Okanyi documentary: SDG commences renovation of primary school in Kogi

By Muhammad Bashir Lokoja Following the trending documentary of a community report carried out for an online Igala Radio anchored by Mr. Gabriel Yunusa Enemali known as Okanyi, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), under the Presidency in Abuja, have commence the building of a primary school at Ukpologogene community in Ayingba, Dekina Local Government of Kogi State. The development came on the heels of the documentary depicting the dilapidated nature of the primary school at the community abandoned by successive governments un the state. Okanyi, in the documentary, highlighted the…

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Okanyi documentary: SDG commences renovation of primary school in Kogi

By Muhammad Bashir Lokoja Following the trending documentary of a community report carried out for an online Igala Radio anchored by Mr. Gabriel Yunusa Enemali known as Okanyi, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), under the Presidency in Abuja, have commence the building of a primary school at Ukpologogene community in Ayingba, Dekina Local Government of Kogi State. The development came on the heels of the documentary depicting the dilapidated nature of the primary school at the community abandoned by successive governments un the state. Okanyi, in the documentary, highlighted the…

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BPE presents cash prizes to winners of its maiden essay writing competition

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), on Thursday in Abuja presented cash prizes and other items to winners of its 2019 essay writing competition. Winner of the competition, Miss Onoh Jane, an SS3 student of Girls Secondary School, Abakpanike, Enugu got a cash prize of N500,000 and a laptop. Miss Idem Etop of Top Faith International Secondary School, Akwa Ibom, who emerged second received N350, 000 and a laptop, while the third position Miss Ngozi Ekwueme of Regina Pacis College Abuja got N250,000 with a laptop. Presenting the prizes to…

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Sanwo-Olu approves N350m bailout fund for AOCOED

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the sum of N350 million as bailout fund and increased the subvention of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto Ijanikin Ojo from N200 million to N250 million. This was coming after the governor announced the plan by his administration to upgrade the institution to a state University of Education. The governor, while giving the approval, described his action as part of his administration’s commitment to the growth of education in the state, which, he said, is a top priority in the…

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Parents of 9-year-old who dropped out of varsity before making history blame school

A Belgian boy who was on track to become the youngest person to graduate from college has dropped out, leaving his parents and school administrators quarreling over who is to blame. Laurent Simons, 9, gained worldwide attention after finishing high school in just a year and enrolling at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands in March 2018. Laurent and his parents chose the school after learning that a special committee would be formed to help him finish the three-year electrical programming in just 10 months, his father, Alexander Simons,…

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US parent charged in college cheating case, agrees to plead guilty

A California woman was charged and has agreed to plead guilty as part of a sweeping college admissions cheating scheme that has resulted in charges against dozens of parents and others, federal prosecutors said this week. Karen Littlefair, 57, of Newport Beach, was accused of paying $9,000 to have someone from the company of the scheme’s alleged mastermind, William “Rick” Singer, take online courses so that her son could graduate from Georgetown University, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts said in a statement Monday. Littlefair will plead…

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Kano’s renewed agenda for education development

Kano, French govt sign scholarship agreement for 5 years Ganduje: We need to overhaul our education sector   PARTNERSHIP As part of moves to boost education development in Kano State, the government has entered into a fresh five-year agreement with the French Government in the areas of scholarship, staff training and development, students’ exchange and research, among others     Worried by the sliding fortunes of education, the Kano State Government has embarked on a fresh move that would change the narrative and reposition the sector for optimal delivery and…

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Firm sharpens 700 UI students’ skills in entrepreneurship

  The skills of no fewer than 700 undergraduates of the University of Ibadan (UI) have been sharpened by the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), maker of Coca Cola, non-alcoholic beverage drink, in entrepreneurship, life and networking skills. It was at a two-day workshop, under the company’s Youth Empowered Initiative, which is to prepare the students to start their own businesses and for meaningful employment drive. The initiative is part of NBC’s commitment to give back to its host communities through empowerment of the youths and training of students in…

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MOUAU spends N400m on staff training, varsity’s ranking

The Vice-Chancellor of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU), Prof. Francis Otunta said that the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) between 2018 and 2019 allocated N435,149,999.08 to the institution for the training of no fewer than 52 members of staff in local and foreign conferences and workshops. He disclosed this while appraising the activities of the university during the press conference for the ninth convocation, which took place at the Conference Hall of the institution, where the Vice-Chancellor further explained that the training was in line with the…

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We train entrepreneurs, not job seekers – Ritman VC

Celestine Ntuen, a Professor of Industrial and System Engineering, is the Vice-Chancellor of Ritman University, Akwa Ibom State. A Faculty Fellow of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States, speaks with TONY ANICHEBE about his efforts at repositioning the private university, security and discipline, among other issues     The university is just holding its maiden convocation since inception, why is this so? Well, the story I want to tell you dated to September 2015, when I assumed duties as the Vice-Chancellor of the university. We commenced academic…

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