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2030 Agenda: UNESCO underlines quality education in mother Languages

1 year ago /

Mother languages are essential to providing quality education, which in turn supports the achievement of the new global development agenda, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has said. She said this is necessary as the UN marked the International Day established to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples...

Mu’azu describes almajiri education reform of Jonathan regime as a waste

1 year ago /

Leaders of the technical committee which did the early research on almajiri reforms for the Jonathan administration, Magaji Mu’azu has described as a waste of resources the almajiri school project of that administration. Mu’azu insists that the almajiri school failed because recommendations of his committee which he described as all encouraging...

 

British Government ready to partner with Cross River schoolarship

1 year ago /

The British government has expressed its readiness to partner Cross River University of technology to improve the visual and creative art department of the institution. British high commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright disclosed this during his working visit to the university as part of his three days official visit to cross...

 

Cowbell Pedia examination date has been fixed

1 year ago /

The 2016 cowbell pedia entrance examination has been fixed for saturday march 19th 2016 across various locations in the country. The managing director of promasidor nigeria,oliver thiry who disclosed this at a press briefing in lagos urged more students to take advantage of the opportunity...

 

Nigeria should focus on development of agriculture – Idahosa University

1 year ago /

The need for Nigeria to focus on the development of agriculture to diversify the nation’s economy from oil as the major revenue earner came to the fore in Lagos . This was the basis of discussions at an international leadership idea exchange for  thinkers, (nest forum) 2016 organized by the Benson...

Delta State organizes ICT training for unemployed youths for gainful employment

1 year ago /

Delta state Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa wants unemployed youths in the country to tap into the over 1000 online jobs that are available daily. Governor Okowa made the call while declaring open a 2 day online digital workshop for 2000 unemployed youths of Delta origin.  He believes this will provide the youths...

 

It is illegal to serve and attend Law School at the same time – NYSC

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The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has warned that participation in the National Service and attendance of Law School simultaneously is illegal and unacceptable. This is part of resolutions at 2016 Annual Management Conference of the Scheme, in Asaba, the Delta State capital. The conference noted that “the NYSC Act provides for...

NUT to distribute Laptops to teachers in Lagos

1 year ago /

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Lagos Chapter said on Friday in Lagos that it would soon begin distribution of laptops to its members to improve e-learning in schools. The state Chairman of the union, Mr Segun Raheem told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the distribution of the laptops...

Meet the first FUNAI Chancellor, His Royal Majesty, Oba Michael Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo

1 year ago /

The first Chancellor of the Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, FUNAI is Alake of Egbaland, His Royal Majesty, Oba Michael Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo. He was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by Prof A. I. Essien during the 4th Matriculation ceremony of the institution at Ikwo local government area...

Abia State Governor reassures NUT of state teacher’s welfare

1 year ago /

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has re-assured teachers in the state that his administration will not undermine their welfare. However Ikpeazu stated this at government house, Umuahia, when he met with the executives of the Nigerian Union of Teachers NUT, Abia State wing. He assured the members present of his...

Tambuwal flags off program to enroll 1.2m kids into schools

1 year ago /

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Tuesday flagged off an enrollment program which seeks to admit one million, two hundred and sixty eight thousand (1,268,000) new pupils into primary and junior secondary schools across the state. The ambitious program, flagged off at Bodinga LGA of the state, seeks to enhance access to all...

Ezekwesili, Falana task lawyers on education standard, corruption

1 year ago /

Former Minister of Education, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili has called for an efficient educational system in the country, lamenting that the Federal Ministry of Education lacked an updated data of secondary schools in the country as at the time she took over the helm of affairs. Ezekwesili, who is also the coordinator...

Okara gets a golden pen at 94

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At 94, Okara, famed for evergreen poems that include The Call of the River Nun, has not stopped writing, a trait that was rewarded sumptuously about 11 years ago when he won the Nigeria Prize for Literature with his collection of poems titled The Dreamer, His Vision, which he dedicated to the late...

Minister calls for return of schools to former owners

1 year ago /

Minister of Youth and Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung has called for the return of all schools taken over by the Federal and State Governments to their former proprietors in order to bring back inculcation of moral, spiritual and ethical discipline which such missionary and private schools were noted for in...

Professor Fagbohun appointed as the new LASU Vice Chancellor

1 year ago /

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has approved the appointment of Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun as the 8th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU). Professor Fagbohun, a Professor of Environmental Law, was until his appointment Director of Research at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos.  The...

NCCE happy over FG’s proposal to engage 500, 000 teachers

1 year ago /

Prof. Monday Joshua, the Executive Secretary, National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), has expressed joy over the Federal Government’s proposal in the 2016 Budget to employ 500,000 teachers. Joshua, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday, said that such a move would boost basic...

Private universities should emulate ABUAD high standards - Tunde Akintola

1 year ago /

The president of Nigeria Private Universities Games Association (NPUGA) Tunde Akinola has expressed satisfaction with the spate of development and quality sporting facilities on ground at the Afe Babalola University. Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) describing them as the best the association has witnessed since beginning of the games, six years ago. Akintola who affirmed...

 

FG Sets Up Committee To Check Corruption In Tertiary Institutions

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The federal government on Thursday in Abuja set up committees to investigate petitions against alleged corruption in some universities and polytechnics in the country. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said the investigation has become imminent given several cases of alleged corruption, misappropriation of funds and abuse of extant laws governing such...

28 Nigerian universities rank among best in Africa – Bogoro

1 year ago /

Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, the Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), on Thursday, said 28 Nigerian universities were ranked among the best tertiary institutions in Africa. Bogoro made this known at an interactive session with members of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and the media, organised by Partners for Electoral...

 

WAEC appoints new Head of National Office

1 year ago /

The West African Examination Council (WAEC), has appointed Mr Isaac Adenipekun as its new Head of National Office. This is contained in a statement signed by the Public Affairs Officer of the council, Mr Demianus Ojijeogu, and made available to the newsmen on Thursday in Lagos. The announcement of Adenipekun came...


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