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  • For the Record: President Buhari 2016 Budget Presentation Speech
    For the Record: President Buhari 2016 Budget Presentation Speech

    This is the complete unedited speech of President Buhari during the presentation of the 2016 budget to the National Assembly. For us here at Edugist, we’re very excited because this is the first time in our history, the Education sector have been so prioritized in the National budget. Though the implementation is another matter entirely, […]

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  • Kwara APC denies Saraki’s Interference in Govt. Affairs
    Kwara APC denies Saraki’s Interference in Govt. Affairs

    KWARA State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied rumours making the rounds that the Senate President Bukola Saraki was interfering in the affairs of the state government. APC chairman in the state, Ishola Balogun-Fulani, who made the clarification at a news conference in Ilorin, maintained that Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed “is firmly in […]

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  • Insurgency: Yobe Govt. Refurbishes 300 Classrooms
    Insurgency: Yobe Govt. Refurbishes 300 Classrooms

    The Yobe Government said it has refurbished over 300 classrooms and provided infrastructure in schools destroyed by insurgents across the state “to avoid gaps in the system”. The Director of Press to the State Governor, Abdullahi Bego, said this in an interview on Tuesday in Damaturu. Mr. Bego said the state government had made education […]

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  • Ministry applauds ‘Maltina Teacher of the Year Award’
    Ministry applauds ‘Maltina Teacher of the Year Award’

    THE Federal Ministry of Education (FME), has commended Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc, the brain behind the “Maltina Teacher of the Year Award” for coming up with the initiative. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. MacJohn Nwaobiala, Nwaobiala while receiving the management team of the sponsoring firm recently in his office noted that the initiative […]

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  • NYSC Seeks more Support from State Government
    NYSC Seeks more Support from State Government

    Brig-Gen- Johnson Olawumi, Director General (D-G), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC),has called on state governments to give more support to the scheme for the smooth running of its orientation camps. Olawumi made the appeal on Tuesday while speaking with newsmen during his visit to the Nigeria Army School of Education (NASE), Sobi Cantonment, Ilorin in […]

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  • In Education, a Widening Divide by Tolu Ogunlesi
    In Education, a Widening Divide by Tolu Ogunlesi

    This is a brilliant piece by Tolu Ogunlesi in his column today in Punch Newspaper, lamenting the state of education in Nigeria. As Nigeria’s #1 Education Diary blog, we have to share this with our teeming readers, mostly educators and sympathizers of the National education malady. Please read below: At the weekend, I watched the […]

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  • UNILORIN Working to develop Ebola Vaccine – VC
    UNILORIN Working to develop Ebola Vaccine – VC

    Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), says the institution’s Ebola Research Committee is working towards developing a vaccine for the Ebola virus. Ambali, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja, said that the process of developing a vaccine was a long […]

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  • Cut-off Mark: Candidates, Parents head for Court
    Cut-off Mark: Candidates, Parents head for Court

    Parents and candidates of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, set to be stopped from sitting the forthcoming post-UTME, University of Lagos, by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, are dragging the board to the court today (Friday). They will be praying the court to stop further sale of post-UTME form in public universities. Hundreds of UTME […]

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  • Educationist seeks improved funding for education sector
    Educationist seeks improved funding for education sector

    Founder of Doregos Private Academy, Lagos, Mrs. Clementina Abeke Doregos, has urged the Federal Government to allocate more funds to the nation’s education sector as obtained in developed countries. Insufficient funding according to her is a major factor retarding the development of the sector, which she described as the most important of all sectors. Speaking […]

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  • NBC’s ‘Teacher4Change’ Project gets Encomiums
    NBC’s ‘Teacher4Change’ Project gets Encomiums

    Teachers who benefitted from the 2014/2015 “Teacher4Change” training programme of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited, have commended the authorities of the company for initiating the project. The one-year project, which was concluded recently, ended with certificate presentation to all the participants in their respective school of training. Speaking at the certificate presentation ceremony held […]

