Bauchi nursing college matriculates 501 students for 2021/2022 session 

June 20, 2022 Mohammed Lawal 0

Aliko Dangote College of Nursing Sciences Bauchi has matriculated 501 students for midwives, community midwives and direct entry community midwives into basic midwifery program for its 2021/2022 academic session. Provost of the college, Rakiya Saleh at the matriculation ceremony reemphasized the need for the matriculated students to take their studies seriously as the government and the college are doing their Read More

We’re committed to addressing out-of-school kids’ plight – FG

June 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

The federal government has reiterated its commitment to address the plight of out-of-school children and other vulnerable young people, using the platform of the At-Risk-Children Programme (ARC-P). The special adviser to the president on social investments, Mrs. Maryam Uwais, said this while speaking at the closing ceremony of a three-week capacity building programme for 649 ARC-P youth facilitators in Kaduna. Read More

How selling books is booming in Nigeria

May 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

Books continue to be in huge demand for different reasons. This is why the bookshop business in Nigeria is a very profitable one give or take. Children, teens, adults and old people read books at every stage of their life . ADEOLA TUKURU reports. Books are one of the fastest selling items in the Nigerian market today due to the Read More

UNICEF provides 102,859 children access to education

The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has provided 102,859 children access to inclusive, equitable and quality education in safe and protective learning environments during insurgency, Education Manager, UNICEF, Maiduguri Field Office, Ms Paola Ripamonti has said. She also said that UNICEF supported a total of 29,985 out-of-school youth and adolescents, mostly females with vocational skills, including poultry farming, shoe Read More

KadPoly: Open letter to education minister

May 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

Hon. Minster, you may recall that I wrote you the first letter on February 28, 2022 after subterranean efforts were deployed by the Kaduna Polytechnic Governing Council to justify the exclusion of Professor Muhammad Sani Yahaya from the recruitment exercise through recommending the appointment of the Acting Rector, Dr Suleiman Umar, as the substantive rector for the institution. The exclusion Read More

Education essential for nation-building

April 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

Education is, arguably, the most critical element in building a nation. The responsibility of nation-building essentially lies in the hands of its citizens, predominantly the youth. Therefore, it is pertinent that the nation’s youth are well educated as this group of people are the ones responsible for building wealth for the nation and drive technological advancements for the country. As Read More

FCTA unveils new guidelines for school operations

March 29, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

In furtherance to its effort towards the delivery of quality education to residents of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has unveiled new guidelines for school operations. The guidelines, developed by the FCT Education Secretariat has detailed operational manual that gives direction to school heads and teachers when they assume leadership positions and duties, as well as serve as Read More

Buhari’s missed path to getting our education right

March 24, 2022 Dan Agbese 0

The current ASUU strike is as good a time as any for the nation to pause, even if briefly, from the madness of politics and the politicians and spare some serious thoughts for what it wants to make of its education. Is it to be a tool for national development? Or is the objective to turn our tertiary institutions into Read More

Govt’s lethargy and the drift of Nigeria’s education sector

March 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

A outlook at public schools in some parts of the country especially the North is mind boggling. And the government of the day appears to be doing nothing to save the system from total collapse. Indeed, we are suffering the consequences of electing political leaders with little or no clue on the impact and value of education. This has resulted Read More

Bagudu tasks nomadic Fulani on school enrolment

February 28, 2022 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has renewed his appeal to Fulani nomads to enroll their children in school. The governor was speaking in an interaction with Fulani Women at Rugga Majo and Tsoyel Shago settlement in Argungu Local Government Area. He directed the immediate provision of drinking water, school and mosque to the settlement instructing the ministry of Read More

X-raying NOUN’s milestones in education

February 6, 2022 Michael Udeh 0

Suppose there is one bell that should constantly be ringing in Nigeria. In that case, it should be the National Open University Bell for the impact of the educational institution in Nigeria. I gave hope to those who never dreamt of acquiring degrees in their lifetimes. It is the first open and distant learning institution in the West African sub-region. Read More

