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Varsity labs remain shut as NAAT vows to continue strike

Laboratories in public universities across the country, have remained shut as the National Association of Academic Technologists, vowed to continue with the strike it embarked on since December last year. NAAT President, Comrade Sani Suleiman, while speaking with journalists in Abuja, said there has been total compliance by its members in all the universities. He […]

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11m kids enrolled for child education in 2 years – NBS

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has stated that no fewer than 11.06 million kids enrolled for early child care development education in the country from 2014 to 2016. The NBS disclosed this figures in its “Education Statistics (2014 – 2016)” report posted on its website. The data, analysed by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

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Education sector determines country’s development – Don

A Professor of Veterinary Surgery, Yemi Akinrinmade has said that the quality of education of a country determines the success of the country in terms of development indices. Akinrinmade, who is the national president of the Methodist High School (MHS), Ibadan, said this at the 57th Founder’s Day Anniversary of the school. He said the […]

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Broken down family units

At the University of Abuja, a fabric of the course matter of Sociology 201 (SOC 201) is the maxim that the family unit is a microcosm of the larger society. Thus, if the family unit is broken down, the larger society fares terribly indeed. Which is why it was disturbing to read in the newspaper […]

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Science, maths education vital to nation’s economic devt – NTI

Kaduna The Director-General, National Teachers Institute (NTI), Prof. Garba Dahuwa Azare, has called for strengthening of science and mathematics education “for Nigeria to achieve the desired economic and technological development.” Addressing the Strengthening Mathematics and Science Education (SMASE) Cycle 3, 6th Cohort/Cycle 1 INSET Capacity Building Workshop for Teachers from the FCT, Anambra and Lagos […]

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Principal seeks FCTA assistance on infrastructure

By Donald Iorchir Concerned by the need to keep standards, the Principal of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Dutsen-Alhaji, Hajia Binta Nasir, has disclosed that the school “needs more support from the FCTA.” The principal told our correspondent that the school was committed to ensuring that its standard was upheld, but urged the FCT administration to […]

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Gender equality: Akeredolu wants more attention to girl-child education

By Ene Osang Abuja Ondo state First Lady, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has called for priority to be given to girl-child education particularly in ICT, noting that “gender equality can be achieved easily with more girls growing into educated women in the country.” Mrs. Anyanwu-Akeredolu made the call yesterday while receiving a delegation from the World […]

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Reps grant Navy 1% NIMASA fund

The Nigerian Navy will access one percent of the fund accruing to the maritime sector as part of efforts to address some of its funding challenges. This is contained in the amendment to the Maritime Operations Coordinating Board, an aspect of the Act establishing the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The amendment was […]

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Still on girl-child education

By Rukayat Abdulwahab \In any society, education is the process of acquiring skills and knowledge which will help citizens to know their rights and perform their civic duties. It is a process of transmitting values, cultures and morals from one generation to the other. Education is a right that should be given to all human […]

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Ahmed orders reduction in Kwara Polytechnic fees

Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has directed the management of the state’s polytechnic, Ilorin to reduce tuition fees payable for the 2017/2018 academic session. The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Communications, Muyideen Akorede, announced this in a statement yesterday in Ilorin. Akorede said the newly approved tuition fees were lower than […]

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Opening new varsities not best -Pro-Chancellor

Pro-chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council University of Calabar, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has advised the federal government to stop establishing more universities, but enhance the standard of existing ones. Iwuanyanwu gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Atta Ikeduru, Imo state. He said that instead of frequently approving new […]

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Exceptional performance: 17 pupils get N100, 000 each

For putting up excellent performance in their various academic activities, Eroton Exploration and Production, an oil company, has rewarded 17 pupils and secondary school students in Delta state with cash prize of N100, 000 each. The ceremony was attended by the wife of the Delta State governor, Dame Edith Okowa, the Commissioner for Basic Education, […]

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Masari fires education commissioner

