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Gombe gov flags off distribution of school uniforms to pupils

March 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The governor of Gombe state, Muhammadu  Yahaya  has flagged off the distribution of school   materials to pupils in public schools. The exercise took place at Jalingo Primary School in Funakaye local government area of the state  Tuesday. Speaking at the event, Yahaya said the distribution of the materials demonstrates his commitment to improving the quality of education He expressed hope that Read More

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After the presidential call

February 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The just-concluded 27th convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State offers a unique opportunity to showcase its success story, ruminate over rough moments, and interact with key holders to chart a way forward for the 32-year-old university, under leadership of the sixth substantive Vice-Chancellor, the respected administrator and Professor of Soil Physics, Felix Kolawole Salako. At Read More

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Re-educating the Nigerian child

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

I must say something. I must say something. Or else the vast cloud swallows us. I want us to say no or else  Ponfa Onyedikachi January 24 marked the annual International Day of Education—a moment to reaffirm global commitment to the rights of every child to a quality education. While emphasis is placed on the child; In Nigeria, it is Read More

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We’ll continue to close down illegal schools in Abuja – Minister

January 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has reaffirmed its commitment to close down all illegal schools operating in the nation’s capital in order to promote quality education in the territory.   Minister of state FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who gave this commitment at the inauguration ceremony of PET International Academy, Lugbe, also stated that the Quality Assurance Department Read More

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Edo: Seplat rewards schools with N11m

October 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Indigenous oil and gas exploration and production company, Seplat  in partnership with its JV partner, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) has rewarded three schools with N11 million prizes through its PEARLs quiz competition. Students and teachers were also rewarded with laptops, cash prizes, and learning materials, including stationary. The 2019 edition of the competition according Seplat, is part of its Read More

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Education, foundation for knowledge transfer – Provost

October 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Provost of the FCT College of Education Zuba, Dr Muhammad Gambo Hamza, has said education is the  basis for transferring knowledge, culture and other forms of living to younger generation. He stated this while declaring open the 5th national conference of the school of arts and social sciences of the college with theme; Insecurity and challenges in a democratic society: The place of Read More

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I ‘ll never allow my child to go to polytechnic – Principal

October 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Mr Chukwuma Ilezue, a chartered accountant and an educationist, is the principal of Destiny Kings/Queens Model College, Nasarawa. In an interview with UJI ABDULLAHI ILIYASU on the occasion of Independence Day, he talks about education in the past, the declining education quality and how his school is giving back to the community in terms of quality education and moral character. Read More

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Kaduna distributes 230,000 free uniforms to school students

October 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kaduna state government has begun the distribution of over 230,000 free uniforms to students of public junior and senior secondary schools in the state. The Commissioner for Education, Shehu Makarfi, said this during the distribution at the Government Secondary School, Kachia Urban on Thursday. He said all public school students in the state would be provided with the free Read More

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Wamakko seeks more investment in education

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Chairman Senate Committee on Defence, Aliyu Wamakko, Saturday called for more investment by wealthy individuals in the education sector. Wamakko, who represents Sokoto North senatorial district, spoke in Sokoto at the 2nd speech and prize day ceremony of Khalifa International Schools, Sokoto. The lawmaker said the task of providing quality education, at all levels should not be left to the Read More

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Zamfara urged to secure land for Alnahda varsity in Gusau

September 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  The Zamfara state government has been urged to provide a piece of land to the management of Al-Nahda International University (NIAMEY) Gusau study centre, with a view to enabling it build a permanent site. The call was made Saturday by the chairman for the first matriculation ceremony of the newly admitted students of NIAMEY 2019/2020 academic session, Comrade Nasiru Aula Dabbakal, Read More

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UNESCO to train teachers in police schools nationwide

September 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As part of its read and earn programme the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is to train teachers in police schools across the federation.Force Education Officer DCP Rabi Umar made this known to Blueprint in an interview during the commissioning of the new Police Force Education Office Complex in Abuja at the Weekend. She said 300 teachers Read More

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How Nigerian universities can rank high

August 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

Over the years, a critical issue central to universities in the country is ranking. This forms the central focus of a recent paper titled, “Re-engineering Nigerian Universities Using Global Academic Ranking Models Through Effective Institutional Mandates”, delivered at the Faculty of Science Lecture by Professor Olusegun Folorunso of the Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state. Read More

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Gombe gov commends USAID for training 5,000 teachers

July 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has stated that it would train 5, 000 primary school teachers and provide instructional materials to 200 schools in Gombe state. The team leader of the USAID in the state, Ishyaku Babayo, stated this Friday during a courtesy visit to Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya. He said the project with the title “Strengthening Read More

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IBBUL’s history department hosts ‘National Conference’

July 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

The History and International Studies of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai (IBBUL), in Niger State, has held its 6th National Conference themed: “Politics and Governance in Africa – Twenty years of Democratic Rule in Nigeria (1999 – 2019).” At the auspicious event, the newly-appointed Secretary to the Niger State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, commended the bold step taken Read More

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Rotary Club donates 2 boreholes to Kaduna community

July 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Rotary Club has donated a motorised and a hand pump boreholes to Gonin Gora community in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state to make potable water available to the people and keep away diseases. The Rotary Club is also looking into a request made by the community for a school to enable their children have access to quality education.  The Read More

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INEC presents certificate of return to Ganduje, others

April 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

pendent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Wednesday presented certificate of return to Kano state governor-elect, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje. Similarly, the state deputy governor-elect, Dr Nasiru Gawuna and 23 state assembly members-elect were also presented with the certificate. However, 13 state assembly members-elect of the People Democratic Party (PDP) were conspicuously absent during the occasion which was held at the Sani Abacha Read More

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Uzodinma promises to restore quality education

December 25, 2018 Editorial III 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, governorship candidate, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, has promised to restore the quality of education in the state if he is given the mandate to govern, come 2019. He gave the assurance to Imo students as part of his Christmas message to them noting that the decay in education in the state is not only Read More

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Walama lauds Dankwambo on development

February 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A pressure group, the Walama Network, has praised Gombe state governor, Dr Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo for taking the state to greater heights through uncommon developments of all sectors of the state. In a statement released in Abuja yesterday, the group which is promoting the candidature of a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Abubakar Walama as successor to Read More

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Shettima flags off 100 housing units for Bama IDPs

October 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Sadiq Abubakar   Maiduguri Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state yesterday flagged off the construction of 100 units 3- room worth N60 million, donated by the Mohammed Indimi Foundation (MIF), for families of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bama local government area of the state. The occasion took place at the multipurpose hall, Government House, Maiduguri. The governor commended Read More