Foundation donates 5,000 books to Katsina schools

January 31, 2022 Hamidu Sabo 0

The Gwagware Foundation, Saturday, donated 5,000 books on different subjects to Junior and Secondary Schools in Batagarawa local government area of KatsinasState. Chairman of Gwagware Foundation, Dr. Dikko Umar Radda while presenting the books charged principals of beneficiary schools to make good use of the materials. He said, “The Foundation attaches a lot of importance to the development of education Read More

Nigeria gets new $98m Islamic bank loan for education

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has approved a $98 million loan to promote multilingual education in Nigeria. Head of Public Relations and Protocol at the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Mr David Apeh, stated this in a statement published in Abuja Wednesday. He said the project’s goal was to help improve Nigeria’s socioeconomic situation, Read More

Bala assures Bauchi students on outstanding scholarship allowances

November 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Bauchi state Governor Bala Mohammed has announced plans by his administration to settle the outstanding scholarship of students to alleviate their sufferings. The governor announced this when he received newly elected officials of the National Union of Bauchi State Students (NUBASS) who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Bauchi. Governor Mohammed said he cherished the understanding and Read More

Education reform: Yobe civil servants to contribute 10% November salary – Commissioner

November 23, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

In an efforts to revitalise education sector for overall development of the state, the Yobe state government has inaugurated an education appeal fund raising committee to bring the philanthropist, cooperate organization, and various stakeholders on board to contribute towards revitalization and communal ownership of education reforms. Briefing journalist Monday in Damaturu, Yobe state Commissioner for home affairs information and culture Read More

Ministry launches policy on gender education in Delta

November 21, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Federal Ministry of Education weekend launched the National Policy on Gender in education (NPGE) with a view to reduce disparity in access, retention and completion at all levels of education in Nigeria. The ministry said the reversed policy would be used at all levels, from early childhood, education and tertiary level. But, officials of the Delta state Ministries of Education Read More

NLC tasks labour leaders on education

November 14, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has tasked labour leaders in the country on the need to build her capacity to acquire the requisite knowledge to engage employers. General Secretary of the congress, Comrade Ismail Bello, who gave the charge at the flagg off of state level school of the congress in Abuja said education is key to trade union movement. Read More

Why law and medicine get highest subscribers in Nigerian universities

November 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

Over the years, the statistics of the candidates who preferably choose some courses labelled as professional ones, outnumbered those that are not, in Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). In 2020, the statistics of clinical sciences related courses were 452,196 where the available quota is 30,111 equivalents to 6.7%.  Law related programmes had 103,478 with the available quota of 8,656 Read More

‘JAMB remittances in line with global best practices’

November 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

In line with the extant government’s directive which was reiterated recently by the Director of Budget Office, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will continue its practice of remitting the constitutionally-mandated proportion of its operational surpluses to federal government coffers. This was disclosed by JAMB’s head of publicity and protocol, Dr FabianBenjamin, Monday in a statement. He said JAMB Read More

Ogun: Educationist advocate scraping of JAMB to free admission processes

November 8, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Foremost educationist, Dr. Adebayo Oluwatosin has canvassed for scraping of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in order to free up admission processes to the nation’s tertiary institutions. Adebayo stated this on the sideline of the 2021 education stakeholders’ forum, with the theme: ‘Higher institutions admission crisis in Nigeria: Influencing policies and way forward’, sponsored by the Scholarship Aid Initiative Read More

BASNEC forms village savings and loans associations for women in Bauchi

November 7, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to mitigate poverty especially among rural women, the Bauchi State Network of Civil Society Organizations (BASNEC) has stated that it formed ‘Village Savings and Loans Associations in some villages in five local governments of the state namely; Bauchi, Misau, Dambam, Itas Gadau and Zaki. Administration officer of BASNEC who is the manager of the project Zainab Read More

Anambra: NYCN commends Corp members, security agencies for peaceful election

November 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the National Youth Service Corp members that served as adhoc electoral officials and security agencies in the Anambra governorship election held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 for the role they have played in strengthening democracy in Nigeria.  Vice President of the organisation, Amb. Comrade Akoshile Mukhtar, who gave this commendation Sunday Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More