Children’s Day: Aregbesola reiterates love for education

May 27, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has reiterated his commitment to children education as he gathered about 1,700 public school pupils in the state to commemorate the 2018 Children’s day with calisthenics display. Speaking at the Osogbo city stadium, Aregbesola said his administration would not relent in promoting education of children. He recalled that his government has provided enabling environment Read More

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Endless narratives on education in Gombe

May 26, 2018 Dahiru Hassan Kera 0

  In one of his famous quotes, Simon Sinek says “Leadership is not about the next election; it is about the next generation.” And in congruence with his inspirational words, leadership must take into account every aspect of societal growth, advancement and prosperity. This must be at the core of policy move so that the current generation will enjoy something Read More

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NTI trains 876 teachers on digital literacy, HIV/AIDS awareness

April 20, 2018 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

National Teachers Institute (NTI) has commenced nationwide training for 876 primary and junior secondary school teachers on digital literacy, HIV/AIDS awareness and morality under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Director-General/ Chief Executive Offi cer of the Institute, Prof. Dahuwa Garba Azare said that the choice of teachers for the training workshop is key as they are the catalysts of Read More

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Gombe, where education matters most

April 14, 2018 Clement Oluwole 0

One month ago, I was in Gombe in company of two other colleagues on the invitation of the state Governor, Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo. I did a piece here on the transformation of the Jewel on the Savannah in many areas, especially the road infrastructure which was massive enough to earn him the “Governor Good Roads” moniker. One other aspect Read More

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Dankwambo: Tribute to architect of new Gombe

April 4, 2018 Tijani Yusuf 0

An adage says that having had the privilege of a noble birthis not as important as giving oneself a nobler rebirth. This proverb aptly captures the lifetime efforts and determination of Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, the Executive Governor of Gombe state. He has strived to convince every nay sayer that pressure could actually squeeze whining out of losers and winning Read More

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Kaduna launches girls empowerment programme

March 28, 2018 Usman Ibn A. Lapai. Kaduna 0

  Kaduna state Government partnered two non-governmental organisations to launch the second phase of Educating Nigerian Girls In New Enterprise, (ENGINE II) programme, aimed at improving the lives of less privileged girl-child. The state government in partnership with Mercy Corps and Kindling Hope Across Nations ,( KHAN) Initiative are to empower 4,750 marginalized In-School and Out of School Girls in Read More

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NOUN to run masters’ degree in law – VC

March 23, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Abdalla Uba Ahmed, has said that arrangements were on top gear to introduce a programme for the award of Masters’ Degree in law. He stated this in Owerri, Imo state, when he visited one of the study centres of the university, as part of his advocacy campaign. Ahmed told law students who Read More

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Ambode plans to upgrade AOCOED to University of Education

March 23, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Lagos state Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, has mulled plans to convert Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Ijanikin, to University of Education. Addressing newsmen yesterday on the plan university status, AOCOED staff unions, said since 2009, they have been agitating for a change in status of the institution to University of Education. Chairmen of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), Read More

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Why Buhari must end the rot now, by Dan Agbese

March 23, 2018 Dan Agbese 0

The news from our education sector keeps getting cheerless. Last year the West African Examinations Council reported mass failures in the West African Senior Certificate examination. Of the 131,485 candidates who took the examination, only 34,664 or 26. 01 per cent obtained credits in five subjects, including English language and mathematics. Last week, the World Bank released its world development Read More

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Bwari chairman, monarch for OGF inauguration

March 23, 2018 Agi Onda. Abuja 0

  Executive chairman of Bwari area council, Hon Musa Diko, and the paramount ruler of Dakwa community, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, His Royal Highness, Baba Shukuri, will on April 7 inaugurate the board of trustees of Ohewem Global Foundation (OGF). Founder and President General of OGF, Apostle Samuel Arikwu, in a press statement, said the inauguration will kickstart the Read More

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Arts Council launches 3–million culture –friendly supporters’ drive for Eagles

March 22, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The National Council for Arts and Culture on Wednesday in Abuja publicly presented a drive to raise three million, culture –friendly football lovers to passionately support the Super Eagles during the matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals taking place in Russia this summer. Director –General of the council, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe (OON) contended that it was time that Read More

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On conversion of KadPoly to university

