FG grants N5m to young innovators

August 3, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation on Tuesday, granted the sum of five Million naira, to students of Marist College Yangoji Abuja, to further improve their invention to help create wealth and jobs for the nation. The Minister said that with the feat achieved by the students, Nigeria is well positioned to become a hub for creativity. He added Read More

Islamic institute appoints NAN reporter board member

August 3, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

Islamic Trust of Nigeria (ITN) has appointed the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) Kebbi state correspondent, Muhammad Lawal into its management board to run the affairs of the institute for the next three years.  The member ncludes Professor Sule Muhammad as Chairman, Malam Abdullahi Ibn Musa, Malam Zukifli Muhammad and Malam Abdulrahman Salihu as members. Other are, Hajiya Fatima Shetima, Read More

Yobe state education and Fika Old Students Association

August 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Yobe state had its own bitter taste of the Boko Haram insurgency, which destroyed many schools across the state. According to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, more than 1, 500 primary and secondary schools in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states had been destroyed and over 2, 295 teachers had been killed by the Boko Haram insurgents since 2014. It Read More

Assaults on journalists: NUJ directs media blackout to Bauchi police

July 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following recurring assaults on journslists at public functions by the men of the Bauchi state command of the Nigeria police, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has directed all media organizations in the state to suspend coverage of all police activities in the state. The union gave the directive in a press release signed by the state chairman Umar Sa’id Read More

Carabobo Day: UniAbuja seeks cooperation Venezuela, others

July 29, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

Vice-Chancellor University of Abuja, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah and the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Ambassador David Valasquez Wednesday co-hosted a historical conference at the university with a call for greater cooperation. The event was designed to enlighten and create awareness for the students on the history of the Carabobo Day recently celebrated in Venezuela. Speaking at the event, Read More

Comply with amended Polytechnic Act, ASUP tells FG, others

July 20, 2021 Moses John 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has appealed to the federal government as well as other stakeholders to comply with the Polytechnic Act in all institutions for the purposes of uniformity in quality and standards. In a communiqué issued at the end of her 100th National Executive Council (NEC), the union frowned at government’s decision to disregard the provision Read More

Kidnapping: FOMWAN seeks tighter security in schools

July 19, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Federation of Muslim Women Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) Monday commended the federal government’s efforts in tackling insecurity. It appealed for more actions to curb the issues of kidnapping, banditry and other insurgencies to prevent education bankruptcy and food insecurity. FOMWAN stated this in a communiqué jointly signed by its National Amirah, Hajiya Halima Jubril and chairperson, National Education Committee, Read More

Rabugate Academy graduates, gives prizes to deserving students

July 19, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The management of Rabugate Excellent International School Students Villa Dagiri has graduated 17 students from secondary and primary sections and presented prizes to the deserving ones. The prizes were given during the annual graduation ceremony of the school held over the weekend in Gwagwalada. Speaking to Blueprint at the end of the event, the director of the school, Madam Rautha Read More

School system in Nigeria: Education without character?

July 14, 2021 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

My contemporaries within the age group of “goodbye 50, welcome 60”, who started schooling in the late 1960s/early 1970s have seen a lot of transformation in our school system, albeit, a horrible one, a kind of transformation from good to bad. A mixture of Nigerians, Europeans, Indians, and even Ghanaians was managing most secondary schools in the 1970s. Yes, things Read More

NERDC plans review of senior secondary school curriculum

July 9, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) has said it was out to review the senior secondary education curriculum (SSEC) in order to help children catch up with global educational trends and create opportunities for them to acquire new skills and competences. NERDC’s executive secretary, Prof Ismail Janaidu, who said this in Calabar, Friday, during the South-south zone National Read More

Breaking: After barely one month in bandits’ captivity, kidnapped Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic Kaduna students, staff freed

July 9, 2021 Editor 0

Bandits have now released six students and two staff members of Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic Zaria Kaduna State, who were kidnapped last month. They were released on Thursday night at an undisclosed location in  Kaduna, according to school official. The Public Relations Officer of the Polytechnic,  Abdullahi Shehu, who confirmed the development to said the kidnapped students and staff members regained Read More

