Council chair canvass stakeholders’ support for YABATECH

The Chairman of the newly constituted Governing Council of the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Lagos, Mr. Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) has expressed the determination of the council to turn around the college’s fortune and reposition the institution for the challenges of the 21st century. This was as he reiterated that the members of the council were appointed to rebuild the college. “We are here to restore the lost glory of YABATECH and arrest the sliding quality of education in the country through our efforts at the college,” he said. The…

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Reunion as Government High School, Ilorin marks golden jubilee

It was a moment to relive old memories and exchange banters, as old students of Government High School, Ilorin, Kwara State returned to their alma mater to mark the golden jubilee anniversary of the school which moulded them into responsible men and women they have become today. The former Ilorin College, as the school was named at inception, was established the same year Kwara State was created in 1967; but it was renamed many years after the state government took over the ownership from its Founder and Senior Advocate of…

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UNN advocates functional curriculum to address societal problems

An education curriculum that will not only be functional, and also address the numerous challenges facing the country in all spheres of its development is being canvassed by scholars. This was the main thrust of the three-day international workshop/conference, organised by the School of General Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) to tackle the conundrum. While describing colonialism as not merely a system of exploration, but a system that had destroyed Africans and their cultural values, the conference stressed that without adequately redressing this, the future of the continent is…

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Don challenges stakeholders on environment

Manufacturers, industry owners and other stakeholders have been challenged on the need to fight pollution of all sorts and ensure healthy environment. The call was made by Professor Linus Ezenweke in his inaugural lecture, which is the fifth for the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, formerly Anambra State University, Igbariam. Ezenweke, a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, whose lecture dwelt extensively on heavy metals in the human environment, stated that most human activities generate one form of waste or the other, which maybe biodegradable or non-biodegradable. As a result, the don noted…

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Wrong economic policies, bane of national development – Ex-CBN chief

A former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has attributed the prevailing economic woes facing the country to the wrong choice of economic policies by the government. Soludo, whom spoke at the 2017 International Conference, organised by the Department of Business Administration of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anabra State, noted that the root of the economic crisis currently rocking the country could be traced to the “bad policy of borrowing” when the country was in a period of boom. Soludo, however, frowned at the Treasury Single…

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SUBEB begins translation of science textbooks into indigenous languages

The Chairman of Benue State Universal Education Board (SUBEB), Reverend Philip Tachin, has said that the board has commenced the translation of science textbooks into Tiv Language. This was as he explained that similar moves were being explored to translate science textbooks into Idoma and Igede Languages in order to enhance, encourage and make the learning of science easy in schools. Tachin, who spoke while declaring open a two-week Teacher Professional Development Workshop, tagged: “Strengthening Mathematics and Science Education (SMASE)” at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church Hall, Makurdi, also said…

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N23m cash, other rewards for Nigerian teachers

The overall best teacher in the country for the 2017 Maltina Teacher of the Year will go home with N1 million cash, and also receive N1 million yearly for the next five years, as well as sponsored to overseas training, while the school will also get a newly constructed classroom block. The first runner-up will get N1million, while the second runner- up will take home N750, 000. This is in addition to the N500, 000 they would have received as state champions. For this year’s edition of the Maltina Teacher…

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Lecturer harps on students’ role in nation building

A don and the Deputy Director, Centre for Distance Learning (CDL), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Dr. O. Akinwunmi, has harped on the roles of students as a critical social actors, to involve actively in nation building and development. He shared this thought while addressing the students during a sensitization programme, organized by the students on the role of students in nation building, which took place at the Amphitheater of the university. The don, who reiterated that every citizen should be concerned with nation building, however, stressed that the involvement of…

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Students protest: UI postpones exams till July 17

Following disruption of administrative and academic activities by some students of the University of Ibadan over the management’s failure to provide valid identification cards, as well as disallowing their use of hot plates for cooking in the hostels, the management Monday postponed the first Semester examinations till July 17. The institution had earlier fixed June 12 as commencement date for the First Semester examinations, but the students union leadership, which was uncomfortable with some internal lapses on the part of the management, reacted by protesting, leading to blockade of the…

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School feeding programme: Edo set to collaborate with private firm

The Edo State Government has revealed that it may collaborate with Dufi Prima Food Plc, a private firm, to domesticate and implement the Federal Government’s Home Grown School Feeding Programme. Governor Godwin Obaseki, represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Taiwo Akerele, made this known in Benin City on Friday as he received the management team of Dufi Prima Food Plc at the Edo State Government House where the food company indicated its interest to collaborate with the state government on the Home Grown School Feeding Programme. Commending the initiative…

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