UNICEF: Girl’s education, key to empowerment, equal opportunity

…G4G groups to be established in over 8,000 primary, Qur’anic schools As Africa celebrates the Day of the African Child Friday, UNICEF in partnership with Federal Ministry of Education and State Universal Basic Education Boards in Bauchi, Niger, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states, are launching the Girls for Girls (G4G) initiative. G4G groups will be established in more than 8,000 primary and Qur’anic schools by 2019, according to a statement by UNICEF to mark the 2017 Day of the African Child. The G4G empowers girls with information and knowledge to…

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Pay all outstanding salaries in 30 days or face industrial crisis, NUT tells 19 govs

      The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Wednesday gave a marching order to the 19 states in the federation, which are owing teachers several months of salary, to pay up within the next 30 days or face an aggressively-driven indefinite strike. The stern ultimatum was given in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, by the National President of the union, Comrade Michael Alogba Olukoya, during the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the Teachers House, Oluyole, Ibadan, where representatives from across the nation were hosted by the Comrade…

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I owe my success to God, parents – Babcock Varsity best grad

Beyond academic excellence, but for her spiritual development, leadership charisma and community services, 22-year-old Alexandria Braie, a graduate of Accounting, was the cynosure of all eyes at the 15th graduation ceremony of the Babcock University (BU), Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, where she was crowned as the overall best graduating student for the set. Despite that Alexandria did not score the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), as her CGPA of 4.90 points fell short by 0.1 point behind Temitope Odunayo Nwachukwu, who obtained CGPA of 4.91 points, she was declared the…

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Management, unions’ face-off tears LASPOTECH apart

˜Unions: Rector should be sacked ˜ Management: Unions should call off strike CRISIS: The workers’ unions at the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, are calling for the sack of the Rector, Mr. Oluyinka Sogunro, following a protracted face-off between them and the institution’s management over non-implementation of the agreement on payment of CONTISS 15 migration arrears The face-off between the workers’ unions, under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), and the management of the…

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VC tasks students to participate actively in unionism

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) have been encouraged and challenged to participate actively in students’ unionism. The advice was given by the former Acting Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Anthony Elujoba. The Professor of Pharmacy disclosed this while addressing newly admitted students into the institution for 2016/2017 academic session during the orientation programme, organised for them by the Division of Students’ Affairs. Elujoba said the university management, believes strongly in responsible students’ unionism in which the students engage meaningfully their potential as national leaders of tomorrow. “This administration early…

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Remember Rwanda!

There is palpable tension in the land. Of late, ballistic verbal missiles of ethnocentric proportions have been flying across both sides of the Niger. Threats of war, eviction notices and other hubris that tend to undermine our national security are increasingly becoming part of our socio-political reality this moment. Unfortunately, apart from playing semantic gymnastics, nothing concrete is being done about the whole caboodle by the authorities and the situation is getting worse by the day. Hate messages are being spread with reckless abandon on the social media. Otherwise decent…

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Exam Ethics takes campaign against exam malpractice to YABATECH

As part of campaign to rid the education system of examination malpractice and other related crimes such as certificate forgery, some 30 lecturers and 40 students of the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Lagos have been inducted as Exam Ethics Marshals and Exam Ethics Students Club respectively. Their inauguration, which was presided over by Chief Executive of Exam Ethics Marshals International, Mr. Ike Onyechere, was the climax of a three-day training workshop organised by the Exam Ethics at the college. According to Onyechere, the new Marshals were inducted as members…

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Telegraph campus reporter for U.S. leadership training

A New Telegraph Campus Reporter at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Uwoghiren Ogbemudia Eddy has been named as one of the participants at the 2017 healthcare leadership summer school taking place in Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America (USA). The 400-Level undergraduate of Medicine and Surgery was enlisted for the training after a rigorous selection process featuring essay writing, YouTube videos and interview. Reacting to his selection, Uwoghiren said: “I wasoverwhelmedwhenIreceivedtheacceptance letterfrom theorganisers. Few days later, I got another mail from the organisers that they will foot the bills of…

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VC tasks students on ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill

As diverse opinions have continued to trail the passage of the “Not Too Young To Run” bill into law, the Lagos State University (LASU) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lanre Fagbohun has tasked the students not to underrate but to see themselves as relevant in the scheme of governance of the nation. Fagbohun said this while addressing students, who participated at the just concluded inter-varsity debate, organised by LASU Students’ Union (LASUSU), which took place at the Main Auditorium among students from University of Ibadan; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; Federal University of Agriculture,…

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Ex-minister bemoans education system

Former Sports and Youth Development Minister and currently the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, has said that there was need for the stakeholders in the education sector to evolve a better way of funding the basic education in the country. This was as he lamented that what the nation is doing currently with its education is not working. Abdullahi, who is also a former Kwara State Education Commissioner, said Nigerians should ask what the money meant for basic education had been spent on…

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