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NGO Trains Journalists On Conflict Sensitivity Reporting

A Non-Governmental Organization, Search For Common Ground, has commenced a three-day conflict sensitivity training for over 30 journalists in Benue State. The trainers, among other appeals, urged journalists to ensure that their media content proffer solutions to various conflict situations in the State and Nigeria at large. The training tagged “Conflict Sensitivity Training for Journalists” is part of the NGO’s ... Read More »

YABATECH Rector Warns New Students Against Vices

The Rector, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Mr. Femi Omokungbe, on Tuesday read the riot act to 18, 131 new students admitted for the 2018/2019 academic session to face their studies or risk expulsion. Omokungbe, who gave the warning at the matriculation ceremony for the new students, said the college has zero tolerance for any form of indiscipline. He advised ... Read More »

FG Re-Designing Education Curriculum – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osibanjo on Thursday said, Federal Government was re-designing the country’s education curriculum as part of its education road map, and every child would count. Osinbajo said this, while delivering the 23rd Convocation Lecture of the Lagos State University (LASU), during the university’s award of higher degree and postgraduate diploma certificates. The title of the lecture was : ... Read More »

Best Teacher Lauds Award As Maltina Opens Entries For 2019

The 2018 Maltina Teacher of the Year (MTOY) champion, Mr Olasukanmi Opeifa, has described the award organised by the Nigerian Breweries PLc as one of the best and most inclusive awards in the world. Speaking at a press briefing to announce entries for 2019 MTOY at the Civic Centre Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday, Opeifa, an English teacher at the ... Read More »

JAMB, UTME And Our Computer-Age Youth

AFTER weeks of anxious waiting by young Nigerians who participated in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, the Professor Ishaq Oloyede-led Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has finally released results of the 2019 edition of the examination. The examination held from April 11 through 17. Since JAMB raised the bar in its use of computer-age technology in its conduct ... Read More »

JAMB Remits N5bn To Federation Account

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has remitted N5 billion to the Federation Account in 2019. This is against the N8 billion it returned to the government purse last year. JAMB’s Head of Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, confirmed this in an interview yesterday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Benjamin said the government directed the agency to take N2 billion ... Read More »

JAMB Explains Admission Processes With Statistics

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has explained that admissions would be given only to qualified candidates who applied for courses into the various institutions of the country. The board reiterated this in its Vol. 1, No 13 weekly Bulletin of the Office of the Registrar and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in ... Read More »

JAMB De-Registers 14 CBT Centres, As UTME Holds April 11-15

The Joint Admission and Registration Board has de-listed 14 Computer Based Test centres out of the 712 accredited due to infractions such as technical hitch and deceit. Prof. Ishaq Oloyede made this known when he led the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on a visit to some CBT centres in Abuja during the mock examination. Oloyede said that the 698 ... Read More »

Scientists Discover How Mosquitoes Detect Human Sweat

Scientists have known for decades that mosquitoes are attracted to the lactic acid contained in human sweat, but in the era before advanced genetics, the precise mechanism had remained a mystery. Now, a team of researchers at Florida International University have discovered the olfactory receptor that allows the disease-carrying insects to hone in on our odour – and how to ... Read More »

CBN Teaches School Children To Embrace Savings Culture

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday set out to educate school children about money, savings, creating livelihoods and becoming entrepreneurs. Mrs Aisha Ahmad, the CBN Deputy Governor (Financial System Stability),  led some CBN directors to visit some schools within Abuja as part of activities to mark the Global Money Week. The schools visited were the Government Secondary School, ... Read More »