Education

FG spends N14bn on CCT, school feeding in Jigawa

The Federal Government has, in 16 cycles’ disbursement, spent N9.074billion on Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) and another N5.178billion on School Feeding Programme from inception in 2017 till date in Jigawa. Alhaji Bala Chamo, the state Coordinator, Social Investments Programme (SIP), who made this known at a news conference in Dutse on Saturday said the N9.074 […]

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At last, respite as schools reopen for SSCE, BECE, others

RESUMPTION After much hues and cries, the Federal Government finally bowed to pressure to reopen schools for students in exit classes to write their examinations, thereby ending stakeholders’ anxiety   ˜WASSCE starts August 17 ˜ERC: NUT should set up special COVID-19 task force for schools   ˜Ogun: Students to pay N25,000 for testing     […]

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Post-COVID-19: Scholars caution on food crisis, task govt on wastage

Worried by the challenges posed by the post-COVID- 19 pandemic era, scholars and experts have called on the government at all levels to put necessary infrastructure and measures in place to tackle the problems of food insecurity and wastage in order to mitigate the effects of the country’s slide into food crisis.   The call […]

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COVID-19: Commission partners NGO on e-learning for S/West students

  To ensure that no child is left behind in learning and education development despite the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, a nongovernmental organisation (NGO), the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission in partnership with the Ibironke Adeagbo Foundation (IAF) has inaugurated an affordable e-learning device for students in the South West geo-political zone of the […]

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Action against rape: Preventive measures

As a global problem, it is known that 35 per cent of women have experienced one form of sexual harassment or another, including rape, in their lifetime. Unfortunately, the world headquarters of rape today is in Africa, South Africa to be precise, which has 132.4 incidents per 100,000 people. Indeed, a survey recently conducted by […]

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Ninalowo hailed as Lagos tertiary institutions get new councils

New Governing Councils have been constituted by Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu for the four stateowned tertiary institutions in Lagos state.   The institutions are the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo; Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Ijanikin; Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu and Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED) in Epe.   This was […]

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NAOSS, NANS urge Abiodun to reappoint TASCE Provost

Student leaders in Ogun State have appealed to Governor Dapo Abiodun to reappoint the Provost of Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu-Ijebu, Dr Lukmon Kiadese. They said going by Kiadese’s achievements during his first term in office, the college still stands to gain a lot from the educationist if reappointed as provost. This was […]

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Go for COVID-19 testing, Ogun tells returning boarding students

Ogun State government has said boarding students will only be admitted back to schools if they presented certificates showing they are COVID-19 negative. This was contained in a statement by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs Ronke Soyombo. Soyombo disclosed that three testing centres have already been designated in Abeokuta, Ado-Odo/Ota […]

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COVID-19: DAWN Commission partners NGO on e-learning for SW students

To ensure no child is left behind in education development in spite of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission in partnership with the Ibironke Adeagbo Foundation (IAF), has inaugurated a cheap and affordable e-learning device for all students in the South Western part of the country to continue to […]

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World Bank loans Katsina, Kano, five others $500m for girl-child education

The World Bank Board of Directors on Wednesday approved a $500m credit from the International Development Association for the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment, to improve secondary education opportunities among girls in targeted areas. The World Bank said the project would support access to secondary education and empowerment for adolescent girls in seven […]