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Guide your children well, VC urges parents

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Some children doing exercise | credits: google.comThe Vice-Chancellor, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Prof. Michael Ajisafe, has urged parents to guide their children, especially in making the right choice of schools at the tertiary level. Ajisafe made the call at llishan-Remo, Ogun ...

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Lagos plans training for Maths teachers

The Lagos State Government is to sponsor the training of no fewer than 15 Mathematics teachers. The training, according to a statement from the state Ministry of Education, is to hold at the National Mathematical Centre, Abuja, between August 10 and 16. The...

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NGO inaugurates free summer lessons for youths

No fewer than 1,000 secondary school pupils of Ojodu-Abiodun community, Ogun State, will this month benefit from the free summer school programme of the Truth House Foundation. The President, the Truth House Foundation, Mr. Oluseyi ...

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Games teacher admits having sex with pupil

A games teacher has admitted having sex with a pupil she taught at an all girls private school. Emily Fox, from Bath, pleaded guilty at St Albans Crown Court to four counts of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl while in a position...

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Candidate accuses JAMB of issuing him conflicting results

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JAMB Registrar and Chief Executive, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde | credits: File copyA candidate, Lukman Olawale, has accused the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board of issuing him two conflicting results in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. Olawale, who claimed he scored 203 in one of the results and 191 ...

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Soyinka’s works excite literary students

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Wole Soyinka | credits: File copyStudents of the English and Literary Studies from across the country have extolled the writing skills of the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, as he celebrates his 80th birthday. The literary icon, they said, was a mentor ...

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Unemployment: NYSC enlists consulting firm

The war against unemployment in Nigeria has received a boost with the National Youth Service Corps enlisting a firm, Smiles Consulting, to help corps members to secure quality employment after service. With the move, the NYSC would work...

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Filth rules in toilets of some Lagos schools

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Wesley Primary School toilet. | credits: Folashade AdebayoConducive learning environment is still under threat in some public schools in Lagos State, FOLASHADE ADEBAYO writes In an expansive hall inside the premises of Wesley Primary...

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Nigeria needs creative pupils for transformation –Dons

The Head, Department of Economics, University of Lagos, Prof. Ndubisi Nwokoma, and the Coordinator of Chrisland Pre-Degree College, Mrs. Atinuke Agomoh, have identified poor creative skills among pupils as one of the factors slowing the pace of Nigeria’s transformation. They spoke at the 2013/2014 Valedictory Service...

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Controversy surrounds international student recruitment

For some time now, the discussion about whether American colleges coulduse commission-based agents when recruiting students abroad has been the hottest of hot-button issues in international admissions, with each camp staking out fiercely partisan positions. [This is an article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, America’s leading higher...

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Landmark varsity produces 39 first class graduates

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Bishop David OyedepoThe Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State has produced 39 first class graduates out of the 386 students that graduated during the 2013/2014 academic session, the Chancellor, of the institution, Bishop David Oyedepo has said. He also said that...

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Bankole advises students on leadership

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Dimeji BankoleThe former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole, has urged students of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State never to shy away from taking up leadership roles in the society and providing good governance ...

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German agency signs MoU with NUC, others

The German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD, has signed an agreement with the Association of African Universities, Ghana’s National Accreditation Board and the Nigerian National Universities Commission to promote internal quality assurance in higher education in a new project for the West African...

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Education minister resigns over research fraud scandal

Taiwan’s Education Minister Chiang Wei-ling resigned over his links to a researcher whose papers were retracted from an international scientific journal because of alleged fraud. The minister has said he will return to teaching at the National Central University in Jongli...

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Foundation honours Pacelli School for the Blind

A pupil of Pacelli School for the Blind and Partially Sighted, Lagos, Master Kelvin Oladimeji, has been rewarded for his outstanding performance in the school. Oladimeji was awarded the Goddy Jidenma Prize for Excellence during the graduation ceremony of the...

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Ayoola counsels pupils on nation building

Former Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, Justice Emmanuel Ayoola, has charged secondary school pupils to focus on their future as it is the only way to help to build Nigeria of their dreams. Ayoola, who is the chairman, Board of...

