High cost of textbooks: Parents resort to ‘fairly used’ books

With parents and guardians still buying textbooks and other school materials for their children and wards as school just resumed for the new 2017/2018 school year, parents have lamented the high cost of textbooks and other essential school materials. But some parents, who resorted to patronising “fairly used” or pirated textbooks because of the high cost of new textbooks, described fairly used textbooks as a blessing in disguise for many parents, who ordinarily could not afford new textbooks for their children and wards. “The fairly used textbooks and the pirated…

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ECS lifts students’ sanitation, hygiene

Respite came the way of the students of Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School (Private), Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, last week, as they said good bye to the poor sanitary and bathing facilities in their dormitory. The challenges of functional sanitary facilities in the students’ hostels, which over the years have been confronting the school, have now become a thing of the past. The students, who were said to have been using dilapidated toilet facilities and most times bathing in the open due to lack of functional bathrooms and toilet facilities,…

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King’s College old boys secure freedom for 30 prisoners, donate to school

Some 30 inmates of the Medium Security Prison, Kirikiri, Apapa, La gos, who were remanded between August 29 and 31 for various offences including street trading, illegal refuse dumping, breach of peace, among others, have re g ained their freedom. Thanks to the intervention of the 1997 set of King’s College Old Boys Association (KCOBA), that facilitated their freedom. The inmates including Nasiru Mohammed, Ibrahim Dada, Nwaigbo Iyke, Obama Mike, among others, had been remanded at the prison for a two-month sentence following their failure to pay the N10,000 option…

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Terrorist Tag: UNILORIN slams ASUU

Authorities of the University of Ilorin rejected yesterday the tag of ‘terrorist institution’ put on it by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The university, in a statement by its Deputy Director of Information, Alhaji Kunle Akogun, claimed that the basis for which the union made its claims were unfounded as the institution has always abided with extant rules and regulations in dealing with its staff. Excerpt from the statement reads: “The attention of the management of the University of Ilorin has been drawn to media publications on Monday in which…

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Bright Hope School awards scholarship, bids students farewell

Despite  various challenges facing the school, especially inadequate funding, government policy and tax regimes, the Proprietor of Bright Hope Schools, a private school in Agege, Lagos, Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Bello, said the school will continue to offer qualitative education that will prepare the students for the future. Established 26 years ago, he noted that though the journey had been challenging and wonderful, he attributed the success of the school to the glory to God. “We are able to have the best of teachers and so we have been recording excellent performance…

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We are all Rohingya

Recently, the world was horrified and millions of people are still traumatised by the sheer wickedness and absolute inhumanity meted out to the Rohingya,  an ethnic  group classified as the “world’s most persecuted minority” and “Palestinians of Asia.” They constitute just 9% of the Buddhist-dominated country of Myanmar. Gory videos and blood-chilling images of horrible display of extreme wickedness fill the internet. A big mosque is invaded here and the terrified Muslims are shot and clobbered to death. An enthusiastic crowd under the watch of the security forces burns a…

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Scholars task govt on sustainable environment

Scholars have urged the Federal Government to create ways to build a sustainable environment for the nation in a bid to boost confidence of Nigerians in this present administration. According to former Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Ibidapo-Obe, such environment will replicate the human environment in a nearly static and non-static fashion for efficiency and search for ways of ensuring that life is more abundant to the people. Ibidapo-Obe said: “That is why we have been talking about diversifying the economy for a long time, but which we…

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Space Centre marks World Asteroid Day with fanfare

NASRDA-Centre for Basic Space Science, Nsukka, on Friday joined its counterparts across the world to mark the 2017 World Asteroid Day. The World Asteroid Day, was set aside as a global awareness campaign, which is aimed at helping the people to learn about asteroids and how to protect our planet from asteroid impacts. The event attracted researchers across the country, especially state in which the centre has recorded indelible imprint in the observation and recognition of the Asteroid in the universe. According to the scientists, Asteroids are small airless rocky…

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VC canvasses support for Ajasin varsity

Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, has lauded the existing peace and hospitality in the Akokoland, the host community of the state-owned university. The Vice-Chancellor gave the commendation during the inauguration of Akoko Consultative Forum (ACF), which took place on the premises the Victory College, Ikare-Akoko. He, however, sought more support of the socio-cultural groups and other well-meaning individuals in the communities for the university in order to ensure lasting peace and stability, which he said are requisite ingredients for development. Ajibefun, who was represented by the…

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Foundation offers N29.9m scholarship to indigent students

Anon-governmental organisation, the Yomi Otubela Foundation, instituted to provide educational support through provision of a wide range scholarship programmes in conjunction with the office of Ooni of Ife, has offered scholarship valued at N29,817,500 to six indigent students in South West part of the country. The founder of the foundation, Otunba Yomi Otubela, while explaining the essence of the programme at the Palace of the Ooni in Ile-Ife, Osun State, said the scholarship scheme was being supported by LAGOOZ School, a private school in Lagos, as a non-governmental, non-religious and…

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