Lagos establishes six new primary schools

Lagos State government yesterday said it had approved the establishment of six new public primary schools under the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB). With the new schools, the total number of government primary schools in the state would now be 1,016 schools. Chairman of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Ganiyu Sopeyin, who made this known in a statement, said the development was in line with the government’s policy on education. The schools are Community Primary School, Ibasa and Community Primary School, Ajewanwa in Ojo Local Government…

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Progress Schools mentor students on career choice

Parents and guardians have been advised not to impose their choice of career on their children and wards, but to allow them to freely make their choice of career and course of study. Rather than influence the children’s career choice, parents should only guide and support them to develop their choice of career. The advice was given during Professional/Career Day of Progress Schools, Oko-Oba in Ifako-Ijaiye Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, where professionals from diverse fields of endeavour assembled to mentor the students on how to choose  career…

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NBL restates need for career guidance in schools

Students have been advised to focus on their abilities and talents in order to take advantage of opportunities in their chosen careers. This was the message at a just concluded career guidance initiative of the Nigerian Breweries/Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund, tagged: ‘Beyond the School,’ which featured presentations by successful men and women to the audience, who were mainly students of public schools in Surulere, Lagos and its environ. A Senior Consultant with Thistle Praxis Consulting, Emilia Asim-Ita advised the participants on how to make a success of their career…

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Don, NGO seek review of inclusive curriculum in schools

The Founder of Excellence in Education (Oxford), a United Kingdom-based non-governmental organisation, Prof. Chris Imafidon, has called for the review of school curriculum, saying the inclusive curriculum for the children living with disabilities is faulty. This was as he advised parents of children living with Autism or Down syndrome not to abandon such children, but to value and adequately take care for them in order to harness inherent potentials in them. While reiterating that the country needed to update the curriculum, he said the government is still sleeping in terms…

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Furore over WAEC’s new examination diet

DISAGREEMENT Less than one week that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) unfolded plans to introduce a new diet for external candidates, key stakeholders have faulted the move, kicking that it would not see the light of the day   While Nigerian students and their parents are yet to recover from the confusion generated by this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), last week, introduced a new diet in its examinations, which has continued to generate debate among stakeholders. With the new diet,…

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Ogoni clean-up is all noise, says Niger Delta monarch

Chairman, Ogoni Council of Traditional Rulers, His Royal Highness, King Suanu Baridam, the Kasimene Bangha VII, yesterday said that the Ogoni cleanup exercise that was launched by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Niger Delta, was all noise as there was no sign to suggest that the government was serious with the exercise. Already, reports said some concerned citizens in the region would be filing legal action against the Federal Government at an Abuja high court today. Also, our visit to the devastated communities revealed so much worries…

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College warns students against cultism, exam malpractice

Determined to enhance the academic quality of the college, the management of Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education, Sagbama, Bayelsa State has warned the students to steer clear of cultism, examination malpractice and other forms of anti-social behaviour that could truncate their education. According to the Provost of the college, Prof. Saviour Nathan Agoro, cultism has not only been outlawed in all higher institutions in the state under the Restoration Agenda of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, but that there are also stiff sanctions for any student or group of students…

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Chibok girls, the mirror in our faces

As we remember the girls captured in Chibok three years ago, we must remember that they constitute only a fraction of the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency. I would urge Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), while you keep this issue of Chibok on the table, to broaden your message to cover all girls and boys abducted by Boko Haram, and also draw attention to the condition of girls and women in our society in general. To give you an idea of the extent of this problem, as at today,…

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