LAFROGRAMS tasks students to be focused, committed

The valedictory service and prize-giving day of Lagos African Church Grammar School (LAFROGRAMS), Ifako-Ijaye, Lagos has come and gone, but the management, staff and students, as well as parents of the school will not forget the event in a hurry. It was a day that the graduating students of junior and senior secondary sections of the school for the 2018/2019 academic session were bade farewell in grand style. Dignitaries at the event, which took place on the premises of the school, were the immediate past National Education Secretary of the…

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Hearty cheers for Molaks School’s proprietor at birthday

It was a memorable day the Proprietor of Molaks International School, Mr. Kehinde Oladele Okeleye, as family members, children, friends and associates, as well as management and staff of Molaks School, gathered to celebrate one of their own on his birthday. The event, which took place on November 17, at the X and Y Event Centre, Fagba in Iju, Lagos, attracted crème la crème in the society, including top government functionaries, educationists and traditional rulers, among others, who came to rejoice with the celebrant. Okeleye, who gave glory to Almighty…

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First Lady’s kitchen, Vice President’s lesson

The formal opening ceremony of the 2019 General Assembly and National Executive Council Meeting of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) that held on Friday, November 29, 2019 at the National Mosque, Abuja, has come and gone. Yet, the lessons of peace education and religious understanding embedded in the activities of the day will continue to resonate for a long time to come. One of the lessons of the occasions is that knowledge trumps ignorance and that bigotry in Nigeria is fuelled by lack of understanding. At the…

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IBB varsity increase school fees few days to convocation

…as 23 graduate with first class Barely a week to its convocation, the Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University, Lapai has again increased its fees payable by all categories of students for the 2019/2020 academic session. It should be recalled that a previous exercise took place in 2017. The increment, which is coming a few days to the institution’s 3rd combined convocation ceremony, was widely condemned by students if the institution. Under the new arrangement announced by a circular from the Office of the Bursar to all categories of students, fresh indigenous…

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Sanwo-Olu set to give tablets to 2,400 teachers in Lagos

….as state begins teachers’ training As part of strategies to enhance standards of education and develop 21st Century teachers, Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday announced plans to distribute tablets to all teachers in the state’s public schools. The governor, who also kicked-off a 10-day training of 2,400 teachers in the state, reiterated his administration’s commitment to developing the state’s education sector in line with what is expected anywhere in the world. Speaking at the flagging-off of the EkoExcel, an event organised by the Lagos State Universal Basic…

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IPPIS enrollment: FG promoting fake news, ASUU

Sola Adeyemo, Ibadan Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has described the Federal Government as greatest promoter of fake news over its claim that it has enrolled over 39,000 lecturers on the controversial Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System (IPPIS). The ASUU Chairman University of Ibadan, Professor Deji Omole, who described the story as fraudulent and fictitious, asked the government to stop fooling itself, while stating that the Union recorded over 90 percent compliance from her highly focussed, dedicated and loyal members. The Professor of Forest Engineering stated that university…

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Ortom promotes Benue school principals to GL 16

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom Wednesday said he has approved immediate promotion of school principals across the 23 local government areas of the state from grade levels 15 to 16. The gesture, the governor said is a mark of appreciation for the hard work exhibited by the principals as part of their contributions to the educational development of the state. The governor disclosed this through the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar in an interview shortly after a meeting with school principals in Makurdi. “The government has decided to promote…

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FUTO enacts policy against sexual harassment on campus

The Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) has come up with a policy to combat the incidents of sexual harassment on campus. This is also, as the university prepares to award first degrees and higher degrees to a total of 2848 graduates during its 32nd Convocation ceremony scheduled for Saturday. The Vice Chancellor, Professor Francis Eze disclosed these during the pre-convocation press briefing of University on Wednesday. According to the Vice Chancellor, the draft policy against sexual harassment on campus is presently being considered by the Governing Council of the…

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Knocks for 2020 education budget

BUDGET The proposed budget allocation of N48 billion to education sector for 2020 fiscal year, has been condemned by stakeholders, who expressed worry that the budget would take the sector nowhere     ASUU: We feel highly disappointed SSANU: Govt to change poor education budget narrative As Nigerians anxiously wait for the passage of the 2020 Federal Government budget by the National Assembly, more knocks and criticism have continued to trail the allocation to the education sector, which critical stakeholders bemoaned as too paltry to fix the ailing sector.    President…

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Varsities tasked to produce job creators, entrepreneur graduates

A call has gone to Nigerian universities to synergise and effectively relate with the industry on how to focus on the train of students in order to produce resourceful graduates, who are job creators and entrepreneurs, rather than producing graduates for the labour market. The call was made by Dr. Haroun Adamu, a renowned journalist and former Senior Special Assistant on G.77 to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, during the 2019 Discovery Lecture and Book Presentation, organised by the Centre for General Nigerian Studies (CGNS), Lagos State University (LASU), which took place…

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