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Fallouts from university town hall meetings

Recently, the Federal Ministry of Education, in conjunction with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, organised zonal town hall meetings for universities in the six geo-political zones. The minister and senior officials of the ministry and parastatals were in attendance, alongside ...

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That NESG summit on education

At the 20th Nigerian Economic Summit, which ended recently, addressing fundamental issues affecting the development of Nigeria’s education sector, took the centre stage. AUGUSTINE OKEZIE examines the major highlights of the education summit The summit, which held between March 18 ...

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… Reiterates commitment to teachers’ welfare

The federal government has reiterated its commitment to the promotion of teacher’ welfare even as it rewarded deserving teachers and school administrators at the just concluded 2013 edition of the President’s Teachers and Schools Excellence Award (PTSEA). The Supervising Minister ...

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RTEAN calls for free, compulsory education

The road transport employers association of Nigeria, (RTEAN),has  called on state holders to wake up to the ideals as well as benefits of free compulsory  education as a panacea to solving Nigeria’s economic woes. The national president of RTEAN, Alhaji ...

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Thinkright Foundation sues for better society

Thinkright Foundation, a Lagos-based non-governmental organisation, has called for attitudinal change that will boost personal, organizational and national development. Speaking at the launch recently, the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the foundation, Mr. Daniel Ukwu said the mission ...

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Wike inaugurates committee on NICT, Uromi

The federal government has inaugurated a six-man committee to oversee the take-off of the newly established, National Institute of Construction Technology, Uromi, in Edo state. Inaugurating the committee in Abuja, the supervising Minister for Education, Barrister Nyeso Wike, reminded the ...

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For a sustainable reading culture

Recently, the Federal Ministry of Education in conjunction with the office of the special assistant to the President on MDGs organised an awareness campaign on reading as part of its grass root mobilisation effort aimed at resuscitation the dying reading ...

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Poly governing councils wade into ASUP strike

Chairmen, governing councils of federal polytechnics have voted to mediate in the dispute between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), with a view to ending the lingering strike action. Chairman of the forum of Polytechnics Governing ...

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IMSUBEB upgrades information unit

The Information unit of the Imo State Universal Basic Education Board (IMSUBEB) in Owerri has been upgraded for efficient dissemination of information and liaison with the general public. The Chairman, of the agency, Mrs Gertrude Oduka, disclosed this  when news ...

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Prof. Obioma’s NERDC and Nigeria’s education

At a recent interactive media chat in Abuja, the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council, Professor Godswill Obioma, did not hide his passion for a transformed and functional education in Nigeria and the Council’s agenda for 2014 ...

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UBEC condemns learning under trees

The Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Alhaji (Dr.) Dikko Suleiman has said that there can’t be a positive result from a pupil that learns under trees. Dr. Suleiman noted this while receiving a delegation from Japan International Cooperation ...

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On 2013 education score card

The supervising Minister of Education, Barrister Nyesom Wike, recently presented the 2013 Annual Education Report, which chronicled the various successes and failures recorded by the ministry in the passing year. AUGUSTINE OKEZIE examines the militating factors that have hindered growth ...

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Repositioning tertiary education

Tertiary education in the country is currently witnessing a turn around, thanks to agitation by staff unions that has attracted massive injection of funds and attention from government, added to the recent change of guard at the helm of higher ...

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Strategic partnership for graduate entrepreneurship

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, (SMEDAN) the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Kaduna State University (KASU) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) targeted at inculcating the spirit of entrepreneurship in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. ...

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Obioma bags another responsibility

Recently, the current Executive Secretary of Education Research and Development Council, (NERDC), Professor Godswill Obioma was elected into the exalted office of president, International Bureau for Education, based in Switzerland. AUGUSTINE OKEZIE examines the rising international profile of the professor, ...

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Utako primary school pupils send SOS to FG

Over 700 pupils at the Local Education Authority, LEA, Utako in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), of the Federal Capital Territory have sent a distress call to president Goodluck Jonathan and the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, to provide ...

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NMC, MPN organise workshop for Maths teachers

THE National Mathematical Centre, in collaboration with Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, the Operator of NNPC/MPN Joint Venture, has organised a workshop in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, for the re-training of Senior Secondary School Mathematics Teachers in the country. According to ...

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Technical and Vocational Education to the rescue

A major milestone in the drive towards the realisation of Nigeria’s four-year strategic Plan, was recorded recently, when the federal government flagged off the construction of vocational schools in the south-south. SIMEONE NWAKUDU examines the import of this educational breakthrough ...

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Education should change behaviour – Obioma

Professor Godswill Obioma is the Executive secretary of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC). In this interview, with AUGUSTINE OKEZIE, he explained the various transformations the Basic Education Sector is currently undergoing. Excerpts: The role of Nigerian Educational ...

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