Education

Ministry seeks ‘Martial Plan’ for education in Nigeria

  Our correspondent The Federal Ministry of Education is pushing for the development of a “martial plan” that will lead to infrastructure upgrade in schools, as well cushion other challenges facing the education sector in the country. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mr. Sonny Echono, made the proposal at a Educational Technology Summit, […]

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Hoax over poor ranking of Nigerian varsities

SSANU: Govt to invest more on education sector Faborode: It is a vicious cycle NUT: No parent wants his child to be used as a guinea pig     RANKING Nigerians, especially key stakeholders in the nation’s education sector, are shocked over the poor ranking of Nigerian universities globally, accusing the government of killing the […]

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Edo govt should pay our 10-month salary arrears –COEASU chair

Fred Omonuwa, the Chairman of the College of Education, Ekiadolor, Edo State chapter of the College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), in this interview, speaks with CAJETAN MMUTA, about the plight of members of the union and other staff of the institution, insensitivity of Governor Godwin Obaseki-led government to their welfare, and other issues […]

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COVID-19: Corps members donate relief materials to Lagos residents

T he corps members deployed to Odi-Olowo Local Community Development Authority (LCDA), Lagos State for the one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have donated relief packages to residents of the area, as part of moves to cushion the effects of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic on the people.   The relief packages, […]

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NANS drags poly rector to EFCC, ICPC over alleged fraud

*I’m ready for probe, says Aluko The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to drag the Rector of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Dr Olusegun Aluko, before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).   The apex student body, which accused the rector of allegedly […]

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FG: Schools must create isolation spaces before reopening

The Federal Ministry of Education has proposed that schools must create isolation spaces before reopening. This was contained in the ‘Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure’, submitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday. The document noted that each school is “required to create temporary isolation spaces and fully-equipped clinics before […]

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Bowen Varsity sacks over 100 workers

No fewer than 100 staffers of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State have been sacked by the management of the institution, it has been learnt. According to a source, the development which had already created tension on the campus of the institution was as a result of the management’s resolve to sustain and reposition the university. […]

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Govt, stakeholders differ on conditions for schools’ reopening

ASUU: Conditions not only impossible, but difficult to meet   NUT: No parent wants his child to be used as a guinea pig     ANXIETY The Federal Government had last week reeled out six conditions for schools to meet before reopening educational institutions in the country. But, based on realities on ground, stakeholders are […]

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LASU produces automated solar-powered hand washing station machine

  A s a response to contain the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the country, the Lagos State University Faculty of Engineering COVID-19 Response Team, has fabricated and produced Automated solar-powered hand washing station machine.     The machine was unveiled at the Vice-Chancellor’s Conference Room, New Senate Building, Ojo main campus of the state university.   […]

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137 indigent students benefit from lawmaker’s SSCE registration fees

  S ome 137 indigent students in Akoko Edo Constituency 1 of Edo State have become beneficiaries of the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) registration fees paid by Hon. Yekoni Idaiye, a member of the state House of Assembly.     According the lawmaker, the gesture was part of his contributions towards uplifting […]