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Tambuwal flags off program to enroll 1.2m kids into schools

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

"Teachers Must Have Basic Qualifications In Education Henceforth" - Minister

1 year ago /

The Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, says there is a large number of unqualified teachers at the nation’s basic education level.Anwuka made the remark at the Annual Education Conference organised by the Education Data, Research and Evaluation in Nigeria Initiative (EDOREN), in Abuja on Monday.The minister said...

 

CAN Wants FG To Return Schools To The Missionaries

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The Assistant General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, women wing Daramola Joseph wants the federal government to return schools to the missionaries. Daramola stressed that returning schools to the missionaries would restore quality and good morals lacking in Nigerian education system. She was speaking in Abuja at the national conference...

South African Students Vow to Fight For Free Education

1 year ago /

South African students on Sunday vowed to continue their struggle for education transformation characterised by free education. Although widespread protests died down after President Jacob Zuma on Friday announced a zero-percent increase in tuition fees for 2016, sporadic protests have continued in several universities for the past two days. The students are...

LAUTECH Plans Production And Supply Of Glass Wares

1 year ago /

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso on Monday says that it will soon commence the production of glass wares in its department of Science Laboratory Technology (SLT). Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, gave this indication at the 6th induction ceremony for students of Science Laboratory Technology. Gbadegesin said...

Aisha Buhari Urges Students To Use Education For National Development

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The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Monday in Abuja called on Nigerian students to use education as a tool for national development. Aisha, who was represented by the Wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki, said this when the Chairman, Advisory Board, President’s School Debate Nigeria (PSDN),...

 

Cleric Advices Students Against Extorting Money From Parents

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A Christian cleric in Nasarawa state,Pastor Gabriel Mathew has advised students in various institution of learning to desist from extorting money from their parents in the name of buying education materials. Mathew, the State District Pastor of Farin-Ruwa Seventh Day Adventist Church, gave the advice during church service set aside to...

Development Partners Want Hand Washing Included In School Curriculums

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Development partners have called on school authorities to include hand washing into the primary and secondary schools' curriculum. They said this at the sideline of an event to commemorate the 2015 Global Hand Washing Day in Abuja on Thursday. According to them, no nation can develop if it fails to carry the...

Enugu State Govt. Embarks On Renovation Of Schools

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The Enugu State Government has begun the renovation of dilapidated schools in the state, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has said. Speaking at an occasion to mark the World Teachers Day in Enugu on Monday, Ugwuanyi, who was represented by the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze, said that most of the schools...

El-Rufa'i Declares State Of Emergency In Kaduna State Education Sector

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Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Thursday declared a state of emergency in the education sector of the state. He made the declaration in his speech at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, during activities to mark the country’s 55th Independence Anniversary.‎According to him, the nation is being liberated and...

FG To Consider Stopping Part-Time Programmes In Nigerian Universities

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The federal government is considering stopping part-time programmes in Nigerian universities. The move is coming just as government says its policy abolishing “pass degree” remains in force. This was made known in Abuja on Monday at a meeting, which is working on a uniform grading system for Nigerian universities....


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