Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tag "education"

    There is ‘oil’ in education and health

There is ‘oil’ in education and health

In the past 40 years or more, Nigeria had been a mono-product country exporting crude oil. This is understandable.  Crude oil produces easy cash without much effort. Much effort would have been required if we had decided to refine the oil and sell the finished product.  The government has not made any sustainable effort to divert attention to other sectors [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    From classrooms to IDP camps: How Plateau crisis crippled activities in schools

From classrooms to IDP camps: How Plateau crisis crippled activities in schools

In the beginning of June, Plateau State Polytechnic was full of life; students and lecturers went about their normal businesses while academic and non-academic activities went on smoothly.Fast forward to Friday, June 29, the institution had turned a ghost of itself. There was no sign of life in virtually all parts of the school when TheCable visited. It was a similar [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    UNICEF: 50 percent of pupils in north drop out of school for marriage, child labour

UNICEF: 50 percent of pupils in north drop out of school for marriage, child labour

The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) says 50 percent of pupils in the north do not further their education.Azuka Menkiti, UNICEF education specialist, said this at a recent media dialogue organised by the organisation in collaboration with the ministry of information.The programme took place in Gusau, Zamfara state.Menkiti said findings from a new study conducted by the organisation also [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Shortsightedness ‘linked’ to prolonged study time

Shortsightedness ‘linked’ to prolonged study time

The more time you spend studying, the greater your chances of developing short-sightedness (myopia), according to a recent study by UK researchers. [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Ebonyi lecturer renounces Nigerian citizenship

Ebonyi lecturer renounces Nigerian citizenship

Victor Koreyo, a lecturer at the department of ceramics and glass technology, Akanu Ibiam federal polytechnic, Afikpo, Ebonyi state, has written to President Muhammadu Buhari to renounce his Nigerian citizenship.Koreyo said he arrived at the decision following what he described as eight years of frustration.He said he was demoted for a period of eight years by the management of the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Boko Haram understands the power of educated girls. Many of us do not

Boko Haram understands the power of educated girls. Many of us do not

BY STELLA ODUAHFour years have passed since 14th April 2014 when 276 girls were abducted in a girl's secondary school in Chibok, Borno state in the northeast of Nigeria by the Boko Haram Terrorist group. The outpouring of emotions was unlike anything I have experienced in my lifetime.Fast forward to 19th February 2018, about 110 schoolgirls were abducted in the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    SHOCKER: Only 28 Zamfara pupils registered for Unity Schools entrance exam

SHOCKER: Only 28 Zamfara pupils registered for Unity Schools entrance exam

The federal government says only 173 pupils from Zamfara, Taraba and Kebbi states registered for the 2018 common entrance examination into the 104 Unity Schools in the country.Adamu Adamu, minister of education, said the low registration shows that Nigeria's child education was in need of total reform.He said a report from a meeting of major stakeholders in the education sector showed [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Aregbesola’s aide: Osun achieved so much in seven years

Aregbesola’s aide: Osun achieved so much in seven years

Semiu Okanlawon, spokesman of Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says the current administration has “achieved so much with so little” in its seven years in power.Speaking at the triennial congress of the Ansar-ud-deen Society of Nigeria (Osun branch), which took place in Iwo, from Friday to Sunday, Okanlawon asked religious organisations and other stakeholders to fully support educational reforms in [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Anambra to sack teachers who can’t recite state’s values 

Anambra to sack teachers who can’t recite state’s values 

The Anambra government says it will sack teachers who are unable to recite the state's shared values.Kate Omenugha, the commissioner for education, said this on Tuesday while speaking at a training programme organised for teachers in the state.Omenugha expressed disappointment over the inability of some of the teachers at the various training centres to recite the values.“If you can’t recite [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    JAMB lays down the law: No biometric identification, no UTME

JAMB lays down the law: No biometric identification, no UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says any candidate that cannot be identified through biometrics will be barred from writing the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).Fabian Benjamin, the board’s head, media and information department, spoke against the backdrop of reported cases in some centres where candidates could not be identified through JAMB’s electronic system to gain access into [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Obasanjo: If level of education in north-east matched south-west’s, there’ll be no Boko Haram

Obasanjo: If level of education in north-east matched south-west’s, there’ll be no Boko Haram

Olusegun Obasanjo, former President, says there will be no Boko Haram if the level of education in the north-east matched what is obtainable in the south-west.Obasanjo said it took quite some time for Boko Haram to incubate and evolve into a full-fledged terrorist group.He said history may repeat itself if the women, children and youth of the north-east region are [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    JAMB releases results of mock UTME

JAMB releases results of mock UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of the just-conducted Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    NANS kicks against low budget for education, threatens to occupy national assembly

NANS kicks against low budget for education, threatens to occupy national assembly

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on members of the national assembly to increase the budgetary allocation for education in the 2018 appropriation bill.The union made the call at the end of its 74th pre-convention and senate meeting which held in Minna, Niger state, last week.They lamented the poor state of education in the country — a [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘No food, no school’ — how herdsmen shattered the lives of Benue children

‘No food, no school’ — how herdsmen shattered the lives of Benue children

Oundudu, an 11-year-old girl should have seen it all, that evening when herdsmen attacked her village in Guma local government area of Benue state. It was around 6pm when they started hearing the sound of gunshots. Roads were blocked, and it was a difficult task for the girl and her family to find a way out.“They were killing everything they see, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Benue shuts 2,219 schools over ‘poor standards’

Benue shuts 2,219 schools over ‘poor standards’

The Benue state government says it has closed down 2,219 secondary schools in the state over poor standards.Dannis Ityavyar, the state commissioner for education, science and technology, disclosed this on Tuesday in Makurdi, the state capital.He was fielding questions from members of the house of assembly, who sought explanations over the dwindling standards of education in the state — the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Falana: Africa’s education syllabus still in colonial era

Falana: Africa’s education syllabus still in colonial era

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says Africa's educational syllabus is still stuck in the colonial era.Falana made this comment in a paper titled 'The Politics of Education in the Developing World: The African Perspective' which was delivered at the convocation lecture of The West African Union University, Cotonou, Benin Republic on Saturday, January 26.He warned that “Africa is being [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

October 15, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement