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National Essay Competition: UBA Foundation calls for entries

  The UBA Foundation is now accepting entries for this year’s edition of the National Essay Competition.   The first prize for the competition is a N2 million educational grant for the winner to study in any African university of his or her choice, a 100 per cent increase from N1million, which was awarded last year, while the second and ... Read More »

13.2 million Nigerian children now out of school – UBEC

The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, has said that the population of Nigeria’s out-of-school children has increased from 10.5 million to at 13.2 million. The UBEC Executive Secretary, Dr Hammid Bobboyi, stated this in Abuja on Thursday during a United Nations Children’s Fund briefing on out-of-school children. Bobboyi, who was represented by the Director of Social Mobilisation, Bello Kaigara, said ... Read More »

Kaduna Govt recruits PhD holder as primary school teacher

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mallam Ja’afaru Sani, said the government has recruited additional 13,606 qualified primary school teachers, including a PhD holder in the state. Sani said the exercise marked the completion of the 25,000 vacancy announced after the sack of the 22,000 unqualified teachers in the state in January, this year. The Commissioner also ... Read More »

Lancaster University honours Valentine Ozigbo, MD/CEO Transcorp Hotels

The Managing Director/Chief Executive, Transcorp Hotels Plc, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, was on Friday conferred the award of a Distinguished Alumni of the Lancaster University. The award was conferred on him at a special convocation ceremony of the university held at its Ghana Campus.   The University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mark Smith, who spoke during the event, praised Ozigbo for his ... Read More »

Maritime Blueprint Competition: Bowen, UNILAG, EKSU emerge winners

Bowen University, Iwo; University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Ekiti State University (EKSU), have emerged winners of the Maritime Blueprint Competition in which law students from six universities participated. The competition, sponsored by SIFAX Group, is one of the activities of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference, which is in its third edition and held in partnership with the Maritime Forum ... Read More »

Youths raze police station over killing of student by SARS

A police station in Osun State, was on Friday, set ablaze by irate youth after an official of the Police allegedly shot dead a young student in the area. Some angry youths in the Iwo area of Osun State, have on Friday, set the police station ablaze in the town over the alleged shooting of an undergraduate student, Tunde Nofiu, ... Read More »

6 OAU students suspended over cultism

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has announced the suspension of six students of the institution over alleged involvement in cultism. A statement issued on Wednesday in Osogbo by the university’s Registrar, Mrs Margaret Omosule, said the suspended students confirmed their membership of secret cults after police investigation. According to Omosule, the school management on July 2 ... Read More »

Plateau offers permanent appointments to 4,850 ad-hoc teachers

The Plateau government has offered permanent appointments to 4,850 ad hoc teachers engaged in 2016, Prof Mathew Sule, Executive Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has confirmed. Sule told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos that their appointments would take effect from Sept. 1. “The conversion of their appointments to permanent status is part of ... Read More »

WAEC, others explain poor candidates’ performance in WASSCE 2018

Stakeholders in the education sector have explained why more than half of candidates who sat this year’s April\May West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) failed the examination. This year’s performance with 923,486 (representing 49.98%) out of the total 1,572,396 candidates who sat the examination and obtained credits and above in at ... Read More »