Education

Lagos Govt Sues For Peace Over Hijab Controversy

…to meet stakeholders Monday The Lagos State Government on Saturday appealed to all Stakeholders in the contentious issue of wearing Hijab in public Schools to maintain peace, law and order while the Supreme Court ruling on the matter is being awaited in the spirit of the rule of law, the fulcrum of democracy. Speaking with journalists on the refusal of ...

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Research-intensive universities in Africa? A model of how to build them

Research-intensive universities can produce world class researchers. anyaivanova/Shutterstock Sharon Fonn, University of the Witwatersrand Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 13·5% of the global population but less than 1% of global research output. In 2008, Africa produced 27 000 published papers – the same number as the Netherlands. There are some areas of improvement. A 2014 World Bank study showed that the ...

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Verification Exercise In Secondary Schools Yields N669.3m Annually For Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Post-Primary School Board says that through the verification carried out in secondary schools in the state, the board will now gross in a total savings of N55.7m monthly, amounting to N669.3m per annum. The Executive Chairman of the board, Dr. Blessing Ikuru, made the revelation in Yenagoa on Thursday during the meeting with zonal directors, principals, leadership ...

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TRCN Bemoans Teachers’ Neglect In Nigeria

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has bemoaned what it described as gross neglect of teachers across the country by the powers that be. It said it was a major challenge to the teaching profession in the country as teachers’ welfare was treated with levity and complacence. Disclosing this at the induction ceremony of the graduating ...

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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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