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By Oyeniran Apata  -  Lagos   The weekend will perhaps go down in history as a period when African elites and leaders were told the bitter truth that no amount of long hours’ of prayers or political will can be substituted for quality education in solving the problems of Nigeria and Africa by extension.  Chancellor,...

By Oyeniran Apata  -  Lagos   It was a dream on track, on Tuesday in Lagos, for Ruth Olughu and her elder brother, Daniel Olughu, both of Heirs...

By Ejikeme Omenazu  -  Lagos   A NEW paper by UNESCO’s Education For All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR) shows that 34 million children and adolescents are out of school in conflict-affected countries.   The most vulnerable are the hardest hit: the poorest are twice as likely to be out of school as their counterparts in peaceful countries. According to the...

By Oyeniran Apata –  Lagos   Organisers of the recently launched Maltina Teacher of the Year initiative have announced the extension of the deadline for submission of entries for the groundbreaking awards.  This announcement is coming on the heels of appeal by secondary school teachers across the country for more time to enable them file their entries for...

Idongesit Ashameri  -  Uyo    The 2015 celebration of the day of the African Child organised by the The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)  may have come and gone, but the consciousness the sensitisation had aroused in the rural communities would subsist for a long time. With the theme, “Accelerating Our Collective Efforts to End Child Marriage in Africa”,...

By Oyeniran Apata -  Lagos   The Governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi   Ugwuanyi has promised to consolidate on the legacies of his predecessor, especially in the area of bringing education to the doorsteps of the people of Enugu State. The Governor who stated this while playing host to a delegation from the National Open University of Nigeria, said Enugu State would...

By Sam Anokam  -  Lagos Concerned with the image of the country, and how to stop intending drug traffickers from getting lured by barons, the United Nigerians In Diaspora (UNID), a non-governmental organisation comprising Nigerian professionals in the Diaspora are bent on finding lasting solution to the menace. Led by Pascal Okoli, the UNID has severally taken its campaign...

By Oyeniran Apata  -   Lagos   Vice Chancellor,  University of Lagos (UNILAG), Professor Rahamon Bello has been conferred with the Award and Certificate of Credence as National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Outstanding Vice Chancellor of the year. NANS Vice President, Comrade Tosin Ogunkuade, said the largest body of the student movement in Africa, comprising...

By Janet Audu –  Jalingo   The joy of pursuing higher education by 920 males and female,  young Nigerians, came to fruition recently as the Taraba Polytechnic, Jalingo upgraded their provisional admission status as full students of the institution.   The matriculation ceremony witnessed by top government officials, management of the polytechnic, family and...

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase Lagos Vice Chancellor, Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, Ogun State, Professor Kayode Makinde has affirmed that the nature of infrastructure in tertiary institutions especially has impacted negatively on learning outcomes. This, according to him, had impacted negatively on the quality of teaching and research resulting in a dramatic decline in the...