Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "children"

    The big discipline question: To spank children or not?

The big discipline question: To spank children or not?

The bright lights at the mall in Owerri, Imo state, adequately mask the dusk. There is chattering, adults strolling, often times speaking loudly, as they meander through stores admiring the array of items therein.I see a couple, with their children, who decide to walk into the same store I am in. The two children in parents’ hands, excited to see [...]

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    Back to school: 10 tips to help parents prepare children for resumption

Back to school: 10 tips to help parents prepare children for resumption

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    Children should be taught coding skills, says Owokade, ICT expert

Children should be taught coding skills, says Owokade, ICT expert

With the world relying heavily on technology, and Nigeria being mostly consumers, Adeolu Owokade, founder of Dhack institute, makes a case for introducing STEM to young children so that they thrive in the ever-shrinking global space that is the 21st century.The institute teaches children from the ages of six onwards practical technology skills, including coding, robotics, web design, electronics. Owokade [...]

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    UN: Boko Haram’s killing, recruitment of children in Nigeria increased in 2017

UN: Boko Haram’s killing, recruitment of children in Nigeria increased in 2017

The United Nations (UN) says more than 10,000 children were killed or maimed in conflicts in 2017 while more than 8,000 youngsters were recruited or used as combatants.The annual report of the secretary-general on Children and Armed Conflict covered 20 countries, including Nigeria, Afghanistan, India, the Philippines, Syria and Yemen.Virginia Gamba, UN’s expert on Children and Armed Conflict, said the [...]

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    Nigerian children deprived of their childhood, says consultant

Nigerian children deprived of their childhood, says consultant

Early childhood education refers to the period of education between birth and the first eight years of life. According to UNICEF, play and stimulation in these years can and has contributed to “breaking the cycle of poverty.It also offers an entry point and platform for improving social equity and inclusion.These early years, UNICEF says, are a period of exponential brain development; especially [...]

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    How to develop reading culture in children

How to develop reading culture in children

Over 250 million children, worldwide, do not have the basic literacy skill. And in Nigeria, the statistics are as worrying, over four in 10 children in government primary schools cannot read and worse, over up to eight out 10 are unable to read for comprehension.Literacy, according to UNESCO, “is a driver for sustainable development in that it enables greater participation [...]

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    264m children worldwide not in school, says UNESCO

264m children worldwide not in school, says UNESCO

Some 264 million school-age children and young people worldwide were not in school in 2015, the United Nations culture and education agency UNESCO said on Tuesday.The agency, in a progress report on the UN’s development goals for education, said after a decline in the early 2000s, out-of-school rates have started to stagnate."Worldwide, there was a completion rate of 83 per [...]

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    How poverty, ignorance hinders vaccine coverage

How poverty, ignorance hinders vaccine coverage

Kemi Chukwu battles with the tears in her eyes that are just determined to drop. She wipes them furiously with her arms, her voice throaty from her sobs as she recalls, vividly, the death of her baby.“The time my baby died, she was just four years old. I had money at the time, so I gave her all that she needed,” [...]

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    I’ve spent N3.5bn treating children with heart diseases, says Patience Jonathan

I’ve spent N3.5bn treating children with heart diseases, says Patience Jonathan

Patience, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, says she has spent N3.5 billion treating children with heart-related diseases.Jonathan said she has treated over 700 children through her foundation -- Aruera Reachout Foundation.She said this while reacting to allegations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that she used the foundation to launder stolen funds during her husband's tenure as [...]

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    ASUU strike affecting one of my children, says Ngige

ASUU strike affecting one of my children, says Ngige

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says one of his children is affected by the indefinite strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).Speaking at the end of the federal executive council meeting on Wednesday, the minister said the government is doing its best to reach an agreement with the union and put an end to the strike."Students [...]

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    UNICEF launches radio programme to educate children displaced by Boko Haram

UNICEF launches radio programme to educate children displaced by Boko Haram

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has initiated a radio education programme in the Lake Chad basin as part of efforts to support the 1.3 million children displaced by the activities of Boko Haram.The 144 episodes of educational programming on literacy and numeracy, life-saving and other child protection messages will be broadcast in French and three local languages-Kanuri, Fulfulde and [...]

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    Malnutrition ‘kills 240 displaced children’ in Borno

Malnutrition ‘kills 240 displaced children’ in Borno

Doctors Without Border, a humanitarian aid group, says a total of 240 displaced children have died of malnutrition in Borno state.Moctar Abari, emergency officer of the group - which is also known as Medicine Sans Frontiers (MSF) - made this known in an interview with NAN on Monday.Abari said the cases were recorded between January and May at various internally [...]

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    ’11 million children in north-east Nigeria are out of school’

’11 million children in north-east Nigeria are out of school’

Gordon Brown, former British prime minister, says there are about 11 million out-of-school children in north-east Nigeria due to the destructive activities of the Boko Haram terrorists.Brown, the UN special envoy for Global Education, told NAN that his commission was already intervening in the situation.The UN envoy, who chairs the Commission on Financing Education Opportunity, explained that the commission was [...]

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    Explosion kills two children in Adamawa

Explosion kills two children in Adamawa

Two children lost their lives while five others were injured in an explosion in Fadaman-Rake village, Adamawa state, on Thursday.According to NAN, Haliru Lala, chairman of Hong local government, on Friday confirmed the incident.He said that some children playing by the roadside were given a polythene bag containing explosives, which was later detonated by an unknown person passing by in a car."In [...]

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    ALERT: 990 children ‘risk dying from malnutrition’ in Borno IDP camp

ALERT: 990 children ‘risk dying from malnutrition’ in Borno IDP camp

At least 990 children between the ages of one and five years are suffering from severe cases of malnutrition at an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Muna, Borno state.Being an unofficial IDP camp, Muna offers little comfort to the refugees who are mainly from Mafa, Dikwa and Gamboru Ngala.The IDPs there lack access to food supply and other provisions from [...]

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    Lai tells broadcast stations to accommodate children on March 5

Lai tells broadcast stations to accommodate children on March 5

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has asked broadcast organisations to give children the opportunity to work with them on March 5, the international Children’s day of broadcasting.Mohammed said this in a statement issued on Tuesday.He called on the media to work with children on this day for national development."In this era of change, children's voices can bring in [...]

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