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Expect More Investment In Education, Buhari Assures Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Paris, France, assured Nigerians that allocations to the educational sector will be improved as revenue increases, describing the sector as a major engine for the development of any country. The President, during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Paris, said the about 5 per cent allocation to the sector was inadequate to propel the desired growth for the economy, pointing that United Nations target of 26 per cent remains ideal. “We are currently reviewing investments in the entire infrastructure of the country like…

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Saraki Lauds FG For Adopting Kwara’s 10-year Old Education Policy

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commended the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government for adopting the ‘Every Child Counts’ education policy initiated by his administration 10 years ago, when he was governor of Kwara State. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki applauded the government for keying into his decade-old vision for education reform, which was initiated to resuscitate public education in Kwara State by ensuring an improvement in teaching quality across the state and building strong educational institutions…

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Gov Fayemi Back To Alma Mater, Unites With Christ School Alumni

Arts and Culture Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi with Wife of deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs) Margaret Egbeyemi, examining some works of arts at the Ekiti State Arts, Culture and Talent Fair in Ado-Ekiti…on Saturday.   Christ School 1 Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi with his former School principal at Christ’s School, Pa Reuben Fasoranti; during the School’s Alumni General Congress in Ado-Ekiti….on Saturday. Christ School 2 Ekiti State  Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; his former English Teacher, Mrs. Moni Adamolekun (left) and a former school mate/ Nigerian Ambassador…

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Unilorin Produces 103 First Class As Over 12000 Graduate 

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, on Friday said that the university produced 103 first class students in 2017/2018 academic session. Abdulkareem announced the figure in Ilorin at a press conference to mark the beginning of the 34th convocation ceremonies of the university. According to him, the university will graduate a total of 12,108 students at the convocation to take place on Tuesday. He said that 10,330 would be awarded first degrees and diplomas, while 1,778 would be awarded higher degrees and postgraduate diplomas. The vice-chancellor said that…

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Why We Insist Our Pupils Must Elect Their Captains, Prefects – M.D School

It was fun last week Thursday as M.D Nursery and Primary School, New Oko Oba, Lagos conducted elections to elect class captains and other school perfects. The Head of School, Olushola Akaiso, stated that the era where teachers just pick pupils to be in charge of a particular position has become outdated since the pupils needed to be involved in the process of selecting their leaders. Akaiso said this will enable them hone their skills of public speaking, confidence and also teach them the ability to compete. Akaiso revealed that…

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Nation’s Economy ‘ll Grow Through Vocational, Technical  Acquisition-Rector 

Rector of the Kwara State Polytechnic, Alhaji Mashood Elelu has said there can be no strong economy in a country until skills acquisition among its citizens is giving good priority by the government. This, according to him, is best done through vocational and Technical Education even for the girl-child which would guide towards building a sustainable economy. Speaking at the opening of Women in Technical Education and Employment (WITED), National Coordinating Committee (NCC) meeting on the campus of the polytechnic Elelu said that the Federal Government has set up a…

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NUC Approves First PhD Programme For Caleb University

  ….. Eight Other Degree Courses   The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the first Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) programme and eight other degree programmes for Caleb University, Imota, Lagos. The university’s spokesman, Mr Elvis Otobo, said that NUC had given approval for the university to run a doctorate degree in Architecture, making it the first Ph.D programme approved for the institution. Otobo said that the NUC also approved that the university run a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, Christian Religious Studies, Bachelor in Education Guidance and Counselling, Bachelor…

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Sexual Harassment: LASU Confirms Dismissal Of 3 Lecturers

The Lagos State University (LASU) on Tuesday confirmed the dismissal of three of its academic staff for sexual harassment and misconduct.   The university’s spokesman, Mr Ademola Adekoya, said the institution’s Governing Council took the decision at its 119th Statutory Meeting on Oct 4, as recommended by the Joint Council/Senate (Academic) Disciplinary Committee.   Adekoya named the affected staff as Dr Sunkanmi Odubunmi, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Dr Ajani Ogunwande, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry.   “Also, Dr Emmanuel Gbeleyi, Lecturer II, Department of Anatomy, Lagos State University College…

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FG Denies Increase In Universities Tuition Fees

The Federal Ministry of Education on Wednesday debunked the news trending on social media that the Federal Government had approved the hike in tuition fees of Nigerian universities to N350,000. The Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Sonny Echono, made the clarification at a symposium in Abuja. Echono, who said the Federal Government was not planning to increase tuition fees, urged Nigerians to remain calm on the issue. The symposium has its theme: “The Right to Education means the Right to a Qualified Teacher’’. “The Federal Government did not and…

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Covenant University Breaks Into World Ranking, Now Nigeria’s Best

Nigeria’s best private university, Covenant, on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, took a leap to the upper reaches of history by becoming the highest ranked Nigerian university in the prestigious world universities ranking of the Times Higher Education (THE). The (THE) is the body behind the world’s most influential university ranking, and with almost five decades of experience as a source of analysis and insight on higher education. Its data and benchmarking tools are used by many of the world’s most prestigious universities to help them achieve their strategic goals. According…

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