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Principal hails staff for school’s success

The Principal of Bols International College, Ipaja, Lagos, Taofeek Kadri, has attributed the achievements of the school to the dedicated members of staff, who, he said, toiled day and night to promote and enhance its status. Kadri said a pupil of the school, Olawunmi Lawal, emerged the ...

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Seedtime trains 120 teachers

Seedtime Foundation, a non-profit organisation, has provided free class displays training for more than 100 teachers from public and private schools in Lagos state. The training was held at the Grange Schools, G.R.A., Ikeja, Lagos, on Saturday. According to the Director of ...

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Enactus equips undergraduates

A non-governmental organisation, Enactus Nigeria, has said it has supported no fewer than 3,500 students from 44 universities to execute projects in 250 communities in ...

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Firm advocates indigenous education, hosts free education expo

Despite the challenges in the country’s education sector, a firm, 3AG has passed a vote of confidence on Nigerian tertiary institutions. In a statement, 3AG said, ‘Despite its many flaws and debilitating facilities, Nigerian institutions have somehow found a way to groom brilliant minds. 3AG believes ...

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Babcock University disowns murdered student

An undergraduate allegedly killed by a guard at a hotel in Ikorodu, Lagos, Miss Busayo Ogunkoya, has been disowned by Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State. Ogunkoya, 22, was reportedly shot dead by Mr. Azeez Ibrahim...

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Ogun teachers protest, lock up TESCOM workers

Scores of secondary school teachers in Ogun State on Thursday stormed the office of the Chairman of the State Teaching Service Commission at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, and staged a peaceful protest. Their grouse was that the state government’s policy had badly affected their careers for ...

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Insecurity: Lagos schools on high alert

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Fashola and EsanFolashade Adebayo’s visit to schools in Lagos shows increased awareness on security matters Schools in Lagos are reviewing their security measures to make pupils and staff safe at all times. This was the findings this week when our correspondent went to some public and private schools in...

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Aviation college facing accommodation problems –Rector

Rector/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Capt. Samuel Caulcrick, has lamented the accommodation problems being faced by the institution. Caulcrick said the “few number of beds” available for students of the college were a limiting factor to pedagogical ...

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Boko Haram masterminded by greedy elements —TETFUND Boss

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Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bagoro | credits: www.blueprint.ngThe Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bagoro, has said that people who are promoting violence to discredit President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration are greedy elements, “bent on edifying...

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Academic technologists warn of fresh crisis in varsities

The National Association of Academic Technologists has called on the Federal Government to immediately initiate the process of re-negotiating the 2009 agreement with the university-based unions, to avert further crisis in the university system. The organisation also frowned at the incessant ...

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Director advocates social skills in preschoolers

The director, Tender Loving School, Ikoyi, Mrs. Olubunmi Egbeyemi, has advocated for the inclusion of social skills for preschoolers. She said, soft skills like toileting, courtesy and manners provide the right foundation for the children to learn. Egbeyemi made this call at TLS Concert and Graduation ceremony...

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Taqwa pupils shine at Dowen’s quiz competition

Pupils of Taqwa Private School have beaten their counterparts in a quiz competition organised for secondary schools in Lagos. The schools that also participated in the competition are: New Hall International School, Al-Aleem Academy, Al-Akeedat Model College, Victoria Island Senior Secondary School, Muslim Children Private School...

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OASIS signs partnership with Cyprus university

The Olawoyin Awosika School of Innovative Studies, Lagos, has signed an agreement as a study partner with the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. With the agreement, OASIS is expected to recruit students in Nigeria for online study programmes. In an ...

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Fight for Nigeria’s growth, Greenspring pupils told

About 160 pupils that graduated from Greenspring School, Lekki, Lagos, have been urged to make the growth of Nigeria their priority. The pupils were also challenged to revive the glory of Nigeria among other African nations. During the graduation ceremony on Monday, some of them displayed their ...

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Ondo to launch 16 new mega schools

The Ondo State Government has said that 16 mega schools are ready for unveiling in its bid to provide greater access to primary and secondary education in the state. The state’s Information Commissioner, Kayode Akinmade, ...

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N53.6bn UBEC intervention funds yet to be accessed –FG

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Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike | credits: File copyThe Federal Government on Thursday raised the alarm that about N53.6 billion has not been accessed by some states under the Universal Basic Education intervention grants. The government however stated that its intervention in tertiary education has greatly improved ...

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