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

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FCT pilgrims’ board begins orientation on Hajj 2020

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abuja, Saturday said it will commence the first phase of its education and orientation exercise for intending pilgrims for this year’s hajj. Spokesperson of the board, Muhammad Lawal stated that Islamic scholars have already been mobilised for the exercise scheduled to take place at the permanent hajj camp in Abuja. The spokesperson further stated Read More

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Declare 5-year emergency on education, ASUU tells FG

March 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Kano zone, has called on the federal government to declare a five-year state of emergency in the education sector by allocating 26 per cent of the budget to education. Its zonal coordinator, Prof Mahmoud Lawan, made the call while addressing a press conference in Kano Friday. He said the zone believed that the Read More

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Niger outlaws street begging

March 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

…Sets up mobile courts to try offenders   The Niger state government has banned all forms of street begging, including children from Islamic schools otherwise known as almajiri and has constituted mobile courts to prosecute offenders. The state Commissioner of Information, Mohammed Sani Idris, stated this Thursday in a press conference in Minna. He explained that prohibiting the almajiri kids from begging on the streets Read More

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Sokoto to adopt Indonesian Pondok for Almajiri system – Tambuwal

March 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Sokoto state governor, Barr Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has disclosed that his administration will not ban Almajiri system in a hurry but rather adopt the Indonesian Pondok Pesantren Madrasah system of education as an alternative. The  governor stated this Sunday when he received the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, AVM Usra Hendra Harahap when the latter paid him homage at the Government House, Sokoto. According to the governor, Read More

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Utaka Academy sign MoU with Brighter School for sports dev’t

February 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In order for aspiring footballers to succeed in life and combine their football with their education, ex-Super Eagles forward John Utaka has signed Memorandum of Understanding with Brighter School, Minna, Niger-state   The collaboration between both parties  has led to the John Utaka Academy moving to the Brighter School base in Minna and will  see the two schools sharing expertise in Read More

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In support of ASUU on IPPIS

February 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is asking the federal government a simple question. Why NNPC, NIDC, CBN, FIRS and other lucrative revenue parastatals are not in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS? Up to today there is no sufficient answer from the side of government regarding this question raised by the ASUU Chairman, University of Abuja Read More

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ASUU justified to go on strike 2 or more times in a year – Prof Egya

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A Professor of English and Dean, Faculty of Language Studies at the Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL), Niger state, Emman Sule Egya, has said that Nigeria’s budget allocation to education is too poor, so lecturers are not blame if ASUU goes on strike two or  three times in a year to force the government’s attention on education, which is a vehicle Read More

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Anxiety as FG goes after uncertified teachers, schools

January 25, 2020 Editor 0

As federal government intensifies plans to eliminate quackery in the teaching profession, fears have gripped many teachers and schools as the regulating body, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), is set to implement the directive. What will be the fate of the affected public schools teachers and by extension private schools; TOPE SUNDAY and KEHINDE OSASONA ask in this report? Read More

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Don tasks Muslim parents on child education

January 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A lecturer at the Department of Arabic Studies, University of Ilorin, Dr Ahmad Ambali, has appealed to Muslim parents to teach their wards the principles and practice of Islam from the age of seven.Ambali gave the advice Sunday at the (Quranic Graduation) Walimatul-Quran of the Madrasat Zumuratul Ahadiyyat Islamiyyat Lidirasatil Arabiyyah Wal-Islamiyyah, in Ilorin. He stated  that early exposure of Read More

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Adamu and the changing narrative in education sector

January 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

In one of his famous quotes, the late anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” However, this cannot be said of Nigeria. Statistics from the United Nation Agency (UNESCO), set up in pursuance of high quality and access to education for every child has for sometimes maintained that Read More

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Sule urges Nigerians to support of fallen heroes

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state Wednesday urged Nigerians to show love and support for the education of the children of  fallen heroes who died during  service to their father land. Speaking at the 2020, Armed Forces Remembrance Day at Government House, Lafia, Sule said the fallen heroes fought for the unity of the country. The governor  praised the armed forces Read More

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Emir of Gombe commends BESDA’s effort at reducing out-of- school children

January 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Emir of Gombe, Alhaji (Dr.) Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III has commended Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for keying into the Federal Government/ World Bank programme, Better Education  Service Delivery for All, BESDA, calling on scholars and parents to cooperate in sustaining the project.  The Emir was speaking when he hosted Government officials and the league of Ulamas and Tsangaya teachers( scholars) Read More

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TETFund rebukes non-performing institutions, retrieves N10bn

December 8, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Professor Elias Suleiman Bogoro, said the agency has retrieved N10bn for projects awarded, but not executed by beneficiary institutions. Bogoro stated this Friday in Jos when he inaugurated the new University of Jos Faculty of Engineering building, the renovated main library of the university and school’s new Faculty of Management building. Read More

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Ekiti recruits neighbourhood inspectors to monitor schools

December 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Ekiti government has set the machinery in motion for the recruitment of neighbourhood inspectors in the state. The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Foluso Daramola, said the machinery was set up to ensure effective monitoring of schools. Speaking in Ado-Ekiti Thursday during the inauguration of a five-man committee for the recruitment, Daramola stressed the importance of Read More

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Nigeria’s challenges required critical thinking-Atiku

December 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has expressed concerned over the state of the nation and the education sector in the country stressing that the challenges facing the country required critical thinking and disciplined implementation of innovative ideas. Atiku stated this in his remarks at this year founders day of the American university of Nigeria (AUN) yola at the weekend where Read More

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NPOM Awards: Arewa youth hails FG for honouring ex- UNN VC, Dangote, others

November 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Northern group, Arewa Youth Assembly, has commended the Federal Government for conferring National Productivity Order of Merit’ (NPOM) award on the immediate past Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof. Benjamin Chukuma Ozumba.According to the group, the award is well deserved considering the achievements of the consultant gynecologist, whose tenure as UNN VC witnessed unprecedented innovations and inventions that stood Read More

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Why AIDS still rampant among youths – Obiano’s aide

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Anambra state Executive Director, HIV/AIDS programme, Dr Onyekachi Ibezim, has posited that the prevalent rate of AIDS in the state was dropping steadily due to awareness, education, counseling and treatment. Ibezim, while addressing some newsmen in his office, said it dropped from above nine percent to 2.8 percent, and urged the  HIV/AIDS positive on regular treatment which he claimed Read More

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CSR: Berger donates books, learning materials to 2,000 Delta, Anambra students

November 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

Communities in Okwe, Delta state and Obosi, Anambra state exploded with excitement last week when engineering construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC notched up its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts to the two states hosting the Second Niger Bridge still under construction. A press statement issued by Media Liaison Officer of the company, Emmanuel Isibor, and made available to Blueprint Read More