Education

Calls To Use Nigerian Languages At School Are Going Unheard

Nigeria must do more to promote indigenous languages Adam Jan Figel/Shutterstock Maduabuchi Sennen Agbo, University of Benin The recent statement by Nigeria’s Imo State government making it compulsory to study the Igbo language at all levels of education in the state is one in a string of similar pronouncements since Nigeria’s political independence in 1960. Igbo is already spoken widely ...

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IPPIS: FG, ASUU Clash Again

We will shun it, UI, UNN, ABU lecturers vow The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities are set to clash again on Monday over the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information  System. Branches of ASUU in federal universities across the country, in separate interviews with The PUNCH on Wednesday, vowed to shun the  registration for IPPIS, which would ...

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EnviroSense Hack Series To Democratize Science In Nigerian Communities

The EnviroSense Hack, a series of science outreaches to schools was launched in Abuja in October 2019 as part of efforts to increase students’ interests in STEM subjects. The month long programme aimed to connect theoretical Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) concepts to real world applications and builds on the Do-It-Yourself/Do-It-With Others model of open science and hardware in ...

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WAEC Releases November/December Examination Results

The West African Examinations Council has released the results of 91, 225 private candidates who sat for the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination in Nigeria. Nigerian Tribune reports that the head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Mr. Olu I. Adenipekun, told newsmen on Friday that a total of 97,080 candidates registered for the examination in Nigeria, ...

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Nigeria’s Wealth Lies In Innovation, Creativity, Not Oil — Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr.  Peter Obi, has advised the ruling government and others on the continent to invest more in innovation, creativity and education as the new and future wealth of the continent. He gave the advice while delivering the maiden convocation lecture of the ...

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ASUU Suspends Proposed Strike Over IPPIS

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has suspended its proposed strike over Federal Government’s directive to enroll its members into the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that when President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2020 budget proposal before the lawmakers on Oct. 8, 2019, he vowed that Federal Government Employees not captured on the IPPIS platform by ...

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Trust Is Fundamental To Life’s Success, Says Osinbajo

“I have come to realize that trust or trustworthiness is fundamental to the success of practically everything you will do in life. In other words, if you can build your reputation in such a manner that you can win the trust of others, your bosses, co-workers, clients, business partners, you will be tremendously successful. If you cannot be trusted or ...

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UNIZIK Grapples With Paucity Of Funds, May Sack Workers

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Mass retrenchment of workers may occur at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka following an alleged paucity of funds to pay salaries of workers in the institution. A source from the university told our correspondent that currently, the university management was having difficulties in paying the salaries of workers due to the fact that the former vice chancellor allegedly ...

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National IDs Now A Requirement For JAMB Exams…Reg Centres Open In Anambra

Senior secondary school students in Anambra State have been directed to obtain National Identity Numbers (NIN) as it is now prerequisite for Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Examinations. This is contained in a press release authorised by Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha. The statement enjoined principals of schools in the state to ensure that all SS3 students would ...

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James Hope College Offers Full Scholarship To 40% Of Students

…acquires American International School Lagos property The James Hope College (JHC) has announced the acquisition of the American International School Lagos (AISL) Lekki Campus facility to establish James Hope College in Lagos.  This was disclosed at the signing ceremony held yesterday at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event had the Governor of Lagos, His Excellency Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the ...

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