No nation immune to the virus

April 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The OECD has termed COVID-19 the ‘greatest threat to the global economy since the financial crisis’. All over the world, supply chains have been disrupted, schools closed, events canceled and travel restricted. Commodity prices have fallen sharply and a global recession now appears unavoidable. Cases of COVID-19 have spread wide in Africa. We expect further contagion. For most African nations, Read More

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Arms network: Foundation partners on children’s education

December 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The first vice president, West African Action Network on Small Arms (WAANSA), Mr Dickson Orji, Wednesday stressed the need to educate children on problems associated with small arms. Orji said this in Abuja at a speak-out session organised by WAANSA in partnership with Adinya Arise Foundation for secondary school girls, as part of activities for the 16-days activism against gender-based Read More

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FG warns against bully acts as schools open for new academic year

September 9, 2019 Editor 0

The Federal Government will no longer tolerate bullying in the nation’s schools to eliminate its effects on the victims. The Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who made the declaration, said the damage the act does to the mental, social and psychological wellbeing of victims called for concern. Hon. Nwajiuba stated this in Abuja at a training of Read More

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School girl burnt to death on head teacher’s order

April 19, 2019 Editor 0

A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police said Friday. The death of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi last week sparked protests across the South Asian nation, with the prime minister promising to prosecute all those involved. Rafi was lured to the rooftop of the Read More

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Minister confirms abuse of student at school for the deaf

March 28, 2019 Editor 0

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, Tuesday said the allegations of cannibalism, sexual abuse, sucking of human blood and existence of a cult at the School for the Deaf, Kuje,  Abuja was unfounded and baseless. Mr Adamu, however, confirmed that a police report as part of the investigations confirmed that a student was sexually assaulted by a staff of the school. Read More

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FG to prosecute parents who keep children out of school

March 19, 2019 Editor 0

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu has stated that Nigeria would soon enact laws to prosecute parents who refuse to enroll children of school age in schools across the country. Adamu stated this in Abuja Monday while addressing newsmen during the 9th edition of the Weekend Ministerial briefing. He said parents who sabotage the efforts of the government at reducing Read More

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16 schools, 6 clubs for Inter Secondary Schools Athletics meet

February 8, 2019 Editor 0

The 2019 edition of the Inter Secondary Schools Athletics meet will kick off on Saturday in Kaduna with 16 secondary schools, six clubs taking part in four events for boys and girls.   The annual meet organised by Destiny College, Kaduna to discover new talents for Nigeria, would see athletes from the 16 schools and six clubs battle for honours in 100 Read More

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British Council honours school

July 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

The British Council has honoured a Port Harcourt-based Showers International Schools for producing a student with the best Advanced Level results in the 2016 school certificate examination regime. The student, Francis Anyanwu, who had already been invited for award by the British Council, scored 90 and above in Mathematics, Physics and Biology to emerge the best at the prestigious Cambridge Read More

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Niger teachers invent mathematics, chemistry games

July 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

Two teachers in Minna, Niger state have invented some games in Mathematics and Chemistry, which were unveiled at Endwell Model Science School, Minna with national officers of Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and leading educationists in attendance. National assistant secretarygeneral of the union, Labaran Garba, described the games as the first of its kind, not only in Nigeria, but the Read More

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‘26, 000 teachers inadequate for Bauchi schools’

March 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Union Teachers (NUT), Bauchi state chapter, said yesterday that the 26,000 teachers in the primary school system was inadequate for the state. The NUT state Chairman, Danjuma Sale, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi. “When you look at the number of teachers, the statistics show about 26,000 teachers in the Read More

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Group Hails Buhari, Military Over Quick Rescue of Abducted Dapchi Schoolgirls

February 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

A Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Transparency and Good Governance, has commended the quick intervention of the Nigerian military in the abduction of over 94 schoolgirl from their school in Dapchi, Yobe state which led to their immediate rescue. The group said as compared to the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls where the then government showed laxity in accepting Read More

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FCT partners USAID on inclusive education for disabled

February 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Abdullahi Muhammad Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has disclosed that the draft policy on education for People Living with Disabilities “will be ready soon.” This was revealed, recently, when the FCT Committee on Inclusive Education Policy briefed the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, on progress of work. He, however, directed the FCT Permanent Secretary, Read More

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Again, monarch appeals to FCTA, Bwari chair on infrastructure

February 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Donald Iorchir With the rising dearth of infrastructure in Dei-Dei community, the village head, Malam Saidu Hamza Sani, has again appealed to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and Bwari area council to make provision for basic infrastructure in the community. Sani said it had become imperative to remind the government of its promises to the community as well Read More