Education

Ambode Okays Competition To Boost Reading Culture

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved the LagosReads Competition geared towards improving the reading culture among Lagos residents. Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, in a statement on Thursday to announce the “Books-of-the-month” for August, said the state-wide competition, which is an initiative of the Lagos State Library Board would hold its maiden edition ...

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Ambode Approves Recruitment Of 2200 Teachers

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday approved the recruitment of additional 1200 teachers for the Junior and Senior Secondary schools in the State. The Governor, at the last quarterly Town Hall meeting at Ibeju Lekki, had promised that his administration would employ more teachers into public schools to meet up with the manpower required to cover all public ...

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Obi Marks Birthday With Students, Warns Against Lavish Celebrations

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has counselled students of secondary and tertiary institutions to shun the craze for celebration of birthdays and similar social events now and concentrate on their studies. He gave this advice during his interaction with the students of Holy Rosary College, Nsugbe –one of the schools slated to share from his 57th birthday gifts. Mr. Obi had requested those who intended to give ...

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Obi Faults Implementation Of UBEC

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has faulted the implementation of the Universal Basic Education Commision (UBEC) Programme, saying that contrary to the manner of its implementation that it was actually supposed to benefit all the pupils in the country, including those that attend private schools. Obi made this observation yesterday during his visit to Madonna Academy, ...

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Anambra NUT Sad Over N56m Unpaid Check-Off Dues

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Anambra state wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has raised the alarm over a whopping N56 milion unpaid check-off dues  owed to the union from the primary school sector. The N56 milion was allegedly denied the union by past administration due to its involvement in the national minimum wage struggle of 2012. Disclosing this at ...

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Obi Wades Through Mud To Reach School

A former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has advised students of Crowther Memorial College, Umuikwu Anam on the virtues of persistence and staying focused always even in times of great odds. He spoke during his visit to the school, which highpoint was the presentation of a cheque of N1 million for development support. Obi revealed that he could ...

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Literary Competition For Children:  Kid’s Lit Quiz Announces Date For World Final 

The organiser of Kids’ Lit Quiz (KLQ), an international literary competition for children, has unveiled the programme for 2018 World Final which begins July 1, in Auckland, New Zealand, where the overall winners will emerge. Already, the winners of National Finals of participating countries have been announced, preparatory to the grand finale during which all of them will compete for ...

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Only 25% Scored Above 200 In UTME, Says Oloyede

THe Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, has said that 414,696 candidates, out of the 1,603,181 who sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, scored above 200. The figure, according to him, translates to 25. 09 per cent. This is against the 465,025 (27.00 per cent) of the 1, 606, 374 who scored above ...

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CodeLagos: 337 Schools To Participate In Coding Competition  

Over 337 schools across the six Educational Districts in Lagos are all but set to slug it out in a four-day Code Week Competition, Special Adviser to the Governor, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh said on Thursday. Bank-Olemoh in a statement said that participating schools, including Government and private schools across the State, through the competition, being put together by the State ...

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Ovim Girls Rape Report: Headmistress Reacts As Gov Ikpeazu Visits School

Headmistress of Methodist Girls Model Secondary School Ovim, Isiukwuato Local Government Area of Abia State, Mrs Ezinne Oluchi Ibenye, has debunked the reports that 15 students of the school were raped by hoodlums last week. Speaking when the state Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, in the company of his wife, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu, visited the Methodist Church owned school, Mrs Ibenye ...

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