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Yobe College Matriculates 1013 Students

By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu College of Administrative and Business Studies (CABS) Potiskum, Yobe State has matriculated One Thousand and Thirteen (1013) Students into Diploma and National Diploma Programmes. The occasion took place at the College Auditorium which was attended by important personalities within and outside the State. The Oath was administered by the Commissioner of Oath Barrister Abdullahi  Yusuf who ...

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NUT Hails Fayose On Teachers’ Welfare

Yaqoub Popoola, Ado-Ekiti The zonal leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers in Edo, Delta, Ogun, Lagos, Ondo, Osun, Kwara, Oyo and Ekiti states has commended Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, for giving priority to the welfare of teachers and boosting their morale through the provision of incentives. This is just as the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour ...

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Three Delta Technical Colleges Get N81m SEEFOR Grants

Three technical colleges in Delta state has received minimum of N81 million in form of grants from the State Employment and Expenditure for Results Projects (SEEFOR), the state’s Coordinator, Mr Benson Ojoko,has  said. Ojoko, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba, said that the colleges received the grants during the 2014/2015 academic session. He said ...

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Survey Shows Poor Science, ICT, Library Infrastructure In Schools

By Oyeniran Apata Lagos    The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) has stressed the importance of scientific approach to unearth the deep-rooted challenges of poor showing by students in science education and youth development initiatives in the country. This was clearly demonstrated in two separate publications on results of field survey of public and private schools in Nasarawa and Ekiti ...

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TETFund Foresees Improved Ranking Of Nigerian Universities

Stories by Innocent Oweh Abuja   Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Elias Bogoro has expressed optimism that more Nigerian Universities would go up in ranking globally, if the current infrastructural intervention effort is sustained by the Federal Government. According to TETFund, most public tertiary institutions in the country were lagging behind other nations because they were ...

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FG Approves N400m For Students On Foreign Scholarship

The Federal Government has approved N400 million for the payment of upkeep allowances of Nigerian students on foreign scholarships. The Acting Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Hajia HIndatu Abdullahi, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Abuja recently. Abdullahi attributed the delay to non-release of capital allowance and the change in government which delayed the release of ...

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States May Discontinue Payment Of WAEC Fee

As the nation continues to grapple with the lean returns from petroleum and non-oil sectors, there are indications that governments at states and local council areas may shun payment of candidates’ fee for the May/June 2016 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASCCE). The implications of this are that parents of children in public schools may have to buckle up, ...

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UAC Long Vacation Classes Ends In Lagos

If giving back in appreciable quality and quantity to the society is what Corporate Social Responsibility is all about, this best describes the responses of students, parents and guardians to the just concluded free Long Vacation Weekend Classes organised by the UAC. The UAC Free Weekend Classes initiative organised for students during the 2015 long vacation in the state recorded ...

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School Celebrates Student’s Outstanding Performance In WAEC, IGCSE

By Kunle Ajayi Lagos Tomi Adesanya was the cynosure of all eyes as his former school, Legacy High School, Akowonjo, Lagos State recently celebrated the outstanding performances of the five students’ it presented in the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) and International General Certificate Secondary (IGCSE). Aspiring Medicine and Surgery undergraduate student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Adesanya made ...

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Don Calls For Restoration Of History Education In School Curriculum

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase Lagos A Professor of English Language at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Professor Akachi Ezeigbo has called on the Government to urgently re-insert history in the secondary school curriculum. He made the call while speaking at the 16th Mike Okonkwo Annual lecture and presentation of prizes to winners of the national essay competition in Lagos. Professor Ezeigbo, ...

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Stephen Centre: Providing education, succour to Boko Haram victims

By Laide Raheem Abeokuta Long before the rise of Boko Haram insurgency in the northern part of Nigeria, especially in the North-East, Stephen’s Centre established about 15 years ago had been giving hope and life to people and especially rendered homeless and orphans from various parts of the country. As many thousands of lives have been lost and property worth ...

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Government Must Accept Proof Of Low Academic Performance – Don

By Oyeniran Apata Lagos  Dean, School of Education National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Salawu Olatunde has called on the Federal Government to improve on the budgetary allocation for the education sector and poor performance in public examinations. Delivering the 8th Inaugural Lecture of the university tagged, “Educational Technology in Teacher Education and Distance Learning: The Facts, Puzzle and ...

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Discipline Has Eluded Nigerian Public Schools’ Says Ex-Commandant

Pupils in the World Book Capital Model Primary School ICT Laboratory.

