TETFund uncovers new plots to malign its leadership

January 28, 2023 Uji A. Iliyasu Abuja 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) said it has uncovered new plots by certain individuals and groups to malign the leadership of the Fund in order to disrupt its activities. According to a press release signed by the Fund’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr Abdulmumin Oniyangi, and made available to Blueprint Friday evening, the mischief came as a result of Read More

2023: Uba Sani vows to empower women, youths 

January 22, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress in Kaduna state, Sen. Uba Sani, has promised to empower women and youth if elected governor, just as women and youths occupy strategic positions in the el-Rufai administration. Senator Sani said majority of the voting population are youths and women, so he is counting on their votes to win the governorship election to Read More

Breaking: NYSC opens portal for 2023 ‘Batch A’ registration

January 16, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has opened it’s portal for online registration of 2023 Batch A prospective corp members. The opening of the portal means that the registration begins on Monday, January 16 and ends on January 19, 2023. According to NYSC management via it’s official Facebook handle on Monday, “Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) who were Read More

Reducing waste, enabling sustainable consumption: The time is now

January 1, 2023 Timi Olubiyi 0

Happy New Year 2023. The yuletide has witnessed a significant consumption rate across the country in the consumer goods sector. On a larger scale, sachet usage has dominated the retail industry in many parts of Africa but more significantly in Nigeria, where the population is high, and there is a huge demand for consumer goods. The level of plastic and Read More

What Buhari was up to in 2022

December 29, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

As the 2023 general elections approach, with the development signalling, more than any other pointer, the end of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, we decide, this week, to take stock of the administration’s activities in the fast outgoing year of 2022. The administration has implemented many meaningful and impactful projects across the length and breadth of the country that have Read More

2023: JAMB reveals how to kick-off UTME registration 

December 26, 2022 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

Candidates who desire to apply for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry (DE) have been asked to  study the requirements before filling in the application form.  According to the statement made available to Blueprint Monday by JAMB’s Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, candidates were advised to avail themselves of the eligibility checker Read More

Ogun rehabilitates 1,000 public primary schools

December 19, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro Abeokuta 0

Towards creating a conducive learning environment for teaching and learning in Ogun state, no fewer than 1,474 classrooms have been constructed and rehabilitated, while 332 others are under construction. The executive chairman, Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Femi Majekodunmi, stated this in an interview with journalists in Abeokuta. He said the projects were done through the 2014-2017 Read More

Decline in child mortality: UNICEF hails MICS, NICS reports 

December 18, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has said the Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS) and the National Immunization Coverage Survey (NICS) reports paint the true picture of women and children situation in Nigeria. The Planning and Monitoring Specialist, UNICEF, Enugu Field Office, Maureen Zubie-Okol, stated this during the MICS/NICS dissemination meeting in Enugu. Zubie-Okolo stated that current MICS-NICS data is critical Read More

MPI Report 2022: 63% of Nigerians poor – NBS

December 15, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says its highlights of the 2022 Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) survey revealed that 63 per cent or 133 million of persons living within Nigeria are multi-dimensionally poor. The national MPI is 0.257, indicating that poor people in Nigeria experience just over one-quarter of all possible deprivations. Semiu Adeniran, Statistician General of the Federation and Read More

2023: Youth league hails SIP success in Kwara  

December 14, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

League of Kwara Youths Movement Wednesday applauded the Social Investment Programme (SIP) of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration, describing it as the most expressive and credible programme.  The group warned youths in the state not to give saboteurs a chance to operate ahead of the 2023 general elections so as not to rob them of the benefits of the administration.  Addressing a world Read More

2023: APC victory certain – Nasarawa speaker 

December 13, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

Speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has expressed optimism that the candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) would come out victorious in the 2023 general elections.  He stated this while inaugurating his 60- man third term  campaign team in Umaisha, Toto LGA of Nasarawa state Tuesday. “I am here to officially inaugurate my third term campaign Read More

Uba Sani’s bills of empowerment

December 7, 2022 Ibraheem Musa 0

  Population, land mass and natural resources,  as well as volume of export, determined the wealth of nations in  recent past. Largely, these endowments also defined their  nationals’ standard of living in years gone. However, the metrics have changed as development, as defined by the UN, is neither by demography, nor gold, silver or hydrocarbon. Now, the gold standard is Read More

