Thursday, April 25, 2019

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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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    Nigeria’s education system in these perilous times

Nigeria’s education system in these perilous times

BY 'KUNLE ADEBAJO TO START WITH…On the fourteenth day of the fourth month in 2014, a horrible crime was committed; one not only against persons who are innocent members of the society but poor girls studying silently within the sacred walls of the Ivory Tower. It was barely two weeks away from April Fools’ day, but this was no joke. Two [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: Education is the strongest vaccine against poverty

Okonjo-Iweala: Education is the strongest vaccine against poverty

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance and the chairperson of Gavi board, says education is the strongest antidote and vaccine against poverty.Okonjo-Iweala, via a write-up on challenging Africa to achieving sustainbale development goals said "Vaccinations of 1.6 million children are halting an outbreak of measles in Cambodia"."In drought-stricken Somalia, 450,000 people are being immunized against the spread of deadly cholera. [...]

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    FG to weed out unregistered teachers before the end of 2017

FG to weed out unregistered teachers before the end of 2017

Olusegun Ajiboye, registrar of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), says teachers without professional certificates will be removed from classrooms by the end of the year.Ajiboye, who spoke in Ibadan on Tuesday, said the rule was in line with the government’s effort at removing quackery from the teaching profession.Explaining the relevance of professionalism to the education sector, Ajiboye said, [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Muhammad Sanusi II: The philosopher who became king — and reformer

CLOSE-UP: Muhammad Sanusi II: The philosopher who became king — and reformer

We must love our children, but never be afraid to teach them. We must be prudent and economic, but never with the truth. We must be diplomatic, but never with the taboos that underdevelop our people.This is the philosophy of Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, who ruffles feathers anytime he puts his opinion in the public domain.On [...]

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    Katsina govt: We pumped N700m into health sector to reduce medical tourism abroad

Katsina govt: We pumped N700m into health sector to reduce medical tourism abroad

The Katsina state government says it used N700 million to procure some medical equipment in order to reduce the rate of people seeking medical attention abroad.Mariatu Usman, commissioner for health, disclosed this during a recent a media summit in the state.Usman said the equipment would be installed at laboratories, theaters, dental units, x-ray units, special baby care units, intensive care [...]

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    Non-indigenes excluded from Imo’s free education scheme

Non-indigenes excluded from Imo’s free education scheme

The Imo state government has removed non-indigenes in tertiary institutions from the beneficiary list of its free education programme.Sam Onwuemeodo, chief press secretary to the gov­ernor, disclosed this in a statement, explaining that the action was taken because of the refusal of other states to reciprocate its gestures.Onwuemeodo also explained that the state government is presently conducting verification of students [...]

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    Ace Charity raises millions for education of underprivileged children

Ace Charity raises millions for education of underprivileged children

Ace Charity, a non-governmental organisation, says it has raised millions of naira to provide access to literacy and support the development of quality education for underprivileged children in Nigeria and Africa.The organisation's fundraising dinner at Transcorp Hilton on November 26 was attended by artistes, who bought tickets to raise funds for uneducated kids.At the event, Bolaji Osimi, guest speaker and educationist, [...]

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    70% of children in Kebbi ‘not in school’

70% of children in Kebbi ‘not in school’

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said about 70 per cent of children in Kebbi state are out of school.Mohammed Mohiuddin, zonal head of the fund from Sokoto field office, made this known to journalists in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital, during the end of year review meeting.The meeting is expected to review the joint government and UNICEF [...]

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    Hope rises for return of History to schools by September 2017

Hope rises for return of History to schools by September 2017

Ismail Junaidu, executive secretary, Nigerian Educational Research Development Council (NERDC), on Monday said that subject, history, would be reintroduced in primary and secondary school curricula from September 2017.Junaidu made the disclosure in an interview with NAN in Abuja.“Hopefully by next academic session, all things being equal, we should start implementing the policy. This is what the country is yearning for," [...]

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    Making Nigerian girls count

Making Nigerian girls count

BY ‘SOLA FAGORUSIAs we commemorate this year’s International Day of the Girl Child, it is difficult not to remember the night of 14th/15th April, 2014 in Chibok, a community in Borno State, North East Nigeria where 276 girls were kidnapped.It was an easy task for the Boko Haram religious extremists that executed this sordid task as the girls were [...]

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    UK to work with Nigeria on affordable, quality education

UK to work with Nigeria on affordable, quality education

Insight Africa UK with British Department for International Trade will discuss the current state of education in Nigeria and work towards forging a mutually beneficial relationship with UK universities.Wale Adebanjo, communication manager, British deputy high commission, made the plan known in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday.Adebanjo said the discussions would be held at the launch of  Insight Africa [...]

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    World Bank sets aside $125m to develop Nigerian teachers

World Bank sets aside $125m to develop Nigerian teachers

The World Bank has set aside $125 million education support to motivate and attract teachers to the rural areas to enhance teacher development in Nigeria, an official has said.Adebayo Solomon, a World Bank education specialist, made the disclosure in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Thursday.He explained that the project would be implemented in such a way that the [...]

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    Over 1m children in north-east have no access to education

Over 1m children in north-east have no access to education

Boko Haram attacks and the Nigerian military tactics are depriving over 1 million children in the north-east an education, a research, done by the Human Rights Watch (HRW), has shownBoko Haram, translated to mean 'western education is a sin', targets schools and teachers for its attacks and abducts school children, mostly girls who are forcefully married and raped, at will.According [...]

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