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Principal seeks FCTA assistance on infrastructure

February 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Donald Iorchir Concerned by the need to keep standards, the Principal of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Dutsen-Alhaji, Hajia Binta Nasir, has disclosed that the school “needs more support from the FCTA.” The principal told our correspondent that the school was committed to ensuring that its standard was upheld, but urged the FCT administration to provide more infrastructure for the Read More

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Gender equality: Akeredolu wants more attention to girl-child education

February 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Ene Osang Abuja Ondo state First Lady, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has called for priority to be given to girl-child education particularly in ICT, noting that “gender equality can be achieved easily with more girls growing into educated women in the country.” Mrs. Anyanwu-Akeredolu made the call yesterday while receiving a delegation from the World Affirmative Action Awards (WAFAA) who Read More

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Reps grant Navy 1% NIMASA fund

February 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Navy will access one percent of the fund accruing to the maritime sector as part of efforts to address some of its funding challenges. This is contained in the amendment to the Maritime Operations Coordinating Board, an aspect of the Act establishing the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The amendment was done by the House of Read More

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Still on girl-child education

January 10, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Rukayat Abdulwahab \In any society, education is the process of acquiring skills and knowledge which will help citizens to know their rights and perform their civic duties. It is a process of transmitting values, cultures and morals from one generation to the other. Education is a right that should be given to all human beings, in fact, all Nigeria Read More

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Ahmed orders reduction in Kwara Polytechnic fees

January 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has directed the management of the state’s polytechnic, Ilorin to reduce tuition fees payable for the 2017/2018 academic session. The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Communications, Muyideen Akorede, announced this in a statement yesterday in Ilorin. Akorede said the newly approved tuition fees were lower than the 2016/2017 fees. He explained Read More

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Opening new varsities not best -Pro-Chancellor

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Pro-chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council University of Calabar, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has advised the federal government to stop establishing more universities, but enhance the standard of existing ones. Iwuanyanwu gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Atta Ikeduru, Imo state. He said that instead of frequently approving new universities, government should focus on Read More

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Exceptional performance: 17 pupils get N100, 000 each

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

For putting up excellent performance in their various academic activities, Eroton Exploration and Production, an oil company, has rewarded 17 pupils and secondary school students in Delta state with cash prize of N100, 000 each. The ceremony was attended by the wife of the Delta State governor, Dame Edith Okowa, the Commissioner for Basic Education, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, and other Read More

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Masari fires education commissioner

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Hamidu Sabo Katsina Katsina state governor Aminu Bello Masari has fired his Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Halimatu Idris. A press release by the governor’s spokesperson, Abdu Labaran, quoted a letter personally signed by Governor Masari thanking Mrs. Idris for the services rendered as education commissioner. The statement titled “Letter of Appreciation and Disengagement,” dated December, 21, 2017, Masari said Read More

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Imo indigenes in Kano introduce scholarship scheme

December 18, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Imo state indigenes under the aegis of Imo state Indigenes Association, Kano last weekend flagged off an annual education scholarship scheme for indigent children in Kano state. The president of the association, Comrade Damian Ayanwu said the decision to commence the scholarship scheme was inspired by the strong belief in education as the only legacy that Read More

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300 undergraduates get Enugu’s N.1m scholarship

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state yesterday handed over a cheque of N100, 000 to 300 undergraduate students offered scholarship for the 2017/2018 academic session. Presenting the cheques to the recipients of the scholarship, governor Ugwuanyi said it was a deliberate policy of his administration to give a new impetus to promoting education in the state, Read More

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Free, compulsory education as Ganduje’s antidote for mass school dropouts

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Last week, the Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, announced the introduction of free and compulsory education policy, to stem the alarming rate of out-of-school children being faced by the state. BASHIR MOHAMMED speaks to parents on the development, as well as wonders if the policy can rescue Kano Priority Education being the bedrock of development of any society, is receiving Read More

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Make primary education compulsory — Northern senators

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Northern Senators Forum (NSF), has called for the amendment of the section four of the 1999 Constitution to make primary education compulsory in the Nigeria. This is contained in a communiqué signed by the forum’s chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, and issued to newsmen on Wednesday in Katsina at the end of their two-day retreat. The Forum also called for Read More

