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NTI Trains Teachers on DigitalLiteracy, Academic Leadership in Kaduna

The National Teachers Institute, Kaduna, is organizing training program for teac..

UNILAG Starts Post-UTME Screening

The University of Lagos ( UNILAG ) will hold its post-UTME screening August 6-10..
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OAU has the best ICT Facility in the country – VC

The Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile ife, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede has said the varsity has the best ICT Facility in the country. Prof Eyitope stated this during the Matriculation ceremony for the new 2017/2018 academic session held on Tuesday. The VC also congratulated the newly matriculated students, saying that they are lucky to be admitted into the varsity. “Self management and strategies must be applied and you should have the ideas and must be creative to move the varsity forward,” he said, “This varsity is known for learning and culture so anyone caught fighting ..
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Lagos State: Lawmaker hands over classroom blocks to schools

Rep. Taofeek Adaranijo, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Agege Federal Constituency, Lagos State, on Monday presented two blocks of three classrooms to primary schools in the constituency. Adaranijo, a former Chairman of Orile-Agege Local Council Development Area, said during the inauguration, that the classrooms were part of his 2016 and 2017 constituency projects for the development of education. The News men report that the lawmaker inaugurated a block of three classrooms at Moses Orimolade Primary Schools, Orile Agege, which he named after Oba Hakeem Agbedeyi, the A..
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‘Osun offers most basic elementary education’

Osun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Adelani Bolarinwa has said the state offers one of the best elementary school education in the country. He stated this at the Ife Arts Fresher’s week at the Ajose Lecture Theatre Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife with the theme: Why are we in school”? The essence to set our priorities right for a better tomorrow”. “Osun has the most basic elementary school education. We organize training for our staffs, just about four weeks ago we just organised training for principals of each schools. ” As a student you must be an entrepreneur. You..
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Benue Varsity staff docked for defrauding students

Athanasius Adzu, a member of staff of the Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi, on Friday appeared before a Makurdi Upper Area Court for allegedly defrauding students of N84,100. Adzu was charged with Forgery and Advance Fee Fraud punishable under Sections 365 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue, 2004 and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006. The prosecutor, Insp. Veronica Shaage, told the court that one James Vakaa of the University’s Security unit, reported the matter at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Makurdi. Vakaa was said to have reported the ca..
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UNICEF targets 501,749 out-of-school children in northern states

The United Nations Children’s Fund ( UNICEF ) says it hopes to expand access to quality education for 501,749 out-of-schildren in four states in the north by 2020 under its Cash Transfer Programme (CTP). The CTP is being implemented in Kebbi, Sokoto, Katsina and Zamfara under the Educate A Child (EAC-CTP) and Girls Education Project phase 3 (GEP3-CTP) project across 18 Local government Area in the state. UNICEF Education Specialist, Azuka Menkiti, disclosed this at a two-day workshop for Education Correspondent in Sokoto, on Wednesday. The workshop was organised by the Child Rights Informat..

FG to evolve measures to curb strikes in varsities – Buhari

President Mubammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government will evolve measures to curb incessant strikes and address grievances by staff of universities in the country. Buhari, represented by a Director with National Universities Commission, Dr Gidado Kuma, spoke on Saturday at the 23rd, 24th and 25th combined Convocation Ceremonies of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi. “I have noted with great concern the incessant strikes by teachers and other university workers which most of the demands are germane but the repercussions have negative consequences. ” Let me assure you..
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Students sabotage exams in protest over education reform

Several hundreds students alongside other opponents of the government’s education reform blocked access to Nanterre University in the outskirts of Paris, where a final examination session was set to take place on Friday. Blockades around being formed around universities across France as students protest against the government’s education reform, which envisions, in particular, tightening the criteria for university admission. Earlier in the day, students gathered in front of the examination center in Arcueil, Val-de-Marne, trying to prevent Nanterre students from taking their final exams, th..
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Tackling drug abuse beyond codeine ban

Despite the ban on codeine, stakeholders are worried that the action may not check substance abuse among students and youths, report KOFOWOROLA BELO-OSAGIE, ADEGUNLE OLUGBAMILA and Jane Chijioke. A recent documentary by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on codeine abuse, particularly in the north, may have prompted the ban on the drug. The ban has since been followed with the closure of some pharmaceutical firms which produce the drug but educationists, schools, parents and teachers have to do more to guide youths in their care away from drug abuse. Obi Omotayo, an education consultant and peer educator trainer, said banning would achieve very little. He wrote on the Concerned Parents and Educators (CPE) group page on Facebook that there were so many other unconventional substances that the government could not ban, which, sadly, were being abused by young people. “If banning is the solution to codeine abuse, then I guess there’s more work for the “banners,” he said. Other..