March 17, 2018 Nurudeen Dauda 0

Permit me to commend member representing Zaria Federal Constituency, Kaduna state, in the House of representatives, Hon Abbas Tajudeen, for sponsoring a bill seeking to convert the Federal Polytechnic, Kaduna, to Federal University of Technology, Kaduna. In my view, the polytechnic deserves to be upgraded to the status of a university. So, I call on the three senators from Kaduna Read More

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Colonial mentality, Nigeria’s bane – Utomi

March 16, 2018 Chuks Nweze. Enugu 0

    Political economist, Prof. Patrick Okedinachi Utomi, has said Nigeria, nay Africa, is grossly underdeveloped today because they are yet to wriggle out of years of colonial domination. Utomi, who was a guest lecturer at the first excellence lecture series organised by the student affairs department of the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) with a theme: Read More

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Gov Ahmed tasks varsities on entrepreneurship education

  Kwara state Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has challenged higher institutions of learning to place emphasis on entrepreneurship education with a view to making students gainfully engaged after graduation. Ahmed handed the challenged when he received the Governing Board of the University of llorin, led by its Chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Oyekan, who paid him a courtesy call at the Government House, Read More

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270 applications await NUC approval for private varsities

March 14, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

  Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, has disclosed that 270 applications were awaiting approval for the establishment of private universities in the country. Rasheed also lamented that 161 universities were not sufficient for the teeming Nigerian populace seeking university education through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) each year. Receiving the Zamfara state Governor, Abdul Read More

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Aliyu emerges Zuru LG chair of Miyetti Allah

The Miyyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Zuru local government area of Kebbi state has elected new executives that would run the affairs of the association for the next four years. The occasion which took place at the Zuru town unity hall had the attendance of the local government council chairman, Alhaji Kabiru Abubakar Rafi , government officials, politicians and Read More

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Bello, UBEB commended on qualitative education

March 9, 2018 Donald Lorchir 0

Principal of Junior Secondary School, Sabon Gari, Gwagwalada, FCT-Abuja Mrs. Florence N. Okonkwo, has commended the Minister of the Federal Capital Capital (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello for providing the atmosphere for students quality education. She also commended the Director of FCT Universal Basic Education Board (FCTUBEB), Dr. Adamu Jatau Noma, for the competitive environment in education which would help Read More

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Corruption responsible for high poverty level – CATNA

March 8, 2018 Ahmid Lawal 0

A group, under the aegis of Concerned Association for Transparency and National Advancement (CATNA), has said that poverty is the resultant effect of corruption in the country. In a press statement signed by Tukur Idris Aminu yesterday in Abuja, the organisation said poverty is the most devastative disease that is ravaging every part of the county irrespective of gender, religious, Read More

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On Kano underage voting controversy

March 8, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

On Kano underage voting controversy The dust raised over the underage persons caught voting in the recently conducted Kano local government elections, has refused to settle, instead, calls for probe of the incident have fueled the controversy. BASHIR MOHAMMED revisits the issue Reps’ resolve Against the backdrop of controversy that being generated by the reported case of child voters in Read More

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Unilorin plans modern swimming pool

February 27, 2018 UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB 0

Ilorin The management of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has announced plan to begin the construction of a modern swimming pool at the institution’s sport complex before the end of the year. This was made known by the institution’s Director of Sport, Prof. O.O. Obiyemi while featuring on Unilorin FM 89.3 weekly current affairs programme, ‘Oro t’onlo’. The ultra modern Read More

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Rep pays NECO registration for 600 Gombe students

February 27, 2018 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe House of Representatives Deputy Minority Whip, Hajiya Fatima Binta Bello, has spent over N9 million on NECO registration fees for over 600 less privileged students of her constituency. Hajiya Bello, who represents Kaltungo /Shongum Federal Constituency, disclosed this while flagging-off the disbursement of the fees in Talase, Balanga local government area of Gombe state yesterday. Represented by her senior Read More

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How Kubwa school pupils died after eating biscuits

February 23, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Some pupils of the Local Education Authority, Kubwa II School, were confirmed dead on Wednesday, after reportedly eating biscuits at a party. The incident spread panic in the community as parents and guardians rushed to the school and forcibly took away their children. The News Agency of Nigeria earlier reported that two 14-year-old pupils of the school, Nehemiah Yahaya and Read More

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Varsity labs remain shut as NAAT vows to continue strike

February 21, 2018 Moses John 0

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 said the union which embarked Read More

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

February 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

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) yesterday in Abuja, indicated that Read More

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