Bank excites school with payment of teachers’ 1-year salary

T he  adage that teachers’ reward is in heaven, was last week set aside by Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, as it rewarded teachers for their role in imparting knowledge on children.   This was as the staff of the bank’s Transactional Products & Services Unit donated one-year salary to the teachers of Comenius Nursery and Primary School, a tuition-free elementary school for children from poor background. The school is an initiative of a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the Street2School, which sponsors and supports the…

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Ortom offers Niger State student scholarship at Benue varsity

From: Cephas Iorhemen MAKURDI Governor Samuel Ortom on Monday directed the Vice Chancellor of the Benue State University, Makurdi, Prof. Msugh Kembe to offer admission to Miss Goodness Thomas, an indegene of Niger State who emerged as best graduating student of St. Clement’s Secondary School, Gbaiko Minna for year 2019, but was denied admission by another university. Governor Ortom’s directive follows reports that despite scoring 302 points in her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), 278 points in post UTME test and six A1’s in her Senior School Certificate Examination, Goodness…

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80-year-old woman makes history as varsity’s oldest graduate

When it comes to chasing your dreams, it’s never too late to achieve them — and for one Alabama woman, that means never giving up on graduating from college. Donzella Washington, 80, graduated from Alabama A&M University on December 6 with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Not only did she graduate magna cum laude, but she also received a 4.0 GPA in her final semester. “I want to inspire and motivate others that age is not a barrier,” Washington said. “And I want to emphasize the life between the…

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Mixed feelings over suspension of AAUA VC’s selection

Stakeholder: Governor’s action mere smokescreen Govt: No intention to impose a particular candidate ASUU: We’re awaiting governor’s next move   SUSPENSION There are discordant tunes at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, following the suspension of the selection process for the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor. KAYODE OLANREWAJU examines the development     Stakeholders at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State are divided as mixed feelings have continued to trail the suspension of the process of appointing a new Vice-Chancellor for the state-owned institution. The state government, through…

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We’ll tackle issue of missing students’ results – NOUN

  The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has said that the university is partnering several universities within and outside the country, especially in America, Europe and Africa on research and academic development. According to the institution, such partnership would be symbotic as the research would be based on the needs of the society, where both NOUN and the partnering universities would gain and learn from one another. “NOUN is not going to be a parasite in the partnership as both institutions will learn from eachj other,” he noted, saying…

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Southwestern varsity chancellor seeks more funds for education

The Founder and Chancellor of the Southwestern University, Okun-Owa in Ogun State, Mr. Babatunde Odufuwa, an engineer, has reiterated the need for the government at all levels to adequately fund the education sector in order to provide qualitative education to the citizenry. This was as he called on the Federal Government to give incentives and funding assistance to operators of private tertiary institutions and the students, saying such incentives had become necessary with a view to encouraging students in private tertiary institutions to augment the cost of their training. The…

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NIEPA, SDGs sharpen head teachers, caregivers’ skills in childhood education

Towards achieving the objectives of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in capacity building programme in Early Childhood Care Development Education (ECCDE) and Whole School Management (WSM) in the country by 2030, the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Ondo and the SDGs have sharpened the skills of head-teachers and caregivers. The workshop, which was facilitated by NIEPA, was aimed at enhancing the skills of Caregivers and Head-Teachers of public schools so as to protect and stimulate learning in children between age zero and four years in crèche and nursery…

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Our cardiac centre performed over 300 heart surgeries –Babcock VC

The President/Vice-Chancellor, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo in Ogun State, Prof. Ademola Tayo, has said that the university’s Cardiac Centre has performed over 300 open heart surgeries as well as several total knee cap replacement and spinal surgeries at the Babcock University Teaching Hospital. This, according to him, is being done to assist Nigeria, which loses over N100 billion annually to medical tourism to save millions of hard earned foreign exchange. “Today, the Babcock University Teaching Hospital Cardiac Centre has performed over 300 open heart surgeries as well as several total knee…

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IPPIS: No threat or blackmail will sway our resolve –ASUU UNIBEN

Members of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have reiterated their rejection of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) introduced by the Federal Government, and vowed that no amount of threat or blackmail could sway their resolve. They disclosed this in their support for the decision taken at the end of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the union. A statement signed by their Chairperson, M. Omoregie and the Secretary, F. Amaechina respectively, stated that the union was appalled…

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U.S. Consul General harps on promotion of education for persons with disability

  The U.S. Consul General, Claire Pierangelo, has stressed the need to promote a greater understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. This, according to her, is important because working towards an accessible future for everyone, is everyone’s responsibility. She disclosed this at this year’s International Day for Persons with Disability, organised by the Project Enable Africa in collaboration with the United States Consulate, Lagos, which took place in Surulere, Lagos. Pierangelo, who said that “technology is a powerful tool…

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