On use of mother tongue In primary schools

December 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world having over 500 spoken languages with English as the official language. However, the local dialects are mostly spoken in rural areas and among people with low education. Out of the existing 500 languages in the nation, Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba are the most spoken dialects. Thus, the recent Read More

Zulum: Matching words with action

December 5, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Borno state governor Professoer Babagana Zulum recently matched his words with action when he visited two health centres in the state. SADIQ ABUBAKAR reports.  It is often said that wonders shall never end. This is because less than 24 hours after a surprise visit by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum to Umaru Shehu Ultra Modern Hospital where he expressed his disappointment Read More

Education standard: Issues as TRCN goes tough on teachers

December 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

In a bid to shore up the standard of education in the country the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has taken a hard stance on registration and issuance of license to teachers, KEHINDE OSASONA writes. For a job to be described as a profession, it must have its professional ethics, codes, and regulatory authority that monitor its activities. Over Read More

JAMB, NECO registrars to speak as education correspondents stage retreat 

November 29, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Education Correspondents Association of Nigeria (ECAN) is holding a one day retreat on the state of education in Nigeria in Abuja, Tuesday. Dignitaries expected to speak in the retreat are Chairman, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Josiah Ajiboye; Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyode;  Registrar, National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, and Read More

2023: Masari presents budget estimate of N288bn to Katsina assembly 

November 22, 2022 Hamidu Sabo 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has presented the state’s 2023 budget proposal of over N288 billion to the State House of Assembly. Similarly, the governor shed more tears as he bid farewell to the House saying “I’m missing the executed relationship from this budget.” The draft budget tagged, ‘Budget of Transition’, proposes a capital expenditure of over N184.05 Read More

AFV launches films in education media literacy campaign

November 16, 2022 Donald Iorchir Abuja 0

The Abuja Film Village (AFV) has launched a films on education media literacy campaign and training of secondary school students in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and how to identify fake and real news on social media. The convener of the event and CEO of the Abuja Film Village, Dr. Francisca Ibezim, during the launch which was held at Government Read More

Edo: Obaseki presents N320bn budget for 2023 

November 16, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday, presented a N320.35bn budget to the Edo State House of Assembly for the 2023 fiscal year, representing a 44.3 percent increase from the N222bn budgeted for the year 2022. According to the governor, the document, christened ‘Budget of Resilience and Transformation,’ is informed by the need to “build a resilient and Read More

Kogi and Yahaya Bello’s giant strides in education

November 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

The education sector in Kogi under Gov Yahaya Bello is working despite criticisms due to misinformation. OYIBO SALIHU reports. His Excellency Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello took the mantle of leadership of Kogi state on January 27, 2016.The governor being a product of a quality educational institution, the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, knew that education is the bed rock of Read More

U.S. stops taking student debt forgiveness applications after ruling

November 12, 2022 Administrator 0

The United States government has stopped taking applications for student debt relief, after a federal judge blocked President Joe Biden’s loan forgiveness plan, according to a notice on a government website. A judge in Texas who was appointed by former President Donald Trump ruled on Thursday that Biden’s plan to cancel hundreds of billions of dollars in student loan debt was unlawful Read More

Senate seeks legalisation of 30 years old Institute

November 11, 2022 Taiye Odewale , Abuja 0

The Senate, Thursday, set machinery in motion for legalising National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration with public hearing on a bill sponsored to that effect by Senator Ayo Akinyelure (PDP Ondo Central). This is as the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, declared that putting the Institute in proper shape was long overdue for required solutions to myriad of Read More

Without education, Nigerian music will continue to derail – Hypa Cee

November 9, 2022 Editor 0

The Nigeria music industry is limited because of lack of research and intentional education in the music industry. Hypa Cee claimed that more music education should be encouraged within the school curriculum and more talent harnessed as early as possible. Hypa Cee said Nigeria has an avalanche of talents that are not groomed. Talent without education is dangerous. “This is Read More

The ASUU strike and future of education

October 31, 2022 Haruna Y Sa’eed 0

Nigeria has seen it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly, more in the education sector. A time there was when our graduates from the university were ranked high, mostly above those of our peers andcomparable to those from universities ranked top in the world. Students came from countries across the African continent and beyond to receive education here. Read More