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NUC to relax criteria to access education fund

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari recently organised a special retreat for the Federal Executive Council on challenges in the education sector during which participants urged the government to declare a state of emergency on education sector and make more investments in the sector. A former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Peter Okebukola, summarizing the major problem in the Read More

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JAMB remitted N7.8bn to FG in 2016 – Oloyede

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Uji Abdullahi iliyasu Abuja The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it has remitted N7.8 billion to Federal Government coffers from the 2016 University and Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this when a delegation from national officers council of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) paid him a visit at the board Read More

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Ganduje lays foundation for N2bn UBE classrooms project

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje yesterday laid the foundation of classroom blocks, under the government/Universal Basic Education matching grant projects worth N2.2 billion. Speaking at the ceremony held at Darmanawa Special Primary School in Tarauni local government area, Ganduje explained that under the scheme, 61 two-storey blocks consisting six classrooms per block would be Read More

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Fortune and misfortune of Nigerian education sector

December 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Education is said to be the key to success. Many who made it through today in one way or the other, education played a significant role in the attainment of their goal and others through their inborn hardworking spirit and zeal. Do we now presume that education is an additional effort individual embedded in them to have full potential that Read More

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Mnangagwa replaces ministers after outcry

December 4, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has replaced two ministers, two days after announcing his cabinet. Critics said the original line-up showed Mr Mnangagwa had no plans to bring real change to the country despite hailing a “new democracy”. The education and labour ministers have now been replaced, ostensibly to comply with a constitutional provision. But military chiefs remain in charge Read More

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Our education policy outdated – Expert

December 2, 2017 Blueprint 0

  Information Communication Technology (ICT) expert, Oladayo Akinpelumi, has lamented how Nigeria’s education system has out lived its relevance since the 90s. He said to meet up with the time, ICT was the only leverage upon which teaching and learning could be salvaged, especially with the 10 million out-of-school children living across the country. Akinpelumi, who stated this during the Read More

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Falling education standards, global problem – Adikwu

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Vice-Chancellor, University of Abuja, Professor Michael Adikwu, has said that the falling standard of education is a global phenomenon. Various nations, however, have put in place several approaches in tackling them. It should be noted that no “fire-brigade” approach can be used in reversing the trend. One system and global approach that has been used to strengthen education is the Read More

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Students protest, block entrance into Plateau nursing school

November 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Muhammad Tanko Shittu Jos Medical and Health students of the Plateau State School of Nursing and that of Federal College of Laboratory Science yesterday protested against incessant power outrage in the schools. The students, who in the early hours yesterday blocked the entrances of the schools situated at the former Jos University Teaching Hospital, said they had been left Read More

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100 days of walking with MA Abubakar , By Ali M Ali

November 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Time flies. Rapidly, especially when you are constantly engaged mentally and physically. Time just whizzes. And this is even more so when you are walking with a goal getter like Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, Governor of Bauchi state. It is a whirlwind. The word “impossible” doesn’t exist in his dictionary. Once he sets his mind to a goal, there is no Read More

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Leave us out of LG autonomy protest – NUT

November 24, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Abdullahi Muhammad Teachers under the aegis of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday stormed the Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) at Area 11, demanding to be left out of the planned local government autonomy. Chairman, NUT FCT chapter, Comrade Knabayi Stephen, who addressed the protesting teachers at the main entrance of Read More

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Teaching is my passion

November 17, 2017 Blueprint 0

Anne Bessong, a passionate and charismatic teacher, is the Head of Schools at Eaglesworld Global Schools in Ajah, Lagos state. In this interview with ENE OSANG, the journalist turned teacher, said teaching is her passion. You have been in teaching profession for 20 years, how did you become a teacher? I did not start off my career as a teacher, Read More

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Court orders University to reinstate rusticated student

November 14, 2017 Blueprint 0

A High Court sitting in Yenagoa has set aside and declared null and void the rustication of one Micah Diniprema, a 27 years old final year student of the Faculty of Education of the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa state and ordered the authorities of the institution to reinstate and allow him to graduate. The final year student was Read More