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UNIABUJA appoints registrar

The governing council of the University of Abuja has at the end of its extra ordinary meeting announced the appointment of Mrs. Rifkatu Hoshen Swanta as the new Registrar. Until her appointment, Mrs. Swanta, age 51,who is a graduate of ...

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Shekarau and the burden of strike

Speaking during   a recent official visit to federal government-owned institutions in Lagos State the minister confidently declared that the education sector will never witness any form of industrial action. AUGUSTINE OKEZIE examines the assurance against the backdrop of restive unions ...

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Heritage Bank launches SkoolBank Programme

By Augustine Okezie Abuja Heritage Bank has launched HB SkoolBank, a new value proposition targeted at education sector stakeholders ranging from school owners, parents and students across different levels. The new proposition is developed to improve the education system, support ...

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As Wike bids Education Ministry goodbye…

At a farewell meeting with heads of parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Education yesterday, Minister of state for Education, Nyesom Wike, told his audience he was leaving the ministry for politics in his native Rivers state.  AUGUSTINE OKEZIE takes ...

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More garlands for Wike

Monday September 29th is expected to herald a historic recognition for the current Minister of State for Education, Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike with his investiture as Commander of the Order of the Niger, by President Jonathan, AUGUSTINE OKEZIE takes a ...

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Otuoke varsity students go on rampage

Recently, students of President Jonathan’s home town university at Otuoke went on rampage demanding the removal of the vice chancellor, Prof Mobolaji Aluko. AHERHOKE OKIOMA was there and reports.   The gate of the federal university Otuoke, the home town ...

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UNIABUJA from the brinks

Most stakeholders and keen observers on the unfolding events in the University of Abuja are undivided that the beleaguered institution is gradually coming back from the brinks since the emergence of the current Vice Chancellor Prof. Michael Adikwu. AUGUSTINE OKEZIE ...

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As Ebola war reaches out to schools

Federal Government on Tuesday suspended the resumption of both public and private primary and secondary schools in the country till October 13, 2014, as part of the ongoing putsch to stem the ravaging Ebola virus. AUGUSTINE OKEZIE takes a critical ...

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Celebrating the Nigerian teacher

During the recent launch of a book titled My Teacher, My Hero, authored by Mrs Claris Ujam, the Nigerian teacher was highly celebrated as a strong metaphor for the nation’s transformation. AUGUSTINE OKEZIE takes a look at the heroic efforts ...

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Between NERDC and its mandate

Recently, the chief executive of Nigeria Education Research and Development Council (NERDC), Professor Godswill Obioma, while welcoming members of the House Committee on Education who were on oversight visit to his office, lamented the inability of the agency to effectively ...

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WAEC: Mass failure too many

As controversy continues to trail the recently released 2014 WAEC results, AUGUSTINE OKEZIE writes that undertaking an effective remediation, rather than apportioning blames, will save the nation from the present quagmire Announcing the release of the results in Lagos recently, ...

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As Imo marine varsity comes on stream

 A year ago, the Imo state government announced the establishment of the first ever Marine University in Africa situated at Ose-motto, Ogula local government area of the state, close to the federal government-funded seaport and naval base project sites. CHIDIEBERE ...

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A cry from Ishiagu

As the nation steadily marches towards food sufficiency, some institutions in the education sector are playing key roles in this direction. RAPHAEL EDE examines the contributions of one of such institutions, the College of Education, Ishiagu, in Enugu state The ...

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Stakeholders brainstorm to fight unemployment

By Linda Nduwugwe A stakeholders ‘sensitization forum, codenamed NASE coordinator’s retreat on entrepreneurship week, has held in Abuja, with a primary focus on how to incorporate entrepreneurship in students’ curriculum in other to help fight the rising unemployment in Nigeria. ...

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As Polys and COEs come alive…

As academic activities begin to pick up in the polytechnics and colleges of education nationwide as a result of the suspension of the industrial actions by ASUP and COEASU respectively, AUGUSTINE OKEZIE examines the issues that caused the strike Announcing ...

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For jamb, it’s a new beginning

During the recently held combined policy meetings on admissions into degree, NCE and national diploma awarding institutions hosted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Abuja, far reaching decisions including the pegging of the cut off points, the ...

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Wike commissions Abia JAMB office

The supervising minister of Education, Barr Nyesom Wike has commissioned the Abia state office of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB in Mgbarakuma, Ubakala in Umuahia South local Government area. Speaking on the occasion, Wike expressed President  Jonathan’s gratitude ...

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