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    How to infuse academics in play based preschool 

How to infuse academics in play based preschool 

Play based preschools which infuses  academic into play might be the solution - a combination of child and tear her led instructions. This might placate parents who think preschoolers benefit from academic work and fit the goal of child appropriate learning.Finding the balanceHelge Wasmuth, a USA based professor of early childhood and childhood education weighs in on the discourse of [...]

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    How to develop reading culture in children

How to develop reading culture in children

Over 250 million children, worldwide, do not have the basic literacy skill. And in Nigeria, the statistics are as worrying, over four in 10 children in government primary schools cannot read and worse, over up to eight out 10 are unable to read for comprehension.Literacy, according to UNESCO, “is a driver for sustainable development in that it enables greater participation [...]

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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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    US withdraws from UNESCO over ‘anti-Israel bias’

US withdraws from UNESCO over ‘anti-Israel bias’

The United States has announced its plan to withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) over “anti-Israel bias”.Heather Nauert, state department spokeswoman, who disclosed this on Thursday, said Irina Bokova, UNESCO’s outgoing director-general, had been informed of the decision.“This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in [...]

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    50,000 Bauchi girls, women to get ICT training from UNESCO

50,000 Bauchi girls, women to get ICT training from UNESCO

The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is set to launch the second phase of its project to empower illiterate girls and women in low-performing junior secondary schools through information communication technology (ICT).The project which will be launched in Bauchi state on Tuesday is targeted at 50,000 girls and women, the national officer, communication and information, UNESCO, Olusola [...]

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    Lake Chad will soon dry up and there will be problems, Buhari warns

Lake Chad will soon dry up and there will be problems, Buhari warns

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged rich countries to do something urgent to save the Lake Chad from extinction before the people of the area start creating problems for them.Buhari said this while receiving Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO, in Abuja on Thursday.According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president warned that the failure to regenerate the Lake [...]

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    16m girls may NEVER read and write, says UNESCO

16m girls may NEVER read and write, says UNESCO

The UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics (UIS) says‎ 16 million girls, below age 11, will not get basic education, if current trends continue.Irina Bokova, UNESCO’s director-general, described this as worrisome, saying despite all the efforts and progress made over the past 20 years, statistics show that girls were still being denied the right to education.“We will never achieve any of the [...]

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    Nigerian peacekeepers escape attack in Mali

Nigerian peacekeepers escape attack in Mali

Some Nigerian policemen on peacekeeping mission in Mali escaped death when unknown assailants attacked a UN police base in the Malian city of Timbuktu on Friday.Tieman Hubert Coulibaly, Malian defence minister, said an army commander was killed as well as three of the attackers.According to Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA),the attackers drove up to [...]

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    Jonathan on insurgency: Buhari has seen the wisdom in continuing with what I started

Jonathan on insurgency: Buhari has seen the wisdom in continuing with what I started

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is excited that President Muhammadu Buhari's government replicated a policy that started in his administration.Speaking during a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Jonathan said his administration used education as a tool to fight insurgency.He said education remained a potent tool that could be used in combating terrorism, and advised African leaders to make use of this approach [...]

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    Tambuwal beats UNESCO mark, votes 29% to education

Tambuwal beats UNESCO mark, votes 29% to education

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state governor, has surpassed the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recommended budgetary standard by committing 29 percent of the state’s 2016 budget to education.According to UNESCO, “governments should commit at least 6 percent of gross national product to education and should spend at least 20% of their budgets on education,” – a feat Tambuwal [...]

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    Buy books, not bullets, Malala tells world leaders

Buy books, not bullets, Malala tells world leaders

Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani child rights activist, on Tuesday said diverting eight days of global military spending could ensure 12 years of free primary and secondary education to every child in the world.Speaking at an education summit in Oslo, capital of Norway, the youngest recipient of Nobel Peace Prize told delegates from 40 countries to see education as a priority.“Books are [...]

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    ‘It Happened To Me’ by Amaka Igwe

‘It Happened To Me’ by Amaka Igwe

The short film, 'It Happened To Me', written and produced by late film maker, Amaka Igwe in conjunction with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is based on real life events.Video credit: BHM [...]

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    Idanre Hills could become UNESCO world heritage centre

Idanre Hills could become UNESCO world heritage centre

The Heritage Curator, National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Mr Olorunnipa Amos, Akure, says the Idanre Hill in Ondo State, is being considered for upgrading to a UNESCO world heritage centre.This historic hill is 670 steps uphill and it is one of the highest in South-West  Nigeria.Amos said in Akure on Sunday that the centre, if finally approved, would become [...]

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