How not to reward teachers

November 17, 2020 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s education system is deep in turmoil. Like everything in Africa’s largest economy, the education system is moving in the wrong direction and no one knows how to reverse the trend. From primary to tertiary institutions standard is plummeting precipitously. Employers are worried that the system is churning out graduates that could hardly be employed. One study suggests that 2 Read More

NGO canvasses more funding for education, dolls out scholarship

November 13, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Scholarship Aids Initiative has appealed to the federal government to as a matter of policy increase funding to the education sector as a way of ameliorating the effect of Covid-19 on the sector. It stated this at the Stakeholders Forum and Presentation of Award held Thursday at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta saw participants Read More

The maltreatment of Nigerian students

November 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria, as they say, is our motherland. However, the mother, despite being the richest in Africa and most populous black nation in the world, has not been treating its students fairly. Taking education as an example, Nigeria has not done much in fighting illiteracy. And less privileged Nigerians are always the victims of the neglect our schools are facing. It Read More

Katsina tasks youth on education

October 11, 2020 Hamidu Sabo 0

Youth have been urged to embrace education and enterpreneurship as the means to job creation and self-reliance. Secretary to Katsina State Government, Alhaji Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa, made the call during distribution of palliatives to members of Safana, Batsari and Danmusa federal constituency donated by Ahmad Dayyabu in Safana Sunday. Inuwa observed that the labour market in both the public and Read More

An agenda beyond 60 years 

October 11, 2020 Hassan Gimba 0

“If you are planning for a year, plant rice. If you are planning for ten years, plant tree. If you are planning for one hundred years, educate children.” – Confucius (551 – 479 BCE).Though the above quote was attributed to Confucius, it is believed it originally came from Guan Zhong (720 – 645 BCE) who lived earlier, although it is Read More

Covid-19 campaign; hypocritical message

September 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

For the past six months, the most dominant discussion in the media worldwide is the issue of coronavirus, otherwise known as Covid-19. The media has successfully set the agenda for public discuss on Covid-19. Narrowing down to Nigeria, even a street child is familiar with the name Covid-19, this became possible due to the heavy media reportage on the pandemic. Read More

Kano govt orders reopening of 6 colleges for NABTEB exams

September 14, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Kano state government has ordered the immediate reopening of six technical colleges in the state to enable their students in the exit class to participate in the forthcoming  National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) examinations. The Commissioner for Education, Malam Sanusi Kiru, gave the order in a statement issued on Sunday in Kano by the Ministry’s Public Relations Read More

Add value to your education, kamil counsells Yoruba youths

September 13, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Youth of Yoruba origin have been urged to add value to thier education by embracing entrepreneurship .They were also charged to pursue cultural reawakening and emulate self development efforts of their past leaders towards achieving self reliance. Speaking during conferment of Yoruba Youth Man of the Year on him by a pan-Yoruba youth organization, Yoruba Youth Assembly (YYA), Igbimo Egbe Read More

Taraba: Ishaku’s impactful journey so far

September 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Last Tuesday, the Taraba state commissioner for information and re-orientation, Barr Danjuma Adamu, parleyed with the media to update them on the accomplishments so far recorded by the state government under Arc Darius Ishakus watch. Blueprint’s ANDREW OJIH was there.Upon assuming office on May 29 2015, Governor Darius Ishaku spelt out the cardinal areas his government would be anchored on. Read More

Minister admonishes states on technological devt

September 3, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of State Science and Technology, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi has called on State Ministries of Education, Science and Technology to leverage on various federal governments’ programmes aimed at technological development of the Country. The Minister made the call when he received the Nasarawa state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hajiya Fatu Jimaita Sabo in his office Tuesday. He Read More

Ganduje repositioning Kano education sector

September 2, 2020 Abba Dukawa 0

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?”  Erich Fromm Never before millions of children been out of school at the same time, disrupting learning and upending lives, especially the most vulnerable and marginalized. In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, a majority Read More

Kogi to reopen schools Sept 14

September 1, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

  The Kogi state government has declared that primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state will reopen for academic activities on September 14, 2020. The commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Wemi Jones, made the announcement at a press briefing  Tuesday in Lokoja. He said the state government arrived at this decision after series of interaction with the relevant Read More

Education remains Kano govt’s priority – HoS

August 25, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state government has expressed strong determination to sustain the tempo of making the education sector an indispensable area of high priority in the wake of the introduction of free and compulsory education. Speaking at the ceremony marking the accreditation visit paid to the proposed Aminu Kano College of Education by officials of the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCA) in Read More

