Sunday, February 25, 2018

Tag "education"

    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 [...]

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    ‘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, [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    Obasanjo: As a NOUN student, I rejected favours and wrote my exam

Obasanjo: As a NOUN student, I rejected favours and wrote my exam

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has recounted his experience during doctoral degree programme at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).Speaking at the university's convocation ceremony in Abuja on Saturday, Obasanjo said he rejected favours to facilitate his studies.He said this is because he was determined to experience the academic process of obtaining his doctoral degree.The former president, who was awarded [...]

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    Kaduna teachers suspend strike

Kaduna teachers suspend strike

The Kaduna state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has called off its strike.The union had embarked on the strike on January 8, to protest the sacking of of 21,780 of their colleagues who failed a competency test conducted by the state government in 2017.Announcing the suspension via a statement on Thursday, Adamu Amba, the state NUT chairman, said [...]

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    Budget 2018: With education at 7%, Buhari takes us back to 2004

Budget 2018: With education at 7%, Buhari takes us back to 2004

“Lend me your ears, that I may bury my words in them, but more importantly your heart, that I may inscribe my thoughts on its walls, that we may safely transform our nation and put the departed to rest. For their sake, do not turn on the deaf ears as I play from this drum of observation and intellect. For [...]

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    Teachers are enablers of education transformation

Teachers are enablers of education transformation

BY STHE SHABANGU As one of the continent’s economic powerhouses, Nigeria has in many ways set new standards of progress across Africa. But, it’s become clear that in order to maintain this momentum, the country needs new answers to existing education challenges.Indeed, Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, recently announced that currently 11.5 million school-age children in the country are not attending [...]

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    31% of teachers in Sokoto ‘not qualified but can be trained’

31% of teachers in Sokoto ‘not qualified but can be trained’

A committee set up by the Sokoto state government says thirty-one per cent of public school teachers in the state are not qualified to be teachers.The committee, set up to proffer solutions to challenges confronting the education sector in the state, also said 73 per cent of the teachers lacked computer skills.Shadi Sabeh, chairman of the committee's needs assessment sub-committee, [...]

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    Group advises FG to invest more in education research

Group advises FG to invest more in education research

Education Data, Research and Evaluation in Nigeria (EDOREN) initiative, a UK government-funded project of the Department for International Development (DFID), has called on the federal government to invest more in the education sector.EDOREN made the call at its project advisory committee (PAC) meeting in Abuja.It said the result of such studies would guide in formulating appropriate policies for Nigeria’s education [...]

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    An evening with Malala

An evening with Malala

When I was informed that I had been scheduled to meet with Malala Yousafzai, Nobel laureate and girl-child education advocate, on July 17, I was excited. But my excitement soared into curiosity, and later segued into uneasiness.Malala came into my own reckoning on October 10, 2012 when news of a deadly Taliban attack on her rippled across the world. At [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Malala speaks to TheCable on Chibok girls, education budget — and her 17th birthday

EXCLUSIVE: Malala speaks to TheCable on Chibok girls, education budget — and her 17th birthday

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, 20, has been in the vanguard of girl-child education. The Pakistani is in Nigeria, which she considers as a priority country in her advocacy, for this purpose. In this interview with Fredrick Nwabufo, she says the Chibok girls who have been released should be united with their parents. She also says the country must declare a [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Nigeria’s failing educational system will produce a generation of poor people

Ezekwesili: Nigeria’s failing educational system will produce a generation of poor people

Obiageli Ezekwesili, senior economic adviser, African Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI), says leaving children of the poor in a failing educational system will consign them to a "dynasty of poverty".Ezekwesili said this on Thursday while speaking at the 9th Wole Soyinka Centre media lecture series.She noted that majority of the poor are found in the failing public school system."The children [...]

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    Ben Bruce: Our terrible educational system is reason we can’t address Biafra agitation

Ben Bruce: Our terrible educational system is reason we can’t address Biafra agitation

Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, says the country's "terrible" educational system is a reason why Biafran agitation cannot be addressed.Speaking on the floor of the senate while contributing to a motion on the country's unity, Bruce said the country's information policy "makes no sense" because it neglected the Nigerian civil war.He said the country's educational problems needed to be [...]

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    University of Ibadan and Nigeria’s accidental progress

University of Ibadan and Nigeria’s accidental progress

Would you believe if you were told that Nigeria's premier university, the University of Ibadan, cannot produce identity (ID) cards? Would  you take my word for it if I told you that a commissioner of police said if students protest, they would be "picking dead bodies"? What would you say if I told you that over 10,000 students are home now, [...]

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    Shettima: More schools in north than south but 14m children out of school in region

Shettima: More schools in north than south but 14m children out of school in region

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor and chairman of the northern governors' forum, says the north has more public primary schools than the south but 14 million children are out of school in the region.Speaking at the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the forum and Fundacion Profuturo, a Spanish organisation, for the funding of education in the region, the [...]

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