Breaking: As bandits target abduction of more students, Kaduna govt orders closure of mission, other schools

July 5, 2021 Editor 0

Hours after bandits attacked Bethel Baptist school and made unsuccessful attempt to invade Living Faith’s Academy, the Kaduna state government has ordered the immediate closure of 13 schools located in areas that have been identified as vulnerable to attacks. Up till the time of filling this report, the actual number of students kidnapped at the Bethel secondary school is still Read More

Breaking: Anguish, anxiety as bandits attack another Kaduna school, abduct students

July 5, 2021 Editor 0

More students have been kidnapped by suspected bandits who gained entrance into Bethel secondary school, Maramara Chickun local government area of Kaduna state. Blueprint gathered that the incident happened in the early dark hours on Monday in the school located within the outskirts of Kaduna town. One of the security guards, Mr. Daniel Muhuta, who escaped the attack said, “They came Read More

Why Nigeria should remain indivisible entity – IwuanyanwuBy

July 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Thursday, canvassed the indivisibility of Nigeria as a nation. Iwuanyanwu’s call is coming as the federal government extradited to the country on Tuesday, the separatist leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Iwuanyanwu who spoke in Abuja when the National Association of University Students (NAUS) conferred on him, the ‘Ambassador Read More

JAMB is a game of luck

July 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

JAMB is a game of luck that’s what I was told when I registered my first JAMB in 2014. I was discouraged and I didn’t bother much to read and when results were released, I was perplexed and taken aback because I couldn’t secure admission to the university. I got 142. Many parents shift the massive failures in the qualifying Read More

Withdraw VIPs’ police to secure campuses, students urge IGP

June 28, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The newly elected national president of the National Association of University Students (NAUS), Comrade Ijegalu Felix, Sunday, called on the Inspection General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, to withdraw police personnel attached to VIPs across the country. He said the personnel should be redeployed to various institutions of learning to protect students. Felix stated this in his maiden press Read More

Attack on Schools: NSCDC releases survey, laments high vulnerability nationwide

June 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the spate of attacks and kidnapping of students in schools from different parts of the country, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has conducted a vulnerability survey of all schools in the country according to the six geopolitical zones, states, senatorial districts and local governments. The NSCDC boss, Dr. Ahmed Audi, made the revelation while briefing Corps Read More

NTIC assures 100% scholarships at 18th annual national mathematics competition

June 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Nigerian Tulip International Colleges in conjunction with National Mathematics Centre has organised the 18th edition of the Annual National Mathematics Competition for Mathematics enthusiasts in Primary 5 and 6 across country with assurance that about 28 exceptional pupils will be rewarded with a tuition fee that covers their entire secondary school year at any NTIC branch. The Annual National Mathematics Read More

Breaking: 2 Kebbi school teachers, 6 students rescued from Kidnappers

June 18, 2021 Editor 0

There are indications that two teachers and six students of Federal Government College (FGC) Yauri have been rescued. The teachers and students were reportedly rescued after security operatives reportedly launched manhunt of the bandits immediately their attack on the school. An official press statement is yet to be issued by either the state government or the Police authorities day after Read More

NANS begs Bauchi varsity VC to reinstate expelled students

June 16, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Tuesday urged the Vice Chancellor of Bauchi State University, Professor Auwalu Uba, to reinstate the recently expelled students of the institution. NANS Director of Administration and Strategy, Sani Mohammed Hassan, in a statement issued in Abuja, urged the institution to revisit their decision and reinstate the students. NANS said based on its investigations Read More

Blueprint editor tasks Nile varsity students on hard work, service to humanity

The editor of Blueprint Newspapers, Abdulrahman Abdulrauf, has charged 300-level students of the department of mass communication of Nile University, Abuja, to be hard-working, patient and “possess the attitude of service to society, if you want to succeed as journalist.” He also urged them to always stand by the truth and avoid the get-rich-quick syndrome.    Abdulrauf, who gave the charge Thursday when Read More