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Mixed reactions trail varsity admission’s cut-off mark

Mixed reactions on Wednesday trailed the decision of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), to peg the minimum cut-off mark for admissions into universities at 120. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that most Nigerians decried the reduction in the cut-off describing it as `too low a requirement …

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‘Lack of funding has stunted Petroleum University’

You recently resumed duties in the university, what is your assessment of the situation on ground? The institution, with all sense of responsibility, represents a tell-tale of disappointment. Yes, because it is unimaginable that the first specialised university of petroleum resources in Africa will suffer the gravity of neglect that …

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Kebbi education inspectors get motorcycles

From Ismail Adebayo, Birnin Kebbi The Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board has employed 521 teachers and shared out 170 motorcycles to inspectors working with the Local Education Authorities (LGEAs). Out of the 521 employed teachers, 400 are NCE holders while 121 are supporting staff. The motorcycles are meant to …

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Zaria students win science award

Two students of Therbow Secondary School, Sabon Gari, Zaria, have won the Sani Mohammed Sha’aban Foundation awards of best in academics, morals and science subjects. A statement from the Sha’aban Media Office said Taiwo Bamidele and Aisha Ibrahim Dabo won the maiden Sani Mohammed Sha’aban Foundation Awards. Bamidele and Aisha …

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Strike: Bello bans Kogi varsity ASUU, lecturers risk mass sack

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has proscribed the activities of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the state’s owned university (KSU), Anyigba for failing to call-off its seven month old strike action after government had reportedly met 90 percent of its demands. Bello, who made the proclamation …

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Schools seek more funding for treating autism

Royal School of Educational Therapy Foundation in Abuja said it is seeking for more funding and donations to make stem cell therapy, a treatment for autism, more accessible to parents. Stem cell is a treatment for neurological disorders, including autism, cerebral palsy, cognitive disabilities (mental retardation), muscular dystrophy, spinal cord …

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Senate approves NYSC, law school for NOUN graduates

The Senate on Thursday amended the law establishing the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) to enable graduates of the institution participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme and the Law school. The amendment followed the clause by clause consideration of the report of the Senate Commitee on …

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How Yobe improved students’ enrolment, retention – Commissioner

Retention of pupils and students in schools is a problem with a long history in Yobe. How is retention now in the various schools? For long, some parents did not care what their children did after they left the house for school. Some of the children would leave the house …

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Kaduna disburses $21.5m scholarship for girls

The Kaduna State Government has started the disbursement of $21.568 million World Bank school improvement grant and scholarships for female teachers and girls’ under the Global Partnership for Education/Nigerian Partnership for Education Project (GPE/NIPEP). Speaking at the flag-off ceremony, the Executive Chairman of Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board, Malam …

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ICPC holds anti-corruption debate competition for students

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has held the first edition of its national anti-corruption debate competition for senior secondary students from select schools in Kogi State. Chairman of ICPC, Mr Ekpo Nta, in an address at the event in Lokoja said the competition was designed …

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Nigeria, W/Bank seek to reduce out-of-school children

The World Bank says it will work with the Federal Ministry of Education to reduce the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria. This was made known by the bank’s Senior Director, Education, Mr. Taime Saavedra, during a courtesy visit to the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, in Abuja. He …

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UI first female Muslim professor to deliver lecture on economic recession

The first female Muslim to become a Professor in the University of Ibadan, Professor Ashiata Bolatito Lanre-Abbas would deliver the 6th Lateefah Moyosore Durosinmi (LMD) Foundation lecture at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state. According to a statement by the Chairperson of the 2017 LMDF Planning committee, Jade Mohammed, …

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Kaduna govt. trains 138 facilitators, head teachers

The Kaduna State Quality Assurance Board has trained 68 quality facilitators while another 70 headteachers from the three senatorial districts of the state will be trained on effective school, class and teacher management. The Executive Director of the board, Maureen Wyom, disclosed this, explaining that the training aims at ensuring …

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Essential Guide to Setup and Operate a Private Primary School in Yaba

This article will discuss all you need to setup and operate a private primary school in yaba. Essential instruction for kids in Nigeria begins when the youngsters are around 3 years of age. Each understudy must put in six years in elementary school and at last, they should graduate with …

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Group donates uniform to blind students

Not less than 115 blind students have received school uniforms in an effort to improve the living and learning experience of Government school for the blind in the FCT. The Ane Osiobe International Foundation, which distributed the materials, noted that students with special needs should be catered for not only …

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