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

Make long-distance learning available, group urges Makinde

May 27, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Coordinator Child Protection Network in Oyo state, Dr Ebunlomo Walker, Wednesday asked governor Seyi Makinde to make long-distance learning available and accessible to all children in the state. Dr. Walker made the call in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan. He emphasised that there is the need for an  all-inclusive education being the watchword of the government Read More

Children’s Day: ESLF holds literacy competition despite COVID-19

May 26, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

  Wife of the Benue state governor,  Dr. Eunice Ortom, under her pet project, Eunice Spring of Life Foundation, (ESLF), Tuesday organised a literacy competition for Benue children on Radio Benue. The programme is the 5th annual literacy project, and part of activities to mark the 2020 Children’s Day celebration. Speaking to newsmen shortly after the radio program, Mrs.Ortom, said the Read More

Buhari sacks NECO registrar, 4 directors

May 20, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Professor  Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO) and also dismissed four  other management staff of the council. This was contained in a letter dated 11th May, 2020 and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono on behalf of the education minister,  Uwakwe was accused of Read More

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Outcry over education, health capital projects budget cuts

May 1, 2020 Tunde Fatunde 0

Background Academics have responded with dismay to the news that Nigeria’s Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed and the leadership of the Senate have decided to reduce capital projects across national departments by 20 per cent. The decision has been prompted by the drastic drop in the price of crude oil – from US$60 to below US$20 per barrel and well Read More

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IWD: Yobe group seeks women day school

March 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

A group, Hope Interactive, in collaboration with Conciliation Resources, has staged a street walk to commemorate international women’s day in Damaturu, the state capital called on the state government to establish women day secondary school across the major cities. Speaking shortly after the street walk, the programme manager, Hope Interactive, Adamu Yahaya, said the commemoration of women’s day is everyone’s Read More