LASU VC for national merit award

President Muhammadu Buhari will on November 28 confer the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award on the Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun (SAN) in Abuja. The conferment of the award was conveyed in a letter to Prof. Fagbohun, which was signed by the Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige. The letter read in part: “The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the conferment of the National Productivity Order of Merit Award on you in recognition of…

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Stanbic rewards students to promote financial literacy

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As part of commitment towards increasing the level of financial literacy among Nigerian students, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, has rewarded winners of the maiden edition of the MoneyBee Financial Literacy competition, organised by the Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN). The prize, which is under the auspices of Stanbic IBTC Educational Trustee Account and worth over N100,000, was awarded to each of the four outstanding students, two each from the two winning secondary schools. The schools emerged as joint winners out of the 25 public and private schools that took part in…

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Lagos approves 173 private schools, sets to improve special schools

Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Education has approved the establishment of no fewer than 173 private schools across the state, as part of efforts to entrench inclusivity in the state’s educational sector. Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo disclosed this while presenting the letters of approval to the owners of the schools during a ceremony held at the Conference Room of the ministry at Alausa Secretariat. She said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was passionate about partnering critical stakeholders in the private education as a catalyst to take the state’s…

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ITF rates MAPOLY best institution in SIWES

The Abeokuta Area Office of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has rated Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta as the “Best participating institution in the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) activities in 2018 Training Year.” With the rating, this would be the second time the polytechnic, named after the late business mogul and winner of the June 12, 1993 general elections, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola would receive the award. The award by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), according to the polytechnic, was in recognition of the participation of the institution…

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Living lifelong learning

In one of his sayings, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) emphasised that learning is from the cradle to the grave. By this, he was affirming that learning is a lifelong phenomenon and that one should remain a student or learner throughout life to achieve one’s full potential, the highest need that Abraham Maslow identified in his Hierarchy of Needs. By definition, lifelong learning means a ‘life-wide’ and ceaseless commitment to enriching oneself with knowledge. This takes place at all stages of life cycle at home, in school, at the workplace and in…

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A’Ibom clamps down on 1,140 illegal private schools

Stakeholders: Govt should carry out reforms in sector Commissioner: Defaulters are to be prosecuted   CLOSURE The Akwa Ibom State Government has moved to sanitise the state’s education sector by closing down over 1,140 illegal and sub-standard private schools, but the action has raised concerns among stakeholders. TONY ANICHEBE examines the development   Owners and operators of ‘illegal and sub-standard’ private primary and secondary schools in Akwa-Ibom State are in for difficult times. They have been given a marching order to close shop or face the wrath of the state…

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Stakeholders to chart course for education rights, inclusion

Critical key players and policy makers in the education sector across the world will next month converged on Abuja for the Sixth International Society of Comparative Education, Science & Technology (ISCEST) Conference to brainstorm on issues bothering on education rights and inclusion in Nigerian schools. In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on the forthcoming conference, where these critical issues will take the front burner, the founding President of ISCEST Nigeria, Prof. Steve Azaiki, noted that the workshop was coming at a time when most Nigerians are concerned…

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I love mathematics, science – Winner of Cowbellpedia TV show

“I love number and Mathematics right from primary school during my teenage days. I see Mathematics as a very interesting subject which I read and practise always. I feel great and happy for my outstanding performance at this mathematics competition.” These were the words of Oghenero Ologe, a Senior Secondary School (SS) student of Zionfield Pinnacle Private School, Ikorodu, Lagos, who was crowned as the overall winner of the 2019 Cowbellpedia Mathematics Champions in the Senior Category. Ologe, 15, whose ambition, is to study Computer Engineering at a university in either…

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NASRDA trains 200 young African astronomers

No fewer than 200 young astronomers across West African countries, comprising undergraduate and graduate students have been trained by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Centre for Basic Space Centre (CBSS), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) at the International Summer School/Training 2019, which took place in Abuja. The training is part of the mandates of NASRDA to develop Space Research and Technology Innovation through training of students. The one-week training programme, which assembled over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate students were trained in various fields of Astronomy and Space…

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Lagos students win NTA national expo

Students of Lagos State schools have emerged the overall winners of this year’s edition of the 2019 Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) National Children’s Arts, Science and Technology Expo. The students came first and third in the Arts/Crafts, and Science and Technology categories respectively. While congratulating the champions, the state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, commended the team for the victory and for making the state proud. She, however, reaffirmed that the students of the state had over the years been consistent in winning laurels in various competitions, which according…

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