FASTA school proprietor wants pupils to be good ambassadors

The Proprietor of FASTA International School, Omole, Lagos, Mrs. Christiana Ade Ajayi, has advised the graduating pupils of the school to be its good ambassadors by keeping its flag flying. Ade Ajayi, who spoke during the school’s 2018 Speech and Prize Giving Ceremony, expressed delight at the success recorded by each of the pupil of the school, saying she was sure they would excel in future since they have been provided with sound educational foundation. She also advised them to always be prayerful, and be grateful to their parents for…

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One week, five deaths, shock in Ondo school

Chairman of Governing Council, Banji Alabi, One week, five deaths, shock in Ondo school

The death of five staff of the Ondo State-owned Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo (RUGIPO) has thrown the institution’s community into mourning and created controversy over reasons for the death. Babatope Okeowo reports     Stakeholders are of the view that the non-payment of salary for about eight months led to the deaths while management of the institution said the deaths were coincidental.   Although, the Ondo State-owned Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo (RUGIPO has been witnessing a spate of deaths amongst its staff for months, the recent happening within the institution…

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School places Christian club on probation

Administrators of Harvard University, Cambridge, US, on Thursday, sanctioned a Christian student club for one year after it allegedly pressured a female student leader to resign in December because she was dating a woman. The club’s leaders, however, said they do not believe they violated any policy.   Although the university did not specify the reason the club was penalized, a college spokesman confirmed in an e-mail Thursday that the Harvard College Faith and Action group has been placed on a one-year “academic probation.”   And he said that if…

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Foundation lifts school, as library, computer lab are inaugurated

As part of its efforts at bridging what it described as wide gap between the children of the poor and the rich, the Ambassador Olusola Sanu Foundation has pledged to sponsor university education of some students of the Christ Church College, Odinjo, Ibadan, if they excel in their senior school certificate examinations. This was as the Foundation donated books and other relevant writing materials to the school’s new library. While insisting that the plan to support and assist the brilliant but indigent students would be pursued with vigour and passion,…

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Corona School marks 25 years of qualitative education provision

After 25 years of providing quality education to Nigerianchildren, itwas time last week for the management, staff and students of Corona Secondary School, Agbara in Ogun State to roll out the drums to mark the silver jubilee anniversary of the school. The two-day ceremony, which was also attended by parents and other well-wishers, featured the annual speech and prize-giving, as well as the inauguration of the Goethe Institute’s Pasch-Schule, a licensed German Language teaching institution in the school. Dignitaries at the event include the Consul General, German Consulate, Lagos, Mr.…

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CBN establishes N6bn business school at ABU

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has established a business school valued at N6 billion at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State. The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, who disclosed this at the 40th convocation ceremony, which took place at main campus, Samaru, Zaria, recalled that the business school took off as a faculty, covering Accounting, Business Administration and Economics Departments. The development, according to him, gave room for expansion of the departments and introduction of related academic programmes. He further said that the Faculty of…

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Babcock School advises parents to teach children indigenous languages

The management of Babcock Secondary School, Ogba, has advised parents and guardians to teach their children and wards their cultural values and languages, saying it is the best way to preserve the country’s rich culture and heritage. They gave this advice during the school’s 2017 edition of its annual Cultural Day programme, which featured cultural display by the Yoruba group that covers the focused on language, foods and dresses, among others. The theme of the programme, which was organised by the school’s Department of Art and Humanities, is “Gbi’ gbe…

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USAID donates school furniture to vulnerable pupils

An international development partner, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has donated 250 pairs of school furniture (chairs and desks) to orphans and vulnerable children at St. Peter’s and St. Philomena’s Primary School in Buruku and Adogo communities in Benue State. Senior Programme Manager of Sustainable Mechanism for Improving Livelihoods and Households Empowerment (SMILE), Mr. Sunday Udom, the implementing partners in the project, told newsmen in a statement issued in Jos, Plateau State capital, that the gesture was to cushion the hardship facing orphans and children ravaged by…

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A school where students sit on tyres

The importance of education is undeniable for every single person. Education plays such a rudimentary role in the society that humans cannot imagine a life without it. It is a determined element for the civilization of human society. Not only does it help to develop healthy surroundings but it also generates an advanced community. The more developed life becomes, the more necessary education is for everyone. Apparently, people may become more necessary in the society if better educated. In areas where residents are not able to receive appropriate education, life…

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Parents fret as kidnappers, school, govt keep mum

Parents of the six students, who were abducted from the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe on Thursday by militants, have accused the school management and Lagos State government of being insensitive to their plight. This was even as they complained that the graveyard silence from the school, government and the kidnappers was strangely disturbing. They said that everyone was acting as if nothing happened. One of them said: “The school and government are acting as if six of our children were not abducted. They were abducted in the school…

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