We ‘ll continue to address gaps in Gombe education sector – Yahaya

August 23, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

                                                Gombe state Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has reiterated his administration’s resolve to ensure sound education for the young people of the state right from the basic level.    The governor said this  when he paid an unscheduled visit to the ministry of education where he inspected some instructional materials procured by the State Education Programme Investment Project (SEPIP), a world bank Read More

Bayelsa poly rector wants FG’s intervention on coastal erosion disaster

August 23, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Federal Polytechnic of Ekowe in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa state has called for federal and state government’s intervention over coastal erosion which has claimed ten per cent of the facilities in the premier oil and gas based tertiary institution. The institution said though the polytechnic has the capacity to host 15,000 full-time and part-time students, the Read More

‘BBN immoral, non – educative’

August 17, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

An educationist, Dr Adebayo Oluwatosin, Monday described the ongoing reality show, Big Brother Nigeria (BBN) as immoral, non – informative and non – educative. This is coming barely three days after the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, also condemned the reality show and called for its replacement. Oluwatosin who is the African Regional President, Scholarship Aid Initiative, argued that Read More

Gombe COVID-19 patient writes WASSCE from isolation centre

August 17, 2020 Ahmad Auwal 0

A candidate who tested positive to COVID-19 in Gombe, Monday wrote his first paper in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) from an isolation centre. The male candidate (name withheld) wrote his Mathematics examination under the supervision of an invigilator who was fully kitted in a Personal Protective Equipment. The Gombe state Public Health Emergency Operations Centre Read More

WASSCE: Osun begs exited N-Power teachers to return

August 11, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

Osun state government has appealed to N-Power teachers to return to school to complete the revision for students preparing for West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). A statement by the senior special adviser to Governor Gboyega Oyetola on Special Intervention Programmes, Lukman Abimbola Bello, said the appeal became necessary because some of the N-Power teachers were directly teaching SS3 Read More

Pay stranded students abroad, NIDCOM tells NDDC

July 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has once again appealed to the authorities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to as a matter of urgency intervene by promptly paying the allowances, tuition and other incentives of students on their scholarship scheme, to guarantee their stay and continue their education in the United Kingdom. A statement Read More

Magili needs at least two boarding schools – Zhe Migili

July 9, 2020 Dominic Akpensuen 0

The paramount ruler of the Migili ethnic group in Nasarawa state, HRH Zhe Migili Dr Ayuba Agwadu Audu, has appealed to the government of Nasarawa state to establish at least two boarding  secondary schools in Migili to improve the educational development of his chiefdom. He stated this in an interview with Blueprint Wednesday in Keffi. The monarch stressed that education Read More

Okigbo, 17 others appointed Senior Fellow at Harvard University

July 1, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Harvard Kennedy School of Government has appointed a Nigerian, Mr. Patrick Okigbo III as a Senior Fellow of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government (M-RCBG) for the 2020-2021 academic year.   Okigbo will join 17 other distinguished professionals from business and government to address issues at the interface of public and private sectors.   This was disclosed in a statement on Wednesday Read More

Integrating almajiri education ‘ll enhance memorisation of Quran – Ganduje 

June 23, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Kano state government in conjunction with the United Nations Children Fund, (UNICEF) and Almajiri Children’s Right Initiative (ACRI) has convened a webinar with the topic, “Alternate Pathways of Almajiri Children in Kano,” to discuss the problems and prospects of integrating almajiri education into the mainstream., Tuesday. Most of the speakers agreed that the way the almajiri system was run in Read More

Ganduje’s Democracy Day parley with journalists

June 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Despite being a public holiday, BASHIR MOHAMMED writes that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje recently found time to roll out his score-card for the people who gave him the mandate to superintend over them.For Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state, Democracy Day celebration, is an opportunity for him to present his score-card to working journalists domiciled in Kano for them to Read More

Bello transforming Kogi’s economy

June 21, 2020 Augustine Aminu 0

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state is making concerted efforts to transform the economic landscape of the state and make it one of the most viable in the country. Being a true leader who wants to register his name with a legacy that stands the sands of time, the White Lion, as fondly called by his admirers, has since his Read More

Zamfara: Celebrating Matawalle’s one year of failure

June 2, 2020 Musa Gusau 0

   It’s already one year now that Governor Bello Matawalle was sworn in as the chief executive of Zamfara state, resulting from the seeming miscarriage of justice from the judiciary. In fact, neither the people of Zamfara nor the entire citizens of Nigeria have ever witnessed this kind of lacadaiscal mal-administration in the entire history of the state  For record Read More