stated this while speaking during a five days capacity development training for members of nomadic school-based management committee organized by the National Commission for Nomadic Read More

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Child star lauds parents’ mentoring in education

August 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

A 14-year-old actor, Anuoluwapo Adebayo, Thursday in Ibadan praised his parents for helping him to strike a balance between his academic and acting careers. Adebayo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the good parenting had made him to pursue schooling and acting simultaneously. “My parents have been very helpful in striking the balance. They ensured that I act Read More

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Jigawa poly first to complete 2014 ETF projects –Rector

July 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

Rector of Jigawa State Polytechnic,  Dutse, Dr Aliyu Abdu Ibrahim has announced that  the institution  was  the first to complete 207 intervention projects  in the country to justify  what was allocated them. The rector disclosed this while interacting with our correspondent in his office, Monday, pointing out that they were able to  complete eight number classrooms now in use,  renovated Read More

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CBN to commence intervention projects at IBB Varsity

July 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

As higher institutions of learning continue to grapple with inadequate hostel accommodation, obsolete laboratories and dilapidated lecture halls, to mention a few; the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has again reiterated its commitment to executing critical infrastructural projects across the various universities and polytechnics, among others, in the country. Representative of the Apex Bank’s Head of Procurement and Support Services, Read More

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CSO to introduce clubs in schools

July 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

Project One Production (POP), a civil society organisation has said it  plans to engage stakeholders in educational sector towards preparing grounds for introduction of politics clubs in secondary schools in the country. Executive Director, Mrs Bisayo Busari-Akinnadeju of the group, stated this Thursday in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. Busari-Akinnadeju said the clubs are targeted at sensitising Read More

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Proliferation of secondary schools reduces quality

June 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

UJI ABDULLAHI ILIYASU analyses reports on the Nigeria’s standard of education and reports that proliferation of secondary schools in the country reduces quality and welcomes the establishment of secondary schools board for effective control and supervision. Background At every given opportunity, stakeholders in education and even those who hardly understand what education really is affirm that the nation’s standard of Read More

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Proprietor seeks to bridge the gap of inequality in Ebonyi

June 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

The proprietor of Blessed Martins International Institute of Science and Technology, Comrade Chinedu Ogah weekend said he would reduce the  of migration of  Ebonyi state origin to other states in the country in search of menial jobs such as hawking and wheelbarrow pushing. Ogah, disclosed this during the maiden matriculation of over 200 students of the institution at Ohatekwe,  in Read More

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Effective tool for school plant management

May 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

In this piece, Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu examines school administration and explains school plant, its utilisation and how community relations helps in their  maintenance and safeguard in schools. School plant School plant is defined as all those facilities that are built for and owned by an educational institution which aid the smooth teaching and learning experiences. In fact, school plants include Read More

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Ebonyi rector seeks amendments of Polytechnic Acts

May 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

The rector of Federal Polytechnic Uwanna Afikpo, Dr. Ogbonnia Ibe-Enwo at the weekend called on government to make polytechnic education more attractive for prospective students. He also recommended amendment of the Federal Polytechnic Act in other to enable them award degrees which he said would reduce the rush to universities. Mr Ibe-Enwo who stated this during the 38th matriculation of Read More

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C’River SUBEB boss bags excellence award

May 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Pan African Good Governance Council (PAGGC), a non-governmental organisation has presented an award of excellence to the executive chairman, Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board (CRSUBEB), Dr Stephen Odey. Odey received the award Tuesday in Calabar when a delegation from PAGGC led by Prof. Austin Angba visited him in his office. Angba said  the award was in recognition Read More

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ABUAD partners foreign varsities on exchange programmes

May 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) and International University of Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing a partnership for exchange of academic ideas and programmes. Vice-president for Academic Affairs, International University of Grand-Bassam,  Prof. Ahmed Legrouri who led the institution’s delegates said the partnership was informed by his aim to make the institution a world Read More

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Africa must prepare for future –IMF

October 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Africa’s GDP growth is rising but it must do more to solidify a fragile recovery and prepare for major disruptions in the global economy, the International Monetary Fund, has said. IMF’s Director of African Department, Abebe Selassie, noted that economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is on track to hit 3.1 per cent in 2018, up from 2.7 per cent in Read More

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Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and the eleven horsemen

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Umaru Tanko Al-makura did not climb the back of a godfather nor did he gallop on horseback like a knight in shiny armour to get to government house Lafia in 2011. Tanko Al-makura trekked to government house Lafia on bare feet, defying death and escaping wreak with the ordinary masses who cast, escorted and protected their votes for him to Read More

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On Oyo new education system

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Permit me a space in your widely read newspaper to comment about the information from the Oyo state government that it just introduced a new education system, Oyo Model Education System Initiative (OYOMESI). This headline, ‘Oyo Govt introduces new education system’, adorned many news platform few weeks ago and this provoked the need to put things right. I am surprised Read More

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Lagos records 5 cases of domestic violence daily’

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Fatal Badru, a professor of Sociology at the University of Lagos, on Tuesday said statistics indicates that a minimum of five cases of domestic violence are being reported daily in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Badru spoke at a symposium organised by Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) in Lagos. He delivered a keynote address Read More

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School proprietors task FG on education foundation

August 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Prominent school proprietors have called on the federal government to make the nation’s education system more functional. The stakeholders included Dr. Abdul Jhalil Tafawa Balewa, son of former Prime Minister and wife of former Vice President, Mrs. Titi Abubakar, among others, made the call in their separate remarks at the Silver Jubilee celebration of Olumawu School in Wuse 11, Abuja. Read More

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Have faith in Nigeria’s education system, don tells critics

July 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

A Professor of Sociology of Education at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBUL) has urged Nigerians to have faith in the country’s education system. The Executive Director at Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities with the African Union, Addis Ababa, Prof. Steve Nwokeocha, has assured. Nwokeocha made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lapai, Read More