By Hamidu Sabo Katsina Katsina state governor Aminu Bello Masari has fired his Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Halimatu Idris. A press release by the governor’s spokesperson, Abdu Labaran, quoted a letter personally signed by Governor Masari thanking Mrs. Idris for the services rendered as education commissioner. The statement titled “Letter of Appreciation and Disengagement,” dated […]

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Imo indigenes in Kano introduce scholarship scheme

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Imo state indigenes under the aegis of Imo state Indigenes Association, Kano last weekend flagged off an annual education scholarship scheme for indigent children in Kano state. The president of the association, Comrade Damian Ayanwu said the decision to commence the scholarship scheme was inspired by the strong belief in education […]

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300 undergraduates get Enugu’s N.1m scholarship

By Raphael Ede Enugu Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state yesterday handed over a cheque of N100, 000 to 300 undergraduate students offered scholarship for the 2017/2018 academic session. Presenting the cheques to the recipients of the scholarship, governor Ugwuanyi said it was a deliberate policy of his administration to give a new impetus to […]

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Free, compulsory education as Ganduje’s antidote for mass school dropouts

Last week, the Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, announced the introduction of free and compulsory education policy, to stem the alarming rate of out-of-school children being faced by the state. BASHIR MOHAMMED speaks to parents on the development, as well as wonders if the policy can rescue Kano Priority Education being the bedrock of development […]

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Make primary education compulsory — Northern senators

The Northern Senators Forum (NSF), has called for the amendment of the section four of the 1999 Constitution to make primary education compulsory in the Nigeria. This is contained in a communiqué signed by the forum’s chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, and issued to newsmen on Wednesday in Katsina at the end of their two-day retreat. […]

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NUC to relax criteria to access education fund

President Muhammadu Buhari recently organised a special retreat for the Federal Executive Council on challenges in the education sector during which participants urged the government to declare a state of emergency on education sector and make more investments in the sector. A former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Peter Okebukola, summarizing […]

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JAMB remitted N7.8bn to FG in 2016 – Oloyede

By Uji Abdullahi iliyasu Abuja The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it has remitted N7.8 billion to Federal Government coffers from the 2016 University and Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this when a delegation from national officers council of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) paid him […]

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Ganduje lays foundation for N2bn UBE classrooms project

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje yesterday laid the foundation of classroom blocks, under the government/Universal Basic Education matching grant projects worth N2.2 billion. Speaking at the ceremony held at Darmanawa Special Primary School in Tarauni local government area, Ganduje explained that under the scheme, 61 two-storey blocks consisting six […]

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Fortune and misfortune of Nigerian education sector

Education is said to be the key to success. Many who made it through today in one way or the other, education played a significant role in the attainment of their goal and others through their inborn hardworking spirit and zeal. Do we now presume that education is an additional effort individual embedded in them […]

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Mnangagwa replaces ministers after outcry

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has replaced two ministers, two days after announcing his cabinet. Critics said the original line-up showed Mr Mnangagwa had no plans to bring real change to the country despite hailing a “new democracy”. The education and labour ministers have now been replaced, ostensibly to comply with a constitutional provision. But […]

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Between Darell Shaav & Emeka Ossai, By Ballason Gloria Mabeiam

  My name is Darell Shaav. I am seven years old and in primary four. I want to be a Field Biologist and a musician when I grow up. I want to rediscover the solar system and find out why human beings cannot live in the other eight planets; but first, I would have to […]

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Our education policy outdated – Expert

  Information Communication Technology (ICT) expert, Oladayo Akinpelumi, has lamented how Nigeria’s education system has out lived its relevance since the 90s. He said to meet up with the time, ICT was the only leverage upon which teaching and learning could be salvaged, especially with the 10 million out-of-school children living across the country. Akinpelumi, […]

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Falling education standards, global problem – Adikwu

Vice-Chancellor, University of Abuja, Professor Michael Adikwu, has said that the falling standard of education is a global phenomenon. Various nations, however, have put in place several approaches in tackling them. It should be noted that no “fire-brigade” approach can be used in reversing the trend. One system and global approach that has been used […]