Education

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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‘Most Married Students Remove Their Wedding Rings To Wallow In Promiscuity’

…as Unizik moves to tackle prostitution, suicide, depression, among students Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Guidance and Counselling Department of the Faculty of Education Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra state, has observed that cases of suicide, marital infidelity, prostitution as well as other anti-social behaviours are rampant among students of the institution as most students who are married, remove their wedding ...

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Obi Laments Nigeria’s Poor Spending On Education

A former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has again lamented Nigeria’s poor attitude to education; contending that the nation has not done well in the sector even when compared to some other African countries. He made the lamentation at the weekend at a launching and fund-raising dinner for the newly-established Dominican University, at the Colonnade, Lagos. Decrying the ...

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FG Releases N1.3bn Earned Allowances For UNN Lecturers

Dr Ifeanyichukwu Abada, Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Nigeria Nsukka(UNN) chapter, says the Federal Government has released N1.3 billion as earned allowances of members of the union. Abada spoke to newsmen on Friday in Nsukka, at the end of an emergency congress of the union. He said the aim of the emergency congress was to inform ...

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Obi To Nigerians: Let’s Treat Education With The Seriousness It Deserves

A former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has called for attitudinal change towards education among Nigerians. He decried the subsisting situation of, in his words, “the lack of treating education with the seriousness it deserves by classifying money spent on it as expenditure rather than investment”. Making this observation on a visit to Good Shepherd Anglican Academy, Lokoja, ...

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Proprietor, Principal Tie Pupils To ‘Crosses’ For Lateness

The Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday arrested the proprietor and principal of Metorite Standard School, Ayetoro, for allegedly tying up two pupils of the school to  ‘crosses’ and flogging them with a horsewhip. The proprietor, Afolayan Joseph, and the yet-to-be-identified principal were said to have tied the pupils for allegedly coming late to school. PUNCH Metro learnt that a policeman, ...

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We Must Entrench True Federalism To Rescue Nigeria – Ambode

…says current power structure inhibiting national growth Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday reiterated the need for Nigeria to implement the federal system as originally intended, saying doing so remains the right path to rescue the country from the doldrums and myriad of challenges inhibiting growth and development. Governor Ambode, who spoke while delivering the University of Lagos ...

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Nigeria Hosts International Literary Quiz Competition

An international literary quiz competition designed to increase the reading ability and habits of school children around the world, will be hosted in Nigeria for the first time in February 2019. The Kids’ Lit Quiz will enable Nigerian school children to join their peers in other participating countries: Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom (UK) ...

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SERAP Sues Ajasin Varsity, Akeredolu Over Tuition Hike

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Adekunle Ajasin University and the Government of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu SAN over “unfair and arbitrary tuition hike, abuse of power, lack of free, prior, and informed consultation as well as a fundamental breach of legitimate expectations of students.” In the Originating Summons with Suit No:AK/103/18 filed last Friday at the High ...

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