Friday, August 9, 2019

Tag "education"

    INTERVIEW: I had doubts about some subjects, says teenager who secured nine As in WAEC

INTERVIEW: I had doubts about some subjects, says teenager who secured nine As in WAEC

When the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) released the 2019 May/June results written by 1.6 million candidates across the country, 17-year-old Zainab Dantsoho had A in all the nine subjects she sat for. Her joy knew no bounds. While the pass rate was pegged at 64%, she had 100%. In this interview, she spoke about how she was able to [...]

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    Who will save Nigerian varsities? Even the leaders can’t risk their children attending them

Who will save Nigerian varsities? Even the leaders can’t risk their children attending them

On Wednesday, Laolu Akande, spokesman to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, tweeted that his principal "is in the UK to witness the son’s graduation ceremony."In the blink of an eye, that tweet triggered a heated debate online: some argued it is a reminder of how even Nigeria’s leaders do not believe in the country’s education system while others rose in defence of [...]

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    JAMB: Many corrupt leaders started with examination malpractice

JAMB: Many corrupt leaders started with examination malpractice

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says some Nigerian leaders started corruption by experimenting with examination malpractice.The board disclosed this in its weekly bulletin.JAMB lamented that examination fraud in the country is mostly sponsored by parents, adding that it is determined to fight the malpractices before it becomes "a monster".“Corruption is not a peculiar African or Nigerian problem. Regrettably, [...]

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    PHOTOS: The decayed infrastructure serving as UNN hostels

PHOTOS: The decayed infrastructure serving as UNN hostels

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) male hostels in its Nsukka campus need urgent interventions -- unless there are plans to consolidate them as prisons.The hostels -- which are just two -- are a definition of filth and neglect; from decayed infrastructure gradually giving way for collapse, to rooms overflowing with students, the facilities are unhealthy for the thousands occupying [...]

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    Entrepreneur set to launch indigenous audio-visual classroom app

Entrepreneur set to launch indigenous audio-visual classroom app

Akeem Salami, an entrepreneur and the brain behind the education technology, Save-A-Lot Media Limited, is set to unveil an indigenous audio-visual classroom app.The app is "designed to help students learn classroom-based education with ease through audio-visual mechanism".In a statement, he said it would be launched at the Academy Halogen, Ikeja GRA, Lagos state, on June 19, 2019.According to Salami, the proposed [...]

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    ASUU: FG approves fresh N25bn earned academic allowance

ASUU: FG approves fresh N25bn earned academic allowance

Adamu Adamu, minister of education, says the federal government has approved an additional N25 billion allowance for members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).Speaking at a valedictory press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Adamu said the newly approved fund is different from the N20 billion earlier released in 2018.He assured that the beneficiary institutions would get the [...]

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    Inside the world of Almajiri children with big dreams but harsh reality

Inside the world of Almajiri children with big dreams but harsh reality

Along Sugune road in Kawo, Kano state, Walae Bashir (not real name) stood with some of his peers with bowls clutched under their arms. The time was past 11 am and, while their age mates were attending classes in schools across the metropolis, they have been out in the scorching sun, running after every moving thing/being in search for pennies. [...]

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    I think we elite are failing Nigerians, Buhari says on education

I think we elite are failing Nigerians, Buhari says on education

President Muhammadu Buhari says the elite might be failing Nigerians when it comes to education.Buhari made this comment when he hosted Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, ministers, service chiefs, heads of security agencies and chief executives of federal government agencies and institutions to iftar (breaking of fast) at the presidential villa on Monday.Making reference to Almajiris, the president said he is upset with [...]

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    Ben Bruce: FG budgeted N500bn to fight 100,000 terrorists but N462bn for education of millions of students

Ben Bruce: FG budgeted N500bn to fight 100,000 terrorists but N462bn for education of millions of students

Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, has asked why the federal government’s allocation for defence and security would be three times that of education and youth development.In a series of tweets, Bruce wondered why the federal government would budget N462 billion for education while N1.3 trillion would be allocated for security.The lawmaker said while N462 billion had been set [...]

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    UNICEF promises to assist over 500,000 out-of-school children in Nigeria

UNICEF promises to assist over 500,000 out-of-school children in Nigeria

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says 501,749 out-of-school children are being targeted in its Educate a child (EAC) programme in four northern states.The organisation disclosed on Monday this during a media dialogue in Kebbi state.The EAC programme was introduced as "a funding window" to reduce the number of out-of-school children in Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states by 2020.Part [...]

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    UNICEF: 67% of schools in eight northern states have no female teacher

UNICEF: 67% of schools in eight northern states have no female teacher

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says 67 percent of schools in eight northern states in Nigeria have no female teacher.The UNICEF made this known in a research report it tagged “What is the effect of female teachers on girls enrollment and retention in Northern Nigeria” and presented in Abuja on Wednesday.It said the research was conducted in eight northern states [...]

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    CSOs ask Buhari to increase education budget

CSOs ask Buhari to increase education budget

Civil society organisations, education stakeholders and concerned citizens are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to give priority to education in his second term in office.The stakeholders, in a joint statement, also expressed concern over the number of out of school children in the country, laying emphasis on the girl-child.According to the statement, the groups collected over 2,500 signatories in a [...]

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    El-Rufai signs 2019 budget into law

El-Rufai signs 2019 budget into law

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says as a beneficiary of public schools, he owes it to the children of "ordinary people", a duty to restore public education in the state.El-Rufai said this on Friday when he signed the state budget into law.The approved budget size is N157.449bn, with the capital component of N94.47bn, while recurrent expenditure is N62.97bn.Speaking during the [...]

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    Public libraries in Nigeria: The need for a state of emergency

Public libraries in Nigeria: The need for a state of emergency

BY VICTOR EJECHISometime last week, I had a reason to pass through the Central Library Enugu, I could not believe my eyes that what I saw was actually a library, I had to stop and pay a visit to the library, just to see for myself. The Central Library was established in 1958 for the old eastern region for the [...]

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    One in three Nigerians illiterate, says education minister

One in three Nigerians illiterate, says education minister

Adamu Adamu, minister of education, says Nigeria has about 60 million illiterate youth and adult.Adamu said this on Wednesday at the 2018 international literacy day celebration held in Kano state.Nigeria currently has an estimated population of 180 million citizens.The minister who was represented by Prinzo James, deputy director of basic and secondary education, ministry of education, said out of this [...]

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    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 [...]

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