UBEC, NUT, others to appraise basic education at EWAN summit

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), among others, are some of the educational institutions that are expected to appraise the nation’s basic education sub-sector at a national summit scheduled to hold in Lagos on Thursday. The summit, with the theme: “Wither Basic Education in Nigeria,” will be chaired by former Nigeria’s Representative to UNESCO, Emeritus Professor Michael Omolewa, while the Director of Basic Education Department at the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Mohammed Karege and his predecessor in office,…

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Education in coma, life in danger

When traced to its Latin origin, “educare”, education primarily is about rearing, training, raising and bringing up people, especially the young ones, in a way that they will be beneficial to the society. As a system through which a generation passes its mores, values and culture to the next generation, the ultimate beneficiary of education is the society, a core component of which is the family. For the individual within the society, Plato considers education as the most essential ingredient of achieving the virtues of life and in his Utopian…

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Education in coma, life in danger

When traced to its Latin origin, “educare”, education primarily is about rearing, training, raising and bringing up people, especially the young ones, in a way that they will be beneficial to the society. As a system through which a generation passes its mores, values and culture to the next generation, the ultimate beneficiary of education is the society, a core component of which is the family. For the individual within the society, Plato considers education as the most essential ingredient of achieving the virtues of life and in his Utopian…

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Rodiyah Group of Schools a child of necessity –Board chair

The Chairman, Board of Directors of Rodiyah Group of Schools, Mushin, Lagos, Dr. Abdulwaheed Osinowo, has described the establishment of the faith-based school in 2012, as a child of necessity. According to him, the main objective of the school apart from providing qualitative education and proper upbringing of the children morally, it was established purposely to complement government efforts towards building a brighter future for the younger generations. Speaking during the school’s sixth annual graduation ceremony, Osinowo expressed satisfaction at the achievements already recorded by the school within the short…

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Ondo rises to reposition ailing education sector

SUMMIT Worried by the sliding fortune of the state’s education sector, and the urgent need to tackle the challenges and fix the ailing system, the key players in the Ondo State education sector gathered last week for two days to compare notes on how to raise the bar of the critical sector. BABATOPE OKEOWO, who attended the summit, reports. For two days last week, major stakeholders in the Ondo State education project from different parts of the country converged on the International Event Centre, Akure, the state capital to beam…

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Over 10,000 students in American varsities, colleges – Consulate

Prospective Nigerian students aspiring to enrol for undergraduate and graduate studies in American universities and colleges were for two days last week interfaced and shared information about the institutions and opportunities available with admission officers from the colleges. It was at the two-day 2017 EducationUSA Annual College and Career Fair, organised by the EducationUSA Advising Centre in collaboration with the Foreign Commercial Service of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria in Lagos for prospective undergraduate and graduate students to acquire accurate, comprehensive, and timely information about higher education opportunities in…

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Ministers, others advocate entrepreneurial, technical skills

Stakeholders in the nation’s education sector have insisted that entrepreneurial and technical skills remained the panacea to the threatening youth unemployment menace in the country. The call was made by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu; Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachukwu; and Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki during the 24th convocation of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi (AUCHIPOLY) for the 2015/2016 academic session. A total of 18,010 graduating students received their scrolls for the award of Post Higher Diploma, Higher National Diploma and National Diploma. In…

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Proscription: Unions chide Kogi gov

This is obviously a most challenging and difficult period for Kogi Stateowned tertiary institutions and their workers. The unhealthy relationship between Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration and the state-owned higher institutions, which has almost crippled the system in the last two years, last week took another dimension with blanket proscription of all staff unions in the institutions by the government. This development has not only further triggered the crises in the system, as the workers are threatening a showdown with the state government, the proprietor of the institutions. The unfortunate incident…

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Parents shower encomium on De-Glittering Gate Schools

For its excellent academic performance and moral upbringing of the students, parents and guardians of students of De-Glittering Gate Schools, Lagos, who were filled with excitement last week showered encomium on school management. The event was this year’s edition of the school’s annual graduation and prize-giving day organised for outgoing students in the lower and upper classes. The ceremony, which took place on the premises of the school, was attended by parents, members of the school management and other well-wishers as well as proprietors of other schools, who gathered to…

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West Africa rises against exam malpractice

For two days, last week, the International Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) assembled stakeholders across the five-member nations to address examination malpractice, a matter they all described as a thorn in the flesh of examination bodies globally. MOJEED ALABI, who attended the summit, reports ˜Nigeria may consider 10-year jail term for offenders Staggering statistics and pictures of the rising cases of examination malpractices, especially with the advent of technology, were painted by stakeholders and technocrats at a two-day summit, organised by the International Office of the West…

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