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  • Govt Urged to Reconsider Phasing out Teachers Training Colleges
    Govt Urged to Reconsider Phasing out Teachers Training Colleges

    THE Federal Government has been urged to reconsider its decision to make first degree, the minimum teaching qualification for secondary schools in the country. It has also been enjoined to have a rethink on the phasing out of teacher training colleges across the country. Proprietor of Tom Caleb Schools, Ilupeju, Lagos, Mr. Michael Maugbe, who […]

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  • Reversing the Rot in our Schools
    Reversing the Rot in our Schools

    Two senior academics, and elder statesmen, namely, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Poet laureate, Niyi Osundare, returned the deplorable state of Nigerian education to the front burner of national conversation last week. Prof. Osinbajo, at the inauguration of Sir Adetokunbo Ademola Dining Hall of the Nigeria Law School, lamented the decline in the quality of legal […]

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  • Again, Nigerian Universities Fail to make World’s Top 1,000 List
    Again, Nigerian Universities Fail to make World’s Top 1,000 List

    Nigeria has again performed poorly in global ranking of universities with none of its higher institutions making the world’s top 1,000 list. The United States alone has eight universities in the top 10, the ranking done the Centre for World University Rankings show. Harvard University came first while Stanford University ranked second, followed by Massachusetts […]

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  • NYSC To Deploy First Class Graduates to Universities – DG
    NYSC To Deploy First Class Graduates to Universities – DG

    The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, on Wednesday said graduates with first class degrees would, henceforth, be deployed to teach in universities and other tertiary institutions. Olawumi said this in Kaduna at a two-day pre-mobilisation workshop for the 2015 Batch ”B” NYSC programme. He said the new posting policy was to […]

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  • Unpaid Salaries Force Wesley Varsity to Close
    Unpaid Salaries Force Wesley Varsity to Close

    The authorities of the Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo State, have sent students of the institution on a forced holiday following a strike embarked upon by lecturers of the school. The university founded by the Methodist Church of Nigeria reportedly owes the lecturers 21 months salaries. It was gathered that the lecturers’ strike […]

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  • NPMCN Seeks Enhanced Assessment For Postgraduate Medical Training
    NPMCN Seeks Enhanced Assessment For Postgraduate Medical Training

    THE National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) has concluded a training workshop for examiners, assessors and supervisors on how to provide comprehensive and sound assessment system for medical and dental students across the country. With over 400 examiners, trainers and consultants in attendance, the train-the-trainer’s workshop, which held in Lagos, aimed at enhancing the […]

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  • Osinbajo Decries State of Legal Education
    Osinbajo Decries State of Legal Education

    The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday urged legal professionals to reform and renovate the law profession in the country to meet international standards. Osinbajo made the call at the inauguration ceremony of the Ultra Modern Sir Adetokunbo Ademola Dinning Hall of the Law School, Lagos. The hall was remodeled and refurbished by the […]

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  • Professor Jega Resumes at BUK After 5 Years at INEC
    Professor Jega Resumes at BUK After 5 Years at INEC

    Immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega on Monday resumed at the Bayero University Kano (BUK), where he was a lecturer until he got appointed as INEC chairman by former president Goodluck Jonathan in 2010. Jega who left the institution five years ago to INEC completed his tenure at the electoral […]

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  • Finally: Katsina College releases Buhari’s ​WASC results
    Finally: Katsina College releases Buhari’s ​WASC results

    Government College, formerly Provincial Secondary School, Katsina, which Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, graduated from in 1961, has released Mr. Buhari’s secondary school certificate examination results. The results, obtained exclusively by PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday, confirm Mr. Buhari’s claim that he undertook the University of Cambridge West African School Certificate Examinations and […]

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  • Abandoning Education Because of Election: Ogun State ASUSS Case
    Abandoning Education Because of Election: Ogun State ASUSS Case

    A good friend who I’d met in Abekouta, Ogun state capital sent me the mail I’ll share below of how paramount issues like education have been totally abandon because all effort and resources is channeled to retain power by the governor Amosun-led administration. Sadly enough the situation is the same in all the states and […]

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