Monday, September 10, 2018

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    Senate passes resolution seeking ban of tobacco products around schools

Senate passes resolution seeking ban of tobacco products around schools

The Nigerian senate has passed a resolution seeking the ban on the sale of tobacco products around schools.In a statement, The Nigeria Tobacco Control Research Group (NTCRG) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), commended the upper legislative chamber for passing the resolution.The resolution was adopted on the floor of the senate on Tuesday.The ministries of health, education [...]

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    Australian tutors training public school teachers in Abia, says Ikpeazu

Australian tutors training public school teachers in Abia, says Ikpeazu

Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, says there is no good example of what a public school should be in the state.In a documentary by The Osasu Show, hosted by Osasu Igbinedion, Ikpeazu said his government is doing everything possible to boost the education sector in the state.To achieve this goal, the state government reportedly brought in teachers from Australia [...]

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    Obasanjo: School feeding shouldn’t be FG programme

Obasanjo: School feeding shouldn’t be FG programme

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the national home-grown school feeding programme initiated by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari should be run by state governments and only assisted by the federal government.Obasanjo said this in an interview with Punch.The interview held at a reception organised for Akinwumi Adesina, president of African Development Bank (AfDB), who won the World Food Prize award.Asked to [...]

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    264m children worldwide not in school, says UNESCO

264m children worldwide not in school, says UNESCO

Some 264 million school-age children and young people worldwide were not in school in 2015, the United Nations culture and education agency UNESCO said on Tuesday.The agency, in a progress report on the UN’s development goals for education, said after a decline in the early 2000s, out-of-school rates have started to stagnate."Worldwide, there was a completion rate of 83 per [...]

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    Security guards shut down  Rivers schools over unpaid salaries

Security guards shut down Rivers schools over unpaid salaries

Security guards on Monday barred pupils and teachers from getting access into some public primary schools in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, over unpaid salaries.NAN quoted some of the guards as saying they had not been paid for 11 months.The teachers at Port Harcourt Centenary Model Primary School said it was not the first time they would be locked out by [...]

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    ’11 million children in north-east Nigeria are out of school’

’11 million children in north-east Nigeria are out of school’

Gordon Brown, former British prime minister, says there are about 11 million out-of-school children in north-east Nigeria due to the destructive activities of the Boko Haram terrorists.Brown, the UN special envoy for Global Education, told NAN that his commission was already intervening in the situation.The UN envoy, who chairs the Commission on Financing Education Opportunity, explained that the commission was [...]

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    FG ‘to establish’ special schools for married women

FG ‘to establish’ special schools for married women

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs, says the federal government will establish special schools for women who abandoned school to get married.Alhassan disclosed this to journalists in Katsina on Thursday.According to her, the school will be in two categories- for those whose education was cut short for certain reasons and adult literacy schools to help women attain a certain level of [...]

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    Kwara shuts three schools over examination malpractice

Kwara shuts three schools over examination malpractice

Kwara state government has shut three schools in the state for alleged examination malpractice.Musa Yeketi, the state commissioner for education and human capital development, announced this to journalists on Friday in Ilorin, the state capital. [...]

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    UPDATED: 3 students, 3 staff kidnapped from Turkish school in Ogun

UPDATED: 3 students, 3 staff kidnapped from Turkish school in Ogun

Armed men on Friday kidnapped three female students from the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges (NTIC) in Ogun state.In statement issued on Saturday, Cemal Yigit, spokesman of the school, said five female staff were also kidnapped.“We wish to notify the general public of the unfortunate incident that occurred on January 13, 2017, at the premises of the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges [...]

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    REVEALED: Buhari often skipped school and was always flogged by schoolmaster

REVEALED: Buhari often skipped school and was always flogged by schoolmaster

President Muhammadu Buhari was a reluctant student in his early years, John Paden, his authorised biographer, has revealed.According to Paden, a professor of international studies, in his book, ‘Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria’, Buhari often skipped school, which earned beatings by the schoolmaster.He wrote that Buhari decided to take his studies seriously with the encouragement of Waziri [...]

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    Borno to reopen secondary schools for the first time in 2 years

Borno to reopen secondary schools for the first time in 2 years

The Borno state government says it would re-open public secondary schools in the state for first time since they were closed two years ago, due to Boko Haram insurgency.Inuwa Kubo, state’s commissioner for education, said internally displayed persons occupying the schools had been relocated to allow for resumption of academic activities.Kubo said the school will resume next week, after repairs [...]

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    UN says 6 million refugee children have no school to go

UN says 6 million refugee children have no school to go

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says over 6 million of school-age refugee children around the world have no school to go to.Filippo Grandi, UN high commissioner for refugees, warned that the problem could lead to further conflicts if it was left unaddressed.Most of these 3.7 million children who are not getting a primary or secondary education live in developing countries.The [...]

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    Davido: I plan to send people to school every year

Davido: I plan to send people to school every year

Davido Adeleke, Nigerian singer better known as Davido, has announced his intention to start a yearly scholarship for the less privileged.The artiste, whose father is a billionaire, made this known on Tuesday, in a post on his Instagram page."I plan to send people to school every year", said Davido, who also revealed that the scholarship will be in his late [...]

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    Nigeria has the ‘highest number’ of out-of-school children in the world

Nigeria has the ‘highest number’ of out-of-school children in the world

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    500m children live in crisis zones, says UNICEF

500m children live in crisis zones, says UNICEF

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    Rescued Babington girls resume school

Rescued Babington girls resume school

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