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  • LASU gets New Vice Chancellor
    LASU gets New Vice Chancellor

    The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved the appointment of Prof. Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun as the 8th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU). The announcement was contained in a release issued on Wednesday by Steve Ayorinde, Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy. A Professor of Environmental Law, Mr. Fagbohun was until […]

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  • We won’t scrap NYSC, Assured FG
    We won’t scrap NYSC, Assured FG

    The Federal Government has said it will not succumb to agitations from some quarters to scrap the National Youth Service Corps scheme. The Minister of Youth Development and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalong, in Lagos on Tuesday said the NYSC had come to stay, adding that its merits outweighed its disadvantages. Dalong said this during an […]

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  • IGP Approves the Promotion of 558 Teachers in Police Schools
    IGP Approves the Promotion of 558 Teachers in Police Schools

    The Director, Directorate of Police Education, DCP Kabiru Ibrahim, in an interview with journalists, yesterday, in Abuja disclosed that the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has approved the promotion of 558 teachers in The Nigerian police primary and secondary schools all over the country. The promotion which takes immediate effect and is meant to motivate them to perform better […]

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  • Dearth Of Quality Maths, Physics, Chemistry Teachers Impedes Students’ Performance-Provost
    Dearth Of Quality Maths, Physics, Chemistry Teachers Impedes Students’ Performance-Provost

    Dr Blessing Ijioma, the Provost, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education (AIFCE), Owerri, has attributed the declining students’ performance in external examinations to dearth of quality teachers in Mathematics, Physics and Sciences. Ijioma said this while interacting with newsmen shortly after conducting them round the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) projects in the institution on […]

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  • Saraki Awards N1m Scholarship to 2 Law Students
    Saraki Awards N1m Scholarship to 2 Law Students

    The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki on Monday awarded N1million scholarship to two first class students in Law from the University of Ilorin. The two beneficiaries of the first set are Mohammed Abdullahi Tosin from Irepodun local government and Adam Mohammed Ndakuku from Edu local government area of Kwara state The gesture, according to Saraki […]

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  • Scoring the Impact of the MDGs on Education
    Scoring the Impact of the MDGs on Education

    As preparation reach top gear for transition from Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals, many questions comes to mind; has the MDGs goals being achieved? if yes, to what extent? was it ever a serious deal or one of the jamborees by world leaders? For us in this blog, our concentration is Education […]

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  • We’ll Prosecute Parents Of Roaming Pupils – Tambuwal
    We’ll Prosecute Parents Of Roaming Pupils – Tambuwal

    Sokoto State governor Aminu Tambuwal has said that the state government will arrest and prosecute parents whose children roam the streets during school hours. Tambuwal, while addressing lawyers at the ongoing 55th Annual General Conference (AGC) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja, said the state will implement fully the Child Right Act. He […]

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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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  • Just In: Federal Government Appoints Alaafin of Oyo as Chancellor of UNIMAID
    Just In: Federal Government Appoints Alaafin of Oyo as Chancellor of UNIMAID

    The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Prof. Ibrahim A. Njodi on Wednesday presented an appointment letter to the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, as the Chancellor of the institution. The Vice-Chancellor, who was accompanied by Principal Officers and other top management staff of the University, made the presentation to the […]

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  • LASG Ready to Pay Bursary, Scholarship
    LASG Ready to Pay Bursary, Scholarship

    The Lagos State Government says over N413.6m is ready for the payment of outstanding bursaries and scholarships to indigenes of the state, who are studying in tertiary institutions across the country. The Director, Lagos State Scholarship Board, Mrs. Omauton Jegede, on Monday said the board was waiting for the beneficiaries to collect their money. Jegede […]

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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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  • Amosun Sacks Workers for Setting ‘Offensive’ Exam Questions
    Amosun Sacks Workers for Setting ‘Offensive’ Exam Questions

    The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has ordered the sacking of six officials of the state Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, including a secondary school teacher, over alleged offensive examination question. Those sacked include two Grade Level 17 officers, Mrs. Folashade Oresegun, who was the Director, Education Support Services, and Mr. Rotimi Odunsi, […]

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  • River State Scholarship Beneficiaries Stranded Abroad, Now Wash Toilets to Survive
    River State Scholarship Beneficiaries Stranded Abroad, Now Wash Toilets to Survive

    Rivers State students studying overseas face frustration due to non-payment of their allowances by the state’s government, CHUKWUDI AKASIKE of Punch Newspapers narrates their ordeal. THE strong faith in what good quality education can do to individuals, states and country, no doubt, inspired the Rivers State Government under the Rotimi Amaechi administration to establish an […]

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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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  • Train, Retrain Teachers for Improved Learning Outcomes
    Train, Retrain Teachers for Improved Learning Outcomes

    Governments at all levels have been urged to spare no efforts in the training and retraining of teachers. This is because, doing so has the capacity to improve learning outcomes in particular and bolster education in the country generally. Proprietress of Dansol High School, Lagos, Mrs. Adun Akinyemiju, while speaking at the 2015 graduation ceremony […]

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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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  • Pacelli School records 98% pass in NECO
    Pacelli School records 98% pass in NECO

    STUDENTS of Pacelli School for the Blind and Partially Sighted Children, Lagos, recorded 98 per cent success in the 2015 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE), organised by the National Examination Council (NECO). Principal of the school, Rev. Sr. Jane Onyeneri, who made the disclosure at the 2015 graduation ceremony/exhibition of creative art, held at the […]

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  • UniAbuja Contracts British firm to print “forgery-proof” Certificates
    UniAbuja Contracts British firm to print “forgery-proof” Certificates

    The University of Abuja has signed an agreement with a British company for the production of degree certificates with security features on them in its bid to tackle the forgery of the school’s documents. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Michael Adikwu, disclosed this at a forum of the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja. Mr. […]

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  • Nigeria Rejects Online Degrees, Warns Students Against Virtual Schools
    Nigeria Rejects Online Degrees, Warns Students Against Virtual Schools

    The National Universities Commission, NUC, on Thursday called on Nigerians to stop patronising online universities and other degree awarding institutions operating online. Speaking at a press conference, the NUC’s Public Relations officer, Ibrahim Yakasai, said that degrees obtained online are not accepted in the country. “Nigeria will not recognize online degrees. Online degrees are not […]

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