By Innocent Oweh  –  Abuja   A former Commandant of the Command Secondary School, Kaduna, Col. Eddy Vincent (rtd) has decried the growing level of indiscipline in public schools across the country. Col. Vincent, who retired from military service in 1995 as Commandant of Command Secondary School Kaduna, attributed what he called the degenerating discipline in public schools to the overbearing ...

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Emfield Counsels Parents On Qualitative Education

By Philip Oladunjoye –  Lagos   Parents and guardians have been advised to always enrol their children and wards only in schools where qualitative teaching is guaranteed. Other qualifications for standard according to stakeholders are: presence of qualified staff employed to meet the basic standards required to impart adequate knowledge of the pupils, the existence of friendly learning environment and ...

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AOCOED Appeals To Lagos Govt To Increase Subvention By 65%

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase –  Lagos   Provost of the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Mr. Olalekan Bashorun has appealed to the Lagos state government to increase the monthly subvention of the college by 65 per cent. He made the call during the 35th convocation ceremony of the college where no fewer than 2,829 students graduated , contending that the ...

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Participants Laud UN Global Forum for Sustaining Development in Education

Over 400 participants from higher education institutions, business, government, and civil society who gathered at the 2015 Global Forum (a UN initiative) Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), in New York have commended the on-going work of the PRME community.  The forum, which was designed to carve a path for management education and business, also charged participants to take a ...

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Reactions As NYSC Delists Pregnant Women, Nursing Mothers, Postgraduate Students

By Oyeniran Apata  –    Lagos    Josephine, (Not real name) was enlisted for the national service and deployed to Lagos State Secretariat of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for the 2011 Batch B service year. One week into the orientation and in the middle of the night after a drill earlier in the day, Josephine started feeling uneasiness and ...

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30 Varsities Benefit In ExxonMobil’s Advanced Geology Course

By Oyeniran Apata –  Lagos    Geology lecturers from 30 Nigerian universities were recently exposed to the latest advancements in Sequence Stratigraphy, a key aspect of Geology during a week-long course organised by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Africa Region and sponsored by ExxonMobil in Lagos. The course titled “Sequence Stratigraphy- Concepts, Principles and Applications” was facilitated by a ...

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School Owner Lauds Parents’ Efforts In Quality Child Education

By Ejikeme Omenazu  –  LAgos THE Proprietor of Victory Group of Schools, Christian Olaniyan, has commended efforts of parents and guardians in giving their children qualitative education. Olaninyan, who was speaking during the 40th anniversary, 14th graduation and prize giving, and award ceremony of Victory Home School, Ikeja, stressed that Nigerian parents put in their best to ensure that their ...

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NOUN Denies Corruption, Irregular Tuition Allegations

By Oyeniran Apata  –  Lagos   Authority of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has denied corruption and irregular tuition allegations against the management of the online university. Describing the allegation as spurious and unfounded, the Director, Media and Information, Dr. Ronke Ogunmakin, said that much as the institution would not want to join issues with the writers of ...

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JAMB: Parents, Students, Varsities On War Path

JAMB

By Oyeniran Apata  –  LAgos    As the controversy that greeted the new admission policy announced recently by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is yet to settle, stakeholders in the education sector have risen to condemn the boards’ action. Beginning with a peaceful protest rally by concerned parents of intending candidates of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), the ...

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Ogun Napps Sharpens Teachers’ Skill

Participants at the seminar

By Yemi Adebisi  – Lagos   In a bid to improve the quality of education in the country, the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Obafemi Owode Zone, Ogun State, organised a one-day seminar for teachers in private schools recently titled, “Nationwide Capacity Building Exercise for Private Teachers”. Held at Transformation International Schools, Mowe, Ogun State, the training session ...

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NBL Commits Over N100m On Education In The North

By Gabriel John  –  Kaduna    In line with the educational needs of the Northern part of Nigeria, the Nigeria Brewery said it had spent over N100million on revamping the educational structures in the North.  Speaking over the weekend at the Government Secondary School, Makera, Kaduna South Local Government Council area, the Brewery Manager, Mr. Adebolu Obawole explained that: “Brew a ...

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Proper Funding Of Medical Education Will Curb Health Tourism – Arogundade

By Oyeniran Apata  –   Lagos   The President of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, Prof. Rasheed Arogundade has advised President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to accord funding priority to the medical colleges across the nation. This he argued would address the challenge of frequent visits to foreign nations for medical attention by wealthy Nigerians. The Professor of Radiology, who ...

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Parents Stress Importance Of Academic Pursuit

By Kunle Ajayi  –  Lagos   The out-going students of Legacy High School, Lagos have been advised to make right and informed choice in their academic pursuit as they bow out of secondary school to further their education. Drawing from the various testimonies by parents and successful old students of the school in their respective fields of endeavours, the graduating students ...

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