Education

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

‘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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »