Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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). [...]

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    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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