Niger moves to rescue basic education

SUBEB chair: N6.6bn spent in six years Stakeholders: Amount not commensurate with facilities available       RESCUE Niger State Universal Basic Education Board (NSUBEB) has embarked on a silent revolution to rescue the state’s ailing basic education sub-sector and set it for optimal performance     Asilent revolution, that will trigger the delivery of qualitative education, change the face of the entire education sector, and reposition basic education sub-sector, is evolving in Niger State. The Niger State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has spent over N6.6 billion Universal Basic…

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Rivers wins 2019 Lafarge Africa National Literacy competition

  As the curtains have been lowered on this year’s edition of the 2019 Lafarge Africa National Literacy Competition (LANLC), Rivers State Government is still savouring the outstanding performance of its primary school pupils in the context. The state emerged as the overall winner of the sixth edition of competition, with the theme “Bridging the Literacy Gap Together.” To do the state proud at the grand finale of the competition, were Master David Emmanuella and Miss Barikpoa Prosper from Community Primary School, Rivers State, who won the first prize, while…

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FG to plan smooth running of education sector – Okebukola

  The former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Peter Okebukola, has reiterated that the critical responsibility of government at all levels is to lay down policies for the smooth running and development of the education system. This was as he said that beyond policy formulation, standards setting and policy implementation and other roles within this global picture, the government (federal, state and local) should carry the funding burden of between 70 and 80 per cent of the education sector at this stage of development of the…

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Nasarawa set to establish boarding schools for Almajiris

Worried by the menace of Almajiri children roaming the streets and begging for alms, Nasarawa State Government has taken steps to establish boarding schools in which to enroll them to acquire Islamic, functional and qualitative formal education. There are several hundreds of Almajiri children between the age of seven and 10 years in Nasarawa State roaming the streets, who were said to have been allegedly brought to the state by their parents from far Northern states to the Mallams, in search of Islamic knowledge. Meanwhile, the Bilingual Education Programme (BEP),…

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Lawmaker lauds FG over appointment of Salami as UNIBEN VC

Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Compliance, Hon. Dennis Idahosa, has commended the Federal Government over the appointment of Prof. Lillian Salami as substantive Vice-Chancellor for the University of Benin (UNIBEN). Prof. Salami, who succeeds Prof. Osasere Orumwense would be the second female Vice-Chancellor to be appointed to that position, in the history of the university, after Prof. Grace Alele-Williams, a Professor of Mathematics. Idahosa, who represents Ovia Federal Constituency of Edo State in the National Assembly, had in a statement made available to newsmen in Benin,…

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Academy seeks review of school curriculum

The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) has advocated the review of school curriculum in primary, secondary schools and tertiary institutions with a view to impacting the work environment in the country. President of NAS, Prof. Mosto Onuoha, who made the call, said it had become necessary to begin to prepare Nigerian citizens from primary, secondary and tertiary institution, based on new trends in other parts of the world, where the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data, had brought innovations to work places and working environment. According to him,…

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Sanwo-Olu to students: Shun drug abuse, cultism

Disturbed by the increasing rate of social vices and rising crime rate in the Lagos State, especially among students of higher institutions, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has challenged the students of Lagos State University (LASU) and other students to abstain from drug abuse and eschew all forms of vices to enable them to actualise their ambition. This is as the governor, who declared zero tolerance for crimes and social vices, warned that their lofty dreams could be hampered if they engaged in cultism, rape, indecent dressing, examination malpractices, drug abuse and…

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‘LCRN certification mandatory for library workers’

Barring any unforeseen circumstance, it has become mandatory for library staff across the nation to sit and pass a professional qualifying examination to be conducted by the Library Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN), before they can be inducted as librarians. LRCN Registrar, Prof. Michael Afolabi, disclosed this during the opening ceremony of the National Workshop for Librarians and Information Managers, hosted by Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), where he noted that the essence of the qualifying examination was to ensure that librarians certified in the country are at par with…

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Ogun offers best graduating student automatic job

A25-year-old graduating student of the Gateway (ICT) Polytechnic, Saapade, Ogun State, Miss Opeyemi Adio, has been offered automatic employment in the state civil service. Adio, who graduated from the Department of Business Administration with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.86 points on a maximum scale of 4.0, was offered employment by Governor Dapo Abiodun for being outstanding in her academic pursuit. Adio, who emerged as the overall best graduating in the Higher National Diploma (HND) won seven prizes at the third convocation of the polytechnic. For their outstanding…

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NIN, Nigerians and JAMB candidates’ headache

When the Federal Government established the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) through the NIMC Act No. 23 of 2007, the intention was good. The agency’s mandate is to establish, own, operate, maintain and manage the National Identity Database, register persons covered by the Act, assign a unique National Identification Number (NIN) and issue General Multi-Purpose Cards (GMPC) to those who are citizens of Nigeria, as well as others legally residing within the country. But, the stress and hardship Nigerians are currently going through for the enrolment and issuance of the…

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