Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "education"

    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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    Finally, Fashola slashes LASU fees by 34 per cent

Finally, Fashola slashes LASU fees by 34 per cent

Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, has approved a 34 per cent reduction in the tuition fees of students of the Lagos State University (LASU).This followed a report submitted by the ad hoc committee he set up to review the fees.After deliberations on the report of the committee, the state executive council met on Wednesday and issued a communiqué stating [...]

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    LASU VC: Student protests needless

LASU VC: Student protests needless

Vice chancellor of the Lagos State University, Prof. John Obafunwa, has condemned recent protests by students of the institution over increase in tuition fee.Speaking with Channels television on Monday, Obafunwa said the upward review of the fees was for the upgrade the institution and subvention of staff salaries.He recalled that the issue had been on since 2011 when a visitation panel from the state government [...]

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    UNILAG cancels N25,000 fine after student protest

UNILAG cancels N25,000 fine after student protest

Following protests staged by students of the University of Lagos, authorities of the institution have rescinded the decision to impose a N25,000 payment for late registration.One of the protesting students who spoke to TheCable said the dean of students affairs, Prof. O.O Amunda, addressed the students and directed that those who had made initial payment to present their tellers for refund.The students [...]

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    JAMB conducts CBT for 250 prisoners

JAMB conducts CBT for 250 prisoners

At least 250 inmates in Kaduna and Lagos States desiring tertiary education have written the Computer-Based Test (CBT) of the Joint admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).According to the head of public relations at JAMB, Mr. Fabian Benjamin, integrating the inmates is part of the board’s resolve to meet global expectations of reformative institution and remolding repented prisoners to pursue their educational careers.He suggested the [...]

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    TheCable opens ‘help centre’ for CBT candidates

TheCable opens ‘help centre’ for CBT candidates

Tertiary education admission-seekers who have written the Computer Based Test (CBT) of the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) but have not received their results can now send their names and registration numbers to [email protected] CBT is expected to totally phase out the Paper and Pencil test by 2015.Since TheCable published a story on May 19, 2014 announcing the results [...]

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    JAMB: Why CBT candidates haven’t seen results

JAMB: Why CBT candidates haven’t seen results

The Joint admissions and Matriculation Examination (JAMB) has identified poor telecommunication service as the reason why a number of candidates who wrote the board’s Computer-Based Test (CBT) have not received their results.Hordes of candidates who wrote the CBT have besieged TheCable to express disappointment with their endless wait for the results.But speaking during an interview with TheCable on Friday, Public Relations Officer [...]

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