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Only 20% of Nigerian children can read after primary school — World Bank

A new World Bank report released this week says only about 20 per cent of young Nigerian adults, who have completed primary education, can read. The World Development Report 2018: ‘Learning to Realize Education’s Promise’ was co-launched in Abuja by the World Bank Group, the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Federal Ministry of Education on Tuesday. The report calls ... Read More »

Nigerians react as parents pay for British accent for children

Nigerians on twitter reacted to reports that parents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) pay extra fees for their children to learn British accent. The story by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), which broke out on Monday, sparked a conversation on Twitter around the social implications of the trend. Classes in the schools go for cumulative prices between N10, ... Read More »

Oloyede satisfied as 211,000 UTME candidates write mock exam

Ahead of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, billed to commence on March 6, the Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board,JAMB,Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has expressed hope that the exercise would experience significant improvement over previous ones. His confidence in the forthcoming examination was sequel to the successful conduct of a mock examination, Monday, across the country which he supervised ... Read More »

‘Only one school was shut in Yewa over herdsmen’

Stakeholders in Yewa North, Ogun State, have debunked claims that 30 primary schools were shut in Yewa North, following attacks by herdsmen, saying only one primary school was shut. The stakeholders made the remark at a meeting which had in attendance traditional rulers, representatives of primary schools in Ketu Local Council Development Area, LCDA, in Yewa North, Ogun State, and ... Read More »

Yobe parents threaten to withdraw their wards from school

Parents of kidnapped school girls in Dapchi, headquarters of Bursari Local Government Area of Yobe State have threatened to withdraw their children from Government Girls Science Technical School to safer schools. Anger erupted in a town in remote northeast Nigeria on February 22 after officials fumbled to account for scores of schoolgirls from the college who locals say have been ... Read More »

Plateau govt sacks 747 teachers

The Plateau State government has sacked 747 primary school teachers. The government also announced the reinstatement of 141 teachers disengaged earlier. Some of the teachers who lost their jobs are among those who failed to tender the minimum teaching qualification certificates as required by the state’s Teaching Service Commission. The Chairman of the state’s Universal Basic Education, Mathew Sule, made ... Read More »

JAMB to collaborate with EFCC on corruption

THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will collaborate effectively with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in the fight against corruption. The Registrar of the Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede stated this on Tuesday in Abuja when the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu visited the board in Bwari, Abuja. Oloyede, while appreciating the Commission ... Read More »

Nigeria Senate to probe low remittance by JAMB before 2016

The Senate, on Wednesday, resolved to investigate the low remittance by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) into the federation account before 2016. Meanwhile the resolution was sequel to the adoption of a motion under matter of urgent public importance, moved by Sen. Dino Melaye. Moving the motion, Melaye said that JAMB before 2016 paid into the federation account ... Read More »

Make Ibe Kachikwu substantive petroleum minister, NANS urges President Buhari

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Zone B, has told President Muhammadu Buhari to disengage himself from the Ministry of Petroleum Resources as Minister and make Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu substantive Minister following the lingering fuel scarcity in the country. NANS held that “Buhari’s pseudo heading of the Petroleum Ministry has presented an uncertainty in the petroleum industry, and we ... Read More »

Kidnapping: Ambode orders Legionnaires to take over security in Lagos schools

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday, ordered Legionnaires to take over security in schools across the state as part of efforts to curb frequent kidnapping of students in Lagos schools. The governor, who spoke during the launch of the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem and Appeal Fund at the Government House, Alausa, Ikeja, said that the development would ensure the safety ... Read More »